Today we’d like to introduce you to A Better Tomorrow, a Germany based t-shirt design contest site that recently relaunched with an English version to reach many more t-shirt addicts and designers.
A Better Tomorrow was originally launched in 2006, the goal was to provide a marketplace for independent streetwear brands from Germany. To provide an online space for the brands to run a store and sell their products while the marketing was taken care of for them. This model is pretty similar to what sites such as Karmaloop offer, but ABT realised that they also wanted to offer their own designs too. ABT are now running with the popular t-shirt design contest model, with 2 new shirts every week as well as a catalogue of over 250 shirt designs available to purchase. Apart from tees ABT also make their designs available on Hoodies, V-Necks, Bags, Tank tops and iPhone cases.
If you’ve visited ABT in the past you should give them another look-in since the site was very recently relaunched with an English version. This is good news for designers and customers alike. It opens the doors to more international designers to submit their designs and gain extra exposure, while also introducing their range to many more English speaking customers.
With over 250 designs it was quite challenging to narrow it down to feature just a few. In the featured image above we have the awesome Clint Eastwood x Nintendo lightgun mashup: A Fistful of Points t-shirt. Next to it is another mashup, featuring Edvard Munch’s famous ‘The Scream’ painting x Batman and Joker in the Evil Scream t-shirt.
Some more of our favourites are:
Oscar the Grouch meets R2D2 in the Home Sweet Home t-shirt. To the right of it is a great, Day of Tentacle inspired design, the Yummy Tentacles Cereals t-shirt.
Even more awesomeness:
Another Sesame Street inspired design sees Cookie Monster reimagined as a toilet in The Original One t-shirt. And another great Star Wars themed design, Imperial Problem t-shirt.
Price: €26.00 (About $32 US dollars)
Sizes: S- 2XL
Printed on 100 % Combed Cotton, preshrunk tees
A Better Tomorrow Benefits
There are a number of t-shirt design contest sites around now, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It gives designers more exposure and customers more choice. But what are the benefits of designing for ABT? For starters there’s the cash, design contest winners get a 250 Euro reward straight-up. That works out to about $311 US dollars. Not bad, right? But it doesn’t end there, they also earn 1 Euro (about $1.15 US) for every t-shirt sold. There’s also the fame and glory including an interview on the ABT site and potentially being feature in several design magazines.
For T-Shirt Addicts
Over 250 awesome t-shirts to browse, and more being added every week. Check it out, there’s bound to be something you dig. You can also participate in the design contest by scoring design.