If you’re seeking some vintage awesomeness then I suggest that you head on over to 8-Bit ZOMBIE and check out their latest line tees. They’ve got everything from Pee-Wee Herman to Beetlejuice to The Ghostbusters. How much better can you get? In fact, their newly redesigned website bleeds awesome sauce. It’s full of throwback love for every 80′s kid and then some. I actually got super excited when I first saw the preview images (see last image below). They reminded me so much of Garbage Pail Kids Trading Cards – I was a huge fan of those. In fact, I still have my entire Garbage Pail Kids collection!
My favorites from the new line is twofold. My first instinct led me straight to that amazing Ghostbusters piece. However, when I saw that they did a Neverending Story design, my mind was blown. So good! This new line is basically my childhood printed on T-Shirts. All that’s missing? Maybe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Masters of the Universe designs would have been perfect – but I can always wait until next time.
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:
A few episodes back, I reviewed a little T-Shirt contest site from Costa Rica called Bunker Designs. They’re selection of tees was a bit sparse and the activity on the site Â seemed to be a bit quiet. However, I’m pleasantly surprised to see that they’ve moved forward with a new website design and have released a selection of new, top notch T-Shirts.
The three new tees include What’s Going On In My Mind and Starcatcher by HeavyHand, and GandALF by Sergio37. Both of the HeavyHand T-Shirts continue with the Bunker Design vibe that I really dug with Gulfie. Though I have to say that What’s Going On In My Mind reminds me of a bit of Wotto’s style (see Guilty Pleasures). As far as Starcatcher goes, I especially love the symmetry!
Now, GandALF is were things get a little bit weird for me. This parody shirt doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the line, and looks like it would probably fit in more with something we’d find at RIPT or TeeFury (those guys love to parody). Don’t get me wrong, I love me some ALF (I believe I’ve referenced ALF a few times on this blog before). I grew up with ALF so whether or not it fits in with the rest of the Bunker Designs T-Shirts, that’s okay, because it made me smile!
Both Starcatcher and GandALF are available now from Bunker Designs for $20 and you can score What’s Going On In My Head for $22. The best part is that you can score 20% off your entire Bunker Designs purchase by using the coupon code BDCOTY at checkout! Awesome.
I was checking out the latest offering from UK based Last Exit To Nowhere and stumbled upon an excellent Ghostbusters themed T-Shirt. Last Exit To Nowhere did not go the traditional “cartoony” route, like this Threadless T-Shirt, instead, they went sophisticated.Â Venkman Stantz Spengler Paranormal Studies features not only great typography but also has green glow in the dark ink, something that the die hard fans of Ghostbusters can appreciate.
Inspired by the Columbia University Paranormal Studies team in the first part of the film Ghost Busters. (The reason Ernie Hudson’s character Winston Zeddemore isn’t featured in this particular design is because he joined the team after they had left University when Ghost Busters was already established).
Dance Party Massacre recently released their Summer 2010 line featuring a slew of T-Shirts and tank tops ready made for the summer heat. Alex Dakoulas, founder of Dance Party Massacre, decided to take a more art director approach and invited a few guest designers to collaborate with on the summer line, including Matt Skiff,Joe Kelly, and Mario Jalbert.
The line features the Dance Party Massacre elements that we have come accustomed to, including gore mixed in with a little light fun. You’ll also notice this line in particular features a more retro era feel reminiscent of 50′s black and white movies and biker gangs. Pieces from the new line, including tees, tanks and v-necks, range in price from $19.95 to $23.95 but be sure to use the coupon code “COTYG” at checkout for an additional 10% off your entire order! Go and buy some DPM gear now!
The Dance Party Massacre crew put together a neat little video documenting some behind the scenes action involving the summer 2010 line, specifically the product photoshoot. Take a peek at it below!
In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Guilty Pleasures by Wotto for Tilteed andÂ 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, todayâ€™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.
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, Â 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.
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.
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 Â 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.
During the next few days Iâ€™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.
If you’re an adult with the heart of a big kid then you’ll love the tees that Three Apparel have to offer. Three Apparel specializes in modern cartoon style T-Shirts. Their shirts features vibrant colors and fun, off-the-wall characters. They’ve got a bunch of cool designs but by far my favorites include the one-eyed and five-legged Happy Attack tee and the Mario and Luigi parody, Arab Bros.
Three Apparel features the artwork of Peter Michail and Tony Salama. T-Shirts are printed on 100% Cotton Fine Jersey tees and are available for sale for $20.
The good people over at RANDR (Rise and Resist Apparel) is having a huge Spring Sale. All items have been marked down by 20% and you can score an extra 10% off your entire order by using the coupon code “CLEANERS” at checkout. No mention of the end date for this sale so you better get on this while you can since it could theoretically end at any moment! They’ve got some amazing tees, so the sale is definitely worth checking out. See below for a few of my RANDR favorites!
I’m a huge fan of Seibei and find myself constantly wearing the Dino Sandwich tee (but you knew that already). It looks like I’ll need to add the new supersized predator tee to my growing Seibei collection. Mutant uprising brings the shield look to the Seibei line and a new spidey like character makes his debut in Snack Life. Junior Birdman is also back in this new linee in a new colorway. As always, the new Seibei line is bright, funky and fool of foolish fun. If you’re a Seibei fan it’ll be hard to pass on at least one of these new tees. Pick one up now for $22 and be sure to use the code “HAPPY” for 25% off your entire order through December 22nd. Awesome!