I think this t-shirt is based on a TV show (Rocko’s Modern Life maybe?). I’ve never seen that show though, so I don’t really care about the connection. I just think it’s a pretty funny take on the huge power that corporations exert in the modern world. Something about the entire earth just being an olive in Conglomo’s martini cracks me up, in a dark depressing way. The “We Own You” tagline just adds to that even further. Something about this tee just resonates with me and makes me chuckle.
You can pick up the t-shirt and support your favorite fictional, world-dominating conglomerate at Busted Tees. It will cost you $20.00 and is printed on American Apparel. For a very short time, you can still get 25% off with troundup’s exclusive Busted Tees coupon. That coupon is expiring very soon though, so don’t wait around.
Blood is the New Black has some crazy t-shirts–this being one of them. Still, I find myself oddly attracted to it. It’s definitely an interesting statement on fur and what it means. You wouldn’t get red paint thrown on you, but you could probably start some interesting conversations. Anyway, I dig it, even though its a bit of a departure from the usual t-shirts that I feature on troundup.
You can pick it up for the slightly stiff price of $44.00 at the Blood is the New Black store.
I’m stopping by for a quick post to inject some goofy randomness into your life. Let’s be honest, what’s more ridiculous than a cat dressed up as Spike Lee (essentially)? This cat has to rank pretty damn high on the goof scale. Anyway, I chuckled when I saw this shirt because of how random it is, and maybe you’ll like it too. I think the “CATS” bling is what put it over the edge.
You can pick up this Upper Playground designed t-shirt for $24.00 at Digital Gravel. Enjoy!
I just got an email from Jorge about his new Walking Dead Shop, and I definitely dig it. As you might surmise from the title, the shop is entirely dedicated to zombie t-shirts. There are a wide range of themes, but my favorite are the plays on company/government logos (eg. the Reese’s one, and the Uncle Sam one. pictured above and below). You can probably find the exact zombie t-shirt which fits you, whether that be zombie Sponge Bob or a classic “I <3 Zombies” t-shirt. Walking Dead Shop is definitely a great source for all your Zombie apparel needs.
Walking Dead Shop uses Red Bubble for their fulfillment, which gives you the option to customize the color and style of the t-shirt blank. So, if you’d prefer to have your zombie Uncle Sam on white instead of grey, you can definitely do that. The designs will run about $23.99 with the default option, but any changes you make could move that price up or down. You can check out all the zombie tees at Walking Dead Shop, just don’t get your brains eaten.
I just got an email from Rob at GraphicLab about their cool new Star Wars themed t-shirt (Chewbacca to be exact). This design, titled Chew Toy, is a very quirky take on the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from Star Wars: A New Hope (I think I got that right). I believe the little toy Chewbacca is dragging around is Greedo, although it has been some time. Even if my details are possibly a bit fuzzy, I still think this is a fun and fan-specific Star Wars shirt. It’s also a bit goofy, which I always like.
If you dig Chewbacca’s Chew Toy and want to pick it up for yourself, it’ll cost you only $10.00 at GraphicLab. The shirt is only on sale until Sunday, and then it’s gone for good. This makes it quite a limited edition, and also makes it essential not to delay if you want to pick the shirt up and wrap it around your torso.
I was doing my usual browse around Etsy earlier today when I came across this awesome Star Wars t-shirt gem. It’s a masterpiece of absurdity. Darth Vader riding a bicycle is just as funny on a t-shirt as I thought it would be. I love it.
You can pick up this design for $23.00 from Iron Spider’s store on Etsy. It’s printed on American Apparel.
I was sifting through my incredibly overfull inbox tonight when I came across this great new brand called Pistols in Paradise. It’s got an urban feel to it, but it’s also got something else that appeals to me. I don’t usual like urban/street t-shirts but I dig pretty much all of these. You’ll have to just check out the designs yourself to get what I’m saying.
As I said, I like most of the designs I saw. I think this one is my favorite though–a combination creature of Biggie and Shakespeare. The shirt works on two levels for me. First, it’s just goofy…because it’s Shakespeare’s head on Notorious B.I.G.’s body. But, it also works because both men are poets in their own way, even if the delivery differs a bit.
Anyway, I’m a fan of Pistols in Paradise. You can pick up this design, as well as check out their other stuff, at their store. All their t-shirts cost $19.00 each.
Headline Shirts is starting a nice little line of shirts with outlandish and made up quotes from respected literary masters. Their “Shakespeare: This Shit Writes Itself” t-shirt is a classic, and now they added Mr. Mark Twain to the list. Mark Twain makes quite a few appearances on “top quotes” lists, but I doubt this little statement would make such compilations. Apparently Twain had a slightly more immature side, and was known for his epic “that’s what she saids”. I don’t think this one is as funny as the Shakespeare quote, but I definitely still enjoyed it. I hope they continue to make more of these designs, as I love the juxtaposition between respected writers and ridiculous quotes. I imagine you’d get quite a few confused stares if you wore this shirt around.
If you share my like for this concept and want to pick up the design, it will cost you $24.00 at Headline Shirts. We’ve also got a Headline Shirts coupon code, which should save you some solid money if you’re buying two or more shirts. As with all of Headline Shirts’ designs, you should definitely check out the product description–they’re often quite hilarious.
I was browsing around Sub Pop earlier today amassing an overflowing cart of awesome vinyl albums, when I came across this gem of a t-shirt. It’s got one of those wacky characters that I love so much. I also am a fan of the “down for life” slogan. I dunno, I just like it. This shirt was originally released at the Pitchfork Festival. Now, I may have a simmering dislike (I didn’t say hatred!) for Pitchfork, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dig this shirt. Plus, I love Sub Pop, and that’s the actual name on the t-shirt. I love them not only because their awesome lineup of bands, but because they still churn out really cool vinyl releases.
You can grab this design for $18.00 at the Sub Pop store. It’s printed on a white American Apparel 50/50 blend t-shirt. The designer is Ryan Duggan, from Chicago. I’m gonna try to find some more of his stuff–I’m hoping he designs t-shirts fairly regularly.
I love this t-shirt. I burst out at laughing as soon as I saw the title (I Hate Taking the Bus to Work). It’s just my kind of humor I guess. Not only is the concept funny, but I think the person (creature?) looks absolutely ridiculous, in a good way. I mean…that mustache? C’mon! Frankly, the image by itself makes me laugh. The title is just the gravy on top of the mashed laughing.
You can pick this awesome, awesome design up for 26 Euros from the German store, A Better Tomorrow. A Better Tomorrow continuously finds great designs. I just wish they were in the USA so there would be no shipping/Euro pains. They’re the same people who sell Evil Scream, which is one of my favorite designs. Anyway, check out this design, and then browse around the rest of the store because you will probably find a bunch more stuff you like.