Weekly Recap and Linkology | June 4, 2010

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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.

By the way: Go Win A T-Shirt from 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!

76 Threadless T-Shirts From Sketch To Print

T-Shirt Blogging Friends:

The big news this week  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!

Vote for me on t-shirtblo.gs

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.


Droid on Trampolines. This made me giggle. Via Fashionably Geek.


Other Coty Links:

It was a bit quiet this week at SwipeTap and Call Me Thirsty, but there were a few notable posts over at TumblrTrends. Like this Jesus Christ Venn Diagram. Via TumblrTrends.


And Ryu starring in Super Mario Bros. Via TumblrTrends.

Threadless News:

I really, really, really liked Apathy, Our Country’s Leading Cause of Whatever by Josh Miller.



And did you know that Threadless is now collaborating with Society6? Well they are and they’ve got some really rad stuff.

Perpetual Motion
Dirty Wet Bigfoot Hipster

Munky Rhythm

This months Omunky tee is so chill. It’s just a monkey and his music, with no other bother in the world. I need one of these days … and soon. Chillin’ and listening to music, free of any worries, is truly chicken soup for the soul.

What’s your favorite song of the moment? What’s that song song that you just can’t get out of your head? For me, it’s a rather old song titled Spoils of the Spoiled by a relatively unknown group, The New Amsterdams. I’ve been listening to it a lot during the past few days. I listen to it whenever I have things on my mind. Have a listen and then go and pick up Munky Rhythm from Omunky for $22.

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Munky Rhythm by Omunky

Munky Rhythm by Omunky

People Like Me and Consumer-ism

Fork, knife and … record? Consumer is a great statement shirt from the people over at People Like Me, a New Jersey based brand that insists the right brain is never wrong! What do you consume? Some of you might be mass consumers of vintage vinyl. Others might enjoy consuming the written word, weather it be in the form of books, magazines, comics or manga. A few of you might be gadget consumers, always eating up the latest and greatest technological marvel. What kind of consumer are you?

Consumer is printed on a 100% fine jersey tee and is available now from People Like Me for $28. Think the price is a bit too stiff? Sign up for the People Like Me newsletter and you’ll be rewarded with a 15% coupon code that you can use!




Run Free

The classic RUN DMC tee is one of my all-time favorite tees and so when I spotted Run Free by Fee Clothing I just had to share it. The shirt features the classic RUN DMC look, including the iconic red bars. Run Free does add a splash of color to the design, which is normally just black and red. You can pick up Run Free from Free Clothing for $18.

Run Free

I’m With Coco. Whose Side Are You On? 6 Conan T-Shirts!

This whole NBC vs. Conan O’brien vs. Jay Leno debacle has got me enthralled with network television for the first time in, well, quite a while. I’ve been watching the late night shows just to listen to the quicks jabs that they’ve been taking at each other. I admit that I’m a bit sad to see Conan O’brien leave the peacock station. NBC, 7 months really wasn’t enough time for him to find his audience. In any case, all of this late night drama has led to an amazing I’m With CoCo campaign. Here are 6 T-Shirts that you can choose from to show your support for the Conan O’brien / Team Coco / I’m With Coco cause.

And here’s something extra, someone made a song in support of Team Coco. Check out I’m With Coco by Dustin Krein:

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I’m With Coco by Busted Tees, $15.

I'm With Coco by Busted Tees

I’m With CoCo by Mike Mitchell, $18.

I'M WITH COCO t-shirt by Mike Mitchell

No. by ATShirtBlog, $24.99.

No. by ATShirtBlog

CoCo and Leno-Head by TeeFury, $9.

CoCo & Leno-Head

Team Conan by Alex Pardee, $24.

Team Conan

Team Conan by My Associate Cornelius, $15.

Team Conan

Sinatra Thermochromatic Prototype

The designer of this T-Shirt, Jayarr Steiner, runs a local screen printing service in Rochester, New York. He sent me a link to a video of this tee that he designed using thermochromatic ink.

