2 New Ts from Junkfunk featuring Gino Bartali and the Peace Race
In an era when Italian cyclists dominated the world Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali were the poster boys of their generation, the fierce rivalry between the pair divided Italy into two camps coppiani or bartaliani. Where Coppi was the more mercurial and charasmatic Bartali the tough dogged fighter, winning the Giro D’Italia 3 times and the Tour De France twice. But off the bike he was a modest and devoutly religious man nicknamed ‘Gino the Pious’.
During World War 2 Bartali would play an instrumental role in saving and protecting the jewish community from the Nazis by carrying counterfeit documents, passports and photos across borders hidden inside his frame on his long training rides. He also hid his jewish friend Giacomo Goldenberg and his family in his cellar at huge personal risk to himself and his own family, these acts of heroism he kept to himself. “Good is something you do, not something you talk about,” Bartali once explained.
“Real heroes are others, those who have suffered in their soul, in their heart, in their spirit, in their mind, for their loved ones. Those are the real heroes. I’m just a cyclist.”
Eventually he told his son about his exploits during the war but was still keen not to tell others.
Our T shirt celebrates this humble man Gino Bartali
The design features Gino’s quote “Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket.” which sums up this modest hero of cycling.Probably the biggest sporting event held behind the iron curtain during the cold war in the former communist eastern bloc countries the Peace race was first staged in 1948 and was meant to galvanize the communist spirit and rival the wests ‘Tour de France’ in many ways it was a bigger event as factories and schools were encouraged to down tools and support the race as it trundelled through the towns and villages encompassing the cities of Prague,Warsaw and Berlin resulting in huge crowds and swathes of people lining the route.
The Peace Race also known as ‘Friedensfahrt’ (German) ‘Závod míru’ (Czech) ‘Preteky mieru’ (Slovak) ‘Wy?cig Pokoju’ (Polish) and ‘Course de la Paix ‘(French) has now been consigned to the pages of history,
Our T shirt celebrates this historic race in our updated graphic.
Andy: I like both tees in terms of design, but I feel like you need to be a cycling fan to get away with the Gino Bartali shirt, whereas the Pease Race design is something I’d happily wear despite not getting on a saddle for quite a few years.
Altru Apparel took a road trip from Los Angeles, through Baja California, Mexico. Ending the 1st half of the trip at Cabo San Lucas, we turned around and came home. With the trip completed we incorporated the fun, adventure, colors and inspirational memories into some designs for summer tees and tanks.
Andy: Damn, those are some nice lookin’ tees, and with it being Altru Apparel I know the quality is going to be up there with the best.
ARTPIZZAZZ is dedicated to promoting bold, inspiring artistic creations from around the world.
All our pieces are hand-drawn before being printed on merchandise in the USA.
Our collections span from Love – loving ourselves inside out; endangered species – a cry from a planet in peril along with a latest collection birds – dusting off our feathers and soaring to new heights.
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Andy: At first when I saw these shirts I thought that they were “too colourful for me”, a 31 year old guy that is still far too self-conscious for his own good, but you know what? These designs are really cool and there’s something refreshingly different about them, even if I’d still be a little scared to wear them out of the house. Thanks for the submission Gladys!
Sometimes you just gotta be sarcastic.
Sometimes you just want to express this as quickly as possible.
Sometimes you just need a shirt that says it all.
Sometimes you just need a bit of AnSnarky in your life.
More designs available. Male and Female. Many sizes, cuts and colors.
Andy: These are really, really not for me, and to be honest I don’t think they’ll appeal much to HYA readers either, but I do like to provide different views on the tee world.
We started the company in 2014 and since the foundation of Embargo Wear we aim to deliver the highest quality of fabrics, long durability of the printings combined with style and class of the T-shirts. The printings are done by professionals from Europe and tend to be inspiring, thrilling and thought-provoking.
We deliver only the best quality of products in order to satisfy You and retain You as our customer.
Apart from being environmentally friendly brand we also comply with all standards for quality and labor support of the European Union.
Andy: I know I say this a lot, but what we have here is a prime example of a company needing to show the real tee instead of just the mockup to really show the design off to it’s best ability.
Striped, distressed black birds & moon design on a vintage-stlye tee.
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• Lightweight, extremely comfortable and durable
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Andy: Simple, but I like it, very wearable.
Toy artist Paul Shih just launched two new clothing lines on Threadless. “Hollow Threat” is driven by the energy of heavy metal, punk and rock music, a collection of artwork based on Paul’s designer toys.
“Authentic Counterfeit” is inspired from the materialistic world we live in today. The designs are reminiscent of brands and icons trapped in our brains.
Andy: The “Hollow Threat” series has caught my attention more here, I really like that style and there’s some clever ideas in the designs.
