I originally saw this design when it was making the Internet rounds a few weeks ago and I just recently found that it’s now available in T-Shirt form. Needlessy to say, I was super excited because I love the minimalist take on the Street Fighter II characters that I grew up with. The design was done by Ashley Browning and was originally posted on his Flickr page (Flickr member infinitecontinues).
“This is a one-off piece, and a departure from usual Minimalism pieces of mine. This time I just wanted to go really, really basic. Initially, I felt I was creating a Bauhaus/De Stijl inspired piece, but after finishing it, I thought it also looked like the primitive graphics from Atari 2600 or Intellivision consoles.”
Comic-Con 2010 is being held from July 22-25 this year and as with any comic book convention, there are some amazingly wacky costumes to be seen! Iâ€™ll be tracking the best costume spottings from Comic-Con 2010 because I always get a kick at seeing what people decide to dress up as. My favorite from the first days batch has got to be very well done Tron costume!
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1. Tron, photo by Mike Rollerson. This Tron inspired costume has got to be the hottest costume spotted yet at Comic-Con 2010. Or else the photo just made it look that much more awesome!Â Visit MikeRollerson.com.
4. Link, photo by Mark H. Anbinder (mhaithaca). Here’s one video gamer representing at Comic-Con 2010. Visit 14850 Online.
5. Ms. Iron Man, photo by Official Star Wars Blog. High marks on the costume even though the pose is a little weak. Come on Ms. Iron Man, put some spunk into that superhero pose of yours!Â Visit Star Wars.
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.
Games nowadays tend to be too complex (for me anyway). I loved the simplicity of the games of yesteryear. The graphics were simple, the buttons were kept to a minimum and the storyline was always one that I could follow without getting a headache. Those were the days of 8-Bit games. And those days are long gone.
Luckily, this new tee from J!NX helps us to remember the relaxing days of 8-Bit games. The shirt is called Enjoy 8-Bit and is the perfect shirt to unwind in after a long, hard day at work.
“The Manâ€™s been breathing down your neck, probably asked you to come in on Saturday. Why don’t you come on home, sit your bum on the couch, and fire up a nice, relaxing game of 8-bit. There’s nothing like a satisfying game of 8-bit to set the world right again.”
Our friends over at Made With Awesome just released a brand spanking new tee that is perfect for people who aspired to be plumbers based solely on their experiences with Super Mario Bros. You see, Super Mario Bros. changed everything in 1985 when it came to the plumbing industry. Super Mario Bros. was a game changer. It made plumbing exciting and almost James Bond like. As a plumber, you jumped through pipes, beat up the bad guys, smashed a few turtles along the way and then get the girl in the end. Super Mario Bros. made plumbing awesome!
But as with other things in real life, plumbing was not all it was made out to be. After the release of the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES was released, a number of eager kids aspired and eventually became full-fledged plumbers. Needless to say, there was to be no pipe jumping, no beating up the bad guys, no run in with turtles and unfortunately, plumbers never got the girl in the end.
And so the lives of these ordinary plumbers carried on. They’d fix broken pipes, but not do much else. For many children turned adults, the plumbing industry was a big fat lie. And to bring this sham to the attention of the masses, Made With Awesome delivers their very straight forward Video Games Lied To Me About The Adventurous Lives of Plumbers. Because sometimes, you just need to draw a line. This is Made With Awesome drawing a big fat line. You can buy it now from Made With Awesome for just $22.
And P.S., if you enjoyed this shirt then it is a necessity that you check out this list of 101 Nintendo T-Shirts.
In theory, Coexiist from ThinkGeek.com should be the ultimate T-Shirt for gaming geeks. That’s in theory. In my eyes, simply slapping on components of 8 different gaming brands and logos makes this shirt look like one hot mess. You know why gaming consoles cannot coexist? It’s because the good stuff thrive and the bad stuff, well, they disappear quicker than you can say Apple Pippen.
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Issue #47 designed by Siggi Eggertsson and available at T-Post.Pros: Amazing attention to detail on these shirts, inside the shirt you have a printed editorial and on the front you have the artist interpretation of the editorial. T-Post uses American Apparel blanks so you know that I love the fit and feel and the softness. The tees are tagless for itch free comfort. The designer info accompanies the editorial and is printed on the inside of the tee. T-Post tees are unique and one of a kind.Â Cons: No ordering of back issues at T-Post. You need to “subscribe” to T-Post in order to receive future issues in the mail. Luckily, you only get charged when a new issue is released rather than having to order a years worth of issues (tees).Â Price: 19 EUR ($28 US).
Exploded Atari 2600 by The Exploded Store.Pros: I love receiving tees from the Exploded Store because they are always a conversation starter! If you’ve got a friend who is a gamer or a geek I am sure that they will be able to appreciate this tee as a present. Exploded Atari 2600 is printed on an American Apparel blank.Â Cons: None, it’s simply a fun, techy shirt!Â Price: $17.
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 Exploded guys (that’s what I’m calling em’) have done it again! This time, they’ve deconstructed the original Nintendo Zapper for our geek pleasure. Designed by artist Garry Booth, this design brings us all the way back to the 80′s when Duck Hunt was a fresh faced phenom and not regulated to the used video game bin at the local video game store.Â
Growing up I LOVED playing Duck Hunt if only because using a gun to shoot flying pixels resembling ducks on my TV screen was the closest I would get to duck hunting in Hawaii.Â
I’ve never played Halo. Yeah, I’m not much of a gamer. Despite that, I can still appreciate this lovely shirt from our friends at NerdyShirts. For those of you so incline, check out the this older post for a little video and even more tea bagging inspired shirts!