Adobe Celebrates the world’s cheesiest stock photos by sticking them on T-Shirts

We’ve all seen something that’s so bad it’s brilliant. For example, stock photos. You know the ones I’m talking about – the kind that features carefully set-up situations showing things like “smiling woman using computer in office,” or “well-dressed man smiles at phone,” or, maybe “man smiles for no reason eating an apple.”

It’s fair to say that these photos are so corny that they make some of your dad’s jokes look like they were carefully curated by comedy geniuses, especially as some of the images have the ability to provoke grimaces of discomfort among creative people who are looking to use specific photos in their latest projects.

To celebrate the existence of these infamous snaps, and to promote their own brand spanking new stock service, Adobe has recently selected a few of its favourites and decided to print them on clothing and other apparel!

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Custom Stag Party T-Shirts

A stag night, stag party or stag do – however you want to name it, it’s the infamous rite of passage that every groom must endure before taking the plunge from bachelorhood into marital life.

Often the occasion is dubbed “the last night of freedom”, a stag party is designed to be an unforgettable event which is enjoyed by a man who is about to tie the knot in the company of his best friends and comrades.

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Such a magnanimous occasion takes careful consideration and, typically, several hours, days, weeks and maybe even months to plan it correctly. It also depends on the calibre of the best man and the wedding party which has been selected by the groom. Any best man or wedding party which is worth their salt will make the stag do their life’s mission to provide the groom with the best night of their life, whether he remembers it is not really their concern as he will be forced to enjoy himself.

Planning and organising a stag party takes a lot of consideration such as choosing the location (whether you stay close to home or go abroad). In today’s modern age, budget airlines such as Ryan Air make it quite affordable to plan a stag as a mini-holiday. popular destinations include Krakow, Dublin, and Riga. These destinations are then closely followed by Prague, Amsterdam, Bratislava, Budapest and Barcelona.

But as many will undoubtedly tell you – where you throw your stag is only half of the fun!

There are of course other considerations that you have to take into account which involve the events and the activities which you’ll be undertaking throughout the duration of your stag event. These will include what to do during the day and throughout the night until everyone passes out through alcohol consumption goes to sleep. Popular activities typically include the likes of knocking back copious amounts of alcohol, gambling, and strippers other forms of adult entertainment. Cough.

Furthermore, any stag party wouldn’t be complete without properly humiliating the groom. The severity of such roastings are up to the wedding party to decide, but one you realise that the sky’s the limit and creativity is the key  – you’ll soon think of the best way to do this. Besides which, how many times do you receive a free pass to embarrass your mate? Thought so.

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The groom should be forced to dress in a funny costume and the stag group so all get T-Shirts of the groom in an embarrassing situation printed.

Yep, that means that the last and final ingredient for any successful stag party is printed stag T-Shirts – but I’m sure you already knew that.

The chances of memories from the event being fuzzy, are relatively high. So having T-Shirts knocked up to commemorate the party is a great idea. Call it a souvenir if you will.

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Custom printed T-Shirts will give yous tag party a legitimate look and it will provide everyone who attends the event a keepsake for them to remember years to come. Another benefit of printed T-Shirts is that it gives you a warning of the carnage that may definitely will occur. It can also help eliminate any guess work from the missing person’s report…

I will soon be writing a list of my favourite stag party T-Shirts – so make sure that you stay tuned and if you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments below.

 

The top 5 customisation ideas for Freshers Week!

Freshers Week is creeping up on us once again and students from all corners of the UK are preparing themselves to leave their parents, cooked dinners and having their clothes washed for them and be thrust into the big, bad world of responsibility. This time of year presents various different opportunities to get custom printed clothing and accessories.

Whether you’re looking for printed Freshers T-Shirts, pens, or even condom foils (seriously), if you want to be the fashion guru on campus or if you’re looking to be immortalised in stories which are passed around campus many years after your graduation – take some advice from me and read below my top 5 customisation ideas for this years Freshers Week.

1. CUSTOM BAR CRAWL T-SHIRTS:

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Year after year, there’s an increase in printed T-Shirts that stems from groups of students who want their gang to go out on a night wearing their group’s colours. These groups vary between lads and ladies who are looking to spend their weekly food budget on having the best night(s) of the year – also known as the Legendary Freshers Pub Crawl.

