I am slammed right now with Rigu orders (which is awesome), so I haven’t got a lot of time to posts HYA articles which has led to the sporadic posting over the last couple of weeks. Still, I’ve wanted to mention Milk for a while, even if I am just going to share their pictures and the brief description that they provided.
Milk is a quirky brand based in Lincoln UK. We produce printed graphic tees and handmade accessories which we package in our custom milk bottle and carton packaging. This is what makes us stand out as it goes with our fun style yet gives the customer something cool to display once they have got their tee. We also love promoting our products in a fun way (no white background model shots) which engage with our customers as every visual we produce is rich with graphic content. We also engage with our customers by giving a goodie bag with each order containing various stickers and even some milk bottle shaped sweets!
Kreio is our passion and our purpose. We have been fortunate to be blessed with strong creative skills and business insight and want to share what we know and who we are with the world. Our goal is to help every creative entrepreneur understand their self worth and embrace the grind of independence so that their talents are not pimped away by 9-5’s or wasted. That they should reap the benefits of their talents, and that they should control what they create and when they work, as well as receive the financial benefits that go along with it.
Our shirts are our creative jab at the industry, while embracing the entrepreneurial grind that we will face day in and day out as artist. We have to maintain our sense of humor and support for one another and this is our way of contributing to the cause.
Andy: Looks like someone went to the Ugmonk school of t-shirt design.
Over at Mr Four Fingers we have had our hands on a new set of studio photographs of our current t-shirts as well as some new ones for a good few months and I figured it’s about time I shared with you guys.
Instead of us photographing the t-shirts ourselves in alleys out in the cold where the nearby lure of beer and soft-glow pub warmth often proved too strong; we decided to enlist the help of The Blackout Studio and some friends to get some proper photos for a change. We thankfully had some camera friendly mates to help out with modeling (none existent budget) though we did somehow pack the incorrect size for the ladies tee hence why they may seem a little toight.
Our current range is a mixture of screen print and direct to garment printed designs and all are printed on Continental Clothing t-shirts. The ladies tees are slim fit and the men’s are regular fit (more fitted than regular, if you know what I mean). Ladies tees are £18 a pop while men’s come in at £20 though the logo tee is £18. I once bumped into a crazy drunk Italian who stared so hard at the lines of my MFF logo tee that he said it was like “looking into the future”.
Like with all emerging brands we are learning as we go and having reviewed a good many tees for various brands through Hide Your Arms I have garnered a few tips along the way. Along with these tees we also sell a variety of fancy prints and originals from ink works to paintings (often featured in Curious Duke Gallery). So drop by and check them out at our online store and if you fancy it you can use this promo code: HYAROCKS20 for a walloping 20% discount on final order (ends 01/01/2014).
One Man Surf Party has opened an online store featuring original T-Shirt designs for classic video game fans. Each shirt is designed by Owner/Artist, Aaron Bauer, then screen printed in small batches in Chicago. One Man Surf Party shirts are available now at www.onemansurfparty.com.
“I miss going to the arcade,” explains Bauer, “so I like to recreate that feel of a dark room full of vibrant machines competing for my attention.” This passion for arcade games is expressed through bold and playful artwork all printed on classic fit black tees.
One Man Surf Party opened its online Shirt Shop following a successful Kickstarter campaign in September. For further information and a full list of products, please visit www.onemansurfparty.com.
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
Vision Concept is an apparel brand created with a vision and a dream.
The concept of Vision Concept is a study of personal identity and social interpretation, through graphic and typography designs. In Vision, skulls are seen as a figure of truth, the most natural form of the personal appearance. Essentially, every design was balanced with harmony and faith, in order to reflect the true identity within.
All Vision apparel items are made and customized in Boston, we are proud of our US based production, because quality and originality is essential to us.
Andy: Cool, wearable stuff, thanks for the submission!
That Yin/Yang shirt is just adorbable. Good week of releases at Snorg.
Here is the latest from newcomer Revival Republic, a t-shirt shop on a mission to revive old & forgotten graphics and release them back into the wild so they can be appreciated once more.
Example: Sound the Alarm ($20) – a peculiar 1939 wartime news photo that deserves to be seen, not collecting dust in the archives. Here’s the description on their site:
“Wanna get your message out and it just can’t wait? Easy. Clamp a loudspeaker to your handlebars and Sound the Alarm! Just like this guy did back in 1939 London to warn the public against aerial gas attacks during the war. No worries if you don’t have a gas mask and respirator handy… you can always just wear the shirt.”
Worth checking out.
Andy: Pretty cool concept, thanks for the submission!
To be completely honest I didn’t know that 9Fountains needed a relaunch, I just thought they’d stopped e-mailing me about new products. Still, I was always fond of them and they they had some great designs so it’s interesting to see them taking a new direction.
The brand is now split into two collections, 9f Basics which offers “simple, classic apparel” and 9fx which brings “an art-infused range showcasing artists’ designs from The 9fountains Collective.” The Basics range is fine, the garments look nice enough, but there’s only so much I can get excited about a plain t-shirt without physically holding one. The 9fx range is more interesting though since they have avoided the traditional ‘square print in the middle of the shirt’ with the new range and gone with some really colourful patterns and pocket tees which contrast nicely with the muted and solid colours of the tees.
www.myhoodtee.com is a new website that designs and prints one-of-a-kind neighborhood, city, and state t-shirts. We’ve been around in various forms since 2009, supplying friends, family, and strangers with awesome custom printed t-shirts.
In 2013, after realizing that we were providing our customers with t-shirts that had a local vibe and resonance, we decided to evolve into a one-stop-shop for anyone looking for a unique neighborhood, city, or state t-shirt.
At our core, we want people to have fun, laugh, feel comfortable, and look good in the places they live, work, and play. We’re also out to do a little good in the hood. As you’re wandering through our site, you may come across a t-shirt or two with a special “Good in the Hood” symbol. This symbol indicates that 100% of the profits from the sale of the t-shirt goes to a worthy cause. Keep your eyes peeled for these special t-shirts and help us help the communities our t-shirts represent.
For more information, check out our site at www.myhoodtee.com or our blog at http://www.myhoodtee.com/blogs/block-party.
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
Cool shirt and a great cause with all sales from this shirt going to UNICEF Philippines to help in the wake of the massive typhoon last month. Interestingly, well, for me at least, this is a Springleap shirt but it’s actually being sold on the crowdfunding platform Teespring and I wasn’t previously aware of a connection between the two brands. The shirt is $21, printed on American Apparel, and they’ve only sold 11 of them so far so they need to get a move on if they’re going to hit that goal of 1000 shirts to get it printed.
We’re not hitting the lows of $11 shirts on Monday, but $14 for a new design is still pretty good.
Two really nice designs from My Main Man Pat this week, available until Sunday for $26 and include free shipping as usual.
I’m generally not a big fan of white shirts, but that does look lovely. Pick yours up today for €23.
That breakfast tee is awesome, and it’s quite nice to not write about Black Friday for a change.
I’m not exactly claiming this as a CSI-level prediction since Tshirt Laundry always have sales for even the flimsiest of reasons, but I would like to point out when I mentioned the new designs yesterday I did say that they’d probably have a sale this week. And for my next trick, I shall say ambiguously nice things about low-quality submitted brands.