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Post image for No Love City – Assassins (T-Shirt Release)

To celebrate the impending return of Derrick Rose ‘The Windy City Assassin’ back to the active roster of the Chicago Bulls, No Love City is announcing a new shirt.  The No Love City Assassins shirt is a team logo style design that was created by Jon of Ink Park

The shirt is now available at No Love City’s online store www.nolovecitystore.com

Assassins Promo

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Drink Beer Save Water at Margin London

by Margin London on January 21, 2013

Drink Beer Save Water at Margin London

When you hear the name of this new Korean brand, your first instinct may be to imagine “comical” retro beer graphics with humorous slogans about getting drunk. Nothing could be further from the reality of this expertly tailored range of tees that lift Drink Beer Save Water to another level.

With a large of range of visually adept clothing, Drink Beer Save Water have created wearable conversation starters that demand a double-take with their subtle stylings. Expertly placed pockets, slashes or stitches transform the humble tee or bag into something else (or in one case, transform a tee into a bag).

Expect to see more of Drink Beer Save Water in the UK soon as the Korean brand will be making their UK trade debut at Margin London to meet with buyers and press.

The brand of quirky and cleverly cut pieces is quickly gaining momentum across the world following their appearances at trade events such as Project in New York and Bread & Butter in Berlin, but February marks the first time Drink Beer Save Water will be exhibiting in London.

Drink Beer Save Water at Margin London

Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002.

Men’s and women’s labels such as 1ina100, Lazy Oaf, Supremebeing, Chateau Roux, Eva Evanovitch, Camo, Sugarhill Boutique, Ruby Rocks, Diamond Supply Co, Ashley Marc Hovelle, King Apparel, My Yard, New Love Club, Your Eyes Lie, Seventyseven, Emily & Fin, and Long Clothing, all made their UK trade debuts at Margin, which celebrated 10 years of exhibitions in 2012.

Drink Beer Save Water will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013 which takes place on the 10th & 11th, and you can find Drink Beer Save Water on Facebook here.

Drink Beer Save Water at Margin London

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Vintage Vantage get fresh, kinda modern

by Andy on September 11, 2008


Y’know, you leave a company alone for a few months and the next time you check in they’ve gone and had a facelift, its like when you see a girl you know from high school that has become almost inexplicably hot (not that Vintage Vantage was an uggo to start with). They’ve also got a load of new tees for you to enjoy (only a few of which are in the above gallery), some of which don’t seem all that vintage in their style, although perhaps ‘vintage’ style has pervaded society so completely that their designs are vintage, and I just can’t tell anymore.

Vintage Vantage

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410bc and their Fall 08 lookbook

by Andy on September 10, 2008


I’ve commented in the past about how much I like the photographs that 410bc take of their tees, and their upcoming Fall collection appears to be no different if their latest lookbook is anything to go by. I actually bookmarked this quite a while ago and have only gotten around to posting it now, so this lookbook post isn’t actually a tease at all, almost everything in the lookbook is on sale in the 410bc store right now.

410bc (and see the res of the lookbook here)

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Fall 2008 at PopJunkie looks mighty fine

by Andy on September 5, 2008


PopJunkie are one of those brands that I totally forget about after I’ve written about them, only to be reminded of their excellence when I get their newsletter. Their Fall line is now available and its filled with great concepts that have been executed really well, if I were to describe this line in one word it would be ‘solid,’ because I just can’t fault it.

Oh, and if you want to see what happened when PopJunkie went to the POOL tradeshow, check out this Flickr set.

Pop Junkie

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To me, the character design on Tokyo Massacre is pretty cute, yes, she’s holding a chainsaw, but at the same time, its a pretty cute style. Maybe I’m starting to get a bit dark if I think that anyone wielding a chainsaw can be cute, please shout at me if the blog starts getting too gothy (“dudes, this glow in the glow in the dark tee would go great with my pentagram necklace, ring, and belt buckle!”).

The second design that Akumu Ink released this month looks like someone decided to put a chess board on your chest with a razor blade, and even gothy old Andy thinks that this may well be a little dark, but I do quite like it. The tee is called Shukketsu, any chance a Japanese speaker in the audience could enlighten us?

Oh, and they promise they’ll have hoodies on sale next month, huzzah!

