Human Anatomy Patchwork

You’ll always find something when perusing Etsy, like this handmade patchwork human anatomy shirt! Man, was the second halfof that first sentence a mouthful. Like most other things at Etsy, this shirt is a DIY project done by Etsy member, takeahalliday. And according to the product page, it “is perfect for wearing with leggings, jeans, or if you’re really daring, by itself!” Interested? It’ll set you back a cool $70. I’m thinking that this is one of those “statement” shirts. 

Human Anatomy Patchwork

Human Anatomy Patchwork

ZAP Exploded

The Exploded guys (that’s what I’m calling em’) have done it again! This time, they’ve deconstructed the original Nintendo Zapper for our geek pleasure. Designed by artist Garry Booth, this design brings us all the way back to the 80’s when Duck Hunt was a fresh faced phenom and not regulated to the used video game bin at the local video game store. 

Growing up I LOVED playing Duck Hunt if only because using a gun to shoot flying pixels resembling ducks on my TV screen was the closest I would get to duck hunting in Hawaii. 

This gem can be had from ZapExploded.com for $17. 

Zap Exploded by Garry Booth

Old School Hopscotch

I have to admit, in elementary school I had some mad Hopscotch skills. I remember this popular recess time game being very intricate and competitive. It was much more than just hopping from square to square. There were certain levels that required you to start by launching from a certain start distance and let’s not forget the difficult “washing machine” level that required you to spin 360 degrees block to block.

And, I’m not sure if this was a Hawaii thing, or not, but in the Hawaii version of Hopscotch, you would throw your a slipper (flip-flop) to the closest square first (and work your way to the end). If and only if your slipper lands within the square, you’d then proceed to jump through the hopscotch and then the next person would go. Anyone else play hopscotch this way? 

In any case, this shirt from Kim & Jason brought back memories straight from my playground days. You can pick up Hopscotch from the Kim & Jason Lemonade Stand for just $18.

Hopscotch by Kim & Jason Lemonade Stand

Stay Sharp by Olly Moss

Stay Sharp is the latest shirt from U.K. based artist, Olly Moss, and it features lots of yellow! The shirt, which was produced for New Standard, is available now for purchase at Urban Outfitters for $24. 

This is the perfect shirt for creative types. Know someone who loves to write or draw with tradition tools (i.e. pencil)? This is the shirt to get them. Though, you might want to check if they are fans of yellow. 

Stay Sharp by Olly Moss

Split Reason $50 Mac Vs. PC Giveaway

Sigh, this debate may never end. Nonetheless, you can score a $50 Split Reason gift certificate by coming up with the best and humorous logic explaining “why” their platform of choice stands above the other will win. Check out this blog post to see how you can win. Or, if you just want this shirt, you can by Witty Retort straight from SplitReason.com for $18.95.

As for me, the clear choice is the Macintosh platform. I’ve gotten into many heated discussions arguing for the Mac. I have stood by the Apple brand even during the dark years (mid 90’s anyone?). And I’ve converted a ton of friends to switch from PC’s to Mac’s. Simply put, I love the Mac platform and the Apple brand. 

Why a Mac you ask? I’m going to bypass all of the minutiae and skip talking about processors, hardware, RAM, gaming capability (or lack of), buttons on the mouse, GUI, and ease of use. Instead, I’ll make just one simple point. Mac users just seriously love using their computers.

Mac vs. PC

Freedom Fighter + Manny Pacquiao

I’ve noticed a lot of up-and-coming designers based out of the Philippines are popping up on both Threadless and Design By Humans. Zerobriant, a hot new artist from Design By Humans recently designed this tee, titled Freedom Fighter, for the popular contest site. The shirt also received Shirt of the Month honors. Unfortunately, it’s sold out in many sizes but you can cross your fingers and hope for a reprint! 

Check out Zerobriant’s profile page to see the other pieces he has up for voting at Design By Humans. 

Freedom Fighter by zerobriant

Being that zerobriant is from the Pilippines and his tee features a boxer, I thought it was appropriate to share this clip of Manny Pacquiao knocking out Ricky Hatton in the 2nd round a few months back.

Plaid Nation Visits Threadless!

Have you heard of the Plaid Nation? Before today, I had not. The Plaid Nation is “a rolling celebration of creativity and a demonstration of social media in action.” A bunch of creatively minded people (from the Plaid design agency) is traveling across America, from Detroit to New Orleans on an exploration of the social media sorts. They are setting out to meet with creative, marketing, brand and internet workers, and celebrating their innovations.

The Plaid Nation recently passed through Chicago and stopped by the Threadless headquarters. Check out the clip below featuring an interview with Threadless marketing mastermind, Bob Nanna. You can also see snipits of the Threadless offices and Bob also explains how the look of the Threadless Headquarters came to be!

For more information about the tour, check out The Plaid Nation website. The tour started on July 20 in Detroit and will end on July 31 in New Orleans. Other cities that the tour will be covering include: Milwaukee, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Memphis.

Peace Is Free by Okoto

Simple and straight to the point. That’s what this shirt, from New Jersey based Okoto, is all about. If you’re a fan of either politics, freedom and/or typography, then, you’ll probably dig this shirt. You’ll be making a bold statement whenever you put this tee on. The shirt is available from Okoto, and features a custom screen printed necktag, for $24.00. 

Peace Is Free by Otoko

Anonymous by Origin68

Ever dream of being a page from the phone book? Well, now you can with this shirt from Origin68. Like the product page says, “it’s some great telephone book camoflage.” and I agree! And by the way, who actually uses phonebooks nowadays? Could this shirt be a tribute to another dying relic? Phonebooks are a waste of trees, anyhow. Go electronic and save leaves! Anonymous is printed on a lemon colored Continental shirt and is available for purchase from Origin68 for £15.00. 

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I Tootered Doogie Howser

I am absolutely loving the resurgence of NPH aka Neil Patrick Harris. Doogie Howser is another one of those shows that I grew up watching and so I was instantly drawn to this tee when I saw it over at Rock Your Tees.

I’m thinking that it’s the perfect gift or present for any aspiring physician or medical student. The perfect shirt to wear under that clean white coat. You can find I Tootered Doogie Howser at Rock Your Tees for $15.99. And in case you’re wondering, yes, it’s screen printed on an American Apparel blank. 

I Tootered Doogie Howser

I Tootered Doogie Howser