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!
Nicky Rockets is a t-shirt designer from the UK who specialises in designs dedicated to those super curvy women who rock his world.
Most of our designs focus around the intergalactic fearless explorer Curverella and her Killer Curves, but for Spring 2015 we are bringing our awesome pets into the fold, with the donut wearing ‘Plumpy Paws’ and the Ziggy Stardust obsessed Pug ‘Mister Truffles’.
The brand already has a cult following with sassy plus size chicks, selling regularly around the globe and featuring in numerous magazines and blogs.
Our styles include round neck, slash neck and lady fit and sizes run from small to 5XL.
Andy: Well designed, well photographed and with a clear vision, there’s an awful lot here to like. I do question the need for a splash page on the website (‘click to enter’) since it doesn’t really add anything to the experience and puts a click between you and the the shop which isn’t a good idea in the ecommerce world, but that’s a minor quibble and largely an issue of choice for them.
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
T-SHIRT SIZES AND COST
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.
New tee addition to our MODest Attire DesignByHumans Collection. This unique chalk typography design “The Path” is available as both ladies and gents tees exclusively from our dbhtees store.
Andy: Thanks for the submission.
No Love City – February Special
For the month of February, No Love City is offering $10 off of their popular ‘Support Local Hip Hop’ shirt. The shirt was designed and features incredible typography skills by Friks84. Just enter discount code HIPHOP during checkout at www.nolovecity.com
No Love City – Support Local Hip Hop
Geeks and children of the 80’s with children of their own, we made some onesies and toddler tees for your nerdy family. We just launched our brand last month with our first line of everyday baby cosplay pieces. Each garment is printed vibrantly on all sides and is baby-soft. Come check us out at nerdywithchildren.com. Bigger kid sizes coming next month.
Andy: Very cute, I’m sure these will do well.
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.
Here Below is an apparel brand that proclaims truth, with all triblend shirts, thoughtful design and unique typography.
Andy: Very nice indeed, thanks for the submission!
$14 this week at snorgtees.
WEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR CHEST
*Our PN PUTIN T SHIRT is interesting in the light of a recent BBC newscast earlier this week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28745554
Our focus is direct ONLINE SALES via our website, marketing our brand into UK/US (East and West Coast)/JAPAN and CHINA. We are intending to wholesale through some selected retailers in the UK and Internationally.
PUBLIC NUISANCE creates iconic, classic and timeless designs and operate on the LESS IS MORE principle. We are launching with 6 designs on a unisex T shirt, using black and white high quality t shirts and our target market is Males/Females aged 18-34.
PUBLIC NUISANCE is a hybrid between A Streetwear T shirt and Art. All T shirts designs come in a limited print run too.
PUBLIC NUISANCE draws on street culture, music, politics, classic iconic 20th/21st century imagery and art as its main influencers for our messages and designs.
“YOU CAN CHANGE ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO” – JOE STRUMMER (THE CLASH)
Andy: Ahhhh, nothing bad ever happened making fun of Putin. Oh, and I know it says August in one of the photos but if you go to their site it does say September.
Ladies, weekly-tee add some new tank top for this summer!
Be ready on the 5th to the 12th August!
For 30€ we offer -20% on all catalog
(Available on EU/NA)
Discount code : ETE20
Andy: Something tells me that this one might be a bit lost in translation.
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!
Check them out and let us know what you think!
Andy: Pretty damn badass!
Not a bad couple of tees, but I don’t think I’ll be laying any cash down for them.
Cool gear for the ladies!
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
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.”
Also available in Women’s Slim Fit, Hooded Sweatshirt, Organic & Women’s Organic.
Andy: Thanks for the submission.
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.
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.
“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
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Andy: Available from Livin’ Life Co
The “Punk’s Not Dead” shirt is an illustrative play on words by designer Dan Redding. Elvis is dead, and disco’s dead, but punk’s not dead!
Andy: Thanks for the submission.