TypographyShop + FAB.com Invite Link

Fab.com is an awesome site that features amazing (and limited) daily design inspirations and sales of up to 70% off retail. The site offers a free membership but is by invite only – and I’ve got an invite for you. Sign up with Fab.com today and start snatching up some sexy stuff!

One brand that I spotted while checking out Fab.com was TypographyShop. This particular brand focuses on creating designs that are inspired by the art of typography. That I Love Typography is probably my favorite from the bunch. The various designs are available now at Fab.com for $17.50 (they are regularly priced at up to $23.)

And here’s an image of some of the other deals that they’ve got going today. Remember, they get new stuff everyday so be sure to sign up and see what new daily!

Here’s your invite to Fab.com, remember, the site is by invite only!

T-Shirt Gift Guide for the Typography Fiend

Hey T-Shirt fanatics, welcome to my 2010 Holiday Gift Guide series! I feature some of my favorite T-shirt related items and even some things beyond T-shirts that I simply just love and would like to recommend to all of you. If there’s something that you think would fit in this list then please feel free to link to it in the comments! Enjoy and please feel free to share on Twitter using the Hashtag #GiftGuide.

One of my favorite genre of T-Shirt is Typography tees. This genre of tees are often very simplistic and quite minimal, two design qualities that I really dig. Having said that, if you know someone that appreciates good type then one of these featured tees will probably be enough to wet their palate.

1. If I’m recommending type themed tees than I MUST recommend that you checkout out Ugmonk. This is definitely one of my favorite indie brands and am the satisfied owner of a handful of Ugmonk tees. And Then I Woke Up is a classic, but if you’re looking for something new then I’d recommend Better Than I Deserve or It’s About Time. Ugmonk, Price: $24.00 (Use code GIVEBACK at checkout for an extra 15% off your entire order).

2. Geez Louise, this is the newest tee on the Gift Guide. It’s an obvious play on the classic Snellen Eye Chart, but its infused with a lot of subtle Star Wars goodness. Perfect for the font enthusiast with a soft spot for Star Wars. This is Not The Eye Chart You’re Looking For by Threadless, $9.00.

3. You’ve got a New Yorker on your list, who, incidentally is a font snob? Well I’ve got the perfect shirt for you. Destination NYC by Random Objects, Price: $23.00.

4. The phrase “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” is probably ingrained into the minds of every typface designer on planet Earth. The Quick Brown Fox by DADADA Studio, 19 Euro.

5. The black Hello T-Shirt from Budy Carr Skateboards was one of my Favorite T-Shirts of 2009. In 2010, I bought the same T-Shirt in white. I love it so much. The tee runs a bit small so I’d recommend buying one size up. Hello by Buddy Carr Skateboards, Price: $22.00.

BONUS: I’d also recommend that you check out this list of 250 Beautiful Typography T-Shirts from our good friend Andy of Hide Your Arms.

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Helvetica is a film that I stumbled upon while perusing Netflix one night. It was such a great watch and quite the eye opener. You don’t realize how much Helvetica is integrated into our lives until you see this film. This is a guaranteed hit present for any Typography fiend. Helvetica [Blu-ray], $25.49.

As a bonus, you could also include the official Helvetica Film T-Shirt, which is available for $$20.00.

It’s About Time + Half Full

Whenever our pals over at Ugmonk release a new tee, I get ape happy. I’m a huge fan. So can you imagine how excited I was when they recently unveiled three new items, including a new tee design, their first long sleeve shirt, and an … And Then I Woke Up mug! Seriously, I’m already a fan of Ugmonk’s timeless And Then I Woke design, but … a mug! Right, I’m sure a mug is not a big deal to many of you. For me, however, this mug is awesome because 1. I already own the And Then I Woke Up tee in two different colorways (and if Ugmonk were to add more colorsways I’d probably get those as well) and 2. I’m a drink fanatic, a lover of all things liquid and I even blog about drink culture. As you can see, this new mug is kind of a big deal for me.

Enough about THE mug.

It’s About Time is a great addition to the already splendid Ugmonk line. It sort of reminds me of a mashup of Path To Nowhere and There’s More To Life. I like it. As far as that long sleeve goes, pfft! I live in Hawaii – it never gets cold enough here to warrant the use of a long sleeve T-Shirt! Ugmonk, I say bring on the Raglans!

It’s About Time, Half Full and the And Then I Woke Up Mug are priced at $24, $28, and $14 respectively. Remember to use the coupon code COTY09 at checkout to score yourself 10% off your entire order at Ugmonk!

