Help Fund The Zoetrope Kickstarter Campaign

I love Kickstarter, it’s the perfect service for any budding entrepreneur. Zoetrope, is a brand recently started by Brendan Sullivan. Instead of going the route of submitting his designs to some of the competition sites out there, he decided that he wanted to go 100% independent. And that’s where Kickstarter comes into play.

Brandon has actually already reached his Kickstarter goal, however, with so much interest he though that he’d spread the word even more. And that’s where this blog and you guys (T-Shirt fans and maniacs) come into play.

Wait, so what’s a zoetrope?

“A zoetrope is an old animation device that was a precursor to motion pictures. Basically, you’d have a small cylinder with a whole bunch of thin vertical windows. On the inside walls of this cylinder, you’d put a strip of paper with multiple drawings, and as you spun the cylinder and looked through the little windows, the illusion of movement appeared. They’re very cool, and an ingenious way of creating the illusion of life. Many other devices from that era accomplished similar effects, including the phenakistoscope, the stroboscope, the praxinoscope, and the thaumatrope, all of which are quite neat.”

Cool, now let’s get Brandon more funding for his project! Visit his Kickstarter campaign page here.

Gama-Go 24 Hoodie Sale + 2 Tee Madness

Pssssssst. I’m going to let you in on a secret. Gama-Go is having a 24 hour sale, starting tomorrow (September 23) and all hoodies will be priced at just $44. That’s insane, considering that Gama-Go hoodies are normally priced at $64. Go save yourself $20 and pick up a hoodie (or two) tomorrow.

And so you might be wondering, what the heck will I do with that extra $20?! I know, why don’t you pick up a pair of Gama-Go T-Shirts to go with that new hoodie. If you use the coupon code TWOTEES44 at checkout, you will score two tees of your choice for just $44. And with tees normally priced at $28, you’ll end up saving another $12!

LA0111-2T

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SM0116-2T

SM0119-2T

Sr.Craneo Character Co.

Sr.Craneo! is a new brand with a bold and distinct style. I like the typography and the simple 2 color prints. The shirts have a very urban feel which I dig. The hand character seen on a few of their shirts are a bit reminiscent of Mickey Mouse, but that just might be me and my imagination. Other than that, I like it! Also be sure to checkout the Sr.Craneo Big shop, they have some interesting product shots. The designs are printed on American Apparel tees and sell for €22.00.

“Sr.CR! is a project of lifestyle and urban expansion with brand name, with an attitude and personal view of urban activism. It´s inspired by big cities nowadays life, skateboard, hip-hop, black film, old-school culture, the do it yourself, basket… It has reminiscences to the first companies of skate and street wear, it´s an independent movement inside a community and culture that’s born on the street. Sr.CR! is produced in limited editions, taking care of details and quality, in fact, most of the clothes have a specially pattern design for Sr.Craneo Character Co.”

Sr.Craneo

Sr.Craneo

Sr.Craneo

50% Off Tolky Monkys: Coupon For First 5 People

That’s right, the title says it all. The first 5 people to use the coupon code “RECOTY” will receive 50% off their entire Tolky Monkys order. How sweet is that? Act now because this will not last long. The coupon code will expire either when all 5 codes have been used or on October 1st – whichever comes first! Thanks Tolky Monkys and good luck everyone!

Comment on this blog post and let us know if you were one of the first 5 people to score the 50% off!

Tolky Monkys 50% Off Sale!

Co-Tee TV Episode 32: Milk & Eggs, Slide To Unlock and iPhones

Let me warn you beforehand that Episode 32 of Co-Tee TV is one fun episode! It ended up being very long as well, maybe because I can talk hours at a time about Apple products. And because of that I was very excited to review Slide To Unlock from Milk & Eggs Co. because the shirt is based on a device I could probably not live without – my iPhone! Hope you enjoy this episode, just one more day (and video) left until this week over!

