17 March 2011 ~ 2 Comments

The T-Shirt Lifecycle [Infographic]

A lot of people, of the course of their lifetime, accumulate quite a lot of t-shirts. And, whether they realize it or not, they inevitably categorize their collection of tees by purposes, uses, and perceived value. Think about it. Some shirts we may only wear when we’re doing yard work or painting. Other shirts may only be used for sleeping in, never to be seen in public. Still, another shirt could be a prized possession–perhaps from a tour of your favorite band or a rare find at a vintage clothing store.

Nick Foster, from the design blog Sleeping In My Head, has created an infographic entitled “The T-Shirt Lifecycle” that beautifully illustrates his own subconscious categorization of his t-shirt collection. Click here to visit his blog to see the high-res version of the image below.

The T-Shirt Lifecycle

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28 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

This day in history…

Twenty eight years ago today, the final episode of the TV Series M*A*S*H set the record for the most watched episode in US television history with 105.97 million viewers.  This record was not suprassed until 2010 by Super Bowl XLIV.

According to Wikipedia, “Stories persist that the episode was seen by so many people that, during the commercial breaks of the episode, the New York City Sanitation/Public Works Department reported that the plumbing systems had broken down in some parts of the city.”

M*A*S*H won a total of 14 Emmy’s during its eleven-year run, and it’s influence on pop culture endures today. Though the show ended twenty-eight years ago on February 28th, 1983, references to M*A*S*H are found in That 70s Show, Family Guy, Futurama, The Simpsons and Scrubs. The M*A*S*H logo spoof continues to be a popular t-shirt design for military-themed sorority and fraternity parties, birthday parties and other military themed events.

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07 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Design Contest Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Brian Nichols of Eluded Media for winning our recent design contest! As winner of the contest, Brian will enjoy 15% off his next order and bragging rights forever! Check out the video spotlighting his winning design!

For more BlueCotton videos, check out our YouTube channel.

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10 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

New Design Contest!

Interested in a substantial discount on your next order? Then enter our latest design contest on our Facebook page! Watch the video below for all the details on how to enter your design!

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09 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Design of the Week (01.09.09)

Design of the Week (01.01.09)

Congratulations to Barth Root for being our Design of the Week winner!

Barth’s use of symmetry, simple one-color shapes, and a monochromatic color-scheme come together to create a very visually-interesting design without going overboard on color and complexity.

For his efforts, Barth will be receiving a special coupon code for a discount on his next purchase from BlueCotton.com!

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12 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Design of the Week (12.12.08)

Design of the Week (12.12.08)

Congratulations to Jill Bonavia for being our Design of the Week winner!

Jill makes an excellent use of the Design Studio’s layering capabilities to create a sense of depth in her design.  The greek-style building feels as if it is off in the distance, and is being observed through the wreath.

For her efforts, Jill will be receiving a special coupon code for a discount on her next purchase from BlueCotton.com!

Due to the upcoming holidays, this will be the last BlueCotton Design of the Week for 2008.  We will resume beginning January 9, 2009.  Happy holidays!

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