So the word bubble has seen a resurgence of sorts with the explosion of Web 2.0 design elements. You do not have to look far to see the word bubble incorporated into brand logo. Heck, I’ve even used it for Co-Tee TV! But this shirt from Endangered Wear takes the word bubble to the next level. Seriously, to the next level.
Labyrinth Clothing is one of the early supporters of this blog, having been one of the first to actually send me a tee to review on the blog. At the time, I never did video reviews (started doing videos in January 2009), instead, I featured Labyrinth in my Indie Tee Spotlight feature. It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since that interview was posted on the blog.
It seemed that for a while Labyrinth was destined to go the route of many indie T-Shirt brands, that is, the way of the dodo bird. With no product releases in almost year I had thought that the then 19 year old Labyrinth founder, Nader Boraie, had moved on to other things. Fortunately, this is not the case. Labyrinth recently released a set of new tees, including Bear and Furry Little Monster. Both shirts are available now from Labyrinth for $15 or you can score both for $25 when you pick up the Fuzzy Bundle Pack. Labyrinth even has a brand new Logo tee available for just $5. Sweet!
So I just got through watching the newest episode of The Totally Rad Show (I’m a huge fan) and I couldn’t help but notice the shirt that Dan Trachtenberg had on. A little Google voodoo-ery and I was able to track down the shirt that sparked my interest. It’s called Product Placement and it was designed by Josh Eacret for Dutch Southern.Â This turned out to be a pretty cool find since Dutch Southern produces excellent T-Shirts that parodies some of my favorite movies.
When I first saw the shirt, I thought it was a rip off of the popular Spoilt shirt from Threadless and designed by Olly Moss. But on closer inspection, I couldn’t figure out any of the movies. It turns out, the individual illustrations are fictional logos/brands from movies, and hence the name, Product Placement. Brilliant! I don’t want to spoil the shirt for those of you that want to try and figure out what logos came from what movies so I won’t mention any of the movies featured on the shirt. Instead, if you’d like to know the entire run down of the products and the movie that they are taken from then definitely check out the product page at Dutch Southern. And while you’re there, you can pick up Product Placement for $19.
Watch Episode 131 of The Totally Rad Show (the one with this shirt) below!
So, I’m super stoked that during the past year of T-Shirt blogging I’ve received tons of T-Shirts to review for both my blog and on Co-Tee TV. But, I’ve been running out of space in my small apartment since packages have just been piling while the-Shirts keep coming (I’ve got not complaints when it comes to the last part of that sentence).
In the hopes of getting organized, I’ve assembled a little 3×3 cubicle that I’ll be using to store and organize T-Shirts that have been sent to me, have been reviewed and ones that still need to be reviewed.
The cubicle itself was easy enough to put together. I picked up a Closet Maid branded cubicle from Target for a little under $40. And it took me about 20 minutes to assemble.
In this video you see that just a few of the cubicles are filled with tees. Well, I’ve only gone through and inventoried just 1/4 of shirts that I have sitting around apartment. Also I share with you a random a picture that mysteriously ended up in one of the cubicles and also some Beatles stuff.
In Part 2 I’ll show you the cubicles filled (to the brim) and how I inventoried the tees. Until then, enjoy!
Some of you might remember the Human Ingredients shirt that I posted a few weeks ago. Remember I complained about it being a bit messy looking? Well, it turns out that someone had previously done a similar shirt and guess what – it looks much nicer and a ton neater! Here is RedBubble arttist, animo’s take on the Human Ingredients shirt:
And while I was perusing her store I noticed a couple of other tees that caught my eye, including Classified: Human. This shirt is so uber geeky cool, I love it! I would have definitely put it on my 101 Science T-Shirts list if I had seen it before!
I think the product description of this shirt summarizes it nicely: Neat symbolism for a messy practice!
I won’t go into more detail than that. But if Â you’re still confused as to what this shirt is hinting at then you might want to google the name of this shirt. The design is called Bukkake and it is available at Adam de la MareÂ (Brother Adam) RedBubble store. $25.93 is all you’ll need to give up to get your hands on this shirt.
Well, this post is about two days too late! But arrghh, who cares! The world would be a better place anyway if every day was Talk Like A Pirate Day! Maybe not. So it might no longer be September 19 (official Talk Like A Pirate Day) but that doesn’t mean you can no longer pick up this shirt. In fact, quite the opposite is true. You can pick up Omnitarian’s Corsair Class from Fair & Bare now for just Â£16. And hey, think of it this way: buy this shirt now and you’ll be super ready come September 19, 2010.
And for those of you who are entirely confused about this holiday, here’s what Wikipedia had to say:
International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with “Hello,” but with “Ahoy, me hearty!” The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy. The holiday is a major observance in the religion of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Now, if you were a fan of the iSteamPhone shirt designed by Kevin Tong earlier this year then you’ll absolutely love the iSteamMac. Kevin Tong once again delivers a wonderful illustration with his exploded Mac design, in his familiar steampunk / da Vinci style. This 2-color oversized design is a welcome addition to the exploded family of shirts that mashes up an existing exploded tee, the Exploded 128 by Garry Booth.
If you admire the work of Leonardo da Vinci then this tee might be for you. If you’re a Macintosh fan then this shirt is yet another must have. And if you’re a steampunk fan or builder than this tee would look great while you work on your real life steampunk Mac!
The iSteamMac is available now as a T-Shirt for $20 and as a 18″ x 24″ print. The shirts are printed on American Apparel blanks so you can expect the quality to be top notch.
I am a big fan of the Seibei line of monster infused T-Shirts and I have to admit that the latest Seibei design had me at hello. The shirt, created by popular tee designer Greg Abbott, features the words Forever Weird incased in a pink pyramid and surrounded by a plethora of Seibei-ish monsters. I remember growing up, I had weird tendencies – but hey, didn’t we all! And it’s because of this reason along that I can definitely relate to this shirt.Â Forever Weird is available now from Seibei for $22 and remember to use the coupon code “COTY” at checkout for an extra 10% off!
One of my favorite indie brands, Fuzzy Ink, has released two new tees to add to their unique line of mustache inspired T-Shirts. The first shirt, appropriately titled Handlebar Hold Up, features an incredibly enormous … you guessed it … mustache! This might be the most prominently placed mustache ever seen on a Fuzzy Ink tee.
Sleight of Hare is admittedly a hilarious design, one where the hare steals the show from the magician (and takes his mustache with hime!). I wish I had a rabbit that could do tricks like that. I used to have rabbits, believe it or not. And they both lived very long lives – a little over 10 years. Do rabbits normally live that long?
You can pick up both shirts from Fuzzy Ink for $18.95 and they are both available in mens and womens sizes. Use the coupon code “Hawaii” for 10% off your entire Fuzzy Ink order!