Freebie: Mockup Everything Templates from your friends at Go Media

Hello Go Media Faithful!

I’m here with an early Christmas gift…some free mockup templates sponsored by the very best site for Realistic Mockups for Designers like yourself, Mockup Everything!

Just click the link following each photo and get to steppin’ my friends.

The Fundamentals of Great T-Shirt Design

What makes a good t-shirt design?

Sometimes it just feels like, well, you know it when you see it. But how do you quantify that feeling?

Despite a good, solid understanding of design, many are stumped and come looking to Jeff Finley, partner here at Go Media and author of Thread’s Not Dead, The Designer’s Guide to the Apparel Industry, for answers.

Jeff shares some not-so-obvious fundamentals of great t-shirt design in Thread’s Not Dead, so we’ve decided to share some of them with you today. We’ve also asked a few of our friends, t-shirt greats Brandon Rike, Dan Mumford, Glenn Jones and Anthony Hall to weigh in.

How to Create Vintage T-Shirt Designs with No Drawing Ability

Dishing on Design with Valerie Mayen of Yellowcake

Skidding across fresh, bright black and white tile, a very exuberant 6 month husky jumped up excitedly to greet me at the door of Yellowcake, recently renovated and expanded Gordon Square boutique. Owner and Cleveland designer Valerie Mayen was quick to follow. “Mango! Get down!”

“Sorry! She gets very excited!”

Inside Yellowcake lives colorful, custom mod women’s coats, dresses and skirts, and the beginnings of a mens line including crisp ties and jackets. All of her designs crafted right here in Cleveland, Ohio, Mayen has had her roots in the city since November of 2011.

Disciple Clothing interview

The Making of Thread’s Not Dead

It’s been about 8 months since I launched my first ebook entitled Thread’s Not Dead: The Designer’s Guide to the Apparel Industry. We’ve sold over 1,000 copies of the ebook and we recently celebrated the launch of the hardcover edition.…

Learn to Create Collage Typography

Starting Your Own Shirt Line — Part III: Business & Relationships

Hi Friends, Welcome to the third and final installment to Starting your own Shirt Line.  In this article I’ll be talking about elements of business and planning and the importance of developing relationships. Quick recap of past two articles.  In…

Hot Topic T-Shirt Wall Game: Name That Designer!

Inspiration: Designers Who Started Their Own Clothing Line

As I’m writing the “Designers Guide to the Apparel Industry” eBook that I plan to release soon, I started to take notice of WHO are the role models that inspired this book. Essentially, who are the designers who started freelancing…

Starting Your Own Shirt Line. PART II: The Creation of Your Art and Working with a Printer.

Anatomy of a Band T-Shirt

The “band t-shirt” project can be quite enticing for designers and illustrators. Want to know what goes on behind the artwork? Jeff Finley of Go Media shares his personal experiences of the ins and outs of designing t-shirts for bands…

Weapons of Mass Creation Interview: Chad Lenjer

We’ve already posted 4 of the video interviews we were lucky to film with attendees of the first Weapons of Mass Creation event last fall. Currently we’re busy planning a much more ambitious festival to celebrate contemporary creative visionaries, called…

Interview with Illustrator Dan Mumford

Can you start by telling us about who you are, what you specialize in and where you’re from? My name is Dan Mumford, i am an illustrator/screen printer and i live in London. I know you had formalized study in…

Weapons of Mass Creation Interview: Geoff May

How to Create Fanatics as a T-Shirt Designer

How To Create Fanatics as a T-Shirt Designer Quick…think of the top 3 most popular t-shirt designers that you know of. You probably came up with names like Geoff May, Jimiyo, Wotto, Collision Theory, Corefolio, Godmachine, and many more. Just…

Print Technique: Reflecting on Strike-Through Varnish

When most of us want to add additional flair to our print project, we automatically look for elaborate finishing processes to help us accomplish this, forgetting that a well-designed spot varnish can really take the perception of quality and design…

Design Process: “Sick” Metal Band T-Shirt

Go Media’s Rapid-Fire Illustration Technique

Create a Complete Apparel Tech Pack

So you just spent 10 or more hours creating a crazy t-shirt design and your client has officially signed off…so what now? You may have created stellar photo-realistic mockups and used tons of really cool colors- but none of this…

Shading with Watercolor Textures

Designers’ Guide to the Apparel Printing Industry

Over the last couple of years the GoMediaZine has been a cookie jar full of tips, tutorials & practical advice about designing for apparel. There have been in depth tutorials, lots of inspiration, a fantastic three-part series full of experience…

From the Portfolio: Maylene & the Sons of Disaster

Illustrate a Malevolent Skull in 8 Steps