If the Contestant Occupations on the Bachelorette Had T-shirts

The Bachelorette

A job shouldn’t define your whole life, but they certainly play a part in defining contestants on The Bachelorette and other related tv series: The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise (the latter premiering soon this summer!).

Every season, a new crop of men (or women) join the cast, and with them come some interesting descriptors that accompany their names during their introductions and confessionals.

If the contestant occupations on The Bachelorette had t-shirts, here’s how that would look for Jojo’s current season.

Bartender (Ali)

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Bartender is an occupation you’ll find associated with contestants on basically every season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. Whether or not they were a good bartender, or just an okay bartender is usually difficult to determine. Either way, we’ll drink to that. 

Singer-songwriter (James Taylor)

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Being a singer-songwriter is an interesting gimmick for a contestant, but it usually doesn’t pan out in the end. And every time they perform a cheesy song, America performs a collective groan. Looks like your career may not get it’s launch on this show, but thanks for playing.

DJ (Wells)

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Jojo hasn’t been accused of making too many good decisions this season, but it was probably a good idea that she dodged dating a DJ. Not that there’s anyhing bad about them, but they aren’t often the marrying type. See you next Saturday at 2AM.

Bachelor Superfan (James)

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Can you imagine this coming up in conversation?

Jojo: What do you do?

James: I just obsess about you and all that came before and all that will come after.

Jojo: *sips drink*

Just awkward.

Hipster (Brandon)

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We imagine Brandon’s job responsibilities on his resume to be something like:

  • Liked your favorite music before it was cool
  • More flannel shirts than socks
  • Hair that goes “woosh”

Did I leave anything out?

Erectile Dysfunction Specialist (Evan)

We refuse to find a relevant t-shirt for this one. Just use your imagination.

Or preferably, don’t.

Canadian (Daniel)

Canada shirt

With a job title like this, you’d think Daniel is a politician. But politicians don’t go on reality shows.

Oh wait…

Sarah Palin’s Alaska

Donald Trump’s The Apprentice

Nevermind, then. Maybe he is a foreign diplomat!

Former Pro Quarterback (Jordan)

Football t-shirt

Fill in the blank with whatever Jordan’s high school football team was, AKA the peak of his career.

A better title might be “Aaron Rodgers’ brother.” Except for the fact that they hate each other. Why are you dating him again, Jojo?

Former Competitive Swimmer (Robby)

Swimmer t-shirt

Again with the former professional athletes. What is Robby doing currently?

What do any of these people really do?

If your thirst for crazy Bachelor/Bachelorette contestant occupations has not yet been quenched, check out Buzzfeed’s contestant occupations roundup that spans several seasons and several crazy contestants.

Will you be watching Jojo’s season finale Monday night? Which former professional athlete are you rooting for? Shout out your thoughts in the comments below!

Harry Potter T-shirts for Muggles Who Wish They Were Wizards

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It’s a big weekend for Harry Potter fans. Not only is Sunday both J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter’s birthdays, but Saturday is also the script release of the long-awaited play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The two part play, a spin off of the Harry Potter story, was a highly-anticipated collaborative effort by John Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John Tiffany. Bookstores are already prepared to host parties and see fans dressed up in normal Harry Potter fanatic form.

Whether you plan on joining the other Muggles in line at Barnes and Noble, or simply want to show your love for all things Harry, here are great t-shirts for Harry Potter fans who just wish they were wizards.

Mr. H. Potter

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We all remember how the story began. Before the words “You’re a wizard, Harry!” were spoken, there was a letter delivered to Mr. H Potter, a small boy with an unexplained lightening strike on his head. He came a long and far way since we found him furrowing in the small cupboard under Aunt Petunia’s stairway. As a true fan, you can show you remember where he came from with this Harry Potter t-shirt.

Hogwarts Professors

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No matter which is your favorite (or least favorite), any true Harry Potter fan can show their appreciation for all of the professors who dedicated their lives to passing on wizardry. At times they are great, and at times they are difficult, but they are always a part of Hogwarts.

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But 9¾ isn’t an option, you say? Try looking a little harder, and you might find that there’s a magical loophole. Any true Harry fan knows they are a 9¾ out of 10 on the obsession scale. We’re going to guess you saved the other ¼ to obsess over t-shirts.

Let 100% of your obsession show with this Harry Potter t-shirt. 

