Check Out These hitRECord T-Shirts + The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories

hitRECord.org is a mass collaborative production company led by its founder, and director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known on hitRECord as RegularJOE. All the merchandise found at THE RECORD STORE was made collaboratively on hitRECord. And all profits made at THE RECORD STORE are shared with the contributing artists per The hitRECord Accord. Neat!

I first stumbled upon hitRECord when they released their Tiny Book of Tiny Stories. I thought, to myself, oh, “Joseph Gordon-Levitt is writing books now.” It turns out that he’s been doing much more than that. Gordon-Levitt has been “directing” this open collective production company of creative artists that have been churning out some really great stuff. The idea is that you can upload an idea or work in progress or “record” as they call it on hitRECord and other people can download and edit your “record.” If your record goes into production then all profits will be split by all of the collaborators. In their first year, hitRECord split $50,000 amongst its various collaborators. Awesome!

Want to joining hitRECord? Visit their site and join now.

MIles To Go X Craig Robson + Moby Dick

Our friend Greg from Miles To Go has been quite busy since the last time we featured his T-Shirts on the site. In fact, Miles To Go just released two new tees by Miles To Go artist favorite, Craig Robson. Both Truth & Reason and Tick Tock, Alice were design by Robson and were inspired by Oscar Wilde and the Mad Hatter, respectively. Both shirts are available now at Miles To Go Clothing for $22.99.

While I was checking out the new Craig Robson design tees, I also spotted an amazing Moby Dick inspired T-Shirt. Moby Dick is printed using discharge ink on a Tri-Blend American Apparel tee, which I can say from experience is super soft and comfortable.

“All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever present perils of life.” – Herman Melville

Tick Tock, Alice

Truth & Reason

Moby Dick

BOOBIES and BOOBLESS!

I’m pretty sure that I learned how to do this sometime during the 2nd grade. Yes, immaturity begins to set in at around that time. And of course, the fascinations boys have with boobs start much earlier than you ladies think. In fact, I remember there being an entire formula of pluses and minuses, complete with a full story. And when you hit the equal sign, you’d get …. BOOBLESS (spelled out in upside down digits). But alas, I can’t remember the exact story that I used to tell when showing off the BOOBLESS trick.

Fortunately for us, we have the magic of Google! I found there to be multiple variations of the BOOBIES calculator trick, but I can’t remember if these were the ones that I had learned as a kid. In any case, enjoy!

BOOBLESS Calculator trick instructions:

  1. There once was a girl with 69 boobs. (Type 69 into the calculator.)
  2. She had too, too, too many. (Type 2 three times.)
  3. She went to 51 St. to see Dr X. (Type 51 and a times sign.)
  4. He gave her 8 operations. (Type eight and the equals sign.)
  5. And in the end she was boobless. (Turn the calculator upside down it should read, Boobless.)

The latest tee from NerdyShirts reminded me of this nifty trick. And although the calculator on this tee spells out BOOBIES instead of BOOBLESS, it’s still hilariously awesome. Buy one now from NerdyShirts for $19.95.

BOOBIES Nerdy Shirts

New Tolky Monkys Character Shirts

Our friends from Spain, Tolky Monkys, has just released some new tees featuring some new Tolky Monkys characters! And of course, each of the new characters have a backstory:

The first, Muerte, is a veteran with 6 different designs on the back. We’ve called this last one “vanity-fear”. We hope you get the play on words when you see the design ;] It’s centered in the middle with graphic details on the back. Additionally, we have 2 new characters: The astonishing neighbors of 33C, scientists who are passionate about discovering new things, and Bluby Birdo, the Character that we have used for the 5th Edition of Micro-stories.

The new character tees are available now from Tolky Monkys and are priced at 22 EURO a piece and comes available in different colorways for those of you who enjoy choice!

Tolky Monkys

Tolky Monkys

Tolky Monkys

Red Riding Hood

I’m typically very critical when it comes to all-over-prints. I’m just not a big fan of them. But this tee by shantyshawn and available at Design By Humans is the exception to that rule. I actually really dig it and love how the red pops against the black and white backdrop. It’s available now for purchase for a cool $25. 

Although the earliest known print of this story originates from 17th century French folklore, and was included in the 1697 collection, Tales of Mother Goose by Charles Perrault, it’s the Brothers Grimm version that we have come to know and love. You see, in Perrault’s version, there is no happy ending. The wolf eats both little red riding hood and her grandmother and there is no happy ending. In the Brothers Grimm version, a hunter saves little red riding and her grandmother and then drowns the wolf. Such dark undertones for a child’s story, don’t you think?

Red Riding Hood by shantyshawn at Design By Humans