This is from a Norwegian based clothing brand called Kompis Clothing, inspired by the South Park episode of the same name. I’m actually wearing the shirt right now, in an office where at least 50% of the people are warcrack addicts The shirts are a bit pricey for people shopping from the US, but $5 of each sale does go to charities.
Monthly archives: August 2007
These are a couple of cool designs from a new label called Uber Index based in Canada. Herman who emailed me about them assured me that they are committed to true limited editions, each one is numbered 1-100 and they don’t do reprints. Ooops, forgot to mention that there is a 20% off coupon just type in the code “UBERUBER”.
From Lolcats to Lolrus clearly a great source for t-shirt ideas both Noisbot and Nerdy Shirts are hitting this one fast. In fact just the syntax alone could create a whole line of Slogan T-shirts, just as a subculture risen on the interweb, they could identify with each other in the real world, each trying to out-obscure the other. Just as “more cowbell” connected all those that loved Christopher Walken saying “I’ve got a fever”. In case you think i’m overstating the attributes of the Lolcats read this bit in the Wall Street Journal article which compares the Lolcat practitioners as jazz musicians, and some more serious word from Anil Dash, and Scott Bealle at laughing squid
Where’Z Mah Bukket a classic inspired by:
(yeah, Nerdy Shirts is a sponsor but you know I wouldn’t post about it if it cool, i had already given it shirt of the week)
Oh and Icanhascheezburger.com has an official t-shirt of sorts, sort of a lame t-shirt for such a funny site, but oh well, maybe they’ll figure out they’ve got a goldmine of t-shirt ideas in the captions.
Wow, there are vintage T-Shirts and there are real vintage T-shirts, and Tiny Pony’s extensive collection of 500+ shirts certainly falls in the real category, with rock, pop culture, and sports themed t-shirts from the 70′s and 80′s. From a 1983 Def Leppard Pyromania t-shirt for $59 to Lou Reed Rock and Roll Animal for $189 to a Pink Floyd t-shirt from the 70′s for $199 I could totally go broke here. Apart from Rock and Roll t-shirts they also have some awesome pop culture ones, I particularly like the wordprocessing shirt, the 1982 Atari Pac Man shirt, and the one I lust for more than any I think is the damn Star Wars T-shirt from 1977.
If there are two t-shirts that are icons of the threadless canon they are Flowers in the Attic and The Communist Party. You may not be the only person wearing them at this point but these are no longer shirts you wear to be unique, they are shirts you wear to be part of a very special club. Oh, and they’re on sale for $10 so run, don’t walk
Well it’s been a month or so since we talked about Design By Humans and their plans for T-shirt domination, and today they just announced their first $5000 winner. It’s actually a collaboration of about 20 artists, each one drawing their own robot and then putting it together as one design. The irony that Design by Humans first shirt is a robot shirt is not lost on me, but it’s a cools shirt. It’s also worth noting that the design has got some metalic ink accents, both gold and silver, which is a really nice touch and differentiates the shirt a bit. Glad to see designers take advantage of the fancy printing techniques that DBH offers.
Help Stephanie open up the 24 Hour Church of Elvis by buying one of their fab t-shirts, come in white with black print, or black with glow in the dark print.
Thanks Laughing Squid
I’m going to this tonight T-Shirt exhibit/competition/party tonight, late notice I know but let me know if you’re going! I’ll post pictures and report back after the event.
Friday August 24, 7 pm – late
music by CB Records/DJ centipede
On August 24th local designers and artists get a chance
to show their stuff at Space Gallery’s 3rd annual
Graphic Content – T-Shirt Exhibit reception.
The exhibit, hosted by Space Gallery 1141 Polk Street,
has proved to be a remarkable success three years running.
Last year’s event included over 1000 works of wearable
art. And resulted in thousands of dollars in sales for
“And this year’s exhibit is going to be even bigger,”
says gallery owner Ray Morrone. He expects to
exceed last years attendance of over 1000 people at
the reception alone.
Came across these super cool t’s from Nooworks the other night while I was out for a drink at a bar called the Attic in the Mission district of San Francisco. These are all designs by Jennifer the bar tender who had a bunch of them behind the bar. Basically she has had a bit of an obsession with the Black Forest area in Germany and most of her designs are inspired by that. The quality of these shirts and the screens are excellent, I forgot to ask who her printer was but will update when I find out. Apart from T-shirts she also has Lederhosen (seriously), halters, and hoodies (Andy).
And here’s a closeup of the dead bunny graphic as it didn’t read well on the model photos:
In other news:
- New designs from concrete hermit
- New store – Angryretail.com
- New Barry Bonds “dopeboy” t-shirts from Dopeboyempire.com
- Yes and No Tees from ByeByeTokyo (exactly as it sounds tee green shirt says YES, red tee says NO)
I wrote a bit about Bioshock a while ago when Threadless had a competition to design a t-shirt about it. The results were ok, but I think there is plenty of room for more Bioshock t-shirts. This design is from a fan art page that Superpunch just published.
Bioshock is an incredibly interesting game that’s story is inspired by the philosophical writings of Ayn Rand, in particular the novel “When Atlas Shrugged”. This video review for the game mentions Ayn Rand and dostoevsky’s crime and punishment.
Video games are few and far between with such literary references, but this game really looks like it’s going to take narrative, story telling, and action to the next level. About time considering these games are getting Hollywood style budgets now. If this game can live up to the hype it will certainly spawn a great many more T-shirt designs.
- Wired article on Bioshock
- Some great writing from Leigh Alexander on for her column The Aberrant Gamer: ‘Suffer the Little Children’
My copy is waiting at home for me right now, so I can’t wait to get on there and play.
I really like these designs, their from a small company called Chor Bazaar based in India that does designs celebrating aspects of Indian culture, without the usual stereotypes. The one with the car is called the “AMBASSADOR: 18 cc’s of Indian Cadillac ruling the roads since 1948“. I personally really like to see good design and ideas coming from where we often associate cheap labor and sweatshops. Ironically a lot of Chor Bazaar stuff is printed on American Apparel.