Darth Pez is a new shirt in my line based on a linocut from our artist friend Eric Rewitzer. It’s hand screened on an American Apparel silver t-shirt and it’s currently on sale for $18. As a bonus I’m giving away a $25 Threadless gift certificate for the next 14 orders of any of my shirts, how’s that for a great deal
Tag archives: star-wars
What can I say, I love these hair portraits, brilliant!
Like I needed an excuse, but this weekend I went to see the One Man Star Wars show at the Post St Theater in San Francisco, which was amazing, check out this video for a taste.
Anyway, as luck would have it I just got an email from the Marc Ecko folks and they’ve got some amazing new hoodies and t-shirts that I needed an excuse to talk about
Hey all, so I’m trying a bit of an experiment and would appreciate your feedback. I’ve decided to try and do a summary post every week that just covers really briefly the various news that i’m being sent, a little more unfiltered, and uneditorialized, that way I stay on top of stuff and people don’t feel they are emailing a black hole. So here’s my first attempt at a summary post, please let me know what you think.
..announcing 12 new t-shirt designs.
New Leaf Designs
two week sale ending 10/01 – promo code “enjoy08″
Human Empire Shop
New designs including hoodies, jackets, scarves
Free shipping until 9/30 – promo codes – US: OKTOBERSHIPPING08
Darth Vader Rocks and Skywalker Beer tee’s etc.
Buffalo, NY – new on-line store – free shipping til 9/21
T’s featuring your hometown
new t shirt forum
Choose design, color and style
A site where you can submit your art, vote, win big cash prizes and comment on
other designers work.
Yes We Can Around the World
French graphic designer - using print on demand facilities to market his Obma graphic t’s with the message in many languages
Your Face Tees
Filthy logo and other images
brand lux Clothing
New collection of designer street-wear
start-up “designs of substance and meaning” – no drugs/violence
True Believer Clothing
5 new designs
promoting new t-line
Well I was just riding by Best Buy last night on the way home and noticed they had a Force Unleashed release party going on, as luck would have it I was wearing one of my favorite Star Wars T-shirts and got a great shot with a very realistic Darth Vader. The costumes at this event were absolutely brilliant, this event was a blast and there were loads of kids there. I was really happy that it was mostly classic Star Wars costumes and no sign of Jar Jar Binks
ROTFL, sign me up, this looks like hope to me. Brilliant parody from the geniuses behind Ironic Sans, and yes I would buy that T-shirt in a heartbeat. The only reason it is not a T-Shirt right now is the guys behind the design are not sure of what Lucus Films position would be on the use of this image, what do you think? Fair use?
Thanks to Laughing Squid for pointing this one out.
I love this Magritte inspired T-Shirt from The Girl and Rhino, I have the actual shirt and it’s a great quality shirt and print. I met these guys at the Filmore Jazz festival and their shirts look great. They got a lot of press a while ago for their AT-AT dreams t-shirt which is also brilliant and gets a smile from anyone in the Bay Area. You can’t drive over the Bay Bridge without someone saying “hey you see those cranes over there on the dock…. ” yes we know
I also love this threadless on which i have mentioned before
Newly reprinted at Threadless, get them while their hot
Find out more about the surrealist Magritte at wikipedia
When I first saw these Star Wars Election ’08 T-shirts on Zazzle I wondered who was going to get their ass sued off by Lucas Film, until I noticed that the store was an official Lucas Film store, and there are others like this Clone Wars store, and this classic Star Wars store. So it would seem over the last few months come pretty big companies have woken up to the wonder of print on demand like my recent story on CNN printing headlines on shirts (which was Spreadshirt BTW).
It seems that Zazzle that I used to put in the same category as Cafe Press is demonstrating quite a distinct strategy aiming for big deals like merchandise for Myspace, Lucas Film and Disney as opposed to catering exclusively to mom and pops. Probably a very smart move from a business standpoint especially when you think about the marketing reach of really big properties.
and a previous favorite the The Top Ten Star Wars T-Shirts
Very funny t-shirt from Redbubble, although it seems to have been taken down Here’s the link, it was working this morning. Anyway, I think the idea was fun, i’d love to see more Star Wars Steampunk
Although I don’t think anyone is as big a fan of Steampunk as Merlin Mann (seriously, no one deserves a name that good):
For more of Merlin check out the very funny and very dry podcast You Look Nice Today.
How much of a Star Wars nerd do you have to be to love this and want it on a t-shirt? Not just me right? It’s by a guy called Doug Savage and the blog is called Savage Chickens. He does have a t-shirt store, cafe press, and none of the hysterical cartoons on them either.
What do you guys think of Cafe Press, if you’re buying a shirt is it a positive or negative thing? I personally like it when I know something is screen printed, maybe i’m a Luddite.
Your Empire Needs You!
Probably my fav star wars t-shirt ever, the only problem is I can’t find where to buy it any more, used to be carried by Leapstore in the UK but they stopped carrying it, I’ll pay $50 to $100 for it depending on condition. Originally blogged here and a version from Chunk Design here (not as good a design IMHO although I’m not sure who’s is the first)
A great design from Go Ape Shirts, comes in a T-shirt or a hoodie, and i can confirm the quality is really nice.
Air Wookie – Upper Playground
There are not enough t-shirts in the world with Wookies on them IMHO so Air Wookie from upper playground fills an important niche.
That’s No Spoon by the imitable Tom Burns
Tom Burns deserves some serious props for his designs, from the communist party to this, all his stuff just works. That’s No Spoon in particular just works on so many levels.
Metal Vader is actually official merchandise from starwars.com designed by Chunk Design
also from starwars.com
I’m The First Of A Clone Army
and one for the kids from squirtshirts
As a bonus on this post here are a couple more designs/ideas that should be Star Wars t-shirts.
and of course this version that was posted to a forum 3+ years ago
why the hell isn’t this already a t-shirt? I’m just thinking of ripping it off as a public service as the world is a duller, flatter, less interesting place without this t-shirt (it was posted to boingboing as well so it’s not like people haven’t seen it)
Some honorable Mentions (from the comments)
Another awesome Che parody, I love these.
Kooper from Domestic Apparel
The kiss troopers, awesome!
A little shameless self promotion, Darth Pez is a new shirt in my line based on a linocut from our artist friend Eric Rewitzer. It’s hand screened on an American Apparel silver t-shirt and it’s currently on sale for $18.
That’s No Spoon, I love this shirt, anyone that reads this blog knows I love Star Wars (the original at least, I hate Jar Jar). This is such a brilliant pun (I think it’s a pun), kind of like the RTFM shirt. Anyway, I’m glad to find out about Lucky Threads, I had not heard of them before and someone just dropped me an email, thanks.
(it’s an affiliate link so tcritic can make a buck, proceeds going toward a t-shirt war redesign)