Even though they’re in the midst of their biggest sale ever at BustedTees with just about every shirt being $12 or less they’re still releasing four new shirts. As you can probably tell from the title I’ve got the Gotham Rogues, Obama and Reynholm Industries shirts figured out, but that Frigid Flakes one has me confused, anyone feel like clearing it up for me?
Oh, and remember to use the coupon code SANDYCLAUS to make the saving.
BeastWreck Shirts & Stuff is now taking preorders for a final printing of the ZOMBAMA design in men’s and women’s styles for $18
Hope? Change? President Obama, are you feeling okay?
This undead president is only interested in eating the flesh of the people! Attach whatever political statement you’d like to this design. All I’m trying to say is that I have fun with ridiculous parodies of self-important “street artists”. That’s all.
4-color design soft discharge screenprinted (no thick plastisol) on black Gildan Softstyle 4.5 oz 100% ringspun cotton, 1-color BeastWreck logo printed on back.
Andy: Thanks for the submission!
This post was submitted by Jared Moraitis.
I pulled the above shirt (from Ban T-Shirts) from one of the many stacks of tees in my bedroom, and whilst this one is fairly subtle as far as Obama shirts go, it did get me thinking, do people still buy and wear Obama shirts?
As ever, I’ll make the usual disclaimer that a t-shirt blog isn’t really the best forum for discussion about politics or political figures, but it is a damn good place to talk about political t-shirts!
It’s fair to say that Obama’s first term in office hasn’t gone quite as he has planned, and that a lot of the people that were supporting him in the run-up to the election in 2008 (and bought t-shirts) have become somewhat disillusioned, so what has happened to all of those tees, do you see people wearing them out on the street? Are people still creating and buying Obama shirts?
Can you believe that people are still making Obama tees? This one is by prolific t-shirt designer Reece Ward, who gives us his rather off-the-wall take on Shepherd Fairey’s iconic HOPE poster.
Costiness=$24.14 Available from RedBubble
You know what people love? T-Shirts. You know what people also love? Lists. I guess that explains why I’ve written so many t-shirt lists
in the past, but did you know that other people have written lists about t-shirts as well? I know, crazy right, I’m not the only person who thought of that, hell, someone even devoted a whole blog to it
I thought it might be useful to scour the web for these tee lists and put them all together in one big post. Of course, a lot of these lists will be fairly old now, and t-shirts inevitably come and go, so some of the tees featured in the lists will no longer be available, but there’s not a whole lot we can do about that now, is there? If you know of any lists that I’ve missed (and I’m sure there will be a lot), please let me know in the comments.
It would be very, very much appreciated if you could tweet about this post, stumble it, bookmark it on delicious, mention it in a blog post, digg it, or fly a banner behind an airplane with the URL on it, anything at all. These lists take a long time to put together, and the more people that get to see them the more people will be visiting the lists I’ve collected below, which will be beneficial for the entire t-shirt blogosphere.
Lists of t-shirt blogs
List of 160 T-shirt blogs arranged in no particular order by Hide Your Arms (the info I gathered has also been the basis of a few other lists which have been reorganised to make them actually useful)
Giant list of T-shirt blogs and T-shirt sites by How to Start A Clothing Company (arranged by Page Rank)
The Top 30 T-Shirt Blogs split into 3 parts by Color Overload (ranking system unknown)
Ultimate List of T-Shirt Review Sites by Buy Tees (arranged by Alexa ranking, largely based upon my lists with some additions)
A big list of t-shirt people and brand on Twitter by Hide Your Arms (with a load more in the comments too, this list is going to get updated soon)
Barack Obama Shirt Lists
