Why so Serious? Panda T-Shirt from Lola Camisetas

This new release from Lola Camisetas elicited a slight chuckle from me upon my opening of the email. It is a very alternative take on the Batman series’ Joker. I have to say though, this panda isn’t quite as scary. He’s like the goofy version of the Joker. Am I wrong to naturally associate goofiness with pandas? That’s just how I view them.

Anyway, I like this shirt. It’s quirky and goofy–two qualities I find attractive in t-shirts. You can pick it up on sale for 13.95 Euros from the Lola Camisetas store. I think the discounted price is only good for the next week.

2 Fried Eggs Shirt from A Year of Tees

Before I even mention anything about this design, I want to say that I really like the concept behind A Year of Tees. I don’t think I really need to explain it–it’s just a t-shirt a day for an entire year (365 designs). Very cool, and very taxing to continue pumping out quality designs. Yet, the people behind A Year of Tees seem to be up to the challenge–I’m a big fan of most of their designs.

So, let’s move to the featured design from April 4th: 2 Fried Eggs. The design is very simple. It is very much what the title says it is. Yet, I think it comes out quite cool looking. The yellow on white on black is attractive, and I think it gains power from its simplicity. Oh, and, for the immature of us, it kind of looks like boobs (lol!).

Even though it’s nothing complex, I really like this design (and not ’cause of the boobs thing). You can pick up 2 Fried Eggs for $26.00 from A Year of Tees. Check out their other designs as well, because some of them are really cool.

Ursine Brethren T-Shirt from Blood is the New Black

Blood is the  New Black is really hit or miss for me. I love some of their stuff, and also have no interest in a bunch of other stuff. My feelings toward this shirt are more to the positive side. It’s goofy–a metal band made up of spike wearing bears? Where do I buy my ticket? But seriously, this shirt is super quirky, yet it works for me. I dig it.

You can pick this shirt up for $20.00 at Blood is the New Black, which is a pretty cheap price for them. If you don’t have my strange interests in weird animal shirts, you might hate this design–sorry!

**Also, if you’ve emailed me recently at my troundup email/contact form I may not have gotten it. I forgot to switch the email address over when changing servers, so those emails might have fallen through the crack. Please resend!

Shape of Adults to Come from Sympathy For The Unusual

This shirt is sold out, so I guess I’m being a bit of a tease by posting it. I’m sorry–I hope you’ll forgive me. I like this shirt too much not to post it. It answers the question: what are hipsters going to look like when they grow up? I actually don’t know if it’s just referencing hipsters (the tattoos confuse me), but I’d like to think so. The depiction is just so spot on and goofy. Hell yeah, Sympathy For The Unusual!

If this shirt ever comes back in stock, you can pick it up for 25 Euro from their store. Unfortunately, I doubt that will ever happen because this design was part of their S/S 2010 collection.

Evil Scream from A Better Tomorrow

I hinted about this shirt yesterday on Twitter. I wasn’t exaggerating, this is definitely one of my favorite designs, and one of the best I’ve seen in a while.

This shirt is, of course, based on the existential hard-on of a painting that is Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” (that sound kind of mean…I like The Scream). Ben Chen, the artist of the shirt, reproduces Munch’s painting within the world of Batman. The Joker replaces the “screamer,” and Batman replaces the people in the background of the original painting. Ben then added a bunch of small references–the cards, the bat signal–that you should check out in the detailed product pictures on the A Better Tomorrow site.

I really, really like this shirt. I love how unique it is, and I think Ben executed the design perfectly. It’s got that “it factor”–as soon as I saw it, even though the Euro exchange rate makes it incredibly expensive, I had to have it. This shirt is the bomb.

If you agree, you can pick it up for 22 Euro from the German shop A Better Tomorrow.

Philosophy Fighter T-Shirt from 604 Republic

This shirt made me undergo some intense chuckling upon viewing. It’s just straight up goofy–Socrates and Plato battling it out Street Fighter style? Sign me up. I love the creativity, and I love the implementation. Kudos to you, 604 Republic.

If you wanna pick this design up, head on over to the 604 Republic store. They print on Alstyle blanks. They’ve also been kind enough to give troundup an exclusive 604 Republic coupon, so that’s definitely worth checking out. It’s good for 15% off your order, making this shirt $17.00 instead of the usual $20.00.

Introducing Thirtee–A Cool New Take on Selling T-Shirts

Thirtee launched back on March 3rd, but I’m just now remembering to blog about it (I’m on top of things). They’ve based their store on a new concept which I really like. Every month they feature an artist and sell that artist’s best designs for 30 days (hence, Thirtee). You usually don’t see this much emphasis on the artist of the shirts, and I think it’s cool that Thirtee has changed that.

March’s artist is Greg Abbot, who I confess I’d never heard of before this. He’s got a really cool style though, so I recommend you check his stuff out. All Greg’s designs are only $12.00 each, which is pretty cheap for the quality of the designs and the American Apparel blanks. Go check Greg’s stuff out, and check back in April for Thirtee’s next artist!

DTF Shirt from Busted Tees

This shirt made me laugh right away–it’s just super goofy. I don’t know how Busted Tees think up shirts like this, but I’m glad they do. The two guys fencing are actually a pretty funny image as well, when placed in the context. Are you down to fence? Because I think I’m DTF.

I also like the little slogan on the shirt page which reads, “Why are you all laughing when I say ‘sword thrust?’” It’s innuendo!

If you share my sense of humor and see the funny in this shirt, you can pick it up for $20 at their store. And oh yeah, we’ve still got a 10% Busted Tees coupon for your shopping pleasure.

P.S. Tomorrow (March 17th) is troundup’s 4th birthday! Hooray! Expect a little post to celebrate. Nothing too special though.

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