Harry is My Homeboy

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Let’s be honest, we all know Ron and Hermoine are the only true Harry OGs. Either way, we can all relate to the strange feeling of just knowing the two of you would be best friends. Would you be in Harry’s clique? Of course you would.

Straight Outta Hogwarts

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You better be prepared to show some mad wizard skills when wearing this one. If you don’t know the difference between LeviOsa and LeviosA, you’re simply not equipped to handle the power that comes with a statement like this.

Swagrid

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So, if Harry is your homeboy, so is Hagrid, right? This Harry Potter t-shirt shows appreciation for the man, myth, and legend who made Harry’s entire journey possible. If there’s anyone with true swag, it’s gotta be Hagrid.

Marauder’s Map

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Whether you need to get to a secret passageway, or navigate evil on Hogwart’s campus, the power to open the Marauder’s Map will get you far in your wizardry goals. Just make sure you tell it “Mischief Managed” when you’re done.

Happy birthday J.K. Rowling, and of course, happy birthday Harry Potter!

Create your own version of any of these or your own using our Harry Potter font in our design studio.

Musicians Who Have Mastered Merchandising

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If you’re a musician and hope to make money selling your music, you better get Marty McFly’s time machine and go back a few decades. Unless your name is Taylor Swift or Adele, making money simply by selling music is almost obsolete in 2016. Multiple streaming services, legal and illegal downloads, and numerous other ways to listen to music without purchasing albums have completely transformed the entire business structure of the music industry.

So how do today’s musicians make their millions? Aside from live performances, product placements, and endorsements, most artists now know that creatively branding and merchandising their band is the best way to ensure the longevity of their careers. 

Some musicians were early players in the merchandising game. Let’s take a look at some of the most successful artists of the last few decades who transferred their names into branded merchandise. 

The Grateful Dead 

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The Grateful Dead were arguably the first band to realize that if the music is free, fans will have more money to buy concert tickets, concessions, and merchandise. The band not only allowed, but encouraged fans to record their shows. Now, the sale and trade of these recordings has become a cottage industry. Over the last fifty years, their rabid fans (AKA “Dead Heads”) have not wavered in their support. They continue to purchase Grateful Dead items such as tie-dye t-shirts, silk neck ties, ice cream (Cherry Garcia), and sneakers with the GD logo.

The Grateful Dead figured out the model of the “new” music industry decades before Napster, and thanks to their early adaptation, have had one of the longest and most lucrative careers in music industry history.

KISS 

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With the possible exception of rappers like Jay-Z and Puff Daddy, no artist has merged art and commerce better than KISS. Since the 1970s, the band has supplied their fans with a head-spinning number of products. Action figures, lunch boxes, pocket knives, board games, wine, and even a “KISS Kasket” (for the eternal fans) are just a fraction of the items they’ve released.

The band recognized early on that fans wanted more than t-shirts, and they were happy to oblige with a wider array of products than any other artist.  For more information on the KISS business model, you can check out any of front man Gene Simmon’s informative and hilarious interviews with Howard Stern.

Michael Jackson

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If the music of the 80s boils down to Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson, the merits of each discography can be debated endlessly. The undisputed king of merchandising, however, was clearly the King of Pop.

Michael Jackson appealed to a younger demographic than Prince or Madonna, and exploited that by releasing various other products, including dolls, video games, school supplies, and sneakers.  While not many of these products hold up today (largely due to Jackson’s tarnished image) they are inextricably linked to the era of Jackson’s pop culture dominance.

Run The Jewels 

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No current recording artist has separated their merchandise from the crowd quite like Killer Mike & El-P.  The group is comprised of two MC’s that have operated out of the mainstream for years and have only recently found widespread success and acclaim.  Because both rappers are accustomed to being “outsiders,” the majority of RTJ merch reflects this aesthetic. Much of the merchandise also focuses on partnerships with companies like Volcom, Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty, and Daylight Curfew. 

Run the Jewels recently collaborated with Marvel Comics on a series of comic book covers that have become some of the most sought after of the year.  While the pair of underrated and formerly underground rappers has finally seen the success they deserved for years, it’s refreshing to see them continue to release merchandise totally true to their artistic aesthetic.  

Tips 

Create a logo that’s bigger than the band:  Take a cue from Batman here and become a symbol. People falter, bands break up, singers get old, and artists make bad albums. But a great logo will last forever.  

Stay true to yourself: Think about your core audience and produce items they will want, and that you won’t be embarrassed about in the future. 

