It’s time! What for? You may ask! well time for the very latest t shirt brand undressed interview. This week we are featuring a relatively new player in the world of daily tee sites teeVillain
From my research and interviews with teeVillain, they are more than just a daily tee site. You will be surprised to know thst GSHQ has the inside scoop on exactly what teeVillain Is all about. They are in fact a shadowy organisation that reaches out throughout your everyday life from your local Starbucks to your government, they are everywhere!
And their horrifying mission? To spread the word of Justin Bieber!
Yes it sounds monstrous, Justin biebers attempts at world domination starts with the shadowy world of teeVillain. Imbedded in every tee, that is sold is a secret hynotic message from Justin. There is still one mystery that I have not solved, what is it with the capital V in their name teeVillain.
Can you start by giving some background about yourself?
I can only say that I was not always the diabolical teeVillain that you see before you… Once I was just a regular person just like you, with an obsession for the finer things in life; stunning artwork and torture.
My actual origin, however, is a story for another day. Perhaps, in the form of a web comic. Perhaps as a multimillion dollar blockbuster movie. Perhaps as a Lifetime miniseries.
Where are you from?
Are you working with the secret police? Let’s just say that my main base of operation is NOT located in the deep, dark swamps of Louisiana mere miles from the crescent city.
Why did you start a daily/weekly tee site instead of a ‘regular’ t shirt brand?
The business model of limited edition tees has a lot of appealing factors. One of the biggest being the fact that we do not have to keep a huge stock of tees hostage for long periods of time. This keeps the cost down tremendously. Do you know how much it costs to feed and shelter all of those tees on a daily basis? Just the tap water and stale bread alone is enough to bankrupt nations.
Where did you get the name teeVillain?
I owe that to the most evil regular Joe I know, Peter Griffin.
What makes teeVillain different from other similar daily/weekly tee shirt sites? What is your USP?
The images I have emblazed upon the unmarred innocent tees mostly leans towards the beauty found in the darker side of culture.
Although I am not opposed to featuring the occasional Hero or artsy design.
I believe my most Unique Selling Proposition is not a selling proposition at all.
I do not only feature designs that I think will sell well, I select designs that just need to be printed, no matter how obscure the subject or how limited the audience.
How does a designer get to feature their design on your site?
First they must create something truly sinister yet pleasing to the eye. Then they simply have to submit it through the teeVillain website. teeVillain is a little out of the ordinary when it comes to the actual selection process. Like I was just saying, I do not necessarily select something just because I think it will sell. I am very prone to selecting designs that I think are just too darn wicked to not be printed.
Who are your favorite designers that you hope to feature on your site?
Well, so far I have been very fortunate with the amazing lot of artists that have joined my ranks as teeVillain Artist Masterminds. As far as favorites among them… I could rack out a bunch of obvious names that everyone knows already, but what fun would that be? Instead let me list a few talents that may not get the recognition they deserve:
Jeral Tidwell, Fuacka, VictorsBeard, Andy Hunt, Hillary White, JCMaziu, Ratigan Designs, RJohnArt, Alex Pawlicki, Whimsy Design, Big Stank Dogg, HartmanArts, DarkChoocoolat, D4N13L, Chema Bola8, Kent Cribbs, Gimetzco!, R. J. Graphics, TAG Graphics, Shumaza, Donnie D, SwanStar Designs, SilverBax, TeeKetch illustration, Designs By Mephias, David Johnston: Illustration, Ryan Berry, Sean Nicholls, Mike Handy, Fanboy30, The Illustrator Formerly Known as Jerry Bennett, Vincent Carrozza, Freeminds, OneBlueBird… the list goes on and on…
As a brand how much importance do you put on marketing on social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook?
Social media is an ever evolving marketing goldmine that any business would be foolish not to tap into. It also goes hand in hand with the greatest age old marketing tool of all time; word of mouth.
When do you launch and what do you have planned?
the teeVillain site launched on June 16th of 2013. The first 60 designs are a contest of sorts for all the artists involved. After that, I plan on opening a teeVillain shop on the website where there will be a selection of preprinted limited edition “teeVillain centric” items created by different Masterminds. These items will be of a limited quantity and available until they are all gone.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years both for yourselves and your business?
Well, like any Villain, my goal is global domination. The business itself will more than likely evolve into a totalitarian government by then.
When getting your apparel printed what is the process that you prefer?
The one that is most painful to the tee, of course. All teeVillain tees are screen printed in-house by my evil minion using both traditional plastisol inks as well as discharge inks. It all depends on the design and what will make the art look the best that it can. And most importantly, what will make the tee in question scream the longest. Bwuah-ha-ha-ha-haaa!
What brands of apparel do you prefer to print on?
I prefer to victimize super soft private label custom manufactured tees. I find that unlabeled, unsuspecting tees have the loudest screams when faced with the sweet, sweet heat.
What would a customer expect when ordering a product from you?
Quality printed garments. All of the minion under my supervision are professional starving artists with an obsession for perfection, a healthy appetite for the table scraps I pay them with, and a dreaded fear of my piranha plants.
What happens after a customer places an order? When will they receive their tee?
All teeVillain items are limited edition and printed to order. Typically, after the ransom is paid the tees are released (or escape) from the torture chamber of doom within 3 to 10 (business) days. The tees then stow away on the back of a UPS truck that transports them all to the airport where they boards a plan and head to a processing facility in Atlanta. From there all of the escapees part-ways and head to their new homes via USPS (or the country of origins equivalent) where they think they will be safe. Little do they know, that most of my Loyal Devotees are just as sick and twisted as I am.
This entire process takes about 15 (business) days or less. These “Business” days do not include Holidays or Weekends. So please don’t start counting down the days the moment you click the purchase button.
Tees fleeing the United States to other countries could take a little longer depending on the destination country and customs.
We may be a little slow on the shirts arriving, but we make up for it in print quality.
Anyone you want to give a shout out to?
Sure, thanks for asking. I’d like to say thank you to all of the teeVillain Artist Masterminds and my Loyal Devotees that are located all over the world and without whom my eVil plans would not come to fruition.
Where is the best place to find your designs and buy some of your evil shirts? And of course get in contact with you.
The best and only place to find teeVillain tees would be at teeVillain.com and you can easily contact me from there or through any of my social stalking outlets listed below.
more to come, I’m sure.