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OLOW have just opened a new office in Nantes, and decided to get local with their latest shirt, teaming up with a webzine called Dasswassup and a graphic design studio called The Feebles.

As usual they’ve only had 25 of the shirt above printed, and the size small is already sold out, so if you like the shirt lay down you €35 as quickly as possible to avoid missing out.

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bushido t-shirt

When I first saw this shirt (currently on pre-order, so I can’t really complain about the lack of a model photo) I wasn’t that impressed, but looking at it more it’s definitely grown on me, it seems like the kind of shirt that’s pretty wearable and could go with most outfits, unless you’re eating Italian of course, in which a white tee is just asking for trouble.

The Limited Edition VXRSI x MiddleEasy “Bushido” Collab Tee is now available for $20 on VXRSI’S ONLINE SHOP for PRE-ORDER! Order by 2/4 and your order will ship out 2/23!

After tons of design submissions, VXRSI and MiddleEasy have decided that this design created by artist Gary McLoughlin is the winner! By definition, Bushido or its meaning “the way of the warrior is a Japanese word for the way of the Samurai Life. Only a limited quantity will be produced so make sure to pick up this collectors item!

Pick it up at VXRSI for $20

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There isn’t exactly anything wrong with these shirts from Johnny Cupcakes (in collaboration with Junk Food as part of their Taste Maker Tour), but I think it’s fair to say that they aren’t the most exciting re-imagining of older JC designs, I’m sure hardcore fans will still lap them up though.

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Amy wearing her Global Warming T-Shirt

I’ve been getting a lot of goodies in the mail lately from reviews to purchases I made for myself.  Typically I know what it is from the packaging.  I’ll give it to Gage + Desoto, because they totally stumped me on this.  I knew ahead of time I was receiving a package from them and when it arrived it was really professional looking in a white large envelope with 1 simple mailing label.  I honestly though it was some legal documents I was waiting for, that’s how smooth it looked.  Low and behold, it was not legal papers, it was my Global Warming T-Shirt to review!!

Either people are really reading my reviews and noting that I enjoy a hand-written letter or everyone is just really polite these days, because as you can see above, Gage + Desoto sent along a nice note on their letter-head just for me!!  They kept it very simple with a simple note, the t-shirt and 1 small sticker for me to enjoy.  I appreciated that, because sometimes less is more.

Now for those who don’t know, Gage + Desoto are a unique resource for road cycling and design.  What does that mean exactly?  Well they like anything dealing with bikes and cycling and design.  Yes it’s actually pretty straight forward.  They sell items from books, to magazines, apparel, prints & stationary and even bikes!  Their shop is located in New York and they call it the The Red Hook Office: part offices, part bike studio, part clubhouse, and part storefront.  They are only open 2 days a week, but everything in store is also sold on their website – aside from the bikes of course.  So let me get to the point, Gage + Desoto partnered up with Pajamahouse to collaborate on a t-shirt.  Pajamahouse is a small studio located in New York and Tokyo dedicated to making fun and creative projects.  So now you see, these aren’t our typical t-shirt clothing brands (so I’ll cut them a little slack), these are design studios working together to bring you a brilliant t-shirt with baby arctic animals zooming down a bike lane.

The t-shirt is white and the design is very flattering placed right in the center of the tee.  The Gage + Desoto and Pajamahouse logos are screen-printed in the inside neck area (as seen in the photo above this).  They don’t give much of an explanation behind the design or tee on the website.  Why is it called Global Warming?  Why are there arctic animals on a bike?  Clearly putting two and two together the bike’s there because Gage + Desoto enjoy bikes.  Let’s go on…the animals?  I don’t know much about Pajamahouse but on G+D’s website they give reference to a “hit” by them called Desi Leaves Town .  I watched the trailer and it has animals in it.  It appears to be a game you can purchase to play with puzzles and tasks to complete, etc, etc.  Not really my cup of tea but if they’re making the games I mean I know how hard animation is so definite props to them for that.

