Play Dead on Cotton Bureau

by Andy on March 26, 2015



I have a new design up for sale on a fairly new tee website. They’re called Cotton Bureau and what’s different about them is that they’re a bit more selective about the designs they choose. That way, they can make sure all of their designs follow the same direction, rather than just a bunch of random pop culture designs. Their tees are clean, minimal and screen-printed, so the quality and style are both excellent.

With any of their selected designs, they have to get at least twelve sales in two weeks to guarantee that it’ll print. So once a tee is on the site, it’s all guns blazing to promote it as best the artist can. So this is my attempt to drum up support for my design. It still has just over ten five days to go, but it really needs as much support as possible in order for it to be produced!

So take a quick look and if you like what you see, feel free to throw one in your wardrobe.

Thanks!

Andy: I was a “little” late posting this one, but there’s still 5 days to go, and 7 orders needed to put the design into production.

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Can’t bear this shi(r)t by Forsaken Star

by Andy on March 26, 2015



Behind Forsaken Star, it’s Sow, a visual and music addict that loves sharing comics, artworks, sending stickers, listening to loud rock and having fun.

Forsaken Star was born in the beautiful center of France, years ago. It started through a little ambitious character dreaming of big things in my sketchbooks.
My first T-shirt was made after a dream concert in 2012. The render was so amazing and different from my artworks on screen that I immediately wanted to make tons of t-shirts !
So I started by adding tees on TeePublic & spreadshirt.
Then opened the store by the end of 2014. Forsaken has already been on exhibitions, pop-up stores and creators markets.
In march 2015, Forsaken Star is back with a new collection in preorder, including prints and a crazy bear tee : http://forsakenstar.com/produit/cant-bear-this-shirt-preorder/

I also love sharing wallpapers, comics and many things so you can follow Forsaken on facebook, twitter and on our website!

Andy: Not really my style, I can’t really think of a situation in which I’d wear the bear shirt, maybe if I were younger I’d find them more appealing. As ever, real product pics would make these tees a lot more attractive to shoppers than the mockups.

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New Delivery From Milk

by Ben_P on March 23, 2015

Fresh in from the Milk Man. Milk UK have their new line out now!

Coming from our success of our summer14 line we have managed to step up the garments even further in this release, from cut and sew pieces, to experimenting with textures and embellishments. Here is a brief breakdown of the collection:

Script Hood- Since releasing it 2014 and having it sell out in 3 weeks we had to bring this garment back in 2 colourways! (Heather Grey/Black x Mint Choc Chip) The also pullover hoodie features our custom milk bottle drawstring ends which caught a lot of attention last year.

College Dropout Varsity- Our first varsity in Navy/Burgundy. Features an embroidered ‘milk script’ patch along with a textured ‘Drop’ chenille patch, typically seen on varsity jackets.

Lost Boy Crew- A cut and sewn 3 colour crewneck featuring a torso print and contrasting cuffs

Downtown button up: A cut and sewn flannel ‘skater fit’ shirt featuring a contrasting black pocket with a large pocket print.

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Ben : I’m big fan of Milk and have been for a little while now. I’ve actually purchased some of their stuff before and I can say it’s well worth it. The presentation of the delivery and finished product is just awesome. It’s hard to believe that they’re a relatively new brand in the grand scheme of things because their presentation is just spot on. The garments come packaged in old milk cartons which is a cool little touch, and everything features a nice little tag and really ties all of their products together with that professionalism you don’t necessarily see so early on. I’ve actually got one of their early on pocket tees, which while the quality of the shirt wasn’t the best out there, the whole feel of it was still very awesome – However having a chat to Matty over at Milk he assures me their quality has been ramped up a lot!

Anyway on to the actual new release. I’m a personal big fan of the simple Milk hoodie, the font is just awesome and mainly overall I love it for the draw strings (I know such a stupid reason to love a hoodie but who cares). I also particularly like the button up shirt with contrasting pocket, it’s simple and cool and I can see it appealing to a wide range of people. I’m not a huge fan personally of the Missing Crew Neck or the Varsity Jacket personally but that’s just not fitting with my tastes. I love the idea behind the Missing one however and it does make me chuckle but I just wouldn’t wear it (I don’t think I’ve ever worn an actual sweat shirt so I think that’s what puts me off a tad). The Varsity jacket is cool but again I’m letting my personal tastes affect my opinion here I just don’t see myself wearing it, it looks pretty awesome though with the custom patches on the left breast, the Milk drop emblem looks a tad rough around the edges close up on the images but that’s a manufacturing fault and not a reflection really upon their design and it’s only very minor areas where there seems to be a loss of colour.

