10 T-Shirt Top 10’s of 2009

As the year comes to an end, I’d like to present to you 10 of my very own T-Shirt Top 10’s from 2009. You should note that the T-Shirts posted here are listed in no particular order and are heavily based on tees that I’ve blogged about here in the past year. 2009 was an amazing year for T-Shirts and I can’t wait to see what 2010 has in store for us all. What were your top 10 tees of 2009?

*Once Again, the lists are presented in no particular order.

Top 10 T-Shirts of 2009

There were a billion T-Shirts released in 2009 but only a few really great ones. The following 10 tees are my picks for the Top 10 tees of 2009. I own 5 of the 10 tees here and let’s just say they are on regular rotation in my T-Shirt wardrobe. There are two tees on here just because of the sheer attention that they drew (Zombama Brains and Three Wolf Moon / Three Keyboard Cat Moon). The rest are here because I absolutely love their design.

1. Mecha-Labaw by csj89. csj89 took the big prize from Design By Humans, $10,000 big with his Mecha-Labaw design.

Mecha-Labaw by csj89

2. The Struggle by Miles To Go Clothing. The struggle from Miles to Go Clothing always impressed me – it truly is a piece of art.

The Struggle by Miles To Go Clothing

3. Knuckle Collision by yonil (ShirtFight). Knuckle Collision was probably Shirtfight’s because seller of the year, I was sad to see them stop the contest portion of their site.

Knuckle Collision by Shirtfight

4. Powermitt by Johnny Cupcakes. Powermitt was my favorite Johnny Cupcakes tee of 2009 – Never Say Die came in a close second.

Johnny Cupcakes Powermitt

5. Zombama Brains by Pop-Monkey (Teefury). Zombama Brains from Teefury earned a spot on the list because of the controversy and interest it drew and for the fact that this was the first tee to outsell Shirt.Woot.

Zombama by Teefury

6. Filter Heroes by Chop Shop. Filter Heroes from our friends at the Chop Shop appeared on a ton of mainstream blogs – all photoshop power users should own this shirt.

Filter Heroes by Chop Shop

7. Three Wolf Moon / Three Keyboard Cat Moon. I thought that the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt belonged on here due to the sheer amount of interest it garnered. And I’ve clumped Three Keyboard Cat Moon with the Three Wolf Moon tee if only because it was the fastest shirt to go to print from Threadless. Although I’d never wear either the Three Wolf or Three Cat tee, I thought that they belong on the list by default.

Three Cat Moon

Three Wolf Moon

8. The Gaming Revolution by Sean Mort (Threadless). The Gaming Revolution by Sean Mort is the second Threadless tee on the list and my absolute favorite Threadless tee of 2009, hands down.

Gaming Revolution

9. Da Vinci’s Mario by Exploded Tees. And finally we have da Vinci’s Mario by Kevin Tong, the amazing illustration made this pick a no brainer. I continually referenced it, along with iSteamPhone, on Co-Tee TV throughout the year.

Da Vinci's Mario

10. And Then I Woke Up… (Blue and White Colorway) by Ugmonk. Ugmonk made huge strides this year – and the ampersand heavy And Then I Woke Up Tee… played a huge part in their growth. It’s a classic.

And Then I Woke Up...

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Wordboner: Typography With Personality

Well, not really risqué per se but Wordboner tees do have a bit more edge than your typical Threadless Typetees shirt. The shirts are a spinoff of the Wordboner site,  which they tout as typography with personality. I actually really like a bunch of their wordplay t-shirts (see below for a few of my favorites). They use direct-to-garment producers Spreadshirt so these tees are not screenprinted, that’s the only negative. The positive is that because they use Spreadshirt you’ll be able to choose from a variety of different T-Shirt styles and colorways. The Wordboner tees start at $14.99 for basic tees.





Raunchiest T-Shirt Product Shot of 2009

The shirt is called The Best Things In Life and it’s by Spamshirt, but, that doesn’t really matter, does it? What does matter is this is probably the raunchiest product shot for a T-Shirt that I’ve seen all year long! If you’ve seen anything better then please feel free to link it up in the comments section!