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You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

Coty’s Thoughts:

Slide To Unlock by Milk & Eggs Co.. Pros: I absolutely adore this shirt and think the concept is brilliant. The shirt itself is printed on an American Apparel blank which is always a plus in terms of quality. I think any iPhone user would enjoy this shirt, it would make for a perfect gift! Custom hangtags add a professional touch and the added goodies in the package like the Milk & Eggs buttons and stickers are an awesome bonus. Cons: I have no complaints when it comes to this shirt. Price: $20.

Slide To Unlock by Milk & Eggs Co.

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Fill In The Bubble Contest! Win DBH Stuff.

Design By Humans just turned TWO so lets celebrate and give away some FREE STUFF!

What do you need to do? Easy. Fill in the bubble with something funny, sarcastic, humorous, cute, etc and win stuff from Design by Humans courtesy of me (Coty) and Co-Tee TV.

Rules, not much. The only requirement is that either “Coty” or “Co-Tee TV” (you can even use both if you like) has to be included somewhere in the photo, either in the bubble or outside the bubble. Have fun with it!

I’ve included links to the Photoshop files (44 MB) and the individual files with and without the bubble.

Prizes?

Win Either (you choose your prize):

Four (4) DBH $5 Tees
Two (2) DBH $10-$12 Tees
One (1) DBH $15-$18 Tee

And if you run a tee shop I’ll run your ad in the pimp spot (top ad on sidebar (300x250px) on my site for a 2 weeks as the default ad. Meaning, whenever the ad space doesn’t have a bid your site ad will be shown. Good deal, eh?

When you’re done with your photo entry, post here if you like so every one can see and make fun of me, but REMEMBER to post it on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page. And then email your hires entry to cotygonzales at gmail dot com. Got it? Okay, get to it!

Contest ends Friday July 24, 2009 at 11:59pm Hawaii Time.

BTW, you can do whatever you like to the background (that’s why I’m giving you the Photoshop file). Change it up if you like. Above all, be creative!

Contest PHOTOSHOP File (44 MB).

Contest JPG Files (3 MB).

20% Off Sale at AAITSKI!

AAITSKI is having an awesome 20% off sale at their online store and you guys should get in on the savings! This popular Belgian based T-Shirt brand is popular for their shirts featuring the faces of AAISKI characters such as Roboboy, Ping Panda and Ninjaboy! The shirts are regularly priced at 20€ but the 20% discount is automatically taken at checkout. 

via Thunderfrogs

AAITSKI!

Roboboy

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Submaweenah

New Tolky Monkys Polos

You all know that I am a fan of the T-Shirt, but, I am also a frequenter wearer of the ubiquitous polo! Tolky Monkys recently released their newest polos and they certainly are not your basic solid color polos. These bring the funk! With each polo featuring a unique Tolky Monkys character, you can surely bet that you’ll stand out in the crowd!

These polos are printed on 100% cotton and are manufactured on a unique self-pattern. They’ve only printed 150 units each so if you dig these you better pick one up now! Both polos are available for purchase now from Tolky Monkys for 30,00€. 

Saurio the Dragon Thing

Hikiko the Mime

Ultimate Summer T-Shirt from ShirtFight

God, I envy that camel. Nice black shades for eye protection (very important) and a cold orange creamsicle on a hot day. What cold be better! I think this camel just inspired me to go to the beach over the weekend (the perks of living in Hawaii). 

Congratulations to tobiasfonseca for submitting the Ultimate Summer T-Shirt and winning last weeks ShirtFight. If you dig this 2 color super duper soft Plastisol Ink on creme American Apparel Tee ten pick one up not for the sale price of $13. 

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Summer

Life What You Make of It

Life Is What You Make of It by Attila is the latest tee from German contest site, A Better Tomorrow. I really like the detail of this particular shirt and love the color scheme. I admit that I am a sucker for pink accents on black tees. If done right, it just looks good, and I think this tee uses the perfect amount of pink on black. The colorway sort of reminds me of Linty Fresh’s Mack Hated Mondays, which is one of my favorite indie tees. You can pick up Life Is What You Make of It for 26,00 €  ($35 US) today!

Life Is What You Make of It

Life Is What You Make of It