Without much of a back-story to go on with this design I can only speak from opinion on what I see.  I”m a huge animal lover myself so the cute little cartoon-ish animals definitely captured my attention.  The word I’d use to describe this is “cute and quirky”.  It’s illustration at it’s finest from the bike to the animals.  Speaking from a design standpoint the lines of the bike draw your attention inward towards the animals, then up, down and around.  It’s a nice composition to look at.  Very flattering and the colors are subtle and friendly.  I think it’d be an outstanding children’s t-shirt, but as you can see in the photo at the top I totally rocked it by tying it up in the back, rolling up the sleeves (because they seemed to be longer than normal) and throwing it on for the day over my bikini.  It is a longer t-shirt, appears to be a unisex fit (not my 1st choice) which is why I’ll probably sleep in it or wear it as shown in the photo.  Being that it’s really one of the only t-shirts either of these companies have put out and it isn’t what they focus on as a whole; I think they did an incredible job with it.  It’s a really soft cotton and it’s a playful design.  I’m not sure of their target audience but as I mentioned, I would have suggested it on a children’s t-shirt or even a tote bag for that matter.

It’s for sale on Gage + Desoto’s website for $30 – which is way too much for a shirt like this in my opinion but their products are all on the pricier end so that’s to be expected.  After thinking about it for a bit, I’d guess that perhaps the name of the shirt “Global Warming T-Shirt” is a play on words relating to the design.  Arctic animals on a bike (you usually bike when it’s hotter outside and clearly these animals belong in a colder climate).  For those of you who caught on to that way before I do, let’s keep in mind I am a blonde.

Check out Gage + Desoto’s website and Facebook and Twitter !

Check out Pajamahouse’s website and Facebook and Twitter !

Thanks for the t-shirt Gage + Desoto & for allowing me to review it :)

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dance party massacre x boneface




To be completely honest I haven’t heard of Boneface before Alex over at DPM told me about him, but checking out his portfolio now I am very impressed, the man has some serious talent and I really like his style. You can pick up the tee for $27.95, the poster for $24.95, or a combo pack for $39.95 and they’re all available now.

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Jugrnaut and Chip Tha Ripper Collaboration T-Shirt

Collaboration T-Shirt Back

I happened to stumble across this shirt last week while browsing online.  Jugrnaut is a streetwear clothing brand and retail store out of Chicago, IL.  While clicking to check out their t-shirts, this gem popped out at me and I couldn’t stop laughing.  Ignoring the fact that I couldn’t figure out the black male cartoon character at first, UNTIL I googled Chip Tha Ripper . He is a music artist who has performed with such performers as Kid Cudi.  Apparently a lot of his albums contain cartoon work of him and thus Jugrnaut collaborated with him (and allegedly has several times before) to bring you this t-shirt.

Why was I laughing? Well come on, if you were born in the 80’s then you definitely grew up watching The Jetson’s, Flintstones, Simpsons, etc, etc.  I don’t know why it tickled me so much but seeing all these female cartoon characters together from my childhood on a t-shirt and after figuring out who Chip was; this design got 100 times funnier.  Especially the fact that I don’t think Jane Jetson would fall for a gansta rapper smoking a doobie.  I mean I can’t even imagine Chip Tha Ripper flying around Orbit City and sneaking into the SkyPad Apartments past Rosey.  Personally I think he’s more Judy’s type.

Cost = $34.00    Buy it at Jugrnaut

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jedi thumb trick t-shirt




This fun design is the latest from the official collaboration between Mighty Fine and Lucas Arts. I think that this kind of design works better as a t-shirt because you get to see the reaction of the person looking at it, but they’ve offered all the previous designs as t-shirts and hoodies so it’s hardly a surprise that this one has all those options available too.

Tees are $25 and the hoodie is $49, the design is available until February 5th, at which point it will disappear… forever!

