From the monthly archives:

February 2010

skull typography t-shirt

I actually got an e-mail about this shirt a month ago, and I really wish I’d paid a lot more attention to it now because it’s pretty incredible really. In case you can’t quite see it, the skull is made up of the seven deadly sins written in some pretty great type. Good size print, and a wearable design too.

Costiness=$20 Buy it from Joby Cummings (also available as a print)

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Coupon Code for 15% off at Split Reason

by Andy on February 28, 2010

split reason coupon code

Use the coupon code ZOMBIEOLYMPICS to get 15% off your order at Split Reason from now until March 8th (next Monday).

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Tee Lotto: Buy a tee, win $99,999

by Andy on February 28, 2010

tee lotto

Boom, that’s a sensationalist headline!

Yes, sensationalist, but there are more than a few grains of truth to it. Tee Lotto, which I think might be an offshoot of recent daily tee upstart (and advertiser on HYA) 5quidink are going to sell up to 33,333 t-shirts for $12 including shipping, $15 for us shifty looking foreign types, take $3 of each sale and throw it under a metaphorical mattress, and after 90 days, or sooner if they sell out, they’ll give all of those $3s to someone that bought a tee.

Or in other words… it’s a raffle. You buy your t-shirt ‘ticket’ and you might win a decent amount of cash. You can’t actually buy your shirt yet, they become available tomorrow, but I thought I’d let you know ahead of time in so you can be there at the first opportunity in case all 33,333 tees sell out, which I’m sure will happen within a day or two.

I must say that I’m not too impressed with the design that is on the site at the time of writing (maybe they’ll pop something else up when the sale starts), but with a concept like this I think that it’s less about the design and more about the idea.

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Mount Rush-Paw T-shirt by Pandy Cane Clothing

by Andy on February 27, 2010

mount rushmore parody t-shirt

In a dream world, where pandas weren’t almost extinct, and actually ran the world, this is what Mount Rushmore would REALLY look like! honest!!

I really like this print, the size is nice and the single colour print really suits this kind of image. I give it two paws up!

Costiness=£15 Buy it at Pandy Cane

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typography t-shirt book

It’s Saturday, so hopefully you’ll forgive me for just copy/pasting this e-mail from the people putting the book together:

TypoShirt One – Call for entries

TypoShirt One is about typography on T-shirts. It is definitely not the first publication that deals with the topic of “T-shirts”, but it’s the first one that focuses exclusively on the typography phenomenon in T-shirt culture. Only shirt motifs created explicitly with typographic means shall be presented in this publication. There are no fees, it’s totally cost free!

We would like to invite everybody to contribute to the book TypoShirt One, the typography T-shirt compendium. The book will be published at Index Books in 2010.

We invite everybody to submit their own projects for this publication, bringing together typographic designs of T-shirts from all over the world, showing quotes, sentences, words, letters and numbers or any other typographic pieces of work.

Participation or having work selected for TypoShirt One is totally cost free on your part. Also, if your work is selected, you’ll get a free copy of the book.

Deadline to enter your submissions is 19th of March 2010.

Please check our website. At http://typoshirt.magmabranddesign.de you’ll find all participation requirements.

We hope, you’ll be on board!

Sounds pretty cool to me, since seeing yourself in print is always fun.

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johnny cupcakes ice cream sandwich

This right here, this is a werid promo. Johnny Cupcakes is having a meetup in LA today (Westwood is in LA right, I’m sure I remember that on the map), and if you turn up to Diddy Riese at 10pm wearing a JC tee (and really, what else would you be wearing?) he’ll give you a free ice cream sandwich. Presumably other fun things will occur.

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Genius Owl by Vicious History

by Andy on February 27, 2010

bird t-shirt

I really like the style of this tee. Having a design that is just linework is fairly unusual, but I think that it works because of the use of a white colourway, even if it were brown (the more traditional owl colour) then it might suffer a bit, though a light grey could probably work quite nicely. Vicious History are a pretty new tee company, as you may have guessed from their name, they like to take more of a historical look at t-shirt designs and incorporate historic elements into their shirts. What does an owl have to do with history? I have no idea, but it does look kind of old time-y.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Vicious History

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free hugs t-shirt

You need a Facebook account to be eligible for this competition, and presumably a fan of Regal Clothing on Facebook. All you have to do is take a look at this picture and leave any comment at all, and you’ll be eligible to win the tee. I have no clue when the competition will be closing, so if you want to enter, do it now.

Alternatively, you could just buy the shirt for £17.50.

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Enter the HYA x Eraser Tees Competition!

by Andy on February 26, 2010

I'm with stupid t-shirt

Wanna win a t-shirt from Eraser Tees? Go here now, watch the video, leave a comment. It’s just that easy.

