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Post image for Blast from the past: “Battle!” reprinted at Go Ape

Josh over at Go Ape has re-released one of his first shirts, Battle!, and it makes me smile just as much now as it did back then.

Costiness=$21.99 Buy it at Go Ape

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Hands-On LiHai T-Shirt Review

by Amy_F on September 10, 2012

Amy wearing her NO EVIL tee

I’ve had an abundance of reviews sent to me recently and this one in particular stuck out in the crowd.  Arriving in a sleek long black tube, I was actually confused as to what I possibly ordered for myself that I forgot about.  Lo and behold I wasn’t losing my mind, I hadn’t ordered anything, but it was in fact some t-shirts coming from brand new clothing company LiHai!  They just launched in August and they’ve kicked things off with a bang!

The black tube mailer was definitely a really different approach to mailing t-shirts.  Very sturdy yet simple with a silver logo sticker placed in the center of the tube.  Part of me feels bad throwing it out and wants to find a use for it so it’s kind of still just sitting here at the moment.  Inside wrapped in tissue paper were two t-shirts and some stickers and small square business cards.

The stickers were cool because they had partial images of the t-shirt designs I received along with a few others of logos and other designs in their collection.  These nifty little square business cards were another creative approach to a basic business card.  LiHai really tries to take a distinct path rather than a normal approach to basic business elements and I really enjoy that about them.  I want to hop right into the designs because these were intricate and just amazing to look at!

This first one is titled “Audio Visual”.  It’s printed on a deep grey unisex t-shirt with colors like black, white and red encompassing the design.  This design is beyond amazing to stare at!  The way they made her hair as the chords and plugs and her feet as the speakers.  Her chest area is made up of the turn tables and the different tuning buttons.  The best part which I didn’t even pick up on until I put the shirt on and my mom looked at me in it; the entire red background of the design is actually lettering that says “Audio Visual” repeated over and over in exquisite text that makes you not realize it’s even wording.

 Close-up of “Audio Visual” T-Shirt

The detail throughout the entire design from top to bottom is incredible.  Every part of this design links itself together somehow, someway.  I love the simple use of color and texture through the use of text and shading and lines.  

Close-up of “Audio Visual” T-Shirt

Though it’s a unisex fit, this shirt fits pretty nicely on me.  I received a size Small in this and it’s soft and not too tight or too big as some unisex fits are.  It’s a little larger then the other t-shirt they sent me which is a girl’s cut but all in all it fits nicely and is comfortable!

My dog wanted to get in on the photo too!

Let’s move on to the second t-shirt titled “No Evil”.  I loved the concept of this shirt immediately, “See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil!”  Vibrant, colorful blues take over this design on a black women’s t-shirt.

Another intricate and creative design by LiHai; “No Evil” takes an edgy approach to the Three Wise Monkey’s that embody the proverbial principle to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.  Artistically including a spray paint can, headphones and a microphone, these monkey’s definitely give this tee an edge.

Just like the other t-shirt, “No Evil” includes a ton of detail as you can notice in the close up image above.  The background is a series of different intertwining lines creating a repeating pattern.  The fronts of the monkeys include a faint yet detailed logo design for LiHai.  These tiny delicate details in both shirts really make the designs come together and fall into place.  You can tell they’ve really taken the time on their artwork to complete an entire piece and make something that is not only intriguing to the eye but attractive to wear.

Once again they slipped in some crazy text in the background that says “No Evil” over and over again.  These shirts are like a fun game of I Spy!!  Blue is my favorite color and the contrast between the shades they chose is very appealing for this design.  The detail in their labels doesn’t disappoint either as seen below:

Unlike most independent companies who usually screen-print the label on the inside neckline or do a hem tag, LiHai went ahead and got their own private labels custom made and stitched inside.  Check out the back of the label:

I’m sure you’re wondering, “Why does she think this label is so cool?”, right?  Well as I said, it’s rare to see an independent brand go all out with labels like this and not only did they make sure it was tailored to their brand but they made sure to include their brand name and/or logo on the front and back of the tag.  It’s those small details that matter sometimes!

I really enjoyed being able to review LiHai.  Their artwork was spectacular to examine and their overall packaging and branding is really spot on for having only launched in August.  I can’t wait to see what they come out with in the future and how they begin to grow and expand.  Thanks again LiHai and Daryl C. for the incredible shirts – they’ve become some of my favorites to wear!!

Check out LiHai clothing here

 

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Daily t-shirt releases for April 13th

by Andy on April 13, 2012

star wars t-shirt

Fun Star Wars shirt at TeeFury today.


A quite excellent Turtles shirt at Shirt.Woot.


Here’s a Supernatural shirt that I don’t really care about from RIPT.
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This week at http://tshirtcontest.com we bring you a page from that enchanting movie ‘Fight Club’, ‘Space Monkey’ by by Fanboy30! Yes, my beautiful and unique snowflakes, you too can become a Space Monkeys!