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I have no idea who Dolls for Idols are, I don’t really keep myself in the loop when it comes to music anymore, but judging from the song above they’re pretty cool. I may not know music but I do know tees and I really like this design, the typography is delightful and I think that the design really suits theiur style of music, it’s the kind of thing that I can imagine wearing to a club on a night out.

Costiness=28€ (including free delivery worldwide) Buy it at Fat Gold

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Daily T-shirt News Roundup for January 11th

by Andy on January 11, 2012

peewee herman t-shirt

First time I’ve ever posted a Peewee Herman design (I think so at least), courtesy of TeeFury.


Unfortunately when I see a t-shirt with a red sun on it that has anything to do with Japan I tend to think it’s a charity tee, and this design wold definitely work for that, but it’s actually just a regular design from Shirt.Woot that says “hey, ain’t Japan super?”


Never before have I been so close to buying a shirt from RIPT, anyone else a big Doug fan when they were growing up?


Ian Leino has a shirt at The Yetee for the next couple of days.


I know exactly how you feel, buddy. Qwertee.


Very cool Zelda design from Shirt Punch today.


I’m quite tempted to pick up this shirt from DBH.


TeeMinus24 have a comic inspired t-shirt today.


24tee provide the Doctor Who quota for today.


Attractive design for sailors at Stupidhurts.us.


Hey look, Loviu are selling that lion shirt again.


Hey look, Tilteed are selling that cat shirt again.


Rockett are having a big sale with all their shirts down to $10.


I don’t know what an A.W.G is but I know Glamour Kills have collaborated with it.

Well, that was a short roundup!

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akomplice x david flores





David Flores, he’s something of a ‘get’ in the art world, right?

Really cool collection from Akomplice (who I haven’t written about in far too long). Each shirt is limited to 350 pieces, which for them is actually pretty limited I think, and they’re priced at $27 a piece.

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hello kitty johnny cupcakes t-shirt




These shirts are being released today, June 3rd, at all the Johnny Cupcakes locations in the US as well as online. The Hello Kitty connection makes these valuable to a lot of collectors, and it being a Johnny Cupcakes cranks that up a notch for a lot of people too, so if you want to get any of these shirts you’re probably not going to have a large window of opportunity to pick them up.

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Eboy x Boing Boing t-shirt

by Andy on January 25, 2011

eBay boing boing t-shirt

I like Eboy, and I like Boing Boing even if I have issues with some of the writers, but I do feel the price is a touch high and that it isn’t the best of eBoy’s work.

Costiness=$40/€30 Buy it at eBoy’s store

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gold coin

I’ve always found the notion of a ‘capsule collection’ quite funny, it’s just a way of making ‘small collection’ sound cooler… and it kind of works.

I do like the idea of this collection from Gold Coin, releasing a vinyl toy, accessories sweater and a tee at the same time, although the fact that I like that hieroman character probably has a lot to do with it, even if the toy is $68 (probably normal in the vinyl toy world, but a little much for me).

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teefury collaboration

That’s right, we mean you! We’re putting together another set of epic collaboration shirts, featuring the creations of TeeFurians across the globe! Anyone can be a part of it, whether you consider yourself an artist or not. All you need to do is draw one of our TeeFury characters and give it your own unique flair!

As far as I understand it you wouldn’t earn anything from being on the tee, but I think that the point with a tee like this (especially considering the loyal nature of TeeFury fans) is just to get lots of artists together on a shirt. The pic above shows some collaborations they’ve done in the past, and I think they’ve worked out pretty well. Details about submissions can be found on this TeeFury forum page, and the tentative deadline for submissions is June 30th.

