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Artistic and Ethical Disaster: CafePress Removes Designer and Product Discretion. Take Control of Your Destiny. Get Off the Marketplace!

The last time that CafePress made changes to its terms of service, it did so openly. The t-shirt, button and bumper sticker printer did not make that mistake again, making a quiet but fundamental change today that may nevertheless push more people away from doing business there.

Corporate, Capitalist CafePress CafePress is a “print on […]

Review: Avoid XG Tees for Flimsy Unethical Shirts, Buggy Interface

We here at Irregular Times have a favorite punishment for companies that inundate us with spammy, off-topic marketing ploys in our comments section: an honest review.

This morning, XG Tees cut and pasted their promotional link into an e-mail blast indicating that its company “offers a wide range of products for you to create custom […]

CafePress T-Shirt Contest Closed to Entrants Who Annoy Them

Print-on-demand t-shirt seller CafePress has announced a contest for designing a t-shirt in which it will reward 5 winners with a Flip Mino. Everybody else who enters has to agree to sell their t-shirt via the Marketplace, on which designers make less than $3 a shirt; outside the Marketplace designers could make $8 or more. […]

A New Computer Top All For An S

Today, an entire top of a laptop computer just got thrown away because it was missing an S key. That’s outrageous waste. […]

CafePress Boom! New Ethical Design Possibilities with Sweatshop-Free Dark Cotton Kids Shirts

For us here at Irregular Times, selling shirts is like licking fingers: we like to know where they’ve been. We sell shirts made by American Apparel because the company is transparent and reliably regulated when it comes it its workforce and compensation practices. Most apparel producers work very hard to hide the information about their […]

What Changes Does Skreened Have Up Its Sleeve for March?

Skreened, the only print-on-demand service in the known universe to sell shirts exclusively made in certifiably sweatshop-free conditions, has changes afoot. On March 1, the design and print shop is set to unveil a new website, the result of what the staff cryptically teases is a “makeover.”

What will we see? I don’t have a […]

New Look For Irregular Times

At the top is Theodiclus Locke, Mr. Odd Clock, our long-lived irregular man character, now in sharper focus. He’s still got a little bit of graininess around the edges. […]

What Happened to Irregular Times?

Irregular Times has a new design. Give us your feedback. […]

Happy Isaac Newton Eve!

Writing for the New York Times, Olivia Judson observed yesterday that more than one luminary’s birth has been pegged to the day of December 25: Isaac Newton was also born on that day, at least under the older Julian calendar. That makes today Isaac Newton Eve.

Judson somewhat jeeringly suggests that supporters of science […]

Shop Like a Sheep or an Odd Bird: Election Store Sorted by Popularity

What sort of political animal are you, anyway? Are you a sheep, looking to follow the herd with the hottest political button out there right now? Or are you an odd bird, looking for a bumper sticker that others have overlooked or disdained, something with a message that will distinguish you from the rest?

Be […]