Red Riding Hood

I’m typically very critical when it comes to all-over-prints. I’m just not a big fan of them. But this tee by shantyshawn and available at Design By Humans is the exception to that rule. I actually really dig it and love how the red pops against the black and white backdrop. It’s available now for purchase for a cool $25. 

Although the earliest known print of this story originates from 17th century French folklore, and was included in the 1697 collection, Tales of Mother Goose by Charles Perrault, it’s the Brothers Grimm version that we have come to know and love. You see, in Perrault’s version, there is no happy ending. The wolf eats both little red riding hood and her grandmother and there is no happy ending. In the Brothers Grimm version, a hunter saves little red riding and her grandmother and then drowns the wolf. Such dark undertones for a child’s story, don’t you think?

Red Riding Hood by shantyshawn at Design By Humans

Johnny Cupcakes Presents: THE GOONIES!

HEY YOU GUYYYYYSSSSSSSS!!

Growing up, Goonies was one of my absolute favorite movies, alongside other 80’s classics like The Karate Kid and Princess Bride. I have to say that Mr. Cupcakes and myself have very similar tastes in movies. Every single one of these screenings he has done (TMNT, Back To The Future, Karate Kid) have been of movies I grew up watching. 

For you lucky bastards in the Boston area, you can check out The Johnny Cupcakes screening of The Goonies on Saturday July 18th at 11:55pm (midnight) at The Coolidge Corner Theatre on 290 Harvard Street – Brookline, MA. If I could be there, trust me, I’d be there! The limited edition Goonies inspired Johnny Cupcakes tee will be on sale at the screening. No word yet on when you’ll be able to pick up the shirt online!

Johnny Cupcakes Presents The Goonies

Johnny Cupcakes Presents The Goonies

More Sleep Please by Collective Edition

I definitely need more sleep, but, don’t we all? Can I share a secret? I love sleep! Sleep is the natural energizer. Ironically, I am writing about this shirt when, theoretically, I should be sleeping! Theoretically because it’s about 11:30 pm and I need to wake up at around 6 am tomorrow! So much for 8 hours of required sleep!

More Sleep Please is available for sale at Collective Edition. You need to contact the Collective Edition crew via email (there’s a mail order request button) and let them know you want one!

More Sleep Please by Collective Edition

via Tee Pulp.

Robocopper by Olly Moss

It’s been just about a year since I last purchased a tee from Shirt.Woot, but something told me that I just needed to pick this tee up. First of all, I’m a fan of Olly Moss stuff in general so that’s one reason. Secondly, this is just a friggin’ hilarious tee! Robocop fans rejoice and pick up Robocopper from Shirt.Woot for just 10 bucks (24 hours only) and free shipping! Now, if only I could here that Robocopper speak with an English accent. That would make my day!

Robocopper by Olly Moss

Save Ferris

Although I was a mere 5 years old when Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was released, I remember always catching it on reruns in the late 80’s and early 90’s on HBO. It’s one of those movies that doesn’t get old. When I spotted this tee from Busted Tees, it took me a while to figure out what image was of. Then it came to me, water tower! 

You can pick up Save Ferris from Busted Tees for just $8. That’s cheap for an American Apparel shirt no matter how you swing it. You should wear it the next time you skip out of work (or school). 

Save Ferris

And if you’d like to go even cheaper than $8, you could always go the 6DollarShirts route and pick up their Save Ferris rendition.

 Save Ferris

And here’s the water tower for reference:

Save Ferris

Halo Teabag

I’ve never played Halo. Yeah, I’m not much of a gamer. Despite that, I can still appreciate this lovely shirt from our friends at NerdyShirts. For those of you so incline, check out the this older post for a little video and even more tea bagging inspired shirts!

Halo Teabag by NerdyShirts

Halo Teabag by NerdyShirts

The Knuckle Collision

The newest tee from ShirtFight is a serious knockout! I believe that this is the best ShirtFight tee to date and truly embodies what the site is about. I really love this shirt, love the whole vintage boxing poster feel. Plus, the illustration is hilarious! Previous ShirtFight winner, yonil, beat out a pretty tough crowd of designers to take the Heavyweight theme this past week so much congratulations to her!

Knuckle Collision by yonil for ShirtFight

Knuckle Collision by yonil for ShirtFight

Want to know what this upcoming week’s ShirtFight theme is? Watch the video of El Presidente and Miss Etti below and find out!

Interview With Threadless Less Is More Winner Aaron Hogg

Here’s another opportunity to win some T-Shirt goodness! I had the chance to interview Aaron Hogg, this weeks Threadless Loves Less Is More winner! Post in the comments section and tell me what Less Is More means to you and I will randomly select one (1) winner to receive a $25 Threadless Gift Certificate that you can use to pick up Natural Selection by Aaron Hogg or any other tee you choose!

For an extra entry, be my fan of Co-Tee TV on Facebook and post a comment on my wall telling me what Less Is More means to you. (1 winner will be randomly chosen from the pool of people that leave a comment here and on my Facebook fanpage, leave a comment in both places and get two entries). Good luck and congratulations Aaron! 

Contest ends on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 11:59 pm Hawaii time. The winner will be announced the following day!

Coty: What was the most difficult part about being restricted to the 2006 submission guidelines?

 Aaron: I guess just making the image work with 4 inks. I actually really like working under restrictions, particularly in shirt design, it helps me focus. I went for a kinda faux 50s execution because a lot of the stuff from that era was done with limited colour palettes so it seemed to fit the brief.

Coty: As the Threadless Loves Less Is More Winner, you will be receiving, aside from the $2500 from Threadless, an amazing amount of community donated prizes. Which of the community prizes are you most excited about?

 Aaron: They all excite me in one way or another. But if I had to hone it down, I’d say the art prints & original artworks & the coffee, I am a coffee junkie so that sounds mighty fine. I just feel sorry for Threadless having to ship them all the way to NZ. Thats gonna cost an arm & a leg. I only just moved back here from Vancouver too.

 Coty: You’ve been a member at Threadless even before 2006. What’s your all time favorite Threadless design?

 Aaron: Oh man, thats such a hard question. The answer has changed probably 50 times during my time there. At the moment my favorite design is Untitled by Dan Sheffield (Tesco), I love everything he does. I even have a Tesco tattoo, which I guess officially makes me ‘gay for him’.

Coty: What does “Less Is More” mean to you? Are you a “Less Is More” kind of guy?

 I guess less is more means that as a golden rule if you can communicate the concept behind your design simply & with less clutter it is more effective than doing it in a complicated way. I am trying to be a less is more kinda guy but as you can tell from the majority of my work I am failing. I enjoy creating & get a fair number of jobs from my over-the-top complex stuff but funnily enough most of the designers I rank the highest are minimalist in their aesthetic. As I develop & learn I think I will head this way myself.

Natural Selection by Aaron Hogg

Natural Selection by Aaron Hogg

DJ Rocky & Lil Rascal

Our friends over at Funkrush Clothing recently released this cute little gem of a T-Shirt. It’s called DJ Rocky & Lil Rascal and features two of the most adorable raccoons ever! This tee, designed by Threadless hotshot Philip Tseng, is available now for £20.00. 

Use the coupon code “COTY” at checkout and save an additional 15% off your entire order, score!

DJ Rocky & Lil Rascal