Look to collaborate:  Wherever you’re making music, there are clothing companies, graphic artists, and designers looking to get their careers off the ground. Reach out to these creative people to find a situation that is mutually beneficial. 

It’s bigger than the merch table:  Use social media and the internet as much as possible.  

Quality over quantity:  Whatever you make, make it good.  Don’t cut costs and leave your fans with cheap merchandise that won’t stand the test of time.  

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Rush season is here! Now is the perfect time to enter our weekly drawing for free custom Sigma Nu shirts. Enter in seconds and you are automatically entered into each weekly drawing for the rest of the semester–so even if you don’t win shirts for rush, you could win them for events later! Each week we’ll pick winners for various prizes such as: free custom t-shirts, free RushOrderTees tank-tops, custom hats, baseball jerseys, and much more for you and your brothers.

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The Rolling Stones Sleeve Art: Inspiration for Your Next Design

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In the spirit of Mick Jagger’s 73rd birthday, we’re going to tap into the design behind some our favorite Rolling Stones’ album covers. The Stones had some big artists behind their album covers.  So, if you are trying to come up with a design and can’t get no satisfaction, or if you’re on your way to your 19th nervous breakdown, take a look at these classic album covers for ideas.

We’ll spare the brooding, malnourished cheek bones of their early first five releases and jump to some more engaging artwork to hopefully inspire your next design.  It wasn’t all just painted black for the Rolling Stones.  Enough puns, here we go!

Psychedelic Design: Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967)

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Rock photographer Michael Cooper, who also worked on The Beatle’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, was behind many elements of this cover. Although the psychedelic sounds of the album might be a big miss for the guitar-driven Stones purist, Cooper’s cover has some redeeming design elements.  For one, the initial print was a 3D lenticular (when turned, the band would look in Jagger’s direction), but they became too expensive to print on reissues. 

In this case, when it comes to psychedelic inspiration, we’re not talking tie-dyed flower power (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but for some Stones-inspired psych, think color. Swap out landscapes for mindscapes and couple in some mixed media, such as live action stills with something more cartoonish.  You can still get an edgy version of psychedelia in your design if you go the Stones’ route. 

Warhol knows what sells: Sticky Fingers (1971)

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This triple-platinum, guitar-laden hit was packaged in perhaps the most iconic album cover ever. The album cover, conceived by Andy Warhol, showcases a…sub-torso, upper knee region—a crotch, yes, it’s a crotch. Although many think the photograph is of Mick, the identity of the subject is still unknown. Warhol’s design on initial prints featured a functional zipper that revealed a pair of briefs when opened.  The zipper actually damaged some vinyl copies when stacked for shipment.

When it comes time for your design, if mixed media seems too complicated or isn’t in your budget, try incorporating an element of your garment or tote into the design of your graphic, such as the zipper or the pocket of your tee. The point here is that you don’t have to be suggestive to suggest something with your design–use the layout and functional aspects of whatever you’re printing your graphic on to your advantage.

Collage: Exile On Main St. (1972)

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The collage on the cover of this Stone’s album features post-war American photography from filmmaker Robert Frank’s 1958 book, The Americans.  With circus performers and traveling show acts from the first half of the twentieth century, the collage captures exiled scenes, and perfectly represents the downtrodden, riff-laden tracks.

A collage gives you the ability to tell a story with your tee graphic. It can enhance the theme of whatever event, group, or industry you are trying to capture on your tee. This type of graphic also gives you freedom to display many images rather than choosing just one.  It will also get passers-by to take a closer look at your design, and maybe your logo.

Get them looking: Goats Head Soup (1973)

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If the Stones didn’t get your attention with their Sticky Finger cover, then this one might turn some heads. David Bailey’s photograph of Jagger’s head wrapped tightly in a veil hints at the grotesque paintings of expressionists like Ensor and Munch. It’s unsettling, but engaging. We aren’t suggesting that you go for shock value in your design, but if you can generate artwork that gets people looking and asking questions, this will, in turn, get people talking about your brand or cause. 

Regardless if for a business or a fundraiser, you want your target audience to look at your product and to ask questions about your brand. This can start with a first impression based on your t-shirt design.  Let’s take a note from the Stones and turn some heads with inventive and oddball graphics.

