30 Dec 2011

2011 – the year in review

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What a year!

With the holiday festivities behind us, and only a few days separating us from the New Year, I thought it would be fun to take a quick look back at 2011.

9 new designs in my shop

It’s certainly been a busy year, and in addition to a wide range of client work, I’ve also been able to add nine new designs to my personal shop! For those who are looking for these designs on alternate shirt colors, or as art prints or iPhone cases, I’ve also made them available through RedBubble.com

Contests & Giveaways

Every time that one of my designs is printed (and plenty of other times throughout the year) I have a giveaway through a variety of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. In the past year, I’ve given away 38 t-shirts and more than 200 other prizes including pint glasses, stickers, pins, cards and other fun stuff! To get in on the fun for next year, be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Google+.

Media mentions

Speaking of my shop, it’s been a great and busy year, thanks in large part to a wave of publicity from a variety of sites and sources. Among the more notable were “Choose Your Weapon” making the front page of Reddit and IGN.com, “He’s Dead, Jim” being featured on BoingBoing.net, “Doctor Whoville” showing up on USAToday.com, and my entire shop being profiled on G4TV’s “Attack of the Show”!

Other T-Shirt Sites


This year, Threadless printed 3 new designs of mine – “Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright”, “Watercolor Waterguns”, and “World’s Greatest Exaggerator”. In addition, five of my older designs have been reprinted as well! A number of them are already sold out, but you can always find all of my Threadless shirts that are in stock by using this link: Ian Leino shirts at Threadless


In 2011, TeeFury printed 8 of my pop-culture based designs, and through the support of my friends and fans, I’ve clawed my way back to the #1 position in their best-selling artist list!


Two of my designs have been printed at Woot this year, and have done better than any of my previous prints there. “Metrognome” hung around on the charts for several weeks in the spring, and now my latest design “Code of Arms” has proven to be my most popular Woot shirt ever! Please spread the word and help it stay on the charts!


Client designs

It’s been a busy year for client work as well, and in 2011 I created designs for the Hard Rock Cafe, as well as for musicians including James Taylor, Bob Seger, Stevie Nicks, Rascal Flatts and KISS.

More to come in 2012

I already have three designs scheduled to print in the new year, and a huge list of fun ideas that I can’t wait to start working on! To keep up with all of my latest design news (as well as contests, giveaways and other fun) be sure to follow me on your favorite social media site: FacebookTwitterTumblr or Google+.

One Response to “2011 – the year in review”

  1. bottleHeD says:

    Awesome band t-shirts!

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