Unicorn Empire News Roundup!

unicornempireprints:

First of all, thank you to everyone who took our survey! Your feedback was incredibly valuable and it helped us make some decisions about what we’re doing next. 

New Sizes!

Thanks to all the feedback we received from everyone, we realized that we really should be offering our women’s cut t-shirt in more sizes. Over the next few months, we’ll be updating our store to include Women’s 2X and 3X t-shirts. We’re rolling out these changes one design at a time so that we don’t have to reprint all 19 of our designs all at once. (We learned our lesson about that when we expanded our sizes last year!)

To start with, our Driver Picks The Music shirts in Khaki and Green are now available in Women’s Fitted 2X and 3X. And our On Your Left Tanktops are now available in Women’s Fitted 2X, 3X, and 4X. 

New Prints!

We have tons of new poster prints, including my favorite Gravity Falls Supernatural Crossover, “Mabel and Dipper are in the Family Business”.

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New items at Pepper’s Pins!

In case you didn’t know, Pepper’s Pins is Unicorn Empire’s “sister store” where I sell buttons, keychains, and other cool stuff that I’ve bribed Amber to design. I recently did a lot of baking, and in exchange Amber designed these awesome new keychains! We have keychains inspired by Teen Wolf, Supernatural, The Avengers, and I’m hoping that if I bake some chocolate chip cookies we’ll have more soon!

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Future Projects

We’re constantly working on dozens of different things, but right now Amber’s two big projects are her new Orphan Black “Clone Club” t-shirt design, and a new Ghost Hunting board game called Blackwood Manner.

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If you want to see Amber’s work in progress for the “Clone Club” design or Blackwood Manor you can follow her personal blog UnicornEmpire.

Another big project we’re working on is putting together a tutorial that shows what we do and how designs go from napkin sketch to finished t-shirt. 

You can also follow our official Facebook Page, follow us on Instagram @unicornempire, or sign up for our e-mail list. Thanks guys!

- Pepper

Hmmm, chocolate chip cookies you say? I’m listening…

keptinqueer:

Got my shirt from UnicornEmpire a few days ago!
It arrived over a week earlier than it was supposed to, and fits great. Not to mention, Amber (the owner) was super nice with all inquiries. Thanks, Amber! I love this shirt a lot.
Shirt bought here (x).

Awwww you look adorable! Thanks so much, I’m so glad that you like it! <3 High-res

keptinqueer:

Got my shirt from UnicornEmpire a few days ago!

It arrived over a week earlier than it was supposed to, and fits great. Not to mention, Amber (the owner) was super nice with all inquiries. Thanks, Amber! I love this shirt a lot.

Shirt bought here (x).

Awwww you look adorable! Thanks so much, I’m so glad that you like it! <3

Happy 32nd Birthday to Jared Padalecki! I personally think you&#8217;re an awesome and joyful person, and it always lights my heart when I see the way you make the people around you laugh. Thank you for all your years of hard work too, I know it can&#8217;t have been all sunshine and roses. Today we&#8217;ll be donating a portion of our proceeds to Jared&#8217;s charity of choice, A Dog&#8217;s Life Rescue which is an absolutely worthy cause all on its own. So if you&#8217;re a fan and you&#8217;re in a good place and able, either go donate to puppies in need or if you&#8217;ve been wanting something from our shop for a while, get it and we&#8217;ll donate something for you in thanks to our biggest puppy = ) Happy Birthday!

Happy 32nd Birthday to Jared Padalecki! I personally think you’re an awesome and joyful person, and it always lights my heart when I see the way you make the people around you laugh. Thank you for all your years of hard work too, I know it can’t have been all sunshine and roses. Today we’ll be donating a portion of our proceeds to Jared’s charity of choice, A Dog’s Life Rescue which is an absolutely worthy cause all on its own. So if you’re a fan and you’re in a good place and able, either go donate to puppies in need or if you’ve been wanting something from our shop for a while, get it and we’ll donate something for you in thanks to our biggest puppy = ) Happy Birthday!

Polished up that Orphan Black design from yesterday a bit. The numbers are 324B21, the number on Cosima&#8217;s code, and the barcode at the top actually spells LEDA in barcode language. Clone Club will probably be thicker in the end and slightly different, and I might resize the &#8216;just one&#8217; text too but otherwise I&#8217;m pretty happy with the direction it&#8217;s going. I&#8217;m thinking black shirt with silver ink, thoughts? High-res

Polished up that Orphan Black design from yesterday a bit. The numbers are 324B21, the number on Cosima’s code, and the barcode at the top actually spells LEDA in barcode language. Clone Club will probably be thicker in the end and slightly different, and I might resize the ‘just one’ text too but otherwise I’m pretty happy with the direction it’s going. I’m thinking black shirt with silver ink, thoughts?

