Robots! 50 robot tees

by Andy on September 13, 2007


I’ve noticed that there’s a lot of tee’s that are robot based on the internet, designers must like drawing robots, presumably people must like drawing tees with robots on. So for little reason other than being bored and having way too much time on my hands, I decided to compile a list of them.

Since this list is quite long, I’ve put it behind a break so that the front page of the blog maintains some kind of normalcy.

*Update* If you’re on the hunt for long lists of t-shirts, there is a newer list of 101 Robot t-shirts that I wrote in June 2009. If you’re not entirely robot obsessed please check out this huge collection of t-shirt lists (from lots of different sites, not just this one), or the lists category. Also, if you enjoyed this post, it would be very much appreciated it if you mentioned it on twitter, facebook, or another other form of social media like digg, stumbleupon or delicious.

So here they are, in no particular order (be aware, some links are to affiliates).

1. What better way to kick off this list than to have a design with around 20 robots on it, each designed by a different artist. $20 Link


2. As seen on Channel 4’s The IT Crowd. $17 URL


3. “One Small Step for Robot brings Giant fear for Mankind.” ooookay… $20 Link


4. It glows in the dark, it glows, in the dark! $20 Link


5. Robot with a keyboard, I can dig it. $20 Link


6. Robot vs. Monkey dance-off? Now that’s something you don’t see every day. $18 Link


7. Robot + Cowboy = Awesome! $26 Link


8. Robobad: For him. €22 Link [via Tcritic]


9. Robonice: For her. €22 Link [via Tcritic]


10. Ok, I don’t know if you’d describe this strictly as a robot, but I’d like to think there a full robot on the end of that arm. $15 URL


11. A robot that’s been mummified, now that doesn’t make a lick of sense! $18 Link


12. Cool 50s-looking robot toy in a cartoon-like drawing. $26 Link


13. Just like they completed my childhood. $13.99 Link


14. And here’s our first humanoid robot on the list! $20 Link


15. Is that the robot from Lost in Space? $52 Link [via Tcritic]


16. The tee is cool, but the guy wearing it is kinda intense. $31.95 Link


17. Ah the robot, everyone thinks they’re the champion. $15 Link


18. I promise you, there is a very small robot at the bottom of this design. $18 Link [thanks, Julian!]


19. There’s no robot image on this tee, but it does encourage robot-like behaviour, and that’s fine by me. £25 Link


20. “Triumvir takes it back to 1983 when the Mr. Roboto song was introduced to the world.” $30 Link


21. Have you noticed that a lot of robots are sad in these tees? $18 URL


22. This robot is the mascot of DIY community $20 Link


23. “A Helpful Robot delivers a Bird to its Worm.” I don’t get it. $20 URL


24. What a beautiful vision of the future. $9.98 Link


25. You’ve gotta love a bit of Metropolis, I guess that chronologically speaking this should be the first tee on the list. $34 Link


26. My Pet Human: When robots eventually become our overlords, please don’t make a fuss. $15 Link


27. Inspired by Matisse’s “The Dance”, very clever. $21.50 Link


28.That’s one fine lookin’ retro styled robot. $16 Link


29. Where would this list be with dancing Star Wars characters? $16 Link + Review


30. When wearing this tee make sure someone is always stood on your right. $12 Link


31.Optimus during his troublesome gangsta phase. $ Link


32. This one’s a bit steampunk, and it stretches the definition of robot a little bit too. $20 Link


33. Now THAT is the Optimus Prime I remember, and the ’84 commemorates the release of the original movie, as if you didn’t know. $22 Link


34. I kind of feel a reverse Tiannamen Square thing going on here. $18 Link


35. Hand-drawn retro bot, love it! $15 Link


36. Oh non-grammatically correct tee, why do I want to wear you? $45 Link


37. Robot x skeleton, it had to happen at some point. $28 Link


38. Robo-love, still think its a good idea to give them emotions? $15 Link


39. Is this an oblique blood for oil reference that I’m missing? $20 Link


40.Quickly, draw me a robot in 5 seconds! $20 Link


41. Robots and Hollywood, a match made in heaven. $6(!) Link


42. How could I make a list and not turn up a Frankenstein reference? I couldn’t, obviously. $28 Link


43. A classic Da Vinci re-imagining. $16 Link [via Preshrunk]


44. You know what, its true! $18 Link [via Militant Geek]


45. An allover robot print for the ladies. $25 Link


46. Nice and chunky robot design. $50 Link


47. Massive print of Optimus Prime’s massive head. $22 Link


48. This tee may just be for kids, but its a really cool robot design. £12 Link (ooh, I found it for adults too, link)


49. How about a tee with a genuine robot? And here’s a pic of me with the real ASIMO. 1890Yen Link


50. A robot made of cardboard, what a cute little fella to round off the list. $18 Link


So, what have we learnt? People seem to want robots to be as human as possible, in none of these tees were robots specifically doing the bidding of the people that created them, and whilst there does seem to be a lot of sad robots out there, there’s seems to be an almost equal amount dancing!

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