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.
Typography Shop have just put a couple of lovely posters on pre-sale featuring songs about love from the 80s, all impeccably laid out of course, available in a colourful version, or rather more subdued black and white. The cool thing is that the song titles themselves actually tell a bit of a love story, showing how a relationship began and progressed, which is pretty neat and shows that they weren’t just slapping the titles up there for pure nostalgia value. In this pre-sale each poster is available for the ridiculously reasonable price of $12.99.
On the night before Halloween, Washer Head gathered his clothes and went into a laundromat.
What came out was more horrifying than burning your mouth on hot nachos and more terrifying than finding your clothes being shrunk two sizes in the dryer.
No one knew exactly what it was but they knew that It Came From The Laundromat.
This is a Limited Edition Halloween print for Hang Dry Clothing! Each print comes with a classic pair of 3D Glasses! There will only be 50 printed so pre-order yours now!
Andy: It’s nice that this is just $10, because I don’t really understand why someone would buy this, but then again I don’t really have a close association with the brand, if you’re a big fan then I’m sure it would be a lot more attractive, and I’m sure the actual print will look better than a mockup.
In case the new posters in the HYA store don’t float your boat (what the devil is wrong with you? They’re gorgeous!) Inkefx recently released three new prints based on the designs from currents shirts in their range. Here’s the important details:
These prints are just $12 each, $12 for a screenprinted poster this lovely is just ridiculous, pick one up before Jake realises he could charge double and people would still be happy. As if they weren’t cheap enough, using the coupon codeHIDEYOURARMS will give you 15% off at checkout.
I’ve taken a bit of a departure from the norm and added something to the HYA store which isn’t based on the Hide Your Arms logo. I have a good friend called Steven Gregg who is a wonderful illustrator and I felt the world needed to see more of his work and have a chance to hang it on their walls. What you can see above are the first two prints in what I hope will become a series of prints by Steve to be sold in the HYA store, because the man has talent and there are a lot more designs where these came from.
“Reading” and “Skull” are both A3 in size and available for the ridiculously reasonable price of £9.99 each, or you can pick them both up in a two-pack for £14.99.
Is it just me or is that ‘Fork Lift’ design the kind of thing that you would expect Glennz to come up with? Not a bad week at all at Tshirt Laundry, though I do wonder what kind of person buys the Babar the elephant shirt. Oh, and the Game of Thrones poker poster is also available as a t-shirt, fear not.
Random Objects released some new tees and a print that all live up to the expectations of the brand.
Random Objects produces designs that play on the relationship between literal and visual language. Generally, when t-shirt brands try to tackle typographic designs, they can turn out kitschy or juvenile. However, Random Objects does it on an elevated level, keeping designs classic and minimal and exploring old proverbs. The typefaces are bold, mostly sans serif, or cleanly handwritten without the overexposed Contino effect.
These new products are now available in the Random Objects online shop. For a limited time, you can also use the discount code – HOTSALE – for 20% off your entire order. Good deal for some great product!
These are pretty neat from Typography Shop. As you may well have guessed, they’re a couple of posters featuring love stories made up from song titles of the 1960sand 70s, apparently with the 80s coming along soon as well. They’re currently on pre-release for $17.50 each and will be shipping on or near to June 18th.
When I saw they they were selling a t-shirt that said vote Conan I immediately presumed that it would be Conan O’Brien that floppy haired late-night TV hosting legend, not the actual legend-wait for it-ary character. More interesting though is the addition of a poster to the weekly lineup from Tshirt Laundry, as that is certainly a first whilst I’ve been covering their weekly releases.
To be completely honest I haven’t heard of Boneface before Alex over at DPM told me about him, but checking out his portfolio now I am very impressed, the man has some serious talent and I really like his style. You can pick up the tee for $27.95, the poster for $24.95, or a combo pack for $39.95 and they’re all available now.
The world of independent t-shirt companies is deceptively large (I know I had no idea just how many tee companies were out there until I really started looking), but if you’ve followed it for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with Matthew Skiff’s work. With a client list that includes 410 BC, 8-Bit Zombie, Dance Party Massacre, Death Shred, Ruckus, and more, the man is a proven hit maker, which is why it’s great to see that he’s now launched his own webstore.
(all images ruthlessly stolen from Skiff’s website – sorry dude)
Opening with just three products, Skiff is the first to admit that it’s not much, but it’s a start. That said, the three products are all perfectly executed – the Double Death tee that perfectly encapsulates Skiff’s great balance of childhood nostalgia and sense of the macabre, a rad sticker pack, and this “What If He-Man and Skeletor Were Best Friends” art print, which I probably need to man up and purchase before they all get snatched up:
It’s like the menu at In-N-Out Burger – it’s a short list and not a wide selection by any means, but damn if every piece isn’t perfectly done and reasonably priced.
I really like the idea behind this trilogy of shirts from Ontario, Canada based Nereus Clothing, and also that they’ve stuck with the same style for all three illustrations. You can pick up a tee for $20, which is perfectly reasonable for an Ameircan Apparel shirt, and if you’d rather printed posters then you can pick up a set for $25.
“Medicine heals the body, music heals the soul”, my thoughts exactly. Being a lover of music, I have been captured by this tee over at Status Serigraph. Showcasing just a small number of tees (it’s a small selection, but very nicely designed and that’s what really counts), Status Serigraph’s main focus is prints – and what makes it even better? Most of them are hand-printed concert posters, like the two lovelies pictured below.
Also sign up at Fab.com and take advantage of the sale on Status Serigraph – only 4 days left, so hurry! Nice bunch of tees on sale (some of them shown below, my favorites of course), as well as prints on sale, lots of them!
As most of you know (or at least you must have seen Matt’s blog about it) Miles to Go released their Spring 2012 line, and obviously it looks fantastic. Greg Kerr (owner of Miles to Go) put together a contest on Facebook; share the release of the new line and be entered to win a poster from the Miles to Go store – and guess who won?
So I got to pick, and I chose Cat’s Cradle, designed by the talented and cute, Cutty Bage. I took some photos of the poster for all of you and as you can see, there’s so much detail in just one piece… I feel like I could stare for hours. Also this silk-screen poster, like a lot of Miles to Go’s prints, is limited to only 50 – I’m glad to be one of the 50 to own this one. Speaking of, I love that each are hand stamped and numbered on the back, nice added detail I must say.
I also happily framed it and hung it, all in one day (which is pretty good for me as I usually take way too long to accomplish that – I must have been really excited about this one!) I recommend everyone own a poster from Miles to Go, quality, quality, quality! And I would also like to tack on that I received my poster in what seemed like record speed, so thanks again Greg!