So first of all, I hope that EVERYONE had an awesome Thanksgiving! Black Friday might just about be over but that doesn’t mean that the sales are ending. In fact, Johnny Cupcakes is having an extended sale up until the end of Cyber Monday! Score 20% off your entire order at Johnny Cupcakes by using the coupon code “holiday” at checkout. This is a pretty rare Johnny Cupcakes discount so I suggest that if you’ve been eyeing an item out that you buy it NOW!
While you’re there, be sure to checkout some of his new gear! I hear that New Era caps are all the rage with the kids nowadays and Johnny Cupcakes has his own 59FIFTY in brown and black colorways. I never understood the appeal of leaving the stickers on these caps but hey, that’s just me.
Johnny Cupcakes just released Volume 4 of their very popular There’s Something In The Cupcake Mix line of tees. Three of the tees are available in-store only and the 4th tee (Face-Snatcher)Â is available Â exclusively online. These always sell out fast so if you want one you better go and try to get one now. They are available now for those who are willing to shell out $50.99. As always, the packaging on these are splendidly glorious!
Ever since I started to follow the indie T-Shirt scene with a keen eye, I’ve been a big fan of the Johnny Cupcakes brand. I even made it a point to visit his shop on Newbury street the last time I was in Boston. Up to this point I’ve always been impressed by his creativity and imagination, as well as the way that he has interacted with his community.
Having said that, the latest collaboration, one with animation pioneers, Warner Bros., just doesn’t do it for me. When I think Johnny Cupcakes I think exclusivity. Everything about the brand is exclusive. They’ve made a ton of money by parodying pop culture. And now that they’ve got an actual pop culture icon on the front of the tees, it makes feel more “meh” than “woah.” For some reason, seeing Bugs Bunny on a Johnny Cupcakes shirt reminds of similar Looney Tunes shirts I’d see in Sears or JC Penny, with the exception of there being a Johnny Cupcakes logo slapped on. Again, more “meh” than “woah.”
Johnny, before you could ever dream of landing big licenses like that from Warner Bros., you were already making the freshest shirts around. Warner Bros might need you, but your brand certainly does not need them. You mentioned, “We did have an entire bound book given to us that was filled with rules and regulations. A what-not-to-do book. From the littlest details like whisker placements.Â All in all, using the tools that were + werenâ€™t given to us, I think these came out great.” I disagree, I don’t like these for the very fact that you played by the rules. What I would have dug would have been a unique take at these classic WB characters. Sorry Johnny, I just feel like you failed to deliver on this one.
Both the September issue of Entrepreneur and the July/August issue of Inc. give some love to two brands regularly featured on this blog: Johnny Cupcakes and Snorg Tees. Neither are long features, instead, both articles are 1 page snippets discussing the young millionaires behind both brands and how they achieved their success. Might be worth browsing over the next time you’re at your local bookstore.
Oh Mr. Cupcakes, you definitely know how to make people lust over your products. The following tees are in-store exclusives, so you’ll only be able to get them at either the Boston or LA Johnny Cupcakes shops. If any of you stop by to either of those stores, do me a favor and pick one up for me! No word on how much these will cost, but my guess would be in the $35 range.Â
And here’s this month’s Bakers Dozen tee, and like all Bakers Dozen tees, it features a different number silk screened on the back.Â
Growing up, Goonies was one of my absolute favorite movies, alongside other 80′s classics like The Karate Kid and Princess Bride. I have to say that Mr. Cupcakes and myself have very similar tastes in movies. Every single one of these screenings he has done (TMNT, Back To The Future, Karate Kid) have been of movies I grew up watching.Â
For you lucky bastards in the Boston area, you can check out The Johnny Cupcakes screening of The Goonies on Saturday July 18th at 11:55pm (midnight) at The Coolidge Corner Theatre on 290 Harvard Street – Brookline, MA. If I could be there, trust me, I’d be there! The limited edition Goonies inspired Johnny Cupcakes tee will be on sale at the screening. No word yet on when you’ll be able to pick up the shirt online!
Planning to pick up some Johnny Cupcake tees? Well, you might as well stop by the shop on Newbury St. in Boston this weekend because for every $10 you spend you’ll receive a blue ball. Spend $20 and you get 2 balls. Spend $40 and you get 4 balls. You get the idea. What will you do with those balls you ask? You get to play beer pong Johnny Cupcakes style, with cupcake tins! Get two balls into the cupcake tin and you win a free Johnny Cupcakes shirt. Pretty awesome! This promotion runs all day this Saturday + Sunday (July 11th + 12th 2009).
Johnny Cupcakes undoubtedly creates some of the best parody tees around. This Transformers inspired tee is no different. I love everything about the design but I especially dig the bright yellow! I typically prefer the simple Johnny Cupcake logo tees over the illustrated parodies, but, I could definitely see myself in this shirt.
As a kid, I must have seen the original live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick a gazillion times. I remember how excited I was when I went to go and see it in the theaters, it was a blast! You can now relive those memories this weekend if you live in the Boston area. Johnny Cupcakes will yet again be hosting another movie night at theÂ Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline / Boston. Here’s the info you need:
“Join me THIS Saturday June 13th at 11:55pm (midnight) to see TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES on the big screen for $7.75 @ The Coolidge Corner Theatre on 290 Harvard Street – Brookline, MA.Â Along with your movie ticket, you will be given FREE Upper Crust Pizza upon entering the Theatre.Â We even got a hold of the original movie reel from back in the day!”