I discovered (well it existed already) Victory Brand whilst checking out the stalls in Brick Lane (London) as we were scouting out how people were setting up, the look and feel. What I was not expecting was to find a stall with a t-shirt of two girls pissing while standing up. Shocked. I also liked it in a totally non ‘I love golden showers’ kinda way. Victory Brand’s stall was hands down the best one. Simple and impactful with massive prints hanging up.
The lady, yes the lady, behind Victory Brand is Victoria Sin who has a portfolio bursting at the seams with cocks and vaginas. It comes as a surprise then when you see a huge pug design on a tee/sweater, so bold and ‘normal’ you feel like maybe you missed a hidden penis. FYI her blog is NSFW.
Victory Brand smacks of edgy high-fashion with polished photography, sharp looking models and a strong voice. Her designs will no doubt polarize opinion and I for one think she is pretty damn talented, ambitious and die-hard energetic (tees are hand printed during week and sold on weekends).
Tees are £30 a pop. Wear one if you dare
AnyForty, who have been on HYA a few times are currently having a massive sale. Prior to this sale I bought a mystery pack of 3 t-shirts for £40 and was super chuffed that one of the tees was a design from Meggs (last image), the very graffiti artist that attracted me to AnyForty in the first place.
One of the tees was their logo tee, which is far cooler than you would expect with the words ‘AnyForty’ created from vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines, so not as blatant, printed as white on maroon.
Everything is in the region of 50% off and I’m not sure how long it’s on for so get on that shit while you can. The header reads ‘End of year sale’ , so celebrate now.
Follow this link to visit AnyForty online store.
Twin Serpents recently posted about their new hoody release called Silent Knives with hand drawn illustrations and great integrated text by the talented Craig Robson. I also happened to have bought one of these hoodies at the same time so I figured I would share with you guys all the same. This black hoody was a pre-order, something which I have not done before but having received quality tees before from Twin Serpents in the past, I had no qualms whatsoever.
Not only did I receive my hoody but a blady free t-shirt was thrown into the mix, The Ghostslinger. A pleasant surprise indeed. That and the snakes eggs of course. The hoody is lightweight so not massively thick which is good for me as I like to wear under light jackets or for those cooler autumn nights. Well, with London you never know what weather you are going to get! This hoody features a large single colour screen printed snake design on the back with a small snake emblem on the front, also screen printed. More details are on the Twin Serpents product page.
The title ‘Cold Lives and Silent Knives’ was inspired by a comment made by a Twin Serpent follower on a photo of wicked looking Black Mamba snake which the guys on Twin Serpents asked to caption. The resulting comment sparked the imagination of Twin Serpents and this is the result. These guys have pretty strong ties with the community and it’s nice to see something like this happen.
This Silent Knives hoody makes me feel like I should be in a bike gang or something (possibly the less hardcore cycle gang) and there is actually a disclaimer on the product page stating ” shank, bike and beard not included”.
Currently available for $35.
The Lumen Brand Winter 2014 collection is dark and muted, and includes new tees and super soft sweaters . One of the bands we support, Sylar, was able to get in on the lookbook with us.
Andy: Looks good, thanks for the submission.
It’s fairly simple, but this latest item from the Labyrinth Clothing Winter Collection is very nicely done and I’m sure it will be welcome as the temperatures drop outside. Use the couon code mailtime to get 15% off your order.
Costiness=$32 Buy it at Labyrinth Clothing
I can’t remember the last time I wrote about a scarf, but these new patterned bandeau scarves at Mines Is Your Apparel look pretty cool, and they’ve got a lot more styles than the two above, so be sure to check them out if you worry about your neck getting cold this winter. Cool hoodie too!
The hoodie is $56, the scarves $38, and it’s $20 for a tote.
I just had to get in on the Black Friday action! Today only you can get £4 off t-shirts in the HYA shop using the coupon code BLACK (codes are applied at the shopping cart, not the checkout). This will make HYA logo shirts shirts a ridiculous £9.75 (including UK shipping) and Ben’s bear shirt £11.24. HYA hoodies are down to £18.74 with the code. There’s limited amount left on all sizes and I won’t be reprinting for a while so this is your best chance to get the shirts at a great price.
Check out the HYA store and grab yourself a bargain.
Mr Andy, HYA readers,
Just wanted to share some new products with you. Finally got around at making some some zip-up hoodies which are ready to hug you and keep you warm this winter. Super comfy with art designed by Craig Robson from UK.
Also, a new tee designed by the vector master aka Hydro74. This beauty is called Transmutation and it’s ready to embellish your upper body!
That is all. Happy Holidays.
Mr. Andy: Thanks for the submission!
Not a massive release, but they’re all good quality designs so better that than having some filler in there. I really like the hoodie, especially since it passes my oft-mentioned test of “can I wear this on any day other than October 31st?”
Two of TypgoraphyShop‘s more popular tee designs have received a new lease of life for the cooler months, with Well Kerned and Make the Logo Smaller both being produced as hoodies. The two hoodies are on pre-sale until the middle of October for $35.99, and as an added bonus all their other hoodies are the same price for a limited time, so if you’re typographically minded and enjoy being worn, now is the time to open up your wallet.
Two custom sewn pocket tees (Camo & Paisley) accompanied by a custom embroidered zip up hoodie in the Monogram Apparel Fall ’13 line. All three are great matches for our two new classic snapback hats.
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
It’s been a while since I’ve pointed you guys in the direction of the HYA shop, so why not head on over and take a look? All orders come with free UK postage and every purchase helps support the site. Here’s a reminder of what’s available.
A selection of t-shirts including the HYA logo on a variety of colours (£12.99) and Ben’s freshly released ‘Hair of the Bear’ shirt (£14.99).
Summer is over for another year but we still have a few logo tank tops available for £11.99 each.
Like I said, Summer is over, so that means we’re into hoodie season and the HYA hoodies are really warm, and a bit of a bargain at £24.99.
Yes, of course HYA sells galaxy tights (with leggings coming soon), why on Earth wouldn’t we?
Fashion jewellery starting from just £1.99.
And last but not least, some HYA logo posters and these great illustrations by my friend Steven Gregg.