From the monthly archives:

December 2007

Exploded Explosion by Troy Paiva at Oddica

by Andy on December 12, 2007

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HYA fave and frequent Oddica contributor Troy Paiva has knocked another one out of the park by putting more than one ‘exploded’ thing onto a tee. More than one!

The all-over print represents a bit of a departure from the norm for Oddica too, since I think of them more as a front and centre print type company, letting the artwork do the talking rather than the placement. If my memory serves me correctly, a few of the items in the tee have been on Oddica tees before, but whatever that is in the top right is new to me.

In other Oddica news, they’ve launched the second stage of their holiday sale. You can currently get one AA printed tee for $15, 2 for $28, and 3 or more for $13 a piece. hoodies are $24 and $30, which is cheap, damn cheap. Issue 6 of their ever in-house PDF magazine, packed full of cool illustrations, is out now too.

Costiness=$15 Link (also available as a polo)

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Cotton Filter: 111207

by Andy on December 11, 2007

Threadless Bingo @ Fantastic Bonanza: Hipster bingo for all! The FB guys have coded up a fun little bingo card that randomly selects different Threadless designs, then you print it out next time you’re going to a place where people wear pork-pie hats and have ironic facial hair and tick off a Threadless design if you spot it. A lot of fun and a little nudge at the ubiquity of Threadless nowadays.

Faveur Clothing: Free shipping until December 31st with the coupon code getcovered.

No Star Clothing: They’ve just dropped 11 new designs and have still got a load of designs available for the low, low price of $12.

Johnny Cupcakes: They’ve got a ‘bake sale’ going down, along with new kids shirts and scarves.

Your Eyes Lie: New designs, and I’ve got a review coming up soon.

All Jelly No Toast: Everything is on sale, even I’m tempted to buy something! And for those of you that were put off buying Chateau Roux in the past, here’s one of their amazingly high quality tees for *just* $42.99.

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Dice by EIO Clothing worn by Russel Howard

by Andy on December 11, 2007

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I remember a few months ago when I was watching this episode of BBC2s ‘Mock the Week’ (I never miss is, thanks Sky+!) that I could have sworn I’d seen the t-shirt being worn by Russel Howard before. Incidentally, if you don’t know who Russel Howard is, you should, he’s a very funny man and a real up-and-comer in the UK standup world, there’s lots of his stuff on YouTube, or if you aren’t a fan of copyright infringement, try his own website. Back to the tee, I had seen it before, on EIOs website, as its part of their marvelous Autumn/Winter07 collection.

Costiness=£27 Link

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Threadless ‘invents’ the ‘hoodsie’

by Andy on December 11, 2007

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On the HYA about page, along with being woefully out of date, it jokes that I’ll write about onesies since they hide your arms. Well, it may have taken almost two years, but I finally freakin’ did it!

Threadless say that they asked their printers to get them onsies with hoods on them, and that the printers came back empty-handed, so they just made them themselves, and the ‘hoodsie’ was born. Now, I realise I’ve got my skeptical hat on here, but as they state in their own blog post, there are costumes likes this for kids, and whilst they do have ears on them usually, so that the baby looks like a bear or whatever, that doesn’t stop them from being a hoodsie now does it?

Still, they’re sooooooo cute!

Costiness=$20 Link

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Evil Robot by Soulful Commandoe

by Andy on December 11, 2007

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All my friends love the face printed onto the hood of my Ice Wizard hoodie by Seibei (the coupon code ‘hideyourarms’ might get you 10% off there, I can’t remember), so I figured you guys might like to take a look at this reversible hoodie from Soulful Commandoe since it not only has a face on it, but a robotic themed one at that!

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I guess the idea is to make the wearer look like a robot, something that might achieve dubious levels of success, but it still looks pretty cool. One of the most interesting things about this hoodie is that from the looks of it you can actually entirely zip it in half, and then zip it together to another of SFCs hoodies to create some kind of a franken-hoodie. I can’t imagine that looking all that nice, but still, very interesting. Oh, and the interior/reverse looks pretty cool as well.

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Here’s Andy’s pick o’ the week from the latest crop of Threadless tees. I’ve picked ‘we have ways of making you talk’ because these tees which have lots of little elements on a theme neatly arranged seem to be gaining in popularity (there were similar Threadless designs with stereos and rayguns), and because this tee actually has more depth than you’d imagine. Do you see the the feather, I can’t decide if that’s a ‘pen is mightier than the sword’ reference, or if the designer just really hates being tickled. This tee also has ‘we have ways of making you talk’ printed on the upper back of the tee, which is fairly rare to see from the typically front-printing Threadless.

