Slaughterhouse Five: So It Goes

Remember out friends over at Kafkacotton? I interviewed the founder way back in Indie Tee Spotlight #27, he was the guy that travelled around the country in a life-sized cockroach costume named Gregor. It looks like Kafkacotton is back with another literary T-Shirt classic. This time, it’s the Kurt Vonnegut classic Slaughterhouse-Five that is being featured on the latest Kafkacotton tee.

I must admit that I am guilty of never reading Vonnegut’s classic. Then again, there’s a lot that I haven’t read. Maybe it’s available as a free download in the Apple Bookstore or on Amazon.

“When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in a bad condition in that particular moment, but that the same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is “so it goes.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five is available now from Kafkacotton for $24 and all order will receive free shipping until December 24th!

108 Objects From Flight 815

Threadless continues to bleed awesomeness. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at their latest tee: 108 Objects From Flight 815. 108 Objects is an obvious parody of my (second*) favorite show on television, LOST. Nathan W. Pyle did an excellent job of meticulously illustrating 108 lost related objects into the form of Oceanic Flight 815. Nearly everything you can think of LOST related is in this T-Shirt. You’ve got Hurley’s VW, a white rabbit, a polar bear, and of course a submarine. If you are a LOST fan then 108 Objects is a must have. Pick up your shirt before it disappears from Threadless forever ($18).

Oh, and if this shirt wasn’t enough … how about 101 more LOST themed T-Shirts. Yeah, I thought that would peak your interest.

*You’re probably wondering what my favorite show is. One name comes to mind. DEXTER.

108 Objects From Flight 815

108 Objects From Flight 815

Here’s Looking At You, Kid

I normally do not blog about Threadless submissions mainly because I don’t like to be teased and I don’t like to be a teaser. I take that back, I actually enjoy teasing others, I just don’t like being teased with designs that might possibly never see the light of day as a bonafide T-Shirt.

Let’s face it, submitting a design to Threadless is like throwing your piece of art into a haystack filled with other, equally good, pieces of art, with the hope that the Threadless regulars (and staff) will see the glow in your artwork and vote with a 5$. Oh the coveted Threadless 5$. Your design also seemingly gets lost in the crowd a bit faster if you’re new to the Threadless scene. Lack in name recognition could be the only thing holding you back from seeing your little baby of a design earn you $2500 and T-Shirt design immortality.

Having said all of that, I’d like to introduce my friend, who goes by the name of Bunny Dojo in the webiverse. He is quite a skilled designer and has a very polished portfolio. He specializes in key art and logo design. He’s also pretty good at designing those covers that your DVD’s and Blu-ray discs come packaged in. Despite this, the world of competitive T-shirt designs contests is a different kind of beast and he knows it! So I am showing off his first Threadless submission, Here’s Looking At You, Kid, partially because he’s my friend, a little because I’ve been a big fan of his work for many years now, but mostly because he has a solid design that I truly believe is worthy of being printed at Threadless. Now go vote for it!

The world will always welcome lovers. As time goes b-a-a. Inspired by a love of “Casablanca” and the styling of ‘Glennz,’ this design is my first that felt worthy of submission to Threadless. I’m really happy with it, and I hope you will be too. -Bunny Dojo

Here's Looking At You, Kid

Here’s Looking At You, Kid. - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Airdrop by Glennz Tees

I’ve been talking a lot about tees that bring back feelings of nostalgia (see NES Zapper post below) and the newest tee from Glennz Tees really hit my nostalgic soft spot. Airdop is yet another excellent design by Glenn Jones, how he comes up with these awesome ideas on a consistent basis amazes me. I need to pick up this shirt, dust out my vintage Game Boy and blow on my original Tetris cartridge and get my game on. That would be awesome. You guys can pick up this tee from Glennz Tees for $19.95.

Airdrop by Glennz Tees

Airdrop by Glennz Tees

Pan Am Brand Power

Here’s an interesting post that I stumbled on Andy Sernovitz’s Damn I Wish I’d Thought of That blog about the power of a great brand. In the post, he talks about how Pan Am merchandise survives to this day despite the airline being dead since 1991. Oddly enough, I saw someone using a Pan Am leather bag just like the one seen in the photo below.

Are any of you old enough to have actually rode on a Pan Am aircraft? 

Pan Am

Pan Am

Pan Am