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darth vader

This month’s limited edition t-shirt from Tidy Shirts is a hand painted design called ‘Death Vader’. Printed onto grey or white t-shirts, and limited to just 25 prints the design is up for pre-order over at

Andy: I’m a bit torn over this design, on the one hand the painting style of the artwork is what gives it charm and character, but on the other it would be interesting to see a more conventional style design with clean lines too. Either way, I like it.


Post image for Darth Vader hits Dr. UEEE as a tee and sweatshirt

I like Dr. UEEE, but their latest design is just too close for me to be comfortable with in terms of copyright, I know I can be hypocritical when it comes to intellectual property on HYA (posting things I know I shouldn’t simply because I like them) but that was the first thing I thought when I saw this shirt (also, available as a sweatshirt, which I believe is a first for them).


darth vader t-shirt

I think we can all agree that this is one of the best Darth Vader shirts that we’ve seen in a while at A Better Tomorrow.


Review of Cuppa-T and their Dark Lord

by Mr Four Fingers on May 1, 2012

Cuppa-T Dark Lord

I must admit I had my reservations about writing a review for a Star Wars related t-shirt as there are countless designs out there lacking ‘another level’ or simply relying on overused ideas. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that Cuppa-T have not one but two good ideas that show they have put a little more thought into it.

One of the designs in mention is called ‘Dark Lord‘. The design is a relatively complex illustration that subverts classic religious imagery which, in the case of Star Wars, becomes very apt. The design is witty and goes in a relatively new direction with regards to existing Star Wars related designs out there.

The print is a  3 colour screen print on black 180gsm smooth combed cotton . The design sits well on the fabric and is surprisingly not too thick as can sometimes be the case when printing on dark fabric. I have worn and washed and there are no issue with the print and as far as I can tell the t-shirt has not shrunk noticeably, if at all. Fits like most decent t-shirts.

There are a few small details which I appreciate like the logo label on the sleeve, red foil block printed logo traditional swing tag and a separate screen printed label on the inside collar. These are all signs that let you know that Cuppa-T appreciate quality and are investing into their product.

I’m  not sure how long the t-shirts journey was door to door but going by Andy’s surprised response to me having already received the t-shrit, it must have been quick. So don’t let the fact that Cuppa-T are based in New Zealand put you off. Their packaging needs a little love, maybe throw on a logo sticker. But that’s me just being pernickety.

What is good to see about Cuppa-T is that their store does not rely solely on Star Wars themes but rather they have a good mix of sci-fi and robot designs. They have a nice brand ethos and they describe their brand as “Sci-fi propaganda streetwear”, which is perfectly suited to the most famous space war yet.

You can visit their shop via their website or directly from actual stockists if you live in NZ (stockists listed in website) or from Sneaky Studios online shop. There is also the option to buy a design as a print or cards which is nice to have. The t-shirt costs $49 NZ dollars, $40 US and £25. So more expensive than the average, but not bad by any means considering the details and the fact that the designs incorporates 3 colours.

They seem like a good bunch of guys and I’m keen to see what else they have in store for the future.


dark tower t-shirt

TeeFury are today referencing Stephen King’s “Dark Tower”.

twitter t-shirt
Shirt.Woot have a nicely designed if unoriginal Twitter tee.

battlestar galactica calvin hobbes t-shirt
Calvin & Hobbes gets mashed up with Battlestar Galactica at RIPT for some reason.

sky rim t-shirt
Qwertee give Skyrim the NES box art treatment.

darth vader playing card
I really rather like the Vader playing card at Shirt Punch.

three wolf moon
Sorry The Yetee, nothing will ever make me like the Three Wolf Moon meme.

owl t-shirt
Because everything has to be in 3D now, even the imaginary perspective of an owl on a t-shirt. Shirt by DBH.

austrian coffee thieves
Today’s Made in the Now shirt is about two Austrian thieves who stole two tons of coffee.

fidel castro t-shirt
Apparently #FidelCastro has been trending recently so Fibertopic have depicted him as the ‘Red Leader’, which surprisingly enough is a concept I haven’t seen before.

I hadn’t heard of Tee Busters before, are they new? Well, they’ve got a Darth Vader shirt that I suppose is inspired by the ads where the kid is trying to use the force on his Dad’s car. Is it a VW ad?


Star Wars t-shirts

I really like these Star Wars t-shirts from New Zealand’s Cuppa-T, it’s a subject matter that has been done to death but they’ve still managed to find a couple of concepts that I haven’t seen before so you’ve got to applaud them for that.

They’re running a competition on Facebook to promote the new designs, anyone who shares a specific album will be entered to win the tees and a Lego Darth Vader keychain. Check out this blog post for more details.

Costiness= NZD$50 Buy it at Sneaky Studios King of Dark Side / Dark Lord


“Galactic Car Thief”

by Andy on January 24, 2012

star wars x knight rider t-shirt

Darth Vader and KITT from Knight Rider on the same t-shirt? Good work A Better Tomorrow.

Costiness=22€ Buy it at A Better Tomorrow


Daily tees & News for December 21st

by Andy on December 21, 2011

star wars firefly t-shirt

Star Wars meets Firefly in this design at TeeFury.

Trust Qwertee to bring out a shirt that is so British.

Shirt Punch put Darth Vader on a playing card and hot damn it looks good.

RIPT have a Star Wars x Wizard of Oz mashup.

