Unique LA Spotlight: TIMBER!

During the next few days I’ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.

To kick things off I’d like to feature a brand that was started in 2006 by California designer Chad Eaton called TIMBER! Every shirt featured at TIMBER! is designed and screen printed by Eaton (I love the dedication). This brand has one of the more unique design niches since TIMBER! is all about lumberjack culture.

“TIMBER! is a t-shirt company based on a story about lumberjacks, their bosses (the top hat guys with an excessive hair curse.) and a bigfoot stuck between both their worlds.”

Eaton is currently at work on a fully illustrated book based on the TIMBER! universe so be on the look out for that. TIMBER! tees are priced from $18 to $32 and you can purchase them over at their ETSY shop.

You can find TIMBER! at Unique LA in Booth 270.

Caged

Giants

Lumberjack

Morning Commute

Balloon

Pyknic Releases Winter 2009 Line

Pyknic Clothing just unleashed upon the world their Winter 2009 line and my oh my what a release it is. Over 25 new products for both men and women. They’ve got standard tees, totes, v-necks, sweaters and baseball tees. It also looks like they are focusing a bit more on branding now, with a bunch of their shirts featuring just the forks and basket logo ala Johnny Cupcakes crossbones and cupcakes logo tees. The one thing that they are doing differently from Mr. Cupcakes is that they have been invading the malls for teen consumption – Pyknic Clothing is available at Pacsun stores nationwide.

The tees are available now from the Pyknic Online Store and start from $26.98. My favorite from the bunch? It’s got to be the simple Feed The Hungry tee.

Pyknic

Pyknic

Pyknic

Pyknic

Pyknic

Dance Party Massacre: Season 3

I’ve always been a fan of Dance Party Massacre and I’ve been covering the Boston based indie brand since the beginning of this blog. With every new release, and especially with the release of the Season 3 line of T-Shirts, they grow creatively and expand on their constant themes of gore,  monsters and partying. Founder Alex Dakoulas brings his A game with this new release and hopes it is the start to bigger things for DPM.

“They say third time’s a charm, and I see good things happening. I know I will be contacting more stores about carrying the line, planning some new ventures, expanding our products, and speaking with press/magazines/newspapers to get the brand out there. Kicking off this season we put out our first hoodie, a sick sweatshirt design (which is not entirely horror—something that will continue), our first women’s specific shirt, and worked with the awesome Matt Skiff again as well bringing in a great artist by the name of Jessica Hess for the Trilogy design.”

Survival Kit is my definite favorite from Season 3 with Sweet Party coming in a close second!

Survival Kit

Dance Party Massacre

Dance Party Massacre

Dance Party Massacre

Dance Party Massacre

New Tees From Dance Party Massacre

If you’re a regular reader of this blog then by now you must be familiar with Alex Dakoulas and his brand, Dance Party Massacre. I’ve featured DPM in the past for both Indie Tee Spotlight #9 and Co-Tee TV Episode #11. Basically, I love Dance Party Massacre! And so I was happy to hear that DPM had recently released 3 new tees and 2 new colorways of DPM classics.

Both Fear Nothing and Fresh 2 Death both represent the DPM look that we know and love. The other new tee, All Work and No Play (white) is a bit of a departure from the typical DPM style and I like it! What better way to get up close and personal with mere strangers then having them read tiny text on your t-shirt. The new Dance Party Massacre gear is available now for purchase and range in price from $21.95 to $27.95. And in case you’re looking to accesorize, they’ve got some new bandanas and a fancy Steel Necklace for sale. 

Fear Nothing

All Work And No Play

Eyeconic Lime

Vampire Grill

Fresh 2 Death