As usual, I look at these pictures of morons wearing t-shirts at a Glenn Beck Rally (for a guy that loves comparing everyone to Hitler you’d think he’d avoid the word ‘rally’), I cannot make sense of what must happen in their minds to become so warped that they believe Glenn Beck is a voice of reason, but thankfully they have freedom of speech in America (and let’s not forget freedom of religion so that the fellow in the picture there can thank his chosen God for a TV channel that is surely built on top of a portal to hell) so they can express their gratitude to Glenn.
Si Scott is huge in the illustration world, a genuine ‘get’ for a brand, so it’s really cool to see Origin68 putting out one of his designs, and even cooler that it is such a beautiful shirt. I would say that it doesn’t particularly look like a dove to me, but I’m probably just being a bit picky as it does definitely look like a bird, and calling it ‘Dove’ is far more attractive than ‘pigeon’.
Costiness=£18 Buy it at Origin68
This is a bit of a rarity, straight off the back of the Threadless $10 sale (you guys pick up anything nice? Looking at the referals I know you did, thanks you all very much!) they’ve dropped a coupon code that will get you $15 off when you spend more than $50. Sure, it isn’t shirts for $10, but it’s a lot better than nothing. The coupon code is SEEUINSEPT and it will expire on Sunday at midnight (central time).
Some really nice releases this week too so it’s well worth clicking through to check them out.
I really like Old School, but do I like it enough to wear this shirt from NerdyShirts, that celebrates the fictional (right?) store that was proud to be the official sponsor of Mithc-A-Palooza?
Costiness=$19.95 Buy it at NerdyShirts
The folks over at CHRMNG sent me the tee you can see above and whilst I’m yet to wear it, the print quality definitely impressed me, so they get a seal of approval for me. Something else I approve of is 25% off coupon codes to encourage people to part with even more cash at the start of the school year. The coupon code is ILOVESCHOOL and I have no idea when it will expire.
No clue on when the sale will end, and no need for a coupon code as the disount is already applied. Design By Humans
We all know that I rarely post “tee a day” sites, and that’s because I usually write posts in advance meaning it’s hard to squeeze them in, and by the time I’ve got the post written up there’s usually only a few hours left for you to pick up the shirt, so what’s the point in me writing about them?
However, Simeon, being the clever chap he is, let me know a week ago and sent over this picture, so I really don’t have an excuse not to post it now, do I? It certainly helps that it’s a cool design, really in the TeeFury vein of things, and it’s got robots on it so what’s not to love? Why is this post so full of questions? And will any of you answer them?
Costiness=$9 Buy it at TeeFury
It’s a bank holiday weekend here in the UK so I’m going to be taking it off from posting, sure, it’ll probably mean that this isn’t a record breaking month of traffic for HYA (but we aren’t far off, thanks a lot for visiting everyone!), but I can’t be chained to this computer all week!
I’m heading down to my old University in Leicester for a reunion with my old housemates, and we’ll actually be staying in the same rooms as during our first year at University to ensure a maximum amount of nostalgia. Posting will resume on Tuesday since I’m going to watch horses run in a circle on Monday (and likely losing money betting on them), have a great weekend everyone, what are you up to, anything interesting?
I mentioned Toybox Apparel last week (maybe this week, or the week before, I’ve lost all concept of time with all the projects I’m working on), and lo and behold, they launched a sale with all shirts down to $15, so if you checked them and liked them but felt the price was a little much for you, it might be worth checking again. No word on when the sale will be ending.
It’s hard to trust a company that says they’re overstocked on items, how can you really be ‘overstocked’ unless you’re selling wacky waving inflatable arm men, but let’s not look a gifthorse in the mouth, Regal Clothing have got a whole host of tees on sale for just £10, and that’s a good thing.
