In many ways, it’s not their fault that I’m unimpressed by the latest releases from Tshirt Laundry, because two of the references are lost on me and that’s going to put me at a disadvantage to enjoying these shirts.
I don’t know who Porr is (other than it is a parody of Thor, that much I got), and Googling doesn’t really help me much, but I do like the artwork on that one.
I’m not far enough into the Walking Dead to know what’s going on here, and I’ve managed to avoid spoilers so far other than knowing that there’s a prison, and my guess would be that this guy is some kind of guard that messes up.
And the Magneto shirt? That one I do understand, but I don’t know why anyone would have the motivation to wear this as a t-shirt. Tees are $14 this week as usual going up next week.
Use the coupon code DBHfreedom to get 30% off everything in store at DBH (not just the collective artists, I’m using the image above to show that our very own Mr. Four Fingers are now part of the collective), which amounts to more than 1500 graphic tees, so if you can’t find something that you like in there, well… you must have exceptionally high standards. The code will be live until May 28th, presumably midnight PST. DBH won’t be announcing this code until tomorrow on their site but it is live now (or at least very soon) so you can get a jump start on the hordes.
As usual, pretty much everything in this latest Glamour Kills collection looks good and is wearable, but wouldn’t all make sense in a cold and wet place like where I live. Still, for those few days of Summer that we get in Cumbria each year I would look pretty cool.
Once you look at their designs and see that they have the word ‘crisp’ in their name it becomes all too easy to say that their designs are crisp too, I was like a moth to a flame with that title. but then again, I’m not a professional writer and this is one of the times that it shows.
I am really digging the designs though, it’s a collection that really works well together on a theme with similar styles that has resulted in some really wearable tees. They might be pushing it a little bit at €25 a tee, but as we’ve discussed extensively stuff just costs more in Europe and it’s not exactly going to break the bank.
Citizen Sheep got in touch a while back and whilst I was looking around their site I thought that the tee above looking pretty cool, even if I didn’t really buy into their blurb:
Citizen Sheep Clothing™ False Flag Tee is a testament to those who dare try and manipulate, and mislead us that we are aware of there agenda, and that we will not be pushed into a silent corner.
Still, a cool tee is a cool tee, but just as I was prepped to post it the Boston Bombing tragedy occurred and then the subsequent manhunt with the term ‘false flag’ being thrown around by conspiracy theorists and I didn’t want HYA to have any kind of association with the nonsense so I shelved the post… and forgot about it. I guess that’s the problem with producing controversial t-shirts like this, they do create a reaction and that isn’t always a positive thing.
Costiness=$30 Buy it at Citizen Sheep
This shirt is pretty clever, to the layman it just looks like it’s got Photoshop icons on them, which is cool because it’s something that speaks to a lot of designers and identifies you. However, if you know your way around Photoshop to the point where you know the keyboard shortcuts then this turns into an interesting logo shirt since the icons spell out MPISA; Marquee (M), Pen (P), Eyedropper (I), Stamp (S), Direct Select (A), pretty neat, huh?
Costiness=$32.50 Buy it at MPISA (use code FREESHIP13 for free shipping until 31/5/13)
This tee seems to only be available for delivery in Japan, but that hem line was something I haven’t seen before on a tee so I thought it was worth sharing.
Costiness= ¥16,800 Buy it at Visvim’s Japanese shop [via High Snobiety]
I can’t lie, these designs from Nerdiology don’t appeal to me on a personal level, the brand themselves say they intend to appeal to “Skaters, Dancers and Fashion Nerds” and I’m not really any of those things. However, I can appreciate that other people would like them and that the duck shirt would look cool as part of an outfit.
This is a funny post for me to write, because I want to like them, but it’s stuff like this that makes me realise I’m not 18 anymore, thoughts?
I’m sure that a lot of you will have heard of TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), a charity that helps the families of people that have lost someone who was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. There’s almost a danger of t-shirt designs around this subject being too patriotic, but Sevenly have managed to create designs that can appeal across national lines since I’d wear these even though I’m not American.
I’m a comedy writer, actor and filmmaker here in Los Angeles and I host all my work at JohnnyBiceps.com.. There’s 20+ original shorts, short films and sketches.
A couple years ago I put the name (JohnnyBiceps) on t-shirts to promote my blog, and people were asking where they could get the shirt because they thought the name was funny/catchy. Current date, JohnnyBiceps has become a comedy lifestyle brand (maybe the first?) – for those who have a sense of humor, but don’t want or need a loud graphic or funny saying on their shirt to “prove” it.
A lot of new clothing items (hats, polos..) and other branded merch is in the works.
