Two New Ugmonk Tees Released

Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk fame recently released two new tees, Clearly Ambiguous and Path To Nowhere. Path To Nowhere is a welcomed re-release of an old tee in a new colorway. I actually like the blue and white colorway over the original red and white version.

Clearly Ambiguous is a neat 3 color print with a conglomeration of leaf-like shapes strategically placed to form a larger shape. If I could name this shirt I would definitely have named it Gestalt, since it reminds of the principles behind Gestalt Psychology – a theory of mind and brain that “describes the form-forming capability of our senses (the word Gestalt in German literally means “shape” or “figure”), particularly with respect to the visual recognition of figures and whole forms instead of just a collection of simple lines and curves.”

Both shirts are available from Ugmonk for $21 but remember to use the coupon code “COTY09″ to save 10% off of your entire order!

Clearly Ambiguous by Jeff Sheldon

Path To Nowhere by Jeff Sheldon

I Shot The Serif

I am huge fan of Bob Marley and so when I spotted this tee over at Loiter Ink I knew that I just had to mention it on the blog. It’s simple yet brilliant. You can pick up this tee from Loiter Ink for $17. 

And speaking of Bob, my favorite song of his has to be Redemption Song off of his ninth studio album, Uprising. What’s yours? Haven’t heard Redemption Song, check out the mp3 below.

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I Shot The Serif

Coty Loves Threadless #18 – Whose Face Is That?

This is episode #18 of Coty Loves Threadless and we’ve got a wonderful bunch of tees to review this week! My Threadless Pick of the Week is the wonderful tee by Olivier Fritsch Gomez, titled, Face! How did the rest of the tees fare? You’ll need to watch to find out! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out and vote for my TypeTees slogan submissions – I’m submitting one every day until I get printed! Every vote counts so vote for a slogan and help me get printed.

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Face by Olivier Fritsch Gomez is my Threadless Pick of the Week!

Face by olivier fritsch gomez

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New Super Mario Bros. + 10 Mario Inspired Tees

Nintendo recently previewed their latest blockbuster game at the E3 2009 conference and my goodness am I excited! They have been releasing so much retro NES goodness for the Wii as of late that I’m not sure if I can take it. First, Punch Out and now, New Super Mario Bros. in all it’s 2D side scrolling goodness. I am so excited to play this game especially since it offers multi-player beyond just Mario and Luigi. I’ve never been so excited for coins in my life. Cha-Ching!

And to commemorate this momentous occasion I have here 10 unique Super Mario Bros. inspired tees and a hoodie to boot. All of these are available for purchase with the exception of Super Mario Skull. 

1. Game Over by Fuzzy Ink. First up, we have Game Over from our buddies over at Fuzzy Ink. This is one of the more fantastical of the Mario tees here as it features our favorite characters all grown up and elderly! Maximum cuteness factor indeed. This Jublin designed tee is available on a Grass colored American Apparel tees and can be purchased for $18.95. Use the coupon code “Hawaii” for 10% off your order!

Game Over by Fuzzy Ink

2. Super Mario Bros. Sushi by thickblackoutline. This tee by thickblackoutline really made me realize just how good Super Mario Bros. would taste as sushi. Okay, that might have come out wrong. Nonetheless, it’s a great shirt and available now at Red Bubble for $28.83. 

Super Mario Bros. Sushi

3 and 4. Mario Block and Mario Frog Suit by Nerdy Shirts. Nerdy Shirts really has some love for our favorite Italian. They have a bunch of Mario inspired tees available and here are two of them: Mario Block and Mario Frog Suit. Mario Block reminds us of how simple and fun B-bit gameplay really was. Mario Frog Suit reminds me of Super Mario Land for the original Game Boy (remember the level that you had to swim and kill that huge octopus/huge fish boss).

Mario Block

Mario Frog Suit

5. Magic Mushrooms by Ian Summers. It’s no surprise that Magic Mushrooms by Ian Summers made my list of favorite Mario inspired tees. After all, it was my Threadless Pick of the Week in Coty Loves Threadless Episode #15. They are running low in stock really fast on this tee over at Threadless so if you want it I suggest you go and pick it up now. I was able to secure a guys size large (there were only 2 left when I did). 

Magic Mushrooms

6. I Sneak Down Pipes by Euan Gallacher. I Sneak Down The Pipes was conceived by the Tee Doctor, Euan Gallacher, a Scotland based T-Shirt prescriber! It’s a clever play on the much used I Heart NY tee. I Sneak Down Pipes is available from MySoti for $17.72 and is printed on a white Alstyle tee. 

I Sneak Down Pipes

7. da Vinci’s Mario by Kevin Tong. Artist Kevin Tong designed this masterpiece, titled da Vinci’s Mario and inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Views of a Fetus in the Womb. This three color design is printed on an American Apparel blank and is available for $20. 

da Vinci's Mario by Kevin Tong

8. Warrior Plumbers by Dr. McNinja. Have you ever wondered what Mario, Luigi and the rest of the Super Mario Bros. gang would like in real life? Wonder no more because Warrior Plumbers by Dr. McNinja answers that very question. Warrior Pumbers is printed on Hanes Beefy Tees and is available for $19.75 from TopatoCo. 

