Whilst the octopus shirt probably has the most interesting and well done artwork the pop culture aspect of the ‘Choose Your House’ shirt will probably make it a winner in terms of sales at Snorg this week. Tees are $5 off in their first week, remember, so if you like it, buy it now instead of later, impulse buy!
TRSTA brings us a fresh batch of cool t-shirts with inspirational and iconic prints. From Einstein to galaxies, smarty-pants will rejoice with these rare and awesome screen printed tees.
Visit their etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TuristaClothing
Andy: Interesting looking stuff, it feels more like the kind of design that I would share in the earlier days of HYA and things have shifted a bit but I still like this style.
Since vintage KLF shirts cost an arm and a leg on eBay and all the available newly printed KLF shirts are ugly, sucky Cafepress trash, we decided to take things into our own hands. Northern Tyrant, with the assistance of Shirts of Satan, now offer what is meant to be a faithful recreation of the greatest KLF shirt ever – the triple print longsleeve Pyramidblaster shirt.
Available in limited numbers for a short time only, this shirt can now be pre-ordered in black or white from http://northerntyrant.bigcartel.com. Please note – pre-order is all there will ever be, this shirt will only be printed on demand.
Andy: I must admit that all I know about the KLF is that they burned a million pounds back in the 90s, so the importance of this design is somewhat lost on me, but I can understand how it would be important to fans of the KLF.
According to Norse mythology, Voluspa tells the story of Baldr who was slain by Loki and marked the beginning of Ragnarok, the Norse Apocalypse. Chaos was unleashed and even the almighty Thor perished after defeating the Midgard Serpent.
T-Shirt designed by Craig Robson
Beanie patch designed by Hydro74
Andy: You can’t really go wrong when you get Craig Robson and Hydro74 to do designs for you.
Fashioned with blood, sweat, and tears in the streets of Los Angeles, ‘We Are But THREADS‘ offers limited edition, independent, underground t-shirts for warriors.
Every shirt tells a story.
But one must write their own story…
Andy: Being as jaded about the t-shirt industry as I am, the language being used here has little effect on me, but I do really like that Lost Angels shirt so at least they’re not all talk and no substance.
There is a new shirt design on Threadless that represents a great cause. If this design wins, proceeds from every sale will go towards endangered wolves. Everyone knows about wolves but not many know how much their lives are really in danger. They need humans on their side to stand for the Endangered Species Act, slow climate change by utilizing more renewable energy, and help defend their natural habitats. Spread the word and vote for for this design here: http://www.threadless.com/threadless/wolves-for-the-win/
Andy: I don’t normally post abut designs that are up for voting at Threadless but this one is for a good cause so why the devil not.
Has it really been a whole year since my pathetic knowledge of hip-hop was exposed? Time flies by so fast sometimes.
Very nicely executed artwork this week at My Main Man Pat.
Have you noticed how no one is talking about Flappy Bird now? Such is the life of a trend. The Han Solo shirt has a bit more life to it though, pity it’s not available as a white print on black as that tends to be a bit more of a popular colour combo than black on white.
Tribute t-shirts are a tricky business, they can be tacky, they can be inappropriate, or they can be a shameless exploitation of someone for profit. Thankfully, this shirt from Import Bible is none of those things, providing a subtle tribute to Paul Walker, an actor that most people will associate with the Fast & Furious series of films, who died last year in a car accident. All profits from the shirt sales will be going to Paul’s charity Reach Out Worldwide.
The design features the 12 iconic cars driven by Paul in the films, I can’t remember the name of the style but I really like the way the cars have been drawn, maybe someone can enlighten me in the comments. It’s available as a free wallpaper, t-shirt (personally I’d have preferred a front print for the design), or a screenprinted poster.
Pretty damn cool I’m sure you’ll agree.
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I wasn’t all that excited by what was on offer at laFraise last week, but these two tees definitely make up for that indifference. Lovely.
The first in a new collection of 80′s Horror Icon Babies tees features Pinhead. Awww… he got a boo-boo.
Andy: Not bad, not bad at all.
