Co-Tee TV Episode 39: Cottonable, Funky Koreatown and Chop Shop + Giveaway!

In this special Cottonable sponsored episode of Co-Tee TV I review Soju-rific by Funky Koreatown and Filter Heroes by Chop Shop!

Cottonable Giveaway!

Cottonable has also sponsored a contest giveaway! Just leave a comment mentioning what you plan to be for Halloween 2009 and you’ll be entered to win a $50 Threadless Gift Certificate! Awesome!

You can leave your comment entries in three places. If you leave a comment in all three then you’ll receive three entries in the drawing. Leave a comment: 1. Here on this post, 2. on the Cottonable post featuring Co-Tee TV Episode 39, or 3. on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page! You can only leave one comment entry on each place. So, if you want to increase your chance to win the prize, you have to leave your comment on all places!

Last day to enter and submit your comment mentioning what you plan to be for Halloween 2009 is Thursday, October 29, 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii time). Good luck!

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Filter Heroes by Chop Shop. Pros: Absolutely love the design, perfect for the techy crowd or for photoshop gurus. Shirts come packaged in a protective plastic bag to protect the shirts from the elements during shipment. Features a custom screenprinted inner neck label and is tagless for itch free comfort. Printed on a charcoal Alstyle blank. Cons: Nothing really, I just wish you didn’t have to pay a premium for the American Apparel option. Other than that, excellent product! Price: $20 but you can save $15% if you use the coupon code “givemeabreak” at checkout.

Filter Heroes

Soju-rific by Funky Koreatown. Pros: Fun shirt, especially for those who have an interest in Korean culture or just like to drink soju! A bit character heavy but I’ll be sure to wear it the next time I go soju drinking. Flat rate shipping in the US and internationally. Printed on an American Apparel blank. Cons: Blacks not as vibrant as I have seen on other DTG printed shirts. A bit pricey. Price: $21.99.

Soju-rific! by Funy Koreatown

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Cute microbes on sale

Amon Clothing

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.

Every Inch by Amon Clothing

Never Told by Amon Clothing

Amon Clothing

Amon Clothing

Amon Clothing

Draw Your Own Way

One of my favorite new indie tee brands, Milk & Eggs Co., recently released 5 new tees and I am in love with Draw Your Own Way. In the world of fancy all-over-prints, I breath a sigh of relief whenever I see tees like these: simple, minimal colors, and powerful without being overbearing. If you know someone that likes to trace other peoples work then pick this tee up for them (or at least send them a link) and then kick them in the shin.

Draw Your Own Way is available now from Milk & Eggs Co. for $18, go pick one up today!

Draw Your Own Way

Draw Your Own Way

The Struggle + 50% Off at Miles To Go

I am really digging the newest design from Miles To Go Clothing. It’s called The Struggle and it is essentially art on your torso. The design is based on an old statue that was created by the founder of Miles To Go. The shirt is printed on a 90% cotton / 10% polyester American Apparel tee features thinned out ink for a super light feel.

The Struggle is available now from Miles To Go Clothing for $21.99 BUT for the next 24 hours you can score 50% off this shirt and every other item in the Miles To Go online shop so be sure to use the coupon code “family” at checkout. There are some excellent deals to be had so go and check them out!

The Struggle

101 T-Shirts for Artists, Art Snobs and Photoshop Gurus

So despite the first epic shirt list being daunting and time consuming, I decided to do a follow up! This time, I switch from the natural sciences to the arts and humanities by featuring 100 + 1 T-Shirts for artists, art snobs, photoshop gurus and everyone in between. Know someone who enjoys art? Chances are, they’ll enjoy at least one of the tees on this list!

Side Note: This list almost proved to be futile! I started this list about a week after the epic 101 T-Shirts for Scientists, Science Geeks and Nerds list and it took me nearly a month to compile a list of 101 worthwhile T-Shirts that fit into the category of appealing to either artists, art snobs and/or photoshop gurus. I almost gave up on the list. The first time I called it quits was after I found the first 10. Then when I reached 50, I thought, 50 is a nice round number, why not stop here? But I kept on searching every corner of InternetLAND and I eventually found 101. I hope you enjoy this list, because I sure had a difficult (but worthwhile) time compiling it!

