Catcher in the Rye Shirt from Out of Print. R.I.P. J.D. Salinger

I hesitated posting this, because I think the last thing J.D. Salinger was interested in was publicity of any kind. Yet…I love his works, and it is sad that he passed away. I started his story, Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters, on the exact night that he died (before I knew), which is a little strange. Maybe that’s fitting though. To sum it up: R.I.P. J.D. Salinger–you were a damn good writer.

Hopefully it doesn’t get on anyone’s nerves that I sometimes just use shirts as a way to talk about things I care about which would otherwise have no reason to be on a t-shirt blog.

Good World from Print Liberation

Together we can make it a GOOD WORLD.

A good message and awesome type makes this tee a winner. It’s also printed on an American Apparel tri-blend blank, which is the most comfortable shirt ever. The athletic gray also makes a really good backdrop for type tees, especially from Print Liberation (who consistently make some damn cool type tees).

You can pick this up for $22.00 at Print Liberation.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Shirt from Busted Tees

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is my current favorite TV show. It could never usurp Arrested Development as my favorite show ever, but it ain’t far behind. The show is essentially about a group of five Philadelphians (including Danny DeVito), who are incredibly self-centered and just horrible people in general, having various adventures. Hilarity ensues. If you’re easily offended you probably won’t like the show. If you have a sense of humor, and actually understand that when the characters are being insensitive to various groups they’re not supporting insensitivity (in fact, they’re doing quite the opposite), then you’ll probably love the show.

As for the shirt, I think it’s pretty self-explanatory. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Check it out for $16.99 at Busted Tees. Save with a Busted Tees coupon.

Albert from Smartest Primates

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

I really dig this offering from Smartest Primates. I never imagined that Einstein could look so good on a shirt. I love how large and all-over they decided to make the print–it definitely would not work as well if the print were smaller.

I also love the colors–pink on grey? That would not have been my first thought, but it really looks great. They also have another, more fluorescent, color scheme that’s printed on sweatshirts (below). I think this is my favorite color scheme, but given that this blog is focused on t-shirts, I decided to bump it to the bottom.

You can pick up the t-shirt for $29.00, and the sweatshirt for $49.00. Both of those prices are sale prices, so I wouldn’t wait to buy. Need another reason not to wait? The designs are all printed with low-impact dyes and organic cotton, as well as being in limited sets of 100. You definitely won’t have to worry about running into someone with the same shirt.

Who’s Your Daddy? (Star Wars) Shirt from Spring Leap

Who doesn’t love a good Star Wars joke, especially one that involves Darth Vader and fatherhood? I think the yellow shirt is an interesting choice, although I’m not sure if it’s interesting in a good way or interesting in a bad way yet. We’ll see…

You can pick this shirt up for $19.00 at Springleap. Check it out.

Rain Drops and Rhombuses from Plink Design

Beauty in simplicity. As the title suggests, the design is comprised entirely of rain drops and rhombuses, which are put together in an excellent fashion to form an excellent shirt. This is the first of a series from Joseph Mueller at Plink Design. I’m definitely looking forward to whatever comes next! You can check out the shirt here.

PS. Interesting fact about Joseph: He rode his bike across the country after college. That’s real cool. I’d like to do that.

Shirts from Pyrotechnic Display of Celebrations

Here’s a unique concept for designs–Amber, from Boston, bases the designs for her shirts off of fireworks and other cool pyrotechnic (blowing things up) displays. I think you’ll agree that the result is pretty damn cool.

She’s only got one shirt released right now, but hopefully there are many more to come. Check it out!

Two More Shirts That Help Haiti

Many Hands Make the Load Lighter - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Here’s two more shirts helping Haiti, both from relatively large companies–Threadless and Local Celebrity respectively. I like how companies have been stepping up and offering the entire proceeds of the sales to charity instead of just a portion.

Threadless’ proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund while Local Celebrity’s will go to Yele Haiti, which is Wyclef Jean’s organization.

The Shadow from Ames Brothers at Palmercash

So I was browsing through Palmercash’s clean out sale when I stumbled upon this shirt. It’s a shadowy dude with a knife–coolness! Ames Bros knows how to do the random BA looking image right, and I love it.*

You can find this one on sale for $13.97, as well as a bunch of other sale shirts. The Palmercash coupon should still be working as well.

*This is kind of a crappy post, but I really like Ames Bros, so I wanted to post it. Sometimes it’s hard to think of things to write about their shirts though.

Fungus Man from Threadless Select

Just popping in quick today to post about a recent Threadless Select shirt I’ve been ogling. I think the color mix looks great. They all work well together and none of them really pop out alone. Also, the strange dimensions (oversized head) give it an interesting look. I’m debating adding this one to my collection–which is kind of big, because I haven’t bought a Threadless shirt in a long, long time.

If you share my desire to add this shirt to your collect, check it out at Threadless. It’ll run you $25.00.