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x-men design competition

You know what’s nice about doing designs for WeLoveFine.com? The contests are always legit, the prizes sizeable, and they attract some impressive brands too. If I were an artist that liked to pop culture designs I’d be subbing to them quite a lot, because making a fun X-Men design is one thing, but making one that is actually licensed and approved by Marvel is another. In this particular contest the Grand Prize winner is going to be sent to San Diego Comic-Con later in the year… that sounds pretty cool.

For more details head over to WeLoveFine.com

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official avengers t-shirt








Very impressive lineup of winners from the WeLoveFine.com collaborative contest with Marvel to celebrate the upcoming Avengers film. I watched Thor at the weekend and enjoyed it a lot more than I expected so I’m looking forward to what I presume to be the blockbuster ‘event’ of the Summer movie season.

There’s some really nice shirts amongst the winners here (with the grand prize winner being seen at the top of the post), there’s nothing particualrly outrageous or revolutionary but they all use the source material well and each shirt offers something different, which I’m sure isn’t a coincidence.

They’re all available now at WeLoveFine.com

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T-shirt news for March 27th

by Andy on March 27, 2012

half life t-shirts

Considering how popular Half Life is it’s no wonder that TeeFury decided it would be a good idea to produce a related shirt.


Shirt.Woot drop one of my favourite Star Wars t-shirts for a while.


Nice Sherlock shirt from RIPT today.
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T-shirt News Roundup for January 16th

by Andy on January 16, 2012

mythbusters t-shirt

Dexter’s Laboratory meets Mythbusters in this shirt from Teefury.


Y’know, I’ve never seen Donnie Darko, judging by the amount of shirts about it, including this one from Qwertee, I probably should (lots of shirts usually = a good movie).


Shirt.Woot have a delightful 8-bit Ghostbusters design.


Strangely, RIPT also have a Ghostbusters shirt, though with a Muppets twist.


Glow in the dark shirt from The Yetee.


Nowhere Bad have a Portal inspired shirt.


OtherTees have a nice Sherlock design. Did anyone see the last episode of the current run last night? That show is so damn good.


24Tee are selling a familiar stormtrooper design.


TeeRaiders have a Firefly design that I didn’t need to Google to work out what it was.


Quite a pretty Twitter design from Stupidhurts.us.


GraphicLab have a Portal shirt on sale all this week.


Tee Mashups is closing, which is unfortunate, though at least they are being up front about things and are sending refunds to people that will not receive their shirts.


Star Wars comes to Shirt Punch today.


Not my kind of tee at DBH today, but interesting nevertheless.


Hey look, Tilteed are selling Greg Abbott’s lovely fox design again.


Glennz has turned five of his designs into iPhone wallpapers (may also work with other smartphones, I’m not sure).


Tony over at Wrongwroks has released a parka jacket in five different colours.


Perception Apparel have put three of their tees on sale for $10.


Halfcut Clothing have released a shirt to celebrate their involvement with the Blind Tiger Collective. Use coupon code hcc10 to get 10% off your order in their store.


The official press release for the Boston Tee Party has been released, it doesn’t cover much new ground but it’s nice to have it all be ‘official’.


Big Cartel let us know about some of their milestones in 2012, such as collective store sales of over $100,000,000 from their almost 200,000 stores.


Mighty Fine are running a competition with Marvel to find an amazing Avengers t-shirt design with the winner receiving up to $2,500.





Johnny Cupcakes has a couple of new tees, and a couple of new hats in his stores.


Here’s Rihanna wearing a Celine t-shirt that probably cost more than my whole outfit.

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Daily T-shirt Roundup for January 9th

by Andy on January 9, 2012

sloth goonies t-shirt

I’m not too excited by the Sloth & Crossbones Goonies shirt at TeeFury today, you?


Very cute illustration style on this Shirt.Woot tee, maybe this shirt will perk you up to stick with your New Year’s resolutions?


Not the kind of Star Wars t-shirt that I’d wear, but a pretty cool concept from RIPT nonetheless.


Can anyone explain to me why The Yetee are describing this felines as pizzacats?


Very cool Fantastic Mr. Fox inspired t-shirt at Shirt Punch today.


GraphicLab have a shirt that is a little lost on me, it’s a mashup of The Impossible Man from the Marvel universe and Magnitude from Community.


Star Trek inspired visual pun from TeeMinus24 today.


