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Thread Confessions: Thanks For Reading!

by Carlos J. Morales on August 4, 2013

When I first started collecting t-shirts, I was young trying to understand life as a sophomore in high school. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be involved with or writing for a website like Hide Your Arms. Andy is a true class act and I am honored to be on the roster of such talented writers. There is nothing more exciting than helping indie brands get the spotlight they deserve. As a token of gratitude, I have installed a permanent discount code for Hide Your Arms readers - HYA gets you 25% off any collaboration in the Oven Fresh Dreams store.  For those of you who do not know, I am a barista and baker by trade – Oven Fresh Dreams is my online collective that intertwines my lifestyle with the stories of all the creative people I encounter.

“When I started baking (before I truly knew what I was doing), I was influenced by many creative types. This list includes Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle, Benny Gold, Mike Giant, Freegums, and a handful of other wonderful people. The artistic vision behind these artists and business owners inspire me to take O.F.D to unreachable heights. Keeping that in mind, I want to showcase the talents of the people I encounter in my journey by teaming up and releasing a series of limited collaborations. Now known as The Collaborate & Dream Series – the series focuses on printable mediums; t-shirts, posters, prints, and zines with the hopes of elevating the exposure of the artists I work with. There is nothing more important to me than helping artists tell their stories and share their gift with the world.”


Thank you all for being amazing. I hope to review more brands for Hide Your Arms for months to come and can not wait for you to read!


‘Retro Gals: Mods and Rockers’ is a series of pinup art inspired screen printed posters and t-shirts by artists Anne Benjamin, Babs Tarr, Daniel Krall, and Alex Pearson. Honestly, I’ve never heard of any of those people, but that’s the great thing about running this blog, awesome artists get in touch to let me know what they’re doing and I get to find out about cool stuff and share it with you guys.

Prints are $25 each (or get the whole set of 4 for $80), and tees are $22 at Family Tree Design.


Spring sale and 7 new items from Ugmonk

by Matt on May 28, 2013

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Three new shirts, three new prints, and a brand new tote bag make for 7 new items in the Ugmonk store. And you can save 20% off all of them until June 3rd with discount code “Spring20″. My favorite is definitely the Never Settle t-shirt.

“It’s easy to be average, but only the standouts survive. So no matter what you’re working on, put in the extra effort; take time to refine; Never Settle.”




Post image for Goodie Two Sleeves released 6 ridiculous posters recently

They’re ridiculous, but I do think it would be kind of funny to have one or two of these framed on my wall as if they were fine works of art.

Goodie Two Sleeves


Five new geeky posters at 604Republic

by Andy on November 29, 2012

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Our buddies over at 604Republic have taken some of their popular tee designs and put them on high-quality paper. Each poster is available now for just $14 a piece.


Seventh.Ink Fifth Anniversary Release

by Andy on November 1, 2012

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This isn’t actually a submission, but Matt’s e-mail to me about the release covers all the bases and I think I’m getting a migraine so I think it’s okay to let him do all the work.

Happy Halloween! Just a quick note to let you know that this morning I announced the Fifth Anniversary release, which consists of a new shirt, five prints, a one-of-a-kind Punkin Mini Munny, and some great new accessories as well. I’ve got images of the shirts and prints attached, and everything is now available at

Fifth Anniversary Shirt (blue bear design) – $25
Limited to 100, oversize print on American Apparel. Tagless with water based inks.

Fifth Anniversary 18×24 Screen Printed Poster (red bear design) – $25
Limited to 65, numbered and signed by Matthew Johnson (myself, the artist). Printed on Black paper by French.

Fifth Anniversary 9×12 Screen Printed Poster Set of Four Prints – $25
Limited to 100, numbered and signed by Matthew Johnson (myself, the artist). Printed with dark gray and metallic gold inks on Black paper by French.

Coupon code: “FiveYears” is good for 20% off through Sunday. Does not work on the HC3 Box Set or the Mini Munny.

Really great to see Matt coming along with his brand, he’s got a really coherent design style and sticks to what he likes rather than blindly following trends, which I respect a lot, here’s to the next 5 years!


Charity tees and prints from One Good Atom!

by Andy on October 24, 2012

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One Good Atom got in touch with me recently to say hello and let me know about their new charity t-shirt sites. One Good Atom aims to occasionally produce limited edition runs of t-shirts and art prints from guest artists, and then give all of the profits to a charity of the artist’s choice. All sounds good to me, the world gets some good tees, and charities get money to continue doing their work, I’m pretty sure everyone wins.

This week they have “It’s Own Place” by Alan Kerr (who is actually the site’s founder too) up for pre-order, available in cuts suitable for men and women (£13) or as an art print (£8) with the goods being shipped out on or around November 5th. Alan has chosen the UK depression charity Mind to receive the profits from his artwork. It’s going to be cool to see who else they get, it would be great to see this site really take off.


