This T-Shirt by Milton Carter is a bit grim if you think about it, but I am sure that it is all in good fun. Some might even think of Faces of Death 2010 as an homage to some of the celebrities that we looked up to. The T-Shirt features a wide collection of celebrities and pop culture icons who passed away in the 2010.
The T-Shirt features “a collection of recently dead celebrities ranging from cultural lumiaries (Lousie Bourgeois, Dennis Hopper, Alexander McQueen, Lena Horne, J.D. Salinger) to musical greats (Guru, Ronnie James Dio, Alex Chilton, Solomon Burke, Malcolm McLaren) to pop culture icons (Tony Curtis, Corey Haim, Jimmy Dean, Gary Coleman, George Steinbrenner).”
The concept of a The Faces of Death T-Shirt originates way back in 1997, when M. Carter published an image of the deceased from the year (1997) in a zine called Gank. The series then continues in 2002 when Carter screen printed a T-shirt featuring 2002 deaths in his kitchen. Following 2002, Carter went on to make versions of Faces of Death for 2009 and 2010.
I actually think these are pretty neat. It is at the very least an interesting way to remember people that we may have admired. Below you’ll find some images from the 1997, 2002, and 2009 versions of Faces of Death.
That’s right kiddos, our friends over at GAMA-GO is having a mega ultra super awesome $20 sale that will last only 20 hours. The fun starts tomorrow at 5:00PM PST and ends Friday @ 1:00PM PST! Be sure to grab your share of awesomeness. And just in case you don’t know what to buy (because, hey, I understand that selecting from a bucket full of awesome is a hard task) I’ve made a few selections for you. Yes, you may thank me later.
I’ve made it to Wednesday! Episode 31 of Co-Tee TV features a new indie graphic tee brand based out of Wisconsin known as Thread Paradise. It’s a family run business started by brothers Steve and Derrik Chycinski. Steve does all the designing and Derrik does all the printing – how convenient! If you enjoy fun, humorous tees then Thread Paradise is just up your alley!
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Death by Thread Paradise .Pros: I love the color of this American Apparel T-Shirt and the imagery is simple yet thought provoking. It’s one of those that people will look at for while to try and figure what the heck it means. I love the fact that it features a screen printed label on the inner neck but wonder why Thread Paradise chose to keep the American Apparel neck tag on. Includes a custom hangtag for an added touch. If you dig Threadless type designs then I suggest you check out the rest of what Thread Paradise has to offer.Â Cons: Plain packaging, neck tag kept on. Available in both mens and womens sizes.Â Price: $19.98 (Free Shipping on orders of 2 o more shirts)
Glenn Jones from Glennz Tees never fails to impress! He latest shirt is called Death By Chocolate and it is a hoot! Diehard M&M fans might cringe but the typical chocolate fan will probably laugh-out-loud and then run to the vending machine. You can pick up Death By Chocolate from Glennz Tees now for just $19.95 (imagine how much chocolate you could buy with that).
Fact: Forrest Mars came up with the idea for M & Ms during the Spanish Civil War. He discovered that soldiers were looking for a taste of home, in the form of chocolate, but needed something that could withstand hot temperatures. Mars took their request as a challenge and eventually came up with the candy, which he packaged in heavy tubes. Soldiers today still love M & Ms because they can hold up in just about any climate.
Te read more fun facts about M&M’s, check out this post.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog then by now you must be familiar with Alex Dakoulas and his brand, Dance Party Massacre. I’ve featured DPM in the past for bothÂ Indie Tee Spotlight #9 and Co-Tee TV Episode #11. Basically, I love Dance Party Massacre! And so I was happy to hear that DPM had recently released 3 new tees and 2 new colorways of DPM classics.
Both Fear Nothing and Fresh 2 Death both represent the DPM look that we know and love. The other new tee, All Work and No Play (white) is a bit of a departure from the typical DPM style and I like it! What better way to get up close and personal with mere strangers then having them read tiny text on your t-shirt. The new Dance Party Massacre gear is available now for purchase and range in price from $21.95 to $27.95. And in case you’re looking to accesorize, they’ve got some new bandanasÂ and a fancy Steel Necklace for sale.Â
Today was a sad day for music. Michael Jackson, arguably the greatest entertainer of all time, passed away at the age of 50. Pay respect to the man that reinvented music by wearing one of these Michael Jackson inspired and tribute tees. I’m sure that we’ll see an influx of tribute tees over the next few days but here are the first 6 plus 9 other Michael Jackson inspired shirts. If you spot a tee not on this list post a link to it in the comments and I will add it.
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