Blue Palms by No Pattern

Very cool T-Shirt from No Pattern and designer Chuck Anderson. Love the blue hues on this T-Shirt and the faint skull. This 8-color screenprint is intricate and detailed oriented and bleeds drama. When I first saw this design I stared at it for more than just a few seconds. There’s a lot going on and yet it’s so simple. Great design.

Blue Palms is available now from No Pattern for $30.

Fur Face Boy Series 6 Release + Party!

I’ve been a fan of Fur Face Boy (and its founder Ha Mai) for some time now. I’ve always enjoyed his designs, the story behind each design, and the passion that he puts into every aspect of his brand. Fur Face Boy is the real deal and his latest release, Series 6, proves it. I love how each of his designs are inspired by something that he loves, from childhood to adulthood. How can you not appreciate THAT?

With Series 6, Fur Face Boy continues with his T-Shirt madness and expands with a zip-up hoodie, polo, and sweater. The T-Shirts have the usual Fur Face Boy charm, meaning there’s a nice mix of fun parody and original designs. I love it! And how awesome is that Bear Mai T-shirt? Better cop that one, it’ll go fast!

RANDOM: That Street Fighter parody logo T-Shirt might make for a cool gift for a friend of mine that is trying to collect the Street Fighter KidRobot series. I still can’t believe he bought a box of 20 for $200! heck, this T-Shirt would be perfect for any kid that grew up playing fighting games in the 90’s!

Fur Face Boy goes the extra mile with his super fun Springfield T-Shirt. If you don’t know what this T-Shirt is parodying then I never want to speak to you, ever. It’s The Simpsons! I have a feeling that this shirt will be quite popular. Also, Astro Fur makes his triumphant return!

For those not into the parody stuff, Fur Face Boy has got you covered. If you’re looking for something with a bit more street wear flare, I suggest you check out the Crest, Argyle, and Floral print.

Series 6 isn’t available just yet, but it will be soon:

“You are ALL invited to the release of my new Series 6 line next Saturday, December 17th from 7 – 10 pm at the one and only, WE ARE 1976! Along with the release of my new series of tee’s, there will also be a special FFB ♥ We Are 1976 collab tee! Also prepare to get your dranky-drank on (via adult beverages and sodas), munch on some munchies, salivate in awe via a special appearance from the super delicious, Nammi Truck and groove to mixes and spins from the legendary, DJ Love! We really want this to be a super fun and memorable time, so save the date and come out and party with us! You can RSVP via Facebook HERE.”

If I lived in Texas then I would totally be there. I’ll be there in spirit!

Celebrate The Beatles With 85 Icons of Fab History and Songs

The Chop Shop T-Shirts have become quite iconic. They’ve got a very unique style that appeals to not only geeks, but also design nerds. The latest shirt will also get music fans excited. And if you’re a Beatle fan then you probably already have your credit card out and ready.

The T-Shirt is called 85 Icons of Fab History and Songs and it features 85 icons related to the “four lads who shook the world” in both history and song. The Chop Shop warns that some of the icons can only be cracked by die-hard fans! As a Beatles fan, I have to admit that I really dig this T-Shirt. It’s going to be fun trying to identify all of those tiny silhouettes!

85 Icons of Fab History and Songs is available now from The Chop Shop for $23.

By the way, what are my favorite Beatles songs? Easy.

  1. Something
  2. Hey Jude
  3. Let It Be
  4. I Want To Hold Your Hand

Doctor Hazmat Closes Its Doors

It’s always a sad day whenever an indie T-Shirt designer contacts me to let me know that they are closing their doors. This was the case when Bryan Satomayor from Doctor Hazmat contacted me to let me know that his T-Shirt brand will be closing its doors. I first featured Doctor Hazmat last October and I was thoroughly impressed by his small, yet impressive, collection of T-Shirts.

When asked why he decided to shut Doctor Hazmat down, Sotomayor replied:

“It’s nothing to be upset about. It was a personal choice. I simply don’t have the money right now to run the line and progress in my personal life. A fact that I didn’t believe for a very long time.”

He also went on to say:

“I’d like to thank you, and all of my supporters, for all the help and kind words.”

I’d like to thank you, as well, Doctor Hazmat, for making truly fun T-Shirts that we all could enjoy. The youthful exuberance of your brand will be missed and we look forward to any future projects from you!

Jobs > Gates

Steve Jobs > Bill Gates. Steve Jobs is greater than Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. UNDRCRWN got it right with this shirt. I absolutely love it. I adore it. I admire it. It speaks the truth. And as a longtime Apple nut I can believe that. As a MacAddict that stood by Apple even when Steve wasn’t arount, I can believe that. As a MacHead that cheered when Steve Jobs returned as iCEO and proceeded to resuscitate a near bankrupt company, I can believe that.

Steve Jobs created and innovated. Steve Jobs conceptualized products that changed the world. Steve Jobs redefined multiple industries. Bill Gates simply made sloppy copies.

UNDRCRWN1 got it right. Jobs > Gates is available now from UNDRCRWN for $28.

1. Jobs > Gates is actually a part of UNDRCRWN’s Greater Than Series. They also have a Jay > Wayne T-Shirt, which is awesome, and then I saw this. Disappointed!

