Co-Tee TV 83: Late Christmas, Tiny Celestial and Voyeurism

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Make It So by Might Tees and review Urban Surveillance/Voyeurism 1984 by Tiny Celestial, a brand started by Duane Brown as an an outlet for his creative ideas and has fueled his interest in art, design and culture.

By the way, this is a little weird but I am playing catch up. You see, I recored a bunch of episodes earlier this year but never posted them. As such, some of the things that I talk about will seem grossly out of date. My apologies. Casualties like this happen when you’re stressing out over finishing a PhD. Needless to say, I will be posting these episodes over the next few days!

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Urban Surveillance/Voyeurism 1984 by Tiny Celestial (designed by Lewis JC). Pros: Love the brand name, it screams fun! Nice postcard including in the package featuring the Tiny Celestial story. The white American Apparel T-Shirt fit well as always. I really dug the idea of the T-Shirt – I’m a big George Orwell / 1984 fan so this shirt was perfect me. I loved the typography of the T-Shirt and the fact that they took elements from the book and incorporated into the design. The tiny text makes you want to run up to the person wearing the tee to take a closer look. I’m not the biggest fan of teal, but I think that it works quite well on white. The shirt came packaged in a very unique and small box.

Suggestions: A lot of tape on the box made it a bit difficult to open. Shirt was very wrinkled – this might be solved by better folding or a bigger box. I’ve always said that initially opening up the package and your first thoughts of the product will fuel your love for the T-Shirt. I loved the design, but disliked that it was so wrinkled. Luckily, this problem can easily be fixed with a hot iron.

Price: Bummer, no Longer Available For Sale.

[NOTE: I usually have a gallery of photos right around here in the review post, but for some reason, I can’t seem to locate the photos that I took for Episodes 83 and 84. Instead of prolonging the wait to get these episodes out, I have decided to go ahead and publish the post minus the gallery. So don’t worry, the galleries aren’t gone for good, they’ll just be missing in Episodes 83 and 84].

Also mentioned in this episode:

Apple TV (Reviewed)

iTunes Tagging – such a drag!

DC Universe Vinyl POP Heroes by Funko

Mighty Muggs

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TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 6

Every day I come up with a new witty Threadless TypeTees Slogan in hopes of earning a Threadless Alumni Club Medal of Honor. At the end of every week I post a round up of that weeks slogans here on my blog. What can you do to help the cause? Vote! Just click on a slogan (preferably all of them) and then vote by click “I’d Wear It!” – it’s that simple! If you want to see and vote for all of my slogans then just click here or on that photo of me with the Rockband guitar. Vote for me and I will cook you can amazing set of eggs benedict if ever we meet in real life.

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment

Week 6 (February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010):

I’m an egg beater. Sue me.

Whenever I make scrambled eggs, I like to beat em and whip em into submission. Don’t get in between me and eggs.

I miss your voice. Call, don’t text.

I never was a big text-er. I prefer speaking. In person.

Ninjas, they’re just naturally good at hide and seek.

Of course they would be! They excel at covert espionage … Hide and Seek would be childs play for a seasoned Ninja! RAWR!

I’ll be your scapegoat if that means I get to ram you with horns.

And that’s the only way you’ll ever get ME to be your scapegoat.

I admit I am not an alpha male, but I am a beta boy.

I heard a similar line from a movie that I watched this week. I can’t for the life of me remember what that movie was. Any ideas?

Beware, surveillance cameras are in constant use.

Everywhere, they are everywhere. I came up with this slogan while I was walking to work and noticed that nearly every intersection there was a surveillance camera alongside each stop light. It’s 2010 but it’s starting to look like 1984.

Instead of using the asterisk key I like to throw ninja stars.

Why? Because ninja stars are rad – that’s why!

Out of Print Clothing

Some people say that with the rise of the digital age, physical books are going out of fashion. Out of Print Clothing has decided to bring the classics back by making them a part of our fashion wardrobe. Their T-Shirts feature the original artwork from some literary favorites of years past, including The Catcher In The Rye, Catch-22, and 1984.

“Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Our shirts feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.”

Out of Print Clothing works closely with the artists, authors and publishers to create T-Shirts that best reflect the original books. They receive permission and licenses to print their unique and retro T-Shirts so you can be sure each T-Shirt has the seal of approval from the original content providers.

They currently have 16 T-Shirts available for sale at $28 a piece. For each shirt purchased, Out of Print Clothing promises to donate a book to a community in need through their partner Books For Africa.

The Catcher In The Rye