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Top 20 best selling threadless t-shirts of all time

I know Funkalicious and Communist Party are among the best sellers, but does the staff have a bigger list, like a top 10 or top 20, so we could try to understand what makes a design so awesome, popular and profitable?

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skaw
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Top 20 of all time

dnice25
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Thanks I needed to see this!!!!

mathiole
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Thanks Jake! The designs are very distinctive, so it's kinda hard to analyze. But most of then: -have a simple solution for a strong concept -rely on comical and funny things rather than on pop culture icons

what else?

Manupix
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Awesome, thanks Jake!

Also there's this, getting a little old though.

Sach_80

Excellent!

alby letoy
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I rather not to see the top selling design all time, but to see the catalog top list now days. Because those are the trend that people will bought today :-)

Morkki
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I've bought 5 of these in one form or another

taz-pie

i have bought 11 of them!

mathiole
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alby letoy said:

I rather not to see the top selling design all time, but to see the catalog top list now days. Because those are the trend that people will bought today :-)

that would be cool to. Skaw?

vectored_life

LMFAO I've never seen the haiku design. I almost died laughing. Literally cuz breakfast.

wowrainbows
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The problem is that the popular shirts get skewed by sale prices 'n such. I'd be more interested to know the 20 best selling designs in the past 6 months.

goliath72
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i own 4 of these shirts! 2 others bought for my wife

Communist party NUTS Cookie Loves Milks Running Rhino infinity MPG Pandamonium

JaymeArt

nice. Ive got two of these and want two others.

mathiole
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Manupix said:

Awesome, thanks Jake!

Also there's this, getting a little old though.

I found this really useful!

Wolfgang8885

Wow, Im surprised at some of these being best sellers. Gives me hope.

Really meant no disrespect to anyone lol.

ChrisDB
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Pandamonium is one of my all time fav. I gotta get a new one though! In grey!

WednesdayCat

Awesome, I'm a stat nerd..so this is cool. Great blog, and thanks for posting that list.

tomburns
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I'm a Capitalist Communist!

skaw
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For giggles, here is another top 20 best selling list that is more recent, rather than all-time.

JOHN2
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Now I'm even more lost then ever, those are all over the place. Maybe the lesson is that there is no common thread, just make a good shirt see what happens.

vanillablue
JOHN2 said:

Maybe the lesson is that there is no common thread, just make a good shirt see what happens.

I think you summed it up very nicely right there.

c-royal
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It's just not rocket science.

mathiole
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haha hell, basically there's no point in trying to understand a pattern in the best sellers. The collection is too wide either on themes and visuals

wotto
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Interesting. Not surprising but good info. Thanks Skaw.

Bohsky
JOHN2 said:

just make a good shirt see what happens.

This is the Ultimate Answer. I spent a big amount of time trying to mathematically derive "ultimate design", which will be printed and everyone will buy it. So as a result I have a huge list of ideas, but non of them has not been drawn yet. It would be better if I just created idea and drawn it, one idea - one design, one after another. I think, there is no pattern how to create 100 % winning design (of course, there are some themes, which people love more).

BonoMourits

Great info! Woohoo!

melmike
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I have 5 of them. Some surprises in there from the newer list I must say.

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