Overall it’s a very strong lineup and there is sure to be something that will fit most peoples tastes out there, and definitely check out the rest of their products as they have some very well priced clothes! What do you guys think to their new line? Let us know!

 

 

 

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Some handle stress worse than others.. but Anger Management programs prove to be very helpful. Sewing is what our friend Hulk turned to to find the peace he badly needed to release all the tension he accumulated. And living up to his skin color, our big guy’s first creation is all about recycling as he attempts to salvage the unusable trousers he destroyed through all his wardrobe malfunction.

So folks, there is a lesson to learn from all of this. Life is by definition stressful. Find what makes you happy and do it as much as you can. Chill. And let’s not forget to [be green] and recycle as much as we can around you.

100% soft cotton – Unisex – Regular Fit – Silkscreen printed
(Model is wearing Medium size)

Andy: Pretty fun concept, thanks for the submission.

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United State of Indiana Warmer Days Sale

by Andy on March 19, 2015



The proud Hoosiers at United State of Indiana are holding their annual Warmer Days Sale. All hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts are on sale, as well as long sleeve tees and baseball tees. Celebrate your love of the Midwest and Hoosier State with the original USI Flag design, also on sale for $20. The sale lasts until 3/31 and Hide Your Arms readers can use the code “HYAFAN” for free shipping on any orders.

Andy: Looks good, thanks for the submission!

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Working with long-time Astronaut and Founder of the Boxes of Death art show, DuffyLeg, Spacecraft is proud to release a capsule of exclusive art-based product that coincides with the traveling show. After venturing through Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and most recently, Tokyo, the Boxes of Death 5 tour has come to a close, but lives on through this limited capsule.

Boxes of Death represents an unorthodox artist exhibition that abandons the traditional gallery format and features world-renowned artists. Now in its 5th year, Boxes of Death features 50 artists working within all disciplines, all applying their art to the same canvas — a pinewood coffin — interpreting, working with, and around, preconceived notions of ideas and emotions that surround the coffin shape. Boxes of Death represents a crucial part of the emerging motorcycle, skate, and art culture.

The capsule collection will include one beanie (3 colors), two t-shirts and one art print by Spacecraft Astronaut and tattoo artist/illustrator, Kyler Martz. These items can be found for purchase both through Spacecraft key retailers and on our collection page at spacecraftcollective.com.

Insta: @spacecraftcollective | TW: @SCSnowcat | FB: @spacecraftcollective

Andy: Love that photo in front of the wall of spray cans.

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Jackalope T-Shirt by Wunderground Supply

by Andy on March 16, 2015


This Jackalope design features everyone’s favorite mythical creature against an eye-catching sacred geometry background. This design is the first of a series featuring different creatures in a portrayal you’ve never seen before, only from Wunderground Supply. Visit our website at wundersupply.com. Also make sure to follow us at facebook.com/wundergroundsupply and @wunderground_supply on Instagram!

Andy: That’s a pretty damn good shirt.

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Fink and Rumy was started by Midwest-based graphic designer Shey Lyon. Her hand-lettered T-shirts create a whimsical cleverness and subtle humor. Frustrated by the lack of ladies’ sizing when it comes to graphic tees, Shey set out to create apparel that she would be proud to wear. Shey’s manifesto is “Do what you love, love what you do and do it in a comfy T-shirt.”

Her loves clean lines, simplicity, bold contrast and vintage signs.

Special 10% off through the end of March by using code: UKQDYWQLD3TV
www.finkandrumy.com

Andy: I really like that ampersand tee, been a while since I’ve seen a good ampersand design after there was a bit of an explosion of them a couple of years ago.

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Raspberry Pi Based Twitter Print Bot

by Ben_P on March 14, 2015

Cor that’s a mouthful. First off… Happy Pi day!

We’ve been informed of quite an interesting creation in celebration of Pi day. For the short and sweet and less nerdy version – essentially these guys have created a system where by you can tweet a photo to a twitter bot and create and design a t-shirt through their creation. If you want to know more indepth of how it was created check out what they’ve had to say at the bottom and definitely head over to their website for more information.

I for one am curious to see how much random stuff they get spammed to their twitter bot, certainly going to be an interesting Pi day for them. I wish them the best of luck because it does seem like an awesome simple process in the same vein as RedBubble, if you’ve got a spare 5 minutes you could create a simple doodle and make a bit of money off it if people buy your shirt!

If you can’t be bothered checking them out, or can’t be bothered reading just send an image to @tshirtplease and wait for a response. Enjoy!

Fashion brand allows customers to control their clothing factory, design and make clothing using a twitter-powered Raspberry Pi

An Eco fashion company has marked #piday by connecting a Raspberry pi to their clothing factory, and customers can control clothing design and production through twitter.

