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Seatticon

by Andy on February 5, 2016


Seattleites Unite! This iconic shirt by designer Joseph Brueggen is now available for limited pre-order. Get it here: bit.ly/seatticon

Get 15% off using code: HIDEYOURARMS15

Interested in submitting a tshirt design? Join a community of designers representing our favorite places across America through apparel. www.50statesapparel.com

Andy: I know I’ve posted these guys quite a bit recently but I really like their style and it’s one of the more interesting takes on “50 tees for 50 states” that I have seen over the years.

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A new tshirt from 50 States Apparel by designer John Howard. It represents Virginia with a subtle nod to its state shape. Here’s what he has to say about his inspiration: “It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of Virginia. From its rolling hills and valleys, to its mountains, streams and rivers – there is always something new and undiscovered. It’s where I was born and to me, somewhere that still feels pure and untouched.”

Get 15% off using code: HIDEYOURARMS15

Andy: Definitely a shirt that proves sometimes less is more, I really like this one. Currently needing 9 more orders to get printed, I hope they make it.

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INJOY – Choose Happy

by Andy on February 2, 2016



INJOY is a unique clothing brand created for those that radiate a positive lifestyle. We work to inspire passion, happiness and perseverance. We just released our first collection last year which features two v-necks and two tank tops with original, colorful designs. Our goal is to inspire people to live passionately and CHOOSE happiness by searching for those that do what they love (dancers, musicians, skaters, artists) and featuring them on our blog and social media. We hope that our message is spread through these role models.
Here’s our brand manifesto:
When you make that purchase, it’s more than just buying another shirt; you’re joining a movement. It’s a statement that you live INJOY. In everything you do, you keep a constant state of positivity that radiates and puts all doubt and fear aside. You find happiness in the simple things- a smile from a stranger, a family reunion, the sunrise… We want to remind people that there is always a silver lining, and most of the time it’s inside of you.

Spread the message, choose happy.

INJOY

discount code for 30% off: HIDEYOURARMS


Andy: Pretty cool, thanks for the submission and the coupon code!

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JOEYZWORLD

by Andy on February 2, 2016



Joeyzworld.com in its new launch of a great artistic endeavor! He is a creative goddess and sure to have spunky yet fresh designs, so you should consistently check back on his website. Always new original art designs/products from his mind to a fresh paper and pen then straight on your back to enjoy.

Andy: It’s not to my personal taste, but I can see some people enjoying this style.

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David Bowie Quote T-Shirt from London

by Andy on February 2, 2016

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring”. This David Bowie quote features on this new limited edition tee. The exclusive design is set on a classic Jersey cotton t-shirt, 100% organic, Fair Wear and Reduced Carbon Footprint.

Andy: I’m sure their intentions are good, but there’s something that makes me uneasy about a company releasing a shirt design that features a recently deceased celebrity, much like when I got an e-mail from Amazon yesterday recommending that I buy Bowie’s last album, and I don’t think it was a contextual e-mail because I’ve never shown interest in his work on there before.

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Minimal Graphic Tees from Teyleen!

by Andy on January 28, 2016


Teyleen is a small family run clothing brand that believes in simplicity and boldness. All of their tees are printed with water based inks in LA and feature unique minimal graphic designs.

Our quality T-shirts are 100% ringspun cotton, printed with water based inks, and are made in the USA. Teyleen believes that people are tired of wearing traditional logos and name brands. Clothing feels more like a billboard today than a means of self-expression. That’s why at Teyleen they encourage their customers to #beacanvas, be themselves, and try to find a design that fit their own personal style.

Andy: I am such a sucker for this kind of tee, the blue/red/white one appeals to me the most, almost reminiscent of Ugmonk.

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Abstruse Apparel ::. FIVE

by Andy on January 28, 2016


Abstruse is celebrating 5 years of existence with this limited edition tee! Printed on emerald triblend and vintage black, using discharge inks for the softest t-shirt possible.

FIVE is available now at www.abstruse.co/shop

Andy: I like it!

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Robotos from outer limits

by Andy on January 28, 2016



We love robots. We love old Sci-fi shows.
So here’s our spin on the beloved sci-fi TV show “The Outer Limits”

Robots with a thirst for revenge:
These seemingly friendly robots with their friendly waving hands invaded the shores of Newport beach one day with a thirst for…REVENGE! Revenge for what exactly?! Well, we don’t know yet, all attempts in contacting these evil space bots have gone ignored. Our only hope is that they’ll see any reasoning in those microchips they call brains and stop beaming us into oblivion before the west coast is toast!

