Olly Moss Select Collection at Threadless

Before I say anything else in this post I will say that I am and have for the longest time been a fan of Olly Moss. Heck, I own nearly all of his Threadless prints and even own multiple prints of SPOILT in both T-Shirt and hoodie form. Since 2003, Moss has had over 20 designs printed at Threadless. He seemingly has been everywhere, from Newsweek to exclusive Mondo prints to an article in the New York Times. Olly Moss is the IT boy, not only in T-Shirt design but poster design as well.

Having said that, his latest release over at Threadless is a bit lackluster, at least it is to me. The collection, released late last week, is a celebration of Moss’ rise in popularity. The 4-piece collection epitomizes the concept of minimalism. Minimalism? Pfft?! I don’t want no stinking minimalism when it comes to an exclusive Olly Moss / Threadless collection. Classic Olly Moss Threadless designs have three basic qualities: 1. they’re fun, 2. they have a keen typographical style, and 3. they’re … umm … minimalistic.

Don’t get me wrong, each of the 4 designs fulfill 2 of the 3 qualities that I listed above. But what the heck happened to the FUN? Seeing these designs make me yearn for worthy follow ups to Spoilt, In Case of Zombies, and The Food Chain. Is it because it was made for the Threadless Select line? If so, then I’d wish it wasn’t made for the Select line. I can appreciate artsy fartsy designs, but I want fun artsy fartsy designs that are exciting to look at.

If ever Threadless happens to pay homage to Glenn Jones (another favorite Threadless alumni of mine), I hope they do it properly … and for goodness sake, keep it out of the Select line!

The Olly Moss Select Collection is available now at Threadless for $36 a piece.

Full Dosclosure: I’m picking up 2 of the 4 designs. Can you guess which two?

Damon Carlton And A Polar Bear: 10 AWESOME Lost T-Shirts

If you’re hunting for some limited edition LOST T-Shirts then look no further than the following Tyson/Givens commissioned designs. The project is titled Ronie Midfew Arts and Damon Carlton And A Polar Bear Presents…

This amazing collection of LOST T-Shirts features the artwork of designers such as Olly Moss, Marky of Glamour Kills, Mike Mitchell, Brandon Rike, and Dr. Romanelli. These limited edition T-Shirts are screen printed and are limited to 550 prints (with 500 being up for sale on the website). All of the tees are priced at $25 a piece.

In celebration of LOST’s final season and to bring finality to the LOST poster series,8 top designers and artists, who are also fans of the show, were commissioned to create artwork celebrating top moments from the 6th and final season. 4 artists you may recognize, and 4 new artists to the campaign, created labor intensive, hand-pulled screen prints, limited to an edition of just 550, with 500 available to the public through our website. Once this limited edition print has sold out, they will never be printed again. Celebrate finality with this unique, signed and numbered piece of history.

Seriously, I want all of these T-Shirts.

Team Jacob

Trust Me

Locke Honor

Drive Shaft Tour

Hiero

Deus Ex Machina

Not Penny's Boat

Mother

Skull

Smoke

And if these are enough then be sure to check out 209 other LOST T-Shirts spread across the following two lists:

108 Lost T-Shirts, Tees, Shirts, T's

101 LOST TShirts

Stay Sharp by Olly Moss

Stay Sharp is the latest shirt from U.K. based artist, Olly Moss, and it features lots of yellow! The shirt, which was produced for New Standard, is available now for purchase at Urban Outfitters for $24. 

This is the perfect shirt for creative types. Know someone who loves to write or draw with tradition tools (i.e. pencil)? This is the shirt to get them. Though, you might want to check if they are fans of yellow. 

Stay Sharp by Olly Moss

Robocopper by Olly Moss

It’s been just about a year since I last purchased a tee from Shirt.Woot, but something told me that I just needed to pick this tee up. First of all, I’m a fan of Olly Moss stuff in general so that’s one reason. Secondly, this is just a friggin’ hilarious tee! Robocop fans rejoice and pick up Robocopper from Shirt.Woot for just 10 bucks (24 hours only) and free shipping! Now, if only I could here that Robocopper speak with an English accent. That would make my day!