The designs range from the simple to the artistic, with many people opted for names and numbers in football style letting on the back combined with humorous quotes on the front. Don’t worry about using rude phrases or naughty pictures – I’m sure that they’ve all been used before.

2.: CUSTOMISED NOVELTY ITEMS:

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If you have a dream of being known as the campus’s Stifmeister then there’s no better way than spending your opening week walking around halls with a pocket stuffed full of custom printed condoms!

OK, so this might not be your ‘thing’, but getting other personalised accessories may just be right up your street.

Personalised accessories such as key chains, lanyards, tote bags, pens, rucksacks or even condom foils are actually not as uncommon as many people think. You might also feel like having your gear personalised might protect your belongings from the campus klepto, or you might think that it’ll help you achieve that legendary status that you’ve always dreamed of.

3: FOR THE ARTY TYPES:

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For many, showing off is a pastime. This is also the case for the arty types who love nothing more than donning their colourful scarf and sipping their cappuccino lovingly in the hope that they’ll be admired by many for their deep-thinking and their unique fashion sense.

Designers, artists and even psychology students from all around the UK will get Freshers T-Shirts printed in the hope that their designs make them the talk of the campus.

Joking aside, over the years, I’ve seen many-a-well-designed T-Shirt. Whether it’s a fairly simple design for yourself, or if you’re looking to earn some extra ££ by created a batch of mixed sizes and selling them during Freshers Week – just image all of that extra money for beer….err, I mean textbooks…..No, I actually did mean beer.

4: SPORTS CLUBS:

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The first few weeks are the best time to join one of the many sports teams or other clubs that are available. If you’re not the sporty type then there’s always the chess club?

Either way, each year printed sports kits are more and more popular showing off the team’s new badge. With recent cutbacks this has become more difficult though as theirs a large possibility that your university can’t afford to provide all of the kits for free (that’s if they can even supply them at all). Fear not my dear students! You can get excellent printed sports kits for a great price with no minimum order quantity as well.

5: BAND T-SHIRTS:

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Students forming their own bands is incredibly common. Whether you’re starting out for fun, or if you’re a serious musician with dreams of hitting the big time – there has been many university formed bands who go on to make successful careers within the music industry.

As a student band, it’s not easy to gain and grow a following but one of the best and quickest ways to develop some loyal fans and advertising is to get some printed band merchandise created.

Whether you’re a folk band, heavy metal band, or if you believe that you can be the next Spice Girls – printed T-Shirts are actually one of the best ways to reach a wider audience as the wear of the T-Shirts is actually promoting your band for you.

These are my top 5 ideas for getting custom gear made for Freshers Week if you have any other ideas, let me know in the comments below!

The 90’s are back! And it’s reclaiming the T-Shirt

Fashion does circles. This is something that I’ve been told time and time again.

Something that is currently in fashion, will soon be out of fashion and then it’ll be back in fashion.

One thing that has been in style for years but is making a huge comeback in recent times is the humble T-Shirt.

By this, I mean that casual T-Shirts seem have taken over the runways of some of the biggest labels, including the likes of Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. Unlike recent times, the T-Shirts aren’t in-your-face, loud designs. Instead, it seems that fashions favorite T-Shirts these days are more sophisticated.

Take, for example, Vetements. The brand has recently released their popular yellow and red DHL T-Shirts for their Spring 2016 collection. What’s more, they completely sold out of these T-Shirts – even with a $330 (£250) price tag!

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Since the release, knockoffs were being sold on sites such as Ebay for a much more cost-effective £10.

Since then, they’ve gone on to add American T-Shirt manufacturer Hanes to their growing list of collaborators. Even Gucci is getting in on the act by showing off logo tees in their recent resort collection.

It seems that this trend isn’t just limited to the runway either. One of the most popular trends this summer is slip dresses that are styled on a basic T-Shirt. Justin Bieber T-Shirts are also selling as part of his tour merchandise at Barneys in New York.

T-Shirts haven’t always been a coveted garment inside a woman’s wardrobe. The modern day T-Shirt has an unfashionable great grandfather: a men’s underwear staple from the early 1900’s. By the 1950’s, T-Shirts with university and rock band logos had made their way into the mainstream – helping to grow the popularity of T-Shirts in general.

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The reason for this resurgence isn’t fully known, however, it’s believed that the cyclical nature of the fashion industry has impacted this. Labels are believed to be offering more consumer-friendly clothing by adding practical and mass-produced clothing to their lineup.