Andy: Obviously I am WAYYYYYYYY too late posting this for you guys to get the discount, but $20 for a shirt is still a decent deal.

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Cute, funny, watercolor bunny with glasses and scarf. Design by InovArt. Check out this artist’s DBH shop here: http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/InovArts/. Save 10% sitewide with coupon code: WINTER10.

Every garment DesignByHumans.com sells is hand-selected and guaranteed to be sweatshop and child labor-free, and the inks we use are water-based and phthalate-free.

Andy: Reminds me a of a hipster Peter Rabbit.

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Apparel for Barbell Rocker

by Andy on January 7, 2016



Far away from crappy shirts with ridiculous claims, Barbell Rocker designs products that last, showing their love for this awesome sport and community of like-minded people. Are you a Barbell Rocker? Check out their new shop: https://www.barbell-rocker.com/

Andy: Pretty cool design, will be interesting to see what they come up with next since one design is a hard thing to build a brand around.

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TheOrigin. Design by Jun087. Check out this artist’s DBH shop here: http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/jun087/. Save 10% sitewide with coupon code: WINTER10.

Every garment DesignByHumans.com sells is hand-selected and guaranteed to be sweatshop and child labor-free, and the inks we use are water-based and phthalate-free.

Andy: Pretty neat! No guarantees that code will still work as this was sent in during my Christmas break.

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Retro Resurgence from Pixel Pop Tees

by Andy on January 7, 2016


If you’re like me you had your formative years during the birth of console gaming. Video games were no longer limited to dark arcades or cramped pizza shops, but instead could be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Saturday morning cartoons gave way to marathon endeavors against boss after boss, chip tunes chirping gleefully in the background as morning turned to afternoon and parents were forced to shoehorn children outdoors to break the trance of systems like Atari, Calecovision and the juggernaut that was Nintendo.

Video games became not just a past time or a form of entertainment, they became part of a generation’s personality. What games you were playing had a large impact on the social circle you traveled in and quicker game production meant an avalanche of newer and better games with cooler and shinier graphics. Of course we look back and have to laugh a bit (or 8) at the fact that those graphics we were so amazed by pale in comparison to the graphics produced by the super gaming machines of 2015, but there’s one thing the graphics of games past have in spades; staying power.

The sprites and bit characters of that era are emerging once again, shrouded in nostalgia, but given new life. Designers have taken the 8 bit style and applied it to today’s pop culture, transforming everything from Star Wars and Game of Thrones to Halo and Fallout 4, creating works of art that bring that nostalgia into the present day. Everything from t-shirts and art posters to desktop wallpapers and mobile games don the classic 8 bit shimmer of yesterday all while referencing some of modern days biggest intelectual properties.

Part of the allure of this new design trend is the unique skill it takes to create art using only tiny blocks of color. One might posit that since pixel art is comprised of simple shapes it must then be simple to make, but it’s actually quite the opposite. Any designer who takes a stab at pixel art quickly realizes that its limitations are one of its most endearing (and frustrating) qualities. The act of doing something as seemingly simple as forming a curved line becomes exceedingly difficult when you’re limited to only square units, but it is this imperfect nature that gives pixel art so much of its charm.

In today’s art world where hyperrealistic drawings are so lifelike they look like photographs, pixel art takes viewers back to a time when content triumphed over visual stimuli. The best games on home consoles weren’t necessarily perfect in their graphics, but they always pushed the boundaries of gaming itself. Better level design, cooler game dynamics, more in-depth stories, all these things weighed heavily when it came to choosing which new game to buy and that mentality of quality became synonymous with early console gaming.

Which may shed light as to why so many consumers look fondly upon such a retro style. In the current landscape where broken games are shipped out time after time in order to fit marketing timelines and hit Q4 sale benchmarks, 8 bit art hearkens back to a time where game developers put their best foot forward and truly loved the content that they delivered. That’s not to say today’s gamer landscape is completely desolate (aside from maybe the toxic wasteland outside the vault), but the sheer amount of trendsetting and legitiately unique games that came out in the 8 bit era is truly staggering.

