Remember those choose-your-own-adventure books that we used to read as kids in the 80′s? Well, this T-Shirt from Wordboner is sorta like those books. And I dig it. Wear the shirt and the people around you fill in the blank. You heart someone? Then look at that special someone in the eyes and then point to this shirt with an affectionate smile. Annoyed at someone? Roll your eyes and then point to the shirt. Absolutely hate someone? Well, you could always flip them off and then point to this shirt. It’s multipurpose.
I still love receiving random T-Shirts in the mail. Here’s one that I received from Le Creatif, a Pittsburgh based Visual Art and Graphic Design company founded by Mike Monahan. When I first received this package in the mail, the one thing that jumped right out at me was the branding and logo for Le Creatif. I loved it. When I finally had the chance to open up the package, I didn’t for one second expect that it would be a t-shirt featuring the Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, and that guy from Milli Vanilli! Interesting. Captivating, almost.
The shirt is silkscreen printed by hand on a soft fitted white Anvil T-Shirt. It’s got a nice feel. And silkscreen job is perfect, with the ink having a nice, soft texture. Find out more about the Unsolved Murdaz tee here. The Unsolved Murdaz tee is available now from Etsy for $19.99.
Absolutely adore this shirt. It helps that The Catcher In The Rye is one of my all time favorite books. “Catcher In The Rye, as we all know, is one of the best books in the world! Printed on this awesome tee is Holden’s catch-all term, “phony,” though we all know he’s the real phony all along. oooh the sweet sweet irony!”
Holden Caulfield is available now from Print Liberation for $24.
It’s been a while, I know. I’m getting back into the swing of things. I’m still receiving T-Shirt in the mail. Thank you. New episodes of Co-Tee TV? Not sure when that will happen. Life’s just too hectic. But, I can still take photos and talk about the T-Shirts that I’ve received. So I will do just that. What better brand to start off talking about then Dust Jacket Clothing. When I saw their tees, I knew that I had to get a post up about this up-and-coming brand. Dust Jacket Clothing specializes in book themed T-Shirts, yes, I know, not quite that original of an idea, however, they’re really good at it.
Dust Jacket Clothing sent me two of the three T-Shirts in their product line, Dr. TK Eckleburg and Medicore Gatsby. The Dr. TK Eckleburg T-Shirt is the one that really caught my eye. Great shirt, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby. Funny story, my wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, gave me this book to read in 1999. I still haven’t finished it. It’s been a running joke between us for the longest time. It’s one of her favorites, and, I just never found the time to finish it. I heard the movie is being released soon…
As for the T-Shirt, Dust Jacket Clothing uses Next Level Apparel tees. Similar in comfort to American Apparel tees, but, slightly more form fitting. The dark ash Eckleburg tee is quite soft, whereas the yellow Mediocre Gatsby tee feels a bit on the light and thin side. I can recommend them both. Perfect for the classic book enthusiast, or the F. Scott Fitzgerald fanboy. They do exist.
So far, loving the brand. Three shirts provides for slim pickings, so I’m hoping that they add to their product line up soon. My favorite books of all time? The Catcher in the Rye. Second favorite? Animal Farm. Hint…hint.
I’m loving the new collection of tees from our friends at Fuzzy Ink. I’ve been a fan of Fuzzy Ink since the start of this blog and I’ve had the pleasure of watching their brand grow over the years. It’s amazing that they’ve built their brand around the hairs that grow above our upper lip. The iconic moustache. By the way, Movember is coming so be sure to grow a moustache and pick up some fresh Fuzzy Ink!
Speaking of moustaches, I’m watching Bronson on Netflix as I type up this post. Dude has got an epic moustache.
Everything about this T-Shirt design is perfect. Love it. It actually feels like vintage Johnny Cupcakes and I can definitely appreciate that. A nice nod to probably my favourite (spelled that way in case Banksy is reading) street artist.
Bakesy is available now from Johnny Cupcakes for $35.99.
It’s been a while since I last posted about my awesome friends over at Made With Awesome. I’ve been a longtime fan of their hilarious tees. They’ve got some new tees that I haven’t seen before (yeah, I’ve been on hiatus). You’re Weird, We Should Be Friends must become a part of my wardrobe. Seriously, awesome.
Oh, and they’ve got I’ve Just Developed A Theory That Proves I’m Not A Nerd in black? Where the hell have I been?
You’re Weird, We Should Be Friends is available now from Made With Awesome for $25.
I LOVE this Origami Fox T-Shirt by Square Thursday. You know what else love? The product shots. They’ve got awesome product shots. Seriously, awesome. Those models? Killer handsome. Check out all of the Square Thursday products, if only just to gawk at the hairy models.
Origami Fox is available now from Square Thursday for £20.
Speaking of Square Thursday, they’ve put together an awesome little animated promotional video. It’s worth checking out.