The King of Crime: Il Retorno Di Teschio Di Morto

I’ve just been introduced to Fistful Apparel and count me impressed. They’ve got a wide selection of T-Shirts inspired by cult and genre cinema. The first thing that I thought when I saw these T-Shirts was “wow, if Quentin Tarantino were to start a T-shirt line then it would probably look something like this.”

The Fistful Apparel line is wild, eccentric, and out there. WILD. ECCENTRIC. OUT THERE. And I love it. The first two items that caught my eye were the ‘Il retorno di teschio di morto’ T-Shirt and the King of Crimes hoodie. They’re both black with a pure yellow design. The artwork simply jumps out in both and has that ZOMG appeal. If you like in your face design then get these two items.

Be on the lookout for future Fistful Apparel T-Shirts on this blog. I’m a new fan.

The ‘Il retorno di teschio di morto’ T-Shirt is sold out (good luck trying to find that one), but the King of Crimes hoodie is still available for sale at the Fistful Apparel online shop for $35.

Emil Kozak Lazy Days T-Shirt Collection + Zine

It has been a long while since we lasted reviewed tees from our buddy Emil Kozak, who designs awesome stuff all the way in Spain. Spain is a far ways from Hawaii, but I do hope that I can make it there sometime in my life. What I can do (and do pretty well) is take advantage of lazy days. Lazy days tend to be a bit more rare nowadays, but on the few occasions when I do have a lazy day, I love to just relax on the beach and enjoy the sun and the waves. That’s my perfect lazy day.

Why all the talk about lazy days? Well, that’s the name of Emil’s latest collection. The collection features a set of three very well designed T-Shirts (I wouldn’t expect anything less from Emil), a zine with 60 pages worth of Emil Kozak goodness, and an Optical Birds poster printed on heavy art paper (70×50 cm).

The collection is very Emil Kozak. The eye-to-detail is always present in his work and his designs. I’d actually love to get my hands on one of the Lazy Days Zines. It must have been one of hell of a task to decided which of those designs (in the zine) would be selected as the designs to be printed on the T-Shirts. Lazy Days is a stellar collection.

The T-Shirts are priced between 35€ and 40€ (~$47 – $52 US), the zine is available for 35€, and the Optical Birds poster is priced at 180E (~$237 US). All of these items are available now at the Emil Kozak online shop.

Blue Palms by No Pattern

Very cool T-Shirt from No Pattern and designer Chuck Anderson. Love the blue hues on this T-Shirt and the faint skull. This 8-color screenprint is intricate and detailed oriented and bleeds drama. When I first saw this design I stared at it for more than just a few seconds. There’s a lot going on and yet it’s so simple. Great design.

Blue Palms is available now from No Pattern for $30.

Introducing Mumford Clothing

We’ve featured a lot of designs from Dan Mumford here on the blog in the past, so it is no surprise that he just opened his very own, self-branded shop. If you’re a regular reader than you probably recognize Mumford’s style as he has designed for the likes of Zombie Liquorice, Electric Zombie and Miles To Go Clothing.

There are currently 8 tees available for sale at Mumford Clothing, as well as a poster featuring all of the inaugural Mumford Clothing designs. All of the designs are classic Mumford, they feature intricate designs using bold oranges, reds and blues, on a black T-Shirt. No mention of the type of T-Shirt blanks used, except that they are 100% cotton and slim fitting. Based on the previews, you can see that the shirts feature custom hang tags as well a custom Dan Mumford tag on the lower left seam of the shirt. The shirts are priced at $18 a piece and are available now at Mumford Clothing.

Mumford Clothing

Mumford Clothing

Mumford Clothing

Mumford Clothing

Fullbleed Series 10

Designer Rob Dobi just released Series 10 of his Fullbleed line and I have to admit that it doesn’t disappoint. Dobi has a specific style, he does not rely on other artist for his brand, instead he relies on his own imagination and design skills to bring his concepts to life on T-Shirts. Fullbleed, which originally started as a side project of Dobi’s, has now become his full-time job. It’s easy to see why.

Series 10 consists of 10 new tees, a new hoodie and three silk-screened prints. It looks like nearly half of the T-Shirt line consists of prints on American Apparel Tri-Blend shirts. I’m a huge Tri-Blend fan so this is a welcome inclusion. The shirts are priced from $18-$20, with the hoodie priced at $40, and the prints $18.

Fullbleed Series 10

Rob Dobi also had one of his design selected for print at the popular T-Shirt contest site, Design By Humans. Gateway is available now from Design By Humans for $19.

Gateway By Rob Dobi Design By Humans

Rising by Yaiagift

Go Ape Shirts lives! This is the first shirt we’ve seen from Go Ape in nearly three months and it’s called Rising and it was designed by the mysteriously named artist, Yaiagift. I have to admit, that for me, it seems like an odd departure from the typical Go Ape look and feel. It’s definitely different but admittedly clings to the fun themes we’re used to from Go Ape Shirts. I’ve been seeing so much neon as of late. Neon is taking over the Internet in 2009.

Rising by Yaiagift is printed on a white American Apparel tee and is available now from Go Ape Shirts for $18. Wear this shirt and spear a dragon. I dare you.

Rising available at Go Ape Shirts

The Woods Are Alive

Here’s a tee designed by mimimimimimimimi and available at LaFraise and I absolutely adore it (and am somewhat intrigued by the name of the artist who designed the shirt). If you’re not familiar with LaFraise, it’s a European contest site that chooses 3 to 4 designs each work from user submissions. The Woods Are Alive is available now from LaFraise for 19,00 € (~$25.00). 

The Woods Are Alive by mimimimimimimimi

The Woods Are Alive by mimimimimimimimi

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