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.

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

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

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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Dr. K’s Chemistry – New Linty Fresh Tee

It’s February already, and with every new month comes a new Linty Fresh tee. This month, Eric Terry released the very purple Dr. K’s Chemistry and it glows in the dark! It’s a cool tee and marks Linty Fresh’s first foray into glow in the dark ink. Eric has provided some cool pics showing the tee in light and what it looks like in the dark and as you can see from the images, the design changes which is pretty neat. The tee is available now at Linty Fresh for $22. To get the scoop on Eric’s inspiration for this tee, check out his blog – it’s a good read!

Dr. K's Chemistry

Dr. K's Chemistry

$3 Tee At The Chop Shop

There are some crazy deals to be had this christmas season out in the indie tee universe! The Chop Shop has one of the craziest deals going by announcing a $3 tee every week up until christmas! THREE DOLLARS – you can’t get any cheaper than that. This weeks tee is the “10 Year Plan for Men” which is based on a “real” yearbook page. Not too shabby a tee for 3 bucks.