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Dr Popcorn Apparel [Margin Reports]

by Mr Four Fingers on February 25, 2013

Dr Popcorn Apparel

There are certain styles of illustration that set my pulse racing and ignite my dark imagination. The guys at Doctor Popcorn Apparel are doing just that. Andy and I recently had the pleasure of meeting Tom and Courtney, the guys behind DPA, at the recent Margin Trade Show. The driving force behind their brand is their t-shirt illustrations which are dark not only in colour but in theme. The majority of the illustrations are a combination of drawing, digital with a dash of vintage photography.

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DPA currently sell their -shirts as ‘On Demand’ meaning they are DTG. I can tell you know that they are great looking t-shirts. They are in the process of testing some of their designs out as screen-prints which have their own attractive qualities so we are keen to see how that works out.

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DPA had great product presentation with a good looking catalogue and nice hangar tags making the whole presentation feel quite professional. It also helps that chatting to these guys was as easy as liking their t-shirts. There is no ‘biggin up’ by DPA, their ethos is honest and gritty.

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All their t-shirts are available from their online store at Dr Popcorn Apparel for £25 a pop (on sale). They have designs for both men and women with some great looking packaging. Another curious thing about DPA is that all their designs have actual names like James, Harold and Elizabeth. Be sure to check them out.


Danse Macabre

by Mr Four Fingers on July 2, 2012

Goat Tee - Danse Macabre

Whilst going through some bookmarked websites I found that Danse Macabre is currently having a clearance sale with all t-shirts being priced at £5. I bought myself Goat Tee and figured I might as well give the guys a quick review. The Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) brand itself is coming to an end but where this one is dying another new project is replacing it called Wood & Nails. This new brand/ collective also features dark symbology but with far less horror. [click to continue…]

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In their words:

My clothing line, Grim Threads, blends the darkness of the macabre with bright, bold colors of graffiti
and street art.

It’s unusual to find a brand that has designs focused on the more macabre side of life (though I don’t find these designs to be that ‘dark’), and yet they’re totally onboard with non-depressing colourways. It’s unusual, and I like it.

Grim Threads

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