5 Really Great Obama t-shirts by Pop Culture Tees
5 More Really Great Obama T-Shirts by Pop Culture tees
100 Days, 100 Obama T-Shirts by the US Spreadshirt Blog
Top 20+ Barack Obama Inspired T-Shirts by Tcritic
Top 10 Barack Obama T-Shirts by Barack Obama Shirts (the shirts are all from Zazzle, so it’s possible that the list is just one store promoting itself)
Obama T-Shirt Roundup by The T-Shirt Blog
The Best Obama T-shirts on the Web by T-Shirts Around the Internet
7 Tees for After Obama’s Inauguration Week by Buy Tees
10 Obama tees to celebrate the new President of the US by 10tees
Coolest Obama T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
Coolest Obama T-Shirts Pt. 2 by T-Shirt Magazine
’08 Presidential Campaign T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
9 Barack Obama Tees by Coty Gonzales
Top Ten Skull T-Shirts by Pop Culture Tees
Top Ten Skull and Bones T-shirts To Get You In the Halloween Mood by Tcritic
Skull T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
Celebrities wearing t-shirts
23 Celebrities wearing a variety of t-shirts! by Hide Your Arms
Celebri-tee Spotting: from Kim Kardashian to Miley Cyrus by T-Shirt Magazine
Celebri-tee Spotting by T-Shirt Magazine
Star Wars T-Shirts
top ten star wars t-shirts by Tcritic
Ultimate Star Wars T-shirt Stack by OMG Tees
10 Star Wars tees every fanboy should have by 10tees
10 Star Wars tees to feel the force around you by 10tees
Star Wars Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
202 Star Wars T-shirts by Hide Your Arms
101 Robot T-Shirts [Lists] by Hide Your Arms
Robots ! 50 robot tees by Hide Your Arms
45 more robot tees by Hide Your Arms
10 stylish tees to robotize yourself by 10tees
Colour Specific T-Shirt Lists
Carolina Blue T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
You want a Yellow Tee? Well here’s a bunch of ‘em from T-Shirt Magazine
Some Beautiful Brown T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
Red Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
We’ve Got the Blues (guess what colour these tees are?) by T-Shirt Magazine
Black and White Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Go Green! by T-Shirt Magazine
Pink Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Green Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
A Plethora of Purple Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Orange You Glad These Tees Exist? (that’d be a list of orange tees) by T-Shirt Magazine
Seasonal T-Shirt Lists
10 tees about Ghosts, ready for Halloween by 10tees
10 tees with FANGS and TEETH that will make you bite Halloween night by 10tees
Political Halloween Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
10 tees about Ghosts, ready for Halloween by 10tees
Thanksgiving Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Father Themed T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
Mom Would Love These Tees! by T-Shirt Magazine
Black History Tees for when Black History Month rolls around again, thanks to T-Shirt Magazine
Some t-shirts for Mother’s Day by T-Shirt Magazine
Fourth of July/Patriotic Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Your Dad Will Love These Tees (pair this one up with the Father’s Day list for an unbeatable combo!) by T-Shirt Magazine
In the mood for love? Here’s some Valentine’s Day Tees from T-Shirt Magazine
Super Bowl Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
New Year’s T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
Christmas Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
September 11th Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Valentine’s Day T-Shirts
Valentine’s Day T-shirt Round Up by the US Spreadshirt Blog
14 Tees That You Should Wear on Valentine’s Day by Hide Your Arms
14 Tees That You Shouldn’t Wear on Valentines by Hide Your Arms
Valentine T-Shirts Kinda Suck by Buy Tees
Videogame t-shirt collections
The Ultimate Wii Tii Shirts List by OMG Tees
10 tees to show off your videogamer pride by10tees
Top 11 Space Invaders Tees by Thunderfrogs at Pop Culture Tees
Thunderfrogs Top 10 Mario T-shirts – And More!
