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Thread's Not Dead is the essential strategy guide to the t-shirt design business. Written by successful designer and entrepreneur Jeff Finley of … Read More
Thread's Not Dead is the essential strategy guide to the t-shirt design business. Written by successful designer and entrepreneur Jeff Finley of Go Media. Learn the secrets and strategies employed by the industry's most successful indie apparel designers and brands. Whether you want to design merchandise for your favorite bands or indie clothing companies or start your own fashion brand, this book has it all. 117 pages of insight to help artists and designers dominate the apparel industry. Featuring contributions from the people behind Threadless, Emptees, Design by Humans, Big Cartel, I Am the Trend, Go Media, Jakprints, Glamour Kills, Paint the Stars, Cure Apparel, Fright Rags, and more! Table of Contents 01. An Artist with a Dream 02. Freelancing 03. Designing for Tees 04. Design Techniques and Tutorials 05. Printing and Production 06. Branding and Marketing 07. Sales and Fulfillment 08. Going Big Time 09. Conclusions and Next Actions 10. Case Studies and Interviews "Bottom line: This eBook is the absolute best of it’s sort and its brethren. Honestly, I think this eBook is easily worth twice the price being asked." - Heath Tullier "This book is amazing. It's hard to even call it a book. I think a better term would be "treasure chest." - Word of Mouth Shirts "The book is informative in all the right ways. It's inspiring, and it provides a mentorship that makes this book worth more than its asking price." - Fausto Garcia "If you are starting a clothing company please just absorb purchasing this e-book into your costs because you drop the money for it but! I guarantee that this book will help you avoid smaller problems and make it worth the cost and some!" - Chase Bachtell About the Author Jeff Finley is a designer and co-owner of Go Media. An Ohio native, he has a background in illustration and cg animation and has a passion for business, marketing, social media, and building communities around brands. He's been designing professionally since 2004 and got his start working with punk rock bands and indie clothing brands. Jeff was one of the original members of the t-shirt design community Emptees and won t-shirt of the year in 2007. In addition to designing shirts for major label bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and even Britney Spears, he has designed and consulted with several indie apparel brands like Declaration, Disciple, Cure Apparel, Paint the Stars and more. He's also founder of Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, a grassroots art, design, and music event in Cleveland. Read Less
Thread's Not Dead
The Designer's Guide to the Apparel Industry
In 2011 I wrote a book about all I know in the world of t-shirt design. I collaborated with some of the biggest badasses in the modern graphic tee industry. Talented illustrators and prolific entrepreneurs.

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This book will teach you how to get famous and make money designing t-shirts. F*ck yea.

Key topics include design, freelancing, band merchandise, personal branding, marketing, sales, printing & production, retail, e-commerce, and more.