I’m fairly sure that this TeeRaiders design is the first Warehouse 13 shirt that I’ve seen.


Stupidhurts.us give this well worn phrase another run out.


OtherTees have a Doctor Who shirt that I’m sure I’ve seen before.


Qwertee make a connection between Portal and zombies.


We don’t have Fresca over here in the UK, so this 24tee shirt is wasted on me.


Cool new shirt at DBH today.



There’s a couple of new shirts up on pre-order at Goodjoe.


Loviu reiterate their ‘barbie is a slut’ stance.


Tilteed have their boomerang-based design up again.


Catch of the Day Tee have nothing for us, again.


Tee Gazette has an update on the Boston Tee Party event being held in the summer.


I saw this t-shirt on Flickr months ago and it’s taken me until now to remember to post it.

Co-Tee TV Episode 88: Moustardche, Javaboi Industries, and Hot Dogs from Coty Gonzales on Vimeo.

Coty has a new episode of Co-Tee TV up, featuring Moustardache, Javaboi Industries, and Hot Dogs.


The selection process may have been unscientific, but it’s nice to see HYA at the top (the position may or may not mean anything) of this list of the “21 Most Important t-shirt blogs of 2011.”


Tee Hunter take a look at the A Bathing Ape x Star Wars collection.


Fuel Your Creativity have an article about starting a clothing line with no money. It does make it all seems a little easy in my eyes, but there are worse stepping off points.


Here’s another t-shirt from PalmerCash I bookmarked ages ago but never got around to posting about.


2sickbastards have got up to 50% off their art prints until January 13th.


Snapback hats are now in store at Glamour Kills.


Did you know that howies was part of Timberland? I say was because as of the start of this year they bought themselves out and are now an independent business again.


Terratag‘s up to 50% off sale has hit it’s final week, ends on Friday.

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Daily News & Tee Roundup for November 21st

by Andy on November 21, 2011

warwick davis t-shirt

I’ve had a change of tack today and I’m putting Shirt Punch at the top of the roundup because today their designer is not by a normal t-shirt artist, it’s by sophisticated dwarf about town Warwick Davis of Star Wars (and currently ‘Life’s too Short’) fame. I know that his new show has gotten a lot of negative press for exploiting short people, but I don’t think he’d be in the show if he didn’t think it was right for him. Nice to see Philip Schofield in the sideart section!


I watched the first episode of The Walking Dead (season 2) at the weekend so I think this TeeFury shirt is pretty dang cool.


Qwertee, or at least someone, has sold this ‘Joy of Death’ shirt before, I’m sure of it.


Very sweet design by BootsBoots at Tilteed today, and whilst it isn’t new to the site, it is new to me.


Nowhere Bad are referencing Iocane Powder from the Princess Bride again.


Seems like this camera t-shirts from Stupidhurts.us provides yet another lovely opportunity to mention my new camera accessories site, Rigu.


Rare that you see Shakespeare quoted on a t-shirt, but Shirt.Woot have pulled it off.


It’s also rare to see RIPT re-using designs, but that is the case with this Tardis/Union Jack t-shirt.


The Yetee give some love to a pair of Ninja Turtles characters that don’t often get a look in when it comes to t-shirts.


I’ve never seen the Slap Bet episode of How I Met Your Mother, but it’s cool the way that they bring it in during later episodes, I like the way that HIMYM has a lot more callbacks than most shows. TeeMinus24.


Random shirts on sale at OtherTees for the next 4 days.


I don’t really understand what this Crane Jackson thing is all about at 24tee today. I’ve found a strange Facebook page that might be a real theatre, and that Crane Jackson was a real person, but I still don’t quite get it. The mystery is quite fun though.


Today at TeeRaiders they’re celebrating a show called Once Upon a Time that’s only been on the air for a month on ABC in the US, I can’t decide if that’s brilliant or terrible.


GraphicLab have a shirt this week that combines Nintendo’s famous Power Glove with Thanos from the Marvel universe.


Really cool design from Loviu today.


2nd design has been made available from Tshirt Contest, this one is all about how delicious meat is.


Not really my kind of shirt at DBH today.


Someone on Instructables has made a fun looking shirt with LEDs in it.



Wrongwroks will be releasing this hoodie today, I really like the contrast detail on the zip and hood.


Springleap have teamed up with Marmite for a design competition.


PLNDR have more ridiculous prices in their bargain bin today.