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1. CMYK Family by Chimpogo, £21.

CMYK Family by Chimpogo

2. Pixel Tools by Insanely Great Tees, $19.

Pixel Tools

3. Artists Create Happiness by Graniph, $23.75.

Artists Create Happiness

4. Love, Life, Death by Kneedeepinsleep, £25.

Live, Life Death

5. Grafftips by Michael Delahaut (Threadless), $25.

Grafftips

6. Shapes by AtomicChild, $15.

Shapes

7. Louise Bourgeouis by T-Shirt In A Box, 21,40 €.

Louise Bourgeouis

8. Creation by James Anthony Apparel, $26.

Creation

9. Just Say No To Art by Fair Weather Friends, $35.27.

Just Say No To Art

10. Color by Sixpack France, 33,50 €.

Color

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New Math + Funky Equations = Cool Shirts!

Remember the guys from Doubletake Clothing? Sure you do, they released the very popular Bears, Beets, Battlestar… tee early on this year. Well, they’re back. Sort of. This time the masterminds behind Doubletake Clothing has forged a new alliance with author/artist Craig Damrauer, of New Math fame.

“New Math started as an art book which was sold at MOMA and a number of other museum stores and boutiques in the US and Japan. In the fall CT Editions will publish a collection of New Math, edited by Ed Ruscha. New Math has been seen in GOOD Magazine, the New York Times Op-Ed page, Mother Jones and the German Greenpeace Magazine.”

If you haven’t checked out New Math: Equations for Living, I urge you to do so. I just picked up a copy from Amazon for a cheap $9.94 and am excited to see what other equations Craig has cooked up.

As far as the shirts go, yeah they’re simple – they are supposed to be! They retain the “New Math” look and feel as seen in the book. My favorite from the bunch is the Modern Art equation shirt. Isn’t it so true? I think so. For an extra $5 you can even pick up an amazing collectors/gift box. Each of these environmentally friendly boxes features the New Math equation of the shirt.

Modern Art

Pirate

New Math Box

Not directly associated to the shirts above but somewhat related. You YouTube fans will probably enjoy it:

Stay Sharp by Olly Moss

Stay Sharp is the latest shirt from U.K. based artist, Olly Moss, and it features lots of yellow! The shirt, which was produced for New Standard, is available now for purchase at Urban Outfitters for $24. 

This is the perfect shirt for creative types. Know someone who loves to write or draw with tradition tools (i.e. pencil)? This is the shirt to get them. Though, you might want to check if they are fans of yellow. 

Stay Sharp by Olly Moss

Sympathy For The Unusual Summer 2009 Collection

Italian based brand, Sympathy For The Unusual, recently released their debut line of designer tees. This collection of internationally designed shirts features the work of artists from all over the globe. 

This initial release features six different tees from six different artists, including: Matt Joyce, Rubens Cantuni, Ed Nacional, Andy Smith, Lorena Vigil-Escalera and Unusual Design Movement. 

Each shirt is quality cut and trim size featuring 100% cotton and a special print inside each left sleeve, all you need to do to uncover it is roll up the sleeve!

Sympathy For The Unusual

Sympathy For The Unusual

Sympathy For The Unusual

Sympathy For The Unusual

Will Barras Custom Juxtapoz Tee

Juxtopz is one of my favorite Art & Culture Magazines and I’m always excited to get a fresh issue and check out what tees they have scattered throughout the pages. Here’s one tee that I spotted at the Juxtapoz blog and it features the artwork of Will Barras (Juxtapoz #91).  

“Will Barras is one of the original Scrawl Collective members and has maintained his original DIY aesthetic through his transition to a highly successful (and in demand!) artist.”

“He is one of those artists that it is almost impossible to copy because, well everyone knows it as his style and his alone. Over the years, Will has developed from the hip hop and skater/bmx graphics which made his name into areas a great deal wilder and more unpredictable.”

You can pick up The Lightening by Will Barras from the Juxtapoz shop for $23.95. 

Will Barras

Will Barras

Two New Ugmonk Tees Released

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!

Clearly Ambiguous by Jeff Sheldon

Path To Nowhere by Jeff Sheldon