“We’re seeing a return to the sensibility of the ’90’s, which was the last time logo mania was everywhere,” Stephanie Solomon, the fashion director at Lord and Taylor, recently said in an interview. “It was also a time when there was an upheaval in fashion, [simlar to] now with the changing of the guard with Demna Gvasalia at Vetements and Balenciaga and Alessandro Michele at Gucci. Part of the fashion uniform then was the logo tee and showing belief in the brand’s values by wearing it. Today, everyone’s reasserting their brand fidelities.”

The T-Shirt, for many, is a gateway item as it opens up the demographics for each brand. “These T-Shirts are usually the most inexpensive thing in designer collections,” Solomon added. “[Women are] buying into the brand at their opening price point. The customer is making a statement that she’s aligned with the brand.”

The best part about the trend: You probably have some form of it in your closet already! “The trend has no age boundaries – it resonates at all age groups – and price isn’t necessarily going to be a restriction.” It’s a piece of timeless fashion that’s now being claimed by high-end designers, yet it’s completely accessible to everyone.

What could possibly be better than that?

One trend that never seems to go away though is creating your own unique T-Shirts. This gives you the freedom to create high-street style designs that are completely unique – meaning that you won’t see anyone else wearing them as you walk down the high street.

If you’re looking for T-Shirt printing in the UK, then Garment Printing is the perfect choice, they offer excellent personalisation techniques, excellent pricing and super fast delivery on all of their orders.

So if you’re looking to get your own T-Shirts knocked up for the summer (or the autumn, winter or spring) then head on over to their website and start creating your own custom T-Shirts quickly and easily.

Justin Bieber sells old Marilyn Manson merch as his own for a cool profit.

Merchandise is one of the biggest revenue streams for any music artist. Whether you’re a band that’s starting out, or if you’re an established artist, creating merch to sell to your adoring fans can generate the funds that you need to keep doing what you love to do.

Creating your own designs is where it gets difficult, having to sit there and come up with different designs which you think that your fans will love can be daunting, difficult and frustrated.

How can you overcome this? Rob someone else’s and sell it as your own of course!

It seems that Justin Bieber has decided to do this by selling an old Marilyn Manson T-shirt as his own merchandise at the high-end department store, Barney’s, in New York.

The T-shirt features Manson’s face printed on to the front with the name altered to spell “Mar1lyn Man50n”. The biggest difference comes when you flip the T-shirt round as on the back it features the world “BIGGER THAN SATAN – BIEBER” with the Bieber part being written in a Goth Metal font.

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On a recent Instagram post, Jerry Lorenzo (Bieber’s merchandise designer) explained how Manson had given him permission to ‘reinterpret’ his old T-shirts:

“Thank you Marilyn Manson for signing off on the ‘Bigger Than Satan’ JB T-shirt. Thanks for understanding our approach and reinterpreting your vision. I never would of thought that printing on my vintage T-shirt collection would take me this far.”

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While Bieber is selling his own Manson merch, it appears that Manson is showing his love for Bieber as well after being spotted wearing a Justin Bieber tee while he was on tour back in February. Bieber also posted a selfie of him and Manson on his Instagram page during a night out in Los Angeles back in March.

If you’re thinking of getting your own JB/Manson merch, you can get the redesigned tee for a mere £148 (that’s only £130 more than the original Manson T-Shirt would have cost you!).

Manson has also recently announced that his new album ‘Say10’ will be released on Valentine’s Day in 2017.

The 10 most expensive T-Shirts

So, you may have seen an article I wrote about the most expensive T-Shirt in the world. In this article, I spoke about a T-Shirt from Bungie game Destiny which originally appeared as though it would cost and eye-watering $777,772.77 for a T-Shirts.

As it transpired, this wasn’t the most expensive T-Shirt in the world as a massive discount was applied if you completed certain challenges within the game. But, this got me thinking about what the most expensive T-Shirt actually is. I mean, T-Shirts are cool and they can make a statement but surely, there’s a limit which people will pay for a T-Shirt right? apparently, wrong.

Here’s a list of the 10 most expensive T-Shirts that I found being sold on eBay. I should state that with these T-Shirts they are actually collectors items so it’s not just someone looking to make quick money by selling a grubby T-Shirt online.

10.

