Washed Out Band T-Shirt–Insound and Delicious Design Project #3

Washed Out t-shirt

Sorry for the delay in posting–I’ve been travelling back and forth between houses and it’s slowed me down a bit. I’m back though, and ready to dive into things with renewed vigor! Doesn’t that sound fun? Anyway, I wanted to start with the third offering from the awesome Insound and Delicious Design collaboration project. If you haven’t heard, the collaboration creates unique and extremely limited edition t-shirts for various bands. This t-shirt is for the band Washed Out, who I’m not very familiar with. I’ve heard a few of their songs and remember liking them, but that’s about it. What’s more important though, is that I like the design and I like what Insound and Delicious Design are doing, so I’m going to support them. If you’re a fan of Washed Out, you should probably buy this shirt, because it’s awesome. It also supports a cool website, slangin’ the vinyl like it’s the 60s.

Even if I didn’t know this was a band t-shirt, I would still like it. The bullseye looks awesome, and I love how they have the “W” cutting through it. The design looks great! You can pick it up for $19.99 from the Insound store. Remember, the design is very limited, so they won’t be around forever, and you won’t see a bunch of strangers wearing it. Also remember that we have an Insound coupon code page, which usually has a coupon good for 10% off (although I think that just expired, unfortunately). You should also check out Washed Out–I will definitely be familiarizing myself with them in the coming days.

I apologize if this writing seems a little “rambly”. My brain is kind of fried from doing a bunch of non-t-shirt writing, and I’m having trouble being succinct.

A Few T-Shirts to Celebrate Shark Week

The glorious reason for living that is Shark Week is almost upon us. In two days, Discovery Channel will be swimming (shitty pun…) in a metric ton of shark programming. Now, one could let last years disappointing Shark Week impostor (what the hell was that, Discovery? I want more than just shark attack shows) get in the way of their excitement. I will not do that though. I have faith that Discovery will get back on the horse and actually teach me about sharks. I wanna see sharks, not the same five people who got attacked by sharks. Plus, it gives sharks an undeserved bad rep. So, despite these lamentations, I will still muster up the excitement that Shark Week has commanded in the past. As such, I wanted to write this post up with just a few cool shark week t-shirts. If you order quickly enough you might be able to get them in time for the festivities.

Live Every Week Like It's Shark Week t-shirtLive Every Week Like It's Shark Week Tshirt

This first one, Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week from Jon Kruse at Mediocore Clothing, is most definitely my all-time favorite Shark Week t-shirt. It manages to combine two awesome things–Shark Week and 30 Rock–into one great t-shirt. I already own this tee, and I will be doing my best to wear it all week.

Shark Week T-ShirtShark Week shirt

This second tee, A Day to Remember from Victory Records, also manages to bring in the 30 Rock quote. They also depict very well what Shark Week was last year–a bunch of Sharks chomping down on unsuspecting humans. I love the sheer carnage going on in this shirt. It’s officially my second favorite Shark Week shirt. It costs $20.00 and is printed on American Apparel.

Funny Shark Week T-ShirtsAwesome Shark Week Shirt

I don’t like this design quite as much as the previous two shirts. Still, if you like sharks, you can show it with this shirt. It’ll run you $26.97 at Palmercash.

It’s surprisingly difficult to find good Shark Week t-shirts on the Internet. There is an abundance of crappy designs, but only a few good ones. If I missed a cool shark shirt please let me know. This post isn’t meant to be comprehensive or anything, but I’m always looking to add quality Shark Week tees to my posting catalog.

Peguei! Yoda T-Shirt from Camiseta: Star Wars

Star Wars t-shirt Yoda

So…I really dig this Yoda t-shirt from the Portugese (I think) brand, Camiseta. I think Camiseta translates into “shirt”, so these guys are pretty literal in naming their company. Anyway, this is one of my favorite Star Wars t-shirts ever, which is saying something given how many awesome and witty Star Wars t-shirts there are out there. This one is just great–I feel like blending Yoda and Kung-Fu was a pre-determined stop on the natural progression of the Internet. If you can’t see because of the images size–Yoda is catching a fly-like X-Wing with a pair of chopsticks. Comedy ensues.

I love how much detail they went into with depicting Yoda–you see every little wrinkle, and it looks super realistic. I also like how he looks very much like the Karate Kid trainer guy (dunno his name). The headband definitely helps achieve this. This is one of the designs where I think the concept itself is great, but the implementation is even better. Kudos for making a truly unique and awesome Star Wars t-shirt, guys!

The only slight negative to this t-shirt is the price. It will cost you a fairly hefty $55.00 to pick it up. While this may be quite an investment, I think it’s worth it if you’ve got the money, as the design friggin’ rules. They even let you split it into two payments of $27.50, if that makes it easier for you (I’ve never seen an installment payment plan on t-shirts before!). Check this awesome design out at the Camiseta store–the small pictures on this post don’t do it justice.

