Pepper Spray Cop aka Casually Pepper Spray Everything Cop T-Shirt

It’s funny how design inspiration comes about. This particular T-Shirt design from Etsy seller, LovesickRobotStudios, has its origins from a UC Davis Occupy Protest that took place on November 20, 2011. Lieutenant John Pike was photographed pepper spraying UC Davis students seated in protest.

Of course, this pissed off a lot of people. Soon after, Lieutenant John Pike began popping up on InternetLAND, eventually finding his way in the 1819 painting Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull and then Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884) by Tumblr blog It Makes No Sense.

And this eventually led to a Reddit thread by GeneralLudd featuring a Banksy-like stenciled illustration tittled Casually Butterfly Everything.

And that’s when LovesickRobotStudios turned Lieutnent John Pike into an actual product. For Sale. For a mere $12 you can score a faux-banksy-like T-Shirt featuring an asshole spraying butterflies.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Kudos to our friends over at T-Post for their recent “issue” and most creative T-Shirt to date! The shirt is called Rock, Paper, Scissors and is based on that childhood game that we all know and love. What makes this shirt so awesome? It’s interactive! Put your shirt on and then jump on to the T-Post site and you can play a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors with your shirt! Seriously, I am not even kidding. The site uses your web camera and then takes advantage of augmented reality so that you can have a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors with your shirt!

Check out the video to see the shirt in action:

This interactive shirt was designed by Marc Stromberg and you can find it over at T-Post for $19. If you sign up as a subscriber you’ll receive free issues in the mail every month! If this all sounds confusing to you then check out this review I did of T-Post in Episode 36 of Co-Tee TV.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Nick Automatic

Nick Automatic is a new brand from Philippines based artist, Nicolo Nimor. The brand features 3 fresh new tees featuring, with 2 of the 3 featuring the Nick Automatic character. Pencil Crew, my favorite from the bunch, shows off Nick Automatic in all of his glory in crossbones like imagery but with pencils instead. The Citrus Club tee reminds me a little bit of some of the recent offerings from Johnny Cupcakes. And the third tee is an obvious spoof of the Cleveland Indians mascot. What do all the three tees have in common? They all feature exposed tongues. Looks like the tongue wagging will be a staple in the Nick Automatic brand – i like it!

I love what I see from Nick Automatic and am really excited to see future designs. The illustrations have a feel good feeling to them and that should come to no surprise since Nimor originally did illustrations for children’s book. The tees are priced at $18 a piece and you can pick one up from the Nick Automatic store.

Nick Automatic

Nick Automatic

Nick Automatic

BreakfasTopo

I’m an amateur neuropsychologist. Amateur because I do not yet have a Ph.D. attached to the end of my name (not yet, that is). As such I meet a lot of mentally interesting people with boring wardrobes with whom I conduct various neuropsychological tests on. So to my surprise, my 8:00 am appointment greeted me with a rather cool T-Shirt on. The shirt resembled that of an old school map, but not any old map, it was a map of breakfast.

The battery of tests that I run on individuals typically last about 4 hours. I often go insane during those 4 hours. My 8am’s mysterious breakfast map t-shirt  kept my attention the entire time.

The Perry Mason in me had me on Google as soon as I popped my 8am into the scary big brain scanner device (i.e. fMRI). With the right keywords, Google never fails me. I searched “Breakfast Map Shirt” and I learned that the interesting tee that my 8am had on was a Shirt.Woot tee called BreakfastTopo. The shirt was original sold on Shirt.Woot way back in November 2007. Needless to say, it doesn’t look like Ill be able to get my hands on this wonderful shirt.

BreakfasTopo

The Problem

The Problem by Ben Chlapek is the featured September tee from monthly T-Shirt site, 200 Nipples. Have I mentioned how much I love the name of the site? Well, I do. If you’re familiar with 200 Nipples then you know the deal: 100 shirts are printed, and are sold based on the shirt number. So, if you decide to buy shirt number 28 you’ll pay $28. If you’re the unlucky bastard who decides to wait till the 30th of the month then you might end up paying $100 for tee number 100.

As far as the shirt: I love it! I used to (and still at times do) sketch weird and random sayings in my notebook. What else to do when you’re bored in lecture? What kinds of things would you sketch in your notebook while you were bored in class?

The Problem

The Problem

Coty Loves Threadless #24 – Energy Saving Lightsaber

8 new Threadless tees this week – Holy Batman! This episode is a woozy so be sure to watch it! My Threadless Pick of the Week is LightSaver by Marco Angeles because it just oozes awesomeness! But how did the rest rank? You must watch to find out, young padiwan.

Plus, don’t forget about the HUGE Threadless Back 2 Cool Sale! $8 Tees, say it with me, $EIGHT8 Dollar Tees!

Threadless Back 2 Cool Sale

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LightSave by Matthijs Smitt is my Threadless Pick of the Week!

LightSaver by Matthijs Smit

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Old School Hopscotch

I have to admit, in elementary school I had some mad Hopscotch skills. I remember this popular recess time game being very intricate and competitive. It was much more than just hopping from square to square. There were certain levels that required you to start by launching from a certain start distance and let’s not forget the difficult “washing machine” level that required you to spin 360 degrees block to block.

And, I’m not sure if this was a Hawaii thing, or not, but in the Hawaii version of Hopscotch, you would throw your a slipper (flip-flop) to the closest square first (and work your way to the end). If and only if your slipper lands within the square, you’d then proceed to jump through the hopscotch and then the next person would go. Anyone else play hopscotch this way? 

In any case, this shirt from Kim & Jason brought back memories straight from my playground days. You can pick up Hopscotch from the Kim & Jason Lemonade Stand for just $18.

Hopscotch by Kim & Jason Lemonade Stand

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

Ugmonk Math Problem (Restocked)

2 + 3 = 5. But, you knew that already. If not, well, 1. I feel sorry for you and 2. you should be ashamed! All kidding aside, I’ve never been the best person to go to for math advice but this shirt does seem like math advice overkill if you ask me! Nonetheless, you need to appreciate the attention to detail that Ugmonk founder, Jeff Sheldon, puts into each one of his designs. His love for typography undoubtedly comes across in each one of his designs. 

The recently restocked Math Problem tee is available now for sale at $21. But, my suggestion for you: pick one up now if you want one! After just a few days of being available stock is clearly running low. Hint: Use the coupon code COTY09 at checkout to save an additional 10% off your entire order!

Math Problem by Ugmonk

Digits by Drew & Natalie Dee

I spotted this awesome shirt at the Sharing Machine and I just had to share with you fine tee loving folks. It’s called Digits and it features Pi, you know, that awesomely long number that we learned about in grade school. 

According to this shirt, designed by Drew & Natalie Dee, there are three types of people who recite Pi. Which category do you fall in? I most certainly fall into the “Most People” category!

You can pick up this shirt from the Sharing Machine for $16. They also have prints available for just $8. Men’s shirts are printed on 100%-cotton Gildan brand tees. Women’s shirts are printed on Bella 1001 fitted women’s tees.

Digits


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