SOL – SEED OF LIFE
While commercial clothing focuses on mass production and fitting in, SOL-Seed Of Life is about standing out and self-expression! That’s why their designs are psychedelic, spiritual, and visionary. They offer unique art on a variety of items, from T-shirts, dresses, and hoodies to an array of bags and cushion covers. Those who have an interest in psychedelic art will find that there’s really an item for everyone.
Andy: The designs aren’t really to my personal taste, but I can appreciate the intricate designs.
I started History Tees because I was jealous of my friends who were sports fans, and had limitless options of showing the passion for their team. I like ancient history, but couldn’t really find the equivalent for history nerds like me, so here we are!
I don’t watch baseball, I read about the Roman Empire. I can’t tell you the starting line up of the 1987 Edmonton Oilers, but I can tell you the tribes of ancient Gaul.
Thanks for checking us out!
Andy: Cool idea, I like the way it takes something we;re all used to and puts a fresh twist on it, but is pretty unusual in the tee game these days.
Being a massive pop culture enthusiast since I was a kid, I wanted to make a T-shirt that somehow captured the beauty of the nostalgia I had growing up. Sega being my earliest memory of a console and Nintendo Entertainment System being something I became fascinated with much later in life, the overall minimalism of the shirt gives enough information to support the retro text and game controller logo making for a truly mashing of brands and self aware identity.
Andy: This would probably work a lot better on a colour other than white. On white it makes it look cheaper than it is, and let’s be honest, gamers are probably more likely to wear a darker coloured shirt (I have no evidence for that, just intuition). Obviously with it being a RedBubble design you can pick the colour yourself, but there are only so many colours that would with a black print. I’m not so sure about the typeface that has been chosen either, yes, it’s got retro charm to it, but is it a bit too obvious of a choice for the font?
For those people who “Oh whale” on Mondays… or just love whales in general. This idea is based on people’s opinons and interests and I consider and the design to incoorperate these ideas. This is one of the end products that everyone agree on. This is simple and very comfortable which most people complimented on.
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Andy: I’m only sharing this one because they did a good job on the mockups, otherwise, it’s not really my cup of tea.
Help yourself to some of our newest designs available now only at robberbaronsink.com. Specializing in original hand-screened t-shirts, Robber Barons Ink make shirts that we’d want to wear, and hope you will too. Save 10% with promo code “hideyourarms“!
Andy: I’d love to wear that pig shirt whilst manning the grill over the Summer!
TURBOLUV is an underground streetwear brand that centers on cool retro inspired t-shirts. Founded in mid-2015 by designer/artist Pedro Molina aka Sushilove, the brand has already established a worldwide following.
Being a graphic designer in the apparel industry for over ten years, my dream has always been creating my own clothing brand to have the freedom to release the kind of t-shirts I’ve always loved. Being an 80’s kid have influenced me a lot in my art, and inspired by sci-fi, videogames and comic books I wanted to design streetwear with a retro touch.
Today TURBOLUV is a reality, and my mission is as simple as delivering cool t-shirts to all the dreamers in this universe.
The current line consists of screenprinted t-shirts and sublimation allover t-shirts.
Andy: I just don’t think I’m cool enough to wear shirts this ironic, but I still think they’re pretty neat.
I’ve got a new design up for pre order. Kids Love Ice Cream You can grab one for 20 bucks.
Andy: Saw the name, looked at the tee, chuckled and shook my head. Good work Ed!
If you ready for some quirkiness in your life, visit www.artsyclothing.co.uk and browse our T-shirts collection. Here’s the best part: 20% off discount with special code ‘hideyourarms‘
Andy: The shirts don’t appeal to me personally, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with them, different strokes for different folks and all that!
Premium vintage-style t-shirts for dog owners. Love your Dog.
Andy: In a world where tees that are dedicated to how much you love your pet are usually atrocious, these are a welcome change of pace.
I often question myself ‘Where are all the rebels these days?’ – I grew up in a punk, skateboard and graffiti society and anarchy was everywhere; Nowadays everything is retro hipster, sleek and pretty, everything looks the same. So I came up with this concept/design to blend in with that exact vibe but hid a little rebellion into it. I think the world needs more rebels. For no reason really, thats the point. I’d like to have more mavericks joining me in fighting the ‘dime a dozen’ this world has become.
Provo-King clothing is a niche I like to refer too as ‘Undercover Rebellious’ or ‘Rebellicious’ or you may even call it ‘hipster rebellion’. In every design I try to create a fun and/or provoking silent scream that says something, without you really saying it.
Andy: It’s a phrase we’ve all heard before so I do wonder if it’s almost becoming cliche, but I do like the typework and the items look good.
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Andy: I don’t like it, but then again I’m not a Dad, so it’s not meant to appeal to me.