Johnny Cupcakes Has Blue Balls All Weekend Long

Planning to pick up some Johnny Cupcake tees? Well, you might as well stop by the shop on Newbury St. in Boston this weekend because for every $10 you spend you’ll receive a blue ball. Spend $20 and you get 2 balls. Spend $40 and you get 4 balls. You get the idea. What will you do with those balls you ask? You get to play beer pong Johnny Cupcakes style, with cupcake tins! Get two balls into the cupcake tin and you win a free Johnny Cupcakes shirt. Pretty awesome! This promotion runs all day this Saturday + Sunday (July 11th + 12th 2009).

Androids Always Win

These two new tees from The Dept. are absolutely wonderful! Like the rest of the line they feature the ubiquitous The Dept. Android. The tees, like the brand itself, is highly influenced by Star Wars design and I’m not complaining! The Android character simply makes me smile – I am a fan! 

Both shirts are available for purchase from The Dept. for $22 and all shirts are printed on American Apparel blanks. Also, till August, you can save 25% off selected T-Shirts at The Dept. so go pick some stuff up, on the cheap, right now!

The Dept.

The Dept.

The Dept.

Most Of You Are Average + CONTEST!

I absolutely love the newest tee from Robit Studios! It’s called Most Of You Are Average and it features a simple bell shaped curve. Now, if any of you have taken a course in statistics then you are probably very familiar with this “normal” curve. This very simply shape is actually very powerful and can tell us a lot about any given population. 

Now, as a blogger, I hope that I don’t fall right smack down in the middle of the “T-Shirt blogging population.” I hope to fall at least two or three standard deviations to the right of the mean and towards awesomeness! In the world of blogging, those that stay at the peak of that bell shaped curve are easily forgotten. The goal is to be at the tail end of the curve (hopefully the positive end). Here are a few things that set this T-Shirt blog apart from the crowd:

1. Videos! Lots and lots of videos. Be sure to check out the latest episode of Co-Tee TV every Thursday and Coty Loves Threadless every Monday!

2. Attack of the Coupon Codes! Get the best deals from some of your favorite online tee shops right here. 

3. Indie Tee Spotlight highlights the best brands and interviews the people that run those brands!

4. Honest, original reviews and rich content! Each post is built with thought. No copy and pasting of press releases here!

5. Embracing social media! Find me on Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo! Download episodes of Co-Tee TV from the iTunes Music Store. 

Win MOST OF YOU ARE AVERAGE from Robit Studios!

What are some things that you do for your job, hobby or life in general that keeps you away from that peak of mediocrity? Tell me why you are NOT average! 

You have 3 chances to win. Answer the above and do one of the three things below and get one entry, do two of the below and you get two entries and if you do all three then you get the maximum 3 entries and 3 chances to win!

1. Leave your answer in the comments section here in the blog.

2. Become a fan of Co-Tee TV on Facebook and leave your answer on my fan page for another chance to win.

3. Retweet the following message for a 3rd entry:

RT @cotygonzales win a free shirt from @robit_studios by telling us why you’re NOT average! http://su.pr/2DvSZy 3 chances to win!

Be creative, be original and tell me why you are NOT average and I will choose one person to win this tee from Robit Studios! Contest ends on Saturday, July 11 at 11:59pm Hawaii Time.

Most Of You Are Average is available now from Robit Studios for just $18 but be sure to use the coupon code “GLORIOUS” at checkout to save an additional 10% off your entire order (valid until the end of August)!

Most Of You Are Average by Robit Studios

Most Of You Are Average by Robit Studios

Are you interested in giving your product away on cotygonzales.com? If so, contact me and lets have organize a promotional contest giveaway!

20% Off Sale at AAITSKI!

AAITSKI is having an awesome 20% off sale at their online store and you guys should get in on the savings! This popular Belgian based T-Shirt brand is popular for their shirts featuring the faces of AAISKI characters such as Roboboy, Ping Panda and Ninjaboy! The shirts are regularly priced at 20€ but the 20% discount is automatically taken at checkout. 

via Thunderfrogs

AAITSKI!

Roboboy

Wall Ruski

Submaweenah

Freud Says, “Yo Mama”

I’m not the biggest fan of psychoanalysis but I am a fan of Sigmund Freud. When people think psychologist, the first person that typically comes to mind probably is Sigmund Freud. His theories, no matter how outrageous continue to influence how modern day clinical psychologists who continue to use methods of psychoanalysis treat patients.