What Goes Around Comes Around

Fresh off of their Co-Tee TV Episode #75 feature, our friends at Random Objects decided to release a new tee! The shirt is aptly named What Goes Around Comes Around – and for good reason. Design wise, it just makes sense. The tee is minimal and to the point, both qualities that I really dig when looking for new T-Shirts to feature.

Some people call it Karma, while others say “You reap what you sow”. Either way, your actions inevitably lead to positive or negative consequences. So why not try and say and do positive things for yourself and others. This will benefit you in more ways than you could ever image. Or you could choose to do malicious and harmful things. Just remember “What goes around, comes around.”

What Goes Around Comes Around is available now from Random Objects for $20.

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Minimal White T-Shirt

If you want to get any more minimal than this tee, you’re better off buying blank white T-Shirt. Minimal Goods delivers the very minimal and aptly titled Minimal Tee. It’s printed on a white American Apparel T-Shirt and features the Minimal Goods logo printed on the front in white ink. The print is barely noticeable, and from a distance you probably would’t even be able to see it. And thus the beauty of a minimalist T-Shirt. There isn’t much more to say about this tee, and off course, I wanted to keep this post to a minimum.

The Minimal Tee is available now from Minimal Goods for $15.99.

Minimal Tee

Venkman Stantz Spengler Paranormal Studies

I was checking out the latest offering from UK based Last Exit To Nowhere and stumbled upon an excellent Ghostbusters themed T-Shirt. Last Exit To Nowhere did not go the traditional “cartoony” route, like this Threadless T-Shirt, instead, they went sophisticated. Venkman Stantz Spengler Paranormal Studies features not only great typography but also has green glow in the dark ink, something that the die hard fans of Ghostbusters can appreciate.

Inspired by the Columbia University Paranormal Studies team in the first part of the film Ghost Busters. (The reason Ernie Hudson’s character Winston Zeddemore isn’t featured in this particular design is because he joined the team after they had left University when Ghost Busters was already established).

Venkman Stantz Spengler Paranormal Studies is available now from Last Exit To Nowhere for £18 ($28).

Ghostbusters Paranormal Studies

Ghostbusters Paranormal Studies

Ghostbusters Paranormal Studies

Easier Said Than Done + Ugmonk Giveaway!

I’ve featured Ugmonk’s Easier Said Than Done in it’s original colorway before, but I thought I’d share with you its newest incarnation. The purple and white colorway pops so much more than the original black and white version. I dig it!

Talk is cheap. Everyone seems to have an opinion about how to solve the world’s problems. Don’t just say it. Do it.

Easier Said Than Done is available now from Ugmonk for $24.

And since we are talking about Ugmonk, I should note that they are having a giveaway on the official Ugmonk Facebook page. All you need to do is comment and let Ugmonk know what type of product you would like them to make next. It’s super easy and you have until July 26, 2010 to enter. Three lucky winners will be chosen so be sure to get in on that!

Easier Said Than Done

Mr. Tee + I Pity The Font

This shirt received a lot of hype a few weeks back and was well received on a bunch of T-Shirt and non T-Shirt blogs. If you can’t already tell, the shirt is made up of, well, more shirts. The design is simply a bunch of T-Shirts strategically arranged in the form of Mr. T’s head, hence the name, Mr. Tee. Creative? Very. Clever? Absolutely.

Mr. Tee is printed on a light blue Fine Jersey tee and is available now for $20 at Threadless.

Mr. Tee Threadless Phil Jones

Mr. Tee

If you dug Mr. Tee by Phil Jones and you’re in the voting spirit then be sure to check out this new A-Team inspired design by Bunny Dojo that is up for voting at Threadless. The design is aptly titled I Pity The Font.

“If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them. Envisioned with shimmer for the gold elements.”

I Pity The Font

I Pity The Font - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

I Hate Clowns

You hear of people that really detest clowns and who are absolutely mortified by them. These are usually one of those oddball characters you see at the movies or on a TV sitcom. I actually have a friend that is totally terrified of them. He hates clowns. He hates them with such a passion. I can’t remember the specifics, but I believe that this fear and hatred towards clowns stem from an early childhood experience. In any case, I think I’ve found the perfect Christmas present for him.

I Hate Clowns delivers this Experimental Jetset parody tee featuring the names of some of the most famous clowns in the history of the clowning profession. Krusty, Homey, Ronald, Shakes, and Pennywise are all accounted for. Trust me, if you know someone that has an aversion to all things clown related, this is the perfect gift to get them!

This Experimental Jetset parody tee is printed on a black American Apparel blank and is available now from I Hate Clowns for $19.

I Hate Clowns

I Hate Clowns