From the monthly archives:

April 2014





I haven’t watched Rugrats for about 20 years but I still like that ‘Tommy Who’ design at BustedTees because it’s one of those rare designs, and original Doctor Who concept that I haven’t seen before. The Mario x Fear & Loathing design is really well done too. Solid week from BT!

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Looks like Tshirt Laundry are keeping it topical this week with the impending release of the new Godzilla film (which actually looks pretty cool) and 24 to be back on TV screens soon too. Neither shirt is that exciting though, unfortunately.

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Artmoses: Rebellious Fashion

by Andy on April 30, 2014



Hi All,

We are a fashion company inspired by rebellious street culture on both domestic and international design. I really enjoy your website and its clean aesthetics and you pick out some great shirts. I was wondering how I could go about possibly being featured? I’m sure you’re very busy, here is the link to my store so if you like what you see, please let me know! www.artmoses.com Thanks for your time, I really hope to hear back from you”.

Thanks for your time,
Artmoses

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

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Earlier in the month while I was away in Japan (which seems so long ago already) Seventh.Ink dropped this new design on tees and printed too. Cool design and fits with their usual style, perhaps not something I’d wear these days but I am well aware that my taste in tees has mellowed over the past few years. Here’s the details about the new items:

Shirts: Screen printed with water based inks on Lieutenant Green and New Silver from American Apparel. Custom printed tags and sleeve logos as well
Original Illustration: 11×14 archival inks on sketchbook paper, signed, framed, ready to hang
Steel Blue Screen Print: Two colors, 18×24 on Steel Blue 100# French paper, signed/numbered, limited to 40
Fuse Green Screen Print: Two colors, 18×24 on Fuse Green 100# French paper, signed/numbered, limited to 15

The original illustration has already gone, but the others are still available.

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We’re used to Akomplice releasing really cool clothing, but it’s great to see themselves trying something different and getting involved with an orphanage in Brazil with the kids being involved with the design process. Here’s their press release about the project:

Akomplice’s roots in Brazil run deep. The brand’s latest philanthropic effort stems from their satellite office in South Brazil and is a testament to their investment in youth culture. For their impending capsule collection, Akomplice has partnered with Original Kids on a two piece collaborative t-shirt series. The capsule collection is Akomplice’s latest installment in a long lineage of philanthropy.

Rather than following the typical charity structure however, Akomplice brought the beneficiaries, in this case foster children in South Brazil into the creative framework. The children were presented with a pair of images and encouraged to add their own artistic interpretation through the medium of paint. The freshly reinterpreted images were then scanned, printed and emblazoned on a pair of truly unique t-shirts and crew necks. In addition to fostering creativity, Akomplice will donate 50% of the profits garnered from the capsule collection to same foster care children they tapped to collaborate. While Akomplice maintains a stronghold in hip-hop culture through their work with Raekwon & J Dilla and Joey Bada$$ it’s their unwavering commitment to philanthropy that sets them apart within the industry. This not the first time Akomplice has chosen to give back, it will not be the last. Look for the capsule collection to be available worldwide at Akomplice retailers and will hit the Akomplice webstore Saturday, April 26th at 2:26PM EST.

Available now!

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GiveMeAlittleSmirk

by Andy on April 30, 2014



I have a t-shirt brand on etsy called GiveMeAlittleSmirk, I make a variety of t-shirts and onesies that mostly consist of animals and cartoons. I love art and many of my designs are straight off my sketch pad or canvas. The intention of my brand is to make you smile hence my brand name GiveMeAlittleSmirk. Here is the link to my shop. www.etsy.com/shop/GiveMeAlittleSmirk

Andy: These are pretty fun, thanks for the submission!

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RedCrown Kings Creed Polos

by Andy on April 29, 2014



RedCrown Co. is a clothing brand established in Ottawa, and now based in Toronto, Ontario. Our brand represents a lifestyle; a view of urban streetwear, epitomized with quality clothing. We produce a range of unique designs on garments, prints and sewn/stitched products. RedCrown presents a polo shirt complimented by a high quality embroidered logo on the left chest. Made in Canada with 50 polyester /50 Ring spun cotton. Available in Black, Navy, & Candy Red, the shirt is now available for $40 CAD (Approximately $36.12 USD) from the Redcrown online store.

Temitopé Owolabi
RedCrown Co.
Ottawa, Toronto ON Canada
tel | 613-282-4744
Website | http://www.redcrownclothing.ca/
Shop | http://redcrownclothing.bigcartel.com/
Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/redcrownco
Twitter | https://twitter.com/RedCrown2012
Tumblr | http://rredcrown.tumblr.com/
Instagram| http://instagram.com/rdcrwn2012

Andy: I wonder if there was anything else that they could possibly link?

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Don’t feed the Bears‘ have some cool new T-shirt designs out this month! All their designs are drawn, screen printed & finished in Sheffield.
Take a look at ‘Yum Yum space’ (cus hot dogs taste better in space!) T-shirt & jumper. There’s ‘Badger rules the playground’ featuring one badger and his hobby horse-bear. Finally we have ‘Parachute’ an awesome design landing in a wardrobe near you…… perhaps even yours.

Andy: This one came in last month when I was away (and near the start of the trip too), but they’re still new to me!

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Two new tees from laFraise this week

by Andy on April 29, 2014



I love that pencil design, I’d love it as a really big poster print. A couple of good’uns from laFraise this week.

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Blood and Bolts Apparel just released the first addition to their new collection.

Andy: Really nice photography, thanks a lot for the submission.

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Be original, be Pandemic!

by Andy on April 28, 2014



Hello!

We love your work with your blog about T-shirts! We love tees too, let us introduce our shop www.bePandemic.com. We are two young freelancer graphic designers, that most of all they love to give to people around smile on their face. We are longtime friends, which combines the joy of drawing and fun creation. We try to always have a graphical expression of original thought and entertain their surroundings. We create own space at bePandemic.com, where we can present our creations and offer them to you.

If you like our work, feel free to contact us!

Mishan D & Eddy_cz from Pandemic
www.bePandemic.com

Andy: You guys seem nice, thanks for the submission!

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Sexual Predator Tee (Pinup Predator)

by Andy on April 28, 2014

My latest and greatest Threadless design! Its here: https://www.threadless.com/product/5855/Pinup_Predator/tab,guys/

Andy: I almost titled this post “Tm Burns: Sexual Predator” but thought better of it in case it started ranking well in search results for his name.

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New Blitzed Clothing Tees!

by Andy on April 28, 2014



Blitzed Clothing was born in Cambridge in the summer of 2011 with £400, and a ton of ideas.
These ideas soon became reality when we got our first batch of 1 black and 2 white tees printed and sold on our online store.

Since then we have been constantly working to bring original designs and styles to our clothing, and making it available to you. Our aim is to bring you top quality, original designs that don’t cost the earth. So far we are achieving this.

We have just released two new designs that are available on our store now!

Caracal Unisex Tee is available for £14.99

Skull & Snake Unisex Tee is Available for £14.99

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

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Breathing new life into t-shirts

by Andy on April 28, 2014



T-shirts have never been bigger or better business, but in the rush to sell many companies have lost sight of that all-important factor: bringing pizzazz and surprise into all their designs and deliveries. Unrestricted Swag isn’t just another clothing company. The company believes in an ethos of making everything in life a unique experience, whether it’s a t-shirt or an exciting road trip. This is the brand for all people from all walks of life looking forward to collecting and trying new things and gaining new experiences. They are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for their next 2 limited edition sets G3 (Guns, Gas Mask, and Grenades-Survival Edition) and Zombie Apocalypse. They are pulling out their 7 Deadly Sins line for this campaign and need your support. You can support and get a cool t-shirt at the same time.

http://kck.st/1in6lLb

Andy: They’re not my style, but there’s not really a lot wrong with these.

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I like the hunger design, but I don’t know if I’d wear it as a shirt, know what I mean?

Tees are $15 in their first week going up to $20 from Monday at Snorg.

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Babes & Gents First Ever Behind the Scenes Video of a Look-book is up: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCToKp-fejE

Andy: Not a gent to be seen!

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New Items at Old World Counterfeit

by Andy on April 24, 2014



Old World Counterfeit has added two new shirts and a sketch book over at the shop. Steve Wolf, Nick Slater, and Dan Gretta contribute to OWC with their incomparable talent in typography and design.

Check out the reduced prices on shirts designed by Keith Davis Young, Drew Lakin, Amy Hood, and Erik Hamline.

www.oldworldcounterfeit.com

Andy: Nice typework, thanks for the submission.

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Threads for US is a t-shirt company with a simple business model. With every shirt sold, we make another one that is the same style and design on a youth shirt and donate it to a child in need, in America. Not only are the shirts donated to children in the US, but they are also made and printed here as well. We aim to empower kids of all ages by providing them with high quality clothing with style.

We encourage you to visit our website and our social-media sites!
Shirts are currently for sale on our Indie Go-Go!
http://igg.me/at/threadsforus/x/7154103

Andy: Very nice idea and some cool designs, good luck to them!

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$14 tees at Tshirt Laundry

by Andy on April 23, 2014


Tshirt Laundry are forever having sales, aren’t they? They’re so frequent that it seems almost silly to ever buy something from them at full price.

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Extracurricular Activities started as a way for Concept artists in film, Victoria Ying and Michael Yamada to explore their artwork in a personal way. They began by printing books and prints, and have now expanded into doing tee shirts for adults and kids! Their philosophy is “Design for Fun, Design for All” and they reflect their family friendly personalities with their tees.

http://www.eca-la.com/apparel-and-gifts

Andy: Very nicely done indeed, thanks for the submission.

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