Rip off the classical: ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll’ (1974)

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Modernists did it at the turn of the twentieth century. Before that, the Renaissance artists did it by blending classical antiquity with their recent developments in science and artistic perspective. The coupling of the old and the new always makes for compelling design. Artist Guy Peellaert used this pairing on this album cover by capturing the Stones as actual rock gods, but transporting them to a trippy, ancient Greek setting.

When adopting this technique, think of examples like modern car designs that hearken back to the bold curves of some of the nation’s first automobiles. Think of retro looks that seem to get revived every decade or so. Classics are classics for a reason–they work.  So take advantage of them. When it comes to your design, think about what has worked since time immemorial, add your own personal twist, and make it your own. 

We know it can be difficult facing the drawing board. It’s one thing to listen to some tunes for inspiration, but try tapping into the album artwork of some of your favorite records and see what happens.  Sure, it’s the tunes that make certain records classics, but, like our first example in Their Satanic Majesties Request, even if the tunes are lacking, something about the album’s cover takes on a life of its own and lives outside the song.  Thanks Rolling Stones for the inspiration—and, of course, happy birthday, Mick!

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Rush season is here! Now is the perfect time to enter our weekly drawing for free custom sorority shirts. Enter in seconds and you are automatically entered into each weekly drawing for the rest of the semester–so even if you don’t win shirts for rush, you could win them for events later! Each week we’ll pick winners for various prizes such as: free custom t-shirts, free RushOrderTees tank-tops, custom hats, baseball jerseys, and much more for you and your sisters.

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Win Free Custom Fraternity Shirts

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Rush season is here! Now is the perfect time to enter our weekly drawing for free custom fraternity shirts. Enter in seconds and you are automatically entered into each weekly drawing for the rest of the semester–so even if you don’t win shirts for rush, you could win them for events later! Each week we’ll pick winners for various prizes such as: free custom t-shirts, free RushOrderTees tank-tops, custom hats, baseball jerseys, and much more for you and your brothers.

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8 Emoji Shirts That’ll Say Just What Needs to Be Said About Your Day

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Emojis are quickly overtaking the written word in our text conversation and social media posts. We love the way they look and the messages they help us to succinctly communicate with our friends and family.

In the spirit of the rapid uprising of emoji communication, here are 8 expressive emoji t-shirts you need in your life.

Poop Emoji

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Why is everybody so obsessed with the poop emoji? Perhaps because it takes what some may consider to be a taboo (or just personal) subject and makes it into an adorably funny icon that can always get a laugh. We never expected to say these words, but proudly wear poop across your chest with this emoji t-shirt.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

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Did you know? These 3 emoji monkeys are representations of the 3 wise monkeys from an ancient Japanese emoji of the past (then known as a pictorial). Wikipedia has all of the important need-to-know details, including the actual names of these ancient monkeys, if you’re interested.

Nowadays, we attach less meaning to these wise monkeys and just enjoy the fact that they add a touch of cuteness to relevant or irrelevant conversations.

All Emoji Print

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Prints are in, and no print will capture attention quite as well as an all-over emoji print. Try your hand at designing your own with your favorite emojis for a unique look and feel different than something anyone else would have.

Emoji Mosaic

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Are you a talented graphic designer? Why not take things to the next level and use your skills to create an elaborate emoji mosaic? You’ll be the text of the town if you can successfully create a beautiful emoji mosaic.

Snapchat-Inspired

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Snapchat’s filters give users the ability to apply interesting images and effects to their own faces, then take a picture or share the end result with friends. A crowd favorite was the rainbow-puking unicorn filter, immortalized by this emoji t-shirt. Your parents probably won’t understand, but all your friends will love it.

Emoji Phrases

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Some of the funniest emoji t-shirts are the ones that combine words with pictures. Ask friends for inspiration and take some time on your own to brainstorm some silly phrases to go with your favorite emojis. You’re sure to come up with something great!

Parody Emoji

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Apple is constantly adding new emojis to their iOS keyboard, but sometimes they’re not fast enough for our rapid-fire fingers! Regardless, it’s fun to take their existing emojis and parody them with your own unique spin. How will you customize your favorite emojis?

Random Emoji Mix

Sometimes it’s funny to just create a random mix of emojis and pretend like there’s a meaning behind them where they’re really is none. Create a random emoji mix t-shirt to mess with your friends. Let the head scratching begin!

Which of these expressive emoji t-shirts can you imagine wearing? Do you have some other great ideas that didn’t make it on this list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!