In A galaxy far, far away… fanboys and girls clashed about which side is better.
With Paleboys Being a fan of both sides, we decided to unite and bring the two sides together.
These are the t-shirts you’re looking for. Come join some of your favourite geek loves together with Paleboys latest “Spock Wars” Tee.
Now available as both men’s and ladies Tees, on the smoothest and softest t-shirt you’ll ever wear. Made of fine jersey, it has a durable, vintage feel.
Andy: I’ve never really understood why people argue about whether Star Wars or Star Trek is better, as if you’re only allowed to like one of them. I can’t help but feel it’s poor timing to release something Spock related now without any kind of charity angle attached to it.
“May the Ghosts be With You?” re-imagines the Force ghosts from the original Star Wars trilogy as the ‘hitchhiking ghosts’ from the Haunted Mansion attraction, and even includes a custom background pattern based on the classic wallpaper.
“Banana Nana” is my attempt to express the pure joy of being able to dress up like one of your favorite characters, forget about your daily life for a brief time and to almost believe that you actually ARE that character. It’s a joy known by children and cosplayers everywhere!
As always, shirts are screen printed locally in Asheville, NC on American Apparel 100% soft jersey cotton shirts.
Ben : Overall these designs are clean, well illustrated and look really good on the tees (at least from the product shots!), screen printed on American Apparel as well it’s hard to go wrong with the quality! First off May The Ghosts Be With You, I have absolutely no idea what it is mashed up with… at all… I couldn’t even hazard a guess – but it’s something to do with a theme park ride and obviously Star Wars! Anyone want to enlighten me to it because I just don’t know.
While I don’t necessarily like the design because over the years I’ve slightly grown irritated by the constant pop culture mash up of tees, I can’t really fault them for doing what they love – I’m also sure it’ll be a hit with someone out there, but for me I wouldn’t personally wear it. That said don’t let my opinion put you off, definitely check it out for yourselves! I will say however that I love the colours and the background looks fantastic.
The second tee Banana-nana, I get this one more and I’m quite a fan of Despicable Me so I must admit it tickled me, if I had to choose I’d wear this one over the Star Wars one. The way it’s designed is fantastic, the colours look amazingly vibrant and the style is very comic book-esque as you can see above. The only thing that might let it down is the fact that there are a lot of Despicable Me tees out there, but this is definitely one of the nicer and well presented ones I’ve seen.
If neither of these take your fancy I’m sure you will find something else that you’ll enjoy over at Ian Leino, so head on over and check it out!
The Illustrated Mind is an independent t-shirt line based in Brighton that seeks to showcase the best in up and coming illustration via the most fashionable means… We have been commissioning and releasing designs since 2011 and have worked with the likes of Jack Teagle, Tom Sewell, Jiro Bevis, Ed Cheverton, Jon Boam and Gordon Holden to name but a few. Our aim each season is to develop a cohesive collection of illustrated t-shirts styled around a loosely devised theme. So we seek out the best and most notorious artists to collaborate with and whose work has caught our eye and made us think they’re awesome, we hope you agree!
Ben : I’m quite liking what The Illustrated Mind have gone for here. The style reminds me of the widely copied David Shrigley. I’m definitely liking the style, but I’ve never been a huge fan of the large text, image, large text format. I liken the art style very much in the bracket of – badly drawn things done by good artists. You can clearly see the talent but I just love the fact it’s so rough around the edges, if they looked too neat and too clean I think this whole range would lose it’s appeal. I must admit though, I have no idea if the space sharman is a reference to anything – anyone care to enlighten me? Anyway – go check ‘em out!
Villain X Shirts is a exciting line of t-shirts for guys and girls based on villains from every area of pop culture. Our shirt designs are devoted to the Villains of every aspect HORROR, SCI-FI, COMICS, VIDEO GAMES, TV, etc
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mens S-XL – $20 – 2XL-5XL – $23
womens S-XL – $20
Andy: I’m not a lawyer, but I don’t know how long they’ll be able to get away with this. As far as I can tell all the designs in the images supplied and on their site are just hand-drawn versions of images that aren’t in the public domain, just still released from films or promo images. In some cases the images don’t look hand-drawn at all, they may have just had a filter or action applied to them in Photoshop. They look like the kind of thing that I am fairly sure you could mistake for being merchandise, and so unless they know something I don’t I worry they’re skating on thin ice.
Great news everybody! Jack of all Trades just released some awesome new designs, part of the Extreme Designs Collection.
They have gone the extra mile to include a variety of amazing printing techniques to the art. Parts of Batman, Spider-Man and Superman are printed with distressed shimmer Ink and parts of the paint splatters have been printed with puff ink to mimic the effect of actual paint being splattered on the shirt!
Boldly go where no stoner has gone before with TshirtGrill’s Breaking Bad-inspired ‘Star Trip’ T-shirt. The design is based on the episode “Blood Money”, in which Jesse Pinkman’s drug slinging cohort Badger regales his partner in crime, Skinny Pete, with the tale of a tulaberry pie eating contest aboard the Enterprise gone horribly, horribly wrong.
