I’m stopping by on my way out tonight to let y’all know about a great new t-shirt brand called Goodfibres. Not only do they have some excellent shirts, but they’re also “Designed With Purpose.” Here’s a little explanation of what this means from their site:
No, we’re not just another t-shirt site. We like good design and fashion but we also think that, as artists, and friends of artists, we can do something big by teaming up our collective voice to help people who need it. Firstly, we aim to help the artists who participate – we do this in many ways, but mainly by allowing every designer to retain the rights to their artwork and by giving them 10% of the proceeds on each sale. Next, we want our artists and customers to feel that they are participating in something that is making a difference so we will match every purchase by donating to a community in need.
I’m always happy to support a store with great designs, and even happier when that store also donates to communities in need. I’ve chosen two of my favorite designs above, but I recommend you dig through the site in its entirety because there really are some great designs. You can pick up some cool tees and help some people out at the same time. The shirts typically cost 25 Pounds (dang exchange rate!). Goodfibres is based in Shoreditch, London and will definitely be featured more on troundup in the future.
P.S. If I go offline in the next few days it’s because the “rapture-es” Hurricane Irene will be storming through Philadelphia.
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.
Busted Tees has just launched a 24 hour back-to-school sale. For 24 hours only, all t-shirts at Busted Tees are on sale for only $12.99. This is a pretty huge difference from their usual $20 price. Additionally, you can also stack a Busted Tees coupon on top of the sale for another 10% off, making the shirts only $11.70–super cheap. Remember though, the sale only lasts until 8/12 at Noon, est. You don’t have any time to lollygag around! So yeah, enjoy your super cheap Busted Tees shirts, but be sure to get your order in by noon tomorrow.
**UPDATE** The sale is extended until tomorrow, Saturday 8/13 at Noon Est. You have an extra 24 hours to get some super cheap Busted Tees t-shirts.
Hopefully you guys know how much I love Arrested Development by now. It’s definitely my favorite TV show. The writing is just amazing, and it has a superb cast as well. I love how every time I re-watch an episode I catch some new, funny detail. Given this fact, I was pretty ecstatic when I saw that Teefury had just released an Arrested Development t-shirt, especially one based on the Inc 500 company, Gobias Industries.
This shirt has some great references. In addition to the Gobias angle, the text at the top reads “Sudden Valleys Finest Coffee”, which is another hilarious bit from the show. You’ve got the doves and the cards from Gob as well, and the illustration of Tobias and Gob is quirky and great. I definitely dig this design. In fact, I’ve already purchased it!
In addition to being a hilarious and awesome t-shirt, it also has a great price. You can pick it up for only $10.00 from Teefury. As with all Teefury shirts, though, it is only for sale for 24 hours and then it’s gone forever. You have about 20 hours left to buy at the time of this posting. Don’t miss out on a great design for a low price.
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 have a bunch of DBH dollars built up. I have more than I could ever spend myself, so I’m going to be offering you guys a pretty good deal (in my opinion). I will give you 33% off your DBH order. During the sale, this makes the vast majority of Design by Humans t-shirts only $10. That’s pretty dang cheap in my opinion. All you have to do is contact me via my page and I’ll give you more details. Basically, you pay me via PayPal, and then I place the order with my DBH Dollars and have it shipped to you.
There are a few restrictions on this offer, but nothing too disappointing in my opinion:
- You cover the shipping costs. Design by Humans doesn’t allow me to use DBH Dollars to cover shipping, so that has to be covered by you.
- I will only offer 33% for for the first $250 worth of purchases. After that, I will only offer 25% off. That means if 5 people place $50 orders, it goes down to 25% off. It also means that if one person places $250 order it will go down as well. However it divides up–once I spend $250 in DBH dollars the discount drops down to 25% off (which is still a great deal in my opinion).
- This comes up a lot–I cannot stack 10% coupons on top of the deal. Design by Humans doesn’t allow you to combine DBH dollars with coupons. You’ll have to be content with 33% (or potentially 25%) off.
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.
With the 25% off at Threadless deal still running (according to troundup commentators at least), Threadless has decided to up the stakes even further. In addition to the 25% off, shoppers can now also get free domestic shipping, and $6 international shipping on orders $60+. This is actually a fairly big deal, as shipping costs can add up quick at Threadless, especially when you’re ordering a bunch of t-shirts (and it’s Threadless, so you’re pretty much always buying a bunch of shirts). I don’t think there’s any code or anything–just spend $60 or more and get your free shipping. See the post I linked to for details on also getting the 25% off discount, as you definitely don’t want to miss out on that. We’ve also got Threadless coupons, which should be another way to snag the 25% discount.
Threadless has been doing some crazy awesome promotions lately. I really hope this trend continues in the future.