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salt & fat t-shirt

I was drawn to this shirt because of it’s simplicity, it’s just a pleasingly straightforward image that says the two things that you need to make something tasty. I was completely unaware that Salt & Fat is also an excellent food blog that I’ve squandered a few minutes browsing just now when I know I should be focused on blogging not beets.

If you’re after food t-shirts, then it might be worth checking out this list of 200 food t-shirts I wrote a while back.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Buy Olympia (via Rumplo)


Rumplo is back!

by Andy on March 23, 2011

rumplo is back!

When I found out that Rumplo was being sold by the original owners I got a bit excited, firstly because I loved the site when it was running and would be glad to see it back. Secondly, I had hoped that I might be the one that eventually bought it, but apparently running a moderately popular blog doesn’t earn enough to buy a site that was getting more than a million pageviews a month at it’s peak, who’d have guessed!

My evident bitterness aside at not having yet another site that I can let languish in my protofolio, Rumplo is back, and that’s a damn good thing. There haven’t been any major changes made to the site since it’s takeover by a group of Australians, beyond fixing up the database and working out a few bugs. Whilst it’s not necessarily needed, there is a redesign in the works, which is hardly surprising considering that the site looks very similar to when it was launched 3 years ago.

Obviously after such a long period of downtime the range of t-shirts in the database will have suffered a bit. There has been almost a year without tees being submitted, and you have to think that quite a lot of the shirts that were already in the database may no longer be available at the shops that sold them. I think in a few months that will be less of an issue as people start visiting and submitting again, so hopefully it will once again become a great resource for tee hunters.


Print Society: A Better Way to Find Art

by Andy on January 13, 2010

This is off-topic, but it’s good enough to be off-topic that I shouldn’t need to justify it, but I just did, so we’re covered from all angles. Print Society is a site from the team that created Rumplo. Basically, it is to art, what Rumplo is to t-shirts, and I’m fairly sure that can only be a good thing, because it makes it easier for you to find cool art to make your walls less empty, because emptiness causes depression, and that’s (probably not but who knows really) a fact!

It’s been going for a while and there’s quite a few artists on there who I recognise, but also quite a lot that I don’t but whose work I like the look of, which is basically proof that the site works well, so check it out.


Dodecahedron tee by Des Apparel

by Andy on November 17, 2009



This post is twelve words long.

Costiness=$25 Available from Des Apparel [Rumplo]

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Graphic Cirlces T-Shirt by fauxsure at Etsy

by Andy on November 7, 2009



As ever, I think this tee would benefit a bit from increasing the print size so that it filled out the shirt more, but otherwise I really enjoy the simplicity of it.

Costiness=$23 (available in various colours) Available from fauxsure’s Etsy shop [via Rumplo]


Tamagotchi Death by Neighborhoodies

by Andy on November 2, 2009


Good news! This cute graphic is available as a hoodie as well as a t-shirt (and apparently in 1,200 colour combos!). Did anyone in HYAland have a Tamagotchi? I did, I got it on holiday in Lazarote, I thought they were really cool until I had one, at which point I realised they were actually pretty stupid.

Costiness=$19.99 for the tee, $39.99 for the hoodie Available from Neighborhoodies [via Rumplo]


Birthday Surprise by UPSO for Owl Movement

by Andy on September 19, 2009

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Don’t hear so much from the Owl Movement crew nowadays, do we?

Costiness=$20 Available from Owl Movement’s Merchline Store [via Rumplo]


Italy is for Lovers by No Star Clothing

by Andy on August 21, 2009

Italy is for Lovers T-Shirt

Costiness=$24 Available from No Star Clothing [via Rumplo]

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Organ by Altru Apparel

by Andy on August 18, 2009

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Costiness=$32 Available from Altru Apparel [via Rumplo]



Costiness=€29 Available from ArtSchoolVets [via Rumplo]


Fake Knapsack T-shirt by Graniph

by Andy on July 29, 2009

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I’m such a sucker for ‘fake’ tees, not fake as in ‘Kalvin Clein’ or ‘Louis Vitton’ of ‘Hyde Your Arms’, but tees that make you do a double-take and question what you’re seeing for a just a second. This tee does a pretty good job of that, it raises a smile, and if that isn’t a good enough reason for wearing a tee then I don’t know what is.

Costiness=JPY 2,500 (about $23.75) Available from Graniph [via Rumplo]


New Tees from Retro Campaigns

by Andy on July 28, 2009


Rumplo may not like them, but I find the concept of tees based upon old political campaigns really interesting. Maybe I’d like to see the prints a bit bigger on the tees, but since they’re using old campaign designs (I don’t believe they’re original) I can hardly blame Retro Campaigns for sticking to what the tees looked like back in the day.

Retro Campaigns

See the rest of the ‘new’ designs in the gallery



You’d think that because I’m posting this tee (and at the glamourous time of 9:00 on a Monday morning) that I like the shirt. I don’t actually like the design, there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s done well, but I don’t think I’d want to wear it with just a tee on my torso. However, I reckon it would look good under a jacket/zip-up.

Costiness=£20 Buy it here at Drop Dead Clothing [Rumplo Link]



I always really liked the idea of Polaroid cameras, something that I may have mentioned before, the concept of being able to hold something tangible in your hands straight after taking a photo is a bit more exciting than taking a picture and then immediately looking at an LCD screen. Still, given the option of having a digital camera and a Polaroid camera, I know I’d be picking megapixels over printed polaroids every time.

Costiness=€26 Buy it at Tshirt Store [Sweden] [Rumplo Link]

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I can’t quite put my finger on why this t-shirt is awesome, but I am almost 100% certain that it is. In fact, it’s so great that I’m posting it even though it is sold out at the time of writing, knowing that I’m going to disappoint those of you that saw it and instantly knew you needed a t-shirt about an octopus attacking Tokyo in your lives. Sorry.

Costiness=JPY 2,500 (y’know, if you could buy it) Request a reprint at Graniph [Rumplo Link]


Doctor X by Uniqlo [Rumplo Rocks]

by Andy on January 25, 2009


I think that the suspenders are a bit unnecessary in this product picture since they obscure the tee a bit, but it doesn’t stop this tee looking damn cool.

Costiness=$15.50 Buy Doctor X at Uniqlo [Rumplo Link]


Now I Realize by Marthuba [Rumplo Rocks]

by Andy on January 23, 2009


I can’t decide if this one is emo or not, I guess it depends on the way that you take it, for all we know it might have ‘donuts!’ written on the back… though judging by the rest of the Marthuba site, I think it’s a safe bet that they’re on the more philosophical side of things.

Costiness= 59 Swiss Francs ($51, eek, didn’t realise until I ran it through a converter) Buy it at Marthuba [Rumplo Link]



Uniqlo are a massive company, they have stores all over the world, and yet, if you want to buy a t-shirt off their website, you have to send them an e-mail. What? They can create a ridiculously amazing clock, but they can’t make a webstore?

Costiness=$15.50 Buy it (kind of) at Uniqlo Rumplo Link


Rumplo’s Awesome Holiday Gift Guide

by Andy on December 11, 2008

The Rumplo crew have put together a great t-shirt gift guide that has ideas for every kind of person you know. Geeks? 1337. Fashionistas? No faux-pas. Designs for designers? Yes. Your friend that wears a stinking Che Guevara tee underneath a German army shirt? There’s even tees for them to wear during a sit in!


Big E by Katharine Hamnett [Rumplo Rocks]

by Andy on December 8, 2008

It’s true, that really is a big ‘E’, and I like it for reasons that I can’t fathom, but I don’t quite think it’s big enough to justify that £40 price point. Still, if you’re Katharine Hamnett you can charge what you want.

Costiness=£40 Buy ‘Big E’ from Katharine Hamnett [via Rumplo]


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