Ali Raza (from the Mulazamat fame which is sadly dead now it seems) announced that they’re launching mygoodiesshop.com, which has a similar premise to snapfish, zazzle and other such services. You can send them your design and have custom tshirts, mugs and what-have-you made and shipped by them.
They’re also adding a small community twist to it in case you dont have your own artwork… as Ali explains it:
If you ask us to design it for you, we will announce a competition asking all designers all over the world to design the merchandise for you. Winner gets one complete package for FREE.
They currently have such a competition running for the upcoming PASHA ICT Awards on their site.
Alright… not that many of you are interested in my thoughts on it, but I dont think this is the right approach for communities – it doesnt give enough reasons for the people who need the tshirts and people who’ll design them to get involved.
I also think its pretty convenient to work with local printers now who will do the same thing via email orders and 100% payment on delivery if they know you well enough.
Still, we’re just supposed to encourage the young kids right? So good luck with it and all that.
P.S. If someone’s applied to the ICT awards and need any tips or advice regarding APICTA or the awards themselves feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org