Tuxedo Tees do have a bit of retro charm to them, and with this 8-bit version Shirt.Woot have given it an entirely different kind of retro charm.

Nowhere Bad have a fairly generic looking Mario shirt.

DBH really like lions, don’t they?

Loviu have laid a golden egg.

24tee have a slightly depressing meme shirt.

Tilteed give their ‘Joy Ride’ design another release.

RedBubble are offering 20% off all gift certificates for people that may have left it a little late with their Christmas gifts. Use the coupon code WEAREMAD20 to receive the discount.

PalmerCash still have 50% off their gift cards with the coupon code GIFTCARD, but their cut off point for delivering physical things is “12pm Eastern” today. I’m going to take that to mean midday, not midnight.

Threadbird think that now is a great time for store owners to restock their inventory for the New Year, and are offering 35c off per garment. Not a massive amount, but I’m sure no one would say know to a $35 saving on 100 tees.

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Darth Vader Costume Hoodie

by Andy on December 6, 2011

darth vader costume hoodie

Considering it’s a hoodie that would be acceptable for day-to-day wear, this Darth Vader hoodie at 80sTees is actually pretty accurate to the real thing.

Costiness=$60 Buy Darth Vader Costume Hoodie at 80sTees


darth vader star wars t-shirt

I think you can put this Star Wars shirt on the list of mashups I didn’t think I’d ever see, but then again RedBubble is full of unexpected mashups.

Costiness=£17.24 Buy it at RedBubble


darth vader star wars t-shirt

This t-shirt is almost exactly the same as the Stormtrooper version that I posted last week, but I feel like this one is funnier/better somehow, perhaps because it has the addition of the text at the top, perhaps because Darth Vader is someone that actually expresses emotion, whereas Stormtroopers are generally a homogenous group that might as well be not have emotions anyway. Once again, I am disappointed by the quality of the mockup at 80sTees, but at least we can see the design will.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at 80sTees


darth vader star wars t-shirt

I’m going to honest (which is something I seem to mention quite a lot on this site), I don’t know what this style of art is called, I would appreciate it if someone could explain what it is, and yes I Googled it, but ‘art made of loads of triangles‘ didn’t give me much.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at Society6 [via Troundup]


obey darth vader t-shirt

And the cease & desist letter will be arriving in 3..2…1…

Costiness=$24.38 Buy it at MySoti


che guevara darth vader t-shirt

Hell, if you’re going to infringe on one copyright you might as well infringe on two at the same time.

Costiness=$23.40 Buy it at MySoti


pac man darth vader t-shirt

I don’t think this shirt works particularly well, I’ve never heard anyone say “hey, Darth Vader’s helmet looks a bit like a ghost from Pac Man” and that seems to be what they’re playing on here. The text bubble feels a bit unnecessary, and I don’t understand why Pac Man looks like he’s been beat up. Why would I post a shirt that I haven’t nothing good to say about? Because LolaCamisetas usually do good work, and I needed to meet that HYA minimum of one Star Wars shirt per week.

Costiness=€14.95 Buy it at LolaCamisetas


star wars t-shirt

I am usually a fan of Yanmos’ work, especially anything he does that is inspired by Star Wars, but in this case I’m just not that excited by it. The actual image is pretty cool, but the concept doesn’t work for me, still, it’s not like I’m a huge StarWars fan so this could make perfect sense to people who know what they’re talking about.

Costiness=£16.79 Buy it at MySoti

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Darth Vader Star Wars skull t-shirt

There will never be an end to the amount of things people can think of when it comes to Star Wars t-shirts, there will always be a new angle, and hopefully some of them will be cool like this one.

Costiness= R$48 Buy it at Cranio Store [Brazilian]

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star wars darth vader playing card t-shirt

I will never get bored of posting Star Wars t-shirts, especially when they’re this damn good. The execution isn’t that exciting, though it would struggle to be considering you can’t really go that far with a playing card, but the concept is utterly brilliant and I’m surprised no one has done it before (at least no one has to my knowledge).

Costiness=£15.39 Buy it at MySoti (who have printing facilities in the US and Europe now, which should speed everything up for everyone)


Stars Wars Hoodies by Marc Ecko Darth Vader, Clone Trooper, Storm Trooper, and Boba Fett - hoodie blog - hoodiepeople.com_1262534987022

Stars Wars Hoodies by Marc Ecko Darth Vader, Clone Trooper, Storm Trooper, and Boba Fett - hoodie blog - hoodiepeople.com_1262534971388

Stars Wars Hoodies by Marc Ecko Darth Vader, Clone Trooper, Storm Trooper, and Boba Fett - hoodie blog - hoodiepeople.com_1262534959212

Stars Wars Hoodies by Marc Ecko Darth Vader, Clone Trooper, Storm Trooper, and Boba Fett - hoodie blog - hoodiepeople.com_1262534946329

The Marc Ecko x Star Wars hoodies from previous seasons had always shown a lot of promise, but no quite lived up to what I would have hoped to see from such a big-name collaboration, these latest iterations however are clearly improvements on past efforts. Full-face mask zips should have been on all the hoodies from the first time Ecko started releasing this line, but I guess this is a case of better late than never.

All four of the hoodies shown are available from and you won’t be paying more than $100 for any of them, which seems surprisingly reasonable. [via Tcritic]



Mashup mashup mashup mashup mashup mashup mashup mashup mashup.

Costiness=£14.62 Available from MySoti


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