Although pixel art may have gotten its start when it crawled out of the arcade and into the living room, 8 bit is a style that has transcended video games and made its way through all facets of pop culture. Nostalgia may have given this trend legs, but it’s pixel art’s cheeky swagger that is endearing itself with a new generation and cementing its place in modern design. Once again video game culture’s epitomic calling card reigns supreme, giving a new era of geeks a truly unique way to express their personality and show the world that retro can still be new.

If you’re interested in unique 8-bit and pixel art style shirts inspired by gaming and pop culture check out pixelpoptees.com

Andy: Wow, that is a really long submission!

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Cold War Bros

by Andy on January 4, 2016



In the 80’s, Ronny & Mikhail totally had a secret group that only performed for aliens, the illuminati & the shadow government.

Andy: I’m sure that making Cold War one word on the shirt is a conscious choice, I just don’t know what would be the reason for it…

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Rumble Bros. : Hustle and Flow

by Andy on January 4, 2016



Fitness brand Rumble Bros. celebrates the love of boxing in t-shirts with vintage styled graphics and typography. Rumble Bros. offers a line of training apparel and equipment meant to instill greatness in athletes of all levels. The lookbook features a collection of t-shirts that pay homage to the great Rocky Marciano, Imports from the Japanese Artist Akira Yonekawa and an exclusive line for the female heavy hitters; the Bombshell Division. Photographer Jason Falasco brings out the intensity and passion of the sport in dramatic visuals.

Andy: Y’know, in the almost 10 years of posting on HYA I don’t think that I’ve ever had a submission from a boxing company. Really like the photography style, shows off the gear well.

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What the..? Wishi-Woshi

by Andy on January 4, 2016



Hastings, UK based Wishi-Woshi traveled to India to find inspiration for part of their first collection of tees. The ‘Maze’ and ‘WW Kolam’ designs reinterpret ancient sand drawings while the ‘Garland’ design references ‘Lei’ greeting necklaces found in Hawaii and Polynesia. All tees hand printed on 100% organic cotton.

Andy: Quite a nice idea for the design inspiration there.

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Machine Forms T-Shirts

by Andy on January 4, 2016



Machine Forms creates bold, unique and intricate designs using algorithms. We have just launched in December. Printed in California on Premium Next Level T-Shirts. Thanks!

Shop: www.machineforms.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/machineforms
Instagram: www.instagram.com/machineforms/

Andy: Loads of cool shirts in this new shop, definitely worth checking out.

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New “Shelf Elf” by Vardagen

by Andy on December 16, 2015



Know anyone that could use some supervision? It’s your favorite Christmas Creep, the winter whistleblower, here to watch your every move, to jot down your every slip-up… Merry Christmas?

20% OFF at Vardagen with code: ELF20 (ends Dec 16th)

Andy: This one has been in the queue for a few days but I didn’t know it was time sensitive, sorry guys! Also, where’s a guy got to go to get a pair of those slippers?

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I have released many new designs on tees, sweaters, baseball tees, and more! These are just a few highlights. I have chosen my PALE, booty worship, and MAKE AMERICA PUNK AGAIN designs for this post. Be sure to check out www.dylanmurphycreations.com to see them all!

Andy: Why does booty worship make me laugh so much? Maybe it’s the notion of someone like me that is fairly normal walking around in a shirt with “booty worship” emblazoned on it. As ever, design is all about context. I like the Pale design too, surprising that no one has done that before (that I know of), might be quite fun to see that design as a faded grey print on a heather grey tri-blend.

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New Shirts from Seventh.Ink

by Andy on December 16, 2015



Seventh.Ink has been releasing a steady stream of new items over the past few months including shirts, prints, patches, and pins. Here are a few of the newest shirt designs: The Eighth Anniversary Tiger, Imperial Stout Re-Inked, and The Norseman in a new gray color way. All shirts are limited edition and are available at www.seventhink.com.

Andy: Look at me posting something about Star Wars today, I’m keeping up with a trend!

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Announcing the DBH Collector’s Box

by Andy on December 16, 2015



The DBH Collector’s Box is a t-shirt subscription box that contains 2 unique, curated, and themed tees for a recurring monthly fee of $29.99.

Andy: Neat idea!

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