Welcome to surreal Victorian madness with these beautiful and often slightly sinister creations by British artist Dan Hillier. These images are vintage Victorian etchings that Dan has meticulously crafted together to create something new and often wonderful. It’s not simply slapping things together drawings but rather a combination of wild imagination, skill and balance. There may have also been copious amounts of LSD involved.
Dan Hillier has a variety of prints, tote bags and loads of screen printed t-shirts. Tees are, from what I can tell, single colour screen prints on white and sell for £25 a pop. His website does not have a ‘Shop’ heading/section but if you look under ‘Galleries’ you will see a sub heading nestled there that is called’ T-shirts, Bags, etc”. Trust me, I missed that the first time.
Better yet just follow this blady LINK!
Also, all the designs are mocked-up on model but knowing Dan’s work I imagine the real product will be the same (placement and scale etc). Hopefully we can see some real product shots in the future.
Congratulations to Seventh.Ink for hitting another milestone, it’s been interesting to watch their growth over the years, there probably aren’t that many indie clothing companies that last for 6 years these day so it really is an achievement.
There is a new viking design that is available as a shirt and prints (red version is the standard edition), with two variant print colors (lime and teal) that are limited to only four each. There is also a metallic prints and book set that is signed/numbered, limited to 50, and is only $25! The book is a selection of some of my favorite works from 2013 done for both gallery shows and Seventh.Ink.
Because of production delays, everything is up for pre-order on my site (www.seventhink.com). These are limited edition items, the pre-orders are able to sell out. All pre-order items will also get a collector’s wooden coin that will only ship with pre-order items.
Life is not a rehearsal, we’re only here for a minute. So make sure you’re Livin’ Life and enjoying every single second. – That’s our motto here at Livin’ Life!®.
If you love our motto, now you can pass it on with these Livin’ Life!® Motto Greeting Cards. These cards are shareable art and can provide the right words of encouragement and inspiration for a friend or loved one. Each card can be displayed nicely in a standard sized 5×7-inch frame.
Get 15% off anything in the store by entering code HYA at checkout (valid through Nov. 16, 2013)
Andy: I was wondering if people actually buy this kind of stuff, but looking at their site all their previous cards have sold out so I guess that tells it’s own story.
Frozen Junk is a clothing company based around popsicles and ice cream (basically anything sweet and cold), which would have seemed crazy 10 years ago but is totally natural now after Johnny Cupcakes (and a host of others) realised that people like food and people like t-shits so why shouldn’t those things be put together in a pleasing way.
I really like the style of the tees and it’s cool to see that they’re using some slightly unusual colourways in their launch range, there’s not a black tee amongst the bunch and I applaud that, especially with the way that it fits with the fun look of the brand.
Interestingly, whilst the shirts are listed as being $22 (and you can get 20% off with the coupon code launchcode) there’s a ‘name your own price’ deal going on, which may or may not just be because they launched recently. You can choose your own price all the way down to $8, which I’m sure you’ll agree is a ridiculous deal for tees that look this nice (and have some impressive design names behind them). There’s also free shipping if you spent $50 or more.
Even if I’d posted this one a few minutes after it went live a few nights ago at Seventh.Ink the box set would have already been sold out, so I don’t feel too guilty that you guys don’t have a chance to pick it up. There are still tees, silk-screened poster prints, and engraved coffin(!) available though, with the added bonus that the cat design glows in the dark on the tee and on paper, nice!
Shirts and prints are both $25 a piece.
7 years ago I started https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RICOandAURORA”>Livin’ Life!® as a side project, a means to escape some of the negativity in the world. I had no idea that so many of you would like my optimistic designs and relate to my positive outlook on life. I couldn’t be more grateful for the love and support from each of you to help me keep my dream alive. I am truly blessed. With your continued support, I have many more ideas that I hope to share with you in the coming years.
POSITIVE THINKING GREETING CARDS.
If you love our optimistic designs, now you can pass them on. These cards are shareable art, and the designs can provide the right words of encouragement and inspiration for a friend or loved one. Each card can be displayed nicely in a standard sized 5″ x 7″ picture frame (not included).
Andy: Greeting cards? Well, that’s certainly a first for HYA.
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.
That is one seriously nice print, and the rest of this new release is pretty great too. Those of you looking back in their catalogue will find that they have restocked some older designs too.
Two cool new designs from Seventh.Ink based on the idea that “we humans tend to indulge in various “poisons” throughout our lives, both willingly and perhaps unwillingly. Our human nature makes us gravitate towards things that don’t always have our best interests in mind.. but nevertheless we continue to indulge in our favorite poisons.”
