Life In Five Seconds

Life in Five Seconds: The Short Story of Absolutely Everything is a beautiful book. Over two hundred stories told through pictograms. Can you figure out the classic books referenced in the pictograms below?

Life in Five Seconds takes over 200 important events, inventions, great lives, wonders of the natural world and cultural icons that you really need to know about, and then – hey presto! – cuts away all the useless details.

Available now from Amazon.

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Seriously, Man Up!

I don’t think I really need to say anything else other than: I JUST BOUGHT THIS AMAZING T-SHIRT.

Of course, I will say more.

So yeah, Man Up! looks like it was drawn by a 9 year old that was all amped on Monster Energy Drink (or maybe even that new Four LOKO stuff). But really, who cares? Not me. I’ve got a buttload of StreetTeam points, so I have no problem investing 12 of them on this glorious tee. I mean, come on, It has a freakin’ butchered unicorn spurting out rainbow guts. This T-Shirt is epic. Thank you Sir.Ruffikins.The.Third for making my day complete.

Man Up! is available now at Threadless for $12.

Gizmodo Artist Series: Wendy MacNaughton

Yes it’s true, I gave Gizmodo some flack a few months ago after the whole iPhone 4 debacle. Despite this, I’ve continued to be a regular reader of their blog. Hey, don’t hate – I love tech! One thing that I admire about Gizmodo are the custom illustrations they have done by select artist on a month-to-month basis.

Now they have released their first T-Shirt featuring their first illustrator, Wendy MacNaughton. The shirts are sold via BustedTees and are available now for $20.

“Here’s the skinny. A few months ago we started the Gizmodo Artist Series, bringing on a new artist every month to contribute art for the site. Our first was illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. We loved her illustrations, and from the comments we saw, we got the feeling you guys did too. We wanted to commemorate the unique style she brought to Giz, and so the Gizmodo Artist Series T-shirt was born.”

Dale Edwin Murray Launches Bananas Tees

Dale Edwin Murray has been a mainstay in the indie T-Shirt scene for some time now, so it wasn’t a surprise when I had found out that he recently opened his own online T-Shirt shop. Bananas Tees is Murray’s foray into T-Shirt independence.

Murray is probably best known for his iconic Threadless design, Music Business Remastered. Despite his Threadless success, Murray has won nearly every T-Shirt design contest online, including Tilteed, A Better Tomorrow, Chimpogo, and Shirt.Woot. Yes, he does get around!

The first batch of T-Shirt from Bananas Tees include 5 designs that feature the illustration prowess of Murray. My favorite from the bunch is definitely High 5 – it’s a simple idea that works flawlessly.

Each of the T-Shirts are priced at £15.0, which is about $23.50 US. Go buy some now at Bananas Tees!

To read an interview that I did with Dale Edwin Murray go here.

MIles To Go X Craig Robson + Moby Dick

Our friend Greg from Miles To Go has been quite busy since the last time we featured his T-Shirts on the site. In fact, Miles To Go just released two new tees by Miles To Go artist favorite, Craig Robson. Both Truth & Reason and Tick Tock, Alice were design by Robson and were inspired by Oscar Wilde and the Mad Hatter, respectively. Both shirts are available now at Miles To Go Clothing for $22.99.

While I was checking out the new Craig Robson design tees, I also spotted an amazing Moby Dick inspired T-Shirt. Moby Dick is printed using discharge ink on a Tri-Blend American Apparel tee, which I can say from experience is super soft and comfortable.

“All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever present perils of life.” – Herman Melville

Tick Tock, Alice

Truth & Reason

Moby Dick

Threadless Comics-on Tees

Our favorite little crowdsourcing T-Shirt company that could, Threadless, released a series of tees in celebration of Comic-Con! The series is called Threadless Comics-On Tees and features the work of some very talented artists including Jill Thompson, Cliff Chiang, Tony Moore and Art Baltazar.

What’s especially cool about these 4 shirts are that they all follow a single storyline, which was written by Thompson. Is this first volume of many Threadless Comics-On Tees to come? The idea is great so I wouldn’t mind seeing, reading and wearing future volumes!

The shirts are individually priced at $20 a piece but you can grab all 4 as part of the “Collector’s Edition 4 Pack” which is priced at $70 (you save $10 by going this route).

Threadless Comics-On Tees

Every Night I Have the Same Dream, Issue 2, Vol. 1 by Tony Moore.

“When Jill Thompson asked me to join this project with herself, Cliff Chiang, and Art Balthazar, I was very excited. Threadless is a mainstay around my house, and the other contributors are all professionals I’ve known and admired for quite some time. But then there was the reality of standing beside those fine folks, and with the company that brings so many great shirt designs to life, and when…”

Every Night I Have the Same Dream, Issue 2, Vol. 1 by Tony Moore

Every Night I Have the Same Dream, Issue 2, Vol. 1 by Tony Moore

Every Night I Have the Same Dream, Issue 4, Vol. 1 by Art Baltazar.

Every Night I Have the Same Dream, Issue 4, Vol. 1 by Art Baltazar

Every Night I Have the Same Dream, Issue 3, Vol. 1 by Cliff Chiang.

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Every Night I Have the Same Dream, Issue 3, Vol. 1 by Cliff Chiang

Every Night I Have the Same Dream, Issue 1, Vol. 1 by Jill Thompson.

