This is Instagram T-Shirt Spotting. I use Instagram a lot. A LOT. This makes sense since I’m pretty much glued to my iPhone and I love to snap photos. One of the great things about Instagram are the awesome random photos that I stumble upon. Occasionally I spot an awesome T-Shirt on Instagram like Make Awkward Sexual Advances Not War from @mike01. You can find this shirt over at Noisebot for $16.99.
Remember out friends over at Kafkacotton? I interviewed the founder way back in Indie Tee Spotlight #27, he was the guy that travelled around the country in a life-sized cockroach costume named Gregor. It looks like Kafkacotton is back with another literary T-Shirt classic. This time, it’s the Kurt Vonnegut classic Slaughterhouse-Five that is being featured on the latest Kafkacotton tee.
I must admit that I am guilty of never reading Vonnegut’s classic. Then again, there’s a lot that I haven’t read. Maybe it’s available as a free download in the Apple Bookstore or on Amazon.
“When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in a bad condition in that particular moment, but that the same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is “so it goes.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five is available now from Kafkacotton for $24 and all order will receive free shipping until December 24th!
You can say that at times I can be pretty jaded by overhyped emails notifying me of a new clothing brand or a just released seasonal line. I get a lot of these emails and most of the time, the hype isn’t worth the product. Sistine, a progressive streetwear and lifestyle brand based out of New York is different. I checked out their site and was blown away by their unique designs. It’s almost as if their T-Shirts deserve to be framed and hung on the wall of an Art Gallery in Manhattan.
Sistine’s winter collection is called Live and Let Live and it features 8 eclectic designs with a splash of pop. Imprint and I Am Not Young Enough To Know Everything are two of my favorites from the winter collection.
Imprint is inspired from Hermann Rorschach’s classic inkblot test. For the most part, I think psychoanalysis is utter bullshit but for some reason I’ve always been fascinated by the Rorschach inkblot test. It’s used by psychoanalysts as a tool to record and analyze a subject’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning using psychological interpretations. I’ve always wondered what I would say if presented with inkblot test.
I Am Not Young Enough To Know Everything is a quote from the great Oscar Wilde. It’s a reminder that the older you get the more you realize just how little you know.
I also have to mention a design from Sistine’s summer release. The shirt is called Stay Hungry Stay Foolish. The quote originally appeared on the back cover of the Whole Earth Catalogue in 1974. It’s memorable to me because Steve Jobs famously referenced this quote in his iconic 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University. Stay Hungry Stay Foolish. I live by those words.
If you love fashion and you dig art then I highly recommend that you checkout the rest of Sistine’s winter line. The shirts are priced on the high end at $36 a piece, but hey, can you really put a price on a well thought out piece of art? Nah, don’t think so.
First off, before you start sending me hate mail, I do not and have never supported Adolf Hitler. What he did and what he stood for was an embarrassment to the human race. Having said that, Hipster Hitler, a webcomic by JC + APK is actually pretty hilarious! What’s brilliant is that Hipster Hitler wears a different T-Shirt in each comic strip and they actually sell said T-Shirts in their web store. The Hipster Hitler shirts are available via RedBubble and are priced at $27.93 a piece.
A few weeks ago I blurted out on Twitter that I was super excited about an upcoming T-Shirt that was inspired by my words and a particular blog post of mine. Well, after much self-inflicted anticipation, the shirt has finally been released!Â The shirt is called Unstoppable Andy, and it was designed by George Soto and comes to us from the guys that brought us the popular exploded tees and more recently, the string of Android inspired shirts.
So how did my words turn into a T-Shirt design?
Prior to Unstoppable Andy, the exploded design team, spearheaded by Dion Brigs, released a tee entitled Andy vs. Apple. It was meant to be a pro Android design. But as would any Mac faithful, I turned things around and poked fun at clunky, slow and chubby Andy the Android. I even compared him to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. Here’s an excerpt:
“Some might see this shirt as a pro Android tee. You might see Andy breaking loose and attacking the Apple way. Not me. No way! To me, Andy, that green Andoid character is much like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man character from Ghostbusters. Big, fat, and slow. Sound familiar? If so, because those are all characters that both the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the Android OS and its various handsets have in common. Think Droid X. Big and slow. Yuck.
And at the end of the day, what happened to the Stay Puft Mashmallow Man? He died a horrible death. Apple might not have proton packs to destroy big and fat Andy, but what they do have is even better. Itâ€™s called Rabid Apple Fans. Myself included.
To me, I see here Apple fighting quite valiantly. They are the good guys. They are fighting the big battle against the fat and ugly Marshmallow known as Andy. Fight that fight, Apple. Keep on fighting.”
