Co-Tee TV Episode 48: Bombs Away, 1910 Co. and Eagles

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Bombs Away by Dale Edwin Murray and available at Tilteed and review The Eagle Has Landed by Nineteen Ten Co., a brand based out of Santa Clarita, California. Nineteen Ten Co. strives to to continuously bring culturally threaded designs and colors together to create stylish, comfortable and responsible clothing.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

The Eagle Has Landed by Nineteen Ten Co. Pros: Amazing packaging! Nineteen Ten Co. obviously spent a lot of time focusing on branding and it shows though their well thought out packaging. Design is printed on a 100% cotton American Apparel tee which is always a plus because of comfort and fit. Brand emphasizes that fair trade and fair labor materials are used in their products. Bunch of extras packaged with the shirt, including stickers and postcards. Cons: Not tagless. Graphic on shirt reminds me a bit of something I would find at American Eagle. Price: $22.

The Eagle Has Landed

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The Final Fight

Tilteed’s first collaboration tee is a definite must have and the making of video below is a must see! The Final Fight, created by artists Dxtr and Mike Friedrich, was originally submitted to Design By Humans but was never picked up. Lucky for you, it’s available now at Tilteed for the presale price of $12. Amazeballs.

The FInal Fight

Guilty Pleasures Indeed

Alright, so we all know that tee designer, Wotto, has mastered the art of doodling little monsters as evidenced by the many shirts he has had printed by a variety of brands across InternetLAND. His newest shirt, available now at Tilteed, is probably my favorite of his (for now, that is). And let’s face it, the concept of guilty pleasures is awesome. And did I tell you my two favorite colors in the entire universe are blue and silver? I think this shirt was made for me!

You can pick up Guilty Pleasures now from Tilteed for the introductory price of $12 and use the code “TiltCoty” for an extra 10% off your entire order. After 3 days you’ll pay $18 so be sure to pick it up now if you want it! One more thing, they say size doesn’t matter, but damn, this huge print looks damn fine. Nice pick, Tilteed!

Guilty Pleasures by Wotto and available at Tilteed

Evasion by Oiseau

The latest tee from out friends over at Tilteed is … a bit scary! I’m sure it’s one of those tees with deep meaning, but man, does it freak me out! I mean, that head looks almost corpse like. If I were still taking Anatomy, I’d wear this shirt to class every day. Okay, maybe not everyday but a lot. This shirt seems almost Hitchcockian in theme and style. I can feel the tension, dark undertones and identity issues often seen in those classic Hitchcock films just by looking at this tee.

Evasion is available now from Tilteed and is printed on a silver American Apparel tee. It’s available for $12 but you can save $2 by using the coupon code “TILTCOTY” at checkout!

Evasion available at Tilteed

Seattle/Portland Trip Day 5 + 6

And my Seattle/Portland daily recaps continue!

Day 5 T-Shirt of Choice: Make Me A Sandwich by Seibei and Bombs Away by Dale Edwin Murray (Tilteed)

This marked the start of our road trip to neighboring state, Oregon. We began the morning by having breakfast at a little cafe en route to Tacoma, were would switch off with our friends cousin whose car we were borrowing for the trip to Portland. The Shipwreck Cafe is this small stop off of Martin Way in Olympia, Washington. I got the breakfast special, which consisted of chickenfried steak, eggs, hashbrowns and toast. It was better than I expected! Tons of gravy lathered over the chicken steak. Don’t pay attention to the calories because the gravy really makes this dish special.

Oregon

After breakfast we headed straight for our first stop in Portland, the Full Sail Brewery, which is right next to Hood River. Full Sail Brewery is known for their award winning Session brew. The brewery tour lasted about 30 minutes and was quite interesting and informative. They walk you through the entire beer making process and even let you taste the ingrediants that go into brewing beer. At the end of the tour you score a free Full Sail glass!

Full Sail Brewery

The food at Full Sail Brewery was OK but the beer was exceptional. I especially loved the Full Sail Session Lager, that is definitely my type of beer and well worth the 2.5 hour drive from Tacoma. We ended up buying a case to bring back to the hotel.

After Full Sail we headed to Portland to check into our hotel, the third Marriot stop of our Seattle/Portland journey. We got lost. But that was a good thing because we ended up at a Traders Joe’s and bought tons of snacks! I wish Hawaii had a Trader Joe’s.

Lo and behold our hotel was only 5 minutes away from Trader Joes. We made it to our hotel, quickly unpacked and headed out to yet another beer destination – Rogue Distillery & Public House, to meet up with Travis Greenwood of Found Item Clothing and Patrick Treadway of Tilteed! We had a great time chatting about tees, Portland life, tees, and tees! It was great meeting up with those two excellent dudes. And my friends were happy because they scored some free tees from Patrick and one of you lucky readers will score a free tee(s) from Travis (I need to first figure out how to give them away)!

