It’s been quite freeing not to have to worry about writing the daily post Monday-Friday, I felt quite a lot of pressure to get those posts up by 12 every day even though not that many people were reading them, but I do still like to check in on the daily/weekly sites every so often.
Big and tall tee site Fresh Brewed Tee have these two designs from Jon Rohde (AKA Buzatron) up this week for the more sizeable in the HYA audience. It looks like this is available as a two-pack for $30 with no option t pick them up separately. The shirts are available until June 15th.
Good on them for going down the legitimate route with these Star Wars designs and actually getting permission from LucasFilm to sell these designs. I’m not too hot on the Saber & Vader design that is influenced by 80s skater style, but I wasn’t a skater in the 80s so I’m okay with that. The Tauntaun meat cuts tee is a bit of fun, I’d quite like that as a poster. I do wish that Super7 had larger product images though, it would be nice to be able to see a bit more detail.
Highlights here in this sprawling, 21-minute (!!!) odyssey include a gaming-as-addiction montage (:38 seconds), a Pong tutorial from Jeff Bridges and Harry Dean Stanton (2:03), a three-piece tribute to Michael J. Fox (8:57), and a montage of digital dance offs (10:29)!
See a full list of the films as sequenced at YouTube.
A few months ago I reviewed 83MM who are awesome. They’ve recently changed their name from 83MM to Dead Reel, which to me is a nicer name! So good choice guys!
Sheffield-based independent movie t-shirt line, 83mm Apparel has re-launched as Dead Reel to prepare the brand for international exposure following a successful first nine months in business. As part of the brand revamp, founder Jon Hides, who hand draws the t-shirt designs, has unveiled a slick new identity featuring a re-designed logo, website and photo gallery. Dead Reel launched as 83mm Apparel in September 2012 after graphic designer and artist, Jon couldn’t find a t-shirt line that catered for his love of classic movies. The nine-strong collection features designs based on iconic movie moments that only the true film fans would recognise, including scenes from The Shining, Batman and The Evil Dead.
They recently unveiled under their new guise at MGM’s Comic Convention, which is pretty sweet. They through some pictures up as well from the event on their Facebook page
It’s funny, I’ve made it pretty clear that I really dislike cereal box designs, but I rather like comic book cover designs even though they share a lot of the same elements, especially when they’re based on an actual comic book. It’s probably because the artwork made for a cover is meant to have an immediate impact and tell the story without needing any explanation, so it works well for a shirt. I like the way that 80sTees have captioned this picture as well, “Meet Chad. He is 5′ 7″ tall and weighs 182 pounds. He is wearing size Large.” It seems a little silly but that’s actually great information for people trying to make a best guess on how a shirt is going to fit them, it would be great to see more people giving this kind of info with their product photos.
Not a bad week at Tshirt Laundry, but I do wonder who is going to buy them. Releasing a Star Trek design now makes perfect sense, but are people really that bothered about the use of lens flares? Similarly, the ‘Installation Wizard’ joke is a bit of fun, but who is going to buy it, have they produced a design that is just aimed at sysadmins?
As ever with these competitions from WeLoveFine.com there are quite a lot of winners, so if you like X-MEN then chances are you’ll see something you like above. The Grand Prize winner is ‘United’ the circular crest design at the top of the mockups, and that sends designer Antony Rozwadowski on a trip to Comic-Con in San Diego which is a pretty special prize. It’s interesting looking at all the designs because it shows the restrictions that an official competition bring, as someone that has never read the original comics and has all of his knowledge from the movies the characters sometimes look a bit off to what I’d expect, of course Wolverine doesn’t look like Hugh Jackman, because using Hugh Jackman’s likeness would be another license to deal with. It doesn’t ruin any of the designs, it’s just an interesting insight into the world of licensing in the tee world, one that a lot of tee a day sites probably don’t give a damn about.
Soooo, Jurassic Park was released in 1993, TWENTY YEARS AGO, anyone else feel old right now?
It’s good to hear from Santa Carla Boardwalk because I do like their concept of ‘in-world’ movie t-shirts, I know there are other people that do it but I am a bit of a sucker for this style when it comes to po culture tees. They’ve also updated their website with a fresh new look that I like, mostly because they appear to be using the same theme for their website that I am with the HYA shop, great minds think alike!
It’s nice to see WearViral growing with designs that wouldn’t be too out of place on the daily sites like TeeFury and RIPT except that they have their own style, and if I’m not mistaken they are also all original designs that haven’t done the rounds before finding a home. For the first week of sale (aka, until this Sunday) shirts are $15.99 rising to $19.95 after that, and throughout hte month of May you can get 20% off your order with the coupon codeAPEMAY.
The Game of Thrones tee made me laugh, but I wouldn’t want to wear it as a tee, it’s a one-trick pony, people laugh the first time they see it and then never again. I’ve got no idea what’s going on with the dog shirt, anyone?
One of the main things that I have against all the mashups I see at the daily sites is that the two pieces of subject matter don’t need to be in the same design. Honestly, I can’t think of a reason why The Dude has been transplanted into the world of Scott Pilgrim but I still think this is cool, which makes me a total hypocrite but I’m okay with that.
Good to see that Snorg are keeping things really topical with a Matrix t-shirt, though the H20 t-shirt is really nicely done so it’s a bit of a mixed bag this week. As ever new releases are $14.95 each at snorg tees this week rising to $19.95 next week.
The price, you ask? A cool $100,000! (It’s not exactly high fashion, but you would have a trump card come Halloween…)
More about the garment, from the product’s official descrip:
This Cobra Kai gi was worn by William Zabka’s character Johnny Lawrence during filming of the 1984 movie The Karate Kid. We obtained the gi on eBay from a collector who purchased the gi from ReelClothes.com. The gi comes with a framed Certificate of Authenticity from ReelClothes.
Kevin Stecko, the founder of 80sTees.com bought the gi because he always wanted to wear an authentic Cobra Kai gi for Halloween. We used this gi to create copies which we sell as our Exclusive Movie Quality Cobra Kai Costume.
As you may be guessing by the price our goal is not really to sell the gi as much as it is to put it out there for the world to appreciate. The Karate Kid is Kevin’s favorite movie of all time and he wanted other fans to be able to see this amazing piece of 80s movie history.