There are a bunch of t-shirt design competitions, but it appears Kindred market has decided to up the ante by having an entire t-shirt brand contest (which is a big change from before as far as I know). Every week they launch a new brand on their site–so you can essentially expect a different style every week. It’s a cool concept–I like it.
I also like this one from recent brand winner, Epocrypha. The yellow looks great on the light blue and the simplicity of the typewriter is quite rad. It’s also pretty cheap at $14.99. You can pick this one up at Kindred Market.
Jeff Sheldon’s (owner of Ugmonk) designs are always so awesomely simple but superbly cool. This one is no exception. He manages to make a giant number two and some text into a t-shirt that I would love to wear. It’s a gift. I also think this is the best colorway for this shirt. The really light blue (I think) on forst looks great.
You can grab this one for $24.00 at Ugmonk. It’s printed on an American Apparel forest shirt. I’m also happy to offer you an Ugmonk coupon, which is hopefully still working. Check out the rest of Jeff’s stuff as well–it’s great.
Miles to Go puts out some pretty quality stuff. I enjoy how the simplicity of the colors and design can still give off such a strong feeling of…struggle. I would definitely be willing to buy an art print of this and hang it on my wall.
The Struggle is on sale for $15.99 and is printed on American Apparel.
I like this dude from Palmercash. He sports a damn fine moustache and looks good doing it. I’m not really sure what else to say. Oh wait, there’s this! For every shirt bought Palmercash will donate $10 to Movember for the Fight Against Prostate Cancer. That’s pretty cool. $10 is a pretty hefty percentage of the sale.
College essays have got me down! But thankfully after I finish these 15 pages or so I’m pretty much done major work for the semester, which is pretty rad. So…on to talking about the actual t-shirt–I dig it. It’s simple but really really cool. I like the brush stroke look of the design. It also goes without saying that I like the play on colors and I also think I’ve mentioned how much I like bright colors before–that still holds true as well.
You can grab it at Consilium Clothing for $30 with free shipping. Also, I like their “about us”. Brand tees are no good (most of the time–not always). Check it:
Don’t be another billboard, help us turn the streets into art galleries, one piece of clothing at a time. Free shipping on all orders!
Unless I missed it, this shirt is only available in women’s sizes, which is a shame because I really like it (it says they have it in guys’ sizes but I either missed them completely or they’re not on the site). Not only does the Mona Lisa look really cool, but I also enjoy fiftyseventhirtythree’s description behind the design, which I will quote instead of attempting to paraphrase:
In a post modern society the level of information we absorb can be overwhelming. Synapses get crossed, memories get linked and we cross pollinate our iconography. Elements of visual greatness, that span centuries come together. We write our own histories.
Check it out at fiftyseventhirtythree–it’s also available in different colors and printed on really comfortable shirts (Alternative Apparel, I believe)!
I really like Pirate Bath Clothing’s style–the designs are clean and simple but still attractive and cool. I really, really like them. I’ve noticed more and more big all-over prints, so this is a refreshing addition. It looks like every shirt comes with the design on front and either blue or black stripes on the back.
Jodi, the person behind Pirate Bath, has been hand painting all the shirts herself in the garage. But…she wants to start screen printing, but as some people know that can be kind of expensive at the beginning. So check out her kickstarter page and donate or buy some shirts!
So my break for Chicago somewhat slipped into a much longer break–sorry about that. I’m back now though! Chicago was a blast in general, most especially Lollapalooza.
I really dig this shirt from Shirt Fight. There’s so much going on, and the orange looks quite cool on the blue. Also, maybe it will get people to think that possibly we should stop destroying (or burning) our forests so all the animals don’t have to go on a great escape to get away. That’d be awesome!
It’s on pre-sale for $13.00. Pick it up on American Apparel!
I think this design is pretty snazzy, but man, the methodology behind the design is even cooler. Ryan, the owner, just threw a bunch of legos on the screen and then burned the image to make the design. I’ll let him describe:
Believe it or not, this T-shirt is made using legos. I randomly threw a hand full of Lego’s on the screen and burned the image. If you look closely, you can even see little Lego men (most don’t have heads…weird…). I’ve screened them in an 80’s fade that we all know and love (hot pink to yellow to green). You can enjoy it on a white, mint green, or light blue American Apparel shirt. Limited quantities for this first batch.
I think that’s damn cool. Go snag it at the Design Proper store. He prints on American Apparel.
Here are some pictures from the design process for your extra viewing pleasure:
A t-shirt company whose slogan is “clothing inspired by history” is a company after my own heart, because history is a pretty awesome thing. Plus, I used to be really into the Civil War, so this tee is somewhat of a double winner. It’s also a really cool design, so that helps too I guess (pfff, who cares about designs?). I’m diggin’ the foil and hot pink outline on the cannon, it somewhat of an interesting take on a machine made to destroy things.
If you want to add this one to your closet it will hit your wallet for $39.00. Check out their other tees as well for some more historical awesomeness.