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Miski goes beyond cat t-shirts with Amaro line

Casey Uhelski combined a love of black cats (specifically, her own 17-years-old-and-still-going-strong black cat) and illustration to come up with her Yetee-exclusive Amaro line, a collection of beautifully illustrated cat t-shirts, stickers, pins and prints.

The Tennessee-based artist, who goes by the name Miski, is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and kids’ book illustrator for the series KeeKee’s Big Adventures. Not to mention a kick-ass t-shirt designer who has created over a dozen designs for The Yetee, including stickers, pins, and even coffee.

What—besides black cats of course—inspired Miski to become an illustrator? “Probably the same story as most artists—I drew a lot as a kid. But in high school I decided I couldn't imagine doing anything else and I was lucky enough to have parents that supported me.”

Miski was introduced to The Yetee while doing fan art for a speed runner around five years ago. “I posted it in Twitch chat and Kari Fry, another artist who happened to be in chat at the time, asked if I ever considered shirt design,” says Miski. “She gave me a 101 on shirt design and Yetee seemed pretty chill to work with so off I went. I just never thought it would be so accessible.”

The Amaro line was born out of her previously-mentioned love for black cats. “I had one growing up (he's 17 now and still doing great) who was just the sweetest little dude. I just started drawing this cute black cat dealing with bad luck as a theme to get out of an art slump, and Amaro was born.”

Besides whimsical, flowery cat t-shirts, the line includes something you may not expect: coffee beans. “Amaro” is an Italian surname that means unlucky or bitter. Miski came up with the idea of designing an Amaro coffee label based on that “bitter” concept. “I then remembered that the Yetee at some point had sent me some custom coffee. I asked if it was possible for me to sell it. Turns out they know a roaster in Chicago, and they made it happen.”
Miski says she is very proud of the charity designs she has made for both GDQ and Zeldathon via The Yetee. She is requested by name to design shirts for indie game developers as well. “But,” she says, “my big personal victory has been being able to build up my own personal line of merchandise. People loving your original art enough to wear it is pretty amazing.”

Check out Miski on The Yetee:

Twitter: @miskiart


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Shirt Price Increase

We know, this is a scary title to a post, but we promise it isn’t that scary! For the last 6 years, we’ve been selling our daily shirts at $11, and it’s gone great! We’ve grown and changed a lot over that time as a company and a community. We want to make sure that change continues to happen without sacrificing the things about the Yetee you know and love.  

Starting today, our daily shirts will be priced at $12 plus shipping. See? I told you it wasn’t scary. We’ve only increased by 1 dollar!

We’ve had to increase our prices for one simple reason: The Shirts.

Our prices haven’t changed, but our costs have. We want to make sure we continue to offer the same hi-quality screen printing that you are used to, without sacrificing quality.

In a growing marketplace where on demand printing is widely available, it is important to us to continue offering affordable limited edition silkscreened t-shirts. We also wanted to be as upfront as possible about our reasoning; we want to keep giving you what you deserve! Quality tees and pizza. But we can really only do the quality tees part.


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Since the summer of 2011, The Yetee has been providing amazing and affordable tees for your torso. In 2014, because of your support, we have moved all of our printing in house.

What does this mean to you? Less wait for you to get your shirt. Better quality control. Jobs for our amazing print shop guys (as seen in this video) and more flexibility for The Yetee to offer cool bonuses like buttons, stickers and more. This is only the beginning.