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Co-Tee TV Episode 70: Guilty Pleasures, Fur Face Boy and Whip It

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Guilty Pleasures by Wotto for Tilteed and review Whip It by Fur Face Boy, a brand founded by Ha Mai and based out of Dallas, Texas. Fur Face Boy is a A highly attentive to detail T-shirt brand representing the passion of its founder, today’s youth culture and all of the quirkiness in-between!

Fur Face Boy sent me an insane amount of T-Shirts from their Series 3 Line. I will be featuring the shirts throughout Co-Tee TV Episodes 70-79 so definitely keep an eye out for even more Fur Face Boy in the coming weeks!

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.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Whip It by Fur Face Boy. Pros: One of the best attributes of the Fur Face Boy brans is its impeccable attention to detail. Everything about Fur Face Boy is customized, from the packaging to the T-Shirt to the included goodies. The shirts came packaged in a shoe box sized box that was customized with my name screen printed on (how awesome is that) and also included were a Fur Face Boy poster, lookbook and a CD press kit. The T-Shirt reviewed, Whip It, pays homage to the classic 80’s group, Devo. It features the quirky red hat made popular by Devo. The design is printed on a Sunshine American Apparel tee and the print it self is very soft, especially for such a large print. The T-Shirt features a custom neck tag and a professional hangtag as well. On the lower left seam of the T-Shirt you will find a custom tag featuring the classic Fur Face Boy tag. Fur Face Boy is also screen printed on the left arm sleeve of the T-Shirt. You can definitely taste Ha Mai’s passion with each of his T-Shirts. Cons: Cons? Are you kidding me? Other than the aggressive pricing,  I love everything about this T-Shirt and I love the brand even more. Is Fur Face Boy the next Johnny Cupcakes? It might be too early to say, but I can tell you that Ha Mai and Fur Face Boy is steam rolling toward that direction. Fur Face Boy is awesome. Price: $32.

Fur Face Boy Custom Box

Fur Face Boy Custom Label

Fur Face Boy Custom Press Packet

Fur Face Boy Whip It

Fur Face Boy Neck Tag

Fur Face Boy Inside Neck Tag

Fur Face Boy Seam Tag Label

Fur Face Boy

Guilty Pleasures by Wotto for Tilteed. Wotto’s popular Guilty Pleasures design was ranked as the number 1 Tilteed tee of 2009. If there is one Wotto Tilteed you should consider buying, this would probably be it! Price: $18, use the coupon code TILTCOTY at checkout for an extra $2 off your order.

Guilty Pleasures Wotto Tilteed

Also mentioned in this episode:

Devo

Craig Watkins aka Wotto

The Story of Fur Face Boy

Fur Face Boy Series I and Series II

Devo Whip It Video

If you want to send me a product to review, please feel free to do so. You can find my information in the contact menu above. Thanks!


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Brand New Milk & Eggs Co. Tees

Our good friends over at Milk & Eggs Co. has just released a slew of new tees to the world, six to be exact! They continue the Milk & Eggs Co. tradition by delivering simple yet effective, and of course super fun designs. With the exception of Bat Tie, they make use of some very bright and bold color combinations, which I am definitely a fan of. My two favorites have got to be the shield-like Pencil Corps design and the very unusual Us & Them design.

For me, each of these T-Shirts are like a page from a story book filled with great illustrations. The main appeal of Milk & Eggs Co. designs to me is that I always want to know the story behind each illustration. Us & Them sounds like an awesome childhood book filled with big and hairy (albeit friendly) monsters. Pencil Corps sounds as if it’s the story of a militia of children armed only with pencils and their imagination.

If you share my enthusiasm for Milk & Eggs Co. then  please head on over to their shop and pick up a tee or two. The shirts are priced between $19 – $22 and are printed on American Apparel blanks.

Milk & Eggs Co.

Pencil Corps

Us & Them

Spaceship

Party Likes It's 2011

Bat Tie

Moving Mountains

New Tolky Monkys Character Shirts

Our friends from Spain, Tolky Monkys, has just released some new tees featuring some new Tolky Monkys characters! And of course, each of the new characters have a backstory:

The first, Muerte, is a veteran with 6 different designs on the back. We’ve called this last one “vanity-fear”. We hope you get the play on words when you see the design ;] It’s centered in the middle with graphic details on the back. Additionally, we have 2 new characters: The astonishing neighbors of 33C, scientists who are passionate about discovering new things, and Bluby Birdo, the Character that we have used for the 5th Edition of Micro-stories.

The new character tees are available now from Tolky Monkys and are priced at 22 EURO a piece and comes available in different colorways for those of you who enjoy choice!

Tolky Monkys

Tolky Monkys

Tolky Monkys

Basil Wolverton X Stüssy

It’s not often that I feature tees from corporate tee brands, but these tees from Stüssy caught my eye and I thought they worth mentioning. The collection of shirts feature artwork by the late illustrator Basil Wolverton. Wolverton was an American cartoonist, illustrator, comic book writer-artist and professed “Producer of Preposterous Pictures of Peculiar People who Prowl this Perplexing Planet.”

The Basil Wolverton tees by Stüssy are available now and are priced at $28.

Stussy

Stussy

Stussy