Gamer Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
New Super Mario Bros. + 10 Mario Inspired Tees by Coty Gonzales
Collections of Zombie T-Shirts
10 zombie tees to dress up your reanimated corpse by 10tees
Thunderfrogs Top 10 Zombie T-shirts (And 1 Zombie Wallet)
30 Frighteningly Fantastic Zombie T Shirts by Color Overload
Michael Jackson Tribute T-Shirts
(Even though I still feel like these shirts are largely opportunism to make money off a man’s death)
MJ // 1958 – 2009 by Pop Culture Tees (a list of Michael Jackson T-Shirts)
KING OF POP by Geno’s Chinese Language tee blog (another list of Michael Jackson tees)
15 Michael Jackson Tribute T-Shirts by Coty Gonzales
Michael Jackson: King of Pop T-Shirts by Shirtspotting
10 More Michael Jackson Tribute Shirts by Coty Gonzales
Other Random Collections
Men’s T-Shirts – 20 Hot Brands by Color Overload
7 Creative Ways to Promote Your T-Shirt Store Online by Pop Culture Tees
T-Shirt Directory Jan 2008 by OMG Tees
Top 12 Places to Submit Your T-Shirt Ideas by OMG Tees
The Ultimate Lego Tee List by OMG Tees
Top 12 Bike Shirts by OMG Tees
Top list of recycled t-shirt sites by Buy Tees
10 Amazing T Shirt Designer Portfolios by Color Overload
10 Places to Find Hilarious T Shirts by Color Overload
10 Coolest Chuck Norris T Shirts
10 tees to unleash your japanese soul by 10tees
10 hairy tees to satisfy your need for mustache and beard by 10tees
10 LEGO tees to show your love for bricks by 10tees
10 funny tees about strange creatures by 10tees
10 Tasty Tees about food to make you feel hungry by 10tees
10 type tees to say it BIG by 10tees
10 tees with great HUGE hands designs by 10tees
10 funny I-do-something tees by 10tees (such as ‘I heart NY’)
10 Thunders, Lightnings and Bolts shocking tees by 10tees
10 fake clothes tees will make you feel classy by 10tees (tuxedo t-shirts ahoy!)
10 funny tees about strange creatures by 10tees
A list of all the t-shirts worn by Murdoch in the A-Team but no links for where to buy the tees, sadly.
A Guide to Daily T-Shirt Sites on the Internet by Cottonable
Taddict.com’s – Most inspirational T-shirt artists
New? big cartel stores to put on your watch list by Taddict
My Top Fav Big Cartel Stores by Taddict
10 reasons why you should have a t-shirt collection by Taddict
Top 5 Giraffe tee (complete with giraffe-based facts!) by Thunderfrogs
Top 5 “The Wire” Shirts (the TV show, not just tees with wires on them) by Thunderfrogs
5 Killer Terminator Tees by Thunderfrogs
Top 11 Dinosaur T-Shirts by Thunderfrogs at Tee Junction
Top 5 Wolf Shirts by Thunderfrogs
Sunny T-Shirts (tees that feature the sun in some way) by T-Shirt Magazine
Cool Colorful Camisetas (tees with lots of colour) by T-Shirt Magazine
Coolest Car T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
Copy Cats: More Cowbell (yeah, there are an awful lot of ‘more cowbell’ tees around) by T-Shirt Magazine
Top 10 Tentacle Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
A collection of Pirate T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
A collection of War T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
A collection of Money Themed T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
Artsy T-Shirts (whatever that means) by T-Shirt Magazine
T-Shirts for people that like Fairy Tales by T-Shirt Magazines
T-Shirts with rain on them by T-Shirt Magazine
Batter Up! Baseball T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
10 Great Tees from 10 Great Webcomics by Hide Your Arms
A selection of Irish T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
A collection of Striped Tees by t-Shirt Magazine
Where to buy great t-shirts in London by Hide Your Arms
Map Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Tees for a Cause by T-Shirt Magazine
Universi-tees (go team!) by T-Shirt Magazine
All Over Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Cartoon Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Tees for the Summer (an odd concept but I’ll go with it) by T-Shirt Magazine
Cool photo tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Some of the Worst Tees Ever (I don’t think they’re actually that bad) by T-Shirt Magazine
NBA Finals Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Military Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Cool For School? by T-Shirt Magazine
Best Plain Tees by T-Shirt Magazine
Pop Culture Shock by T-Shirt Magazine
Take Me Out to the Ball Game by T-Shirt Magazine
Super Expensive T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
Super Cheap T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
Best Super Hero T-Shirts by T-Shirt Magazine
100 Anthropomorphic tees (1-50) by Hide Your Arms
100 Anthropomorphic tees (51-100) by Hide Your Arms
10 Geekiest T-Shirts by Oddee
Special Feature (Top Ten Experimental Jetset Parody Shirts) by T-shirt Connoisseur
Special Feature (Costume T-Shirt Collection) by T-Shirt Connoisseur
Special Feature: T-Shirt Printing Roundup (a list of print-on-demand manufacturers) by T-Shirt Connoisseur
10 Essential Tees for MacAddicts by Coty Gonzales
More Than Meets the Eye: 7 Superlative Transformers’ Tees That You’ll Want to Change Into by Found Item Clothing
Reinventing the Wheel: 8 Boffo Bike Shirts by Found Item Clothing
Eye Candy: Ten Shady Tees (t-shirts with sunglasses on them) by Found Item Clothing
7 Spock Shirts That Are Out Of This World by Found Item Clothing
Who Wears the Watchmen? A Gallery of 10 Cool Watchmen Tees by Found Item Clothing
26 Examples of Online T-Shirt Shops by Web Designer Depot
So you want to start a clothing line, huh? by Hide Your Arms
Updates: 11th July 2009
30 Sweet Handpicked Designer Tshirts by Just Creative Design
Top 10 Statement T-Shirts
Geek Fashion: 55 fresh T-shirts for the Creative Community by Insipred Mag
Movie Junk: Funny ‘Star Wars’ T-Shirts by Cinematical
Coolest Movie T-Shirts Ever! by Cinematical
More Harry Potter t-shirts than you can wave a wand at by Hide Your Arms
The 20 Most Badass Video Game Cosplay Costumes Ever by Unreality Magazine (not tees, but wow!)
