Anyone care to explain what the Mike & Wolf’s Fixing Co. design is a reference to, it’s totally lost on me and the top result for the phrase in Google is for the shirt itself. Favourite for the week is the Globetrotter University shirt, I’ve always enjoyed their cameos on Futurama. Big thumbs down to the Indiana Jones shirt, pretty weak.
Pretty nice little collection from Sleepy Dan, two solid tee designs and a well put together snapback. If you’re wondering what the white and blue design is at the bottom, that’s a print that you’ll get for free with your order from the new items (while stocks last), I’m not sure what form the print comes in, but hey, free is free.
Dan is a fair and honest guy, so it’s no surprise that the new items are priced reasonably too, at $26 each for the tees and the hat.
Surfers, skateboarders and snowboarders have been lumbered with the stereotypical viewpoint that they are out to cause mischief and mayhem, that they are scoundrels and dirtbags. What is often overlooked is that fact that they often take responsibility for the surroundings and environment.
Surfers protest for and protect their coastlines. Skateboarders look to preserve their culture and offer guidance and support to youths of the generation. Snowboarders aim to protect the climate and preserve their snow topped peaks whilst observing safety guidelines to prevent disaster through avalanche.
All three sports look to progress and advance through pushing boundaries and opening up new avenues to improve their skill sets, acting as pioneers. So it is with pride that we ironically wear the tags “Scoundrels and Dirtbags“.
Andy: Another prime example of needing to see the real shirt and not the mockup, because the nipples on the bottom tee look a bit silly in this form, but it could be a really cool tee in reality. Favourite of the bunch here for me is the purple surfing design.
Three gorgeous designs as usual at Sevenly to send $7 per item towards Love Without Boundaries, a charity that gives orphaned children with birth defects the surgery they need and help to give them a family in a permanent home.
New design, made in Italy: Unconventional T-shirt released a new limited edition t shirt
“Unconventional T-shirt” is an indie label born in italy, born in 2011 from passion for Art, culture and the modern and unconventional canvas of the t-shirts.
The title of new limited t-shirt design is “What Are The Keys?” ; the artwork (handmade and digitized for serigraphic printing process) is made by Roberta an italian artist and it’s inspired from the difficult to people to open the heart to other.
The hearts are locked, we must find the keys!
We need more love in this world!!
The tshirts are very trendy, 100% cotton slub yarn, white and violet color.
You can buy it on http://www.unconventional-tshirt.com
Andy: Very nice, thanks for the submission!
Even though the last time I went on a bike it was this thing and I was walking funny for a week I think that my favourite of the selection this week at laFraise is the yellow cycling design. Really good week for them, lots of solid designs in there.
Is this ‘Hello Catbus’ at TeeFury?
One for the Minecraft fans at Shirt.Woot.
Pretty cool Transformers concept at RIPT.
Great artwork at DBH.
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I was contacted recently by Jonathan Lax A.K.A. Yonil with some great news that he will be (now has) releasing a whole batch of new t-shirt designs. The first time we reviewed Yonil it was a walk in the park. A park that was weird, sunny and pretty damn good. I can quite confidently say that you will never be disappointed buying a t-shirt from Yonil, not only for the great t-shirt quality, designs and service but also for the designer himself, a very humble fellow indeed.
Yonil has great looking website backed up by strong and friendly branding and so it should considering he has a degree in visual communications. He does state on his website that he does not like “summer heat”. Now Londoners like myself might disagree but then again Yonil is based in Tel-Aviv, as I type this post it’s 33º over there and that’s not even the hottest it gets.
Now what is the hottest (see what I did there) is Yonil’s latest t-shirt designs. I was lucky enough to be sent this t-shirt below called ‘Roof’ to review. Yonil’s line style and texture execution reminds me of (and may very well be) monoprinting. Monoprinting is a process of creating an image by inking or painting a flat surface, then laying paper lightly on top and drawing on the back of the paper with a blunt-ish implement like burnishing tool or even a Biro pen. The paint/ink then adheres to the reverse side, giving you a lovely textured style. There are different forms but this is the one I learnt at college.
As you can see this design is two colours printed on yellow 100% combed cotton, custom cut T-shirt . The design has no base layer on white so the print is thin and the red is enhanced by the yellow fabric. As expected the t-shirt fits well and is soft, whatever the “custom cut” is, it works. Included in the freebies were some stickers and an unusual printed cardboard square which made me initially think that perhaps it was a ‘tab’ that you collected and once you collected a certain amount, you posted them back for a free t-shirt or something of that nature. Who knows, maybe that’s an idea I have thrown out there (hint hint).
