If you’re seeking some vintage awesomeness then I suggest that you head on over to 8-Bit ZOMBIE and check out their latest line tees. They’ve got everything from Pee-Wee Herman to Beetlejuice to The Ghostbusters. How much better can you get? In fact, their newly redesigned website bleeds awesome sauce. It’s full of throwback love for every 80′s kid and then some. I actually got super excited when I first saw the preview images (see last image below). They reminded me so much of Garbage Pail Kids Trading Cards – I was a huge fan of those. In fact, I still have my entire Garbage Pail Kids collection!
My favorites from the new line is twofold. My first instinct led me straight to that amazing Ghostbusters piece. However, when I saw that they did a Neverending Story design, my mind was blown. So good! This new line is basically my childhood printed on T-Shirts. All that’s missing? Maybe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Masters of the Universe designs would have been perfect – but I can always wait until next time.
The new 8-Bit ZOMBIE tees are available now at their online shop for $20 a piece.
Hat tip to Carlos over at Oven Fresh Dreams.
Posted on 11 August '11 by Coty, under T-Shirts. No Comments.
A few weeks ago I blurted out on Twitter that I was super excited about an upcoming T-Shirt that was inspired by my words and a particular blog post of mine. Well, after much self-inflicted anticipation, the shirt has finally been released!Â The shirt is called Unstoppable Andy, and it was designed by George Soto and comes to us from the guys that brought us the popular exploded tees and more recently, the string of Android inspired shirts.
So how did my words turn into a T-Shirt design?
Prior to Unstoppable Andy, the exploded design team, spearheaded by Dion Brigs, released a tee entitled Andy vs. Apple. It was meant to be a pro Android design. But as would any Mac faithful, I turned things around and poked fun at clunky, slow and chubby Andy the Android. I even compared him to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. Here’s an excerpt:
“Some might see this shirt as a pro Android tee. You might see Andy breaking loose and attacking the Apple way. Not me. No way! To me, Andy, that green Andoid character is much like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man character from Ghostbusters. Big, fat, and slow. Sound familiar? If so, because those are all characters that both the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the Android OS and its various handsets have in common. Think Droid X. Big and slow. Yuck.
And at the end of the day, what happened to the Stay Puft Mashmallow Man? He died a horrible death. Apple might not have proton packs to destroy big and fat Andy, but what they do have is even better. Itâ€™s called Rabid Apple Fans. Myself included.
To me, I see here Apple fighting quite valiantly. They are the good guys. They are fighting the big battle against the fat and ugly Marshmallow known as Andy. Fight that fight, Apple. Keep on fighting.”
Well, the exploded guys read my words and a light bulb turned on. The above words would make for an insanely great and epic Steve Jobs vs. Android T-Shirt design! And so they ran with it.Â They kept me in the loop with the progress of the design and even sent me a few sketches of the unfinished design as it progressed. Needless to say, I was super stoked and excited!
Am I happy with the final product? Heck yeah. And who cares if this one was made with the Android crowd in mind. Steve Jobs is badass here. And remember what happened to the Stay Puft Marshmellow man? He went kaput!
Unstoppable Andy is available now in T-Shirt and poster form for $19.
And here is the original sketch that got me super excited!
Posted on 26 August '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. No Comments.
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.Â 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 Â£18 ($28).
Posted on 29 July '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 1 Comment.
It has been two weeks in a row now that Threadless has released a movie parody tee. Last week they poked fun at the Avatar phenomenon by infusing a little Smurf action into the design. This week they featured one of the most beloved geek movies of the 80′s, Ghostbusters!
Something Strange, In Your Beverage… by David Staffell features the nemesis from the original 1984 Ghostbusters film, Stay Puft. Speaking of Stay Puft, did you know that Dan Aykroyd actually came up with the concept for this character?
Dan Aykroyd conceived of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for his initial script for Ghostbusters the movie. He created the character to show that if “You created this white monster to sell your products, and it seems harmless and puff and cute â€” but given the right circumstances, everything can be turned back and become evil.”
Posted on 5 July '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. No Comments.
Were you one of the 80′s kids that was excited for the release of Ghostbusters: The Video Game last week? If so, this tee just might be for you! It’s called BooBusters and it’s availablenow from NerdyShirts for $19.95.Â
They also have a bunch of others tees on sale starting at $8.95 and Â if that weren’t enough, NerdyShirts is having a site wide 10% off everything sale! Here are 3 suggestions from me to Â you:
Get a free shirt from BustedTees ($20 Value)
Posted on 25 June '09 by Coty, under T-Shirts. No Comments.
About a week ago I posted about a mega finding I stumbled upon on Glenn Jones Behance page. He had posted a sock drawer full of concept art for potential Glennz Tees prints. Since then, Glenn officially posted these on his site here allowing the tee loving community to vote for their faves. I urge you to check it out because he posted some new concept art there that weren’t on his Behance page.Â
Well, the people have spoken and the first tee that Glennz Tees has printed based on popular vote goes to Called For Help. I’m kind of surprised with this pick because there are so many designs there that I thought were more worthy of being printed. Don’t get me wrong, I love most all of Glennz designs and would love to see them all printed! Am I a Glennz Tees fanboy? Yeah, I think so.Â
Posted on 4 March '09 by Coty, under T-Shirts. No Comments.