Category archives: T-Shirts

Jell Boy

Awesome Hell Boy tribute t-shirt from RiptApparel via D4N150T0

Playable Guitar T-Shirt That Goes To 11

An epic guitar T-shirt that you can actually play, very cool, great for parties I’m sure.

Say Hello To My Little Ukelele

This is a delicious parody of scarface paying tribute to that little friend, the ukelele. I was given a Ukelele when I was very young as a precursor to learning guitar but it never seemed quite as cool. Now with youtube I have discovered some very cool stuff done on the little uke from some masters.

See my Guitar Gently Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro: – one designer for 30 days

I have always enjoyed the 24 hour T-Shirt deals from sites like and but have always had trouble keeping up, it is quite tough as a blogger to write about something that’s here and gone in a day. Blogs are part of the long tail and are better for finding things that are available for a longer period. I was pleased to come across which provides 10 t-shirts from one designer for 30 days. For the month of March they are featuring designs from Gregg Abbott and they are some really kookie designs and each for $12 which is a great deal.

Here are a few favorites


This is a wonderful Milhouse/Bauhaus mashup shirt by Patt Whelan available on Etsy for a nominal $20. A must have for designerds and simpsons geeks alike.

Via Scott Beale’s LaughingSquid.

An Imperial Problem

I sense much WIN in this shirt! From the German company A Better Tomorrow this AT-AT T-shirt is just brilliant. I really like the details and style of the illustration on this design.

Adamantium – From Wolverine To The Castration of Uranus

Adamantium is in the comic book universe the hardest element in the known universe. Most recently and famously it is the virtually industructable substance that forms Wolverines skeleton and claws. It’s earliest use in the comic book universe was in the 1969 Avengers #66 as part of Ultron’s outer shell, it was also the substance that Captain America’s Shield was made out of. It has though a much longer history and as Adamantine, occurs in works such as the Aeneid, The Faerie Queene, Paradise Lost, Gulliver’s Travels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Lord of the Rings, and the film Forbidden Planet.

I think my favorite and possibly the very earliest form of this mythical Adamantine metal though was by the Greek Titan Cronos (Kronos) who “castrated his father Uranus using an adamant sickle”. The idea of Cronos (time) and the concept of castrating your own father boggles any time travelers mind.

Anyway, buy the t-shirt and you will have a wealth of mythology to discuss if anyone brings up the comic book version :)

Every Night I Have The Same Dream – Threadless

This is a very quirky and original looking shirt, a little comic bookish, a little gothic, and sure to be a conversation starter. it’s called Every Night I Have The Same Dream and comes in girls and boys styles from the T-Shirt stalwart Threadless.

BTW I am adding a few more advertising options with ProjectWonderful as the google ads are pretty weak for publishers. i hope it does not appear to be overkill, feedback always appreciated.


Hangr16 – Cool new Popup Store in San Francisco

A great collection of excellent T-Shirts are available at from HANGR 16 all from local SF designers (San Franpsycho, Headline Shirts, Gama-Go and more). Here’s the deets:

Mission Pop-up Boutique
3128 16th @ Valencia
December 10-23
11am-8pm daily

Here are the DJ’s at the opening party.

Worth following them on facebook for any upcoming stuff.

Mouthman Hoodies are Awesome

Just came across this image macro and had to start searching google for this little gem. It was not too hard to find as BoingBoing wrote them up last year. Oh well, they’re new to me and just in time for Christmas season, surely any kid or kid at heart would love these, sharks and raptors are my favorite :) Lot’s of designs in adult and kid sizes at

Reign of Science from Vicious History

Some very interesting T-shirt’s from Vicious History, not an enormous fan of the name being everywhere but the designs are striking and there there does seem to be a theme throughout.

Big Foot Boombox from Banana Tees

Banana Tees has is a new company with a small collection of designs but they are all good quality well thought out designs. Apart from the Big Foot with the Boombox i really liked the High Five and the Make Ideas Real shirts. Looking forward to new stuff from these guys, go and check them out and let me know what you think.

BTW on a side note I just moved this site to new hosting which led me to start tinkering with the theme and have decided to go back to one of the original Tcritic themes which is more blog like and enables easier browsing of multiple posts. I hope you like it as I had heard various feedback about the last design being hard to navigate. I’m also working on an image voting tool that i can use to help get peoples feedback about designs and companies they like (any ideas are appreciated). Anyway, thanks for reading and please let me know what you think. Cheers, Karl

Ye Olde Vintage Pretension T-Shirt

Go Ape shirts is one of our favorite companies at Tcritic and now there’s a new tee in town, “Vintage Pretension” by Joshua Kemble. The text reads “Ye Oldé Vintage Pretension: Utilizing a vaster knowledge of fine music, art, & literature to humilitate the common man.” Yep, pretension has been around for a LONG time. The print is massive on this one. Unfortunately, the print shop that I used still continued to print this shirt on girls’ sizes, even though the print was a bit too big. Therefore, some of the girls’ shirts may have some or all of the bottom text missing. Girls’ shirts will be $10 instead of $18.

Happy Towel Day: now Don’t Panic and Carry a Towel

Happy Towel Day everyone, today is a day to remember and celebrate the great author and humanitarian Douglas Adams (who’s initials by the way are DNA). You can look at all the things you can do on Towel Day here at

Oh, and this is also my Mum’s birthday, happy birthday Mum :)

The T-shirt is by ThinkGeek and is another awesome parody of the Keep Calm and Carry On posters from WWII era England. Although I’m also very keen on the Threadless Now Panic and Freak Out shirt.

Our Top 5 Bike T-Shirts

We live in San Francisco, so you know what that means, right? We bike everywhere! Yes, it is true, in addition to being happy all the time, riding cable cars, and rattling through earthquakes we’re also a bike-centric city. Since we’re also t-shirt aficionados what better way to give a shout-out than Our Top 5 Bike T-shirts (and yes, we’re biased, aren’t we all?). Drum roll, please:

5.) Mission Taco – We live, and work, in the Mission District in San Francisco, which is home to the best Mexican food, coffee, bikes, and hipsters you’ll find anywhere in the city. So we put them all together in one offensive t-shirt (I mean who eats crispy tacos anyway?). Ride on my friend, but ya might want to put down your iPhone…

4.) Go Sign – Come on, you know you do it! Stop signs are for cars, when I see red I think “Go!”

3.) MPG – You might have seen other variations of the “infinity MPG” theme, but what’s great about this one is the cool graphical mashup of the infinity symbol and the bike wheels. Really slick design by the team over at Super7.

2.) Sasquatch Bicycle Tee – I swear I see this guy every day on the way to work. His fixie is like a size XXXXXL frame, and cars don’t even think about hitting him. He spreads the sea of vehicles like Moses in the desert. When he goes to Whiz Burger he orders 20 cheeseburgers, and when he stops for beer he just puts his mouth to the Pabst tap (um, yeah don’t order Pabst at the Uptown). If you’re biking by him he’ll throw you a hi-five, but hold on tight ’cause it comes like a rocket… he’s Sasquatch!

And the greatest, bike, t-shirt, of, all:

1.) Cali Flag – Yup, California is awesome, our flag is awesome, our state debt is awesome, our Gubinator is, mmm no… The only thing we need to be even more awesome is to turn our state animal into a drunk bear on a bike. Kinda fitting, really.

And as always in our wide world of t-shirts there are a million more out there. Post your favorite bike tees below in our comments. We’re always looking for great ones!!

Chris, founder, Headline Shirts

UPDATE: adding some shirts from Scared Panda, a Chicago based t-shirt co who also has some bike related shirts: