I got to read all about the duel between Burr and Hamilton in the book, The Founding Brothers, but if you haven’t had the same luck as me (/sarcasm), here’s a little blurb from Wikipedia:
The Burr-Hamilton duel was a duel between two prominent American politicians, the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804. At the Heights of Weehawken in New Jersey Burr shot and mortally wounded Hamilton. Hamilton was carried to the home of William Bayard on the Manhattan shore, where he died at 2 p.m. the next day.
I feel like this is somewhat of a a detour from Busted Tee’s usual style. That’s definitely not a bad thing–I just don’t usually see them relating to obscure historical events, or at least events that alot of people don’t know about. Either way, if you get the reference, I think it’s pretty damn funny. I also think Busted Tee’s product description is pretty priceless: “Before you feel bad for Alexander Hamilton, keep in mind he was Secretary of the Treasury.”
Annual Apparel, who are getting their long overdue review from me, make shirts that commemorate all the events from a certain year, in this case, 2008. Highlights of the events featured include the election, the mortgage crisis, the Superbowl, the Olympics, Heath Ledger and Batman, and many, many more. As you can see from that, the detail in the shirt is insane. I wish I had a camera that could do the design justice, but all my shots turned out somewhat blurry. You can find some more detailed shots at their site though.
Pick this up on the super soft Alternative Apparel blanks and own a piece of history. While right now they only have a shirt for 2008, they do have ideas for more shirts in the pipeline. You can even vote on which year you want done next.
I’m a big fan of Radiohead, especially after seeing them at Bonnaroo a couple years ago, which made me already inclined to post about this. I also love the style on this shirt, which solidified that inclination. I might be picking this one up–we’ll see.
It’s for sale for $9 for today only at Teefury.
If you didn’t notice from the last post, I like bright colors. I’m diggin this design from Teextile. Get free shipping by clicking here.
Lastly, Threadless released five shirts in honor of April Fool’s day. I find myself oddly attracted to this design, although all the releases are quality pieces.
So there you have it. I love the endless release of quality designs these contests provide.
Hot damn, this shirt is awesome. Lately I hadn’t seen anything I particularly liked on Threadless–I’ve been more into DBH–but this is definitely getting bought. It’s time to use some of the STPs I accumulated over the sale.
The concept is great, and I think it comes across really, really well as a shirt. It’s printed on American Apparel over Threadless’ blanks for some reason (I’m not complaining) and will run you $18. Grab it at Threadless.
Another somewhat expensive shirt, weighing in at $35.99, but again, worth it if you’ve got the change. I think the tear is what really makes this design, and what strengthens it’s method exponentially. The white is definitely my favorite–the design just pops more on it.
Kudos to Akomplice for a great shirt.
Show off your literary knowledge and slick sense of humor at the same time with this tee from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Whoever came up with this design is a genius, and gets an internet slap on the back from me. I’m quoting their product description because it gave me some lulz:
Celebrate the joys of civil disobedience without all those pesky anarchy symbols and itchy ski-masks. Go ahead – stick it to The Powers That Be, minus those shattered windows and molotov cocktails.
This one will run you $36, which is kind of expensive, but definitely worth it.
Just a short post, because I just wrote about these guys yesterday, but I really like today’s design as well. It’s $12 today, then $15 for the rest of the week, then gone forever. Use for troundup free shipping or click on any of these links.