It’s Summer Sale Week at one of my favorite online tee shops, Glennz Tees! All T-Shirts are now priced at $13.95 until Midnight Sunday August 7. You save $6 per shirt – that’s an entire beers worth of savings! Since we’re talking about Glennz Tees, I’ve posted a few of Glenn Jones’ more recent illustration videos below.
Hey T-Shirt fanatics, welcome to my 2010 Holiday Gift Guide series! I feature some of my favorite T-shirt related items and even some things beyond T-shirts that I simply just love and would like to recommend to all of you. If there’s something that you think would fit in this list then please feel free to link to it in the comments! Enjoy and please feel free to share on Twitter using the Hashtag #GiftGuide.
I think that it is safe to assume that for the most part, all of you who read this blog religiously, are freakish addicts when it comes to T-Shirts. Or else, you just have a better appreciation for them compared to the casual T-Shirt wearer. So what would make great gifts for you, The ultimate T-Shirt fan? This post is written for those looking to buy gifts for T-Shirt enthusiasts. So that means, if YOU are a T-Shirt enthusiast then you should definitely forward this list to your friends and family members whom you THINK might have you on their Christmas shopping list. Needless to say, a generic graphic tee from Target just wont cut it, but these products probably will.
The Threadless Book: Special Edition Hardcover with Sketchbook. I’ve mentioned the paperback version of this book numerous times on the blog and have even reviewed a copy. However, the $15 paper back version is no match when compared to the special hardcover edition. The special edition comes in a nifty case that has a soft texture and a burnout illustration on it. The book itself has a cloth-bound hardcover and a bookmark ribbon. On top of that goodness, there’s a satiny hardcover sketchbook, where you can sketch all your billions of tee ideas. Price: $75.00.
Threadless 12 Club Subscription. This will probably earn you a billion brownie points. Any fan of T-Shirts will lust for a Threadless 12 Club Subscription. With this gift comes 12 exclusive T-Shirts, one being sent to the gift recipient every month for 12 months and will only be sent to 12 Club members. Price: $200.
Johnny Cupcakes Accessories. Because a true Johnny Cupcakes fan probably already has every Johnny Cupcakes T-Shirt. Instead, help them to accessorize with these non-T-Shirt Johnny Cupcakes accessories. Price: $50.99 (iPod Earle), $29.99 (Umbrella), $24.99 (Belt).
FlipFold. Ultimate T-Shirt fans probably have a ton of stray T-Shirt lying around. Why not help them get organized with the FlipFold. This handy device will help to make the mundane task of folding T-Shirts quick, fun and consistent. Also great for those with OCD. Price: $34.98.
Glennz Accessories. I love Glennz Tees, but they don’t just make T-Shirts. They also make Mousepads, Calendars, and Laptop Skins. These humorous gifts are guaranteed to keep the smiles coming long after the gift is given and opened. Price: $12.95.
Zombie Liquorice Buckle. This belt buckle is definitely not for the squeamish. This item measures 3″ by 4″ and weighs almost half a pound. It was made by a local craftsman, and was not imported. Only 60 were made. Price: $20.00.
Olly Moss Prints. Olly Moss is undoubtedly one of my favorite indie artists. His work has been featured numerous times on Threadless as well as The New York Times, The Independent and GQ. Price: $50.00 (Sea Saw), $25 (Now Panic and Freak Out).
Black Rock Collective Playing Card Deck. Every T-Shirt fanatic knows about the Black Rock Collective. If not, well, they’re not serious about T-Shirts. The Black Rock Collective, or BRC, is a group of internationally located artists, illustrators and designers who come together to share ideas and feed off each other’s talents. This absolutely desirable deck was lovingly created by 36 artists of the Black Rock Collective. Price: $20.00.
