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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT - TEES BY ALEX

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“ I have been working with the team at The Tshirt Mill for over 3 years now, They’re unbelievably good at what they do and I’d recommend them to anyone needing a project done big or small. Incredibly easy to work, highly experienced and knowledgable on anything and everything about printing plus they’re all the nicest people you’ll ever meet!”
‘I started my store on the couch watching a movie, I was drawing fried eggs and other assorted foods and photocopied them into photoshop and used the paint bucket tool to darken the lines and started uploading the designs to a website and friends from school started buying the tees and from that I eventually started studying Graphic Design, realised I was doing everything wrong. I then got pretty into Instagram and designed my second official range of tees and printed my samples with you guys! I shot a look book with my sister and voila! it all started from there. Now I try bring out a new range every year. :)’

After starting her own t-shirt la…

Graphic Design trends to get those creative juices FLOWIN'

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For most, the hardest part of creative design is the idea generation. Once you get past that roadblock, the designs just keep on'a comin!

To make it easier for you, the guys at Creative Market, have come up with a cool infographic showcasing the graphic design trends of 2016.


Once that lightbulb in your head is burning bright, head to our DYO competition and get your great ideas onto a tee!



Happy Halloween from The Tshirt Mill

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Whilst Halloween isn't our most celebrated day here in Australia, it definitely seems to be getting more traction each year. 
And I'm not talking about kids showing up at our front door asking for lollies, it seems more and more people are throwing Halloween themed parties and the costumes really are something else. 

Driven by Hollywood A listers throwing extravagant parties and putting some serious coin into their costumes and sharing them across Insta, naturally, you and I are now interested in doing the same! 
So, with thanks to Pop Sugar, here's some inspo for you to create some great costumes this year. And, if costumes aren't your cup of tea, design a sweet ass tshirt here
Please, whatever you do, steer clear of scary clown costumes.

R.I.P - The vintage band tshirt

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Band tees were once a staple item for the cool cats of fashion. Think Dave Grohl rocking the Motorhead tee, or even MTV's Butthead in his iconic ACDC tee.

Band tshirts once represented your love for music. Going to the gig and buying the merch, trawling Ebay for ones you missed out on, or visiting your local record store when they got a fresh batch in.

These days, the fashion giants of H&M, among others, are stocking your old favourite band tees. It seems everyone is rocking band tees, seeing it quickly lose it's appeal amongst the effortlessly cool fashionistas.

Lifestyle website, High Snobiety has written a great piece on it here






















How to: Rock a t-shirt in winter

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Brrrrring on summer. But in the meantime, here’s some ideas for how to look good and stay warm
wearing the humble tee.

Make accessories your friend Sure, you can wear a t-shirt in winter - just make sure you add some extras, the woolier, the better. Chunky scarves, beanies and knitted cardis all provide maximum warmth with a side of ‘Check me out, I’m killin’ it!’.



The ol’ double shirt routine During winter, a t-shirt and a button up shirt go together like Bey and Jay. Team plaid or chambray with your fave tee for a laid back look. And yes, that’s Kanye – say what you will about his ‘tude, the guy knows how to put together an outfit.


Just add jacket Tailored, leather, denim – take your pick, they all go perfectly with a tee and provide a fashionable barrier against the brrr.



Get yourself a vest Long gone are the days when vests were for pointdexters and science teachers. Now we’ve got fur (the fauxer, the better!) for a super cute casual look, puffer for a sporty, street style and …

Let’s learn from these t-shirt fails

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Look, we love t-shirts as much as the next guy but in the wrong hands, even good t-shirts can go bad. So, we’ve compiled a handy list of tips to keep in mind when you design your own shirt.

Don’t forget the spellcheque Want to put text on your custom shirt? Then for the love of God, check the spelling before you hit ‘print’! Even retail giants H&M and TopShop forgot this top tip – check out their handy work in the last two images below. We’re guessing the intern got blamed.



Consider your message, like really. Are you an ex-con, current con or seriously considering becoming a con? Then you might want to consider the messaging on your custom shirt. Who knows when you’ll be posing for a mug shot…

Give it the ‘is there a chance I could end up on the internet in this’ test? And we don’t mean in a good way. We mean on one of those ‘ 25 t-shirt fails’ lists. When you design your own shirt, always remember - what looks good/sounds funny in the safety of your own home could actually be an …

T-shirts inspired by movies and music

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T-shirts go together with music and music like Mork and Mindy. Or Jay and Bey. Or Kanye and, well, Kanye. The point is, film and music have inspired some pretty great t-shirts. Here’s a few of our faves: Mean GirlsMost things Linday Lohan touches turn to shit. But not Mean Girls. It’s been just over 10 years since it first graced our screens and we’re still quoting the zingers!