Premium Alumnium Ampersand by Ugmonk

If y ou’ve been salivating over the 18″ Premium Wood Ampersand, but couldn’t fathom spending $299 for then maybe you want to consider picking up the Premium Alumnium Ampersand instead. This recently released Ugmonk item is 7.75″ tall and available at a much more affordable price of $54. It’s sexy and you know it.

Premium Alumnium Ampersand is available now from Ugmonk for $54.

Learn To Kern

We all (hopefully) have access to desktop publishing software. Hopefully, all of us that do know about proper kerning. If not, you must learn to kern to provide problems like the one highlighted by this Able Parris T-Shirt. Too bad the T-Shirt is sold out. Kudo’s to former Threadless CCO, Jeffrey Kalmikoff, for posting this shirt on Instagram.

PS: If you’re want to learn more about typography, might I suggest The Fundamentals of Typography, Type Rules!: The Designer’s Guide to Professional Typography, Getting it Right with Type: The Dos and Don’ts of Typography,or  Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design.

Brookside Clothing: Know Your Roots

Twitter is a wonderful thing. A post on Twitter about a recent purchase from Ugmonk sparked a conversation with @iambrookside (add him on Twitter) about his own brand, Brookside Clothing. Of course, I was curious so I took a look at his shop and lo and behold, he surprised me with some delightful designs.

The first that stuck out at me was Know Your Roots. I love the message, colorway, typography. It’s an excellent shirt. The other one was Do It, which interestingly is very similar in theme to the random Ugmonk Shirt that sparked our conversation, Do What You Love. I recommend that you check out both T-Shirts which are available now from the Brookside online shop for $15.

Threadless Back To School $12 Sale

As I write this post I come to the realization that this is the first time, since I was 5, that I will not be going to school in the fall. No more classes. No more lectures. No more class projects. Sigh. It’s a bit weird to say the least. Instead of being a student this upcoming school year, I will instead begin my post-doctoral position as a neuroscience research specialist. Oddly enough, I’ll be supervising/mentoring 1-2 students of my own this coming year. Nice!

Enough about me, let’s talk T-Shirts. More specifically, let’s talk about the Threadless $12 Back To School Sale! There isn’t much to say except that the T-Shirts have been slashed about 40% – meaning you get an amazing deal.

Lot’s of tees to choose from, these are the ones that I will be ordering. Shop on T-Shirt fans, shop on!

A Guide to Being a Pirate by David Soames

Peace and Love by Budi Satria Kwan

SQUARE by Branka Nikolic

Know Your Submarines by Lucas Knisely

Sushi by Benjamin Ang

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.

You might also want to consider:

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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Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary Collector’s Set

For two years now, Ugmonk has been the go-to-brand for those of us wanting T-Shirts featuring sexy and well thought out typography. I’ve been a fan of Jeff Sheldon since the beginning and have admired his unique style for some time now. To celebrate Ugmonk’s two year anniversary, Sheldon put together an amazing and limited edition box set to commemorate the special occasion. Only 200 of these box sets were made and they feature:

  • 2nd Anniversary tshirt
  • Ugmonk wooden box with wood-burned logo
  • Ugmonk laser-etched and numbered wooden coin
  • Ugmonk sticker
  • Signed 2nd Anniversary collector’s card

I am very much itching to get my hands on one of these boxes, especially since I love dissecting and examining custom T-Shirt packaging. This is as custom as custom gets, and I am indeed lusting over it.

The Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary Collector’s Set is available now for purchase for $50, but you can save 20% off of your entire order by using the coupon code “TWOYEARS” at checkout. If you plan on taking advantage of the 20% off discount code then you better do so quickly because it expires on August 31, 2010!

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary

Ugmonk 2nd Anniversary