If you’re interested in buying the tee than you can pick it up from Spamshirt for $22.

And now, the not-so-safe-for-work product shot for The Best Things In Life…

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The Tiger Woods Sex Scandal Tee

You knew this day would come. I’m just a little disappointed that it took this long! But of course we could count on our favorite Jewish humor tee makers to come up with something worthy of a good laugh. I present to you the I Slept With Tiger Woods and All I Got Was This T-Shirt tee courtesy of Kosher Ham! Need a few more chuckles? Read the product description:

“Number 16, now serving number #16. Banging sluts and sinking putts, and all you’ve got to show for your GFE (or BFE) is this sweet-ass Tiger shirt from KosherHam.com! And who said golf was a boring sport?”

I Slept With Tiger Woods is available now for $17.99 and as with all other Kosher Ham tees, you can pick up this shirt in a multitude of other colorways. And by the way, I think I forgot to mention that you can save 10% on your entire Kosher Ham order by using the coupon code “COTYFANS” at checkout!

Tiger Woods Sex Scandal Shirt

And if you need a even a few more chuckles check out this newly redesigned Tiger Woods logo courtesy of Ji Lee:

Tiger Woods Logo Redesign

MacGyver Is The Father

Do I ever tire of witty MacGyver tees? No, not really. For some reason, MacGyver tees are always awesome (to me at least). And this shirt from SnorgTees is no different. Necessity Is The Mother is yet another excellent MacGyver themed T-Shirt, and guess what, this tee was made out of a toothpick, a rubber band, and some tin foil. Pretty amazing, huh. Pick up this tee from SnorgTees for $18.95 and remember that if you spend $60 or more you score free shipping anywhere in the United States!



Heroes Inspired T-Shirts by Funkrush Clothing

I stopped watching Heroes a while back because it just became too complicated and overbearing for me. Having said that, I adore these new tees from Funkrush Clothing! This three shirt series features three characters from the show, including my favorite, Hiro Nakamura. I was never a big fan of Claire Bennet – she always annoyed me for some reason.

The tees have a very retro, print ad, look and feel. They are very detailed and I am sure the hardcore Heroes fans will appreciate that. I wonder what will happen if you call the Gabriel Gray number featured on the Sylar tee. The designs were done by artist and illustrator, Riccardo Bucchioni and are available now from Funkrush Clothing for £20.

Heroes X Funkrush Clothing

Heroes X Funkrush Clothing

Heroes X Funkrush Clothing

Girls Direct To Your Room…

This is the kind of shirt that would only be the norm in a city like Las Vegas. I spotted this tee when an old friend of mine posted the pic seen below on her Facebook. If you’ve ever been to Vegas you probably noticed the people that line the streets handing out flyers to the various strip joints. Many of them sport matching T-Shirts like this one. They are straight and to the point, and hey, they turn a living human being into a walking billboard. I wonder if the I Wear Your Shirt dude would wear one of these for cash.

And just in case you’re wondering – she won this tee at a company Christmas party. Again, only in Vegas.

Las Vegas

Someone Is Reading My Shirt

Some of us spend more time interacting online than we do in real life. Oh come on, you know who you are! This tee from SnorgTees was made for the twittercentric, the tweet pro, the RT-maniac. Because true Twitter fans tweet in real life. And this shirt helps to make that happen. Buy from SnorgTees for $14.95 (regularly 18.95).

Someone Is Reading My Shirt

Someone Is Reading My Shirt

Admiral Ackbar ASCII

Admiral Ackbar has been getting a lot of attention in the tee world as of late. First it was the popular Obama Hope parody tee featuring the admiral called “Trap.” And now Might Tees has released a limited edition (150 shirts printed) Admiral Ackbar ASCII It’s A Trap tee. The design was inspired by the ASCII art that liters the Digg comments section and is part of the Might Tees Death by ASCII Art series. It’s  A Trap is printed on an organic cotton tee and is available now from Might Tees for $35.99.

Admiral Ackbar It's A Trap ASCII

Admiral Ackbar ASCII It's A Trap