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Oh, and if they’re listening, top notch bunch of product photos this week Threadgang!

Costiness=$10 (until Saturday when the sale ends) Link

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Cotton Filter: 101207

by Andy on December 10, 2007

Spear Talks: Tado: One of my favourite blogs talks to one of my favourite art/illustration duos. No huge revelations, but a fun little interview.

The Quiet Life: A little holiday bonus from the guys at TQL:

Every order placed before Dec. 25th that’s over $75.00 will receive a free QL Camera Club book (vol. 2) and a free Poo Poodles CD. And every order over $100.00 will recieve a free Camera Club book, a free Poo Poodles CD, and a free QL Tshirt.

Threadbanger: Our friends over at Threadbanger have a new episode out, this ones all about hair! (yeah, I know, this ain’t ‘Hide Your Scalp’…)

Bountee gets a forum: I don’t really understand why all t-shirt design competitions don’t have forums in some form or another, it seems like something that would help to create a better feeling of community. It’s pretty bare bones and quiet at the moment as it was only announced a few days ago, but it still seems like a good addition to this increasingly impressive site.

Glarkware: Free shipping on orders over $75

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I’m giving this design a shout out, not because I think its amazing (its good, but I’m not ga-ga for it), but because I wanted to give props (‘props’ am I using that right?) to the designer, PsyKopaT, for not giving up at laFraise and getting printed after his 70th submission, something which surprises me considering the quality of the designs on his blog.

Costiness=€22 Link (facts is this story provided by the excellent LaFraise blog)

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Crikey Blazer by Artful Dodger @ Karmaloop

by Andy on December 10, 2007

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Now this is a lot more what I expect when I think of Artful Dodger, and even though I can admit that the patterns on this blazer and the tee I mentioned on Thursday are actually pretty similar, it feels like a whole different ball-game to be audacious enough to put that kind of pattern onto what is generally considered quite a dressy item.

Even though I don’t think that I quite have the cajones to wear this, I do kinda like it, even if it is just in a “people that wear streetwear are crazy” kind of way. If you click through you’ll see that the blazer has a burgundly lining with pink trim, which contrats really well with the white. Oh, and whilst I like it, I don’t necessarily $200 like it (which is circa $100 off the original price).

Costiness=$202.99 Link

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Has anyone else noticed that if you’re a clothing company and you base yourself in Germany then chances are you’re going to consistently put out awesome designs? Think about it, Human Empire, Yackfou, A Better Tomorrow, Scribtee… others.

I’ve got no clue what the deal is with the design (are they meant to be angel wings?) and how it relates to the ‘Midwest’ title, but that doesn’t stop the hand drawn style from being really endearing, especially the way that their name is hand drawn.

€46 Link

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Swarovski logo hoodie by Wrongwroks

by Andy on December 7, 2007

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I’m just about comfortable with the use of Swarovski crystals in clothing, just about. I wouldn’t be okay with just anyone using them, but Wrongwroks can get away with a lot in my books, and this is one of those instances. Also, that black crystal skull and crossbones (see lower photo) is just totally badass!

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Oh, and the American Apparel style promo shots don’t exactly harm Wrongwroks chances of getting on HYA all the time either!

Costiness=$55 (printed on AA) Link (thumbnail on the lower right)

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Pinespace by Paul Frank @ Karmaloop

by Andy on December 7, 2007

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Gee, I wish I’d posted about this when people actually gave a damn about MySpace. Anyone here still use it? I know its a great tool for a lot of clothing brands to get their news out in bulletins, and the member count is massive, but there just seems to be a lot less point to it for me compared to Facebook. Oh, and ‘Pinespace’ is so much beter looking than the real thing that its actually a little sad. Anyway, this ain’t Mashable, this is HYA, and this tee is still pretty cool even if it could do with going social 2.0 and becoming Pinebook.

Costiness=$19 Link

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Joystick Micro by Public Domain Clothing

by Andy on December 7, 2007

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Ok gamers, I have a question for you. I see controllers for: an old atari (though there has been debate over the validity of the design), a Sega Megadrive/Genesis, and a Sega Dreamcast, but what’s the other one?

I do think that retro gaming is pretty cool, but then I look at Gears of War on a HD TV and decide that, actually, pixelated images are only really cool when they’re stuck onto a wall.

