I originally saw this design when it was making the Internet rounds a few weeks ago and I just recently found that it’s now available in T-Shirt form. Needlessy to say, I was super excited because I love the minimalist take on the Street Fighter II characters that I grew up with. The design was done by Ashley Browning and was originally posted on his Flickr page (Flickr member infinitecontinues).
“This is a one-off piece, and a departure from usual Minimalism pieces of mine. This time I just wanted to go really, really basic. Initially, I felt I was creating a Bauhaus/De Stijl inspired piece, but after finishing it, I thought it also looked like the primitive graphics from Atari 2600 or Intellivision consoles.”
In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear an American ApparelÂ Poly-CottonÂ 3/4 Sleeve Raglan ShirtÂ and review Never Too Old from Amon Clothing,Â a brand based out of Germany that focusing on producing designer tees with an emphasis on using organic materials and sustainable energy to produce their shirts.
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Never Too Old by Amon Clothing.Pros: Never Too Old came in some of the most creative and inventive packaging that I’ve ever reviewed on the show. When other companies stick to rectangular boxes, Amon used the unorthodox triangle. They pay very close attention to detail when it comes to packaging but even more so when it comes to the tees themselves. The design is printed on an Earth Positive branded shirt which was manufactured solely using renewable green energy from wind and solar power. The screenprint is nice and soft. The shirt also is tagless in the neck area for itch free comfort and features a screenprinted label instead. Shirt is also screenprinted with the Amon brand on the lower left hem on the back of the shirt. I reviewed a medium tee, which felt like some of te larges I’ve worn before so you might want to order a size down.Â Cons: Design might be a bit too abstract for some – but if you dig art, you’ll probably appreciate this tee that much more. Tag on the left hem is a bit bulky. Might be a little too pricey for some.Â Price: 28 EURO.
Amon Clothing is brand new brand based out Germany with a “high standard of design with equally high standards of quality and sustainability.” Each edition released is devoted to one them and one color and is aways complemented by black and white as well as special items. My favorites from their current line include Every Inch and Never Too Old, both of which are solid shirts.
Each of the tees are tagless and feature print on the lower hem of the shirt. The thing that caught my attention, though, was the very unique packaging. All of the shirts are 100% organic cotton and are silk screen printed in Germany. The shirts are available now from Amon Clothing for 28 EURO.
Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk fame recently released two new tees, Clearly Ambiguous and Path To Nowhere. Path To Nowhere is a welcomed re-release of an old tee in a new colorway. I actually like the blue and white colorway over the original red and white version.
Clearly Ambiguous is a neat 3 color print with a conglomeration of leaf-like shapes strategically placed to form a larger shape. If I could name this shirt I would definitely have named it Gestalt, since it reminds of the principles behind Gestalt Psychology – a theory of mind and brain that “describes the form-forming capability of our senses (the word Gestalt in German literally means “shape” or “figure”), particularly with respect to the visual recognition of figures and whole forms instead of just a collection of simple lines and curves.”
Both shirts are available from Ugmonk for $21 but remember to use the coupon code “COTY09″ to save 10% off of your entire order!
I’m a huge fan of Jeff Sheldon’s brand, Ugmonk. He has definitely done some amazing things in the short time that his brand has been around. He recently reprinted one of his earlier, and more popular tee designs, Path To Nowhere. It’s the perfect shirt for anyone that feels like that can’t get to where they are trying to go.Â