Friday, 26 August 2011

9/11 T-shirt

We've created a T-shirt honouring the rescue workers and serving remembrance of the lives lost from the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

We designed the T-shirt in regards to the tenth anniversary of the attacks, and the T-shirt is to symbolise hope and the spirit of comradery.

The design is based upon the famous photograph of American soldiers erecting the American flag at Iwo Jima, WW2.

All the best, America.


View the Ground Zero T-shirt at the Spicetag website here.

The Spicetag team.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Legends of the 80s

At Spicetag, we like to experiment with designs that show the contrast between beauty and power.

This contrast was best seen during the 1980s, when the true supercar was engraved in motoring history with creations from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche to name but a few. Styling took over practicality with over-sized (and to some extent unnecessary) spoilers and wheels, and speed was king.

Some of the most recognisable supercars were created in the 1980s - we've hand picked a few legends.

See our latest additions to the Spicetag catalogue below.


'Primo' - adj. Excellent, first-class. The De Tomaso Pantera is somewhat of a forgotten 1980s supercar, but it was menacing and very powerful. As imposing as the Pantera is a tall Czech woman, standing confident and proud of her car. See 'Primo' on the site here.


'Esotico' ('Exotic', Italian) pictures one of the most recognisable supercars in history, the Lamborghini Countach. A 25th anniversary model sits behind it's driver, poised and ready to burn up the Miami highways under the evening sky. Following the same format as 'Primo', an imposing female figure predominates the picture, engaging with the viewer. See the T-shirt on the site here.


'Fiammarosa' (Italian: 'Fiamma Rosa' - Pink Flame) shows the woman from 'Luxure' standing behind one of the most famous supercars of all time, the Ferrari Testarossa. A rarity in black, the sleek flowing lines of the car complement the dark dressed woman, with the pink laser lines adding a burst of colour.
Again following a similar format to 'Primo' and 'Esotico', the addition of bright colour in this design distinguishes the Testarossa as a motor legend. See the tee on the site here.


And finally, with the right parts and some heavy knowledge of mechanics, you could use this brute to dust any one of the above supercars - and at a fraction of the cost. The Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth is one of the greatest racing cars of all time, dominating and winning the World Touring Car Championship in 1987 (see the license plate). Classic 1980s Ford power. Take a look on the site here.

If you have any T-shirt designs of classic 80s cars, send them to us here - they could become part of the Spicetag catalogue.

The Spicetag team.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

New Spicetag showreel on Youtube

We've just put together a small showreel showing a selection of our Fashion catalogue, and it's shamelessly 80s themed.

View the showreel below.

All the tees featured in the video are available at We're big fans of 1980s style at Spicetag and especially the works of Patrick Nagel. If you're an 80s fan and you've created some artwork you'd like to see on a T-shirt, send them to us because we'd love to see them.

View our Youtube channel here. Stay tuned as there'll be more vids to follow.

The Spicetag team.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Amy Winehouse tribute tees

Saddened by her loss, we at Spicetag have created two tribute T-shirts for Amy Winehouse.


With our tee 'Amy', the focus was simplicity. We wanted to capture her bold gaze that showed her as one of the most recognisable artists in the modern music world. Alike our tee 'Gaze', we've applied bold colouring to a choppy, distressed image to create a kind of retro vibe.


Here we have focused on Amy's smile and 'beehive' hairstyle which she was famously known for. We've aimed for simplicity again with bold colours to give the best visual impact. 

View the Spicetag Amy Winehouse tribute tees at our site here

The Spicetag Team

Monday, 1 August 2011

To you, the T-shirt designer...

We love design of all sorts here at Spicetag - but designing T-shirts is what we love doing best.

We see T-shirts as being the most versatile design media. You can express yourself to no end with an image on a T-shirt. You'll see on that we have catagories containing many different designs. However, there are some designs that you simply cannot catagorise, and it's something we are looking to expand on -

This is where YOU come in...

Whatever creative background you may or may not have, whatever artistic or technical abilities you possess or what your intentions are - we want to see what ideas you have, and we're just a click away here.

Below are a few pointers to help you get started.

File types

All you have to do is send us your design via our contact form here. We accept many file types, .jpg, .pdf, .gif, .bmp and preferably the Photoshop .psd.

Printing on white T-shirts is very straightforward - we'll print flat files like a jpeg no problem. If we're to print a design on a coloured tee other than white, then we usually use a Photoshop file with the background removed - just think that the T-shirt colour is the image's background. 

Here's an example using the 'Luxure' tee.

This design has a black background, so we naturally use a black tee. We remove the image's black background for our printing process, as we use the colour of the tee as the background.

To show what we mean, below is how the print file would look on a blue tee.

Notice that not all the black has been knocked out - we've left the black detail on the woman's eyes as this achieves a high definition on the white.

Below is an example of a solid image(e.g. a jpeg file) on a white tee.

We have no problems printing a flat image(jpeg) on coloured tees, but we strongly recommend backgrounds are removed if they are the same colour as the T-shirt - you will not achieve a consistent quality as the black print will look terrible against a black cotton tee as the colours are not exactly the same.

If you're unsure how to do this, don't worry - we'll do it for you. This goes for any touch-ups we might find necessary and we will send you a final visual for you to assess if need be.

Document Sizes

Our maximum print area for all mens T-shirt sizes and womens T-shirt sizes from medium or larger is 390mm X 483mm. The maximum print area for womens small tees and all hoodies is 300mm X 250mm. We recommend an image resolution of 300dpi or larger.

Therefore, send us the largest image you can because we'll reduce the size for the smaller garments.

So, if you have any queries at all don't hesitate to contact us via the site here or send us an email at

And remember, once one of your designs is accepted on our site, you are a T-shirt designer. You can make a start right here.

Good luck

The Spicetag Team