Friday, September 17, 2010

I Love Baseball, But You've Gotta Go... (Custom work)

So Patrick, the owner of, comes to me last week, "I need a logo for a softball team that has a weird name." No problem, right? Take a look at what I came up with and see if you can figure out the humor in this Oregon team's name.

Deja Vu? Double Whammy Write-Up Week ( &

Here we are, just another day in the life of JadenKale. Little did I know I'd be so popular this week!! decided that I would grace their blog this week with an interesting, Canadian take on my designing and social media prowess. All I learned how to market myself, I learned from the internet.... or something like that ;) The write up isn't much you don't already know about me. I mean, the name of my site pretty much sums up the story: An Insomniac's Desktop Designs. My late night hours of basking in the creepy glow of a 17 inch monitor as I suck down copious amounts of water and design my little heart away. And I guess there's a bit of talk about how I support charity websites as well.

Speaking of charity websites, my most recent print, "He Wanted To Fly So Badly", was recently written up at a great little tee review site called With the help of creators Jourdan Yeh and Nathan Pham, my sixth tee has printed with them and it seems that Cottonable has decided to step in and tell more people to love my tee. I'm all for it. Buy it! Wear it! I should have one of the first print runs of the tee by this weekend, and I'm psyched! With the exception of my first print, my tees have printed with discharge printing, keeping the feel soft and pliable for easy movement in the shirt. I think, if I ask now, they are running my first print, "All That Jazz" the same way. The prints, as well as the customer service and pride in what they do are all what makes them such good joes.

Now, go read their write ups and come back to check out my stuff! :D

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Double Whammy Week ( & Global Thread Collective)

Most T-shirt artists live for weeks like this. It feels like a million bucks when you get printed, especially at a place like with my 6th and newest piece: He Wanted To Fly So Badly. A kid-inspired, yet adult-friendly depiction of how friends can help other friends achieve desired goals. This tee is still $12 til Sunday, September 5th, then it goes to $18 after that.

But the feeling is a million times a million when you find out you'll have 2 tees running at the same time! (now Global Thread Collective), picked up Peyote Bird for their temporary line! They actually print up a number of tees before they put them up for sale on the site. That way you can see EXACTLY how the design will look. Pretty slick, right? This poor little 1-color design had a rocky start. First, it didn't win the shirt.woot derby I entered it into. After the 60 day design hold they have on all entries, I had it print at Squidink (a now defunct 1-print every 24 hrs website) back in April. Sadly, the sales were low, and even worse, the company printed it poorly and in the wrong place. A double whammy of the worst kind. If even I won't wear the tee, you know it's a loss. So I never thought it would ever again see the light of day. But when changed over to Global Thread Collective and revamped their site, I decided to try them out. Just from the photos below, I'm excited to finally receive this the way I had intended. And, it looks great on AA's organic Galaxy colored tee or even on hoodies! A definite must for fans of my work. $20-$45 (plus shipping) will send a Lakota-inspired design out to you, post haste!