The Gaming Loop

Fangamer got it right with this gaming shirt! The Gaming Loop is a nice homage to the classic video game console gamepad/controller1. And how cool is it that Fangamer references Chrono Trigger in their product description! Of course, we all remember that, when in the facotry ruins, we must head north in the long passage, grab the Plasma Gun and then use the computer that requires the ZABIE password. ZABIE as in XABY on the controller!

“Whether entering the security code ZABIE or simply trying to open the menu (usually it’s X, but sometimes it’s Y), every gamer has the familiar contours of the gaming loop stuck in their head — now you can keep them close to your heart as well!

This tribute to multicultural gaming history was designed by controller fanatic Jon Kay and printed on 100% cotton American Apparel 2001 shirts. The ‘Homeland’ version is printed on New Silver, while the ‘Overseas’ version is Black. The 4X shirts are printed on Anvil 420 organic cotton black/white tees, and the 5X/6X shirts are printed on Hanes 5250 black/asphalt tees.”

The Gaming Loop is available now from the Fangamer for $22.

1. I’m a bit saddened by the fact that classic gaming controller as we know it is somewhat on the endangered list. I mean, Apple has pretty much changed the game with its touch based mobile devices. As we’ve seen with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, gaming is a large facet of these devices. And soon, we might see a greater Apple presence in the living room – The mythical Apple TV (a real TV and not the little streaming box we have today). Will this kick the classic gaming console as we know it to the curb? Possibly.

The Dark Knight Light

This is an AWESOME T-Shirt! It’s from Shirt.Woot and was designed by Nathan W. Pyle. The design is simply called The Dark Knight, but it could have easily been called The Dark Knight Light! I think that would have been a much more witty name. This Batman glows in the dark!

If you want this one you better cop it now, it won’t be around for long, like mos other Shirt.Woot T-Shirts. You’re lucky that it’s even still available. The Dark Knight is available now from Shirt.Woot for $15.

Threadless Holiday Gift Guide 2011

It’s that time of the year again! You know, the time of the year when you go out and buy a lot of cool stuff for your friends and family for Christmas! But who said you have to “go out” and leave the comforts of your own home to get cool stuff. Stay home, sip on some hot cocoa while listening to holiday music, and do all of your holiday shopping online at Threadless! This is 2011, after all. Mall shopping is like, so passé.

Not sure what to buy from Threadless? I know, I know, they’ve got tons of amazing stuff – but what should you spend your hard earned cash on? That’s were I come in to help. The friendly peeps over at Threadless asked me to put together a list of my favorite Threadless items. And of course I said hell yeah! Now, you don’t have an excuse to not pick something up from this Chicago based purveyeur of goodness.

If you stumbled on this blog via Twitter, Facebook or elsewhere then welcome! Please feel free to peruse the site and if you like what you see then I’d recommend adding Co-Tee TV as a friend on Facebook so that you can stay up-to-date on future posts!

T-Shirts! This is Threaless’ bread and butter. If anything, pick up a Threadless tee and relish the comfy fit. I’ve picked three of my favorites for you: Stereotype Cereal by Dina Prasetyawan, Retold with Unicorns by Branko Ricov and Jonah Block, and Optimust by Phil Jones. Price: $18.

It doesn’t get all that chilly in Hawaii. Ah yes, HAWAII! But whem it does, I love to wear hoodies and Threadless has got some awesome hoodies! They’ve got the zip kind and the non-zip kind – you choose! If you feel like exposing your inner Michael Cera then pick up a Threadless hoodie! My two picks are Traditional Greeting by Paulo Bruno and The Pen is Mightier than the Sword by Clarice Crawford. Price: $29.

Over the last year, Threadless has released some real drool worthy accessories, including backpacks, totes, water bottles, and laptop/iPad cases. You’ve got something for every geek, nerd, foodie, artist, hippie and almost any other kind of person that you can think of. And although there are tons to choose from, these are my favorites.

I Be Au Sm is one of my all-time favorite Threadless designs. And now, they’v got it in Backpack form. Love it! Price: $59.

I’ve got a thing for good typography. And so I was drawn to Budi Satria Kwan’s ampersand themed Peace and Love. Price: $15.

Threadless Stuff on Thermos Stuff = double rainbow cool. Yes! When these first came out I rushed to Target to pick my favorite up. Which was my favorite you ask? Well, of course it was the iconic Funkalicious by Christopher Golebiowski. Price: $15.

Another iconic design that made it onto a Threadless accessory is the Tom Burns design, The Communist Party! It’s Christmas, let’s party! But first, if we’re going to party hard then we need to protect our precious iPhones! Why not do it in Threadless style? Price: $19.

If you’re buying an iPhone case for a fellow tehnogeek, then you may also want to consider picking up a laptop or iPad case. Why do boring black when you can do Threadless fun? These cases will have you covered! I suggest Liquid Shot and Sugar Skull. Price: $39-$54.

Finally, for those of you looking to pick up a grab bag gift or some stocking stuffers, consider these fancy little Threadless Dooodle Packs! They’re perfect for your doodle needs. Price: $9.