Weekly Recap and Linkology | July 4, 2010

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Did you get a chance to checkout the awesomeness that is Episode 70 of Co-Tee TV? If not, then be sure to do just that because Fur Face Boy delivers the hot sauce in this episode!

Popular Tilteed intern, Bo, returns with her second installment of The Diary of a T-Shirt Intern! This time, she tackles the difficulties of black ink, prints a few cards and even takes a visit to the Pacific Ocean! Check out Diary of a T-Shirt Intern: Dealing With Black Ink.

Tilteed Hangtags

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the June epic list: 101 T-Shirts for Social Media Gurus, Facebook Fanatics and Twitter Addicts!

101 Social Media Shirts

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.

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T-Shirt Blogging Friends:

Have you voted for CotyGonzales.com yet over at T-ShirtBlo.gs? 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

Johnny Cupcakes decided to do some raiding in Thailand. Check out all of the Johnny Cupcake fakeness! Via Johnny Cupcakes.

Johnny Cupcakes Thailand Raid

Johnny Cupcakes Thailand Raid

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.

Macho Slut of Found Item Clothing delivers this weeks only FailSHIRT – Texting Is My Favorite Subject. Oh the kids today. Via FailSHIRT.

Texting

Threadless News:

This weeks Threadless Pick of The Week goes to the Smurf/Avatar mashup Little Warrior by Louise Mundo. But since that sexy bugger is now sold out, I have an alternate pick for those of you looking to buy something, it’s called Duke of the Moon by Joe Carr. Enjoy!

Little Warrior

Duke of Moon

I hope everyone had a #AWESOME 4th of July!

Benny Frying Pan Rips Off Johnny Cupcakes

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.

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No Carbs

Fat Boy

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