The skit was immortalised by Vulture’s Matt Czap, who, after seeing the episode, worked through the night animating Badger’s tale of geek tradegy before uploading it to the internet.
Legend has it, Badger’s Star Trek pitch was dreamed up in the early stages of Series 5, when screenwriter Peter Gould and fellow Breaking Bad scribe Gennifer Hutchinson got into an argument over the Trek transporter’s true operational nature. Their argument made it into the show almost word for word, and in the process became one of the most iconic and memorable moments of the entire series.
“It would be the ultimate diet, really. Eat anything you want, and then Scotty beams it out of your stomach,” Gould said. “But like with great technology, there are terrible things that can go wrong.”
I haven’t mentioned the last few releases from Glennz, not because there was anything wrong with them, far from it, I simply forgot.
I like this new design riffing on the Ghostbuster logo, it’s his signature kind of joke and whilst i sometimes have concerns that his designs don’t work that well in terms of wearability this isn’t one of those cases.
How was the Godzilla movie? I was quite interested in seeing it but never got around to heading to the cinema, as if often the way with me. Pretty decent bunch of tees at Snorg this week, the Game of Thrones wedding planner shirt is pretty funny.
Superhero City has some new 2000AD Judge Dredd comic book t-shirts which will appeal to fans of the Judge Dredd comic books and films alike. Judge Dredd is a cop in a violent city in the future where the judge’s act as judge, jury and executioner, the character can be described as the Dirty Harry of the future. The t shirts feature some fantastic artwork from the comic book and the prints are super soft to the touch. Through the distressed printing techniques used, a vintage look is achieved.
All t-shirts are officially licensed.
Superhero City specialise in officially licensed comic book t shirts and hoodies as well as other comic book merchandise.
The men’s Judge Dredd tees are all £16.99 with free delivery on all UK orders, available at www.superherocity.co.uk.
Andy: I like these, the vintage look really helps them and I think gives them a look that means that they can be worn by ‘proper’ fans of Judge Dredd and casual nerds like me that just want to wear a cool looking shirt without necessarily knowing much about the source material.
Nothing is setting the world on fire here, but it’s not a bad week from Snorg. The Ghostbusters design does seem like an odd choice from them, it doesn’t nothing with the source material and is really simple, I’d like to think they were above that kind of design.
These are last week’s new releases from BustedTees, but they’re still new to me so they’re probably new to other people too. Hmmmmm, I wonder why they have so many shirts with Godzilla on them? Oh, and great facial expression on the face of the guy in the Staypuft shirt, though to be fair to him it looks like he was staring towards the sun.
And now for something completely different! This is a fab etsy shop run by a lady I know loosely via the North East burlesque scene. T-shirts are not what the shop is about and it’s aimed pretty much entirely at the gal side of the population.
She Felt Geeky mostly specialises in super cute geek, comic, gaming, movie fabric panties amongst other things include pasties (nipple tassels) and some cute random one off pieces.
I don’t own any pieces personally but it means a lot for me to support local companies and from the reviews from friends I’ve heard the quality is absolutely first rate.
One selection of pieces that stand out for me when you land in the Etsy store are the Harry Potter, Hogwarts House panties. Here are the amazing Hufflepuff and Slytherin ones. How over the moon would any lady Harry Potter fan be with these! They’d be an excellent stocking filler for Christmas, and they look like they’d be super soft to the touch!
Amongst other geek factions you can grab Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, Tattoo Print, Halloween Print, Super Cute Floral ones to name but a view! Store owner Miss Buttons also posted an image of this fabric a few days ago so you can totally get your hands some some spooky panties if that’s your bag!
She is super talented and approachable so if you had any requests or ideas I’m sure she would be extremely accommodating! I have to add her pasties are absolutely delightful but I’d better not put boobies on HYA!
I think of of my favourite pieces which is also extremely seasonal are these super cute Halloween panties! Snap them up people, support handmade and UK businesses!
On the Internet today: a supercut mixtape of the most iconic t-shirts to grace the Silver screen. The edit includes some memorable faves — Vote For Pedro, Nigel’s Green Skeleton tank top from This Is Spinal Tap, the so-called Shark Cat design from Pineapple Express — but is carefully leavened with some curious artifacts of the slogan variety from the ’80s.
Think you can identify all of the movies? Be the first to do so and you’ll win a $100 gift card good for anything at Found Item Clothing! Details on how to enter right at Found Item’s blog, It Goes To 11. (A full list of every film will be posted after the winner is announced.)
In fairness to Sharknado, it has probably been one of Syfy’s biggest successes for many years, even if people are only watching it to see how bad it is. Shirts are $5 off the regular price at Snorg until Sunday.
Isn’t it weird that there aren’t more Buffy t-shirts considering how massively popular the show was? I guess it isn’t really on TV much anymore so perhaps the younger generation don’t see it much and so t-shirt designers don’t want to spend time on something out of the public consciousness.
All three shirts are $14 at Tshirt Laundry this week before going up next week.