It's the end of April.
Some of you may remember that I will be sending out Contest Watch prizes at the end of April. And indeed, I am. I've been just a bit held-up with the grand prize, but it should be in soon and out will go the packages. But let me tell you, our booby-prize winners have some incredibly special tees coming their way. I do wish you guys were bigger, tho... finding two hypothetically wearable shirts in Men's Small was not easy. Still, our British friend Justin will be getting a souvenir from America's heartland, Bo will be able to party around campus more accurately than ever, and Larry, well, lemme just say, I own The Thing That Scoots, and yet your shirt made me do a doubletake. It is delightfully illogical, and I wish I was smaller, cuz I'd have commandeered it for myself.
While we're giving out contest updates, though, perhaps we should mention Fleck's Sea Beard, which finally printed this week over at Threadless. Wisely, Threadless went for the huge print, and it looks great. The print really takes advantage of the full canvas, becoming far more than a graphic tee, and the detail is wonderful... with the big print, it all shows up great, but there's enough of it to not make the illustration look lost compared to the blank itself. The color really pops against the tee, as well. My only qualm here is the price. It's been less than a year since Threadless chose to make all their new tees the same price, instead of pricing each tee individually. Since evening things out bumped up the price on a good many tees, seeing two specially-priced at $20 this week is a little worrisome. I suppose the economy effects everyone, and the increased price is sitting squarely on two shirts that clearly cost more to make than others might, but it still gives a dread feeling... if this becomes a regular thing and not just an anomaly, what was the point of levelling the prices in the first place, and what is the chance we'll end up levelling up to a base of $20 soon? Even if Sea Beard is worth the premium, it's still too much for most.