Forever Weird

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. Forever Weird is available now from Seibei for $22 and remember to use the coupon code “COTY” at checkout for an extra 10% off!

Forever Weird by Seibei and Greg Abbott

Co-Tee TV Episode 33: Naylor News, Scooters and Hell on Wheels

I made it! Oh my goodness I made it to the end of the week. 5 new episodes of Co-Tee TV in 5 days. Awesome! I had super fun doing this and maybe we’ll do it again in the near future, or whenever I become backlogged with amazing shirts again. In the final episode of the week I review Motor Scooter Club from The Naylor News. This new brand from Portland, Oregon is themed to be much like a newspaper, with fictional stories that are written to match each shirt design.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Motor Scooter Club by The Naylor News. Pros: I’m a huge fan of the packaging of this shirt, it was very detailed and themed to match the Naylor News website. The shirts were tagless and featured a custom printed neck label. Printed on an American Apparel blank. Cons: The associated story related to this shirt was missing from The Naylor News website and so I didn’t really understand or get this shirt. A bit pricey for a single color print. Price: $24.99.

Motor Scooter Club by The Naylor News

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Handlebar Hold Up + Sleight of Hare

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!

Handlebar Hold Up

Sleight of Hare

Co-Tee TV Episode 32: Milk & Eggs, Slide To Unlock and iPhones

Let me warn you beforehand that Episode 32 of Co-Tee TV is one fun episode! It ended up being very long as well, maybe because I can talk hours at a time about Apple products. And because of that I was very excited to review Slide To Unlock from Milk & Eggs Co. because the shirt is based on a device I could probably not live without – my iPhone! Hope you enjoy this episode, just one more day (and video) left until this week over!

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Slide To Unlock by Milk & Eggs Co.. Pros: I absolutely adore this shirt and think the concept is brilliant. The shirt itself is printed on an American Apparel blank which is always a plus in terms of quality. I think any iPhone user would enjoy this shirt, it would make for a perfect gift! Custom hangtags add a professional touch and the added goodies in the package like the Milk & Eggs buttons and stickers are an awesome bonus. Cons: I have no complaints when it comes to this shirt. Price: $20.

Slide To Unlock by Milk & Eggs Co.

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Co-Tee TV Episode 31: Thread Paradise, Death and Pink Balloons

I’ve made it to Wednesday! Episode 31 of Co-Tee TV features a new indie graphic tee brand based out of Wisconsin known as Thread Paradise. It’s a family run business started by brothers Steve and Derrik Chycinski. Steve does all the designing and Derrik does all the printing – how convenient! If you enjoy fun, humorous tees then Thread Paradise is just up your alley!

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Death by Thread Paradise . Pros: I love the color of this American Apparel T-Shirt and the imagery is simple yet thought provoking. It’s one of those that people will look at for while to try and figure what the heck it means. I love the fact that it features a screen printed label on the inner neck but wonder why Thread Paradise chose to keep the American Apparel neck tag on. Includes a custom hangtag for an added touch. If you dig Threadless type designs then I suggest you check out the rest of what Thread Paradise has to offer. Cons: Plain packaging, neck tag kept on. Available in both mens and womens sizes. Price: $19.98 (Free Shipping on orders of 2 o more shirts)

Death by Thread Paradise

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The Macintosh

Print Liberation recently started a new series of T-Shirts featuring great moments of the twentieth century. The latest shirt in the series features the original Macintosh, circa, 1984. All I have to say is that I picked up this shirt as soon as I saw it for the first time. I love it! And I even own a vintage Macintosh, myself. This shirt makes me feel like dusting off that Mac, popping in the floppy and booting it up. I think I’ll do just that!

You can pick up The Macintosh from Print Liberation for $18.

The Macintosh available at Print Liberation

Steve Jobs demo’s the Apple Macintosh, 1984:

Original 1984 Macintosh Superbowl Ad:

Co-Tee TV Episode 30: Skilla Fashion, Power of Peace and New York

The second episode of the scheduled five this is week is here and it features an up-and-coming brand based out of New York, New York, Skilla Fashion. I review Power of Peace, a limited edition shirt, from Skilla Fashion. And if you’re wondering what the heck “Skilla” means, well, you’ll have to watch on to find out!

How many of you think I’ll survive to finish all five episodes of Co-Tee TV this week? I honestly don’t know how I will manage – but as they say (who is THEY anyway) – we’ll see!

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Power of Peace by Skilla Fashion. Pros: Excellent custom packaging, shirts come wrapped in tissue paper. Package included extra goodies like Skilla Fashion buttons and stickers. Shirt is screen printed in three different areas: front, back and inner neck. Shirts are tagless for itch free comfort. Not sure what brand blank was used but the shirt fit well and felt great. Comes with a hangtag for a professional touch. Nice, large multi-colored print. If you are into streetwear/urbanwear than Skilla Fashion will probably appeal to you. Cons: Nothing really, I was really impressed by the product that Skilla Fashion sent me, from the packing to the shirt itself. If you dig this style of clothing then you’ll probably want to check out the rest of the Skilla Fashion line. Price: $20.00

Power of Peace

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101 T-Shirts for Artists, Art Snobs and Photoshop Gurus

So despite the first epic shirt list being daunting and time consuming, I decided to do a follow up! This time, I switch from the natural sciences to the arts and humanities by featuring 100 + 1 T-Shirts for artists, art snobs, photoshop gurus and everyone in between. Know someone who enjoys art? Chances are, they’ll enjoy at least one of the tees on this list!

