This post seems to have a lot of links to funny tee sites. Maybe we’ve reached a point in the year when people stop being depressed about the winter a start to smile again.
Women’s Week at laFraise: It was impressed by the range of articles that they had this week, even if I had to read them with some awkward Google translation (the articles about girly geeks were in French). Adam did a pretty good job on the English side of things though.
Lomography tee: I really like this new tee from the Lomography society. There’s a little story behind this, I was in bed one night and I thought to myself “I really like the Lomo style, I’d better remember to check out the lomography group on Flickr tomorrow” and then I found an e-mail about this tee in my inbox the next morning. How weird is that? In retrospect, I was actually thinking of the Holga photography style, but the story is still pretty cool.
Antidesigns: New t-shirt competition that doesn’t accept designs from the general public, but rather uses a pool of specially selected artists. Quite an interesting way of doing things and I’ll be watching how this one pans out. I’m not so sure about their webdesigns skills, but the tees are pretty impressive.
Chargrilled: This company is the home of the t-shirt in a can. Yup, tee in a can. It’s an odd angle to take for shipping (which is free worldwide, by the way), since it makes the package heavier, but its cool to see people trying something different for a change. They offer student/college style designs, with more of a British angle than most tee companies (e.g. I don’t expect any Americans to know who Barry Scott is).
Blingless Tees: It’s not often that I mention a brand that is powered by a print-on-demand company, but I like Spreadshirt (and not just because I want to be one of Spreadshirt-owned Lafraise’s employees), and this designer has got quite a lot of potential in his designs, and there’s a lot of originality in there, which is refreshing to see in the ‘funny tee’ market.
Moe Wampum: I’ll be honest, I had pretty much written off Moe Wampum a while back when I was going through a phase of not wanting to write about ‘funny’ tees, and clearly I’m not entirely out of that phase since I still use quotes around ‘funny’, but I had to pay them their due, they actually have some really cool tees, and the quality of the product pics looks pretty good too. So if you’re in the market for a topical tee, it’s a pretty good bet that MW will have what you’re after.
Skully tee from Monstar: I’m pretty sure I’ve already mentioned it, but this a damn nice tee and deserves a second look now that it’s been printed up and there’s product pics available.
Social-T: I really like the idea behind subscription based tee services, especially since these guys keep things topical whilst also having some quite creative designs. Oh, and their models are super cute too (if Cotton Filter’s were to have pics, this post would be better than it already is). $32 a month isn’t too bad of a price since it includes shipping and obviously you’ll be getting a pretty limited edition product.