Updates: 17th July 2009
26 More Ridiculously Questionable T-Shirts [Pics]
by i am bored
Giant List of Star Wars T-Shirts by Rude Retro
15 Magical Harry Potter T-shirts by Cottonable
5 Awesome Astronaut T-shirts by Rude Retro
202 Star Wars T-shirts by Hide Your Arms
Samantha Ronson’s Top 10 Rock Tees by Found Item
Block Party: Seven Puzzling Rubix Cube-Themed Tee Shirts by Found Item
Knowing is Half the Battle: 10 Combat-Tested G.I. Joe Tee Shirts
Updates: August 5th 2009
65 Awesome Threadless T-Shirts by Abuzeedo
10 Unusual and Creative T-Shirts by Toxel
19 Awesome T-Shirt Designs on the Interweb by You Design It
50 Terrific Tees by Inspiredology
50 Best T-Shirt Designs of 2008 by Abuzeedo
20 Streetwear Blogs for Hype Shopping & Design Inspiration by Inspired Mag
50 Streetwear Blogs You Should Be Reading by Kineda [via Taddict]
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We’re probably coming to the end of Obama tee mania, but I think that this shirt is one of the cooler ones that I’ve seen over the last few weeks, apparently it was a giveaway at the 2008 BET Awards and got a load of buzz from that so it is now being sold in limited quanitities. How limited is anyone’s guess, but if you’ve been holding out for an Obama tee, this one would look better in your wardrobe than most of the others out there.
Costiness=$30 Buy it at RunDC.com
When I was writing up the review for RedBubble
‘s service I was checking out some of the tees on the site and found this really cool Obama x Ziggy Stardust mashup design, and there’s probably no better time to post about an Obama tee than now (boy is my face going to be red if he ever goes to a glam themed fancy dress party). These Ziggy Stardust designs seem to becoming a bit of a popular trend, 10 Tees
, you know what to do!
Costiness=£14.13 ($20?) Buy Obama Change by cuddlemachine at RedBubble
I know I’m jumping the gun a bit, but as it is officially January 20th here in the UK we Brits have entered Obama day, and I thought it would be remiss not to post a tee of Barack today considering the amount of Obama tees I posted in the lead up to the election and during the “seriously, why won’t Bush just give it up already” phase.
If you’d like to go down the DIY route for inaugruation gear, Threadbanger have got you covered on that one.
Costiness=$32 Buy it at Urban Outfitters
I can accept that the title is NOT a good joke, but I didn’t know how else I could jam a ‘change’ joke into there. Got a better one? Put it in the comments.
To say that the design “isn’t all that” would be something of an underestimation (though there are certainly worse out there), but for 44 cents, you really can’t complain. Obviously the 44 cents price point is to reflect Barack Obama becoming the 44th President of the U.S., but I wonder if they toyed around with the idea of a $44 tee?