Rapanui, an Award-Winning eco clothing manufacturer from the Isle of Wight has connected a Raspberry Pi (credit card sized computers used in the teaching of basic computer science in school) to their real life factory and is allowing anyone to take control of the t-shirt making process via twitter page @tshirtplease. Rapanui has developed the page to mark #piday: Due to the date’s similarities with the famous mathematical constant, the fourteenth of March (#piday) has become popular for Raspberry Pi related educational events, projects and hackathons.

The @tshirtplease project allows anyone in the world to create a t-shirt at the Rapanui factory by Tweeting an image to @tshirtplease. The Raspberry Pi mini-computer was coded using NodeRed, an IBM software product that was developed to power the Internet of Things. It will tweet the user back a buyable t-shirt that they can save, share with their friends or buy to wear themselves. An IBM employee said this was the first recorded use of NodeRed being used to power a life internet-of-things production system.

Mart Drake-Knight, co-founder and CTO said “We recently developed an API for our factory that allows mobile and web developers to connect their applications to our factory. It’s been inspiring to see how the inspiration of #piday can help accelerate learning and product development.”

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The image on this tee showing a skier bursting through some powder is basically how I imagine myself when I decide that I’ll give snowboarding another go (again), only to face the reality of slowly working my way side to side down a mountain with the arches of my feet in agony, regularly punctuated by falling to my knees to get some relief from the pain. I am fairly sure the best part of a snow holiday is lunch and everyone else is just pretending that it’s fun.

Cool tee though.

Order it now at Concrete Coast for $25, and don’t forget to get your free stickers.

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END OF SEASON / WEEKEND SALE!

WE ARE HAVING A MASSIVE END OF SEASON / CLEAN THE WAREHOUSE / WEEKEND SALE!
WE CLEANING UP TO PREP FOR OUR UPCOMING SPRING 15 LAUNCH AND THOUGHT WE’D OFFER AMAZING PRICES ON THE LAST OF OUR STOCK FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS. ENDS SUNDAY NIGHT – MARCH 15TH AT MIDNIGHT!

WE WILL THEN CLOSE OUR STORE / REMOVE ALL OF THE CURRENT PRODUCT
AND RELAUNCH WITH SPRING 15 ON TUESDAY MORNING – MARCH 17TH – AT 8AM PST.

Doesn’t it seem kind of overkill to remove everything from the current store? Well, out with the old in with the new I suppose.

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Hey Andy, hope all is well. My name’s Donovan and I’ve been a big fan of the site for a long time now–I mean I check it daily, ha.

I’m the owner of a brand called Ignorant/Reflections based in Portland, OR.

The brand is centered around my struggles to affirm culture and identity in America’s Whitest and most gentrified city as I traveled between urban life and the ‘burbs.

The brand’s motto ‘Provocative Critical Thinking.’ Using bold graphics rooted in my experience, these garments provoke thought and conversation.

The two offerings I have here embody that motto. The ‘Ignorant’ beanie and the ‘I Survived Portland Police’ t-shirt.

On the ‘Ignorant’ beanie: The word “ignorant” simply means “to not know.” No one knows everything. Start a conversation with one of these classic ‘Ignorant’ beanies

On the ‘I Survived Portland Police’ t-shirt: The city isn’t always “Portlandia” for many of us when the police show up. Make a statement against police violence in the Rose City and beyond with this t-shirt sure to create conversations wherever you go!

Use the promo code ProvocativeHYA when checking out from the Ignorant/Reflections website and get 10 percent off your order

Stay tuned to the brand as I/R gears to release it’s debut collection of t-shirts this year with it’s ‘Reverse Gentrification’ collection by liking the brand on facebook.com/IgnorantReflections and following the on Instagram @ignorantreflections

Andy: I live in a rural county in England that is about 99% white, there’s no way I’m going to touch the issues raised in this post!

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Ink to the People has partnered with Beast from the Northeast to run a campaign around the Boston Marathon. The city of Boston holds a special place in of our hearts, and we wanted to produce something special for this year’s marathon.

We have come up with four unique designs that capture the spirit and passion of the marathon and the city of Boston. Each design is available in a number of different T-shirt options and during the campaign one-third of all sales will be donated to The One Fund Center to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Order by the end of the month to ensure you have your shirt in time for the marathon.

Check out the collection here: www.inktothepeople.com/nepride

Andy: I’ve never been to Boston so I don’t really have a personal connection to these shirts, but they look nicely done and it’s a good cause.

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In A galaxy far, far away… fanboys and girls clashed about which side is better.
With Paleboys Being a fan of both sides, we decided to unite and bring the two sides together.