Having said that, this shirt from Busted Tees titled Yo Mama basically cracked me up! It’s an obvious homage to Freud and his Oedipal Complex Theory, in which “largely unconscious (dynamically repressed) ideas and feelings centre around the desire to possess the parent of the opposite sex and eliminate the parent of the same sex”. Essentially, boys have repressed feelings for their mother and therefore they try their hardest to be like their father in hopes that they can have their moms all to themselves. You gotta love Freud! 

Yo Mama is available for purchase from Busted Tees for $20. 

<Yo Mama

Can You Pass The Acid Test?

Here’s the latest tee from our favorite French streetwear brand, laFraise! It’s called Can You Pass The Acid Test and it was designed by stphngdn. I have zero experience with acid so I’m not sure if this is an accurate depiction of what one would experience but I do think it’s one damn cool design for a single color print! 

You can pick up this tee from laFraise for 19,00 € now!

Can You Pass The Acid Test?

Can You Pass The Acid Test?

While you’re here and wondering what an acid trip would be like, check out this video of Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett and his documented acid trip. It gets pretty intense and weird at some parts.

Coty Loves Threadless #21 – A Clockwork Popsicle

I won’t lie, this weeks Threadless crop is unbelievably awesome and that makes for an amazing Episode #21 of Coty Loves Threadless! Freakanaut by Aaron Hogg gets all my praise this weeks and is my Threadless Pick of the Week! And how about the rest, you’ll have to watch! 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.

Coty Loves Threadless #21 on YouTube. Also, I’ll give you a hug if you subscribe to me on YouTube!

Freakanaut by Aaron Hogg is my Threadless Pick of the Week!

Freakanaut by Aaron Hogg

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10 More Michael Jackson Tribute Shirts

It’s been almost two weeks now since Michael Jackson passed away and the first post that I did on 15 Michael Jackson Tribute Shirts. Many of those shirts in the first post were either 1. rushed to meet early (and obvious) demand by fans or 2. made prior to his death.

Here are 10 more tees that I’ve collected since that first post that pay tribute to the King of Pop. Unlike the initial post, all of these shirts were made posthumously.

There have been a lot of scattered thoughts about these tribute shirts.

“Kind of sad to think about it isn’t it? It always takes someone to die for them to be appreciated more than when they were alive. It was so easy to poke fun of him when he was  alive and how weird he was, but as soon as something tragic happens, we aren’t laughing anymore are we.” – Franka Schulte of The Daily Tee

What do you think?

1. I Heart Michael Jackson by Crooked Monkey, $26

I Heart Michael Jackson by Crooked Monkeys

2. Prand X Michael Jackson by Prand, 29 Euro

Prand X Michael Jackson

3. Michael Jackson Tribute by I’m Just Sayin’, $45

Michael Jackson Tribute by I'm Just Sayin' / Redefine Tees

4. Glove by MJ (via Amazon), $12.95

Glove

5. I’m Bad by Lazy Oaf, £24.50

I'm Bad by Lazy Oaff

6. Neff Michael Jackson Tribute Shirt by Neff, Price TBA

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Sympathy For The Unusual Summer 2009 Collection

Italian based brand, Sympathy For The Unusual, recently released their debut line of designer tees. This collection of internationally designed shirts features the work of artists from all over the globe. 

This initial release features six different tees from six different artists, including: Matt Joyce, Rubens Cantuni, Ed Nacional, Andy Smith, Lorena Vigil-Escalera and Unusual Design Movement. 

Each shirt is quality cut and trim size featuring 100% cotton and a special print inside each left sleeve, all you need to do to uncover it is roll up the sleeve!

Sympathy For The Unusual

Sympathy For The Unusual

Sympathy For The Unusual

Sympathy For The Unusual

Electric Zombie Summer 2009 Release

Our buddy Kyle Crawford from Electric Zombie recently released his new Summer 2009 line, and, probably his most impressive! As expected, there’s a lot of fun colors, guts, ooze as well as an infusion of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE stars from the past!

Now there have been WWE themed Electric Zombie tees in the past, most notably his Ultimate Warrior “No Brain No Pain” design, but these new tees are even better! He features the mega powers, Hulk Hogan and the Macho Man Randy Savage (ahh, my childhood!). 

Aside from the WWE and TMNT themed tees, he also released a bunch of other Electric Zombie shirts featuring brains, guts and insects and robots! Seems like he’s got all the bases covered with this release! 

You can browse through the EZ summer 2009 Look Book or head on over to the Electric Zombie shop and pick up some tees now! By the way, don’t you think these promo shots are amazing!

Mondo Teal by Electric Zombie

Don Of The Dead Black by Electric Zombie

Gnar Face Pink by Electric Zombie

Legends by Electric Zombie

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