Robocopper by Olly Moss

Olly Moss + Go Ape Sneak Peak

Olly Moss posted this on his Flickr and hinted that it would be an upcoming design on a future Go Ape shirt. It’s quite the epic – Robocop Crossing The Alps On A Unicorn. How do you think Hannibal would feel about this? I’m interested to see whether they will keep this black and white or will Olly be coloring this one up. What do you guys think of this upcoming tee? 

Robocop Crossing The Alps On A Unicorn

Tee-Riffic Photos (Part II)

You might remember my post a few weeks ago talking about submitting pictures to Threadless for STP’s or Street Steam Points. Well, I’m at it again. In my quest to upload photos of all of my Threadless tees, I’ve added four more and am now just waiting for them to get approved. I’ve added Threadless by Simon Noynay aka KID_Z, Spoilt by Olly Moss, X-Ray Goggles Work by Tony Aguero, and They’re, Their, There by  Florencio Zavala. You can also view these on my Flickr, be sure to add me!

Do you have some Tee-Riffic photos that you’d like to upload to Threadless? If so, then go here to do just that! 

Spoilt by Olly Moss

 

X-Ray Goggles Work

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Threadless Top 20 Designs of 2008 Announced

About two weeks ago I posted my predictions for the Threadless 2008 Bestees Awards. My pick for Design of the Year went to When Pandas Attack by Jimiyo vs. AJ Dimarucot. And guess what, my pick has made the Top 20! Awesome. Let’s see if they can go all the way and win the $20,000 prize.

Some of my other favorites from the Top 20 include Friday I’m In Love by Loy Valera, Foam Monster In Emotion Reunion With Severed Thumb by Aled Lewis, and The Food Chain by Olly Moss. I’d be pretty happy to see any of these guys win!

I’ve put together this image showing the Top 20 Threadless tees of 2008as voted by the Threadless community. Which is you favorite? Who do you thin will win Design of the Year?

Threadless Top 20 Designs of 2008

Threadless Bestees 2008 – My Picks!

Threadless today announced their upcoming Bestees 2008 Awards. The grand award, as always, is the Design of the Year award, and with that distinction also comes a prize of $20,000. All 326 designs released by Threadless in 2008 will be up for voting and the design with the most votes will be the big winner. This should be interesting since I would assume that many people would recruit friends and family (as many as they can gather) to vote for their designs.

$20,000 prize:
Design of the Year: My pick for Design of the Year would have to go to the Jimiyo vs. AJ Dimarucot mashup, When Panda’s Collide. The print on this tee is huge and let’s not forget the star power of the designers involved – both of whom were finalist in the Design By Humans $10,000 contest. However, for some reason, the Monster Mash Collaboration of Horror might do well due to the overwhelming amount of hype this design earned in the blogs throughout the year.

When Panda's Attack

$10,000 prize:
Designer of the Year: I’d give this award to Olly Moss. He continually pumps out awesome designs and has proved not to be a one hit wonder. I’ll also throw fatheed into the mix for this one.

Olly Moss

$1,000 prizes:
Newcomer of the Year: alexmdc did a great job with Bird Migration, the Threadless Loves Travel winner. 
Unprinted Designer of the Year (plus a design printed): Not sure because I don’t really follow works in progress and unprinted designs.
Blogger of the Year: ladykat would be my pick – she put together two great contests in 2008 in the Threadless blogs.
Gallery Photographer of the Year: ir0cko, this guys consistently pumps out cool gallery photos. Check out his Flickr if you don’t believe me. 
Collaboration of the Year: Monsters Collaboration: Monster Mash Collaboration of Horror by Monster Mob. Lots of Threadless designers helped to make this tee and thus it should win. Plus, who doesn’t like monsters! This design has to win one of these awards and it would be most fitting if it won Collaboration of the Year.

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