I’ve just been introduced to Fistful Apparel and count me impressed. They’ve got a wide selection of T-Shirts inspired by cult and genre cinema. The first thing that I thought when I saw these T-Shirts was “wow, if Quentin Tarantino were to start a T-shirt line then it would probably look something like this.”
The Fistful Apparel line is wild, eccentric, and out there. WILD. ECCENTRIC. OUT THERE. And I love it. The first two items that caught my eye were the ‘Il retorno di teschio di morto’ T-Shirt and the King of Crimes hoodie. They’re both black with a pure yellow design. The artwork simply jumps out in both and has that ZOMG appeal. If you like in your face design then get these two items.
Be on the lookout for future Fistful Apparel T-Shirts on this blog. I’m a new fan.
Fan of Sleepy Dan? Well you better not snooze on this Pillow Monster tee. The design is limited to a print run of 60 T-Shirts. It was originally featured at Artopia 2011, an event that was hosted by the Dallas Observer.
Sean Mort is the artist behind one of my favorite Threadless tees ever -- The Gaming Revolution. In fact, I’ve worn it out so much that I think it’s time for me to request a reprint. Needless to say, I’ve been waiting for Threadless to release another Sean Mort designed tee. I’ve been waiting for some time now.
Luckily for me, the wait is over. Mort’s latest design, Evil Comes In All Sizes does in fact come in a bunch of different sizes (Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large to be exact). It might not be a Threadless print but it’s still hot nonetheless. The shirt references some of the most famous big screen monsters of all time, from the infant sized terror named Chucky to the mysterious Clover monster from Cloverfield. And of course, they are all aligned in a police type lineup from shortest to tallest. By the way, I had no idea that Godzilla was so huge.
“Evil Comes In All Sizes is a size chart of famous movie baddies and comes with an informative key on the lower back of the shirt. Featured bad guys are Chucky, the Wicked Witch of the West, a T-Rex, King Kong, Rancor, Megatron, the 50ft Woman, Mr Stay Puft, Tripod, Godzilla and Clover.”
The design is printed on a heather gray Gildan Softstyle ringspun tee.Â Evil Comes In All Sizes is available now at Sean Mort’s online shop for a reasonable Â£12 (~$19 US). Grab one now or pay for it later!
And speaking of Godzilla, check out this montage featuring over 50 years of Godzilla in film:
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 Â£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.
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! See Episode 70 of Co-Tee TV for the Fur Face Boy full review.
You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod, iPhone or iPad by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.
Design Your Own Goblin by Goblin Culture Reinvention.Pros: A lot to love about this indie clothing brand from Greece. Nothing very special about the basic mailer, what is special is what is hidden inside of the mailing envelope. The custom zipper bag that the T-Shirt was packed in was a pleasant surprise. The reusable zippered bag is screen printed with the Goblin Culture Reinvention logo. This 100% cotton, plum colored T-Shirt, features a vintage fitted cut with a distressed style along the edges (neck, sleeve, bottom of tee). The T-Shirt is a bit form fitting, especially around the arms, so be sure to check out the T-Shirt sizing guide on the Goblin Culture Website before purchasing your tee. The shirt features a large single colored black print on the front and the back. The print is very soft and feels great paired with the comfortable fabric. Also, you’ll find a custom tag on the lower right seam of the T-Shirt as well as a custom neck tag (albeit a small one). What really blew my mind was the included gift that came along with the T-Shirt. A set of wooden colored pencils were included with the tee, and the best part was that the pencils were already sharpened! Considering the quality of the goods and all of the included goodies, I would have to say that $34 is well worth the price of a Goblin Culture Reinvention T-Shirt.
Cons: I think that Goblin Culture Reinvention has a great thing going. I really enjoyed the way that the T-Shirt was packaged and especially loved the included pencil set. Having said that, I thought the cut of the shirt was a bit too fitted for me, especially around the arms. I also thought that the shirt was a bit on the short side. Again, be sure to refer to the sizing chart before ordering! Other than that, I think you’ll love what Goblin Culture Reinvention has to offer.
Licensed To FFB by Fur Face Boy.Pros: An excellent T-Shirt for any hip-hop fan from the 80′s. Beastie Boys fans will recognize this design as being a parody of the Beastie Boys’ seminal album, Licensed To Ill. Once again, it’s great to see Fur Face Boy taking interests from his youth and incorporating them into the brand. I do wonder, however, why FFB decided to leave out the “I” above of “Fur Face” in the design. If you look at the original album cover, you’ll notice an “I” above “Beastie.” I know, I’m nitpicking! The shirt, as with all other FFB tees, feature custom neck and hang tags, as well as a custom tag on the lower left seam. FFB stickers are also included with the T-Shirt.