Be sure to visit his quirky website to purchase one of these new tees for $27 and follow Yonil on his Facebook page here. Yonil is also giving the wonderful HYA readers a 15% discount so just enter HIDEYOARMZ at the checkout and get yourself some tees! Offer ends Friday 17th May 2013.
Here are the other 3 designs from the new collection.
Slight of Hand
Diggin for Gold
Bit of a mixed bag this one if you ask me, there’s a couple in there that I don’t like, but the grand prize winner at the top and that maze design are pretty damn great if you ask me.
Pick them up at WeLoveFine.com
When I first took a look at Universal Poison back in February I said “I’d wear just about everything in their catalogue, well, if they sold them on men’s cut tees.”
Well, and I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say this, Hide Your Arms is so powerful that Universal Poison have launched a men’s range just because I thought it would be a good idea. Illustrator Ana Pla has created a range of designs based upon a mix of mythology and magic. Once again I am impressed with the designs, they’re all really wearable.
They aren’t particularly cheap at €89 or €100 each, in fact they’re pretty expensive, but who knows, this could be the most comfortable shirt you’ve ever worn. Interestingly, they are also the first t-shirt company I’ve ever seen that allow you to pay using Bitcoin, which is pretty neat.
Soooo, Jurassic Park was released in 1993, TWENTY YEARS AGO, anyone else feel old right now?
It’s good to hear from Santa Carla Boardwalk because I do like their concept of ‘in-world’ movie t-shirts, I know there are other people that do it but I am a bit of a sucker for this style when it comes to po culture tees. They’ve also updated their website with a fresh new look that I like, mostly because they appear to be using the same theme for their website that I am with the HYA shop, great minds think alike!
Costiness=£16 Buy it at Santa Carla Boardwalk
Really nice design from One Thousand Shirts, and the story behind it is pretty interesting, always good to see that there’s been some thought go into a tee. Good on them for doing it in both men’s and women’s cuts.
Costiness = £25 (inc. shipping) Buy it at One Thousand Shirts
The first of the two “Canvas White Classic” Limited Series of 50. “The Balboa,” inspired by a classic cult movie and “The Marvin – Give It Up,” inspired by the iconic soul crooner.
No fluff, just clean and simple design with a versatility for dressing up or casual styling.
Andy: I like the designs but I feel the presentation needs some work, running a shop from a Blogspot domain is okay for one or two tees, but it’s too easy to outgrow it, and people will question the level of professionalism behind a brand that doesn’t have it’s own dedicated website an domain, especially with how cheap a domain and shared hosting can be these days. Also, I don’t understand what the point of the picture frames is in these promo photos, what is it meant to add other than making the view of the actual design smaller?
Bluu Dreams are a contributor on HYA, which means that this post is biased, there’s no way of getting around it, I like Andy the owner and I like his brand, but then again I like a lot of the people that I write about so it’s not really a big issue.
This is Bluu Dreams first release of 2013 and it brings us a baseball-theme mixed with an aquatic twist based on a a couple of fictional teams called the ‘Pelicans’ and Running Divers’. It’s funny, as someone from the UK where baseball isn’t popular at all I’m having a hard time connecting with some of these designs, but then there’s the logo for the Pelicans which has obviously drawn a lot of inspiration from the Phillies logo that I recognise and suddenly I like that design. When you make sports based designs having some kind of familiarity is always going to help. The design work is really solid across the boaes, the Pelicans logo looks like a legit organisation and I’m sure it will fool some people into thinking they’re a minor league team, but the Running Divers design has a bit more attraction to those of us that aren’t too into baseball since it’s a fun illustration that you can immediately understand with no back story. It would be cool to see the Running Divers mascot used in other products, maybe adding some more colour to the design, too.
Price wise things are where you’d expect, $25 for the tee, $40 for a raglan, and $60 for the team jersey since they’re a bit more of a specialised item.
When they were first on HYA I gave Thirdworld Apparel a bit of a chewing out, and with good reason I felt, so it’s great to see them keep coming back and improving every time, even rounding out there product selection with the addition of the beanie. I’m not personally a massive fan of pocket tees but I know they’re a bit market in the UK and they’ve gone with a pretty cool image to contrast with the white shirt.
Ban T-shirts has launched a range of T-shirt designs inspired by the works of great science fiction authors like Philip K Dick, Neal Stephenson, Joe Haldeman and William Gibson.
For fans of the SF genre, names such as Ubik, Perky Pat Layouts, Tessier-Ashpool and CosaNostra Pizza will strike a chord. Duncan Carson designed these shirts with the hope that they will bring the thrilling imagination of these authors a little closer to our daily lives.
The designs are screen-printed on American made T-shirts (all organic cotton except for CosaNostra Pizza) and retail for $22 – $24. Readers of Hide Your Arms can save 15% on their order by using discount code HYA.
Andy: Thanks for the submission!