Bernie’s Nifty Tee’s allows the customer to purchase a single graphic printed t-shirt, hoodie, long sleeve & more, at a very affordable price. Sign up to our newsletter and receive a $2.00 off coupon code good for 6 months. Our newsletter keeps you up to date on all of our monthly promotions & discounts.
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Andy: There’s a place for tees like this, and Hide Your Arms definitely isn’t it. Seriously, they even have a “2nd Amendment” category of tees, and ‘support our troops’ t-shirts that don’t seem to give anything to charity, which just feels wrong to me, making profit from the sentiment that is created by such a shirt, couldn’t they even give a dollar to a veteran charity? Yes, I’m a cynic, but they have too many designs in their store that are designed to tug at emotional triggers for it to be a coincidence. Also, they have a lot of American pride style designs, even one that says “made in USA” which is funny since they use Alternative Apparel blanks by the looks of things, which are produced in the “United States, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Indonesia and China.” I’m not saying it’s wrong to sell items produced outside of the US (items in the HYA shop are printed in the UK but the blanks certainly aren’t produced here), but considering the kind of designs that they sell it would make sense they they’d use a US produced blank.
We’ve just launched our Bootleg Series of game t-shirts with this awesome Alien Hunter design by the award-winning Jack Teagle. Screen-printed on 100% premium ring-spun cotton in eye-melting hot pink and turquoise, Alien Hunter pays tribute to the wave of sci-fi games that followed the big screen success of Alien, most notably Metroid. They’re available now for £17.99 at Hi-Score Club. We ship worldwide!
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
Dressing Life’s Wounds comes from many years of hardwork and lessons learned. We strive to dress life’s wounds with style and grace, taking our inspiration from skate, snow, hip hop & electronic culture. Established in 2012 in East Vancouver, DLW aims to express itself through fine cut apparel, authentic deer hide leather, Canadian tailoring and professional screen printing with the rudest touch.
They have just recently launched their online store and they are being embraced by skate/snowboard/casuals alike! Something new is brewing in Vancouver, Canada…
Andy: Not really my style, but certainly well done and there’s a lot to like here.
I really like the design style of that unicorn tee, but I don’t think that I’d be able to get away with wearing it. Interesting to see that they released the sea panda shirt in the same week when it’s largely the same concept as the unicorn shirt. I’m not a Pokemon player so I don’t really understand the green shirt, but considering how popular that franchise is I would assume that it will go down as a solid seller for them.
I wonder why they haven’t done three shirts this week as they usually do? To be honest these two aren’t that spectacular anyway so that might have something to do with it.
Inspired by a throwaway quote on a dinosaur blog about the Stegosaurus being the Swiss Army Knife of the dino world, this new collection of tee designs takes that idea and runs with it. Each design features the silhouette of a particular dino mashed up with a piece of tech appropriate to the dino’s personality or physicality.
Andy: Pretty cool idea, thanks for the submission.
To be honest, I didn’t know it had gone away, but it’s good to see the Tee Grinder back for a short period. For the uninitiated, the tee grinder is essentially a one-armed bandit for DBH tee designs. You have a spin and if you like the three designs you are randomly given you can buy them at the discounted price of $25. One neat trick is to add a set of tees to your cart and save it for later, then keep grinding, if you get a grind that you like better then add that one too, and delete the earlier grind(s) that you don’t like as much as your favourite, that way you don’t miss out on something you like if you want to check out more grind options.
You’ve got until February 19th to get your grind on.
My Main Man Pat didn’t think I’d have a clue what either of these designs would mean, and they were right, so here’s their explanation:
Quasi-Madlib was a design concept one of our customers had suggested. Quasimoto is the rap alias of famed producer Madlib, and the suggestion was to create an illustration of Madlib putting on his Lord Quas mask. I passed the idea on to Dutch artist Ready2Rumbl who brought it to life in his typical abstract fashion.
“I wear my scars” is a quote from the God Loves Ugly title track by Hip-Hop group Atmosphere. It is artist Steve Cole’s first submission to the site and we’re very excited to see what else he’s got up his sleeve.
Available as tees and hoodies all this week.