Michael Jackson Thriller baseball shirt: $1,000

Michael Jackson – a hero to many, the Prince of pop, a tragic loss. All these things come to mind when talking about Michael Jackson (at least for his music abilities).

When it comes to memorabilia, there are many fans who would love to purchase a vintage Michael Jackson baseball shirt but the downside is that not everyone would be able to afford it – especially when the T-Shirt is priced at a whopping $1,000 (£770.24 by today’s exchange rate) on eBay.

9.

Iron Maiden 1980 British tour shirt: $1,050

If you were an Iron Maiden fan and was a festival goer in the 80’s you may remember Iron Maiden’s British tour of 1980. Unfortunately, due to the small fact of not being born until 1985, I wasn’t able to attend.

However, if I wanted to get myself a memento from the tour I could splash our a pricey $1050 (£808.60) to remind me of what I missed out on.

8.

David Bowie 1976 film shirt: $2,000

This year was tragic for the music industry as we’ve lost a number of legends. As a big Bowie fan, the T-Shirt above does have a certain appeal to me, although, I must admit it’s not the best Bowie T-Shirt that I’ve seen.

What’s more, I find the $2,000 (£1,540.85) a bit of a stumbling block as well – looks like I’m going to have to miss out on this particular design.

7.

The Runaways 1977 tour shirt: $2,000

1977, the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, the Ford Fiesta went on sale in the UK and it was cool to have fluorescent kisses dotted all around your favourite ‘The Runways’ T-Shirt.

2016, the year of BREXIT, England losing to Iceland in the Euro’s and the year it’ll cost you $2,000 (£1,540.85) to buy a ‘The Runways’ T-Shirt with pink fluorescent kisses dotted all over it.

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New York Dolls album shirt (1973): $2,500

This T-Shirt was originally purchased back in 1973 so it does have the vintage and retro angle on its side. However, does this mean that a price tag of $2,500 (£1926.49) is justifiable? Unlikely.

That’s the price that an eBay user was selling this class New York Dolls T-Shirt for. The unique design of a woman bending over may be more questionable today that it was back then, however, even the most hardened of Dolls fan would struggle to afford this.

5.

Pink Floyd 1971 Relics album shirt: $3,000

What do you get if you cross a yellow T-Shirt with a rather weird design on the front? $3,000 (£2,311.70) apparently. That’s what one eBayer was charging customers who were interested in Pink Floyd’s 1971 Relics album T-Shirt.

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The Who 1973 staff shirt: $6,000

In 1973, The Who played a concert in Chicago where they gave their event staff the above T-Shirts which seemed like a nice gesture at the time.

I don’t think anyone expected that these T-Shirts would eventually go on sale for $6,000 (£4,625.23)! A nice bonus for the staff there!

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Woodstock 1969 festival shirt: $10,000 (on 'sale' for $7K)

This Woodstock 1969 T-Shirt represents a fantastic bargain, OK, maybe not but a $3,000 discount isn’t to be sniffed at.

The only problem is that this T-Shirt had an original asking price of $10,000! That bargain doesn’t look quite so good now does it?

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Led Zeppelin 1979 Knebworth concert shirt: $10,000

For this T-Shirt I have to give a tip of the hat to by dad as he is the reason why I listened to Led Zep when I was younger so for this reason, I’m pretty sure he’d appreciate this T-Shirt which was created back in 1979 when Led Zepplin played in Knebworth.

The only problem is that I don’t have a whole lotta cash to afford the $10,000 price.

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The Beatles 1966 Butcher cover t-shirt: $20,000

OK, The Beatles are quite possibly my favourite all-time band. There’s not a song that they’ve done which I don’t like, but even I’d draw the line at paying $20,000 to buy a T-Shirt.

The seller on this item claimed that she got it from someone who claims to have received it from John Lennon himself. To pay that much money for a T-Shirt I hope she got proof of this! Especially as the advertising picture show’s a dirty T-Shirt which looks as though it’s been laid on a driveway – for $20,000 you’d think it would be kept in better condition!

Top 50 T-Shirts of all time: 30-21

In this post, I’m going to get my top T-Shirts of all time down to the final 20. In the last post, we saw some great entries which could have easily got into the top 20 but I think that the T-Shirts below all have something else which helped to set them apart.

Read on below to see the list from 30-21 and, as always, let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree.

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