Hey Kids,

We are looking to freshen the site up a bit. While we are still getting a ton of new members, I think everyone wants to see a little more variety / new blood in the tees section. When someone new like http://mintees.com/people/199695-sweetnsour shows up I get all giddy.

So, we are going to have ourselves a little contest. You guys have a week to recruit whoever you want and get them to post some tees.

Contest starts August 1st, ends August 14th. We have a certain algorithm set up to determine who the winning recruiters are, those who fit that criteria will be entitled to...

First place: 1 month home page feature
Second place: 2 weeks square ad
Third place: 1 week skyscraper ad

So go out, find those on threadless / dbh / flickr / etc... that haven't posted here and invite em on over. You can invite as many artists as you'd like, just make you post who you invited in this thread.

*EDIT* Just edit your original comment to keep a clean, running list of who you are inviting. It will save you all time later when we ask you to do it anyways :) -jared
  • chad manzo

    totally agree with SweetnSour turning up the heat. Down with the contest as well.
  • Adhesive Hippo

    Gotta love that picture on his profile.
  • mrdavenport

    Nice! Good idea for a contest. Im excited to see some fresh work.
  • SteveOramA

    pretty good idea and nice prizes.
  • MaggieH

    Someone go recruit Godmachine.
  • Obscure

    I've got two guys that work in the 'in house' design team at Obscure now and they are pretty damn good. They have been lurking and one has been trying to post stuff but just gets denied and in all fairness it's better than a lot of stuff that gets through, it's probably because they are new blood. They keep trying though and i think it would be a nice opportunity for newcomers to gain a bit of advice and confidence.
  • Craig Robson

    on it.
  • gurven

    I invited Black Sails Design and they seemed up for it :)

    *Edit- Black Sails profile
  • sweetnsour

    wow thanks dobi, I'll see what I can do about recruiting some fresh meat.

    also first time I've seen Godmachines work, I don't think I have ever been so inspired to draw some gore.
  • Adhesive Hippo

    Any reason why it starts in august and not now?
  • Anthony Smith

    Do we get bonus points for bringing in someone who has never worked on apparel but would be amazing at it?
  • Adhesive Hippo

    Is there anything for the winning recruits?
  • justinryan

    Obscure said:I've got two guys that work in the 'in house' design team at Obscure now and they are pretty damn good. They have been lurking and one has been trying to post stuff but just gets denied and in all fairness it's better than a lot of stuff that gets through, it's probably because they are new blood. They keep trying though and i think it would be a nice opportunity for newcomers to gain a bit of advice and confidence.

    i can't speak for any of the other guys but for me, being new has 0% to do with something getting denied. believe it or not, a lot of the older members on here get stuff denied all the time.the decision always lies solely with the art.
  • Bedlam77

    justinryan said:
    Obscure said:I've got two guys that work in the 'in house' design team at Obscure now and they are pretty damn good. They have been lurking and one has been trying to post stuff but just gets denied and in all fairness it's better than a lot of stuff that gets through, it's probably because they are new blood. They keep trying though and i think it would be a nice opportunity for newcomers to gain a bit of advice and confidence.

    i can't speak for any of the other guys but for me, being new has 0% to do with something getting denied. believe it or not, a lot of the older members on here get stuff denied all the time.the decision always lies solely with the art.
    are you really that involved with the tees submissions between alot of the established artist being on auto approve and it supposed to be community voted. i guess i figured with the number of people voting, being new wouldn't matter anyways.
  • justinryan

    yeah, being on auto approve isn't reserved exclusively for people who have been a part of the community forever. the person mentioned in this post, sweetnsour, is on auto approve and has been a member for less than a month. the work is always awesome, so auto approve was enabled. if you are super consistant in having great work, you get put on auto approve, regardless of anything else.

    there are also a ton bunch of members that can up and down vote designs, as well as a handful of mods that can approve or deny a design out right. personally, I never even look at the persons profile page. i click the button in our backend to show the design bigger, and make a decision off that - not even seeing the name of the designer.

    but anywho, this rules. I hope we get some really great new talent over here and also some more people to contribute to discussions
  • mathiole

    I called Hafael (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hafaell/) to post his stuff here! lets see how it does!
  • againstbound

    mathiole said:I called Hafael 8http://www.flickr.com/photos/hafaell/%29" target="_blank"> (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hafaell/) to post his stuff here! lets see how it does!

