Regular readers already know what I’m going to say, this design made me smile, and I think that it could be popular, but with that mockup instead of a real photo of the t-shirt being worn I am A LOT less likely to want to buy it. Still, it’s a funny enough concept for me to run even though it’s only in mocked up form.
Costiness=£20 Buy it at Ste Machine Designs (check out their Facebook page for free tee prize draws)
Bit of a mixed bag this one if you ask me, there’s a couple in there that I don’t like, but the grand prize winner at the top and that maze design are pretty damn great if you ask me.
Pick them up at WeLoveFine.com
Solid week of new designs from Tshirt Laundry, I’m not sure if I’d wear either of the pop culture designs but I can certainly see their appeal to others.
I usually quite like the pre-order tees from outsmART Originals but this one just isn’t working for me, it doesn’t show the amount of creativity that I’ve come to expect from them. It’s kind of disappointing to see that stereotyped ‘Asian’ font being used for the word ‘sumo’ on this design, especially since that font is meant to look Chinese (right?) and Sumo is a Japanese thing, it just seems a bit lazy. It’ll ship in late April and you can pre-order now in S-5XL for $20.
I’d be lying if I said that this was the best week ever at Tshirt Laundry.
I’ve never really thought of submitting to HYA before – but today Unamee are running my Boba Skates design.
This in itself is not intrinsically exciting – but there are two reasons I’m posting this.
a) Boba Skates was actually my first ever tshirt design – I did him way back in early 2000. Made it as a horrible iron on transfer on a cheap C&A tee and blam! A happy me. It’s exciting (to me) to see the newer version of the design hitting one of the daily sites.
b) I’m running a contest to win a custom made vintage Star Wars looking toy – and I am super chuffed about this
That’s it really.
Andy: I usually wouldn’t post individual daily tee site relelases…. but that competition is pretty neat.
It’s interesting to see Enclothe putting out some Star Wars designs since it’s unusual for them to create products based on a movie compared to their usual subject matter. I think we can say it worked out well though, those are two sweet designs, though I do worry that they’ll be slapped down with a DMCA request as we have seen happen with stormtrooper helmet designs in the past. The shirts are $21 each an available now.
As you’d imagine I don’t really understand why Yoda needed to be transported into the Hunger Games, but at least there’s a fun ‘cut it out’ sign language design that I presume has accurate signing on it. Both tees $14 at Tshirt Laundry this week, and the poster is $9.
This month’s limited edition t-shirt from Tidy Shirts is a hand painted design called ‘Death Vader’. Printed onto grey or white t-shirts, and limited to just 25 prints the design is up for pre-order over at www.tidyshirts.com
Andy: I’m a bit torn over this design, on the one hand the painting style of the artwork is what gives it charm and character, but on the other it would be interesting to see a more conventional style design with clean lines too. Either way, I like it.
Some say that there is a power that flows through the universe, binding the galaxies together and keeping all things in harmony. Others know this to be true, and know that that power is actually a mad man with a box. Doctor Who and Star Wars collide in this 6-color design.
Indeed, the Fez is strong with this one!
You know what, I’ve never seen an episode of the ‘new’ Doctor Who, I keep menaing to check it out, but it just doesn’t really appeal to me, and there always seems to be something else on that I want to watch, but through t-shirts I have learned that the Fez is something of a big deal, even if I don’t turly understand what relevance it has, or if it helps this shirt ‘make sense’. Still, it’s excellent artwork as usual from Ian, even if the concept doesn’t grab me personally I can always respect his level of talent.
Costiness=$20 Buy it from Ian Leino and be sure to check out the rest of his store for more Star Wars and Doctor Who t-shirts
You can probably tell which is my favourite design at laFraise this week because it really is streets ahead.
This is actually quite old news, but that’s no reason to not mention it, because pop-culture design maestro Ian Leino recently launched a brand new (and excellent) store that is really clean and shows off his designs well. I’m impressed, it’s clear that a lot of work has gone into the store and hopefully Ian will see a lot of pay-off from it.
Along with the new store Ian has released a new tee, “Licensed to Shoot First” mashing up Han Solo with the iconic ‘down-the-barrel’ shot seen at the end of Bond films. Well, it was at the end of Skyfall, but for some reason I remember it being at the start of previous films, but I’m no expert so maybe it switches around. Either way, the artwork is really nicely done, this isn’t just some simple mashup tee made to make a quick buck, much like the store design itself there has clearly been a lot of effort into this design.
Looking for a shirt that’s more subtle, with random embroidered shapes across the front, we find the new handcrafted shirt from Tinyrun called the inVADERble. What do these glow in the dark shapes mean? Do you have a bad feeling about this?
Andy: Something tells me that those lines aren’t entirely random…
Hey America, just curious, I’ve seen two turkey based shirts this week, are any of you buying turkey shirts specifically to wear on Thanksgiving?