Olly Moss Select Collection at Threadless

Before I say anything else in this post I will say that I am and have for the longest time been a fan of Olly Moss. Heck, I own nearly all of his Threadless prints and even own multiple prints of SPOILT in both T-Shirt and hoodie form. Since 2003, Moss has had over 20 designs printed at Threadless. He seemingly has been everywhere, from Newsweek to exclusive Mondo prints to an article in the New York Times. Olly Moss is the IT boy, not only in T-Shirt design but poster design as well.

Having said that, his latest release over at Threadless is a bit lackluster, at least it is to me. The collection, released late last week, is a celebration of Moss’ rise in popularity. The 4-piece collection epitomizes the concept of minimalism. Minimalism? Pfft?! I don’t want no stinking minimalism when it comes to an exclusive Olly Moss / Threadless collection. Classic Olly Moss Threadless designs have three basic qualities: 1. they’re fun, 2. they have a keen typographical style, and 3. they’re … umm … minimalistic.

Don’t get me wrong, each of the 4 designs fulfill 2 of the 3 qualities that I listed above. But what the heck happened to the FUN? Seeing these designs make me yearn for worthy follow ups to Spoilt, In Case of Zombies, and The Food Chain. Is it because it was made for the Threadless Select line? If so, then I’d wish it wasn’t made for the Select line. I can appreciate artsy fartsy designs, but I want fun artsy fartsy designs that are exciting to look at.

If ever Threadless happens to pay homage to Glenn Jones (another favorite Threadless alumni of mine), I hope they do it properly … and for goodness sake, keep it out of the Select line!

The Olly Moss Select Collection is available now at Threadless for $36 a piece.

Full Dosclosure: I’m picking up 2 of the 4 designs. Can you guess which two?

101 Superhero T-Shirts for the Ultimate Comic Book Mega Fan

2011 has definitely been the summer of big comic movies. Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, and of course Captain America. Next summer, we’ll get The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers – something that I’d never think I’d ever see on the big screen. Comic book culture and superheroes are bigger than ever. To celebrate this and because I’m still coming off a high from covering the crazy Comic-Con costumes of 2011, I’ve put together an amazing list of 101 Superhero T-Shirts for the Ultimate Comic Book Mega Fan.

I’d love to hear which one of these are your favorites and whether or not you own any of these tees! And if you know of a superhero shirt not on this list then please tell me about it. Leave a comment below in the comments section and let me know!

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1. Fighting Crime Doesn’t Pay by Stef McFeters (Threadless), $20.

2. Light-Up LED Iron Man T-Shirt by Think Geek, $29.99.

3. Slice of Shell by 604Republic, $19.95.

4. The Joker by NerdyShirts, $14.99.

5. Superman by 80’s Tees, $20.

6. Ironing Man vs. Washing Machine by Split Reason, $19.95.

7. Captain America’s Shield by NerdyShirts, $19.99.

8. Masked Turtles by Snorg Tees, $19.95.

9. Captain Canada by Busted Teees, $20.

10. Sorry, Babe (4 Pack) by Threadless, $75.

10a. Sorry, Babe… Issue 2, Vol. 2 by Lee Bermejo (Threadless), $24.

10b. Sorry, Babe… Issue 1, Vol. 2 by Eduardo Risso (Threadlesss), $24.

10c. Sorry, Babe… Issue 4, Vol. 2 by Dave Johnson (Threadless), $24.

10d. Sorry, Babe… Issue 3, Vol. 2 by Matheus Lopes (Threadless), $24.

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Tech Noir + Other Stuff

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about Found Item Clothing and our good friend Travis Greenwood. Well now is as good of a time than ever to get all caught up. As you might know, Found Item Clothing faithfully recreates T-Shirt designs from popular movies of our youth. One of their most recent designs is called Tech Noir from the immensely popular 1984 Sci-Fi flick, The Terminator. This is classic James Cameron before he made 3D blue people. I kind of like the old James Cameron a better, but I digress.

Not sure of the Tech Noir reference? Its from the nightclub of the same name featured in the film. It was location for the initial sequence between Kyle Reece and the then pre-Governator T-800. Tech Noir is available now from Found Item Clothing for $19.95.

Travis has also been busy blogging over at the official Found Item Clothing blog, It Goes To 11. Check out the interview that he recently did with Jon Martin of Shirtoid. And if you’re feeling especially patriotic then head on over to Hide You Arms for a list of 26 Captain America T-Shirts that Travis put together as a guest post.

Chop Shop Print Sale at Fab

So I’ve been hyping Fab.com over the last few days, mainly because they’ve been selling a lot of good stuff. Sexy stuff. Stuff that have been reviewed by a keen designer eye. Basically, everything they sell is eye candy. So I was perusing the site today and noticed that our friends from The Chop Shop is featured as a daily deal on the site – awesome! If you visit this blog regularly then you know that I’ve always been a fan of The Chop Shop.

“Chop Shop calls itself a nerd’s haven. Their fun and smart designs celebrate the aspects of geeky pop culture you sometimes wish you didn’t know and love so much. Featuring robots, vampires, aliens, rock stars, and space equipment, they’ve embraced their inner nerd and so should you.”

They’ve got four prints (letterpress and digital prints) for sale over at Fab.com priced from $15. The deal is good until Thursday August 4, 2011. Having said that, if you want to buy some of the tees by the Chop Shop but not sold at Fab.com then head on over to the Chop Shop’s online store and get your nerd on!

Also, remember that Fab.com is invite only and features sales of up to 70% off – here’s my invite for you to join!