From the monthly archives:

February 2013

In November of 2007 this outstanding design “Mine Shaft 4 – Gold Found” was originally printed by Design By Humans and it has been Sold Out for years. Today on the 27th day of February 2013 Design By Humans has brought this classic back as a Limited Edition tee.

This time printed with metallic inks on a heather charcoal blank. Amazingly soft, unique and cool style. Graphic elements collide and make for a graphic designers dream tee. Check out the cool hidden skeleton details and add this classic tee to your wardrobe.

The shirt is about a tragic even of a Gold Miner that finally found his gold but was not able to get out of the mine due to a cave in that buried him alive. The 4 represents the number of the mine shaft and the X represents that the mine shaft was closed due to the horrific events. The gold nugget near the skeleton was the one piece of treasure that this miner had risked his life for and lost. Hidden things in the design – Skeleton, a helmet, broken shovel, pick hammer, 3 sticks of dynamite, the number 13, and the gold nugget.

Andy: This submission was sent in after 10pm yesterday, so there was no chance that I was going to be able to post it on the day (although I’d put it in the daily roundup anyway). Fortunately it is still available at DBH, but at $20 instead of the first-day price of $15.


Win a Little Lazy made by our very own Leah

by Andy on February 28, 2013

Leah is too modest to post her own stuff on HYA even though I tell her it’s okay, so I’ll take it upon myself. She’s hit the milestone of 2,000 fans on Facebook with her Little Lazies, cute polymer clay characters that are ridiculously adorable, and she’s giving away four of them to random fans. All you have to do to enter is like the Little Lazies page on Facebook and then tag yourself in an appropriate picture. Simple as that!

Winners are to be announced on March 3rd so you’ve got a few days to enter.


BEYU Apparel release a video, confuse me

by Andy on February 28, 2013

I don’t really understand what’s going on in this video, but I do quite like it.

Beyu Apparel


How to make a DIY t-shirt folding board

by Andy on February 28, 2013

I have one of those fancy plastic t-shirt folding boards (that’s right, fancy plastic) and find it really useful for getting my tees all the same shape and size so I can stack them on my dresser (when you have as many as I do storage become an issue), but you can quickly and easily make one yourself that will do the same job using some sturdy cardboard and duct tape, and probably last a while too.

Shirt Folding Board from Cardboard and Duct Tape


Really nicely done artwork at TeeFury on this Transformers design.

Shirt.Woot tell it like it is.

RIPT have a shirt referencing a game called Ni No Kuni that I’ve never heard of.
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I’m English and don’t really follow hockey so I have little clue about the Boston Bruins, and only know this is related to the design above because I Googled the name for this post (…journalism!), but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying this as a design, though with the way sports rivalries are I’d imagine that it would be off-putting for fans of other teams. Forever Gold are releasing this as a long-sleeve tee, which is something we don’t see often ’round these parts to celebrate their first year of being in business, it’s heather grey, limited to 50 pieces (never to be printed again), and yours for $25.


Is it just me or does their model look a bit like Adam Buxton, except with longer hair and and even bigger beard?

Really impressive new collection from OLOW, lots of premium goods here and I love the lookbook. Very impressive, if not particularly wallet friendly.


FRANK MYSTERIO x outsmART originals

Shipping March 20th are two colorful t-shirts from one of the more prolific designer toy customizers in Mexico, Frank Mysterio. With two completely different t-shirt designs, it is clear of the artist’s ability to morph into various forms. One focuses on the world of the masked wrestling warriors – LUCHA LIBRE. Screen printed on black ultra cotton tees and available for both men and women, Frank’s luchadore style has been seen on numerous custom designer toys of various platforms and now finally available in apparel form. Only $20.00 and shipping worldwide.

I really like the style of these designs, one of the best releases from outsmART to date I think.


I don’t want to spoil the reveal at the end, but for a second that I thought it was the real thing. Pretty cool way to promote a company that offers movie-inspired t-shirts.

Santa Carla Boardwalk


MKNK, founded in Turkey last year, just dropped a hoodie in a couple of colourways and a couple of snapback hats too. Very cool to see Derin’s brand expanding it’s range and offering a wider variety. You’re looking at $60 for a hoodie (limited to 70 pieces in each colour) and $35 for a snapback (limited to 50 pieces of each design). For the next two weeks you can get $5 off your order with the coupon code HIFIVE too, which is just lovely.


Anything Goes seem to have had a meteoric rise over the past year (and it has been exactly a year since they released their first design), let’s see what they’ve got for us in this collection:

The range consists of Daddy’s Girls tees in dark heather and navy, Axes & Arrows pocket tee in white, new colour-ways for our So Gangsta and Set Sail tees,
new colour-ways for our Day Of The Dead beanies, a brand new Set Sail hoodie printed on American Apparel two tone hoodies and two collaborations on jewellery
based on previous Anything Goes designs.

As I write this their store is currently down for maintenance in prep for the release, so I can’t give you any pricing info, but it certainly is a strong looking release.


Pokemon has no interest to me at TeeFury, solid artwork though, even if it might be better as a poster than a tee.

Oh good, a Princess Bride t-shirt at Shirt.Woot.

Metroid meets Cthulu at RIPT for reasons I can’t fathom.
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€5.99 Tee Sale on

by Andy on February 27, 2013 are having a Spring FesTEEval sale for 48 hours starting Wednesday, February 27th! All limited edition tees €5.99 each. Get 3 tees for €15! FesTEEval tees will be random selection of previous designs. Worldwide Shipping Available on

Andy: Thanks for the submission.


new pop culture designs at tshirt laundry

As you’d imagine I don’t really understand why Yoda needed to be transported into the Hunger Games, but at least there’s a fun ‘cut it out’ sign language design that I presume has accurate signing on it. Both tees $14 at Tshirt Laundry this week, and the poster is $9.


Well, that’s awkward

by Andy on February 27, 2013

This is a funny shot, but I find the original intended-use of this sweatshirt a bit odd too, why would you want Mickey looking into your chest?

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I have somehow managed to not act on the two e-mails that UnderRepped sent over the past few weeks, and I feel a bit silly now because they’ve clearly got a lot of good stuff going on here, and I’m not the only one to think so, as they’ve managed to smash through their Kickstarter funding target of $6,000 and are now aiming for a stretch target of a whopping $10,000 with just over a day left to go. See, at least I managed to get around to writing about them before it was all over!

The back story is pretty good on this one and covers why their designs are interesting, and I think a good fit for Kickstarter visitors which may help explain their success getting funded.

A few months ago my dad and I were walking down the street and started commenting on who we saw on people’s shirts. It blew us away that the same faces kept reappearing. We repeatedly saw the faces and names of top athletes, actors, and celebrities. While those individuals are important, we wanted to see someone new. And the idea behind UnderRepped was born.

Since we are both involved with medicine, we searched for a shirt that represented someone in the medical field but never saw one. We easily came up with a list of 10 scientists/inventors/doctors we wanted to represent on a shirt because they have made major contributions to the world. We thought it’d be so cool for people interested in science to get the chance to recognize someone they admire in their field and recognize their legacy. And then we realized that anyone with an interest has someone they could represent. Whether it is in science, the arts, music, or whatever…Who invented the electric guitar? Or stethoscope? Or the electrical components in your iPhone? What about the creators behind the camera? All these great inventions and ideas came from people, and I wanted to start a project that revolved around recognizing them. We’ve chosen to do just that by making high quality shirts. So, who will you represent?


Free shipping at Threadless… WORLDWIDE

by Andy on February 26, 2013

I can’t remember the last time that this happened, but Threadless are offering free shipping worldwide when you spend $50 or more and use the coupon code SHIPSHIPHOORAY. U.S. customers can also get free shipping with a spend of $25 or more. There’s no end date set for this promo yet, but don’t expect it to be around if you settle down for a little Sunday shopping.

Of course, if you spend $50+ on Threadless gear and you’re in the Uk you’re still going to get ht with a customs charge, but they’re hardly responsible for that.


Two For Tuesday: Dude/Dune & Champ

by Travis on February 26, 2013

A pair of clever new designs at RedBubble to share.

The first remixes The Big Lebowski with Dune to comedic effect.

"I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback..." “I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback…”

$24.54 here.

The second, using a throwback costume print approach, tells everyone that you are kinda a big deal. #unfuckwithable


Also $24.54, here.

Both shirts developed by Gabe Pearlman, a.k.a. Dream Juice.

Read more of Travis’ work at It Goes To 11.


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