Make Your Own See-Thru Portal T-Shirt

I’ve never played Portal before. In fact, before seeing this Ben Heck episode the other day, I had no real idea of what the game was really about. Thank goodness for Wikipedia.

“The game consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player’s character and simple objects using the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (ASHPD, also dubbed the “portal gun”), a unit that can create inter-spatial portals between flat planes.”

Neat! Natural born modder, Ben Heck, set out to create his very own Portal T-Shirt. ThinkGeek has one for sale, but it turned out to be just an April Fools Joke. So if you want one of these puppies, you’ll have to DIY (that is Do-It-Yourself for the acronym disinclined).

I did watch the episode and the process seems pretty straightforward, though a little cumbersome. Of course, you’ll need to order the parts, including a mini LCD screen and a small surveillance sized video camera. But once you get all the pieces together, the effect is pretty cool. Might make a good Halloween costume?

David Arquette Screen Printing + Unknown Artifact

I spotted an interesting video of David Arquette doing some screen printing while perusing the blog at Unknown Artifact, a brand new clothing company looking to make a name for itself.

Unknown Artifacts founder, CJ, spotted David Arquette hand printing a few T-Shirts for his clothing brand, Propr Clothing, while watching Last Call With Carson Daly. As CJ points out, Arquette is using water-based discharge ink as he hand prints his tees. Surprisingly, Arquette even admitted to having a single press at his home. Neat!

And here’s a little taste of Unknown Artifact. The three shirts below were part of the first Unknown Artifact release, which was quickly auctioned off as part of the Experimental Education Unit in Seattle, Washington. Although these shirts are not currently for sale, you get a good idea of what Unknown Artifact is all about. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to see future Unknown Artifact designs.

Unknown Artifacts

Fuzzy Ink Spring 2010 Release + An Odd Video of Me

A few days ago I gave you a sneak peak of the Spring 2010 Fuzzy Ink line. Well, they finally released their goods and all I need to say is WOW – it’s just the thing that I need for my mustache fix. If you don’t already know, I’ve got a thing for mustaches, as this list of 101 Weird Mustache Products will attest.

Back to the T-Shirts. The new Spring line is huge! It features a whopping 10 new shirts for both men and women, with gender specific styles. Because, well, when it comes to mustaches you kind of need to be a tad bit less obvious for the ladies. They like subtle things. This might be Fuzzy Ink’s first line specifically for the ladies, but I have to say that it looks like they know what they are doing! Oh yeah, and if you’re a girl that doesn’t care about being subtle, most of the designs on the men side are also available in woman crew neck sizes. Guy’s, sorry, but you can’t have the lady specific designs.

My favorites from the spring line? I really like the blue Look Ma No Hands bicycle T-Shirt as well as the Sonic The Hedgehog inspired Housebroken shirt. On the ladies side, I really think that Sea Smooch is uber cute!

The shirts are priced from $21 to $26 and are available now for purchase. Use the coupon code “Hawaii” at checkout for a splendid 10% off of your entire order!

Fuzzy Ink

Whales

Fuzzy Ink

Fuzzy Ink

John from Fuzzy Ink sent over this photo of his living room in its current state. Hmmm…I’m thinking 1. that’s a lot of T-Shirts, and 2. it would kind of be difficult to watch March Madness. Want to help Fuzzy Ink get their living room in order? Buy a T-Shirt!

Fuzzy Ink

Oh, and here’s an outtake from Episode 57 of Co-Tee TV. The episode hasn’t been released yet but I thought I’d share with you this fun tidbit. To get myself in the mood to review I Am The Walrus, I just had to listen to the classic Beatles song of the same name.

T-Shirt War by Rhett&Link

OK, this video by the comedy duo and self-proclaimed “Internettainers”, Rhett&Link, is too cool for words. It mixes awesome T-Shirts with stop motion video. You’ll have to watch for yourself – they are hilarious!

All of the one-of-a-kind T-Shirts seen in this video are available for sale now for $30. Or, you can personalize your own Rhett&Link T-Shirt with the designs seen in the video for $18.

And here’s the behind-the-scenes vide:

Watch T-Shirts Get Printed

Watch as designer Dan Cruz turn his ideas into actual T-Shirts.

I’d also recommend you check out his online store, Dan Cruz NYC, he’s got interesting albeit odd tees. Here’s a taste of his shirts and some of my favorites:

Brains and Balls

The Vagabond

Geeks Eye

Einstein Rasberries

App Review #1: Remote

So I thought I’d try something a bit different for the site. If you’re a regular reader here at cotygonzales.com then you know that I am passionate not only about T-Shirts but also the Apple platform and all that entails. I’d like to start a regular video segment for the site were I, the captain of this intrepid blog, review my favorite iPhone applications.

I start with an app that I’ve had on my iPhone for a while now but never got around to playing with until this past week. It’s the Remote app from Apple. The Remote app is an excellent way to control your iTunes Library or Apple TV from a distance. Here’s what I had to say:

Remote
Apple, Inc.
Category: Entertainment
1.4 MB
Free

Spiritual Symphony by Jeff Battocletti is available at Threadless.

Spiritual Symphony

You Design It TV

If you’ve got qustions about T-Shirt printing or design then you must make You Design It TV a regular stop! Our buddy Blake from YouDesignIt.com is now posting videos on the new You Design It TV site. The site specializes in bringing you the best videos related to the T-Shirt industry, including videos on screen printing and embroidery. A quick glance at the front page showed videos on color separation, a how to on snake drawing for tee designs, a how to on creating T-Shirt mockups, and the Karma Loop story. Such an eclectic collection of videos on the first page alone!

And guess what – Co-Tee TV is a regular on You Design It TV! That’s right, you can find all of the latest episodes of Co-Tee TV there as well as here and on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page.

Be sure to check out You Design It TV, it’s definitely worth a look!

You Design It TV

Don’t Tase Me Bro!

I think that Shirts Taste Good has a great thing going with the viral video inspired tees. This particular shirt is named Don’t Taste Me Bro! after the video of a University of Florida student being tased at at John Kerry forum went viral via YouTube. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next! You can purchase this tee at Shirts Taste Good for $17.95.

Don't Tase Me Bro!

Johnny Cupcakes Has Blue Balls All Weekend Long

Planning to pick up some Johnny Cupcake tees? Well, you might as well stop by the shop on Newbury St. in Boston this weekend because for every $10 you spend you’ll receive a blue ball. Spend $20 and you get 2 balls. Spend $40 and you get 4 balls. You get the idea. What will you do with those balls you ask? You get to play beer pong Johnny Cupcakes style, with cupcake tins! Get two balls into the cupcake tin and you win a free Johnny Cupcakes shirt. Pretty awesome! This promotion runs all day this Saturday + Sunday (July 11th + 12th 2009).

Coty Loves Threadless #21 – A Clockwork Popsicle

I won’t lie, this weeks Threadless crop is unbelievably awesome and that makes for an amazing Episode #21 of Coty Loves Threadless! Freakanaut by Aaron Hogg gets all my praise this weeks and is my Threadless Pick of the Week! And how about the rest, you’ll have to watch! If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out and vote for my TypeTees slogan submissions – I’m submitting one every day until I get printed! Every vote counts so vote for a slogan and help me get printed.

Coty Loves Threadless #21 on YouTube. Also, I’ll give you a hug if you subscribe to me on YouTube!

Freakanaut by Aaron Hogg is my Threadless Pick of the Week!

Freakanaut by Aaron Hogg

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