Akumu Ink

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Four new tees to Enclothe yourself with

by Andy on September 3, 2008


Enclothe released four new designs (well, three new and one reworking of a classic) a couple of days ago, one of which, the green one, Digfoot, was created by Sven Pamlowski, known to many as a.mar.illo. All four tees are pretty cool, not following any specific kind of theme or style, which is something I like about Enclothe, they print what they like, not what they think will sell well… although chances are these will sell well anyway!

Enclothe

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It’s winter already? Are you… Ceer!us?

by Andy on August 28, 2008


Wow, I mean really, wow, it takes a special kind of person (me!) to write a post title that bad.

Ceer!us Apparel’s winter line has been made available, and to be completely honest I’m not all that excited by it (although this, this, and this are pretty cool… huh, I guess I do like it!), but I really love the photoshoot that they’ve done to promote the new range.

Ceer!us Apparel

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Akumu Ink Never Say Die

by Andy on July 9, 2008

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Akumu Ink have taken things in a different direction for their latest design, putting a lighter twist on their usual dark designs by employing a cartoony style. I really like the way that the cute design and dark subject matter come together to create some weird kind of balance.

Me, I’d have made the skull in the speech bubble bigger, but you know what I’m like when it comes to oversize printing, so I guess that might not be to everyone’s taste. As ever, this tee is printed by Joey and Dora in Montreal on an American Apparel tee.

Costiness=$21 Tee Link (also available in other colours)

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Earlier this week when I posted those queue pics of crazed JC fans and attached what I thought was the Summer releases…. I was wrong, the latest round of tees are now available though, I promise!Johnny Cupcakes

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I guess that these tees might be a turn off for some of you simply because of the use of a logo, but I kinda like them. They have the look of a band tee, if Monstar were a band of course, and at least they’ve made the effort to try something different with the design of their name in each of the designs, so I think that if it were a crime to put your own name on a tee Monstar wouldn’t even get community service.

Monstar Clothing

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Johnny Cupcakes

No cupcakes, what the hell were they thinking?!I think this is the first time that HYA has ever had someone actually do a bit of reporting that isn’t me. I found out that Huzzah Goods were going to be taking a peak at the line snaking out of 279 Newbury Street, asked if they could snap a few pictures, they said they could, and they did. My God I love the internet.

I’ve always thought that my coverage of Johnny Cupcakes was a bit excessive, I do mention them/him quite a lot, but apparently my interest in JC is nothing compared to the dedication of the people that actually camped outside of the store a couple of days before they were even released. Seriously, they spent two days on a pavement just to buy a t-shirt that was limited to 100 pieces.

Click on through for a load of pictures of the line, and an image that I roughly photoshopped of most of the summer range, which is available right now from JC.com, minus the in-store exclusives, obviously.

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Allmightys are impressing me more and more these days, and its releases like these that are part of the reason behind that. One of the other reasons is that they seem to really be focused on giving their artists a great deal. I’m not saying that other design competitions are doing that, but I actually believe them when they say that:

…every time you order you are also supporting the artist. All allmightys designers recieve commissions from sales and not only that but some tees also include donations to charities! At Allmightys, everybody wins!

Check out this blog post to get all the deets on these latest releases.

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Remember that hoodie with the stripes on that I mentioned towards the end of April? Turns out they weren’t stripes, they were arrows, and now those arrows have found themselves one fresh new colours and styles.

Check them out in the Ucon shop.

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Even more new tees from Wrongwroks

by Andy on June 18, 2008

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Okay, I think this should be the last in what feels like a flurry or Wrongwroks posts for a while now (they can’t have more up their sleeves, can they?). All three tees are currently available in Wrongwroks ‘Stuff‘ section.

