Clintees is an amazing little brand based out of New York with a brash collection of T-Shirts featuring iconic faces and logos with a distinctly subversive edge that will separate you from the rest of the kids on the street.
“I adore Clint ever since I shot his workshop for Dwell. Whenever I wear my I Can’t Afford To Love NY shirt I get stopped on the street. It’s bold and makes people smile.” -Bradford Shellhammer, CCO and Co-Founder at Fab.com
I have to agree with Shellhammer, that I Can’t Afford To Love NY tee is an eye catcher and it speaks the truth. I still love New York, though, even if I can only afford it two weeks at a time. Right now you can score an amazing deal on these Clintees designs at Fab.com. Normally $20, they are on sale for the next two days for $16. Fab.com is an invite only website featuring some of the best designed products on the planet at a discount price. If you’re not yet a Fab.com member, here’s your invite from me to you. You can thank me later.
Our friends over at Frank & Jan sent over a link to a video lookbook that they created to show off their 2011 line of tees. The video definitely is making me miss summer already. They’ve got a collection of 5 different tees featuring the distinct Frank & Jan style – heavy on the black & white while infused with some vintage pop goodness. The Frank & Jan 2011 collection is available now at their online shop. Each T-Shirt is priced at $24 a piece.
On this day, we visited the happiest place on Earth: Disneyland. I haven’t been to the land of Mickey since I was about 8-9 years old, I can’t exactly remember how old I was. This was Michelle’s first time, so I was pretty excited for her. We had planned to start the day super early, 6 am early, so that we could have enough time to drive to Anaheim and arrive at Disneyland before opening (9 am). That didn’t happen. We woke up at around 9 am, and left our hotel at around 11:00 am. It turned out to be the perfect time to leave.
I’m sure that many of you have been to Disneyland already, so I won’t bore you with every little thing that we did there. However, I would like to point out a few observations.
1. Parking is super efficient. Seriously, why can’t the parking at my University be as efficient as Disneyland’s?
2. The Monte Cristo Sandwich at The Blue Bayou (New Orleans Square) is heavenly. It’s cheesy, meaty, sweet, and savory. TIP: One sandwich is big enough to split between two people. If you do choose to split, you can pay an extra $12 so that they plate it for two people and they’ll also add sides for each person.
3. Peter Pan’s Flight is way too short.
4. Someone randomly gave us fast passes to Space Mountain, so of course, we took advantage of those tickets. Man, I’m not a roller coaster guy because I nearly hurled on this ride! I’m not too sure how I didn’t end up with a seizure on this ride. The lights were cool though!
5. The 9 pm Fantasma show was a bit meh.
6. The Fireworks show that followed Fantasma was very whoa – it was impressive. TIP: It’s best seen on Mainstreet facing Snow White’s castle.
7. The beignets in New Orleans Square are good (but not as good as the beignet’s you’ll find in New Orleans), especially when paired with hot cocoa.
8. I finally got to ride the Submarine Voyage (since renamed Finding Nemo’s Submarine Voyage) after a 20 year wait! I remember as a kid wanting to go on this ride but no one wanted to go with me. Finally!
9. Favorite Ride? Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Mind. Seeing the big rolling of rock at the end was the icing on the cake.
We ended up leaving Disneyland at … gasp … closing! Neither of us thought that we’d stay until 11 pm. But time really does fly when you’re at Disneyland! The drive back to Los Angeles went by pretty quickly, and at the end of the hour long drive back, we awarded ourselves with a Los Angeles staple: Pink’s Hot Dogs.
By the time we arrived at Pink’s, we were both quite hungry. How hungry? Well to put things into perspective, I ordered a Mulhulland Drive (10 inch hot dog smothered with cheese, bacon and grilled onions), a signature chili dog, and an order of chili cheese fries on the side. The hot dogs were good, but I am not so sure that they were worth the wait in the cold. The next time that I am in LA and have to choose between Pink’s and Wurstküche, I’d probably pay a visit back to Wurstküche.
As you may know, I’m on the road and playing tourist in Los Angeles. So, there’s not much I can do “craft” wise for my 365 Days of T-Shirts. But what I can do is get creative. Having said that, today’s Project365 was inspired by the very popular Mr. Tee by Phil Jones. Today’s leg of my trip involved a visit to the happiest place on Earth: Disneyland. This is what I made with the T-Shirts that I had on hand (by the way, those were the three T-Shirts that I wore during the first thee days of my trip). Enjoy!
Day 8: Mickey Made From Tees
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All artwork belong to their respective owners.
The T-Shirt 365 project is free of charge, meaning, you can use the materials provided here as many times as you would like. However, I do ask that you DO NOT repost the actual project files on other websites. It would be better if you simply linked back to the particular blog post on my website! It’s good karma for you and it’ll make me super happy to see the linkback!
The goal of the project is to have enough material so that I can make a book encompassing the entire project. If all goes as planned, we’ll have something amazing available in 2012!