It’s the COOOOKIE MONSTEEER! Bad Diet by Glenn Jones of Glennz Tees has been a popular vote getter for some time now and is finally available as a T-Shirt. I have to admit that I can totally relate to this T-Shirt because I love a good batch of cookies. In my house, whenever there is a fresh batch of cookies, I transform into a cookie eating machine. Or, whenever there are Chips Ahoy or Oreos in stock inside the pantry, I can guarantee that they wont be there for long when I am at home.
I’m not sure about you, but different cookies provide me with different cookie vibes. Let’s say for instance that I want to feel nostalgic, then I’d go with a tray of store bought Chips Ahoy. If i’m feeling especially nostalgic, I’ll zap a couple of Chips Ahoy cookies in the microwave for a few seconds. I used to love doing this as a kid. And if I’m feeling daring and nostalgic then I’ll pick up a bag of Chewy Chips Ahoy!
Sometimes when I’m at the mall, I get cookie urges. The only place to go is Mrs. Fields. The standard chocolate chip cookie is my favorite but if I’m really craving chocolate then I’ll go for a chocolate chocolate cookie.
If I’m feeling like eating a “Hawaiian” cookie then I’d have to drive myself all the way to Kailua town and order a pound of assorted cookies from Chip and Cookie. The founder of Chip and Cookie was the original founder of Famous Amos cookies. Yes, Wally Amos (founder of Famous Amos) sold the brand to the Kellogg Company and then years later started Chip and Cookie in Hawaii. If you’re ever in Hawaii, I recommend checking out Chip and Cookie, they serve up excellent bite sized cookies. Think Famous Amos before Famous Amos became mass produced.
Of course, nothing beats a home cooked batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies. Moms always make the “best” cookies and my mom is no different. Although she’s been using pre-made store bought dough more often, every once in a while she’ll bake a batch from scratch. These are the best. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies made from scratch and with heart trump anything that can ever be bought.
At first glance people might suspect that you’re not properly dressed for Halloween, but the joke will be on them once you reveal the hidden surprise on the underside of this clever tee from DeezTeez. Instantly turn yourself into a zombie by flipping the bottom portion of the T-Shirt on to your head. And booom, you’ve instantly been transformed into a flesh craving zombie. Poke some holes into the eyeball portion of the design and you can walk around all night as a zombie while you trick or treat. Though, your arms may get a little tired. Unless of course, you’re one of those super zombies from 28 Days Later.
The promotional Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles shirts Capcom printed up for Comic-Con (which takes place from July 23-26) have their own dark side: specifically, the inside. The shirts look nice enough when worn normally: a “let your darkside out” slogan adorns the front amid zombie silhouettes, and the game’s logo occupies the back. [via Joystiq]
I missed the season premier of SNL but luckily I did catch a small bit on the Mighty Fine blog. The skit featured Perry in a very revealing Elmo tee, courtesy of Might Fine, and makes fun of her recent and controversial appearance on Sesame Street. Take a look:
Now you might be wondering how can score your very own Katy Perry inspired Elmo tee. Well, Mighty Fine has you covered. First of all, you need to buy the T-Shirt, which is available from Might Fine for $23. Then, you cut! No need to be precise either. Watch the short video and you too can be naughty like Katy Perry.
And of course, I’ve got a Mighty Fine tee for the fellas out there, who aren’t interested in exposing their man boobs. We’ve all seen the Double Rainbow video but have you seen the matching Double Cookies T-Shirt? It’s available now as a web exclusive at Mighty Fine for $23.
Pssssssst. I’m going to let you in on a secret. Gama-Go is having a 24 hour sale, starting tomorrow (September 23) and all hoodies will be priced at just $44. That’s insane, considering that Gama-Go hoodies are normally priced at $64. Go save yourself $20 and pick up a hoodie (or two) tomorrow.
And so you might be wondering, what the heck will I do with that extra $20?! I know, why don’t you pick up a pair of Gama-Go T-Shirts to go with that new hoodie. If you use the coupon code TWOTEES44 at checkout, you will score two tees of your choice for just $44. And with tees normally priced at $28, you’ll end up saving another $12!
Our friends over at Fuzzy Ink has quietly released their new Summer 2010 line of tees featuring new styles for both guys and gals! The line continues on with the Fuzzy Ink tradition of being fun, vibrant, and full of facial hair. My favorite from the bunch has got to be The Duel, which is printed on the very soft American Apparel Tri-Blend T-Shirt. The product descriptions says it all:
“Enraged by a small traffic violation and perhaps the absence of a loving mother, the two sharply dressed men decided to engage in a serious game of ‘kill one another’…”