The world of Star Trek merch design just got a whole lot bigger. Unlicensed fan art has always been something celebrated by the Star Trek community, but this is the first time that fan artists are selling their Star Trek art on tee shirts and other goods under official sanction from CBS.
Supporting independent artists
A new deal between CBS and TeePublic, a website where artists can sell their designs on tee shirts, hoodies, stickers, mugs, and more, has resulted in the approval of dozens of new Star Trek designs. TeePublic is the world’s largest marketplace for independent creators to sell their work on the highest quality merchandise. Every purchase of a newly licensed Star Trek design supports the artist who created it.
Small independent artists can have a difficult time selling their work that celebrates Star Trek due to legal issues surrounding the sale of copyrighted works and difficulties in obtaining an official license such as cost and availability. This first-of-its-kind arrangement between CBS and fan artists opens up a whole new world for Star Trek merchandise.
A new shirt for the con?
TeePublic reached out to us here at TrekMovie to create the first web store full of these newly licensed designs. If you order now and choose expedited shipping, you’re guaranteed to get your new tee in time for Star Trek Las Vegas later this month. Plus, TrekMovie fans get 31% off for the first 72 hours to celebrate the grand opening of our storefront. That means $20 classic tees are now selling for $14!
The shirts can be ordered in a male or female fit, various styles from classic to v-neck, in multiple colors, and in sizes from S to XL. CBS have just approved the first batch of Star Trek designs for sale, but be sure to keep an eye on the store for new shirts that come in.