Pop Culture by David Schwen is an awesome minimalistic tee featuring popular icons as soda (or “pop” depending on where you live in teh country) cans. When I first saw this T-Shirt I said to myself, “I have to have this.” Can you name the rest? And with the $10 Threadless Sale going on right now (and ending tomorrow), it was the perfect time to pick it up. It features some of the most recognizable characters, including R2-D2, Superman, Charlie Brown, and the Cookie Monster.
Are you a geek? Do you love design? Maybe you should try your hand at the just launched 604Republic design contest. The contest is brand spanking new so the wonderful people over at 604Republic will be collecting submissions over the next few weeks and will then be launching their Design Gallery where people can vote on submitted designs. If your design is selected then as the artists you will receive $500 + $1 for every T-Shirt OR 15% of retail sales. Not to shabby. Check out the 604Republic Submit page to submit your geekily delicious designs!
Not sure of the type of designs that they are looking for? Check out some of my favorite 604Republic tees:
Yup, Steve Jobs is definitely frozen in carbonite in this very awesome iPhone case by Society 6 member Greg Koenig. And if you’re not sure what this iPhone case is referencing, then you’ve got some movie watching to do. long time ago, in a galaxy far far away … a man named George Lucas made an awesome movie called Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. If you haven’t seen it then you might as well slap yourself now.
It’s been a while since I’ve given A Better Tomorrow some love, way too long in my opinion! But I couldn’t deny this T-Shirt it’s moment in the spotlight. Everybody Wants Some by Andre Grünhoff features our favorite furry creature, Chewbacca. It almost looks as if it’s a play on Where the Wild Things Are. I’m not too sure why I feel that way, maybe it has something to do with the typography. Either way, Chewbacca is awesome here. He looks triumphant and regal at the very same time. You go, Chewie.
This is one of those parodies that make no sense. No sense at all. The shirt is called The Empire Strikes Back To The Future and other than the fact that both are iconic science fiction movies, I just don’t see the connection between Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Marty McFly’s Hover Board and Doc Brown’s DeLorean DMC-12.
BUT it is a good reason for me to share with you an awesome video featuring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, albeit an older and more mature Marty McFly. This video seriously made my day.
The video is a promotional ad for Spike TV’s 2010 Scream Awards, the event that honors the best in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comics and Horror. The cast of the famous 80′s time traveling flick will be reuniting at the Scream Awards to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the classic.
Oh, and if you want the shirt you can pick it up from TShirt Laundry for $16.
The Chop Shop never fails when designing amazingly iconic T-Shirts! This time, they tackle the 80′s, a decade that was filled with a handful of pop culture icons. With the help of graphic designer Timo Meyer, the Chop Shop takes 22 films and converts them into Foursquare like badges that form an 8. Awesome. Now the only question is, can you figure out the names of all 22 films?
First of all, aren’t the Threadless releases this week just awesome?! When doing this post, It was a toss between Dark Raven and the Cookie Monster parody tee. I decided to go with Dark Raven because, heck, we can never have too many badass Star Wars parody tees. Right? Anyway, you better grab this one soon if you dig it because you never know if and when the intellectual property guys from LucasFilms will come a knocking. Remember Dark Side of the Garden by Glenn Jones? It was one of the most popular Threadless tees and it got yanked.
Speaking of lightsabers, did you know that 3 of the 10 most expensive Star Wars memorabilia items sold have been lightsabers? In 2001, Qui-Gon Jinn Lightsaber From Episode I: The Phantom Menace (top) sold for $54,000 (10th most expensive item). The Darth Vader Hero Lightsaber From The Empire Strikes Back (middle) sold for $100,000 in 2005 (5th most expensive item). And the 2nd most expensive Star Wars item sold was the Luke Skywalker Lightsaber From Star Wars: A New Hope (bottom), which went for a cool $170,000.
If you want to see the rest of the Top 10 list then check out Galactic Binder.
Two new episodes Co-Tee TV went live this week! If you missed them then be sure to check them out below. And of course, be sure to check out the guys that we featured, including Bunker Designs and Zombie Liquorice.
I also did a short video talking about the new baby line of onesies and tees from out friends at Kosher Ham! Use the code “COTYFANS” at checkout to score an extra 10% off your entire order!
Now this was an absolute blast of a list to do. It’s a list of 76 Threadless T-Shirts from sketch to print. The post was based on a post that Phil Jones started on the Threadless Blogs. He asked artists to post sketches. I thought it would be cool to give a before and after perspective and thus this post was born!
T-Shirt Blogging Friends:
The big news this week Â comes from our friend and fellow T-Shirt blogger, Andy Bowness of Hide Your Arms. Andy started a new website dedicated to listing the top T-Shirt blogs on the planet. 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!
Andy from Rethink Clothing is starting a revolution! Watch the video to see how you can be a part of it and be sure to check out Rethink Revolution. Fun prizes are involved!
Kudos to In My Short Sleeve for spotting this amazing tee from Chalk Brighton. The shirt is called MOOG and features hundreds of tracks featuring a Moog synthesiser. Via In My Short Sleeve.
Have you ever wondered what your favorite Threadless design looked like before it graced the coveted fabric of a Threadless tee? Well, wonder no more because here are 76 Threadless classics from sketch to print.
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“…Just before Christmas I was contacted by Lucasfilm Ltd. They contacted me, and said they where fans of my work, and would I like to design a couple of tees. And of course, without a moments hesitation, I said yes! I think I would have said Yes! If they had asked me to sell my soul!”
I might have sold my soul as well if given the opportunity!
According to Ward, his designs will be slowly released through the rest of the year and possibly beyond. To start, they’ve just made available Bow TIE Tuxedo and the Han Solo inspired Pyew Pyew designs. Both T-Shirts are available now for purchase for $21.99.
Congratulations Reece! I can’t wait to see the rest of your designs as they roll out!