The designs aren’t just available as tee and tank tops, there’s also prints, engraved flasks, and engraved iPhone cases. Neat!
‘Retro Gals: Mods and Rockers’ is a series of pinup art inspired screen printed posters and t-shirts by artists Anne Benjamin, Babs Tarr, Daniel Krall, and Alex Pearson. Honestly, I’ve never heard of any of those people, but that’s the great thing about running this blog, awesome artists get in touch to let me know what they’re doing and I get to find out about cool stuff and share it with you guys.
Prints are $25 each (or get the whole set of 4 for $80), and tees are $22 at Family Tree Design.
Lovely design from our friends over at Fuzzy Ink, nice to see it as a print as well for those that want to brighten up their walls as well as their chest.
Costiness=$26 T-shirt $20 Poster
You could be the wealthiest person in the world. You could have all the possessions that one could possess. But all of that means nothing without love. LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED.
Andy: Nice, thanks for the submission!
OMUNKY are well known to regular readers of HYA, high quality tees featuring animals, it’s a simple but solid concept and it works well with artwork that it’s hard to hate. Usually Omunky release one design at a time, slowly growing the collection and offering different colourways, but this time they’re trying a different approach. They’re turning to Kickstarter to help fund a collection that’s being dubbed the ‘Farm Series’ and as you would imagine is a new collection of shirts (and prints) dedicated to animals on the farm. It’s a natural progression for Omunky and I can see why Rick would want to put out the series as one group since the animals are a bit of a departure from the norm for him, and therefore why he’d want to use a service like Kickstarter to help fund it.
One thing I know about Rick is that he’s a fair guy, so I’m glad to see that he hasn’t fallen foul of one of the usual pitfalls of getting greedy with the rewards for pledge levels and it all looks good value in that regard, so do head on over and if there’s something you like put down a pledge.
They’re ridiculous, but I do think it would be kind of funny to have one or two of these framed on my wall as if they were fine works of art.
Goodie Two Sleeves
I’m not going to be doing a big Black Friday or Cyber Monday list this year, they’re just too much work, but I will be adding a few of the sales going on this week to the site in regular blog posts.
Made With Awesome have kicked things off early by putting all their tees down to $18 with prints just $10, and free domestic shipping if you spend more than $75. The sale will continue until November 28th at midnight (no time zone provided, but I’m sure that if you want to buy something you’ll do it well before the end of the sale).
Oh wow, I think we can all agree that the “the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts” is a pretty fantastic tee, right? The rest of the release isn’t too shabby at Random Objects either.
This isn’t actually a submission, but Matt’s e-mail to me about the release covers all the bases and I think I’m getting a migraine so I think it’s okay to let him do all the work.
Happy Halloween! Just a quick note to let you know that this morning I announced the Fifth Anniversary release, which consists of a new shirt, five prints, a one-of-a-kind Punkin Mini Munny, and some great new accessories as well. I’ve got images of the shirts and prints attached, and everything is now available at www.seventhink.com.
Fifth Anniversary Shirt (blue bear design) – $25
Limited to 100, oversize print on American Apparel. Tagless with water based inks.
Fifth Anniversary 18×24 Screen Printed Poster (red bear design) – $25
Limited to 65, numbered and signed by Matthew Johnson (myself, the artist). Printed on Black paper by French.
Fifth Anniversary 9×12 Screen Printed Poster Set of Four Prints – $25
Limited to 100, numbered and signed by Matthew Johnson (myself, the artist). Printed with dark gray and metallic gold inks on Black paper by French.
Coupon code: “FiveYears” is good for 20% off through Sunday. Does not work on the HC3 Box Set or the Mini Munny.
Really great to see Matt coming along with his brand, he’s got a really coherent design style and sticks to what he likes rather than blindly following trends, which I respect a lot, here’s to the next 5 years!
One Good Atom got in touch with me recently to say hello and let me know about their new charity t-shirt sites. One Good Atom aims to occasionally produce limited edition runs of t-shirts and art prints from guest artists, and then give all of the profits to a charity of the artist’s choice. All sounds good to me, the world gets some good tees, and charities get money to continue doing their work, I’m pretty sure everyone wins.
This week they have “It’s Own Place” by Alan Kerr (who is actually the site’s founder too) up for pre-order, available in cuts suitable for men and women (£13) or as an art print (£8) with the goods being shipped out on or around November 5th. Alan has chosen the UK depression charity Mind to receive the profits from his artwork. It’s going to be cool to see who else they get, it would be great to see this site really take off.