Valentine’s Day is creeping up and if you haven’t had the time to pick up a present then maybe you might want to consider picking up A Lovely Brew from our pal, Edward Teabelly. You might not be able to get the T-Shirt by Valentines Day, but hey, who said you needed to give this tee away to a valentine? You could always just buy this tee for yourself to show your appreciation and love for, well, what else…tea!
hitRECord.org is a mass collaborative production company led by its founder, and director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known on hitRECord as RegularJOE. All the merchandise found at THE RECORD STORE was made collaboratively on hitRECord. And all profits made at THE RECORD STORE are shared with the contributing artists per The hitRECord Accord. Neat!
I first stumbled upon hitRECord when they released their Tiny Book of Tiny Stories. I thought, to myself, oh, “Joseph Gordon-Levitt is writing books now.” It turns out that he’s been doing much more than that. Gordon-Levitt has been “directing” this open collective production company of creative artists that have been churning out some really great stuff. The idea is that you can upload an idea or work in progress or “record” as they call it on hitRECord and other people can download and edit your “record.” If your record goes into production then all profits will be split by all of the collaborators. In their first year, hitRECord split $50,000 amongst its various collaborators. Awesome!
Want to joining hitRECord? Visit their site and join now.
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day T-Shirt? This 8-Bit Dynamic Life T-Shirt might be just what you’re looking for you, especially if you and your significant other loves video games. When the both of you are wearing this interactive tee and within hugging distance then all six pixelated hearts will light up. Likewise, when apart, your heart level will drop down to just two and a half hearts. Awww, how cute.
Staying healthy is the key to keeping yourself alive. Video game characters know this all too well. When your red heart gauge reaches zero… you die. For non-bitmap humans like you this is more of a challenge. But luckily after extensive study at ThinkGeek labs we’ve determined that people feel best when they are in close proximity to something that they adore. Don’t understand? Well luckily for you we’ve created this amazing 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt to illustrate.
Buy one of these glowing shirts for yourself, and gift one to your significant other (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, fembot 2000…). During your normal activities two and a half pixelated hearts will light up on your shirt. Hey… you’re depressed and in need of a recharge. But get within hugging distance of your significant other wearing the matching shirt and suddenly the hearts on both of your shirts start to light up until you’re fully powered up. Go too far astray from the source of your affections and you’ll drop back down to two and a half hearts again. Got it?
I recently discovered XCVB, a UK based indie brand. I had a look at their offerings and have to admit that I was instantly drawn to Foreign Body. I think it was the combination of odd imagery and tiny text. Speaking of the text, it seems as if come straight out of a noir novel from the 1950′s:
“So as a bloom against her throat his jealousy blossomed. Betrayal cursing through his veins like a pack of red dogs, the hairs bristled along his spine. His faults becoming perfection, his lies in harmony would soon ring true. This false and fevered glare. In vain defense she tried making eyes at him but he had made his own for her as blind as love itself.”
FITTED is a very popular streetwear type brand that is based in Hawaii. They recently released a Japan benefit tee, Aloha For Japan, and it has been selling like crazy here in Hawaii. A friend of mine, last week, stopped by a local shop that sells FITTED gear, and he mentioned to me that people were putting their names down just so they could get their hands on this particular shirt. Clearly, a lot of people from Hawaii have ties to Japan, and so it’s no surprise that this shirt is a big hit here.
Aloha in the Hawaiian language means affection, love, peace, compassion and mercy.
Fortunately, if you live away from the islands, you can still pick up Aloha For Japan. The T-Shirt is available now on the FITTED online shop for $20. All profits from each T-Shirt sold will go directly to Japan relief efforts.
Note: Due to extremely high demand for these tees, orders will be shipped in order of invoice as the tees are printed. Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for expected delivery of the tees. They are also have these available in stores, however, due to the same reasons, there is now a waiting list.
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and that means you need to hurry up and get something special for the love of your life. A good place to start would be the Fur Face Boy online shop because for a limited time you can snag the limited edition FFB Valentine’s Day tee. This black and white tee with red accent is limited to a print run of 25 and chances are that they will all be gone within the week. So that means you better get on this better quick. The faster you are, the more likely you are to impress.