Get $25 off with the coupon code 25X8TN at 80s Purple when you spend $80 or more (and there’s free shipping if you spend $99 or more).


Sturban Clothing have started selling Quilted Jackets by SeventySeven.


This guy called Jack got in touch to let me know about his site, and whilst the tees aren’t really my style, I thought you guys might like his stuff, and he seems very likeable in spite of the odd choice of creating a website that is 300 pixels wide.


Chris Kawagiwa, who recently had a few designs printed over at Might Fine, sent me an e-mail that pointed me towards a concept & process video for one of his steampink Star Wars designs. It’s really cool to watch it come together from pen & paper to the finished tee.




RadCakes have released three new shirts that I don’t particularly care for, perhaps you do.

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Daily Tee Roundup September 21st

by Andy on September 21, 2011

nintendo miyamoto t-shirt

I like the idea behind TeeFury‘s offering today, but the artwork isn’t quite there for me. I suppose that’s a harsh critique because they are recreating a TV show logo, but there just seems to be something missing for me.


I get the feeling that this “Stark Industries” t-shirt will look a lot better on a t-shirt rather than in mockup form, as the way that the design has been distressed doesn’t work particularly well in mockup form, but otherwise a solid shirt at RIPT today.


Don’t bother, I’ve already tried, there isn’t really a QR code on this tee from Shirt.Woot, which renders it fairly pointless for me since I think that QR codes are ugly. If you’re in need of blank shirts, or just don’t like designs, in which case I can’t imagine why you’re on this site, the main deal on Woot today is 5 t-shirts of random colour for $7.99 ($12.99 including shipping).


Every time I see Pope Benedict he looks sinister. Pope John Paul II seemed like a good guy, which I feel is pretty much the minimum to be Pope, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard a story about Benedict where I’ve stopped and thought “huh, he seems alright.” £8 today at Qwertee.


Ahhh, TeeMinus24, I may not like your shirt today, but I love the poem you’ve used to describe it:

Sir mix-a-lot like big butts
and he cannot lie
you facebook users can’t deny
when a friend sends you a very funny link
and you want others to know what you think
you click like

OUTSTANDING


I forgot to include Loviu yesterday, whoops! You guys should be on my ass when I make mistakes like that, force me to be a better blogger.

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Travis, who designs and prints movie t-shirt at Found Item Clothing asked me if he could help contribute to the blog by writing a list, and of course I said yes, he’s written loads of great shirt lists (and other posts) over at It Goes to 11 and knows a lot about tees. This list was meant to be 10 items but Travis couldn’t stop himself and ended up with a great list of 26 Captain America t-shirts, now that’s the HYA spirit!

Marvel continues to churn out live-action film adaptions for its A-list characters. Thor debuted (to mixed reviews) in May, followed later in the same month by X-Men: First Class, which effectively rebooted the mutant franchise with a Cold War-flavored prequel that explored the Magneto and Professor X backstory (and subsequent schism).

Both, however, are likely to be overshadowed by Captain America: The First Avenger, which opens later this month (July 22nd, to be exact) and will provide the last bridge in the run up to next summer’s looming behemoth, The Avengers. (That film will pull together the team’s core members — the Hulk, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Thor, Nick Fury, and Captain America (natch) — for what promises to be an epic exercise in comic book filmmaking.)

To mark Cap’s big screen arrival, then, we’ve compiled a list of 25 26 topical tees that reference the character in some manner. As with all of our t-shirt compilations, we’ve tried to strike a balance; featured below are new designs, vintage cuts, licensed products, bootlegged spoofs, eBay deadstock, and the like.

These tees, mind you, are ranked in no particular order. Price and link included after the image…

1. The 8-bit meme shows no sign of abating. Pictured here, along with Cap, are three foundational members of The Avengers roster: Thor, Iron Man, Hulk.

Available for $25 at Mighty Fine, an L.A.-based imprint that pairs impeccable production values with clever graphics pulled from film, television, and comicdom.

2. Our second design parodies the Angry Birds phenomenon.

$24.94 at Buy this t-shirt at RedBubble.

3. Avengers assembled, with their leader at the fore. The composition of the team — Captain Marvel, anyone? — suggests that the art was purloined from a mid-’80s issue of the comic, but the tee itself was printed by Junk Food Clothing in a distressed fashion to lend it that vintage quality.

$30 at Buy this t-shirt at 80sTees.

4. An example of the increasingly popular costume print trend, only applied in this instance to a sweatshirt (hide those arms, yo…).

