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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
P.S. Tomorrow (March 17th) is troundup’s 4th birthday! Hooray! Expect a little post to celebrate. Nothing too special though.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything from an Etsy store, which I try to do every so often to support the tiniest of t-shirt designers (operation size wise). This one fulfills that wish by being super goofy (but in a good way) and likable.
It’s a bear playing beer pong. That’s it. As the product description notes, it will probably get you noticed at a party due to to its quirky charm (it definitely has a quirky charm in my opinion). If you wanna pick it up, you can get it for the low price of $12.99 at moblongatta’s Etsy store. It’s printed on a Tultex t-shirt.
P.S. I feel like with some accents, saying “bear” could sound like “beer”, which possibly gives another dimension to this shirt. I dunno though–I’m just brainstorming.
This design is straight up goofy. You’ve got a green tusked walrus sporting the biggest of power mustaches and…wait, nope, that’s all the relevant information. I almost feel like he should be wearing a monocle to complete the look. Still, I have no second-thoughts in saying that I’m a huge fan of this design, even if the Walrus has misplaced his monocle.
If you’re interested in picking up this design, head on over to Fuzzy Ink (who specialize in mustached t-shirts), pull out your handy credit card, authorize a charge for $21.00, and enjoy the shirt. Oh yeah, we’ve also got a Fuzzy Ink coupon for you to save with.
P.S. I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
You didn’t think I would go the whole post without referencing the Beatles song, did you? Also, am I missing any reference (other than the general psychedelic nature of the design) to the song beyond the title? Let me know if I am!
This shirt is layin’ some serious real talk on everyone who reads it. The more I study history, the more I realize there were a ton of dickholes throughout our past. Sad thing is we haven’t learned all that well from said dickholes (in most cases).
This shirt comes from Amorphia Apparel, which is one of my favorite companies for intelligent, yet quirky, shirts. You can pick this one up for $15.99+ at their store. I put the “+” part because they use Spreadshirt, so you’re allowed some degree of customization. $15.99 is the cheapest you can get it, but if you’re willing to pony up $22.99, you can have it on some of those super comfortable American Apparel shirts you always hear me talking about.
I just got an email from a new t-shirt company based out of Vancouver, Canada. With their company, they wanted to celebrate two of their favorite things: hamburgers, and disco. From this information, maybe you can infer why they’ve named themselves Hamburger Disco.
Their style reminds me a lot of Johnny Cupcakes, but obviously with different subject matter. I chose this design, Monster’s Brawl, for my first post from them because I love all the goofy things that are going on in it. I dig all the monster illustrations, and while it’s obviously a very busy shirt, I think it looks great. It’s King Kong, Godzilla and more all wrapped into one.
If you share my sentiments, you can pick up the design for $30.00 from their store. If you also like Hamburgers and Disco, you should check out the rest of their designs too.
Yo–zombie Smurfs are hilarious. Zombie Smurfs on a t-shirt are thus wearable hilarity, making this shirt another success from 604 Republic (the dudes who had that awesome Mario shirt).
I don’t know what happened in Smurfville (is that the proper nomenclature?) to cause such a tragic zombie outbreak, but things don’t look good for the survivors defending their mushroom house. They’re pretty well surrounded.
P.S. I’ve been told I look like Jake Gyllenhaal (aka Donnie Darko). So, if you want to see a funny Smurf conversation involving me, check out this clip from the movie.