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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.


The “Ballin’ Angels” land at Paper Wasp

by Andy on December 14, 2012

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The Ballin’ Angels are a fictional demonic baseball team dreamed up by Paper Wasp. I like that the design is actually on a 3/4 raglan, it makes the fiction seem more like reality.

Costiness=$25 Buy it at Paper Wasp’s Etsy Store


funny t-shirts

Favourite for me this week is the Mona Lisa design, though they’re all pretty wearable, nice release from Snorg. As usual, the three new tees are $14.95 this week and will be $19.95 from next week.


the empire strikes out t-shirt

I wonder how often a week goes by that I don’t mention a Star Wars t-shirt, we’re on two this week at least, I’m not even that big of a fan!

Ian Leino has really stepped up a gear in terms of his releases recently, both on daily tee sites and in his own store, the latter makes it seem to me as if business is going well for him, so hopefully that means we’ll be seeing more from him soon.

The above design is available on RIPT right now and for the next 18 hours (at the time this post goes live) for $10 as a tee, $38 as a hoodie, $15 in kids sizes, and if you want your baby to see the dark side onesies are $18 (I wonder how many of those RIPT sell a day?). If you catch this post after the design has entered the graveyard at RIPT, fear not, Ian has got the design in his store too, printed on a 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt which I think looks pretty good. The shirt is $19 but you can get 10% off with the coupon code VADER10 until midnight tonight, and I would presume that coupon works store-wide and not just on this design.

Ian is also running a giveaway of magnets featuring this design to help promote the shirt, check out his blog for how to participate in the competition.

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phillies t-shirt

Before I went to Philly I didn’t have any understanding of why people would watch baseball. It just looked so slow, I would put it on TV in my apartment whilst I was working away and it was as if nothing was happening, it was like white noise on the TV. Yes, there were moments of interest, but otherwise even the commentators didn’t seem that interested.

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However, when in Rome, do as the Romans do, so me, my main man Tigg and my BPFF (Best Philly Friend Forever) Hillary headed down to Citizens Bank Park to watch the Phillies play some loser team since it was 2-for-1 tickets. We ate hot dogs and drank overpriced Yeungling beer, and shook hands with the old dude next to me when the Phillies hit a homer. Going to watch baseball is not about watching baseball, it’s about hanging out with your friends and having a good time.

Oh, and then there was the time I was invited tail-gating, but didn’t know it so I turned up with nothing, and people were offering me beers and food at every opportunity and being damn friendly, it was awesome, everyone should try being the British guy hanging out in a car park drinking light beer at least once.

Pretty sweet print, too.

Costiness=$15 Buy it at Birdland

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