Three gorgeous new posters from Inkefx

by Andy on September 26, 2012

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In case the new posters in the HYA store don’t float your boat (what the devil is wrong with you? They’re gorgeous!) Inkefx recently released three new prints based on the designs from currents shirts in their range. Here’s the important details:

Inkefx Vinyl Print – 18×24 printed on 100# Wild Cherry French Paper
Inkefx Ornate Print – 18×24 printed on 100# Lemon Drop French Paper
Inkefx Salute Print – 18×24 printed on 100# Olive French Paper

These prints are just $12 each, $12 for a screenprinted poster this lovely is just ridiculous, pick one up before Jake realises he could charge double and people would still be happy. As if they weren’t cheap enough, using the coupon code HIDEYOURARMS will give you 15% off at checkout.


Post image for RIPT add posters, coasters, and iPhone cases to the lineup

Do people buy pop culture mashup coasters? RIPT must be hoping so. I do like that they’re doing posters though since I often feel that some of the artwork on the daily sites is more accustomed to a print that a tee.


Post image for “Skull” & “Reading” prints by Steven Gregg in the HYA store now!

I’ve taken a bit of a departure from the norm and added something to the HYA store which isn’t based on the Hide Your Arms logo. I have a good friend called Steven Gregg who is a wonderful illustrator and I felt the world needed to see more of his work and have a chance to hang it on their walls. What you can see above are the first two prints in what I hope will become a series of prints by Steve to be sold in the HYA store, because the man has talent and there are a lot more designs where these came from.

Reading” and “Skull” are both A3 in size and available for the ridiculously reasonable price of £9.99 each, or you can pick them both up in a two-pack for £14.99.


Post image for Fork Lifts, Babar the Barbarian, and a Game of Thrones poster at Tshirt Laundry this week

Is it just me or is that ‘Fork Lift’ design the kind of thing that you would expect Glennz to come up with? Not a bad week at all at Tshirt Laundry, though I do wonder what kind of person buys the Babar the elephant shirt. Oh, and the Game of Thrones poker poster is also available as a t-shirt, fear not.


Post image for Ron Swanson, Firefly, and Yoshi Sushi at Tshirt Laundry this week

Pretty nice bunch from Tshirt Laundry this week, with my favourite being that well put together Yoshi poster.


1960s love song poster

These are pretty neat from Typography Shop. As you may well have guessed, they’re a couple of posters featuring love stories made up from song titles of the 1960s and 70s, apparently with the 80s coming along soon as well. They’re currently on pre-release for $17.50 each and will be shipping on or near to June 18th.


dance party massacre x boneface

To be completely honest I haven’t heard of Boneface before Alex over at DPM told me about him, but checking out his portfolio now I am very impressed, the man has some serious talent and I really like his style. You can pick up the tee for $27.95, the poster for $24.95, or a combo pack for $39.95 and they’re all available now.

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Matthew Skiff has a store now

by David SEIBEI on May 4, 2012

The world of independent t-shirt companies is deceptively large (I know I had no idea just how many tee companies were out there until I really started looking), but if you’ve followed it for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with Matthew Skiff’s work. With a client list that includes 410 BC, 8-Bit Zombie, Dance Party Massacre, Death Shred, Ruckus, and more, the man is a proven hit maker, which is why it’s great to see that he’s now launched his own webstore.

This is all you really need to know about Skiff's webstore.

(all images ruthlessly stolen from Skiff’s website – sorry dude)

Opening with just three products, Skiff is the first to admit that it’s not much, but it’s a start. That said, the three products are all perfectly executed – the Double Death tee that perfectly encapsulates Skiff’s great balance of childhood nostalgia and sense of the macabre, a rad sticker pack, and this “What If He-Man and Skeletor Were Best Friends” art print, which I probably need to man up and purchase before they all get snatched up:

Eternia Pizza Party!

It’s like the menu at In-N-Out Burger – it’s a short list and not a wide selection by any means, but damn if every piece isn’t perfectly done and reasonably priced.

If you like what you see and you want to encourage the dude to put out more stuff, your best bet is to get on over there and buy something.


nereus clothing

I really like the idea behind this trilogy of shirts from Ontario, Canada based Nereus Clothing, and also that they’ve stuck with the same style for all three illustrations. You can pick up a tee for $20, which is perfectly reasonable for an Ameircan Apparel shirt, and if you’d rather printed posters then you can pick up a set for $25.

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ugmonk mountains t-shirt

When Ugmonk released the simple-yet-brilliant ‘Mountains’ design on a t-shirt last year it went on to become one of their fastest selling items ever, and considering just about everyone loves Ugmonk that probably means something. So it’s no surprise that Jeff has decided to expand the range to include a hoodie, a print, and also to print the t-shirt version on a charcoal grey shirt instead of the previous black. They;re all available in the shop now and you can get 10% off with your order with the coupon code MOUNTAINS.


Spring Release from OMUNKY Looks Good

by Andy on March 2, 2012

omunky spring t-shirts

Rick over at OMUNKY has put together a really nice Spring release featuring three shirts I’d wear and also a few prints to help round out his selection of products. The three new shirts are $18 a pop, which is a little bit less than usual, and that’s because for the first time Rick isn’t printing shirts on 100% organic cotton t-shirts and is instead trying out some ‘regular’ American Apparel blanks. It’s still a high quality blank and I can see why he would want to give customers a bit more choice when it comes to pricing. This doesn’t mean that the organic tees are gone for good, there are still organic tees in the back catalogue and Rick will be printing up organic shirts in the future, it just so happens that these designs aren’t organic. As always 5% of profits are going to WildAid.


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