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Extended Artist Bio: Steven Thomas

Steven Thomas


Ever seen a design and thought, "man, that'd make an awesome poster"? Then chances are it was done by freelance graphic artist and illustrator Steven Thomas. His signature mix of mid 20th century retro-futurism and vintage propaganda art has landed him gigs for Star Wars, Marvel, 20th Century Fox, and more. Though not necessarily the biggest car guy, Steven is always happy to use his skills to create fantastic designs like "Rota Whirl", "Race in the Now", and "Fear and Clothing".


Steven took a breath to answer a few questions:

20 Top Tees Till 8/1

Show n’ shine that magnificent torso at the next track day with some equally epic tees. To celebrate the 4th birthday of blipshift, we’re forgoing the ice cream cake and instead resto-modding 20 designs as part of our 96h of BS Sale! These tuned-up tees will be racing Thursday, July 28 @ noon EDT through Monday, August 1, so get ‘em before the checkered flag waves!


Get that perfect launch and you may just steal one of our 500 early bird giveaways! We’ve also got the Formula Fridge Track Magnet Design Kit to recreate your favorite strip of asphalt onto your favorite appliance, and your order could getcha VIB (Very Important Blipshifter) discounts of $10-20 off races at Laguna Seca, Lime Rock, and other great tracks. Deets below..

Our 96h of BS Sale is Approaching

Man, it’s hot! Might even need to change outta that sweaty tee more than once a day. No need to freak out though ‘cause we got you covered… literally. 20 shirt-tastic restomodded designs make a comeback this Thursday for The 96 Hours of BS Sale! Prepare your torso, maybe do a few pushups, eat a donut, and visualize your arms going through sleeves of soft cotton.

Looking for an explain-free zone for your latest BS tee? How ‘bout heading to the track? Come The 96 Hours of BS Sale, you’ll be able to get discounted access to track events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Virginia International Raceway and Lime Rock Park (with the purchase of a tee)!

Apex Everything, including The 96 Hours of BS! The first 500 qualifying orders get an extra special bonus. Stay tuned all week for more deets!

The 96 Hours of BS starts Thurs, July 28 @ noon EDT and runs through Mon, August 1.

2016-07-28 12:00:00 2016-08-01 23:59:59 America/New_York 96h of BS Sale 20 fan favorite tee and poster designs available for a limited time. Blipshift.com
Jason Tracewell


With a last name like "Tracewell", it comes as little surprise that Jason is a designer at heart, having drawn up everything from billboards to websites to of course t-shirts. As big of a gamer as he is a gearhead, Jason still finds time to doodle designs like "No Sir", "Jacked", and "Revvit" in between motorcycle rides and Rock Band sessions.


Jason put down the sketchpad to answer a few questions:

As part of our quest to provide an ever-greater experience to you, our customer, we’re constantly tinkering under the hood of the BS machine. Like we all know, the best way to keep the engine running smoothly is to change the oil every so often. Kids and women's shirts are getting a restomod! Read on for full details or for the quick rundown check out the Pace Notes below. 

Youth Style Change

 

Kids Sizing ChangeSleeve Changes

The big news is we’re switching from the heavier Gildan shirts to the softer more comfortable Next Level tees, just like our adult line. This change affects the sizing: there is no longer an Extra Small (XS) offered, as the Next Level Small (S) fits the same size as the the Gildan XS. This means that if you ordered a Small previously you should order a Medium for your next tee and so on. The Next Level features a softer, more wearable shirt-sperience for your 100 octane youth. The tee’s also feature a slightly tapered sleeve and waist hem which makes them look more like your kid is wearing the tee instead of the other way around.

 Womens neckline size

  

Women’s Tee Update

 

Our women's t-shirts are changing from one Next Level fit to a new more comfortable fit. It’s still a Next Level tee -- so the same quality you’ve come to love isn’t changing, nor is the sizing. This newer style features a stylish semi-scooped neckline and a slightly longer fit at the waistline. Overall changes make for a much better looking shirt and with the new 60/40 cotton/polyester blend the boffins at Next Level have managed to reduce shrinkage so the fit stays more consistent to your first wear, every wear.

Womens new style runs about an inch longerWomens has a slightly longer length an revised scoop neckWomens neckline detail

 

Women's tank update

Women’s Tank Change

 

The look of our women's tank is updated with switch to the racerback design. The racerback (they had us at "racer...") features straps on either side of the neckline that apex at the back of the garment to provide a more streamlined and aerodynamic look. The tank also features a wider shirttail hem at the bottom but, as the new style has slightly less spandex than the outgoing style the fit doesn’t change. So you should order the same size as your normal tank size. The blend switches to a new 60/40 cotton/polyester blend that reduces shrinkage when washing your tank for a more consistent fit.

Womens hem update

 

TL;DR PACE NOTES

  • Kid’s Tees
    • Change from Gildan to Next Level like our adult tees.
    • Features a softer more comfortable feel
    • Change from boxier cut to more flattering tapered style (sleeves and waist)
    • Small is the new XS, order 1 size up from your previous purchase
  • Women’s Tees
    • Same fit but with scoop neck and slightly longer
    • Blend is now 60/40 cotton/poly mix for less shrinkage
  • Women’s Tanks
    • More stylish racerback design
    • Shirttail hem at bottom of garment
    • Blend is now 60/40 cotton/poly mix for less shrinkage

Extended Artist Bio: Emile Bouret

Emile Bouret


Video presenter. Porsche designer. Stunt driver. Shirt artist. With a resume straight off a car guys' bucket list, Emile Bouret isn't afraid to embrace new opportunities in pursuit of his love for cars and unavoidable passion for racing. Now mainly working as a product specialist and driving instructor for exotic marques like Ferrari and Aston Martin, Emile still enjoys flexing his artistic muscle with awesome designs like "S1mply No Equal2", "Still The One", and "Future Historian".


Emile stepped out of the drivers seat to answer a few questions:

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Maybe you're trying to figure out the best way to deal with the mountain of awesome tees sitting in the corner of the bedroom. Solution: go big! Turn that lil rolling hill of cotton into the Everest of tees ‘cause starting Monday, May 30, we’re moving up to 5 designs every week!

Got questions? Read on for the deets…

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