I actually found these Hello Kitty shirts to be pretty cute! Almost as cute as Gene Simmon’s twelve inch, ummm, tongue. With that said, these shirts, available exclusively at WeLoveFine, are damn adorable. I see that Miss Kitty has really been promiscuous as of late. Not only is she at Target and my corner grocery market (I’m not even kidding, check the candy aisle), but she’s also been caught on Johnny Cupcakes tees and now on WeLoveFine. That damn pussy cat needs to control herself.
“It’s time to rock ‘n’ roll all night, and kawaii every day!: The first six designs in the Hello Kitty x KISS Collection are now available online exclusively at WeLoveFine.com! From Detroit Rock City by way of Tokyo, Sanrio’s beloved flagship character joins forces with the legendary rock band KISS for an appealing mash-up of heavy metal cool and irresistable cuteness; WeLoveFine.com has the first apparel offering with t-shirts priced at $25 each.
It has been over 50 years that Sanrio has delighted the world with an assorted cast of adorable characters, though for decades Hello Kitty has held strong as the most popular and enduring character of all. Meanwhile, we are just shy of the 40th anniversary of KISS’s debut album; the heavy metal heroes have commanded one of the most dedicated fan bases in the history of rock with the KISS Army, and continue to amass more fans as time goes on. The unexpected match of cute and cool sensibilities makes for an amazing visual flair in the Hello Kitty x KISS collection – a co-branded license collaboration, making these products both official Sanrio and KISS merchandise! Plus, the one thing which both Hello Kitty and KISS fans unquestionably have in common is their passion for collecting all manner of awesome memorabilia featuring their favorites; with a variety of designs up now and more to come, WeLoveFine anticipates that this apparel line will be an must-have with collectors in both fan groups!”
Gone Rogue asked me to take a look at this shirt. I didn’t really care for it. I looked around their shop and found this shirt. I fucking loved it. I probably loved it because I love the Death Cab For Cutie song of the same name, so count me bias. Either way, you should pick this shirt up and, if you haven’t heard it, listen to that Death Cab For Cutie track. The shirt will keep you cool and song will change your life.
My goodness it’s been way too long since I’ve posted a Tilteed tee design. Well, I jut couldn’t pass up on talking about this sexy beast from veteran Tilteed designer theJCW. It’s called Playing The Monotreme Blues and it features a jazzed up platypus singing his heart out. Now, I searched YouTube high and low to see if I could find a real life, jazz singing platypus. The closest thing that I could find was a platypus singing the P-P-Platypus song. Warning: the P-P-Platypus song is both addicting and annoying, so proceed with caution!
Muzed Wear is a brand new skate/snowboard focused brand based out of Canada and they are ready to take over the world. Started in the summer of 2010 by two high school buddies, Muzed Wear is intent on combining new fashion trends with different types of skate and snowboard styles.
They currently have 4 tees available for sale featuring two different designs in two different colorways. Both designs are typographic heavy, with one featuring a grunge type look while the other features simple tight kerning that is reminiscent of the Itself logo. My favorite of the bunch would probably be the simple mu. logo tee.
Muzed Wear is still very much a young brand and I think that they are still trying to figure out what their unique style is. Based on their current crop, I wouldn’t know that they were targeting extreme athletes like skateboarders, longboarders and snowboarders. Needless to say, I am interested to see where they go from here. The founders sound like a couple of enthusiastic and passionate hustlers so I am excited to see what they do with this project.
What kind of nerd are you? According to this new Threadless tee by Riccardo Bucchioni, there are 9 major nerd types:
Comic Book Nerd
Let’s see, if I had to classify myself into a specific class of nerd then I would have to say that I am most likely a Science Nerd. Though, I am pretty sure that I could hold my own against Movie Nerds and Computer Nerds (especially those that subclassify themselves as Apple Nerds). What kind of nerd are you?
By the way, this T-Shirt reminds me a bit of this little infographic that I posted more than 2 years ago. Geeks rule the world!
Diamond Head Clothing is an energetic Hawaii based brand that meshes together tikis, skateboarding, surfing and music. They actually sent me a package a while back, but alas I never had the chance to feature it on Co-Tee TV (it will be featured and reviewed, so keep an eye out). However, I did notice a post about the brand on Emptees and had a chance to checkout some of their offerings.