I featured Lil’ loveDriven a few weeks ago because their pair driven T-Shirt design, Two Peas In A Pod. That particular T-Shirt combo caught my fancy, and was simply too damn cute! Given that Lil’ LoveDriven is in the business of making tees for both the romantics and hopeful romantics amongst us, it’s no surprise that they’ve got a special line of tees celebrating the day of love making – Valentine’s Day! You can even score the tees in some pretty snazzy packaging. No doubt that your loved one might be sick of chocolate, so why not get him/her some Lil’ LoveDriven instead? Valentines Day packages are available for an extra $9.99 or $5.99 charge and you need to order by February 7, 2011 to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day.
I also love posting photos of brick and mortars and little pop up shops, so I was pretty stoked to hear that Lil’ LoveDriven has taken things to the next level by opening up a little Lil’ LoveDriven kiosk at a local mall. Check out the photos to see their setup! Thanks Gerald for sending over the photos!
This T-Shirt by Milton Carter is a bit grim if you think about it, but I am sure that it is all in good fun. Some might even think of Faces of Death 2010 as an homage to some of the celebrities that we looked up to. The T-Shirt features a wide collection of celebrities and pop culture icons who passed away in the 2010.
The T-Shirt features “a collection of recently dead celebrities ranging from cultural lumiaries (Lousie Bourgeois, Dennis Hopper, Alexander McQueen, Lena Horne, J.D. Salinger) to musical greats (Guru, Ronnie James Dio, Alex Chilton, Solomon Burke, Malcolm McLaren) to pop culture icons (Tony Curtis, Corey Haim, Jimmy Dean, Gary Coleman, George Steinbrenner).”
The concept of a The Faces of Death T-Shirt originates way back in 1997, when M. Carter published an image of the deceased from the year (1997) in a zine called Gank. The series then continues in 2002 when Carter screen printed a T-shirt featuring 2002 deaths in his kitchen. Following 2002, Carter went on to make versions of Faces of Death for 2009 and 2010.
I actually think these are pretty neat. It is at the very least an interesting way to remember people that we may have admired. Below you’ll find some images from the 1997, 2002, and 2009 versions of Faces of Death.
In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Blue Canham, a Jack Johnson tee andÂ review Maggie’s Pharm Tee by Dead Bury Dead, a lifestyle brand for the living based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and founded by Brandon Grbach.
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Maggie’s Pharm Tee by Dead Bury Dead.Pros: Top notch packaging, with the T-Shirt safely wrapped in a plastic bag, tissue paper and a custom Dead Bury Dead Box – the box is even further wrapped in a separate custom plastic bag. T-Shirt comes packaged with Dead Bury Dead stickers and pins. Faux Dead Bury Dead prescription slip adds an extra element of cool. Dead Bury Dead definitely goes all out with the pharmacy/death/dying theme. Maggie’s Pharm tee is tagless and features a very large custom screen printed neck label. The shirts also features Dead Bury Dead logo print on the upper back portion of the tee. I really dig how Dead Bury Dead goes all out with their theme, from the box to the T-Shirts to the included extras. Great price for what you get!Â Cons: The front screen print is a bit thick. For me, this design in particular is the weak link in an otherwise strong line. I think the other Dead Bury Bead designs (see below for link to some of my favorites) are far superior to Maggie Pharm Tee. Price: $16.99.
Our good friend David Murray of Seibei just released two new (and awesome) tees! I’m a big fan of Seibei and will probably be ordering at least one of these tees in the near future. My navy and white Sandwich Dinosaur tee is getting a little worn out so I think it might be time to upgrade to the brand spanking new Zombie Dinosaur design.
Although I never grew up as the prototypical fat kid, there was a time when I was referred to as being husky. Husky, hmmmmmm. Is that code for fat? Probably. And as such, I’d be proud to wear the new I’m Fat Let’s Party Shirt.
Both of the new tees are available now for sale at Seibei for $22. Also, word on the street is that Seibei will be unleashing a brand spanking website redesign. I’m excited to see what he has in store for us.