Warrior Plumbers

9. Super Mario Skull by MisNopalesArt. This Super Mario Skull tee from Etsy is just a tad bit disturbing. Just a tad. Our favorite plumber in skull form and in the raccoon suit to boot! What is wrong with this picture! This tee is unfortunately no longer available for sale. 

Super Mario Skull

10. Video Game Shirt by Stay Up. If video games are your religion then this is the tee for you. And right square in the middle of that 8-Bit cross is non-other than 8-Bit Mario. Pick up this tee from Stay Up in either a white or tan colorway. 

Video Game Shirt

Enclothe MarioFlague. And for the finale, I have this epic Enclothe MarioFlague zip up hoodie! Talk about attention to detail and a sure conversation starter. It’s a fully custom designed hoodie that features and inside breast iPod pocket, metal mushroom zipper pull, quick action cuff thumb hole, and an extra spacious 3 panel hood. This item can be your for $65. 


I’m always on the hunt for a great Super Mario Bros. inspired tee. If you know of one that’s not on this list then let me know and maybe it’ll make the next wrap up!

laFraise Now Shipping To North America!

Well it’s about time! I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some laFraise products for some time and now I can! French based T-Shirt contest site, laFraise previously only offered shipping to European customers. They’ve decided let Americans, like myself, and Canadians into the mix! 

And if you’re itching to spend some cash but aren’t sure what you want to buy, I’ve included some of my very own laFraise suggestions that I’ve hand picked for you!

laFraise USA




Teextile: The Dark Side of Doodles

For some reason, I haven’t been paying much attention to Teextile. But that’s about to change. Teextile has been releasing some amazing tees, many of which have flown right past my radar. Starting today, I will be reviewing the weekly batch of tees at Teextile and giving my opinion as to which are my favorites! 

If you aren’t familiar with Teextile, they are a T-Shirt contest site that features a new batch of tees every week. Each tee is featured for a day and is available for $12 on the day it is featured and $15 for the rest of the week. New releases are unveiled every Monday. 

And without further ado, this weeks Teextile Favorite happens to be The Dark Side of Doodles by none other than Wotto, a personal favorite of mine. This tee is just all around wackiness and I love it! I think the design looks splendid on that white shirt. It’s the perfect shirt to wear during creative pursuits!



I’ll also rank my favorite Teextile tees in order from my 1 to 5, with 1 being my Teextile Favorite for that particular week. Feel free to debate your favorites!

My Teextile Power Rankings for June 15, 2009 to June June 19, 2009:

#1 (Favorite): The Dark Side of Doodles by wotto

The Dark Side of Doodles

#2: Carried The Sound by Rodisleyd

Carried The Sound

#3: Premium Panda by kookylove

Premium Panda

#4: Redux by spacegirl


#5:  Coalition Against Crested Apparel by latortuga.

Coalition Against Crested Apparel

Brand New Fuzzy Ink + Monster Fuzzies!

Our friends over at Fuzzy Ink recently released a brand spanking new tee, Two Wheels Are Better Than One. It’s a super cute, single color print that can be purchased in two colorways, Cyan on Light Blue and Magenta on Pink. 

And speaking about super cute, how about these amazing Fuzzies! These are super plush mustaches that can be purchased in a variety of different colors and with or without an elastic band (so that you can wear them on your face!). The Fuzzy Ink Fuzzies are available in three different sizes: Small, Large and Monster!

Two Wheels Are Better Than One

Small Fuzzies

Monster Fuzzies

Pan Am Brand Power

Here’s an interesting post that I stumbled on Andy Sernovitz’s Damn I Wish I’d Thought of That blog about the power of a great brand. In the post, he talks about how Pan Am merchandise survives to this day despite the airline being dead since 1991. Oddly enough, I saw someone using a Pan Am leather bag just like the one seen in the photo below.

Are any of you old enough to have actually rode on a Pan Am aircraft? 

Pan Am

Pan Am

Pan Am

BLOC28 x Disney at Urban Retro

Urban Retro is now carrying tees from Disney streetwear brand BLOC28. These tees are listed as being a retro fit super soft vintage wash. These are tagless with the BLOC28 artist bio on the back neck print. There is also a BLOC28 logo print on the sleeve. The tees sell for £24.99 ($41 US), so yes, they are on the high end. Featured artists include Steven Daily, Mear One, Suiko, David Flores, and Greg Simkins.

BLOC28 x Disney

BLOC28 x Disney

BLOC28 x Disney

BLOC28 x Disney

Johnny Cupcakes TMNT Pizza Party

As a kid, I must have seen the original live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick a gazillion times. I remember how excited I was when I went to go and see it in the theaters, it was a blast! You can now relive those memories this weekend if you live in the Boston area. Johnny Cupcakes will yet again be hosting another movie night at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline / Boston. Here’s the info you need:

“Join me THIS Saturday June 13th at 11:55pm (midnight) to see TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES on the big screen for $7.75 @ The Coolidge Corner Theatre on 290 Harvard Street – Brookline, MA. Along with your movie ticket, you will be given FREE Upper Crust Pizza upon entering the Theatre. We even got a hold of the original movie reel from back in the day!”

Will you be attending?

Johnny Cupcakes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Johnny Cupcakes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles