This is another shirt I got sent awhile ago that I have yet to post up.
Team Space Pirate is a “new type of visual art project bringing together a vision and people”. They make their shirts through the process of Doodlism, at least as far as I can tell. I’m not sure if Doodlism is an official term or something they created (I’m not an art person), but here’s the description from their site:
It’s art that has been created through self-manifestation. True art is here for every one of us, and we all have the ability to create. Doodlism is a spirituality-based art form. The art form is completely improvisational and has nothing to do skill. Through the process itself, and the passage of time one true style is developed. Every step of the journey is a positive experience. There is a feeling self-empowerment when looking back and watching your style develop and seeing personal growth. In Doodlism, if you are trying too hard to create, you have left the main principal of the art form. When you draw, you simply draw. When you paint, you simply paint.
The technique leads to a very original style for their shirts, which I find to be a good thing.
Above is the shirt they sent me. I had to use product pictures again because of my camera. You can definitely see the Doodlism coming through in the design. This is also another design with tons of detail. It may just look like an alien and his friend, but if you look closely at their bodies you can see tons of individual designs. The level of detail is just amazing.
Team Space Pirate prints their shirts on American Apparel and Intergalactic Friends can be had for $24.99
Thriving Ink sent me this shirt awhile ago, and I feel bad for not getting this review up earlier, I just lost track of this one (and another) with the whole Ireland thing. But, I’ve found it now, so you won’t miss out. Score!
First off, Thriving Ink seems like a pretty cool company. They specialize in “urban and metro sportswear”, and I recommend you read their mission statement. I like most of their designs – they’ve got a great style. It reminds me somewhat of Imaginary Foundation in some aspects (not that they’re the same, i just see similarities between the two).
The shirt they sent me came in a custom mailing envelope and was packed full of extras. Included were stickers, a spring 08 collection brochure, and even a poster. For me, the throw-ins show the company is going the extra mile.
Now on to the actual shirt – my camera seemed to be turning out blurry pictures which didn’t give the design justice, so I’m just going to use Thriving Ink’s stock pictures.
The design has so much going on – the level of detail is really amazing. There’s an old man, there’s monsters – you really just need to look at it to see everything. That being said, I think that it also looks good from far away, even if you can’t see all the detail. So a definite win-win.
They print their tees on American Apparel, with custom printed tags (they cut out the AA tags and print their own, similar to Threadless). Radical Rambunction can be had for $19.95.
With my post yesterday about Torso Pants I forgot to mention part of their opening promotion. If you sign up as a member of the Church of Torso Pants (pretty much a regular member account) they’ll give you $8 (in the form of “Torso Washingtons”) off your first shirt. So you can snag a shirt for $10. They also have private shirts that are only for members. Also, like Threadless, you can earn more “Torso Washingtons” for referring friends and submitting pictures.
I’m not sure how new the actual store is, but I just got an email about them and they’re new to me so I thought I would throw a post up. They’re run by the people behind T-Shirt Hell, so I initially thought I wouldn’t be much of a fan. However, instead of going for offensive humor with Torso Pants, they’re targeting people who like dry, obscure humor (which I am a fan of).
Here’s an example of what you’ll find on the site:
T-shirts will run you $18 per shirt. Check them out at Torso Pants.
I’m back from Ireland, although still not yet caught up on everything, which makes it hard to catch up on entires. I just wanted to pop in quickly to post today’s Design by Humans shirt. I’m a fan – it’s got the whole heraldry thing going on, as well as a nice mix of colors. Pick this one up – and remember a Design by Humans coupon.
Name: Generic Ability
T-Shirt Type: 100% Ringspun Combed Cotton, Premium Fashion Fit Tee
Where to Buy: Design by Humans
Glarkware is one of the better designers out there when it comes to humorous shirts. They manage to get their humor across without simply throwing up some crass saying (like T-Shirt Hell – I’m not a fan). So, that being said, I really like “Ask me About My Crippling Shyness”. You should buy it or something, it will make you cool.
Name: Ask Me About My Crippling Shyness
T-Shirt Type: American Apparel
Where to Buy: Glarkware
So because of the launch of their Custom tees, Threadless is back on my list of sites to watch. I haven’t actually received any of Threadless’ new shirts, so I ask you, my readers: How are the new Custom shirts? Are they comfortable? Do they fit like American Apparel, or differently? Let me know in a comment.
Now for my two favorites from this week…
Don’t forget to use a Threadless coupon when ordering.
I was digging through my mailbox and found an I missed email from Royal Family Clothing. It’s a shame I did, as they’ve got some nice shirts. They’re new on the block, so they could use their support. This one, Robot, is by far my favorite. Check it…
T-Shirt Type: Unknown
Where to Buy: Royal Family Clothing
Scott from ThreadJunkies just shot me an email letting me know about the launch of his company. I must say they’ve got some pretty sharp designs over. There are several I like, a couple I really like, and one I really, really like. That one being “Rising”, which is featured above. I like the look of the rays spreading out from the center, and then you have what looks to be a depiction of the marines raising the US flag on Iwo Jima (I think I’m right on that).
Check out the rest of their tees too – there are some good ones.
T-Shirt Type: American Apparel
Where to Buy: ThreadJunkies
Because I got featured on Shirt.woot today, I figured it would be only fitting to return the favor. This works out well, because I do indeed like today’s offering. The title works well – you have a bunch of bugs in the shape of lightning (lightning bugs), plus you have the actual lightning bugs done with glow in the dark ink. One of the best uses of glow in the dark ink I’ve seen.
Check it out (on sale again starting tomorrow).
Name: Lightning Bugs
T-Shirt Type: American Apparel
Where to Buy: Shirt.Woot