Travis Greenwood of Found Item Clothing

That’s Travis Greenwood from Found Item Clothing. Amazing guy who knows a ton about shirts and has crazy ideas! Follow him on Twitter @founditemclothing.

Parick Treadway of Tilteed.com

Hey, it’s Patrick from Tilteed.com! He markets, prints, and ships out all Tilteed orders by himself! Talk about dedication and being passionate about what you do! Follow Tilteed on Twitter @Tilteed. Use the code “TiltCoty” for an additional $2 off your Tilteed order!

After Rogue, Patrick was kind enough to drive us to VooDoo Doughnuts to get a taste of the weirdness that is Portland! VooDoo Doughnoughts was great experiece filled with an eclectic set of people! I’ve never quite experienced anything like VooDoo Doughnuts. It was a trip to say the least. And Patrick was right, VooDoo Doughnuts is best experienced at night because when we stopped by the following morning, the crowd was a bore compared to the night munchers.

VooDoo Doughnuts

Yes, that’s bacon on top of maple syrup drenched doughnut. Only at VooDoo Doughnuts!

Day 6 T-Shirt of Choice: Make Wellness Not War by I Am Wellness

Portland here we come! The morning was spent exploring the Pearl District of Portland. Our first stop was the famous Powell’s Books on Burnside. To say that this bookstore is huge is a big understatement. It’s ginormous. It’s probably larger than most public libraries you’ve been to. The store is split up into 8 different sections based on genre and occupies three full floors. You could spend countless hours exploring Powell’s, unfortunately our time was limited so our visit was brief (I still left with two new books).

Keep Portland Weird

As I was walking through Portland someone walked right pass me and said “I Love Your Shirt”. You can get it from I Am Wellness. Use the code “SUMMER09″ for 15% off (hopefully the code still works).

By the time we were through with Powell’s we headed out to lunch at Old Town Pizza which is an iconic Portland eatery with a haunted reputation. “Don’t be surprised if an unexpected guest joins you for a slice today. A constant presence at Old Town Pizza is Nina (pronounced “Nigh-na”), our resident ghost. If you feel a presence behind you, or smell a faint waft of perfume, you may have just received a visit. Nina is often seen in a black dress observing diners and wandering the basement below.” We settled on the House Pizza topped with salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushroom, black olives and bell peppers. The pizza was good but unfortunately there was no sighting of Nina, the resident ghost. I will say, though, that the restroom was freaky as hell. It is very dimly lit in there and I had a weird feeling (while I was peeing no less) that someone was watching me. Freaky!

Ground Kontrol is a neat little vintage arcade that Travis of Found Item Clothing suggested we hit up and I’m glad that we did! We spent about an hour in there playing some very old school arcade games like Centipede, Punch-Out, Simpsons and Space Invaders. This is not your typical arcade because at Ground Kontrol there is a fully functional bar. Awesome.

Ground Kontrol

I’m a huge fan of Punch-Out so I was stoked to find this classic arcade game at Ground Kontrol!

After Ground Kontrol my buddies decided to grab a box of VooDoo doughnuts for the drive back home. While they stood in line (in the hot sun no less and yet another reason to go during the night time) I ventured down the street and stumbled across a neat little coffee/art shop called Stumptown Coffee Roasters. It had a a nice open space as opposed to the typical cramped coffee shop. I had the Queens Iced Tea and it was the cool refreshment that I needed! While the guys stood in that line for VooDoo doughnuts I sipped on my iced tea in air conditioning!

Good bye Portland, I knew you for just a day but I had a great time! Now en route to Tacoma (to return the car), we decided to stop by the Outlet Mall near Chehalis and in Centralia, Washington. The outlet stores of importance included Quicksilver, Billabong, and Nike. We hit those three shops up pretty hard.

From there we caught a shuttle to the 4th and final hotel of our stay – the Marriott Seattle Waterfront, which is just a few steps from Pike’s Place. We didn’t stay in the hotel for long as we decided grab some Clam Chowder from the original Ivar’s Seafood, right on the Seattle Waterfront. When you go to Ivar’s there just one thing you need to get – The Clam Chowder! We ordered one of each of the three different varieties: white, red and salmon. I urge you to do the same.

Ivar's

They encourage you to feed the Seagulls.

Ivar's

Small cup of Salmon Clam Chowder from Iver’s before heading to Del Rays for even more food and drinks!

