Daily t-shirt releases & news for April 17th

by Andy on April 17, 2012

steve jobs apple t-shirt

I don’t like this Steve Jobs tribute shirt at TeeFury today, I get that people like him, but enough to wear his face on your chest?

Not often you see protons being the focus of a tee, but but Shirt.Woot design does just that.

Zelda-themed shirt at RIPT today.

Portal gets a run out at Qwertee.

There’s a tee about Pokemon that I don’t understand at Shirt Punch.

Tronbones are making beautiful music at Nowhere Bad.

The Yetee think it’s easy being green.

24tee continue their theme of Mr. Men memes.

DBH have an 8-bit styled pattern shirt up for sale today.

Vandelay Industries is just $12 at BustedTees for the day.

Made in the Now celebrate El Salvador having their first homicide-free day for three years. Yay?

Fibertopic couldn’t help but mention that Coachella was a big deal over the past few days.

6dollarshirts round things out with a skydiving sloth.

RedBubble have teamed up with Oxfam for a t-shirt design competition.

  • Albert Hall

    I have to say well done to Tee Fury & whoever did the Steve Jobs design. It’s a good idea well executed. It may not be everyones cup of tea but at least it has artistic merit & could well be a ‘classic’ design that could be used on something other than just t-shirts.

  • Albert Hall

    what happened to my comment?

    Well, what i said before was the Steve Jobs design is a great idea well executed. Tee Fury and the designer should be pleased. I’ve noticed people have commented elsewhere saying “who wants to wear a t-shirt with Steve Jobs on” etc, well i could say the same about the droves of designs featuring things like ‘rageface’ and the endless, lazy, tiresome tv/movie mash ups and the obligatory designs like ‘Voldemort’s Launderette’ or whatever. At least the Steve Jobs design has some artistic merit. And it doesn’t have to stop with a t-shirt, that is a design which could easily carry on to other mediums. An iconic looking design which could well become a classic in it’s own right. Well done i say.

  • http://hideyourarms.com/ Andy (Hide Your Arms)

    I’m not sure what you mean by ‘what happened to my comment’ since you currently have two comments on this post and I assume that the one you’re referring to is the one posted at 9:43.

    As I often say, people are allowed to like different things, and daily shirt sites would struggle if they didn’t sell pop culture references because they only have a day to make their sales and less obvious designs that aren’t something that people already like and recognise don’t often have an instabuy factor. But you already knew that.

  • Albert Hall

    Sorry Andy. When i checked back later in the evening, there were no comments visible. That’s what i meant.

    In response to your last comment, i’m not sure how these daily shirt sites have a place here if good ideas & good design are sacrificed in order to bang out any old design to make sales.

    Why not in that case feature mass marketed designs from outlets such as Primark or Top Man? Where is the line drawn?

    There’s a lot of great independent labels & places like Threadless that put a lot of effort into making T-shirt design an artform in itself, and some of these guys have no place amongst them

    I’m not being a troll here,these are legitimate questions/statements.

  • http://hideyourarms.com/ Andy (Hide Your Arms)

    I’m right with you there, some of the daily sites don’t make good enough designs, and eventually they will fail, that’s business. Maybe I give some of the poor designs a free ride at times but the daily news is a post I write quickly because people want an easy access way to see what is on offer that day. Sometimes it’s a good bunch, sometimes it isn’t, with the news I’m just reporting what’s out there. People are welcome to add their opinions in the comments.

    You can trust me when I say I don’t think Primark will become a regular feature, I was dragged into the Manchester shop on Saturday and it was a horrible experience.

    It’s also important to remember that the daily news posts account for a small percentage of the output on HYA, there’s usually 6+ posts a day and the news is one of them, so if you don’t want to see the designs just skip over that post since the majority of the rest of the posts are about indie brands that I feel are more to your tastes.

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