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It’s funny, I’ve made it pretty clear that I really dislike cereal box designs, but I rather like comic book cover designs even though they share a lot of the same elements, especially when they’re based on an actual comic book. It’s probably because the artwork made for a cover is meant to have an immediate impact and tell the story without needing any explanation, so it works well for a shirt. I like the way that 80sTees have captioned this picture as well, “Meet Chad. He is 5′ 7″ tall and weighs 182 pounds. He is wearing size Large.” It seems a little silly but that’s actually great information for people trying to make a best guess on how a shirt is going to fit them, it would be great to see more people giving this kind of info with their product photos.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at 80sTees


Vitruvian Optimus Prime t-shirt

by Andy on May 3, 2013

Good to see that 80sTees have used the original Optimus Prime for this tee rather than the (also badass) Optimus that is in the movies.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at 80sTees


For once I wish that the audience got a bit more hand holding with this design and it actually had text at the top that read “The Emotions of Ron Swanson.” It’s fairly obvious that’s the subject of the design, but I feel that the text would give it a more authoritative quality that would suit the joke. Also, it’s nice that 80sTees have licensed designs, but that Parks & Rec logo is just not needed.

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I really, really like the idea behind this design at 80sTees, but there’s something about the way they’ve kept it being the same shape as the real periodic table of elements that makes it look a little awkward from a t-shirt design point of view.

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“Jerry’s 32 inch waist pants. George’s dress by mood approach. Kramer’s hipster doofus wardrobe. Elaine’s casual dress, which was still impressive enough to replace Claire on the show. All of the iconic outfits are here on one shirt. It’s a shirt about nothing.”

Obviously, I like the tee, I generally like most Seinfeld shirts, but something that made me laugh about 80sTees description is that they call it ‘medium softness’, as if someone was trying it on and they asked how soft it was, “yo Steve, how soft is that tee?” “Medium, definitely medium softness.” Bu then they go on to say that it is softer than a standard t-shirt, but surely medium is standard? I may be thinking about this too much.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at 80sTees


walley world national lampoons t-shirt

I know that National Lampoon’s movies are held dear to the hearts of American’s, much more so than those of us in the UK, but you guys know I’m a sucker for tees that treat fictional things as if they were real, so I just had to post this “Walley World” t-shirt from 80sTees. Oh, adn FYI, Walley World is a real place.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at 80sTees


8-bit Bowser t-shirt from 80sTees

by Andy on January 22, 2013

8-bit mario bowser t-shirt

Looks like 80sTees have had a redesign of their site to be a bit more modern as the old version was looking a bit early-2000s.

This 8-bit design is fairly simple, but it works and it appeals to the part of me that doesn’t get to play videogames enough.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at 80sTees


Post image for Optimus Prime Hockey Jersey on pre-order at 80sTees now

You’ve got to hand it to 80sTees, they aren’t just a novelty, nostalgia-inducing funny tee company, they actually work hard with their licenses to offer something different, and a hockey jersey dedicated to one of the most famous robots of all time is certainly different.

This is on pre-order and will ship in mid-March, but if you order now you will be saving $30 on the release price.

Costiness=$90 Buy it at 80sTees


pixel mario tanooki suit t-shirt

Did anyone else feel like they were practically invincible when they were in the Tanooki suit. Me and Mario could achieve anything!

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Post image for “Call Me Maeby” Arrested Development t-shirt at 80sTees

Well, it made me laugh, good on ya 80sTes.

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20% off at 80sTees this weekend

by Andy on November 24, 2012

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Use the coupon code Cheer666hg1 to get 20% off your entire order at 80sTees until the end of Cyber Monday.


If Voltron were a NES game shirt at 80sTees

by Andy on November 15, 2012

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It’s when I see shirts like this that I realise even though I like arty shirts and stuff that has had a lot of thought put into it by a designer I am still a bit of a sucker for a pop culture mashup, which is probably why I keep such a close eye on 80sTees.

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Great 8-bit Star Wars t-shirt at 80sTees

by Andy on November 12, 2012

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I really like this, it’s good to see 80sTees doing something interesting with their Star Wars license.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at 80sTees


An 8-bit t-shirt for Community fans

by Andy on October 24, 2012

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Really nice 8-bit Community t-shirt from 80sTees, I think that Troy is my favourite character recreation here.

Costiness=$24 Buy it at 80sTees


Post image for These novelty Star Wars hoodies are fun, but would you wear them?

Like I say in the title, these Star Wars hoodies are definitely fun, but I just can’t imagina actually seeing people out on the street wearing them, they just look a bit too silly to me. Still, my “different strokes for different folks” rule applies, and 80sTees have been doing this for long enough that they know what sells, so I’m sure that you’ll be seeing loads of kids dressing like Chewie, R2-D2 and Darth soon enough.


optimus prime hoodie

Fair play to 80sTees, they went all out with this Optimus Prime hoodie, there’s not a chance in hell that I’d wear it outside of the house, but I still think it’s amazing.

Costiness=$60 Buy it at 80sTees


Every T-shirt in “This is Spinal Tap”

by Andy on August 16, 2012

spinal tap t-shirts

I was watching Spinal Tap with friends a few months ago and couldn’t help but notice that there were an awful lot of t-shirts on show, and since I had so much fun with the Scott Pilgrim t-shirt list I thought I’d give this one a go. It’s hardly surprising considering that tees are the classic rock n’ roll wardrobe staple, but it’s still fun to see interesting tees being worn by characters in a movie, especially when I imagine that quite a lot of them were created specifically for the movie itself.

In spite of the popularity of the film then and now, there are surprisingly few companies out there which have taken the plunge and recreated shirts from the movie, with most seemingly happy to put “it goes to 11″ on a tee and leave it at that. It’s disappointing, but maybe if this post does well some enterprising freelance designers will put their efforts onto a print-on-demand site like Cafepress, Zazzle, or RedBubble so you can snap them up before they get DMCA takedown requests. If they make them, I’ll post them here, but for now we’ll have to make do with merely enjoying looking at the great t-shirts featured in Spinal Tap. Please note that I was taking screen grabs from the DVD version of the film since I don’t know anyone with the Blu-Ray version, but if this post gets enough attention I will happily order a copy of the Blu-Ray so that we can have some extra detail for the images. Also, I would never claim to be a Spinal Tap authority, I’ve seen the film a few times and really like it, but if I make any errors in this post just let me know and I’ll fix it right up.
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Post image for “Kramer & Newman’s Sausages” Seinfeld shirt at 80sTees

As a man who likes sausage, and a man who likes Seinfeld, it was pretty much guaranteed that I’d be posting this shirt from 80sTees.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at 80sTees


ron swanson turf & turf t-shirt

I finally saw the episode where Ron’s favourite steak house had been shut down and he wanted all the bacon & eggs (all the bacon and eggs), so when I saw this shirt at 80sTees I have to mention it.

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Captain America Polo Shirt at 80sTees

by Andy on July 22, 2012

captain america polo shirt

80sTees have a few different superhero themed polo shirts available, but I felt that this Captain America version worked really nicely with it’s iconic embroidered shield. If I owned a comic book shop all my employees would be wearing these.

Costiness=$40 Buy it at 80sTees


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