Next we hit up Del-Rey’s for appetizers and drinks (or should I say beers and margaritas) and then finished the night off by closing down the bar at, appropriately, Ohana’s in Belltown, a Hawaiian themed bar. This was the third night that we stayed at a bar till closing (2am in Seattle).

But the night did not end there. We ventured off into the alley ways of the Seattle Waterfront and eventually ending up at Pier 67. The streets were empty and all that was left were four guys from Hawaii, laughing, talking and enjoying the camaraderie that you get from being with your closest friends.

Ohana Bar

Strangely enough, we ended our last together at Ohana’s in Belltown.

The 8-Bit Invasion

Check out the first $500 contest winner from Tilteed, it’s called The 8-Bit Invasion and it’s by T-Shirt designer and contest site regular, radiomode. This is an awesome shirt, in my opinion and should go down well with geeks both young and old! It’s got that classic movie poster feel – instant classic! You can pick up this tee for cheaper than the $12 pre-order price if you use the coupon code “TiltCoty” at checkout, that will bring the price down to $10. What a steal!

The 8-Bit Invasion by radiomode

The 8-Bit Invasion

Co-Tee TV Episode 26: Vince Vulcan, Tilteed and Bombs!

In this episode I wear Vince Vulcan by Cloxboy and review Bombs Away! by Dale Edwin Murray and available at Tilteed as part of my summer long series on ongoing T-Shirt contest sites. Submit your designs to Tilteed and win $500 in cash, $50 Tilteed store credit, plus much more! Use the code “TiltCoty” for an additional $2 off your order! By the way, there’s a hidden free shirt somewhere in either this post or in the video. Find it and you will score a free shirt. You’ll know it when you see it – that’s the only clue I’m giving!

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This week I continue my summer long series on Ongoing T-Shirt Contest Sites. Every week, I will be reviewing a different tee from one of many different online contest sites. I’ll be discussing how each of these sites differ, how the submission and selection process work and what your rights are as a designer. Check out past reviews on: ShirtFight, A Better Tomorrow, Full Metal T-Shirt, tFuse, Design By Humans and Teextile.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Bombs Away! by Dale Edwin Murray and available at Tilteed. Pros: Excellent four color print, vibrant colors, fun design, printed on an American Apparel blank so you know I love the it and feel. Shirts come with custom hangtags but mine was shipped before the tags arrived. Perfect shirt for the kid at heart or for those who like to drop bombs! Cons: Not tagless, plain mailer. Price: $18

Bombs Away by Dale Edwin Murray and available at Tilteed

Vince Vulcan by Cloxboy. Pros: If you swear by the Sham Wow then this is the shirt for you! Perfect mashup of two epic characters, the Vulcan Spock and Vince Shlomi. This shirt comes from the guys that brought us the iSteamPhone, Exploded360, and Exploded128. Soft print on an American Apparel blank, Cons: Not tagless. I kind of wish that the print was a tad larger. Price: $20.

Vince Vulcan by Cloxboy

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Introducing Tilteed + CONTEST!

I’d like to introduce Tilteed, the newest player in the T-Shirt contest site genre! The site just launched yesterday and as you might guess, it’s a community driven, ongoing t-shirt design competition. 

They’ll be offering some amazing prizes for their initial launch giveaway, including $3500 to $5000 for a grand prize, and $1500 for a runner up. The regular prize money is set at $500 and $1 residuals for each T-Shirt sold per design. Not too shabby!

Their pre-launch tee is from contest site regular and Coty favorite, Dale Edwin Murray. The shirt is called Bombs Away and I couldn’t think of a better shirt (or artist) to kick things off at Tilteed! You can pick up Bombs Away from Tilteed for just $12! Plus, use the code “TiltCoty” for an additional $2 off your order! $10 for a Dale Edwin Murray designed tee on an American Apparel shirt – sounds like a steal to me!

Did Someone Say Contest?

Oh yeah, that was me! All you need to do is 1) register at Tilteed, 2) take a picture of yourself with a sign that says “I ♥ Tilteed and Co-Tee TV” and be as creative as possible with your sign, 3) post a link to your Tilteed profile page and your picture on either the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page Wall or link to your picture in the comments section of this blog post! If you do all 3 steps then you could win the following prize package from Tilteed:

3 Tilteed Shirts Total, Including:
One (1) Bombs Away! tee by Dale Edwin Murray
Two (2) of the winning launch shirts (these will be two different designs).  

The contest ends on Wednesday July 22, 2009 at 11:59 PM Hawaii time. I will choose the most creative, funniest, and inventive entry to win the Tilteed prize package. 

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