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Super Soaker T-Shirt from Re-Think Clothing

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Love this Super Soaker design from ReThink clothing, too much fun. It also gives me the excuse to show this totally awesomely bad advertisement for the goo version of the Super Soaker called the Oozinator. File this under the “what were they thinking” category.

Anyway, ReThink is a pretty cool T-Shirt company that exclusively licenses designs from college students around the country.

Rethink Clothing is a fresh company with intentions of mixing up the clothing world. The premise is simple, great shirts from college designers. Yeah, that is right college designers. Not only are they from colleges across the nation, the profits go to college artists or any college or grad student who submits a great design. Rethink is in the opening phases and is currently looking for designs/artists.

UPDATE: Gizmodo picks this one up, thanks guys :-)

Design Is Honest. Advertising Is Lying.

I like the sentiment even though I don’t think a such a broad generalization can possibly be true. In the end it all comes down to intention, there are plenty of ads that are honest and designs that lie, think about all the crap products that are being sold through “as seen on tv” commercials, the product designs there are as culpable as the advertisements themselves :-) Tell me the design of the Ab Lounge or Leg Magic is honest!

Think about what victor papanek said in his seminal on industrial design book from the 70′s called Design for the Real World

There are professions more harmful than industrial design, but only a very few of them. And possibly only one profession is phonier. Advertising, in persuading people to buy things they don’t need, with money they don’t have, in order to impress others who don’t care.

Tcritic Link and RSS Advertising Opportunities

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Thanks to all the folks that are advertising in the sidebar, it really helps cover the hosting costs. Just wanted to let you know i’ve got some opportunities to advertise in the Tcritic RSS feed as well. Click on this link and check ‘include RSS ads’ when you buy a link.

Also as a T-Shirt War update, I have almost 200 shirts pics uploaded to it now which makes it a lot more fun. If anyone is interested in sponsoring T-Shirt war exclusively drop me a note at karl [dot] long [at] gmail [dot] com

And thanks to everyone that reads and comments, it’s great to know some of the stuff I write about is cool-ish :-)