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Umbrella by Support Shirts [Rumplo Rocks]

by Andy on October 6, 2008

The pic doesn’t make it particularly obvious, but there are lots of little blue drops of rain printed over the body of the tee, which is fairly clever. I really like the style in which the umbrella-toting woman is drawn, it reminds me of Kozyndan for some reason despite not using a similar style, maybe its because of the colour palette.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Support Shirts [Rumplo link]


Stay Classy by Urban Outfitters [Rumplo Rocks]

by Andy on September 30, 2008

I’ve got no idea who these two guys are, but I guess I’m a bit of a sucker for photo tees.

Costiness=$28 Buy it at Urban Outfitters [Rumplo Link]


As we’ve established in the past, I am not cool, so its totally fine that I’ve never heard of Belgian indie pop band Girls in Hawaii, and whilst I still haven’t checked on their music, I do like what they’ve helped to do to this t-shirt.

Costiness=€24 Buy it link/Rumplo Link

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Let me start this post by apologising, because this tee sold out over a month ago, but I didn’t find out about it until a couple of days ago, so there wasn’t really a lot that I could do.

When the FBI release files under the Freedom of Information Act they often blank out certain pieces of information that it has been decided need to be kept secret, usually the most exciting parts, which can often result in files that look like the one in the t-shirt about the FBI file of Pablo Picasso (whose birth name was… “Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso”). I really like the like the idea of an administrative file about an artist becoming art itself.

Costiness=$? Tee Link [Rumplo Link]



T-shirts having prints that make them look like other pieces of clothing are hardly knew, ever since someone wanted to remain casual in a t-shirt whilst retaining the class of appearing to wear a tuxedo (from a very long distance) the fake clothes trend has had a niche in the tee industry. If you want to buy either of the tees in this photo, follow this link, if you wanna see more fake clothes, check out the fakeclothes tag on Rumplo.Photo credit: When t-shirts wear illusions by


Some bloggy goings on

by Andy on June 26, 2008


[Picture unrelated to anything, I just think that Ames Rooms are cool]
  • T-shirt Island has changed its name to Cottonable, which doesn’t really change anything in terms of the blog, but it is a pretty cool name.
  • Shirtlog, who had their first birthday recently (huzzah!), held an interview with Filip from Allmightys recently, check it out here.
  • Subtraction, which is a very nicely designed blog, has posted a great description of Rumplo, in case you don’t know what it is yet.
  • Atticus (the brand founded by Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge of Blink 182, though Hoppus doesn’t have anything to do with it now) and Ebtm (a British clothing site) have launched a fashion blog that I imagine British emo and scene kids might like.
  • Continuing the music theme, Ian Watkins, who is the singer/frontman of the Lostprophets, a band who are big in the UK (I’ve seen ‘em twice), has moved on from designing the bands album covers and merch, and released his own line of t-shirts with the brand name of Made In Hell, which are actually pretty good, and to prove that he’s keeping it indie and not selling out to ‘the man’ the store is powered by Big Cartel. If you’re wondering how I’m shoehorning this piece of news into a post about blogs… ummm… here’s an interview he did with Punktastic.
  • You The Designer wrote up a great tutorial last year (and I just re-found it in my bookmarks) that they’ve called “The Ultimate Guide to Designing Your Own Custom T-Shirts“, that’s a pretty lofty claim, but it is a pretty good guide to be fair to them.

    Pipe Dreams by Ambiguous [Rumplo Rocks]

    by Andy on June 13, 2008


    Photo prints can often come out distinctly ‘meh’, but I guess that its a lot easier to get them right when you do them in black and white, and this one has definitely been done right.

    Costiness=$28 Tee Link (possibly sold out there, but it is available for the rather higher price of £23.50 at Urban Industry) Rumplo Link


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    Great use of negative printing and a minimal colour template. A really cool print running along the back lower edge too. And look, a giraffe!

    Costiness=$28 Tee Link Rumplo Link

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    April Showers by 12 Grain [Rumplo Rocks]

    by Andy on June 10, 2008


    I’m thinking of starting a regular feature in which I post a tee that I found on Rumplo. They won’t have much text, because that’s what I like about rumplo, all tees, barely any chatter. Of course, the first tee I picked for the ‘Rumplo Rocks’ segment did have to be sold out didn’t it, so I’ve hunted around and found it available in most sizes at a few stores.Size Small (and 1 XXL) at Digital Gravel for $25Size Medium at Sneakers n Stuff for €37.53

    Sizes Small & Medium at Become Fitted for $26


    Rumplo: 30 Typographic tees

    by Andy on May 28, 2008

    This is just 4, imagine what 30 of them will look like!

    I’ve been getting more and more into type/text tees at the moment, so the Rumplo team must have been reading my mind when they put together a blog post (that also went out in their newsletter) of 30 incredible type tees.

    See the rest of them… here.


    20 High Quality costume tees from Rumplo

    by Andy on April 4, 2008


    The Rumplo crew have put together a blog post that has twenty high quality costume tees. I’m usually not a fan of costume tees since they’re a bit too novelty for my tastes, but some of these are actually pretty cool, especially since most aren’t really for costumes, more like visual tricks (like the one in the pic).

    Rumplo Costume tee blog post

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    Rumplo: Am I doomed?

    by Andy on February 20, 2008

    I’m scared, and its all because of Rumplo!

    Well, not too scared, you guys come here for the commentary as well as the clothing finds, right?

    Rumplo is a website that I think can be best described as what would happen if notcot got married to Emptees, had a kid, and gave it a web startup friendly name. Basically, people submit tees, people fave tees, people comment on tees, and it all looks very pretty. There’s only two pages of shirts so far but I think that the quality level has been set already, and hopefully it won’t be overrun by t-entrepreneur’s spamming submitting with their own designs.



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