It blows my mind to know that I have somewhat of an impact on the T-Shirt industry. But it blows my mind even more to know that this impact spans across countries. Needless to say, my attention peaked when I received an email from Local Tees, a brand that is based out of Kuwait. I was excited because, although I have received emails from many other countries, I had never received one from Kuwait – pretty neat. It’s also good to know that indie T-Shirt culture and awareness is growing in that part of the world.
With a name like Local Tees, I was expecting low quality, goofy and semi-humoroues tees, akin to something like 6DollarShirts. I was surprised by the design quality of the Local Tees shirts, they are definitely not throw-a-way designs, in fact, some of them are pretty spectacular. Local Tees were created by three Kuwaiti locals (hence the name) and the T-Shirts are limited to a print run of 50 a piece, with each shirt featuring a print number. Below you’ll find three of my Local Tees favorites. You’ll notice that a few of the T-Shirts feature text in the local type, however, many of the designs do not, and are in fact quite universal.
Local Tees was established in 2010 and was born based on an original idea, with that concept in mind, Local Tees was born and created by Three locals that began with a clear ambition of creating high-end limited edition t-shirts. With a specially chosen, high quality fabric, where the artwork is represented on 50 tees each with an edition number, ensuring no reprints will be forced. We believe in building an international network by collaborating with artists that represent ground-breaking self made inspiring artwork, to showcase the exceptional talents from all around the world.
by the way, their blog features some really cool product shots! Go check out some Local Tees.
In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Night Knight by Chad Lenjer Â and review Arachnophobia by Zombie Liquorice, an independent clothing brand dedicated to bringing you the goriest and most terrifyingly horrific T-Shirt designs.
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Arachnophobia by Zombie Liquorice.Pros: Only 50 of these bad boys were printed and are therefore very limited, so if you want Arachnophobia you better buy it now. The T-Shirt is tagless and features a screen printed neck label instead. Zombie Liquorice went with a distressed acid washed American Apparel tee as the blank, very original and uncommon choice of a T-Shirt. Beautifully illustrated single color print. The ink on this T-Shirt is super soft, it blends in well with the fabric.Â Cons: Like I mentioned earlier, the print run for this design was very limited – size XXL is already sold out and other sizes are going quickly. This style of AA T-Shirt tends to be a bit more form fitting then the regular AA T-Shirts, and they are a bit longer in length as well. Price: $20 but you can save 11% by using the coupon code â€œCOTYGONZâ€ at checkout!
Win “A Murder” from Zombie Liquirice!
Zombie Liquorice and Co-Tee TV is giving away one T-Shirt ($20 value) to one lucky (and size Large wearing) Co-Tee TV viewer. Yes, I only have one size to giveaway, a Menâ€™s Large, so enter if you wear a large, know someone who wears a large or perhaps want to have cool artwork to hang on your wall.
All you need to do is either:
1. Leave a comment in THIS blog post telling me whether you prefer Zombies, Vampires or Werewolves. Which is your favorite?
2. Leave a comment on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page telling me whether you prefer Zombies, Vampires or Werewolves. Which is you favorite?
By the way, if you do both of the options above then you double your chances at winning!
The contest ends onÂ Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm Hawaii Time. I will randomly select one (1) winner to receive the A Murder (menâ€™s large) Shirt. Good luck!