Urban Retro was a name that whilst kind of generic and bland, at least you kind of knew what you were getting when you clicked a link, whereas Candy Pulse is a bit more ambiguous, even if it does sound an awful lot cooler. Quite a lot of their items (iPhone skins, vinyl toys, plush toys) do share many similarities with candy, you know you shouldn’t have them but really want them, and eventually give in and tell yourself this is the last time you’ll eat that delicious, delicious chocolate/MacBook gelaskin.
The new site is a big improvement on the old one though, this is definitely an onwards-and-upwards move from the UR/CP team, it’s nice to know there’s somewhere like this in the UK where I can pick up a present for a graphic designer-type friend if I need to. I’ve just noticed that this post is bit heavy on their non-clothing aspects, they do of course still sell a wide variety of tees, hoodies, and accessories.
From now until midnight on August 30th you can get 25% off your order using the coupon code hello25
I got an e-mail from PalmerCash yesterday saying that the coupon code SKOOLSUCKS would get you 15% off your order ‘this week’, now, does that mean that it will work this week up until Sunday night, the end of the week we’re currently in, or that it will last until Wednesday next week?
T-shirt companies, when sending out e-mails to your mailing list, use dates, it makes everything easier for everyone. Oh, and time zones if possible.
Ugmonk has come a long way in 2 years, to the point where it has now become Jeff’s full-time job. For the 2nd birthday he’s released a gorgeous looking box set that’s limited to 200 pieces/boxes that I’m sure will fly off the shelves in spite of the $50 price tag. It was only released a couple of hours ago though so you’ll probably have a chance to pick one up if you fancy it. Since it’s the 2nd birthday the 2nd, 22nd, 122nd, and 200th boxes will also be receiving a free “2 are better than one” just in case you haven’t quite got that this is the second year that Ugmonk has been around.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy but you’d still like to pick up some Ugmonk gear then you’ll be happy to hear that there is a 20% off sale going on today and tomorrow. Jeff himself admits that it isn’t a huge saving, but considering that I can’t remember there being another sale or coupon code at Ugmonk in a long, long time, so it’s as big as you’re gonna get! The coupon code is TWOYEARS
As is often the case with HYA, I’m a little behind the times, so that ‘one week only’ actually started yesterday, but there’s still plenty around to get your hands on in the Beautiful/Decay store including their fantastic tees for $15 (the one they sent me remains awesome a couple of years one, great quality), and hoodies at $20, a price so good even I might buy one (sizes are pretty limited on the hoodies).
Here’s an idea I like, t-shirt markets. I’m sure that those of you in LA, Chicago, and Brooklyn are going “yeah, they’re awesome” because they’ve got the Renegade crew rolling through every year (6 months?) but for the rest of us things are sorely lacking. That’s obviously a bit of a generalisation but I haven’t heard about many events of a similar nature and I’d like to think that if they existed, I’d know about them. If I’m wrong let me know in the comments, maybe I could put together a list about craft shows?
TshirtMarket is a new Australian initiative to get lots of brands together (big and small) in a venue and get them selling their shirts to the public, making a name for themselves in their local area, and knowing Australians, probably eating and drinking too. As you can probably tell from the graphic above they’re not yet ready to open the doors at a TBA venue, but they do certainly want to hear from brands about getting involved, and if you’re an Aussie t-shirt fan it might be worth getting your name on the mailing list to hear about developments.
I’m kind of on the fence about whether I actually like this, but it made me smile, and that should be enough to justify posting it.
Costiness=£16.04 Buy it at RedBubble
Akumu Ink have pretty much been a one colour company since their birth, and by that I mean that all their designs only had one colour of ink on them. It worked well for their style, didn’t allow things to get too crazy, one of my problems with horror brands is that there is sometimes a feeling that the more colours you put on a tee the better it will be, and that level of colour restraint by Akumu Ink allowed their designs to be creepier than most. When I heard that they were adding more colours to their designs I was a little concerned that they would be jumping off a cliff into a rainbow coloured ocean, but typically the colour combos are complimentary and add something to the designs without going overboard.