Last year I decided to treat myself to a tee from amazing website Feminist Apparel whose designs are designed to raise awareness and create a stir about a range of feminist issues.
Some of the designs are designed with an element of shock value to get the message across. Last year there were some pretty viral videos of little girls dropping the f-bomb in the name of feminism reeling off some quite scary statistics about equal pay, domestic violence and sexual violence.
I particularly like this ‘Feminist as Fuck’ tee!
As a survivor of sexual violence I find the poor conviction rate of rapists and the way in which victims are treated by the police, men and at times other women absolutely shocking. There should be a huge amount of education men and boys that a ‘No’ means no! I chose this ‘Don’t (get) Rape(d)’ tanks for myself, it’s eye-catching and gets the message over without being over complicated.
I generally prefer a tank as I normally wear a long sleeved tee underneath to cover my bulky arms. The quality of this is spot on, and the print was good but to be honest I think with this design on the grey it might look quite cool if it faded a little.
I love that Feminist Apparel use an element of humour to get across their message, I think this is an important point of making their tees individual and memorable. I did a bit of a snarf when I saw this ‘Baby Got Books’ one
The tees are $29.95 but I have to say I still get discount codes regularly, infact if you sign up to their newsletter now you can get 15% off. Shipping to the UK was ok too, it was about $12 which I think is reasonable.
Any feminist issue that you have encountered or have beef with you will be able to find a tee to convey this. It’s not just all for the ladies either, there are guys and kids t-shirts too!
After teaming up with a new artist, Meaghan Fox, we’re ready to reveal the first new design: Star Trek and Monty Python mash-up. The USS Silly Walks.
Andy: I know it’s a pointless endeavour to try and work out why a mashup is a mashup, but wouldn’t the “USS something” be a space ship, and Willy Walks were a Ministry, so the two things don’t really go together? Or perhaps there’s something more to this that I’m missing.
$14 this week at snorgtees.
As the Commonwealth Games start in Glasgow, here are two tees giving tribute to the Real Glasgow Games.
Andy: This has the potential to be quite funny, but unfortunately I have no idea what it says on the ‘Kerby’ shirt, and I’ve been on the site and I have no better clue. If I can’t see the artwork I’m not going to buy it, am I? It would be nice to see a couple more designs in the shop too, two shirts doesn’t give enough choice and is likely to reduce sales conversions when people visit the site.
Two new designs which are well executed and solid concepts at Glennz, both funny, but is this something that I would want to wear? Probably not, I just don’t think they’re that wearable.
My friend Lizzie and I recently started a new athletic clothing company, Running Sucks. We sell unenthusiastic athletic tees and tanks for the cynical side of the gym. We’re new at this and would love any feedback, comments, ideas! Our site is runningsucksapparel.com, or @runningsucksco on Twitter. For the month of May orders are 15% off with discount code spring2014 (expiring June 1 at 12am EST).
Andy: The designs are a little bit simple for my taste, but they did make me smile and their whole approach to the site is pretty funny.
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.
I really like the design style of that unicorn tee, but I don’t think that I’d be able to get away with wearing it. Interesting to see that they released the sea panda shirt in the same week when it’s largely the same concept as the unicorn shirt. I’m not a Pokemon player so I don’t really understand the green shirt, but considering how popular that franchise is I would assume that it will go down as a solid seller for them.
Inspired by a throwaway quote on a dinosaur blog about the Stegosaurus being the Swiss Army Knife of the dino world, this new collection of tee designs takes that idea and runs with it. Each design features the silhouette of a particular dino mashed up with a piece of tech appropriate to the dino’s personality or physicality.
Andy: Pretty cool idea, thanks for the submission.
By the time you get that Flappy Bird shirt no one will give a damn about the game. The fry and taco shirt is very cute though.
Can anyone explain to me why the horse pill shirt is funny? I don’t get it, Googling suggests it is something to do with drugs, but even so, it doesn’t seem to have had a lot of chatter recently so I don’t know why they’d pick now to release this design?
I don’t understand the mattress inspector reference at Snorg, but I still quite like it.
We are Foxdown Tees, founded by independent illustrator and designer Ronan Lynam and we invite you all to check out our new store. We even have a cool background image like Andy does!
Our passions has always been drawing and design, and we felt that (big surprise) shirts are a great way to share our humor, wit and style. We take inspiration from some of the best independent shirt illustrators (Glennz, Aled Lewis, etc) and wish to share with the world even more snarky designs.
Foxdown Tees loves HYA, and think that Andy does a great job at curating the site with quality content. We hope that HYA and the community enjoy our tees, and we look forward to sharing more with you all in the future!
Andy: In some ways, it’s almost annoying that they submitted this tee because it’s the kind of design that could turn people off from the brand, when they have other stuff on the site that is a lot more enjoyable, I’m actually really impressed with the rest of the catalogue and hope to see more of these guys.
I love this, and I’m surprised that no one thought of it before. Available today at Shirt.Woot for $12 today, and then more later.
One day at my friends house – he told me he had a funny idea for a shirt and shared the idea of Javasaurus, a big T-Rex that had trouble trying to drink coffee. Once he told me – I literally LOL’d – which I rarely do and I rarely use that abbreviation. I thought about it for a while – and drew a picture a couple hours later – which started at the basis for this design.
After a weekend of brainstorming some more ideas of dinosaurs struggling in a human dominant world – we decided we’d start with Javasaurus and see if anybody would be interested.
We launched a campaign on Teespring, because I’m broke right now and can’t afford to get t-shirts printed up in the real world. It’s going for $20 right now – which most of the profits will go back into making more shirts about the other dinosaurs who struggle on a day to day basis – if it’s a hit.
Not expecting anything crazy to happen here – would just love to spread some post holiday cheer around the world. If you end up not purchasing one – hopefully you got a kick out of the idea and it brightens your day just a little bit.
Andy: It’s a pity that there wasn’t more time spent on the text underneath the drawing on this design, it looks like a bit of an afterthought and the design suffers as a whole because of it. Maybe it’s just the mockup and it’ll look fine in print.
Nice way to kick off the year at Snorg with some decent designs.
I like it, and I’m surprised that I haven’t seen this concept before, but that seems to be typical of Glennz releases.
Costiness=$15 (for now, price will rise) Buy it at Glennz