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.
What happened in Japan was tragic. It makes me happy, though, to see the huge number of t-shirt companies that have created shirts that donate all or a portion of their proceeds to Japan. It’s incredibly generous–so thank you t-shirt companies. I wanted to round up all these shirts, so that you can have the most opportunities to donate (through buying a shirt). Buy one or all of them, it all goes to a good cause. Also, this post contains some affiliate links–any money (hopefully there will be some ’cause you guys are buying the shirts) made from these links will be donated to Japan.
Palmercash has a total of twelve designs for sale, all of which donate their full profits to Japan. I’m not quite sure which charity, though.
Threadless is selling a single Japan t-shirt, which donates 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.
Karmaloop will be donating all the proceeds from their “Rising Sun” shirt to Red Cross efforts in Japan.
Wordboner has released this shirt, which will donate all profits to the Red Cross. Also, the placement of this shirt above the next shirt was completely unintentional.
Pray for Japan is selling four different designs, which donate all proceeds to the American Red Cross.
Dres13 has teamed up with Mother Falcon to create a shirt which will donate 100% of its profits to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Ript Apparel and the artist of the shirt will be donating a total of $6 for each shirt sold to the Red Cross.
FITTED will be donating all profits from this shirt to relief efforts in Japan.
Seventh.Ink has released this “Japan Relief” shirt which will, well, donate profits to Japan relief efforts.
Goodjoe has released this interesting little design, from which all proceeds will be donated to GlobalGiving.org’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
Wardrobe (I think that’s the brand) has released this shirt for the Salvation Army to help relief efforts in Japan.
If I missed any shirts (that are still in stock), please let me know in the comments section and I’ll add them to the list. Buy some, and help Japan!
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!
With this shirt, The Cooler Collective keep up their awesome trend of great rapper shirts. Power is a great song (that beat is nasty, son), and Kanye with lazers shooting from his eyes is cool as hell. I also love how it looks a bit like an old horror movie poster. This shirt is sweet like candy.
So yeah…I’m a huge fan of this shirt. Go check it out at The Cooler Collective, because it’s cooler than most shirts (see what I horribly did there?). It’ll cost you $21.00, which is a small price to pay. We’ve also got a Cooler Collective coupon page, which will be updated whenever applicable.
P.S. The design is actually titled, “Beam Me Up”, which I think is nifty too.
Much like Coty, when I read the subject on Local Tees email to me and saw their name, I didn’t have high expectations. Preconceptions are made to be broken though (that’s the saying right?), because Local Tees has a bunch of great designs. Local Tees is founded on the concept of high quality tees, printed in limited edition, numbered runs (more on that directly from them at the bottom of the post). It’s a cool idea, especially when the designs are great…which they are. I’ve picked four of my favorites, but you should check them all out.
Definitely expect more posts about these guys in the future.
Local Tees was established in 2010 and was born based on an original idea, with that concept in mind, Local Tees was born and created by Three locals that began with a clear ambition of creating high-end limited edition t-shirts. With a specially chosen, high quality fabric, where the artwork is represented on 50 tees each with an edition number, ensuring no reprints will be forced.
We believe in building an international network by collaborating with artists that represent ground-breaking self made inspiring artwork, to showcase the exceptional talents from all around the world.
Yes, the title is right–the first person to email me will get 50% off at Design by Humans. I have a bunch of DBH Dollars saved up, so I’ll simply buy the order with them and have it shipped to you. There are only 2 conditions:
1. The order total (before the discount) can’t exceed $105 (that gives you up to 7 shirts with DBH’s current sale).
2. You pay for shipping.
So yeah, just shoot me an email and if you’re first you get the discount. Even if you’re not first, I can still offer a 25% discount with no limits on how many people get the offer. Also, remember that we’ve got Design by Humans coupons for your convenience.
Hawt damn–it’s March Mania at Threadless. If you thought March Madness was cool, check this out: All t-shirts at Threadless are only $10 until 10 am CT on March 23rd. That doesn’t give you time to lollygag (sorry, I was late in notifying people!).
Much like Goodie2Sleeves, Palmercash is donating very generously to victims of the Earthquake in Japan. They’ve created a Japan-themed set of shirts and are going to donate 100% of the profits from those shirts to help Japan recover. Again, this is incredibly generous, and if you see something you like, you should buy it. You get something cool and also help people in need.
Here’s a message from Palmercash with a little more information:
PalmerCash has a really deep connection to Japan between customers, stores we sell to, friends, family, and I even lived there for a while. We are hoping to make a big impact with these shirts that can give people a way to donate money, but also show solidarity and support as things hopefully get better over there! We are using the Prefecture and City symbols from the hardest hit areas on the tees so that people can represent a part of Japan that was devastated and also have a nice looking shirt!
This shirt is hilarious. Soccer is my favorite sport, and I love hooligans (as long as they’re not hurting things too much)…so it’s a bi-winning shirt. I love that the hooligan has a cigar in his mouth, even as he’s about to get billy-clubbed. Maybe Americans would like soccer a bit more if it were more like this shirt.
If you wanna celebrate your love of hooligans (and soccer), pick this shirt up for $20.00 from Headline Shirts. We’ve also got Headline Shirts coupons for you to save some money (always cool, right?).
P.S. We’ve got a t-shirt giveaway from Headline Shirts coming up, so that’ll be cool I think.