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In my previous looks at Akumu Ink I’ve mentioned more than once that they’re pretty dark (in the literal and figurative senses), not that that’s a bad thing, but having designs that are always printed onto a black tee are going to pigeon-hole you a bit. I guess that Summer must have arrived in Montreal (here’s some bad pictures I took when I was there 6 years ago), because they’ve seen the light(er colours) and are now offering some of their designs on Army (olive green) for the guys and raspberry for the girls.In addition to adding two new colours to their palette they’ve also added two new designs to their inventory. Death’s Embrace (shown in raspberry) is a rather Nightmare Before Christmas style design in which a skeleton is shooting itself in the head. The skull on the character is actually handpainted, whilst the rest of the body is screenprinted, and AI sent over some exclusive for HYA (and Kat) that I’ve put at the bottom of the post. The Black Rose (shown in Army), has a really cool print placement that wraps the thorny stem of the rose around the side of the tee.One point that I raised in my sample review was that AI put a pretty large print of their logo on the lower back of each tee, one of the joys of individually screen printing each t-shirt is that if you don’t want that logo being printed there, you don’t have to have it printed there, you just need to let them know and they’ll sort that out for you.

One last bit of AI news, they’re going to be at ‘Northern Ink Xposure‘ at the Toronto Hilton, June 13th-15th. I don’t really know much about tattoos, but if you do, and you’re in Toronto, then I imagine you’d want to swing by this event.

Akumu Ink

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EIO Clothing: Summer is finally here

by Andy on June 9, 2008

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Excess is Ok again, because its starting to feel a lot like summer in the UK, and that means that EIO are comfortable freeing the beast that is their summer range. I’m happy to report that they have gone big with the majority of their designs, and also rectangular, which, as I’ve been telling you for months, is so hot right now. Gee, I really am gracious when I get things right, aren’t I?The price won’t be all that attractive to Americans at around £30 a tee, and I guess that us Brits might find them a bit pricey too since we can still taken advantage of the £:$ exchange rate (even if it has fallen a little recently). Although, even at £30 they aren’t bad value, my sample tee is still going strong after seven months even with such a detailed design, and we just have to accept the fact that things in Britain generally tend to cost more.EIO Clothing

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Le Sucre, the French-named, Germany-based, sugar-loving clothing company, have released a series of new designs that look pretty freakin’ sweet, and rather unusually, some of the girls designs are printed onto tee dresses. They aren’t particularly cheap, but prices do include shipping (although people outside of Europe need to contact them to discuss how much their shipping will be).

Le Sucre

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Hicalorie: Exclusives in their store

by Andy on May 19, 2008

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Hicalorie, whom I’ve professed my love for on HYA in the past, have unleashed their summer 2008 range upon stores across the world, but they wanted to reward their many die hard fans by posting some items that are exclusive to their Big Cartel powered store. It’s not all quite available yet (the skate decks and original art are labelled ‘coming soon’), but there’s plenty there to whet your appetite. The store is British and all listed in pounds, so I’m afraid it might make painful reading for Americans even with the dollar/pound rate swinging a little bit back your way, but if the prices bring a tear to your eye, at least you’ve got some decent eye candy to look at.Hicalorie.com
Hicalorie store

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Damn, that was long title!

I’m currently wading through the quagmire that I call a ‘migraine hangover’, the day after a bad migraine where you feel like you’ve got a hangover but didn’t get to have all the drinking fun, so I’m going to hand the typing duties over to whoever it is that writes AITAs press releases.

The new Spring/Summer 2008 line from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction highlights seven new artists creating original designs. One of these bright artists is Thom Lessner who designed the David Lee Nagel parody tee.

The very talented Mr. Lessner brings bipolar hero worship alive in this tribute to both Patrick Nagel and Diamond Dave in the David Lee Nagel tee. The tee is available for both men and women and includes the 80’s, 90’s and the naughty auties all in one!

Thom Lessner originated from Ohio and is now living and playing in Philadelphia. Thom’s parodied cartoon renditions of pop culture figures have become his signature style and his works have traveled through Philadelphia’s SPECTOR gallery, Los Angeles, New York, and abroad. Currently, Thom is an ardent skateboarder and a rock n’ roll star in the costume-clad band Sweatheart.

To be completely honest, I don’t think that the David Lee Nagel tee is the best of the bunch in terms of the latest releases from AITA, but they seem to be really excited about it so I might be missing something, but I guess its hardly a surprise that my favourite has gold foil on it.

If you’d like to get 20% off this tee (or any in their store), just use the coupon code FF2008 in the checkout from now until May 9th and you will receive that 20% discount. Thanks to Katrina for that coupon code.

Costiness=$34 Link

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