Over the past few weeks I’ve gotten really into Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (often shortened to Art in the Age). I’ve featured them in the past, but I never realized they were located in Philadelphia and have a flagship retail store here (which I will be going to soon). They just do a ton of cool stuff, my favorite being their crazy awesome organic and historical liqueurs (a big part of my birthday present to myself). I bought Root, and Snap, which are both incredibly delicious. They also have a third, Rhuby, which was unfortunately sold out when I went to the liquor store. The two that I got are amazing though, and I think they’re fairly well distributed at this point, so you have a chance of finding it in your area. I heartily recommend that you check out the descriptions for all of them–they are indeed as delicious as they sound (if not more…).
Anyway, I chose to feature there very cool logo t-shirt today, and will be blogging about a bunch of their other tees in the near future. Maybe I’ll even try to get some pictures of the tees in their native Old City flagship store environment. I really do love the logo–it feels very Illuminati’ish (in a cool way). It looks simple and clean on the tee, which is just the way I like it. Plus, when people ask you about it, you can tell them about this awesome group called Art in the Age.
I think it’s time to stop rambling about my fan’dom for Art in the Age. But…you can pick this tee up for $28.00 at their online store, and you should also definitely check out all the liqueurs. You will not regret it. They cost about $33 each for a very sharp looking 750 ml bottle and are worth every penny.
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.
Teefury’s shirt today is an awesome, Ron Swanson themed, Parks and Recreation t-shirt. Parks and Rec is another one of the shows I really enjoy (and it comes back this Thursday!), so you can bet I dig this shirt. Ron Swanson is a bacon and eggs loving caricature of an over-the-top libertarian. I think this shirt effectively captures Ron’s passion for bacon and eggs.
I love how they drew Ron in this design. They truly do his hair and mustache justice. It”s a pretty goofy rendering, and I love it.
You can grab this Parks and Recreation t-shirt for today only for $10.00. As with all Teefury shirts, after today this design will vanish forever. Only those smart enough to glorify the Swansonator on their chest will have access to it in their closets.
I was always a Star Wars kid growing up, and I never really enjoyed Star Trek all that much. Therefore, I very much like this t-shirt from 604 Republic. It’s called “Beam This!”, and has the ever-awesome Darth Vader throwin’ a powerful upper-cut against some poor chap from Star Trek. I think the symbolism is quite clear (if you’re a Star Trek fan, you’re probably never going to read my blog again. Sorry!).
As with most 604 Republic t-shirts, I think the design is quite funny and very well executed. You can pick it up for $19.95 at 604 Republic. I’ve also got an exclusive 604 Republic coupon which will save you a solid 15% off your order, making the tee only $16.95.
I’m a white college student, so I think i’m almost obligated to like Childish Gambino. With that aside though, I do enjoy a lot of his stuff, especially when he raps over Grizzly Bear. For some reason I like to listen to it while I work–I feel more productive, and that is a great feeling to have. Anyway, I thought I would share this Childish Gambino t-shirt with you guys ’cause it’s pretty cool. You’ve got “Childish Gambino” on the front, and a white silhouette of Donald Glover on the back. The back reminds me a bit of the Kid Cudi t-shirt I wrote about a while back–I think it’s pretty cool.
If you enjoy Childish Gambino you can grab this tee for $28.00 from the I Am Donald store. The price is a little steep, but if you’re a more dedicated fan than myself you might not mind that. Here’s a track from Donald that I enjoy–he’s rappin’ over Sleigh Bells in this one.
P.S. I think part of the reason why I like him is that he’s in Community. Otherwise, being honest, I might not care that much.
P.P.S. Sorry for the tiny image–it’s all that I could find.
As one of their recent t-shirt releases, Busted Tees put out this awesome Archer (the TV show) themed t-shirt. Archer is a crass, but very funny TV show that I enjoy from time to time. I think part of the reason I’m so attracted to it is the high number of former Arrested Development actors involved (3-4 if memory serves me). ISIS (International Secret Intelligence Service) is the intelligence agency that the lead character, Archer, works at under his mother’s direction. Archer’s selfish and obnoxious personality sets the perfect stage for some hilarious situations. I recommend you give the show a try, although if you’re easily offended that might not be the best idea. Check out this link for a taste of the show. Warning though–things may seem a little odd if you don’t know the characters.
You can wear the ISIS logo on your chest by buying this t-shirt for $20.00 from Busted Tees. I’m also happy to announce that I’ve collaborated with Busted Tees to offer you an exclusive 25% off coupon code. The code is good for 25% off all regular priced items. Busted Tees is also currently offering a Buy 2, Get 1 free deal, which you can also find at my Busted Tees coupon site. You should do the math to see which one saves you more money.
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’m happy to announce that, through teaming up with the people at Busted Tees, I’m able to offer you an exclusive deal for 25% off your entire order at Busted Tees. A Busted Tees coupon is usually only good for ~10% off of one’s order, so securing a 25% off discount is pretty damn cool in my opinion. There’s no limit or restrictions on how much you can save, nor is there a minimum purchase required. The coupon will last until September 30th, so you’ve got a full month to make your purchases with the discount code.
To get the 25% discount, all you need to do is enter the coupon code “TROUNDUP”. Once again, this coupon will get you 25% off at Busted Tees until September 30th. I’ll also try to get some more cool promos with Busted Tees, so let me know if you have any good ideas. Lastly, I’ve updated my dedicated Busted Tees coupon page and soon-to-be fan-site with the 25% off code, so you can also find it on the list there.
Happy shopping at Busted Tees, and I hope the code helps you save some money. As a hint, if you combine the code with some of their newly added sale tees you can get some really great deals. You can also get free shipping when you purchase four or more tees. So essentially, if you purchase four t-shirts, you get one of them for free (25% off) in addition to free shipping. It’s a solid deal in my opinion.
I’ve really been enjoying the Insound and Delicious Design band t-shirt collaboration. Therefore, when I saw their newest release was for a band I really like, I was super happy. The fourth installment of their collaboration is a great t-shirt for the band Smith Westerns, who hail from Chicago. Smith Westerns is one of the small number of modern bands I own on vinyl–I enjoy their first album that much. I’m going to be super happy to add this t-shirt to my collection as well. If you’re looking to a song to check out, I would recommend Be My Girl. It’s definitely one of my favorites from their discography.
So after all that textual praise of Smith Westerns, let’s talk about Insound and Delicious Design’s actual t-shirt. The design is called Ying-Yang Basketball, and if you look at it, that’s exactly what you’ll see. I’m not sure why they chose a ying-yang basketball (maybe I’m not up on my Smith Westerns biography and details), but I think the design comes off super cool and retro looking. I probably wouldn’t like these particular colors on most t-shirt designs, but I do like how they used it for this shirt. I think it came off great.
So, check out the Smith Westerns if you haven’t already, then buy this design for $19.99 at Insound. It’s a very limited edition t-shirt. Insound is also currently offering 15% off all their t-shirts, which would make the design only $16.99. You can then use our 10% off Insound coupon to lower the price even further ($15.30 I believe).
I can’t wait for the next Insound/Delicious Design release–I’ve been loving all of them so far.
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.