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Text/Typography

vowelpartyroyal fullpic 480x349 Vowels, Liberty and Problems in a typographic week of tees at Snorg
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I probably wouldn’t wear the 99 Problems shirt released this week at Snorg, but it did make me smile and that’s a lot more than most ‘funny’ shirts do. Generally solid week of releases, there’s some fun stuff here.

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rotulos1 480x480 Hand lettered T shirts by our favorite type guys [Submitted]
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Fairgoods has 4 new shirts that we thought the Hide Your Arms might like.

We asked four of our favorite type guys — Ale Paul, Neil Summerour, Corey Holms, and Grant Hutchinson — to create a hand-lettered T-shirt for TypeCon 2013. We love that each shirt reflects their individual style and personality. It’s a little bit of them, on you (but not in a creepy way).

And you can save 40% on any or all of them by entering offer code LETTERING13 at checkout.

The good news? The offer code is valid right through December 31, 2013.

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

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pa04005 om up 480x660 Stay Hungry Stay Foolish t shirt by Publik
pa04005 bk body 480x660 Stay Hungry Stay Foolish t shirt by Publik
pa04005 om body 480x660 Stay Hungry Stay Foolish t shirt by Publik
I’m a bit ‘over’ people using this Steve Jobs phrase, but I to like it’s simple implementation here by Japanese brand Publik.

Costiness= 3000 yen Buy it at Publik

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MAYBELATERTEMPLATE 480x454 Dasova   New Typographic line released [Submitted]
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Hello everyone! Dasova is a new t-shirt line that is soley dedicated to typography. Tee’s are $15.00 each which is a great price.

Andy: Pretty cool, would be great to see actual images rather than the mockups.

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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.)

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Read more of Travis’ work at BuzzFeed and The Pet Collective.

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pre NY tee 480x640 New York Fashion is Weak t shirt by The Blonde Collective
NY fashion weak tee 480x578 New York Fashion is Weak t shirt by The Blonde Collective
I’m more than seven years into writing about t-shirts and still have little intent on graduating to real fashion.

Costiness=$35 Buy it at The Blonde Collective

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pa04004 nv up 480x660 Think Locally Act Globally t shirt from Publik
pa04004 gh body 480x660 Think Locally Act Globally t shirt from Publik
pa04004 nv body 480x660 Think Locally Act Globally t shirt from Publik
Yet another t-shirt that I would wear with proud irony from this Japanese brand.

Costiness=3000 yen Buy it at Publik

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205 480x480 Great Whatever Floats Your Boat t shirt by Random Objects
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I’m sure that one day Random Objects are going to make a shirt I don’t like, but this is most certainly not that day today.

Costiness=$24 Buy it at Random Objects

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“Shop Local” t-shirt by Publik

by Andy on June 26, 2013

pa04003 sb up 480x660 Shop Local t shirt by Publik
pa04003 hr body 480x660 Shop Local t shirt by Publik
pa04003 sb body 480x660 Shop Local t shirt by Publik
I like this, but of course there is a certain irony in me wanting to wear a t-shirt from a Japanese company that implores me to ‘shop local’.

Costiness=3,000 yen Buy it at Publik.

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pa04002 om body 480x660 Share Waves Share Life t shirt at Publik
pa print 09 480x660 Share Waves Share Life t shirt at Publik
pa04002 bh body 480x660 Share Waves Share Life t shirt at Publik
Looks like Publik are on a bit of a run, releasing two text tees in as many days, and this time around I don’t have to get on my high horse to tell them why they’re entitled to their views but are also very wrong.

Costiness = 3,000 Yen Buy it at Publik

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tshirtideasshape 480x493 Quoted Tee   Daily Typographical T shirts
nomistakes shirt 480x493 Quoted Tee   Daily Typographical T shirts
Regular readers will notice that I have stopped doing the daily roundup of t-shirts from places like TeeFury and RIPT. It’s not that I don’t like those sites anymore, it was just an awful lot of work for not a lot of return, and there’s only so many times I can complain about ridiculous mashups without getting very bored. So it’s actually kind of a pity that as soon as I stop with those posts along comes a shirt-a-day site that is offering something a bit different.

Quoted Tee shun the usual pop culture references, instead selling a different typographic t-shirt every day and from what I have seen so far the quality level has been high. Shirts are $11 for the first 24 hours, but are available beyond that for $21, so even if you miss out first time around you’ll still be able to pick up a shirt.

Fingers crossed that this site can stand the test of time instead of falling by the wayside as many other shirt-a-day sites have done. It is a side-project of the Wear Viral team so hopefully that is a positive sign, since all their eggs aren’t in one basket.

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ps0069 480x480 Random Objects Spring Release is as impressive as youd expect
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I’m running out of good things to say about Random Objects, they are easily in the top 5 brands that I like (I don’t have a real list, but you know what I mean). Luckily for us, this is just the first part of their Spring collection, so I’m looking forward to the next lot of goods arriving sooner rather than later. Tees are $24 each.

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Another week, another batch of tees trending on the Internet. The good, the bad, the ugly…

>The first of “16 people who don’t realize they’re being douchebags”.

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[BuzzFeed]

>Frat bros trigger campus debate with insensitive slogan tees (but the one below is likely P’Shopped).

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[Jezebel]

>Perspective fail.

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[Facebook]

>Perspective WIN!

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[Imgur] [click to continue…]

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Known brand review!

by Ben_P on March 4, 2013

A week or so back I received a T-Shirt from Known. Ironically they were not Known to me, safe to say though I now am thoroughly informed. They certainly give off the impression of a well designed and made brand especially since they were only established in 2012, so I have high hopes for 2013 and onwards.

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The Tee I received ‘All Day Every Day‘ which is probably a slogan for their company as I’m sure they work round the on polishing their brand, I definitely commend them on their efforts so far. It’s a nice grey tee with a lovely printed All Day Every Day in two colours one shadowing the other and an accompanying Known Logo which is simple but effective. It’s available in 3 different colours too which is nice. I’m not certain on who the tee is actually manufactured by as they have removed the previous tags and put their own Known tag inside – which is always a nice touch, the quality of the garment is decent however I’ve received better tees in the past but this certainly could stand up against anything on the high street. The screen printing on the garment looks a tad thick so I’m concerned about whether it will crack in the future as I have only washed it a few times since receiving it, but saying this the thickness of it really does make it pop.

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If I’m going to be honest I’m not a huge fan of the design, while the font work and everything is beautifully crafted I can’t foresee it being a troublesome design to create compared to others out there. Especially at almost £30.00 I personally wouldn’t buy it in shop, but that’s just me – I resent paying anything for tee’s really! However it seems that a lot of tees nowadays do cost upwards of that and more, the choice is yours as the consumer really. I don’t want to sound like I’m really beating down on this brand because I’m not. I just think on occasion some companies need a bit of a reality check to a certain degree. While I have been somewhat negative about this tee I do like it because it goes well as a tee that you wear with a zip hoodie, it’s understated but effective at the same time.

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Overall Known look to be a well polished brand and really do give off a more established brand vibe but personally I think they need to give their designs a little bit more of a kick to it. I know on certain occasions I do think less is more, but as a consumer I’d like to feel that someone’s heart and soul has gone into a design (well maybe not that far) but I just feel Known need to give people more of a reason to want to buy their stuff. Let us know what you think in the comments section, I’d be interested to hear peoples opinions. Certainly don’t forget to check out Known’s website either and check out their other merchandise.


 

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Wildcard and Territorial Clothing Reviews

by Ben_P on March 3, 2013

This is a bit of an odd review and will be split into two sections I was receiving a tee from Wildcard Clothing (Hipster Hate Tee) and also received one at the same time from Territorial Clothing (who’s range you can purchase from Wildcard Clothing). Tee Inception! Anyway I’ll start first with the Hipster Hate Tee from Wildcard Clothing which I received.

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It certainly took me back because I had no idea what I was receiving so was slightly hesitant, however upon opening the package I noticed a bright blue almost tie dyed shirt (it’s not actually tie die it’s an Acid Wash which I will explain further), with a really well printed HATE design on it. While this design isn’t something I’d usually wear I could really appreciate the effort that had gone into it, I’m not really a huge fan of the fact that it says HATE all over the tee but the actual design of it impresses me that I enjoy wearing it.

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The first thing you will see though is the tie dye effect, now I mentioned before that this was created using an acid wash. It’s pretty retro I think started in the 80′s in the jeans market. Essentially what they have done is take a blue tee and used chemicals to remove colours from sections of the tee, which in turn makes every tee unique (who doesn’t love unique clothes?!), my guess would be that they’ve used some form of bleach to create this effect as in prior years I’ve managed to do the same to a lot of my clothes when bleaching my hair (woops). They’ve then screen printed over the top of the tee and the result is pretty nice, it gives a very home made feel to the design which some of you may love and some of you may hate. I found myself quite liking this design even though I thought I wouldn’t, it’s so different and a bit crazy from the tees I usually wear so it was quite a breath of fresh air. Even though the tee itself looks a bit home made the printing upon it is excellent. I can’t fault it or the design apart form my initial dislike of the word hate, perhaps they can make a love version in the future?

