Oh no, pirating is bad. It’s so bad. You must never pirate. Only thieves pirate. If so then Arrrrrgggggghhhhh, let’s pillage the Internet and burn this fucker down. I mean, did you really spend $699 for your copy of Adobe Photoshop. Okay, maybe you … oh let’s get real. Arrrrrgggggghhhhh!
As I write this post I come to the realization that this is the first time, since I was 5, that I will not be going to school in the fall. No more classes. No more lectures. No more class projects. Sigh. It’s a bit weird to say the least. Instead of being a student this upcoming school year, I will instead begin my post-doctoral position as a neuroscience research specialist. Oddly enough, I’ll be supervising/mentoring 1-2 students of my own this coming year. Nice!
Enough about me, let’s talk T-Shirts. More specifically, let’s talk about the Threadless $12 Back To School Sale! There isn’t much to say except that the T-Shirts have been slashed about 40% – meaning you get an amazing deal.
Lot’s of tees to choose from, these are the ones that I will be ordering. Shop on T-Shirt fans, shop on!
First off, HURRY, you only have 11 more hours (at the time of this post) to score Pirate Dragon at a staggering $12! OK, I had to get that out of the way before anything else – wouldn’t want you to spend 18 bucks when you can score this for a crazy insane price.
Our friend Bo from Tilteed sent this over to me a few days ago, but, I’ve been crazy busy so I didn’t have a chance to post this one. I know, there shouldn’t be any excuses when you’re trying to take over the world with your blog, LOL. It won’t happen again.
Pirate Dragon was designed by the veteran T-Shirt artist, Alex Solis (alexmdc). I’m a big fan of Alex, so, I was a little surprised that I was caught off guard with this design. I’m usually really, really really good at spotting alexmdc pieces. Whenever a new dsign of his pops up at Threadless, I know it’s his before even seeing his name. His style is distinct, and one that I am very envious of. I think it might have been the lack of color that threw me off. Needless to say, it’s a refreshing departure from his previous efforts. I like!
Pirate Dragon is available now from Tilteed for $12. By the way, I heard from a little birdie that Pirate Dragon will be part of the permanent catalog, so don’t feel to bad if you missed it at $12 – you can still score it at $18. Not too bad for a piec eof art on your chest.
And by the way, the guys and gals at Tilteed print everything themselves and like I said my previous post – that extra love and sweat makes for a T-Shirt that is superior to anything a robotic press could make.
So this is a trip. It looks like a korean “brand” named Benny Frying Pan has decided that they want to be just like Johnny Cupcakes, literally. The Korean based Benny Frying Pan changed the name, but nothing much else. As you can tell from the comparison images below, Benny Frying Pan is a clear rip off of Johnny Cupcakes.
Even a close look at the two logos and you’ll notice that the cupcake are still there, but the fake version decided, hey, a fork and spoon would work better than bones. But you can’t fool us, it’s still a rip off.
I don’t understand Korean, but I would LOVE to read the Benny Frying Pan “History” and “Concept”, which they do have posted on their website, albeit in Korean. They even have a section dedicated to their “Logos” with the quote:
“Our icons are expressed to passion and pleasure, including Trust, Promise, Community, Understanding and Fun.”
It’s pretty sad.
So what do you guys think? Should Johnny Cupcakes pack up his suitcase and burn Benny Frying Pan at the stake? He should at least splash them with some scalding hot cooking oil.
UPDATE: It looks like Benny Frying Pan also has a US / .com version of their site. You can check it out here. Lots and lots and lots more rip off designs than on the Korean website. They even have fitted caps.
Our old friend Jon Wye has just released his newest T-Shirt which is part of his Pirate Chef series. The shirt is called The Mysterious Mr. Vegan Hunter and it featuresÂ a fatherly rabbit who is relaxing in his rabbit-hole study, reminiscing on his days of great harvesting. He is even taking a little time to enjoy a good vintage of carrot juice whilst polishing his most trusted shovel.
I think the shirt features a super fun design that would have probably gone very well with the Threadless crowd if it had been submitted there. You’ll also find the Pirate Chef logo printed on the back of the T-Shirt.
