Thread’s Not Dead: The Designer’s Guide to the Apparel Industry
$9 – $62
The essential strategy guide for dominating the t-shirt design business. Learn the secrets and strategies used by the most successful clothing brands. Start your own clothing company and become the next Mark Ecko, Obey, or Johnny Cupcakes! Available in deluxe hardcover, eBook, and audiobook. Includes over 60 mb of bonus files to help get you started designing killer t-shirts.
Learn how to dominate the graphic tee business and become the next legendary t-shirt designer. Live the dream! The book is beautifully designed and features 232 stunning pages chock-full of vibrant artwork and t-shirt design inspiration.
I wrote Thread’s Not Dead in 2011 while working at Go Media, one of the pioneering design firms involved in the indie t-shirt boom from 2006-2015. Written just over a decade ago (ancient history in internet years), trends have evolved and some of the links may no longer work (if you need help with a link, email me). But the general ideas and principles remain the same.
In many ways it’s even easier to start a clothing brand today, but you’ll need to adapt to current trends and technologies. Pick up this book to learn the fundamentals, insider secrets, and tools of the trade. Enjoy an authentic account of what it was like back then and how you can apply these pearls of wisdom to today’s scene.
Author of Thread’s Not Dead
For artists, designers, and entrepreneurs
Whether you want to do freelance design or start your own clothing line, this book has you covered. My goal is to help you create a popular and successful business. Key topics include design, freelancing, band merchandise, personal branding, marketing, sales, printing & production, retail, business strategy, and e-commerce.
Table of Contents
An Artist with a Dream
Designing for Tees
Design Techniques & Tutorials
Printing & Production
Branding & Marketing
Sales & Fulfillment
Conclusions & Next Actions
Case Studies & Interviews
HARDCOVER: 232 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
AUDIOBOOK: 4 hours, MP3
eBOOK: PDF format
60 MB of Bonus Files
Stock Vectors and Textures
T-Shirt Mockup Templates
Photoshop Actions and Brushes
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