Shikisai shirts are awesome. They “explore the alternative possibilities of t-shirt design, through the use of black print on white surface”. This is essentially a fancy way of saying they make really cool shirts. Check it out for yourself:
A bath plug with an actual chain hanging down the front.
Venetian blinds with an actual cord (that when pulled makes the blinds go up).
I’m not sure if I would actually wear these, as wearing a chain on my chest all day might get uncomfortable, but it’s still an incredibly awesome concept.
Heard about these from tcritic.
Busted Tees is pretty good at keeping up with current events. This gem is a perfect example. If you haven’t seen the video, check it out below (there is graphic language, so NSFW if that’s a problem). Commemorate Bill O’Reilly’s rage for all time.
As usual, you can save with a Busted Tees coupon.
Glenn is still pumping out excellent designs. It’s easy to see why he’s been printed so much on Threadless. This one is probably my second favorite shirt from him (as of today, I’m sure that’s likely to change as things go on).
Also, Glenn has just released two new designs, Endangered Species and Organized Food Fight.
Check them out at Glennz.
While not technically t-shirts, since it’s related to Threadless, I’m going to bring this up anyway. As of today, Threadless has started selling limited edition (runs of 250) prints of popular designs. They’ll be releasing 3 every week along with the usual batch of shirts. While none of them pique my interest this week, I think it’s a great idea, and I’m looking forward to some of my favorite designs getting made into prints. Now, since this is a t-shirt blog, here are some shirts from this week that I like.
No, you can’t come… You are a mere pawn – Threadless
Training For Utopia – Threadless
Sweet new design from Paperball on Design by Humans. The detail on the print is excellent (be sure to check the up close pictures) and I like the light blue (bleu) shirt for it. I wish they would start printing on their Fabric edition shirts though. I got my order and they’re incredibly comfortable. One thing I noticed however, is that the medium was too big for me – i had to move down to a small.
Pick this one up for $19 from Design by Humans.
Uneetee has churned out another great shirt. They get two thumbs up for the use of a bad ass robot. That’s pretty much the highlight, but the killer plants are a nice touch too. Pick it up for the low, low price of $12 on an American Apparel shirt.
Fantastic Bonanza has three new shirts up for pre-order. Of the three, my favorite is definitely Fancy Mustachio. I won the original Mustachio in one of their contests, so that shirt has a dear place in my heart (I wear it often). Therefore, I feel like I should definitely pick this one up. I wonder if people will notice the difference (the original Mustachio gets a lot of comments).
It also features two specialty inks, shiny metallic and fuzzy suede. I’m seeing this more and more often – I’m guessing it has something to do with the widespread adaptation of special inks by companies like Threadless and Design by Humans. They’re also printing these new shirts on a new type of stock. These shirts will be printed on Continental Apparel instead of American Apparel.
Check out Fancy Mustachio and the other new shirts at Fantastic Bonanza.
Just got an email from Justin at Weasel Farm. They’re pretty new, just formed in early 2008. Here’s the design philosophy from Justin himself,
The t-shirts almost always provide signature unique characters containing weaselly teeth and weaselly eyes. They provide a unique and interesting look while also providing some humor.
Right now they have two designs, with more on the way. I’d have to say my favorite is definitely Bull Shirt (the one on the left). Check them out at Weasel Farm. Also, the shirts are printed on American Apparel, if that’s a factor for you.
This one, from Uneetee, is definitely one of the best play on words I’ve seen in awhile. I feel like I remember seeing this one Threadless. Was it a failed design? Maybe someone can help me out. I know I saw this design before, I’m just not sure if it was on Uneetee or not. Either way, this is the first time it’s actually been on sale. It’ll run you $17, is printed on an eggplant American Apparel tee, and seems to be almost out of stock (so act quickly).
I find myself often getting into debates about the accuracy of Wikipedia. I’m a proponent of its accuracy, at least on the well trafficked and edited articles. It is fairly impossible to vandalize or put untruths into these articles. Unfortunately, I find plenty of people who disagree with me. Luckily, I like arguing, so it works out either way.