Side Note: This list almost proved to be futile! I started this list about a week after the epic 101 T-Shirts for Scientists, Science Geeks and Nerds list and it took me nearly a month to compile a list of 101 worthwhile T-Shirts that fit into the category of appealing to either artists, art snobs and/or photoshop gurus. I almost gave up on the list. The first time I called it quits was after I found the first 10. Then when I reached 50, I thought, 50 is a nice round number, why not stop here? But I kept on searching every corner of InternetLAND and I eventually found 101. I hope you enjoy this list, because I sure had a difficult (but worthwhile) time compiling it!

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1. CMYK Family by Chimpogo, £21.

CMYK Family by Chimpogo

2. Pixel Tools by Insanely Great Tees, $19.

Pixel Tools

3. Artists Create Happiness by Graniph, $23.75.

Artists Create Happiness

4. Love, Life, Death by Kneedeepinsleep, £25.

Live, Life Death

5. Grafftips by Michael Delahaut (Threadless), $25.

Grafftips

6. Shapes by AtomicChild, $15.

Shapes

7. Louise Bourgeouis by T-Shirt In A Box, 21,40 €.

Louise Bourgeouis

8. Creation by James Anthony Apparel, $26.

Creation

9. Just Say No To Art by Fair Weather Friends, $35.27.

Just Say No To Art

10. Color by Sixpack France, 33,50 €.

Color

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Co-Tee TV Episode 29: Zombie Liquorice, Gore + Giveaway!

Welcome to Episode #29 Co-Tee TVers! I’ve got a jam packed week of T-Shirt goodness ready for you. And all you need to do is sit back and watch! In order to make up for missed episodes I will be doing one episode a day, each and every day this entire week. This means five fresh episodes for your viewing pleasure all week long.

We kick things off in a big way by reviewing Night Knight from Zombie Liquorice and designed by Chad Lenjer aka discordantart. Plus, Zombie Liquorice is sponsoring a give-a-way and this means someone will be walking away with the Dan Mumford designed Bone Ranger Shirt from Zombie Liquorice. How exciting!

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Night Knight by Chad Lenjer aka discordantart and available at Zombie Liquorice. Pros: Zombie Liquorice sure has an eye for detail, from the custom packaging to the large and intricate designs, everything is well executed. They use American Apparel tees that fit like a charm and feel great. Night Knight is screen printed in three different areas (front, back and inner neck) and is tagless for itch free comfort. Overall, I am very impressed with what Zombie Liquorice has to offer. Cons: Zombie Liquorice will probably not appeal to everyone. Having said that, if you love horror movies, gore, metal, and/or skulls then I highly encourage you to checkout Zombie Liquorice – you’ll probably enjoy the rest of what they have to offer! Price: $20.00 but you can save 11% by using the coupon code “COTYGONZ” at checkout!

Night Knight

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Zombie Liquorice and Co-Tee TV is giving away one (1) Dan Mumford Designed Bone Ranger shirt ($20 value) to one lucky (and size Large wearing) Co-Tee TV viewer. Yes, I only have one size to giveaway, a Men’s Large, so enter if you wear a large, know someone who wears a large or perhaps want to have cool artwork to hang on your wall.

All you need to do is either:

1. Leave a comment in THIS blog post telling me your favorite HORROR FLICK of all time.

and/or,

2. Leave a comment on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page telling me your favorite HORROR FLICK of all time.

Easy, huh!

By the way, if you do both of the options above then you double your chances at winning!

The contest ends on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm Hawaii Time. I will randomly select one (1) winner to receive the Bone Ranger (men’s large) Shirt. Good luck!

The Bone Ranger

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Johnny Cupcakes + Looney Tunes

Ever since I started to follow the indie T-Shirt scene with a keen eye, I’ve been a big fan of the Johnny Cupcakes brand. I even made it a point to visit his shop on Newbury street the last time I was in Boston. Up to this point I’ve always been impressed by his creativity and imagination, as well as the way that he has interacted with his community.

Having said that, the latest collaboration, one with animation pioneers, Warner Bros., just doesn’t do it for me. When I think Johnny Cupcakes I think exclusivity. Everything about the brand is exclusive. They’ve made a ton of money by parodying pop culture. And now that they’ve got an actual pop culture icon on the front of the tees, it makes feel more “meh” than “woah.” For some reason, seeing Bugs Bunny on a Johnny Cupcakes shirt reminds of similar Looney Tunes shirts I’d see in Sears or JC Penny, with the exception of there being a Johnny Cupcakes logo slapped on. Again, more “meh” than “woah.”

Johnny, before you could ever dream of landing big licenses like that from Warner Bros., you were already making the freshest shirts around. Warner Bros might need you, but your brand certainly does not need them. You mentioned, “We did have an entire bound book given to us that was filled with rules and regulations. A what-not-to-do book. From the littlest details like whisker placements. All in all, using the tools that were + weren’t given to us, I think these came out great.” I disagree, I don’t like these for the very fact that you played by the rules. What I would have dug would have been a unique take at these classic WB characters. Sorry Johnny, I just feel like you failed to deliver on this one.

Bugs Bunny

Bug Bunny

Daffy Duck

Foghorn

Yosemite Sam