Andy: Since I have no familiarity with the brand, this shirt/design doesn’t appeal to me, it doesn’t have enough stand alone value for me to think that it’s funny or interesting since it’s just a text tee. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I feel that there needs to be other designs for this to branch out beyond the fans of the comedy side of things to new people, which is what I’d presume Jon is trying to do since he’s submitting to a site like HYA.
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.
Always Starving just launched our Indiegogo campaign. We know that we only have a small amount of time to gorge ourselves on everything this universe has to offer and we won’t waste it. We know you need to stay hungry. We are Always Starving.
We have koozie, sunglasses, posters and a tee shirts only available through this indiegogo campaign. You can see all of the shirts under the gallery tab on the Indiegogo page. The line consists of 5 graphic tees and 2 pockets tees. The campaign also includes a shirt limited only to this run as well as a koozie and sunglasses.
Check it out here… http://igg.me/at/alwaysstarving/x/3344223
Scott and Chris
Andy: These guys have got some cool designs and their pledging levels seem pretty reasonable so good luck to them!
This isn’t a submitted post but Lucas over at The Circus has done a good job with his blurb so why should I spend time re-writing it?
We are a new circus-themed brand based out of Pasadena, California. The designs put a fun circus twist on things such current events, pop culture and much more. A circus is colorful, diverse, inspiring, & lively. At a circus, onlookers want adventure, fun, & entertainment. So, our mission is to deliver important messages to the public using the welcoming, fun-loving, and appeal of a circus. As an upcoming apparel company, our goal is to differentiate ourselves from other online apparel shops. So sit tight, we are going to bring you a great show. Don’t forget, we only make a select amount of merchandise — once it sells out we will never make the same product. Check the site often or you may miss out. Use code “HYA” and receive 15% off your entire purchase.
I like their designs and the concept is solid, priced well too with tees between $20 and $13. We should have a hands-on review coming up with these guys soon so be on the look out for that.
Polar Bears and America. Together At Last!
Twice As Warm is a clothing brand that matches each purchase with a donation of a new clothing item to a person in need.
They just launched a limited-edition t-shirt design called POLARBEARICANA.
Each purchase of this design provides a new clothing item to a child in need from Bright Beginnings, an organization in DC that helps over 90 homeless children.
The sale of this shirt ends on June 5th, and once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Check them out at TwiceAsWarm.com
POLARBEARICANA from Twice As Warm on Vimeo.
Andy: I don’t like this design, but even I’m not enough of a jerk to complain about a t-shirt design that will directly help homeless children.
I’ve got no idea what it’s meant to mean, if it means anything at all, but it sure is a wearable design.
Costiness=$12 Buy it at Vatican Clothing (small & medium only)
Here we have two new t-shirts from Twantard Apparel. Give em a look!
Angular Birdman: The bird with the angles. Sharp Aztec loving bird with a nest made of love.
In the past, a dinosaur and a man attempted to mate – the result was that of the spermosaurus. A mixing of pre-historic and modern genomes.
Twantard Apparel will also be releasing a range of sunglasses to accompany the new t-shirts.
Andy: It takes a very special kind of person to want to wear a t-shirt with sperm on it.
have reversed the concept of their logo for these tees, which usually have the skull as the larger head and the little face on the hat. The cool thing about this is that it is interesting to hardcore fans of the brand since it does represent something different to them, but to casual people approaching the brand for the first time it’s still wearable. Tees are £25 each and the varsity jacket is £50.
We Are The Recipe have just released two brand new designs for guys & girls.
The BRATS tee has a vintage café/diner design is available in white or grey, with each tee being packaged in a custom branded Sauce Bottle!
The Jump Ship tee is a nautical/tattoo themed print finished in traditional WATR style. It is available in both men’s & women’s sizes, with a limited run of vest tops also available for women.
Head over to www.wearetherecipe.co.uk to update your summer wardrobe!
Check us out on Twitter @WATRclothing
Andy: I’d been looking at these new releases on Friday and I thought that the sauce bottle was just a prop for the
50% hit rate this week for me at My Main Man Pat, meaning that I’ve heard of Aesop Rock but not Nujabes. 50% hit rate in terms of me liking the designs too, the Nujabes tee feels a bit off to me, it’s probably due to the shape of the stylized image, though with me knowing nothing of Nujabes work this might actualy be a very fitting tribute to the artists’ work.
As usual tees are available for one week and are $20 including shipping.
Usually I’m excited to see what laFraise have on offer at the start of a week, but unfortunately that’s not the case this time around. There’s nothing particularly wrong with any of the designs, they just don’t float my boat. Ah well, I’m sure they’ll be back on form next week. If you disagree you can pick one up for €23.