The secret word is a 4 letter word that is related to both of t-shirts and a Mexican holiday.
Monthly archives: March 2008
Well I went out on friday for a happy hour co-hosted by hosting company (and awesome SF, art, culture and all round coolness blog) Laughing Squid (aka Scott Beale) and Robo Games organizer David Calkins. Scott (pictured below, sorry for the crappy picture) was sporting this awesome Darth Vader T-shirt and I discovered that it’s actually based on the Drupal logo and was just some schwag that the Raincity Studios team (a drupal based developer/community builder) put together for SXSW. I wish they would sell the damn thing, it’s awesome.
Some other really interesting bloggers at this event were Simone who authors SuicideBots about, you guessed it Robots; Ariel who writes ShakeWellBeforeUse on sex, advertising, and tech; Violet Blue who has a media empire built around sex, erotica and education; and video blogger and producer extaordinare of Geekentertainment.tv Eddie Codel.
Event Dates: Friday-Sunday, June 12-15, 2008
Time: Fri: Noon-7 pm (seven hours of fun!!! )
Sat: Noon-10 pm (ten hours of fun!!! )
Sun: Noon-7 pm (seven hours of fun!!! )
Where: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, California
Kind of monster truck racing for nerds You can buy tickets here, a nice touch is that active duty servicemen and their dependents get in free.
There is a secret word but you have to guess this time
Patagonia started a line of print t-shirts a while ago that focused on natural materials and artists that they at Patagonia admire like Nikki McClure who designed the t-shirt above. Well they are having a T-Shirt exhibition tomorrow in Santa Monica which looks interesting so if you’re in the area drop in. It’s a bit far for me but i’d love to hear from anyone that goes, although it’s pretty short notice.
Patagonia T-Shirt Exhibit
Opening reception: 29 March 2008, 8-10pm
2936 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405 map
tel. +1 310 314 1776
You should also check out their Footprint Chronicle which is an interactive tool to show the impact of where materials are sourced and manufactured and takes you through the process that often spans the world.
Quiet Hero clothing hails out of La Jolla, CA and has some very cool and very provocative designs. Their prints are on vintage tees as well as an interesting 70% bamboo 30% cotton blend, and if you have never felt bamboo cloth you are in for a very pleasant surprise, this stuff very soft and hangs in a way that looks great. I’ve not seen their shirts specifically but other bamboo cloth i’ve seen has a wonderful drape. These shirts aren’t cheap at $58 but I think the design and fabric makes these very unique and worth spending a bit more on, think of these as your “going out shirts”.
The secret word is “clavicle”
A marketer blogger acquaintance of mine Todd has just had some really tough news about his sister Tricia pictured below, he has written a heartfelt blog post asking for support and help here:
Yesterday, we learned that the cancer is in both breasts, so Tricia will have a bilateral mastectomy on Saturday – 36 hours from now – to surgically remove both. It’s a seven-hour operation that will be followed with a comprehensive and overwhelming menu of treatments – chemo, hormone therapy, radiation, etc.
He has set up a web site to help support her here which includes a blog for her to talk about the process and experience and some fund raising options as well to help cover the enormous medical expenses that can be associated with this, which of course includes a T-Shirt (I probably would have written about this without the T-Shirt).
I lost two friends and co-workers over Christmas, one to Leukemia and one to lung cancer and every time I hear about stuff like this it becomes more personal and I guess I’m becoming more empathetic as I get older.
Hey everyone, i’m having a little competition over the next month where I am going to give away a total of 21 threadless $25 gift certificates. Basically every day or so I will post a secret word in one of my blog posts on Tcritic like this: the secret word is “banana” and the first person to make a comment on that post with the secret word will win the gift certificate (providing you fill in a proper email address in the field when you leave the comment). See this post for example.
I will also be throwing in some bonus certificates by posting a secret word to twitter and the winner will be the first person to leave a comment on the post that the secret word twitter post is linking to.
Oh and feel free to share this on your blogs and other forums, if this works out well i’ll try and figure out some other fun games to play with Threadless bucks, and maybe even some other t-shirt companies might step up to provide some fun prizes
P is for Panda is having a great $10 t-shirt sale. I think the Eat People Not Animals is a deliciously naughty t-shirt that is sure to start a conversation. I have an old T-Shirt that says “you are what you eat” and somehow that statement became a lot more salacious as soon as you wear it on a t-shirt.
Not sure how long this is going on for but the Neighborhoodies is selling the SFist T-shirt is going for $5.99 and includes custom text on the back of the shirt. Yes, it’ll be really easy to create a client# 9 shirt
Also I will give a $25 Threadless gift certificate to the first person that posts the secret word to a comment here. The Secret Word will be contained in one of my twitter posts in the next hour (by 11 am PST) (obviously you have to fill in the email field when leaving the comment for me to send you the certificate)
The secret word is “banana” and Cory won!
Oh and as a special surprise today the first person to comment on this post gets a $25 gift certificate for threadless (don’t forget to fill in your email address)
Nihon Uni has developed a t-shirt crafted from “ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber.” Resistant to blades, it’s not so resistant to points so ice picks and arrows are still to be avoided (if you want that you’ll have to get some mithril). Long sleeved versions retail for ¥22,000 ($221) to ¥59,000 ($593), while the way less protective short-sleeved variety will run you between ¥19,000 ($191) and ¥52,000 ($522).
YesPress is a small custom screen print shop out of Emeryville, CA and they do great work. I first heard of them through a band called the Lovely Public who I saw at in someone’s back garden in the Mission.
BONE OF THE GNOME by Nat Russell
Well they’ve now come out with their first collection based on some of their favorite emerging artists. I can attest to their quality and craft like approach to printing, so check them out. I will be keeping my eye on them for new stuff.
THE CHIP by Brendan Nakahara
DOG ABS by Dave Singley
Think of Torso Pants as the thinking mans T-Shirt Hell, well actually it’s by the same people as T-Shirt hell but with less rudeness and more obscure humor. I am a particular fan of the I <3 Transitive Pictograph Verbalizations and the Hancock Blocker
All the shirts can be custom configured when you order so you get a lot of choice regarding color and style. I’m not sure what kind of printing method they are using but when I get my hands on one I’ll do a more thorough review.