Co-Tee TV Episode 44: Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk and The Cult

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I review the Fight Club Anniversary tee from ChuckPalahniuk.net celebrating the 10 years since the release of the Fight Club movie by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. The T-Shirt was designed by blog favorite and popular T-Shirt designer, Kevin Tong.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Fight Club Anniversary T-Shirt by Kevin Tong and available at ChuckPalahniuk.net. Pros: Great artwork designed by Kevin Tong. The shirt is available in two colorways, cornflower blue and creme.  Cons: The tee design is printed on a Next Level blank, which is a little more fitting and thin compared to an American Apparel tee. And just so you know, I like thin tees (and have a high level  of disdain for thick and heavy ones). Price: $20.

Fight Club Anniversary T-Shirt

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Mt. Killrazorclaw + 2009 Linty Fresh Poem Book

Our friend Eric Terry just released the latest Linty Fresh tee for the month of December and it looks like classic Linty Fresh. This multi-colored print features the character Mt. Killrazorclaw and a bunch of geometrical shapes with the Linty Fresh named worked into the design. It sort of reminds me of The Most Fantastic Things. As with all new Linty Fresh tees, Mt. Killrazorclaw comes with a special collector’s card featuring an accompanying poem. You can pick this tee up from Linty Fresh for $22.

Speaking of poems, Eric also released the first ever Linty Fresh Poem Book:

This 26-page booklet contains all of Linty Fresh’s 2009 tshirt designs alongside their respective poems. Features a foreward by the author and designer, and a thick-stocked satin cover with glossy pages.

The poem book is available now for just $3.99.

I should also note that in the recent Linty Fresh Chat #6, Eric announced that Linty Fresh will not be doing monthly releases on the first of every month. He will instead be shifting to a seasonal model.

Mt. Killrazorclaw

Mt. Killrazorclaw

2009 Linty Fresh Poem Book

2009 Linty Fresh Poem Book

Co-Tee TV Episode 41: Melted, New Math and Pirates

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Melted by Desired Hearts and review Modern Art and Pirates from New Math by Craig Damrauer. The shirts are based on the popular website, More New Math, and the book written by Damrauer. The site, book and shirts feature witty equations for every day living.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Pirates and Modern Art by New Math. Pros: The New Math shirts by Craig Damrauer match the New Math website and book perfectly. Printed on American Apparel tees so you know that I dig the fit and feel of these shirts – super comfortable and soft. My shirts came packaged in a lovely New Math printed cardboard box. Excellent shirt for those who enjoy mathematics, typography or just fun witty one liners. Cons: Nothing really. The shirt is what it is and that is a compliment to the New Math book and website. Price: $20.

Modern Art

Pirates

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Tees: The Art of the T-Shirt by Maki – Book Review

I was fortunate to receive a copy of Tees: The Art of the T-Shirt by Maki from the publishers of the book. This is actually the first T-Shirt book I’ve received for review or even owned. Nonetheless, this book reinforces the fact that the T-Shirt is one of the most successful pop culture products ever. There literally is a T-Shirt for everything. But the T-Shirt isn’t all about showing off the latest cultural headline, but it is also wearable art. Every T-Shirt you wear reflects who you are and what you stand for. You can tell a lot about a person just from the T-Shirt that they are wearing.

Tees the book is an exploration of the artistic side of the T-Shirt. The author of the book, Maki Design, is actually a pair of T-Shirt designers, Kim Smits and Matthijs Maat. Their careers took off after they successfully won at the popular design contest site, Threadless. After a year and a half of blogging about T-Shirts I expected to recognize a few of the designs and designers in the book. And of course, I did. But I was even more surprised by the number of designers and brands that I had not heard of. The authors really delve deep into the indie T-Shirt culture.

The book is 333 pages long and features 82 design studios and artists. Each of the featured studios/designers provide short insight blurbs into their designs and inspirations. The book is filled with T-Shirts of different styles. If you’re looking for a T-Shirt bible, this is as close as you’ll get.

If you have any interest in T-Shirts (and I bet you do if you’re reading this blog) or just a general interest in graphic design then I highly recommend this book. You can pick up a copy now from Amazon9 for $19 (retail is $30).

Threadless Alumni Coloring Book

This comes straight from the desk of Threadless regular, Torakamikaze. It’s a coloring book! But it’s not just any coloring book, it is comprised of illustrations from some of the extremely talented artists at Threadless. In fact, only members of the Threadless Alumni are featured in Activity: A Coloring & Activity Book. In all, 42 different Threadless Alumni participated. 

The book is 56 pages of pure awesomeness and is available now from Lulu for just 10 bucks. Below is a list of all the participating Threadless Alumni members. 

colt83, Monkey III,gumbolimbo, wotto, sonmi, 0Jim0, zipperking, Leroy_Hornblower, jstumpenhorst, Chengui, lizz, WanderingBert, White Rabbit, Torakamikaze, pilihp, David T, nonolarson, wullaguru, BaronVonMonkey, alexmdc, kooky love, tracerbullet, thatwheel, mezo, whirzle1, roadkill3d, kennybanzai, starr226, jimmytan, adamwhite, NomadSlim, ISABOA, ginetteginette, Raid71, andyg, Tonteau, le hell, herky, jrmasm, DaniellesGarden, thunderpeel, & ivejustquitsmoking

Threadless Alumni Coloring Book