Costiness=$25 Link

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Threadless: Bestees news

by Andy on December 6, 2007

Threadless just dropped some knowledge on us about their upcoming awards:

Woohoo! I think we’re all ready for a much-anticipated update on the annual Threadless Awards aka The Bestees, huh?

The 27 categories will be announced in all of their glory on Monday, December 31!

As mentioned in the previous newspost, we’ll be awarding $100,000 in cash and it breaks down as follows: Five $10,000 prizes. Seven $5,000 prizes. Fifteen $1,000 prizes. We’re also going to be awarding ten extra “honorary” Bestees! All of the winners will be receiving the incredible Bestee The Elephant trophy!

Get ready to roll out that red carpet!

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Scratch An Itch by Artful Dodger @ Karmaloop

by Andy on December 6, 2007

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This isn’t the kind of tee that I would expect to see when I think about Artful Dodger, that’s probably just me incorrectly lumping them in with other streetwear labels, but this tee really has something about it, a lovely piece of illustrative work. And yes, that it probably the first time that anyone has described something by Artful Dodger as ‘lovely’. And its good to see the print being carried over the shoulder to the back of the tee in a natural fashion too.

Costiness=$49 Link (get up to 20% off your order with the rep code AS7594)

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The Contraption by Ten Bills

by Andy on December 6, 2007

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I got really excited when I took a look at Ten Bills latest newsletter and it announced that they were bringing us “the FIRST EVER Ten Bills Full Zipped Hood.” I was expecting something along the lines of Anticon‘s popular mask hoodie concept, or the redonkulously hyped ‘Dead Serious‘ by LRG. But in reality its ‘just’ a zip-up hoodie. Admittedly, its a very fine hoodie, but I couldn’t help but feel a little bit disappointed that it wasn’t what I was hoping for.

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But let’s take nothing away from it, this is an excellent hoodie. I really like the touch of printing the Tenbills name and logo on the inside of the hood, which is something I almost always enjoy on a hoodie because it shows that the designs were really thinking of the design as a whole rather than just porting a t-shirt design onto a hooded garment. There’s metallic in on the black version as well, which helps to kick this up a couple of notches in my book.

Costiness=$50 (printed on AA) Link *Use the coupon codes TOMATO or POTATO for 15% off when you spend $50 or more until 31/12/07*

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Cotton Filter: 061207

by Andy on December 6, 2007

Monsieur T.: The second half of their latest season has been released, which means there is now some girls stuff available to buy, head on over to check out the goodness.

Imaginary Foundation: New designs released, and some reprints too, and I think that they might have managed to surpass the high standard that they usually set for themselves with these releases.

Organic Cotton Facts: Check out this cute little video about the use of pesticides in cotton by an illustrator called Chris Haughton.

Waterloo: They’ve released a series of beautifully illustrated called ‘Swimmers’, I don’t think that they are based on anything from music or movies like a lot of their designs, but feel free to educate me!

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The Source by Design By Humans

by Andy on December 6, 2007

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I know this tee has been around for a few weeks, but its just been named as November’s tee of the month, and boy does it deserve it!

Clearly, its the wrap around colours that really stand out in this design. I don’t want to take anything away from the designer, dhectwenty, they’ve done a great job, but for me this design really shows off what Design By Humans can achieve in the manufacturing process. There’s so many beautifully rich colours, and embroidering the hummingbird on top of the thin-striped pattern is really something special.

Costiness=$24 Link: Mens, Womens

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Go Ape Shirts: Parasites and Holiday Info

by Andy on December 5, 2007

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From their mailout:

Parasites” by Adolfo Serra is now for sale! Due to the holidays, it will be the last new design of this year. The same release schedule will return in early January. A lot of people have asked about “Boo Boo Walker” being reprinted. I am waiting on both “Boo Boo Walker” and “Elliot’s New Friend” shirts from the print shop. They told me that these would be mailed to me towards the end of this week. If all goes well, this probably means that I will be able to mail them on the 17th. Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee getting them to you before Christmas. I will update this post later when I receive the tracking information. On a similar note, Go Ape Shirts will be on vacation from December 21 – January 6. Any orders placed in that time frame will not go out until the following week in January. I think that’s all the news for now. Again, if you are on facebook, be sure to become a fan of Go Ape Shirts. Happy holidays to everyone!!

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Oh noes! Where has happy asian girl’s smile gone!

Unfortunately this tee is only available in Girls M size, but the surreal images mixed with the slightly melancholy text really push my buttons so I thought you guys would want to take a look at it, even if just for the sake of appreciating art.

Costiness=$20 Link

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