So if you’re into a quirky and unique tee definitely give this one a purchase. Considering it’s hand finished design it’s pretty reasonably priced at £18.00 and if you just like the design and not hippy enough they also do a non acid wash version for £10! Which is a steal –  so you really have no excuse. I certainly know that if I ever need to bleach my hair again I can wear this one.

And on to the tee that I was originally being sent by Territorial Clothing! I really like this tee, I usually don’t like or go for typography t-shirts but I love the message and it’s clear they’ve put a lot of thought into it and picked their lettering accordingly.

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‘Family is always sacred territory’ is something that I’m sure everyone can relate too, so I particularly enjoyed the message and in general everything about it. The border to the design also gives me the impression of lions hair which further reflects the territorial aspect. The changing of the font and style throughout the message is awesome as if it were all one style I’d feel a bit cheated and it’s cool because it reflects the different members of peoples family in a way, or perhaps I’m reading far too much into it!

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The actual T-shirt is Gildan which while isn’t the best – certainly isn’t something that should deter anyone from making a purchase. They’re a well made budget tee. These guys give off an air of professionalism that I’d expect from well established brands, so for them to be pushing out these kinds of designs is quite impressive, just hoping that in the future they might be able to bring out some American Apparel tees – I have, like most people, a love affair with them!

You can get the Hipster Hate Tee from Wildcard Clothing, and also get the Sacred Territory tee from both Wildcard Clothing and Territorial Clothing.

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Post image for “Stay Young and Invincible” typography t-shirt from de Lirios

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Whilst I’m not an Oasis fan at all, I do like the look of this shirt, possibly because I constantly pair red with blue.

Costiness=€16.80 Guys / Girls

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don't let the muggles get you down harry potter t-shirt

muggles2 480x487 Dont Let the Muggles Get You Down Harry Potter t shirt from Wicked Clothes
I’m not even a Harry Potter geek and I think this is awesome.

Costiness=$19.99 Buy it at Wicked Clothes

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Hands on with a blu-boy tee

by Chris_S on February 4, 2013

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This little package arrived on my doorstep a few days ago. In case you’re incapable of reading, it’s a package from blu-boy, a tee brand started up by Bev O’Shea when a freelance graphic designer in Ireland. “I guess it’s safe to say that I got bored of playing it safe and sticking to the norm,” Bev said in a covering email. Not sticking to the norm results in some brilliant t-shirts.

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Opening the package was great. For what is a relatively young brand, blu-boy have managed to put together a really professional style of presentation that makes receiving a tee more of an event. As a little attempt to bring something new I used Vine to produce a 6-second unboxing of the shirt itself here.

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The shirt blu-boy sent was their ‘Exquisite’ design (€25.00) on a black crew neck – and I can’t fault it one bit. It’s one of the least brash designs they do, and I think the sort of understated nature makes it excellent. I’m a strong type fan, and this is great use of it. It’s subtle enough that you don’t feel overly self-conscious wearing it while standing out enough that it’s not the sort of thing you find ten a penny on the racks at any high street shop.

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Everything about this seems well made, from the thick card stock used for the brand tag on the back of the neck to the printing itself (blu-boy use water-based inks, for those of you who are concerned about the environment and want your tees to have a green-friendly provenance).

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All told, this is a really great tee – which means I’m stuck for having much to say. What I will say is that this isn’t the only good design that the guys at blu-boy have online, and it’s well worth a look at their online store to see if there are any others out there you might fancy.

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Margin London Preview

by Margin London on February 4, 2013

Regular Hide Your Arms readers will have spotted our recent posts highlighting a few of the brands exhibiting at Margin London on the 10th & 11th February.

With just six days to go until the show opens to buyers and press, here’s a preview of some more of the labels making their tradeshow debut at the exhibition.

We thought we’d better not post any more in-depth profiles otherwise the Hide Your Arms crew wouldn’t have any exclusives to report on when they visit the show!

Here are some images to whet the appetite and look forward to the Hide Your Arms reports after the show.

For information about exhibiting at or visiting Margin, get in touch via the website.

 

LATIN LOVER, a new t-shirt label from Columbia for men & women, with great illustrations & graphics:

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EVIL, the first-season from this new menswear range will be debuted at Margin. The collection features a whole range of clothing (shirting, trousers, chinos, denim) and printed tees & sweatshirts:

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SLANG, a new men’s and women’s t-shirt brand from Portugal, drawing influences from art, music, and skate, and making their debut at Margin:

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NETTY RATTI, adorable cross-stitched designs in this range of ethical women’s tops and tees:

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OUT OF PRINT first made their debut at Margin in August 2011 and have exhibited at every edition since. They’re back again in February 2013 to unveil their latest tees featuring artwork from classic books:

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