The Mysterious Mr. Vegan Hunter is printed on a super soft 100% combed cotton Olive T-Shirt and is available now from Jon Wye for $29. For extra savings, use the coupon code “5up” for $5 off your entire order!
Our favorite custom leather belt designer and purveyor of fanciful T-Shirts, Jon Wye, has released a new line of tees and has opened up shop in what some argue to be the greatest city in the world, New York City. Â The new line features some wonderful and witty illustrations featuring everything from ants and robots to squirrels and the ever wonderful weasel. He also has expanded his Pirate Chef line, which is a welcome surprise (i’ve always been a fan of it). Raise your hand if your think Jon should turn Wonder Weasel into the next great animated series.
The new tees can be had at prices starting from $25 but you can save some cash this TODAY (Tuesday) if you use the code “CyberMon” at checkout (you get 20% off your entire order). The money saving deals last all week long too:
Cyber Tuesday: 20% off
Cyber Wednesday: reduced to 15% off
Cyber Thursday: reduced to 10% off until Saturday Dec 5th at midnight
In other news, Jon Wye, is now available in a brick and mortar shop in the heart of NYC at Bryant Park. “Weâ€™ve built an entire store that looks just like a classic library, complete with FAKE deer head, real working fireplace, bar, red leather high wing back chair, and custom built furniture in a classic library style.” If I was in NYC I’d definitely stop by and say hi! I have to say that the set-up looks totally amazing and luxurious to boot! And that wall of belts is pure awesomeness.
Well, this post is about two days too late! But arrghh, who cares! The world would be a better place anyway if every day was Talk Like A Pirate Day! Maybe not. So it might no longer be September 19 (official Talk Like A Pirate Day) but that doesn’t mean you can no longer pick up this shirt. In fact, quite the opposite is true. You can pick up Omnitarian’s Corsair Class from Fair & Bare now for just Â£16. And hey, think of it this way: buy this shirt now and you’ll be super ready come September 19, 2010.
And for those of you who are entirely confused about this holiday, here’s what Wikipedia had to say:
International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with “Hello,” but with “Ahoy, me hearty!” The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy. The holiday is a major observance in the religion of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Remember the guys from Doubletake Clothing? Sure you do, they released the very popular Bears, Beets, Battlestar… tee early on this year. Well, they’re back. Sort of. This time the masterminds behind Doubletake Clothing has forged a new alliance with author/artist Craig Damrauer, of New Math fame.
“New Math started as an art book which was sold at MOMA and a number of other museum stores and boutiques in the US and Japan. In the fall CT Editions will publish a collection of New Math, edited by Ed Ruscha. New Math has been seen in GOOD Magazine, the New York Times Op-Ed page, Mother Jones and the German Greenpeace Magazine.”
If you haven’t checked out New Math: Equations for Living, I urge you to do so. I just picked up a copy from Amazon for a cheap $9.94 and am excited to see what other equations Craig has cooked up.
As far as the shirts go, yeah they’re simple -- they are supposed to be! They retain the “New Math” look and feel as seen in the book. My favorite from the bunch is the Modern Art equation shirt. Isn’t it so true? I think so. For an extra $5 you can even pick up an amazing collectors/gift box. Each of these environmentally friendly boxes features the New Math equation of the shirt.
Not directly associated to the shirts above but somewhat related. You YouTube fans will probably enjoy it:
The contest is in celebration of the popular Internet meme, Talk Like A Pirate Day. And if you’re not familiar with this special day then here’s the lowdown: On September 19th of each year everyone across the world is encouraged to speak like pirates! How awesome is that. And this year, while you’re speaking liking a pirate you can be wearing the best pirate inspired tee from Fair & Bare T-Shirts!
Darren and Cas from Never In Wonderland (NIWL) Clothing recently unveiled their Summer 2009 line of tees. They also showed off their site redesign complete with their new NIWL logo. I actually really dig their new script logo, it’s nice!
The new line is pretty hot, my favorites of the bunch have got to the NIWL script logo tee and Cooked To Imperfection – I want those two! Both Never In The Caribbean and Underwater Disco feature large, oversized prints.Â
The new line is available now and prices range from $14 to $20.Â