World For Sale

Gautam Joshi from the new brand brand, Designers County recently reached out to me to let me know of their new label. They recently launched their new online shop with 13 new T-Shirt designs. My favorite? World For Sale. It’s not surprising, especially since I have a thing for designs that have integrated barcodes. It’s such a simple and brilliant idea. This T-Shirt bleeds political and economical innuendo.

World For Sale is available now from Designers County for $18.

Also be sure to check out the rest of their line of T-Shirts. They are currently having a sale with tees marked down as low as $15.

The Free Movement Projec: A Subconscious Splash of Color

The Free Movement Projec is a brand that started in 2008. Started by Ashton Vaughn, FMP is based on creativity and randomness. And other stuff:

“So, what in the hell does “Free Movement Projec” mean? Why doesn’t the “Projec” have a “t” on the end? To tell the truth, I don’t know why the “Projec” doesn’t have a “t”. Maybe style? But trust me, the name of the brand has a meaning. Free Movement Projec is an indie clothing project created out of my love for creativity. Each unique design is somehow inspired by music (GOOD hip-hop, electronic, rock, etc.) and street and abstract art culture. fmp is for the artist, the one who spends time on his/her craft, no matter what it is. Whether you’re just sketching at your desk or nailing that trick you’ve been working on, you are representing the Free Movement. fmp Clothing just personifies that love.”

Two FMP tees caught my eye, A Hipster Named Josef and Painting Murals for the Mind. Like FMP the brand, both of the designs are creatively loud and in your face. I love it. Both T-Shirts are available now for $15 from The Free Movement Projec.

Lucha Libre Unicyclist

I’m not entirely sure what the story is behind this particular T-Shirt from Babablon Tess, but it’s fun and quirky and interesting. It sort of reminds me of a sketch that you’d find from a budding artsist’ sketchbook. The shirt is called Unicyclist but the character riding the unicycle reminds me of those mexican wrestlers, though he’s missing the quintessential lucha libre mask. Cool shirt.

Unicyclist is available now from Babalon Tees for £20.

My tip for this particular artist/brand (who is a graphic designer and musician from Bristol, UK) is to give us more of the story and inspiration behind the T-Shirt. Right now it’s just a wrestler on a unicycle, but what’s the story behind this image? What inspired you? This should all be in the product description.

Instagram T-Shirt Spotting: Extremely Puffy Puma

This is Instagram T-Shirt Spotting. I use Instagram a lot. A LOT. This makes sense since I’m pretty much glued to my iPhone and I love to snap photos. One of the great things about Instagram are the awesome random photos that I stumble upon. Occasionally I spot an awesome T-Shirt on Instagram like Extremely Puffy Puma from @iphoneaperture on Instagram. Now THAT is an extremely puffy Puma logo. I’m sure this is custom made but of course I can’t be sure. Oh the treasures that you find on Instagram.

*I made this name up. Like many of the T-Shirts posted on Instagram, there is no mention of the brand name or T-Shirt design name.

Think About It: Dress Royale

Think About It. That’s one of the first things that I thought about when I saw the goods over at Dress Royale. The designers really thought about their designs and how it relates to what is going on around the world. They thought about the messages that they wanted to convey and then they implemented it with art. Dress Royale is inspiring. I dig this brand.

The first shirt that caught my eye is called Sleep and it’s about the pharmaceutical industry. An industry that I feel is very corrupt. Sleep is available now for $18.

“For the first time ever, in 2006, global spending on prescription drugs topped $643 billion. The United States accounts for almost half of the global pharmaceutical market, with $289 billion in annual sales followed by the EU and Japan.”

I too can be guilty of succumbing to a marketing campaign. We all consume more than we should at times. Some of us take unnecessary consumption to a whole other level. Consume is available now for $18.

“Brainwashing refers to a systematic process in which manipulative methods are used to distort an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making.”

I am one that can actually appreciate a good ad. I really enjoy a great ad when I see one, which is rarely. Place Your Ad is available for $18.

“In 2010, spending on advertising was estimated at more than $300 billion in the United States and $500 billion worldwide.”

New T-Shirts from Monsieur Eureka + New Site

Our friends from Monsieur Eureka just released their brand spanking new website along with some new T-Shirts. First off, I have to speak about how great the new site it. The old site wasn’t too shabby, but this new site takes things to the next level. I’m really looking forward to some of the new additions to the site like the Web Theater. Most of the text on the site is in French though, so that makes things a little tough for me, especially since the Mystery Story sounds so interesting!

Of course, the shirts are as wacky and as unusual as ever before! The crazy characters and the the stories behind these characters are what make this brand great. My favorites from the bunch include Creme Molaire and Limoname, both of which are available now from Monsieur Eureka now for $25.

Instagram T-Shirt Spotting: Happy Face / Sad Face

This is Instagram T-Shirt Spotting. I use Instagram a lot. A LOT. This makes sense since I’m pretty much glued to my iPhone and I love to snap photos. One of the great things about Instagram are the awesome random photos that I stumble upon. Occasionally I spot an awesome T-Shirt on Instagram like Happy Face/Sad Face* from Benjawan Ardner (@bow_benjawan on Instagram).

*I made this name up. Like many of the T-Shirts posted on Instagram, there is no mention of the brand name or T-Shirt design name.

Yellow Must Be a Color of Hope, Future and Happiness

Rieko from R/15 clothing sent me an email asking me to post a link to her shop. I get that a lot, but, when I checked out R/15 one shirt in particular caught my eye. And although the T-Shirt design is great, the T-Shirt’s product description is awesome. It reads:

“Have you ever felt happy with an omelet your mom made? Have you ever picked a dandelion on the street? Have you ever smiled at a little chick? Yellow must be a color of hope, future and happiness. If you try to accept a little more, you’ll be able to see and feel something new.”

Dope words.

Did You Find It is available now from R/15 for $20.

Cargo Flight for UNICEF – World’s Most Expensive T-Shirt

If you’ve got the cash lying around to pick up this T-Shirt then good on you. It’s for a good cause with 100% of the purchase price going to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support lifesaving relief efforts for children in the Horn of Africa. Oh, and by the way, it costs $300,000.

Yes, $300,000. For a T-Shirt. Well, not just for a T-Shirt. $300,000 is the cost of a charter flight to transport vital aid from the UNICEF supply warehouse in Copenhagen to Nairobi, Kenya. And ultimately, that’s where your money will be going. Great cause. Wish I was well enough to have the cash to drop on this.

Cargo Flight for UNICEFby Justin & Christine Gignac is available now Threadless for $300,000.