Fanboy30, better known as Matt in real life, is an Englishman now living in Canada. Originally from a sleepy coastal town in Devon called Sidmouth but now resides in a larger but equally sleepy city in Nova Scotia. He tells us that his T-shirt designs feed his unhealthy toy collecting habit which mainly consists of Transformers, Star Wars and Lego. He is also a photography graduate. You can find a wide range of artwork in his portfolio on RedBubble and Society6.

“I am Matt’s geeky intent….I am Matt’s nerd rage… I am Matt’s complete lack of reality”

http://www.redbubble.com/people/fanboy30
http://society6.com/Fanboy30

Feel free to follow his madman ramblings on Facebook and Twitter as well!
http://www.facebook.com/pigboytees
https://twitter.com/#!/Fanboy30

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

This post was submitted by Tod.

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T-shirt News for January 18th

by Andy on January 18, 2012

dexter t-shirt

Any Dexter fans in the house? I’m sure this TeeFury design will be right up your street.


I don’t think that sounds like a good idea AT ALL. Shirt.Woot.


RIPT couldn’t decide on a reference today so they had to just use all of them.


I don’t get it. Nowhere Bad.


Awful lot of skulls today at Shirt Punch.


One for the atheists over at Stupidhurts.us.


I don’t watch Archer, but I’m fairly sure that’s what this TeeMinus24 shirt is referencing.


There’s a new Doctor Who t-shirt at 24tee.


As long as you like all-over prints this shirt at DBH is rather lovely.


Hey look, Tilteed are selling that cool sushi t-shirt again.


Design Juices showcase 50 t-shirts with interesting typography.


T-Post are giving away the T-shirt Stories documentary DVD (which I can’t find anywhere in the UK, and I don’t know if I can order it off French Amazon) to people who subscribe to their tee service.


Green Day are running a t-shirt design contest, except you have to be part of their ‘Idiot Club’ to enter, and that has a $20 annual subscription, so you effectively have to pay to enter this contest… lame.


Miles To Go are running a poster sale until Friday.


Wrongwroks have opened a 2nd store in China, it’s fun to watch Tony’s brand expanding.


HYA isn’t going dark in protest of SOPA/PIPA (mostly because I don’t think anyone would miss it) but a lot of other websites are.


Rigu is still a thing.


Karmaloop have a video about L’il Wayne’s new clothing line (that doesn’t look at all like every other BAPE-esque brand out there), TRUKFIT.


604Republic have upped the prize in their design competition.

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monkey t-shirt

Is it just me of does the ‘M’ in OMUNKY on the shirt look a bit like a rear view of an elephant?

Costiness=$22 Buy it at Omunky

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‘Flying Monkey’ by Repulp at MySoti

by Andy on March 23, 2011

flying monkey t-shirt

No idea what’s going on with this t-shirt, but it’s weird and I like it.

Cosintss=$23.40 Buy it at MySoti

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monkey t-shirt

Whoever dreamt up this concept is a genius, I love the way that there has been almost no attempt to make it look realistic, that just makes the whole thing funnier to me.

Costiness=$28 Buy it at New Standard (coupon code tee5 gets you $5 off your order) [via TeeBanter]

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weVolve monkey t-shirts by Chop Shop

… perhaps their next collage shirt will be 50 people flogging dead horses?

I like this series of shirts, they’re fun, but when they’re down to ‘celebrity monkeys’ it feels a bit like they’re grasping for themes. To be fair to Chop Shop, at least they’re doing it with a touch of class and thought to it, making the monkey shape with the silhouette.

Costiness=$21 Buy it at Chop Shop

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Munky-View by Omunky

by Andy on February 16, 2010

Omunky organic monkey t-shirt

This isn’t the latest tee available from OMUNKY, the organic tee company with a penchant for animal-based designs, but I like this design makes use of a lot of the ‘canvas’, I always find that there’s something nice about tees that have a print running along the lower hem of a shirt.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Omunky

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You probably saw this tee around the blogs a few weeks ago when it was released (and when I actually typed up this post), it was good then and it’s still good now! (presuming it hasn’t sold out yet)

Costiness=$18 Buy Ape-ocalypse at Go Ape

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A Monkey Holding a Camera by Graniph

by Andy on March 2, 2009

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Apparently “you can’t buy it Sunday” doesn’t just happen on a Sunday, since I was looking around the Graniph site, and I can’t see this one on sale.

Obviously I took the pictures back in England, but I do remember the tee having that high-level of quality that I’ve come to expect from Graniph. Also, these pictures aren’t too impressive, I had to take pictures of 10 tees in a mad rush before leaving for the airport, so these haven’t had the usual work that I like to put into the gallery pictures, sorry.

More average photos after the jump

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