Looking for some new blogs to follow

My tumblr has been a little on the inactive side, so I was hoping maybe that this would get me some new blogs to follow? Send me recommendations or reblog this with a comment about what your blog is about, etc. and I’ll check it out! I’m looking for lots of:

  • Orphan Black
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Funny junk
  • Supernatural
  • IDK COOL THINGS

So yeah, do it?

Did the code 'Capsicle' include pins with any shirt purchase? If someone bought a supernatural shirt, would the pins still be included? I know the code is expired but I'm curious.

Asked by Anonymous

The Capsicle code was supposed to include free buttons for everyone who used the code during that sale/timeframe, but Etsy is making a LOT of changes right now, and so while we thought a lot of people just weren’t using the coupon code, they actually were, it just didn’t tell us on our sellers end where we look when we’re making labels. So we missed a few people’s orders including the free buttons for them; however, because we have no idea who did or didn’t get the buttons (because the orders are already gone and out there) we’re just shipping buttons to people who contact us at let them know that they’re missing. So if you should have gotten them, let us know on Etsy and we’ll fix it = ) 

unicornempireprints:

About six months ago I impulse bought 1000 keychain parts without an actual plan for what I was going to do with them. Then when Amber designed a pair of Captain America Winter Soldier buttons for me I realized they would be perfect on a keychain. Once Amber saw how cute the finished product was, she decided to design a whole line of them.

You can find them at PeppersPins.etsy.com and for the rest of July every keychain order comes with a free button!

No coupon code necessary, just tell me in the notes area which button you’d like. (Don’t add the button to your cart, just tell me the name of the design.)

If you don’t tell me which button you’d like I’ll include a button with the same design as your keychain. 

Free button special ends July 31st 2014. 

- Pepper

Woo, free buttons, Alriiiiiight!

(via robinade)

So my little sister Brenna had a 15 hour layover in Seattle yesterday while en route to Chicago, so I went to pick her up and spend the day with her. We went to a little game store with the hopes of buying a new game and playing for a few hours in their area for gameplay. We get there and the owner and I think his son are sitting behind the counter, super friendly and nice, we start looking around. We get to the back and there’s this guy who I think is there in some form of professional manner, he had a printer and station set up and was painting minifigs, and very loudly talking to a couple of 10-12 year old boys who were there playing a game. He was giving them advice on how to win or what to do and kind of teaching them how to play it, but also talking with them in general. So my sister and I are in the back, near them, and I know he’s seen us, I made eye contact with him for a split second while we crossed from one side of the store to the other, and we’re standing right behind him and the boys in full sight, just game table space between us. No aisles blocking us from view or anything. And I hear this conversation.

Man: “So, do you have any sisters?”

Boy: “No.”

Man: laughing “Oh good, that’s good!”

Boy: totally deadpan “Why?” (and good for this kid, seriously)

Man: “Because girls are the worst!”

Now, I know he probably meant this as a joke. I know he probably only asked this kid because he saw us there and was thinking about girls and girls existing and wanted to talk about girls kind of with this boy who he was kind of mentoring in this game store. But seriously. Girls are the worst, while there are girls standing right behind you, about 8 feet away, and you talk very loudly? He didn’t even follow it up with the precursory (yet still offensive) ‘Haha I’m just joking’. He just left it there.

So when I saw he was just going to leave it there I looked back at him and I loudly said, in the most sarcastic voice I could muster (which is pretty sarcastic, I’ve had a lot of practice) "Greeaaat example." and went back to looking at games. But I was pissed. I was so pissed I almost walked out of that store, because while even though we had gone there intending to buy a game and play for a few hours, one asshole made ‘a joke’. And you know it doesn’t matter that he intended it to be a joke, what mattered is that he said something super shitty, and it had an impact on the people around him- and I’m not talking just about me. Those boys he’s mentoring? They probably look up to him in some degree, and they’re going to remember that shit that he says about how ‘girls are the worst’, and they’re 10 and 12 years old, they’ve got years and years of passing that shit on to other boys their own age and making a whole new generation of jerks who say shit like that, and that just pisses me off. Seriously.

I also recognize that the owner was a very nice and friendly guy, and so was his son, and both were happy and ready to help us find any games we were looking for- But while I said my piece to this guy, I lost a lot of respect for the owner as well because he didn’t so much as say “Hey man, that’s not cool.” and that’s what would have made me change my mind about going back to that store in the future. I know you can’t control what your employees or guests do or say in your store, but you can correct them when they do that kind of stuff, and it’s IMPORTANT! It’s important for those kinds of people to hear from authority figures that it’s not okay to say those kinds of things- the guy already said ‘girls are the worst’, how much weight do you think my opinion/commentary has on him compared to yours?