On a scale of 0 to 100, with o being radless to 100 being amazingly rad, this Threadless T-Shirt to Lego build conversion by Alex Eylar scores an astounding 100 on my radness scale. Alex took the recently released, Tetris themed T-Shirt, and “rebuilt” it using some oversized Lego’s. Alex originally posted the photo over on his Flickr page.
And here is the original Threadless T-Shirt, Let The Game Continue by Eduardo San Gil. Interstingly, the shirt which was just released last week Monday is no longer found in the Threadless catalog. And trying to access the direct link to the T-Shirt leads you right back to the Threadless catalog. Was the T-Shirt taken down because Nintendo complained? I wonder.
I’m a sucker for a good M. C. Escher themed T-Shirt. And Slinky Heaven from Glennz Tees is a very good M. C. Escher themed T-Shirt. Of course, artist Glenn Jones added his own little spin the classic never ending Escher steps by adding none other than a slinky. Brilliant? Indeed.
Slinky Heaven is printed on a Silver American Apparel blank and is available now from Glennz Tees for $19.95.
Check out the official M.C. Escher website to see more of his work. Here are a few of my favorite Escher pieces:
During the next few days Iâ€™ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.
Brad Lamers and Carlos Salcines turned unemployment into a positive thing in 2008 by starting Pop Casualty. Out of sheer boredom, Brad began painting … his buddy Carlos took notice and Pop Casualty was born! For more art by Brad Lamers, check out his personal website. I’m really drawn to Lamers art, it reminds me a bit of Warhol.
Pop Casualty tees are available for $24.99 (they have a logo tee available for $19.99), but if you stop by Unique LA you can pick up your favorite Pop Casualty tee minus shipping costs!
You can find Pop Casualty at Unique LA in Booth 123.
For the record, I was a HUGE Masters of the Universe fan growing up. HUGE! I had all of the “action figures” and I even had the epic Castle Grayskull! In fact, I still have all of the figures tucked away in a closet somewhere in my parents home. Having said that, I was blown away by this tee from Robit Studios. It’s appropriately titled Home Sweet Home and it undoubtedly features the characters of Castle Grayskull. Sweet! I’m a grown man and I want this shirt – nothing wrong with that because this shirt is epic.
Home Sweet Home is printed on an asphalt American Apparel tee and is available now for purchase from Robit Studios for $21.
And this is the toy Castle Grayskull that I spoke of above in all of its epic glory:
Photos of Castle Graskull courtesy of Flickr user m1a9366b
We all have a fetish (or two), but are just too damn ashamed to admit them to the general public. My fetish? Well, I can’t get enough of T-Shirts (what I do with them behind closed doors is my secret).
If you have a passion for either toys, vinyl or kicks then Formula Werks has got you covered. These fetish inspired tees well let the world know about your fetish. Both the toys and vinyl tee were designed by Rotofugi and the Kicks tee was designed by Escape76. Each of these shirts are priced at $25 and are available now from Formula Werks.Â
I spotted these photos over at Fabrik, they were taken by Winkler+Noah and are part of a collection of over 30 portraits of children from two to eight years old. As you can see from the two photos below, the children were transformed into dolls by some Photoshop voodoo. I have to admit that these images left me stunned and interested to see the rest of the collection. You can check out the entire collection here, at the Puppet-Show.Â
And of course, I’ve included a couple of tees to match. Both of these Threadless tees feature, none other than, you guessed it: puppets!
Should we expect some Linty Fresh vinyl toys in the near future? I know that our buddy Eric Terry has been itching to some and guess what, he finally has! Here are three that he did while on vacation in China. Pretty neat! Bumblecat is probably my favorite but Drippy is not far behind. Harold (the red one) looks the most Linty Fresh out of the bunch.Â
And in case you’re wondering, these are not for sale. I spotted them over at Eric’s Flickr page. He’s got a couple more pics of these there if you’d like to take a peak.Â
Oh, and I’ve got a treat for you – a new song from Eric Terry. Its called She’s Not Unhappy and was inspired by a local food vendor that Eric met on his travels in China.