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street fighter t-shirt

I’m in my mid-20s, so obviously I think this tee is cool, but in my role as ‘Lord of all T-Shirts’, I must say that the simple aiport-sign-esque design style works pretty nicely as well, bravo Nerdy Shirts

Costiness=$19.97 Buy it at Nerdy Shirts

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Margin 2010 covered by the Daily Street

by Andy on February 26, 2010

margin tradeshow the daily street

I had a great time when I went down to Margin a couple of years ago, obviously I didn’t make it there last year since I was in America, and it would have seemed silly for me to make a trip down this year after visiting the city in December, but fortunately the Daily Street (the UKs premiere streetwear blog, probably?) checked out the tradeshow and have a good overview of the brands there that stood out for them. Well worth a read.

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The Force! t-shirt by The Dept.

by Andy on February 26, 2010

space ship t-shirt

I think this is a brilliant tee. I’m probably doing The Dept. a bit of a dis-service, but it just looks effortless. I’m assuming that the shape is meant to signify a spaceship, in which case it’s like they took a spaceship and kept paring it down until they had the simplest shapes that still looked like a stereotypically iconic spaceship. If that shape isn’t meant to be a spaceship, I’m gonna look like a dumbass, but that’s happened before so I’m used to it.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at The Dept.

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crooks & castles women's t-shirt

I think I like the concept of this tee more than the execution, the ammo portion just look a bit bleurgh to me, which is my way of saying I don’t particularly care for it and have no good way of describing it.

Costiness=$36 Buy it at Karmaloop

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Peace by Deter Clothing

by Andy on February 26, 2010

peace t-shirt by deter clothing

If I ever needed proof that I shouldn’t sit on links (and I’m sitting on hundreds), this is it, because whilst this is a mighty fine tee which deserved to be posted in its own right, I acutally wanted to post this textual beauty that Deter Clothing used to sell that I found on Rumplo; still, it led to me finding a really solid collection of tees, so at least that took the edge off the disapppointment.

Costiness=$28 Buy it at Deter Clothing

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Robot Apocalypse by 2012 Threads

by Andy on February 26, 2010

robot t-shirt

Usually when I write about a shirt with this kind of design style, I feel the need to give it a caveat or say “hey, here’s your horror tee ‘o the week,” and I’ll post it because I respect the amount of work that has gone into it, but I rarely actually like the tee. However, this tee is pretty sweet, I could totally wear this, maybe I’m turning to the tee dark side? Or maybe it’s just because I like robot t-shirts

Costiness=$18 Buy it at 2012 Threads

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star wars t-shirt by snorg tees

Good old Snorg Tees, they’re always reliable for a Star Wars tee, and this one has the added side benefit of not being a played out concept.

Costiness=$18.95 Buy it at snorg tees

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The Most Fantastic Hoodie by Linty Fresh

by Andy on February 25, 2010

linty fresh hoodie

I know this hoodie has been out for a while, but The Most Fantastic Things is one of my favourite Linty Fresh designs, and lets be honest, I don’t post enough hoodies on the site nowadays. The design is also available as a tee in quite a few colourways.

Costiness=$35 Buy it at Linty Fresh

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year of the t-shirt

I can’t help but feel that I am in the perfect positition to be the guy that runs Year Of The T-Shirt. Basically, he’s just going to wear a different shirt every day of the year, take a photo of him wearing it, and provide minimal commentary. In some respects he’s kind of like the I Wear Your Shirt guy, except he isn’t pimping the people who make the shirts at every opportunity, in fact, I think that a vast proportion of the tees are ones that he bought himself, though like most people he probably wouldn’t complain if you sent him a tee. The site is quite sparse, but in a pleasing way, which is probably why I’d ruin a project like this, because if I see a space I just have to fill it, and every so often I have to fill it with adverts, because otherwise I’d have to be doing some job I hate.

It’s a cool site and a nice idea, so check it out.

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Covered in Frogs by Bruised Bear

by Andy on February 25, 2010

frog t-shirt

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, someone comes up with an original take on the classic umbrella in the rain design.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Bruised Bear

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Free shipping at LaFraise when you spend €40

by Andy on February 25, 2010

lafrase free shipping

I know it’s not the best deal in the world, but laFraise make such cute infogrpahics that I just can’t help myself. The coupon code you’ll be wanting to use in this instance is FREESHIP40, and it lasts until the end of the month. Also, they do still have some tees in their winter sale for €13 and €17, which actually is a good deal, as the LaFraise tees I have are high quality, the prints stand up to washing really well.

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