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cafepress fashn

This is some surprising news. Design By Humans are known for a quality product (though I did have to return an order to them once, they thought the tees were fine, I did not because I don’t like messy printing), CafePress… ummm, not quite as much. I think that CafePress is fine for a 1-colour, text print and that kind of thing, but get technical with a print and you’re just asking for trouble. So when I read that DBH were going to be selling tees at CP I got a bit concerned that the quality just wasn’t going to be there, because whilst it’s no bad thing that they’re exposing themselves to the millions of people that visit CP, they could really hurt their rep by dropping their usual standard. However, my concerns were misplaced, for a change a thread on Emptees provided actual information rather than lolcats and insults, as famed tee designer Jimiyo let it be known that DBH were printing the tees (though they would be printing them onto AA blanks since the CP community know and trust that brand), so hopefully this will be a nice way for DBH to get their name out there and sell more tees.

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Johnny Cupcakes x YASLY T-shirts

by Andy on March 1, 2010

johnny cupcakes x Danny Jones (YASLY) t-shirt


The e-mail described these tees as being part of an artist series, so it’s a fair bet that we’ll be seeing more collaborations from Johnny Cupcakes in the near-future. They’re both good tees (though I feel that the print on the back of each tee explaining that it’s a collaboration tee is a bit much), and it is nice to see a JC tee that is in a different style for a change since it felt like they were getting a bit too focused on the cartoony aspect recently, although if I had a license to make Warner Bros. tees then I probably would too. Naturally, I find the $40 pricetag of these tees a little high, but price rarely appears to be an issue for the dedicated followers of Johnny.

Both tees are available in the shop now (in-store and online).


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Johnny Cupcakes x Looney Tunes… say what?

by Andy on September 14, 2009

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From the world of “seriously? Oh right, it’s Johhny Cupcakes, this tot ally makes sense now”JC has collaborated on a series of tees featuring the Looney Tunes characters that you actually give a damn about. Since they’re borderline collectible, and presumably because Looney Tunes are a pretty tough ‘get’, the tees are a bit pricier than usual, weighing in at $40 each. Peep the designs in the gallery.

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La Roux x Graniph Collaboration T-Shirt

by Andy on August 21, 2009

La Roux x Graniph Collaboration T-Shirt

I don’t keep up with this stuff too much, but I’m pretty sure that La Roux are hot property right now, they were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, so they’re probably extremely cool. Graniph actually included their debut CD in their latest package, and whilst I’ve not given it a good listen (a single run-through whilst doing a million other things) I was pretty impressed with what I heard. Of course, the ability to fashion an excellent pop tunes doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to be similarly talented when it comes to t-shirt design (though it is fairly likely that a musician will be a have some skill as a t-shirt designer since both tasks require a creative mind).

I like the tee, it has the feel of a crest without actually being a crest (note to self: worst description ever). It also looks kind of like a chicken with a beehive hairstyle… I’d better stop writing before this post gets any weirder (and it started out so well!).

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aesthetic decapitation by wotto and dennis beatty for oye apparel

Costiness=$20 Available from Oye Apparel

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Concrete Hermit are in Tate Modern

by Andy on August 6, 2009

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Whenever I visit the Tate Modern (I like walking along the South Bank when I’m in London, so I do pop in when I can), it reminds me that I know pretty much nothing about art. But then I get annoyed when people just trash the stuff in there because they don’t understand it, just because you don’t understand something doesn’t make it bad. I guess that’s the problem that can’t be avoided when an art gallery has a great position with a killer view and it’s free to enter, everyone’s going to go in whether they actually enjoy art or not. Still, everyone’s entitled to their opinion, and I’m just some guy on the internet who just said he knows nothing about art…

… so check out this awesome art that Concrete Hermit have got in Tate Modern! I haven’t mentioned Concrete Hermit for far too long, but this lack of HYA-exposure has somehow not stopped them from being noticed by the Tate Modern development team, who saw what Chris Knight (CH founder) was doing with artist collaborations and wanted to showcase that to a wider audience. It’s a good opportunity for CH and the artists that they work with, which in this case is the recognisable names of Anthony Burrill, Ian Stevenson and Andrew Rae.

Concrete Hermit

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