I posted a Community t-shirt back in May, and I thought that I would continue that trend since I really do like the show. The cleverness of the writing sometimes reminds me of Arrested Development (which I’ve been on a little kick of lately).
I came across this specific design while browsing around Snorg Tees. It features Greendale Community College’s incredibly outrageous attempt at eliminating the concept of race. The mascot stems from the Dean’s overwhelming desire to be 100% politically correct, but that’s a story you’ll have to get from the show. Anyway, I think it’s a good interpretation of what a Greendale Human Beings t-shirt might look like. As far as I know, this isn’t directly licensed, so I think Snorg Tees came up with it themselves. I enjoyed it, though if you don’t watch the show you’ve probably already stopped reading by now out of boredom.
You can pick this t-shirt up and support the Human Beings by going to Snorg Tees’ store. It will cost you $19.95 and is printed on those sweet American Apparel blanks I love so much. I’ve also got a Snorg Tees coupon page, although I think the most recent code has since become inactive. Talk with me in the comments about how much you love Community–I get bored with just having conversations in my head.
Ammmmmggggg. Fullbleed Series 11 has just launched, and boy is it great. As is Fullbleed’s modus operandi, there are a ton of awesome t-shirts in this series. Rob Dobi, the man behind Fullbleed, has one of my favorite t-shirt design styles (hence why he’s been on my “favorite t-shirt companies” list since pretty much troundup’s inception). His designs are just so…elegant? I can’t find the adjectives I want, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Here are some of my favorite t-shirts from Fullbleed Series 11, but you should check all of them out.
In total, there are nine new t-shirts (I think I counted right). He’s also released two awesome prints. One of these prints is of Bombshell (the shirt on the bottom right), while the other is only a print. This second one, The Optimist, is a great piece of art. Definitely check it out–we can branch out a little beyond t-shirts, right? There’s a picture of it below.
Hit up the Fullbleed store to check out all the new releases. I’ve also got a Fullbleed coupon page ready to go should Rob ever release a coupon. Unfortunately, he has yet to do so. I will never lose hope, though.
I really like this newly released Best Coast t-shirt from Insound. It’s part of the newly started Insound + Delicious Design Project, which is really cool. Insound has partnered up with Chicago based Delicious Design. Together, they will create a unique t-shirt for six of their favorite bands from 2011. These shirts will be printed on American Apparel and only released in small, one-time batches. The Best Coast shirt is the first release from this awesome partnership.
As for the shirt itself, I love it. I haven’t been to California, but I imagine that this shirt holds some truth (or a lot of truth…). California is out there being all smiley and sunny while Pennsylvania is stuck with that frowny rain. I love the East coast, but California (and the West coast as a whole), still holds a particular allure to me.
You can pick this t-shirt up for a limited time from Insound. It’s printed on American Apparel and costs $19.99. I also should be able to provide an updated Insound coupon code very soon, which will most likely be good for 10% off your order.
P.S. I saw Best Coast in Philly. She was sick but it was still a pretty good show. Her voice was amazing live.
I’ve posted a few other Big Lebowski t-shirts because I love the movie. I’m now happy to add this one to that list, because it is quite, quite funny. If you’re familiar with the movie, you know that one of the most well-known/repeated phrases is “The Dude Abides“. Therefore, it is quite possible that were The Dude to tweet, he would end many of them with the hashtag #Abiding. That is why this shirt is funny. It’s something that typically only fans of the movie will get, and I think that is one of the characteristics that makes a great movie t-shirt.
If you’re #abiding as well, you can pick up this design for $20CDN (Canadian Dollars? What?!?!??!) from Cowbell Tees. It’s printed on Alstyle 1301 t-shirts.
Yellow Bird Project is a t-shirt website with an amazing concept–one of my favorite concepts, to be exact. First, Yellow Bird Project reaches out to a musical artist, Beach House in this case. The musical artist, Beach House, then designs a t-shirt to be sold on the Yellow Bird Project website. Pretty cool so far, right? It gets better though–Yellow Bird Project then donates the proceeds from the t-shirt to various charity projects. This is an incredible concept–you get music, art, t-shirts, and charity all combined in one cool site. The charity being donated to for this shirt is House of Ruth, a non-profit which helps victims of domestic abuse.
As I’ve mentioned, the musical artist who designed this shirt is Beach House, who are a really cool dream pop (love that label…) partnership from Baltimore. You should check them out–Used to Be is a particularly good song in my opinion. They’re also pretty good artists, as I legitimately like this crazy, pastel-colored trip of a house. You can pick this design up for $25.00 from Yellow Bird Project. It’s printed on American Apparel, and be sure to remember that the proceeds go to charity, which is a great thing.
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted an actual t-shirt from Threadless, but this one was just so quirkily hilarious that I had to post it. This shirt, entitled Retold with Unicorns, quite obviously features two unicorns fighting out the Star Wars storyline with horn-lightsabers. I am unsure where the inspiration for this t-shirt came from, but I will say that I am glad RicoMambo and Threadless were able to get this printed. It’s just straight up ridiculous (in a good way). Also, if you look at the design in detail, the Darth Vader styling on the black unicorn is hilarious.
If you also find this shirt oddly enticing, you can pick it up for only $15.00 from Threadless. We’ve also got a Threadless coupon page, although I don’t think any of them are active at the time of this posting. Furthermore, Threadless is currently running a promotion where, if you rate 100 designs, they will donate $1.00 to Unicef. So basically, you can go check out awesome, potential Threadless designs, and also help out people in need. That’s a winning combination right there. Go score some designs–100 doesn’t really take that long at all.
I think I’ve expressed my love for Insound’s awesome collection of band t-shirts in the past. They sell a selection of great designs from some really great bands. As such, I wanted to notify you about two new developments in the area of Insound’s music t-shirts. First, Insound has just released a great new batch of shirts, including designs for bands like Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons, Passion Pit, The National, Daft Punk, Dinosaur J.R., and a bunch of other awesome bands.
In case these new releases aren’t cool enough by themselves (which they are), Insound is also offering 20% off all the new t-shirt designs for a limited time. With the discount, the designs only cost $15.99 (although there are two exceptions). I think that’s a pretty attractive price for some awesome band shirts. Head over to Insound’s new release page to see all the designs. We’ve also got an Insound promo code which I think is still good for an additional 10% off.
P.S. I give so much love to band shirts because I like supporting the bands. It’s my little way of combining my love of graphic t-shirts with my desire to support the bands that I enjoy on a regular basis.
If you’ve read my blog for a decent amount of time, you probably know that I am a huge Arrested Development fan. As such, when a t-shirt company that I already really like makes an Arrested Development shirt, I, well, get a little giddy. This shirt, Bluth Family Crest, from 604 Republic caused such giddiness in me.
This shirt is just a treasure trove of little references that Arrested Development fans will love. The chicken, the bananas, the hook, and so much more are all there. It’s just a great shirt, and it does Arrested Development, one of the best written (and just best) TV shows, justice.
P.S. Cross your fingers and pray that the Arrested Development movie really does happen, and, more importantly, that it maintains the incredible quality of the show.