I Got $5 On It: Badass Abraham Lincoln

It’s been a while since I’ve featured an Abraham Lincoln T-Shirt. What’s the hell is wrong with me. It’s okay, this is fixed with THIS T-shirt designed by Tim Shumate and available now from Threadless. Say hello to thug Abraham Lincoln, complete with tattoos, ear stretchers, and wife beater. Mary Todd Lincoln would be so proud.

By the way, you all should be ready for the barrage of Abe Lincoln tees over the next few months. Why? New movie coming soon, it’s called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. If you haven’t read it yet then you’re missing out.

I Got $5 On It is available now from Threadless for $20.

Scare Bear: What A Real Life Care Bear Would Look Like

And this is what a real life Care Bear would look like. Angry. ROOOOOAAAARRRRR!

Scare Bear is available now from Society6 for $18.

Cool Try: Tyrannosaurus Rex Will Eat You Up

This shirt bleeds WTF Cool. Yeah, WTF because it features a Tyrannosaurus rex biting into a skateboarder and Cool because it features Tyrannosaurus rex biting into a skateboarder. Yes, the repetition in the previous sentence was intended. Honestly, I’m not sure why this shirt is called the Bootleg T-Shirt. And frankly, I don’t care. It features a fucking Tyrannosaurus rex biting into a skateboarder.

The Official Cool Try Bootleg T-Shirt is available now from Cool Try for $20.

The Floppy Disk: Kids Today Have No Idea What This Is

So sad, but so true. Reminds of that time I went to Best Buy and asked a salesperson whether or not they sold Record Players. You know, those Ion ones that you can hook up to your modern day computer. Yes, people still make record players (with USB built in even!) and yes, people still listen to records. Not so much with the Floppy Disk. I haven’t seen or used a floppy disk since maybe early last decade. It’s 2012 and it’s now all about the cloud.

Kids Today Have No Idea What This Is is available now from SnorgTees for $19.95.

A Lovely Brew: The Perfect Valentines Day T-Shirt for Tea Enthusiasts!

Valentine’s Day is creeping up and if you haven’t had the time to pick up a present then maybe you might want to consider picking up A Lovely Brew from our pal, Edward Teabelly. You might not be able to get the T-Shirt by Valentines Day, but hey, who said you needed to give this tee away to a valentine? You could always just buy this tee for yourself to show your appreciation and love for, well, what else…tea!

A Lovely Brew is available now from Edward Teabelly for £18.99.

Check Out These hitRECord T-Shirts + The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories

hitRECord.org is a mass collaborative production company led by its founder, and director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known on hitRECord as RegularJOE. All the merchandise found at THE RECORD STORE was made collaboratively on hitRECord. And all profits made at THE RECORD STORE are shared with the contributing artists per The hitRECord Accord. Neat!

I first stumbled upon hitRECord when they released their Tiny Book of Tiny Stories. I thought, to myself, oh, “Joseph Gordon-Levitt is writing books now.” It turns out that he’s been doing much more than that. Gordon-Levitt has been “directing” this open collective production company of creative artists that have been churning out some really great stuff. The idea is that you can upload an idea or work in progress or “record” as they call it on hitRECord and other people can download and edit your “record.” If your record goes into production then all profits will be split by all of the collaborators. In their first year, hitRECord split $50,000 amongst its various collaborators. Awesome!

Want to joining hitRECord? Visit their site and join now.

Fresh Kaufee: Shirts That Really Smell Like Coffee

I’m telling you, there’s a lot of indie goodness brewing in Dallas. From the awesome Fur Face Boy to the up-and-coming Sleepy Dan Clothing, Dallas is experiencing an indie apparel uprising of sorts. Another addition to the fold is Fresh Kaufee. Founder Joonbug McIntosh first caught my eye on Twitter, when he posted about Episode 88 of Co-Tee TV. You might remember that in that episode I talked about Javaboi Industries. Javaboi is a brand whose central theme is coffee. The T-Shirts come packed in little coffee bags, however, in Episode 88, I talked about how it would be great if, when opening the packaging, the T-Shirts actually smelled like coffee beans. I thought it was a great idea. And it looks it was, since Fresh Kaufee is already doing this! Awesome. Rad!

So, two brands based on coffee. If this were Iron Chef, which brand do I think reigns supreme? Hands down, I would go with Fresh Kaufee. For me, the Fresh Kaufee designs are much more wearable. I also love the Fresh Kaufee Java Joe logo and their other logo and insignia tees. They’re real fun with a streetwear vibe. Fresh Kaufee has also got some insanely detailed designs that are very Wotto-like, check out Ghost Roast when you get the chance. I’d love to get my hands on some Fresh Kaufee tees to actually how the two brands compare in terms of T-Shirt build, printing quality, and packaging [UPDATE: I got a hold of some Fresh Kaufee packaging, and they look dope 0 love it! It's like you're receiving a fresh bag of gourmet coffee beans. See below for shots of the Fresh Kaufee packaging]. But so far, I’m really digging the Fresh Kaufee designs – AND they smell like coffee!

Fresh Kaufee tees are available for sale at the Fresh Kaufee online shop and are priced from $13-$24.99.

Glenn Jones Illustrates Broken.

I love these videos.

“My drawing process for my Glennz Tees shirt designs, I use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator and draw with a Wacom tablet. If needed, I draw a quick rough on screen first, then convert that to guides to draw my final illustration on top of that. Start to finish 60 mins compressed into 3.” -Glenn Jones

Go buy some tees from Glennz Tees.

Keep On, Muvin On with Muve Clothing

Muve is an alliance of two artists, Mike an illustrator from Washington DC and Ryan a photographer rooted from NYC. While studying at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles they decided to start a clothing company. Over the years their ideas and designs evolved and Muve was created.

This east coast brand definitely has a unique style. The designs really are a reflection of their home cities. Guerilla has a streetart vibe, reminiscent of New York City, while DC Metro pays homage to the Capital Beltway, connecting DC, Maryland and Virginia. I love the prominent use of lines in the designs and the randomness Guerilla.

“Our company is dedicated to voicing creative freedom with respect to the sub-cultures of past, present and future. Muve signifies a pivotal motion of change in the direction world culture has gone and takes a step to document where we are going through the collaboration of imagery, wordplay and humor.”

Muve Clothing is worth taking a look at. The T-Shirts are priced at $28 a piece and are available now from the Muve Clothing online shop.