“So basically the way this shirt design work is like this: When the wearer’s body is below 90 degrees the design on the left is how it will look. When its above 90 degrees the image of Sinatra will disappear and his tie will turn red. I want you all to know this isnt a concept shirt , i will have a fully functional sample printed by this weekend so if you have any interest in seeing it in action come by the shop!”

But of course, seeing is believing. Check out the video below to see the Sinatra tee appear in full glory.

Frank Sinatra Thermochromatic Shirt

Co-Tee TV Episode 51: Bands, Tolky Monkys and Cooking Worms

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear I Listen To Bands That Don’t Even Exist Yet by Threadless and review Muerte Cooking Worms by Tolky Monkys. Spanish based Tolky Monkys specializes in creating unique, one-of-a-kind characters. I also show off a special chracter that Tolky Monkys drew of me!

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Muerte Cooking Worms by Tolky Monkys. Pros: Fun shirt, if you like funky characters that have a background story than you’ll probably enjoy this shirt as well as the rest of the Tolky Monkys line. The tee features a custom embroidered necktag and comes with a Tolky Monkys hangtag. The shirt was individually packaged in a separate plastic bag within the mailer which is good for keeping the shirt protected during transit. Design is printed on a 100% pre-shrunk cotton tee and features a reinforced cover-seamed collar in Elastano (Lycra/Spandex) for a better fit. The collar, sleeves and lower hem are double stitched. Cons: The print was a bit thick and vinyl feeling, but it may become softer after the first wash. Price: €20 ($28 US)

Tolky Monkys Muerte Cooking Worms

And here’s a closeup of the character that Tolky Monkys drew for me! Thanks again Tolky Monkys, I think it’s awesome!

Tolky Monkys Coty Caricature

I Listen To Bands That Don’t Even Exist Yet by Evan Ferstenfeld and available at Threadless. Pros: Perfect shirt for any pompous music lover. We all know one of those. Get that person this shirt. Cons: The print, although looks like a solid colored print in the product shots are not really so. The resulting print looks like what happens when you have a faulty inkjet printer whose head needs cleaning (see gallery photos to see what I mean). I would have preferred just a solid brown colored print for the type. Price: $15.


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Cute microbes on sale

Sketchy Santa

This post has absolutely nothing to with T-Shirts. So, after lunch today me and a colleague, Mr. Andy Dewald, discovered a wonderful site, SketchySantas.com. Inspired by the awesomeness of SketchySantas.com we decided to do a tribute video. The background music is sung by an unknown singer and was given to us by our former (bless his heart) advisor, Dr. Ed Chronicle.

Sponsor A Zombie Program

The Sponsor A Zombie video courtesy of the band Mercury Radio Theater is hilarious! It definitely made my halloween. You’ve got to watch the video, it spoofs those charity infomercials brilliantly. The $20 Sponsor A Zombie care package features a picture and letter from your zombie (how amazing is that), a SPAZ T-Shirt , bumber sticker and a Sponsor The Zombie EP featuring the tracks:

  1. Dejected, Adj.
  2. Are you Adequately Prepared to Rock!
  3. Evil con Carne
  4. The Hypno Eye
  5. Onward Zombie Soldiers
  6. Spare Parts
  7. It came from down south
  8. Joe spilt his beer

Music Is Remuse

Remuse Fashion is a modern, urban based clothing line targeted to the teenage-young adult demographic. Their tees are bight, bold and intricate. Each of the tees are screen printed on American Apparel shirts and range in price from $12.99 to $17.99.

The Remuse shirt featured below is titled Music Is My Remuse and was my favorite from the Remuse line. The bold typography and psychedelic colors make this shirt a winner (for me at least). If you enjoy music, why not let the world know. Purchase Music is My Remuse from Remuse Fashion for $15.99.

Remuse Fashion

Remuse Fashion