Note the detailing on the hood, which reproduces the eye holes from Cap’s mask and his so-called Eagle ears (but strangely eschews the “A”).

$60 at 80stees.

5. The quote can be attributed to Dwight E. Eisenhower, the celebrated military leader and 34th President of the United States, but the tee’s origins are otherwise murky (a story arc, perhaps?). Anyone with insights on this should chime in below…

Sourced via an image search on Flickr.

6. Dirty Harry’s signature catchphrase, repurposed here in tribute (we think) to Cap’s teenage sidekick, Bucky.

$23.94 at Redbubble.

7. Given that Captain America’s powers were acquired by way of a “super soldier serum,” one thinks this next design smacks of personal hypocrisy. Included here for the throwback art (dig that boombox there on the right) and the wink-wink, nudge-nudge copy on the product page.

$25 at Mighty Fine.

8. On a related note, our next design is a timely reminder that there’s more than one “America.” Hegemony is such a fickle muse…

$20 from the culture jammers at Buy this t-shirt at Headline Shirts.

9. Here’s Cap as the pitchman for Marvel Con 1976, which seems only apropos given the year’s historical significance (t’was America’s bicentennial anniversary). We’d like to think that this was probably a genuine design from back in the day, and reprinted of late to ca$h in on its retro properties.

$27.99 at Superhero Stuff.

10. A bit of self-awareness here, with original art from Kerry Gammill, Thomas Florimonte Jr., and Martin Thomas, noted Marvel contributors all.

Found at Flickr.

11. No list of Captain America tees would be complete without one featuring his arch foil, the Red Skull.

$21.99 at Superhero Stuff.

12. Shrink-wrapped deadstock — a ringer, no less — from 1975…

Listed on eBay and likely sold before this goes to post.

13. Cap’s (fictional) microbrewery reworks the Fosters logo to clever effect (and calls into question his message from shirt #7).

$24.94 at Redbubble.

Cap tip (pun totally intended, booyah): Shirtoid, a growing archive of tees inspired by geek and sci-fi culture.

14. A new design from Mighty Fine (one of several in fact), conceived in homage to the iconic work of the celebrated graphic stylist, Saul Bass.

$25 at Mighty Fine.

15. The iconic Arm & Hammer trademark gets reworked here as a Cap & Thor mash-up.

$24.94 at Redbubble.

16. But where, pretell, are the red boots?

$25 at Mighty Fine.

17. A montage of spandexed superstars, in this case quite literally.

$24.94 at Redbubble.

18. These colors don’t run.

$25 on eBay.

19. A well-executed spoof that acknowledges the United States’ neighbors to the north.

$20 at Buy this t-shirt at Busted Tees.

20. A throwback sketch of our hero, complete with stoic countenance.

$15.95 at Superhero Stuff.

21. Cap’s shield, fractured. Embedded within are pulpy images borrowed from the comic strip.

$25 at Mighty Fine.

22. An artifact from the ’70s, complete with notebook paper. The artwork is thought to be that of Jack Kirby, one of Marvel’s most famed illustrators, writers and editors from the era.

Currently $8.99 on eBay.

23. Nerd alert: this next shirt is an out of print design from a 2007 promotion exclusive to comic book retailers.

Currently $10 on eBay.

24. Distributed at the 2010 Comic Con to build awareness for the film’s panel, this Camp Lehigh tee is also out of print swag with a clever twist.

We can’t decode the reference with total certainity, but Camp Lehigh, according to comic book lore, was the setting for Cap’s first encounter with his sidekick, Bucky. We also believe that its on-screen counterpart houses the experimental research program that turns Steve Rogers (Captain America’s civilian identity) into his titular, alter-ego.

The detailing, along with the olive drab tone, is clearly designed to convey an Army-issued authenticity (and it does so rather effectively).

Back detail:

Currently $24.83 on eBay.

25. This last design, the punningly titled “Fighting Crime Doesn’t Pay,” imagines what might happen if our superheroes lost their livelihoods.

$20 at Buy this t-shirt at Threadless.

26. Lastly, the original cover art from the inaugural issue of Secret Wars, Marvel’s massive crossover event, which places the Captain front and center.

$19.50 at Amazon.

Thanks for reading this post and props to Andy for providing us with the forum. List your faves below!

Watch the trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger below!

Thanks again for the post Travis, you’re welcome to post any time!

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