Biggie Shirt from The Cooler Collective–Notorious B.I.G.

I posted up The Cooler Collective’s awesome Kid Cudi shirt a little while back, and now they’ve come out with another shweet offering featuring none other than Biggie Smalls. It’s in much the same style as the Cudi shirt, but goes with a white silhouette on a black shirt to mix it up a wee bit.

Notorious B.I.G. is another rapper I’m a big fan of (so unique!), so I obviously have some love for this shirt. Again, it’s a great portrait, and the imperfect nature of the whole thing makes it super cool. The Cooler Collective has a few of these rapper portraits and seem to be releasing new ones, so expect to see more on troundup in the future.

If you wanna pick this one up, head on over to their store, where you can purchase it for $21 American dollars.

Up in Smoke from LTD Tee

Commemorate your favorite stoners with this somewhat recent shirt from LTD Tee. I dug the earlier design they did of Hunter S. Thompson, and I like this one a lot as well. It’s a simple portrait, but I think it comes off pretty well. The red bandana/hat pops.

You can pick it up at the LTD Tee store. It’ll cost you $29.99, but that includes an 8×10 print, a custom box, and some other goodies. It’s printed on Alstyle shirts as well.

Cheers everyone!

Retired Plumber, a Great Mario Shirt from 604 Republic

My house has been engaging in quite a bit of Mario related action this semester, whether that be the Mario series itself, or Super Smash Bros. When smashing, Mario is one of my go to characters, as he’s a certified bad-ass. Thus, you can see why I was quite excited when I got an email from Sebastion of 604 Republic about one of their newest releases, Retired Plumber.

The shirt is damn near perfect. The concept, an old and retired Mario, is top-notch, and the execution of the design doesn’t disappoint. He looks just how I would picture Mario to look after spending his younger years gallivanting around jumping shells and smashing bricks. He’s certainly earned all those medals. To finish up my little string of praise, I also like how much his red hat pops out, it reminds me a bit of the red hat in the Life Aquatic shirt I posted awhile ago.

I love this design, and I hope you do too. If you fulfill my hopes, you can go buy it for $18.95 at 604 Republic, who have some more great designs which will be featured soon.

A Few New Harry Potter Shirts from NerdyShirts to Celebrate The Deathly Hallows Launch

Who all’s going to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows tonight? I’m not, but I know a bunch of people who are. I think it’s going to be pretty sweet when I eventually see it. To commemorate the event, I’m posting up a few new Harry Potter designs which have been emailed to me. Note that this is not supposed to be a list or favorites by any means, but rather the newest shirts from NerdyShirts in the Harry Potter niche, which will soon be followed by a more in-depth post designed to satisfy your wizarding needs. So yeah, here’s two shirts I’ve been emailed about recently as a sort pre-mature, celebratory, “road paving for the big post”y, thing.

A shirt for all you die-hard fans who have been with Harry from the start.

Another design for those who are the closest of friends with Mr. Harry Potter.

So yes, expect a much larger list of designs in the near future, and I did post up a few Harry Potter shirts previously if you wanna go check those out.

Have fun tonight everyone, no matter what you may be doing!

P.S. We’ve also got a Nerdy Shirts coupon going if you wanna pick up one of these shirts. It should be good for 10% off your order.

Kid Cudi Portrait Shirt from The Cooler Collective

Kid Cudi is the bomb diggity…at least when he was rapping. I’m not sure how I feel about his newly announced decision to move into the rock genre and forsake his awesome, awesome rap roots, but I guess we’ll see how it goes. If you didn’t know who Kid Cudi was before reading this post, I recommend you check him out, because he’s got a pretty solid body of work. I’ll post a video of one of his songs below to facilitate the aforementioned delving into the musical world of Cudi.

I also love this shirt. It’s just a great portrait. I love how the black looks on the blue and how much Cudi’s glasses pop out. I’m not sure if Cudi is anywhere near the recognizability required for a majority of people to know who’s on the shirt, but I kind of like that. It gives the shirt a bit of mystery, and “Who’s that on your shirt?” is one of the best ways to start a conversation with new and unknown people

You can pick this one up for $21.00 at The Cooler Collective, who have some great shirts. I’m not entirely sure, but I think they might use American Apparel blanks (at least that’s what the shirt mock-ups lead me to believe).

Look No Hands! Submitted Design at Threadless

The “It’s Only a Flesh Wound” scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail is pure, untarnished, 24-karat gold. This design takes that unfortunate knight, throws him on a bicycle, and makes a pretty damn funny t-shirt out of it. The voting is currently closed (it got a 2.99 out of 5), but I’m writing about it so that when it eventually becomes printed (which it should), you will already have this knowledge primed in your minds and be ready to click the “add to cart” button right away.

Go check out the design page at Threadless and read some comments. I also wrote about seven other Monty Python shirts awhile back if you like the movie and wanna check that post out. Maybe you wanna tell your friends about it too and splash that baby all over Facebook–who knows.

Popeye Punch from Regal Clothing

This shirt was designed to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Popeye the Sailor (January 17th 1929 was the day of his “birth”), which I’m a little late on unfortunately. However, I am glad I managed to find it, because I dig it quite a bit.

I eat a very large volume of spinach, so I can appreciate and support Popeye’s inclination towards those muscle building green leave (not those green leaves). The design’s goofy, the colors are cool, and it’s available for 17.50 pounds from Regal Clothing. Go check it out, and support my spinach eating compadre.

Nightman Cometh Shirt — It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

The live performance of The Nightman Cometh was one of the best productions I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing on a DVD special feature section. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is a hilarious show. I also live in Philadelphia, and the past two days it’s been raining the entire day, illustrating the irony of the title.

I like the design of the shirt–it looks like it could be promoting a real musical to someone who didn’t get the reference, and that’s a humorous deception.

You can buy the shirt from 80′s Tees. It’s also currently on sale for only $9.99, which is a great price (only half of the original $20). Check out some Youtube hilarity of the performance below. We’ve also got some 80s Tees coupon action floating around, which will lower the price even further.

Zen Master from Frank and Jan–Phil Jackson Shirt

Eleven NBA Championships don’t lie–Phil Jackson has got to be the greatest coach ever. More importantly though, he seems like a legitimately cool person. Part of his personality that I like is his interest in Eastern philosophy, which has earned him the nickname Zen Master (hence the name of the shirt).

I also dig the design (well…picture), in addition to the subject content. I like how dark everything is, and I think Phil looks quite cool in this shot from his playing days at the Knicks.

Zen Master comes from Frank and Jan’s newest set of designs and can be yours for the low price of just $24.00 (I swear I’m not an infomercial writer). Buy this shirt, and support the Lakers next year as they steamroll the Heat, among others.

Fear N Loathing from LTD Tee–Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson is an unequivocal badass. I read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas straight through in one sitting because of this fact. If you want a story of drug filled fun and mayhem I recommend you do the same.

I dig this shirt from LTD Tee because it’s simple, but still manages to capture Mr. Thompson. The hair, the glasses, the cigarette, it’s all him. Cloxboy (the artist) did a great job on this one.

You can pick it up for $26.99 at LTD Tee. With that $26.99, you get, in addition to the shirt, an 8×10 art print, a certificate of authenticity, some stickers, and a custom box. Pretty cool.

You can also use the coupon code “troundup” for 20% off your order, bringing it down to $21.59. A dedicated coupon page for LTD Tee will be coming soon.

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