These are the t-shirts you’re looking for. Come join some of your favourite geek loves together with Paleboys latest “Spock Wars” Tee.
Now available as both men’s and ladies Tees, on the smoothest and softest t-shirt you’ll ever wear. Made of fine jersey, it has a durable, vintage feel.

So live long and prosper and check them out here: http://paleboys.co.za/product/spock-wars/

Andy: I’ve never really understood why people argue about whether Star Wars or Star Trek is better, as if you’re only allowed to like one of them. I can’t help but feel it’s poor timing to release something Spock related now without any kind of charity angle attached to it.

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New Exciting Brand: SOULSKY

by Andy on March 9, 2015



SOULSKY is a new and vibrant brand started by Ethiopian based designer Semhal Nasreddin. There are 6 t-shirts in this first collection. The t-shirts are colorful and bright, and each one represents a motivational message of empowerment. The t-shirts are very comfortable and made of the highest quality. They come in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Andy: This is almost certainly the first time that an Ethiopian designer has been featured on HYA so that’s really cool, tick another one off the list!

The designs aren’t really to the style that I wear these days but a few years ago these would have been right up my street and they do look nicely done. It’s nice to see a cohesive style running from one shirt to another, so many new brands are all over the place with all the ideas that they’re excited about and end up with a messy looking collection that lacks focus but that’s not the case here.

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Jusstdesserts have recently released their first collection of desserts themed t-shirts. The 4 designs are inspired by the style of traditional flash tattoos and come with a fun, inspirational message. Printed on Gildan unisex cotton tees and shipping worldwide.

Exclusive for hideyourarms readers, enter coupon code “HYA15″ to enjoy a 15% discount off the entire cart. Offer expires 13-Mar-2015 at 23:59 (UTC+08:00). Shop now at http://jusstdesserts.com/shop/

Andy: I really like these designs, they’re fun without being too silly and really wearable. As ever, my familiar mantra of wanting to see more photos of the designs but when it’s someone’s first collection I know there is a lot to do, and I suspect that a cool shoot to show off the tees to their full extent will be on the way soon.

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New shirts available at Diabolical Rabbit for the inner vandal in you hit the streets with the McVandals tee parody of America’s favorite food chain with a street artist twist. Also available the New Yawk Vandals Queens tee for our peeps out in Queens representing and our Support Your Local Vandal tee for all the street artists out there doing their thing. All shirts are available from S/M/L/XL and some in XS as well you can buy these shirts and more at http://diabolicalrabbit.com/product-category/all/.

Andy: As ever, we all know that I’d rather see real photos of the tees instead of mockups so that it’s easier to understand what the size is on the tee and it’s true placement, but I guess we can’t have everything.

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The Level Collective is an ethical clothing label partnering with artists and makers across the world to create ethical apparel designed for adventure.

Our adventure inspired designs are created in close collaboration with artists developing through from pencil sketch to being hand screen printed here in Sheffield, UK using water-based inks.

Our beanie hats are ethically hand-made in Romania and help to bring sustainable change to people living in difficult circumstances. Our founder Mark, was inspired to start The Level Collective following his time volunteering with a charity in Romania.

Andy: This wasn’t one of our usual submissions. The brand’s owner actually bought a camera strap from me on Rigu and I noticed the domain name in the e-mail address. One of those happy coincidences that has resulted in me finding out about a really cool brand I otherwise might never have heard about. They also wanted me to point out their their excellent lookbook photography is by Nicole Mason.

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50% off the old shit sitting around

by Andy on March 6, 2015



We were sick and tired of every fitness shirt looking the exact same. So we did something about it and started our own brand. Original designs paired with a quality product is what differentiates us from the rest of the crowd. We’re ready to move on to our Spring collection, but need to clear out the leftovers first. Use discount code “AMRAP” to get 50% off your entire order.

Andy: This is almost certainly my favourite submission title ever.

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New ALIVE Clothing Collection

by Andy on March 6, 2015



ALIVE Clothing has recently launched a new collection (and a new shop) with a bunch of fresh designs printed on Stanley & Stella apparels consisting of 100% organic ring-spun combed cotton. ALIVE Clothing is a new brand known for its comical and funny shirts, imprinted with animal motifs surrounded by urban life. ALIVE melds timely lifestyle shirts with environmental awareness, without moving mainstream.

We offer you high quality T-Shirts, hoodies, Sweaters and Longsleeves designed with love and made of organic cotton. We inspire through quality, unique design and sustainability.
On top you can get your t-shirts wrapped up as a gift and delivered as a present worldwide (when at the shop checkout): http://www.alive.clothing/en/misc/geschenkpapier/geschenkpapier-122.html

Get a 5,- Euro discount on your next order while subscribe to our newsletter at: http://www.alive.clothing/en

Andy: Good to have them back, I’ve always enjoyed their designs.

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