Costiness=$0.44 Buy the tee at Vintage Cotton
Just in case you haven’t seen enough tees about President e-lect Barack Obama, Neighborhoodies
are releasing an Obama tee every day until he’s inaugruated on January 20th, 2009
I got an e-mail about this brand a couple of weeks ago and didn’t really look into Homage, but I’ve just gone back to look now and I’m really impressed, they seem to be trying to bring back the the trend for tees with state names on them that seem to have fallen out of favour after being so popular a couple of years ago. There’s a few retro basketball tees too, as well as a very nice tee based on Barack Obama’s senate campaign back in ’96
. There’s a hint of Print Liberation
style about them too, which can’t be a bad thing.
I stayed up all last night watching the historic events unfold across the Atlantic, even if it meant that I didn’t eventually get to bed after 6:30am French time, but it was very much worth it to hear Obama’s first speech as President elect of the United States of America.
This design has been doing the rounds today, and with good reason. The tee is by Print Liberation, a group that have a knack of producing tees that manage to look both retro-inspired and really fresh at the same time. Also, I feel like their tees are the kind that just look good when you’re wearing them, and that they can be matched up with pretty much anything.
Costiness=$22 Buy it from Print Liberation
Wondering why there are so many celebrity posts on HYA today? Look here for an explanation
When it comes to Obama t-shirts, I’m willing to give celebrities (and ‘normal’ people) a bye since I don’t think they’re the same as political message tees. Take Hero’s hottie Hayden Panettiere here, she’s wearing an Obama tee, but its not forcing a viewpoint on me, just letting me know who she’s going to be voting for next week.
I cannot wait until November 4th when I can put a hold on my uneasy relationship with political tees for at least a few months, as I presume that when the election is over people are going to stop making Obama designs.
To be completely honest, I’m not actually that impressed with this line, the ‘Listen to Barack’ tee is pretty cool, but the ‘logo over heart’ range is a bit boring for my tastes, but these guys have some kind of connection Philadelphia so I thought I’d better give them some HYA love so that I wouldn’t be run out of town when I land at Philly airport.
In case you haven’t yet picked up a political tee (which seems like it would be a struggle, I’ve got one and I’m English, and don’t even live in America (yet)), here’s an interesting offering from Alison Rose
. As you can see, its the familiar face of Barack Obama, except this time his fce is made out of words from his speeches, clever stuff!
Costiness=$22 Buy it at Alison Rose
I’m afraid that I dropped the ball a bit with this one, although since it only seemed to become news on the day of the event then I blame the rest of the clothing blog world for not picking up on this earlier, shame on you, internet!
Here’s what went down, last Saturday, on the last day for voter registration in Nevada, UNDFTD held an in-store voter registration session to try and encourage as many people as possible to get politically engaged. All of the people that registered in the UNDFTD store were given the tee shown above (by t-shirt design God Geoff McFetridge) as a gift. I don’t know how I feel about people essentially being bribed to register to vote (although I guess that just registering doesn’t actually mean that these people will actually cast a ballot), but I do have to applaud UNDFTD for doing their bit and getting involved with the election.
UNDFTD : Geoff McFetridge : [via Hypebeast]
is back on HYA once again, and this time she’s getting all political and stuff with a ‘Barack the Vote’ t-shirt, its probably a good thing I can’t vote in American elections (on account of me not living there), because I’d probably probably try and trade my vote for a date with her, I know that’s just a little bit sad and pathetic… but seriously, have you seen
Just for a change in these celebrity posts, I actually know where the tee comes from (shocked? me too!), although admittedly the research was almost laughably easy. If you don’t want the design as a white t-shirt, it is also available as a tank top, hoodie, even a onesie.
Usually when I see a tee with either Obama or McCain on it, its pretty easy to work out what the sentiment is meant to be, but this one had me kinda stumped, then I read the blurb and I got it (funny how that happens). McCain is giving Obama a free ride in the election, apparently… the hotdog is still confusing me though.
Costiness=$15 Buy it here
HeadHoods, the people that print heads onto hoods, have released a few new hoodies
since last time I checked them out, which could mean that they’ve released new hoodies in the past year to be completely honest, but I thought it was about time that we took another look at this clever brand. I think that the Lego Man is a great idea, but if you’re after a political hoodie
there is also one with Barack Obama’s face adorning its hood.
HeadHoods [kinda via Preshrunk]