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hard words break no bones

“Hard words break no bones” but they may cause a large and on-going bill with a psychiatrist!

Costiness=€22 Buy it at A Better Tomorrow White / Black


Daily Shirt Roundup October 19th

by Andy on October 19, 2011

doctor who portal t-shirt at teefury

‘Portal Who’ gotta love it when two popular geeky things collide on a t-shirt design. $10 today at TeeFury.

Definitely one of the better Shroedinger’s Cat t-shirts I’ve seen, well done Qwertee.

‘White Stripes’ is not a new design at Tilteed, but it’s good and it’s only $10 today, so that’s pretty cool.

Nice try, Shirt.Woot, but I’m still not going to wear Comic Sans.

Cool shirt from RIPT today, one for the Nintendo fans out there.

Vegetarian zombies, whatever next? TeeMinus24

‘Murder of Crows’ is on insaneetee at Uneetee, $14.99 instead of $24.99 today.

I didn’t understand this shirt originally (I think it must be an American phrase), but the back story is actually fairly interesting (it comes from slaves only working when their masters were around), check it out at 24tee.

I can’t decide if I’ve seen this Loviu shirt before, or if they’ve used the artist before and he has a consistent style, either way, nice shirt.


perception apparel

Both nice shirts from the Perception crew, they haven’t got a massive amount of designs in their store but they are all good quality, and it’s cool to see how the brand is evolving and gaining more of a look that it can claim to be it’s own (compare their first three releases with the last three).


slime is the new black t-shirt

I like it!

€22 early bird price (€26 or €28 next week I think) at A Better Tomorrow


work in progress typography t-shirt

Found out about these guys when they followed me on Twitter and I like what they’ve got going on, some cool tees of which I think this is the pick of the bunch. I presume it is on a white t-shirt and that the colour balance is a bit off on the photo (unless that’s just my monitor, anyone?).

Costiness=£20 Buy it at 8teesix

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the social dept. on sale

I’m sure I’ve heard of The Social Dept. before, but I can’t remember writing about them, oh well, let’s fix that. They’re a company that make t-shirts for ‘design nerds’ and sell them for $25 a pop. On their own site they cover foodies, regional themes, and sports teams, but in their sale their offerings are purely typography based with a sizable handful of font related tees on sale for $18, which is decent saving over the usual price.


random objects

Very cool release from Random Objects, I like the idea of releasing a pair of shirts that work together but are also strong as a standalone shirt. The crew-neck is a nice addition to their catalogue too, nice to see them straying away from shirts for a change. Tees are $23 each and the crew-neck will leave a $43 hole in your wallet.


typography t-shirt

The phrase “I’m the kid your parents warned you about” is usually put on cheap tees with poor design that I would make me cringe if I saw someone wearing them. However, A Better Tomorrow being A Better Tomorrow, they’ve taken that and spun it on it’s head to create this interesting typography t-shirt.

Costiness=€22 (early bird price) Buy it at A Better Tomorrow


i like classic horror movies t-shirt

Now this is the kind of horror shirt that even I like, good work as usual from A Better Tomorrow (who will hopefully be launching a very nice looking new site soon).

Costiness=€23 (early bird price) Buy it at A Better Tomorrow


sink or swim t-shirt

Why that’s just delightful.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Anchor Brand Clothing (that feels like there’s one word too many there, right?)


keep calm and carry on t-shirt

Trust A Better Tomorrow to bring out a refreshing take on what is one of the most over-done t-shirts of the past couple of years.

Costiness=€22 (early bird price) Buy it at A Better Tomorrow


ambigram t-shirt

I thought I’d better make sure that ‘ambigram’ was the right word for this kind of shirt (where if you flip over the word it still reads the same), and it was, but on the Wikipedia page it listed a few other names for them that I thought were pretty cool.

vertical palindromes (1965)
designatures (1979)
inversions (1980)
FlipScript (2008)

FlipScript? I’m sure they thought it was cool when they came up with it.

$10 today at Shirt.Woot


laugh every day t-shirt

How nice is this? I think I’d smile every time I put it on.

Costiness=€25 Buy it at decate


Craig & Karl t-shirts 60% off at

by Andy on August 27, 2011

craig & karl on

I signed up to (one of those ‘invite only’ daily deal sites that aren’t really invite only but if you sign up through my link I get some store credit) a few weeks back after seeing they have t-shirt deals every so often and that they also have really cool design-related items, even though they don’t ship outside of the UK yet. Yesterday I got one of their mail-outs and in it there were ‘Craig & Karl’ t-shirts, now I’ve never heard of Craig and Karl, but I recognised quite a few of their shirts, their shirts which are usually pretty expensive (around $40), so to be able to pick them up for $16 a pop seems like a smashing idea. Sale is on for another day and a half or so.


frank & jan – 2011 from frank & jan on Vimeo.

As is the fashion, Frank & Jan got some attractive people to wear their new shirts and just hang out whilst being filmed, cut it together with some nice music and called it a lookbook video. This latest release include some really great slogan/typography t-shirts, definitely worth checking out.


A couple of new tees from Camiseteria

by Andy on August 16, 2011

snoopy t-shirt

I see that shirt at the top of this post and I can’t help but think “isn’t that copyright infringement?” That’s strange because I post things every day that are on shaky ground as far as intellectual property goes, yet that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this Snoopy based design from Camiseteria. I can definitely get on board with the other shirt they recently released, even if it’s not in my native language. Google tells me that the text translates to “you are like a maze” and obviously with that knowledge the shirt started to make a lot more sense to me.


one hundred charity water t-shirt

One Hundred are company that launched recently who are trying to help give people access to clean water. I live in one of the wettest places in England and we have our own water supply, it’s raining outside right now, so it’s quite hard for me to imagine a situation in which I wouldn’t have an abundance of water, but for a lot of people (approximately 1 in 7 people) that is a situation they face every day, either not having an easily accessible source of water, or any water that can get to is dirty and causes illness or disease.

One Hundred are giving 100% of their profits ($6 average per purchase) to Charity Water, with the initial aim of raising $5000 for charity. So far they’ve raised $285, which isn’t an insignificant amount, but they still clearly have a long way to go. Their shirts don’t play on their charity aspect, which is a tactic I certainly approve of, by all means help a charity by buying a shirt, but advertising how charitable you are on your chest is a bit classless, so thanks for keeping it classy One Hundred.

Costiness=$22 Buy it at One Hundred

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cat t-shirt

The name of this tee could only have been thought up by someone that is French.

Costiness€25 Buy it at DK8


all style no substance t-shirt

Is it just me or is it actually quite ballsy for a company to come out with a t-shirt like this? Especially when Arquebus’ design style differs greatly from one shirt to another. Still, it’s cool, their other shirts are cool, so I guess everything’s… what’s the word?

Costiness=$30 Buy it at Arquebus Clothing


borderline greatness t-shirt by chronicles clothing

Nice bit of type work on this shirt. Chronicles Clothing are a pretty new UK brand that have got a few really cool shirts in their store, almost all of which are in the classic black on white colorway.

Costiness=£12 Buy it at Chronicles Clothing


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