They currently have a mix of T-Shirts, tanks, beanies and shorts in their store, but their bread and butter is their T-Shirts. For the most part, their designs are quite colorful and very loud. They sort of reminded me of Dream Gold. My favorites from the bunch were the two most subdued shirts that feature the tattoo like Diamond Head Tiki Crest. I actually think the shirt would have looked even better with just the tiki design on the front sans the Diamond Head type treatment. Or maybe they could have placed the Diamond Head type on to the top back of the shirt at a much smaller size.
The Diamond Head Clothing T-Shirts are priced from $12 and the Tiki Crest Raglan can be had for $18. Go grab a piece of the Hawaiian Islands now!
Before there was How I Met Your Mother, there was Friends. Thing is, I never watched Friends as a teen growing up in the 90′s. I know, I missed out. After falling in love with How I Met Your Mother and because everyone compared it to Friends (even the producers of HIMYM admit that it pays homage to Friends) I decided to give it a go.
It helped that my roommate owns the complete Friends series on DVD. So, about 2 years back I began my Friends education, starting with Season one. I’m currently on Season 5, and I admit, Friends is awesome stuff and I’m a bit ashamed that I missed out on this piece of pop culture growing up.
So what’s the point, you wonder? Well, I found out that there’s a Friends fanatic in the lab that I work at. He claims to have seen every episode from season 4 on at least three times. He likes to ask people random Friends Trivia. He has all of season 5 on his iPhone. Anyway, I overheard him asking some Friends trivia the other day, and surprisingly, I knew the answers (at least up to Season 5). I was stoked, and that actually made me want to watch even more episodes of Friends just so that I could come up with a good trivia question for our Friends fanatic.
The one With All The Thanksgivings was a great episode. Incidentally, that’s where I’m at now and what’s even better is that that episode is breading ground for good Friends trivia. So I came up with a question from that episode that actually stumped him. The question?
Regan Smith Clarke and Cavata Clothing teamed up and delivered an amazing new and 1st ever collaboration tee. The shirt is priced at $25 but 20% of all proceeds will go to support music and art programs in public schools.
Johnny Cupcakes decided to do some raiding in Thailand. Check out all of the Johnny Cupcake fakeness! Via Johnny Cupcakes.
Sorry, the friends section is a little sparse this week. It’s the 4th of July and I kind of want to be enjoying the outdoors, so one of the sections here had to take a hit. But rest assured, there will be a ton of shout outs to my T-Shirt loving compadres in next weeks recap and linkology!
Other Coty Links:
People keep doing cool stuff with their brand new iPhone 4′s. It’s been less than two weeks since it’s release and already the first ever iPhone filmed music video has been released. Via SwipeTap.
Speaking of cool stuff, watch as artist David Jon Kassan creates a masterpiece with his … iPad?! Via SwipeTap.
And did you know, I frreakin’ hate Kobe Bryant! Via It Goes To 11.
Other Coty Links:
The iPad is undoubtedly the ultimate piece of â€œnowâ€ technology. So what happens when you take the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of Apple touch technology and merge it with old school Apple tech? Via SwipeTap.
Kevin Rose had some very interesting ideas (5 to be exact) for eBooks. Click the link to find out what they were. Via SwipeTap.
Say hello to the incredible farting-hiccup cat! I spent a good 10 minutes the day I found this just playing the clip over and over again. Via TumblrTrends.
This kid is insane. Watch him pull out his teeth with a rocket. Via TumblrTrends.
Two new episodes Co-Tee TV went live this week! If you missed them then be sure to check them out below. And of course, be sure to check out the guys that we featured, including Bunker Designs and Zombie Liquorice.
I also did a short video talking about the new baby line of onesies and tees from out friends at Kosher Ham! Use the code “COTYFANS” at checkout to score an extra 10% off your entire order!
Now this was an absolute blast of a list to do. It’s a list of 76 Threadless T-Shirts from sketch to print. The post was based on a post that Phil Jones started on the Threadless Blogs. He asked artists to post sketches. I thought it would be cool to give a before and after perspective and thus this post was born!
T-Shirt Blogging Friends:
The big news this week Â comes from our friend and fellow T-Shirt blogger, Andy Bowness of Hide Your Arms. Andy started a new website dedicated to listing the top T-Shirt blogs on the planet. I’m currently ranked #4 so please help me out by giving a vote of 5 stars! Virtual hugs, kisses and high fives will be dispersed appropriately!
Andy from Rethink Clothing is starting a revolution! Watch the video to see how you can be a part of it and be sure to check out Rethink Revolution. Fun prizes are involved!
Kudos to In My Short Sleeve for spotting this amazing tee from Chalk Brighton. The shirt is called MOOG and features hundreds of tracks featuring a Moog synthesiser. Via In My Short Sleeve.