Well, the exploded guys read my words and a light bulb turned on. The above words would make for an insanely great and epic Steve Jobs vs. Android T-Shirt design! And so they ran with it.Â They kept me in the loop with the progress of the design and even sent me a few sketches of the unfinished design as it progressed. Needless to say, I was super stoked and excited!
Am I happy with the final product? Heck yeah. And who cares if this one was made with the Android crowd in mind. Steve Jobs is badass here. And remember what happened to the Stay Puft Marshmellow man? He went kaput!
Unstoppable Andy is available now in T-Shirt and poster form for $19.
And here is the original sketch that got me super excited!
A few months ago I featured Exploded Andy, a shirt from the guys that brought us some of my favorite Exploded tees, including Exploded 128, Exploded Phone and iSteamMac. After a string of Apple centric T-Shirts we now get two Android happy shirts in a row! What is an Apple fanboy like me to do about this?!
Of course, spin it and interpret it as only an Apple mega fan could! And it is for that reason that I actually really enjoy this shirt, which was designed by illustrator Chris Bishop.
Some might see this shirt as a pro Android tee. You might see Andy breaking loose and attacking the Apple way. Not me. No way! To me, Andy, that green Andoid character is much like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man character from Ghostbusters. Big, fat, and slow. Sound familiar? If so, because those are all characters that both the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the Android OS and its various handsets have in common. Think Droid X. Big and slow. Yuck.
And at the end of the day, what happened to the Stay Puft Mashmallow Man? He died a horrible death. Apple might not have proton packs to destroy big and fat Andy, but what they do have is even better. It’s called Rabid Apple Fans. Myself included.
To me, I see here Apple fighting quite valiantly. They are the good guys. They are fighting the big battle against the fat and ugly Marshmallow known as Andy. Â Fight that fight, Apple. Keep on fighting.
Andy Vs. Apple is available now in T-Shirt and poster form. Both the T-Shirt and posters are priced at $19 a piece.
I love this T-Shirt. I love the design, I love the message and I love how the black and white elements pop on top of the red T-Shirt.
I discovered Peace Panda from Concrete Rocket while checking out recent comments left on my blog. I almost always click out to the commenters website if they link to it and in this case, I clicked out, found this shirt, fell in love and decided to post! This should give you guys some incentive to leave a few comments here and there, especially if you’ve got T-Shirts that need promoting!
Peace is the only battle worth waging. ~Albert Camus
Peace Panda is available now from Concrete Rocket for $21. It is a reprint, so if you like it then be sure to pick it up sooner rather than later. I’m betting that this shirt will sell out quickly.
British designer, Adam Warner, designed the artwork for this T-Shirt titled More Peace.Â This politically infused T-Shirt features the very destructive hand grenade minus the explosives. Instead, you see flowers in place of the explosives. This simple, 2 colors print, is meant to bring about the idea of using the elements of war to spread the idea of peace. Brilliant.
The custom hangtags, neck tags and seam tags add a nice professional touch.
More Peace is printed on a heather gray American Apparel tee and is available now for purchase at Deep T-Shirt for $24.99.
Loose Talk comes to us from Spindustry Clothing. You remember them, right? I reviewed them a while back on Co-Tee TV Episode #45. You might remember that they do super limited releases for their custom made T-Shirts. Well, they are back with another “secret” release and this time the shirts were limited to a print run of just 12. Crazy. So my only suggestion for you is that if you dig this shirt then buy it as fast as you can.
The shirt is printed on an Alstyle tee and features World War II Artwork by Howard Scott. It very much reminds me of those political, propaganda posters during the war. Depending on your views, this tee can be a powerful statement shirt. It’s available now for $14.99 in very limited quantities.
This whole NBC vs. Conan O’brien vs. Jay Leno debacle has got me enthralled with network television for the first time in, well, quite a while. I’ve been watching the late night shows just to listen to the quicks jabs that they’ve been taking at each other. I admit that I’m a bit sad to see Conan O’brien leave the peacock station. NBC, 7 months really wasn’t enough time for him to find his audience. In any case, all of this late night drama has led to an amazing I’m With CoCo campaign. Here are 6 T-Shirts that you can choose from to show your support for the Conan O’brien / Team Coco / I’m With Coco cause.
And here’s something extra, someone made a song in support of Team Coco. Check out I’m With Coco by Dustin Krein:
I’m With Coco by Busted Tees, $15.
I’m With CoCo by Mike Mitchell, $18.
No. by ATShirtBlog, $24.99.
CoCo and Leno-Head by TeeFury, $9.
Team Conan by Alex Pardee, $24.
Team Conan by My Associate Cornelius, $15.