    You bastard! That's the one guy I had in mind (so far, at least).
  • mathiole

    againstbound said:
    mathiole said:I called Hafael " target="_blank">8http://www.flickr.com/photos/hafaell/%29" target="_blank"> "" target="_blank">(http://www.flickr.com/photos/hafaell/)" target="_blank"> (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hafaell/) to post his stuff here! lets see how it does!

    You bastard! That's the one guy I had in mind (so far, at least).

    haha sorry! We're opening an studio together :p me, hafaell, and vómaria (www.vomaria.com)
  • Adhesive Hippo

    I love vomaria's stuff. I really enjoy his 365 project on Flickr.
  • mathiole

    Adhesive Hippo said:I love vomaria's stuff. I really enjoy his 365 project on Flickr.

    i'll ask him to post his stuff here too!
  • cityhall

    I asked Adam White. I know he used to post on emptees.

    edit: yaiagift too
  • Tom Philibeck

    I wonder if this is why there is so much good work up right now. I'm seeing tons of awesome new designs on the first page today.
  • Adhesive Hippo

    I'm sure some lurkers are showing up too now.
  • Tom Neal

    Invited Andrew and Matt of Doublenaut, and Mr Clark Orr.
  • dobi

    Tom Neal said:Invited Andrew and Matt of Doublenaut, and Mr Clark Orr.

    yes please.
  • Craig Robson

    i shot an invite towards David Cook and one towards Sineater and one at Dan Hipp. hope they dont read it as spam and drop by.
  • Anthony Smith

    Someone bring back olly moss!
  • mathiole

    Anthony Smith said:Someone bring back olly moss!
  • miles to go

    Tee section is already looking a lot better. I'll try to get Quiggle come September when the designs he did for my fall line come out.
  • Adhesive Hippo

    Just invited Kyle Miller
  • bleet

    tried getting a guy called Jordan Metcalf some solid stuff

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Various-Illustrations/215452
  • chad manzo

    trying to get Toshihiro Egawa. I think he might have been on emptees for a small while.

    http://toshihiroegawa.com/html_j/home_j.html

    and Haffael is awesome to say the least.
  • Glenn

    I've send an invite to Brandon Rike

    http://brandonrike.com/
  • jchristopher

    http://www.facebook.com/bafefit?ref=ffa

    Trying to talk this guy into the industry; I don't think I have a lot of pull, though, so we'll see. I just know I'd love to see his work on some tees.

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=635943623&ref=pb
    I also hit up this amazing artist but the situation is pretty similar so we'll see.
  • benaiahclothing

    I love Quiggle's work! His line is legit. Miles to go, stoked to see your new line. And I need to order some belts soon...
  • jared

    Glenn said:I've send an invite to Brandon Rike

    http://brandonrike.com/

    woah
  • DanielAndHisArt

    jared said:
    Glenn said:I've send an invite to Brandon Rike

    http://brandonrike.com/

    woah

    literally the first person i thought of when dobi posted this.
  • Adhesive Hippo

    DanielAndHisArt said:
    jared said:
    Glenn said:I've send an invite to Brandon Rike

    http://brandonrike.com/

    woah

    literally the first person i thought of when dobi posted this.

    I figured he doesn't need any help getting clients and so there's not much incentive.
  • chad manzo

    Glenn said:I've send an invite to Brandon Rike

    http://brandonrike.com/

    whoah................... hope he starts posting soon!
  • iloveantix

    I told my buddy Jonathan Zajdman to post some designs.

    http://www.jonathanzajdman.com

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