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Atmos x Space Invaders T-shirts

by Andy on September 24, 2008

On Saturday I was down in Manchester for an 80s party (I went as Tron) and one of the things that I wanted for my outfit was glow in the dark gloves, so I headed to a shop that could best be described as a ‘rave emporium’ and whilst they were lacking in gloves, they were not lacking in Space Invaders gear. But just for a change, it was some Space Invaders clothing that even I wouldn’t wear, seeing as it the sales assistant (who had blue hair) was wearing a day-glo yellow tee with a gold plastic space invader stuck to the front. It would have put me off Space Invaders for a long time if I hadn’t found one of the mosaics near the shop.

Thankfully though, my faith in Space Invaders was restored on Monday morning when I saw the Atmos x Space Invaders collaboration on High Snobriety.


Ground Defenses by Glennz

by Andy on August 29, 2008

Glennz: Hey Andy, are there any themes that will pretty much guarantee getting on HYA?
Andy: Well…. ummm… I’m pretty much obsessed with anything to do with Space Invaders even though I haven’t played the game for about 10 years.
Glennz: How very odd, so you just like those funny mosaics?
Andy: Yeah, pretty much…
Glennz: So… if I make a fairly oblique Space Invaders reference then you’ll be down with it?
Andy: Down with it? I’ll probably be so excited by it that I end up writing a really weird post where I pretend we’ve had an IM conversation about t-shirt designs.
Glennz: Wow, that is weird, oh well, I’ve got to go back to my t-shirt design laboratory where I have a team of scientists analysing pop culture references for their hilarity content.
Andy: Cool, xoxo.

Costiness=$19.95 Buy it here

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My love of Space Invaders (mostly in its mosaic street-art form) is hardly a secret, I think its pretty amazing that there is a game out there that’s still popular, despite being older than I am, as Space Invaders is 30 years old, and 55DSL are celebrating this by releasing a t-shirt based upon the enduring arcade-classic.

It’s a very limited edition tee, seeing as it is only going to be on sale at a few retail locations around the world (list available on the 55DSL site), but the tee is being launched at the 55DSL store in New York tonight (April 30th) between 7pm and 9pm. Yup, that is pretty damned limited. I’ve attached the flyer for the event (beer is mentioned, not sure if its free or not!) as a thumbnail so that you can get the details if you’re interested, because I think you might need to RSVP. A game has been commissioned just for this event as well, which I’ve embedded below. Bizarrely, the game is not based on the original game, but does use the official characters.

The tee itself is pretty cool, a kind of ASCII take on the 55DSL logo made up of a typical scene from the game. No word on price, but its probably fair to assume that this won’t be going for $10.




Space Invaders by Kiser @ Karmaloop Kazbah

by Andy on February 1, 2008

Space Invaders tee by Kiser @ the Karmaloop Kazbah
Oh. Hell. Yes. Space Invaders baby!

I really can’t stop posting about Space Invaders, can I? I like that they’ve stayed really true to the original game and just put a minimal little twist onto it by strategically placing their logo within the game action. The colour palette works great, too, with the bold, bright colours really popping off the darkness of the background.

Costiness=$24 Link


Space Invaders @ Palmer Cash

by Andy on January 17, 2008

Mens space invaders tshirt at palmercash
My love of Space Invaders knows no bounds. Not necessarily the video game, I probably haven’t played that for the best part of a decade, I’m talking about the real-world treasure hunt of Space Invader mosaics really does capture my imagination in a way that I simply cannot describe adequately. I actually spotted the newly-released Invasion UK book a few days ago, and even though it was $90 (a fair amount above the €45 rrp) I seriously thought about laying down the cash so that I could hunt out those elusive mosaics on my semi-regular trips to Newcastle (went there yesterday, no sightings).

I like the hint of melancholy in PalmerCash‘s description of this tee:

One of my favorite games when I was a kid. Although, the older kids would just let me watch them play. I really never got to actually play it. But it looked fun.

Poor guy/gal, didn’t know what they were missin’!

Costiness=$23.97 Link (apparently you can get 10% off your order with the coupon code us46)


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