Yoda t-shirt Star Wars

Let me know in the comments if you like this t-shirt as much as I do! I really do think it’s the bees’ knees–certainly one of my favorite shirts in a long time. Maybe I’m just weird though…

The Escape T-Shirt from the Edgar McHerly Shop

I just found out about Edgar R. McHerly’s t-shirt shop…and I’m in looooove with his style. He’s got that quirky touch that I’m such a big fan of. The little slogan on the site is “Don’t be surprised if the people in your head try to escape one day,” which I’d say is a pretty legitimate description of what’s happening in the shirt.

If you like this t-shirt, you should check out the rest of Edgar’s designs, as they won’t let you down. The prices are also fairly cheap–you can pick up The Escape for only $15.00. It’s printed on a lime American Apparel unisex tee (which is an awesome, awesome color. Trust me). Enjoy!

Two Awesome Jukebox the Ghost T-Shirts

This past weekend I attended the XPoNential Music Festival, right across the Deleware from Philadelphia in beautiful Camden, NJ (well…partially beautiful). One of the acts I saw was Jukebox the Ghost. After watching their awesome set, I checked out the merch tent by the stage and was incredibly impressed with the style and quality of their t-shirt designs. It’s like these things were made for my¬†sensibilities. Anyway, after hanging around that merch tent I knew what was getting posted on troundup! Here are the two Jukebox the Ghost t-shirts they had at the show, both of which I really like.

Jukebox the Ghost T-Shirt

This first one, Lineghost, is my favorite (although I really like both of them). I think it’s a bold move to not actually put the full name of the band on the shirt in text. It shows they care more about creating a shirt worthy of being worn than increasing their brand awareness. The design is simple and quirky and awesome. You can pick it up for the low price of $15.00 at Jukebox the Ghost’s merch store.

Jukebox the Ghost T-Shirt

This is the second Jukebox the Ghost t-shirt from the show, and I also love it. It’s got a little more going on than the first one. Again, I love the style. The ghosts are just so simple and goofy looking–it’s great. You can also pick this one up for $15.00 from the merch store.

Jukebox the Ghost put on a helluva show, so you should definitely check them out live if you ever get the chance. If not, just buy their awesome band shirts and check out some of their recordings.

25% Off at Threadless!!! OMG!!!

I’ve got some more great Threadless news–they just announced a promotion that will get you 25% off all orders $25+. Threadless is really pulling out all the discount stops this year. Things got off to a slow start, with very few sales up until May, and then boom! They’ve been firing off discount after discount. While not quite as good as that $10 sale we just had, a 25% discount is pretty crazy. While the graphic says “25% off Magic”, you get 25% off every t-shirt Threadless sells. The only requirement is that your purchase be $25+. Here’s how to get the discount:

1. Click my Threadless affiliate link to head to the website. No, I’m not just fishing for commissions (although I do love them)–Threadless has hard coded the discount into the affiliate link. In addition, the discount is only coded into some of the affiliate links. The links in this post are all the proper type, though.

–If the link doesn’t work by itself, try clicking the link AND using the coupon code affiliate1107. Combining the two should get you the discount. The link will get you the cookie, and the coupon will activate the discount if needed.

2. Shop in the window that opened as usual. You should see a bit of text at the top of the page telling you that you’ll get 25% off at checkout. If you don’t see the text, you didn’t click a working link.

3. Check out and get your super duper discount!

So yeah, no coupon or anything. All you need to do is buy through certain affiliate links and the discount will automatically be applied when you checkout. All the links in this specific post are good to get you 25% off. Happy shopping!

CA, NY T-Shirt from Eddie Tsai on Kickstarter

Eddie just emailed me about his cool new “Where Are You From? CA, NY or Other” t-shirt. Speaking as someone living in Philadelphia, I’m not sure I can fully agree with the sentiment, but I’m guessing this t-shirt would be especially relevant in the film industry. Even if I don’t entirely agree, I still think it’s a cool and clever design worthy of being checked out.

Rather than a traditional store, Eddie is selling is design through Kickstarter, and the first 25 orders are allowed to pay whatever they want. As with all Kickstarter projects, the shirts won’t get printed unless the goal of $1,000 is reach. Of course, if the goal isn’t reached you won’t be charged anything, so there’s no risk. Anyway, check it out and help him out if you like the shirt, ’cause Eddie still has a bit of a ways to go. The shirt is also a limited run–so you won’t be seeing it all over the place. I’m guessing most of the shirts will be concentrated in California and New York.

$12.00 Hoodie Sale at Busted Tees Until Tuesday

While not technically t-shirts, these hoodies come from a very popular t-shirt company and are on sale for super duper cheap, so I just had to post them up. As you can see on the image, you have until Tuesday at Noon, est. to get the discount. I think their hoodies usually retail for ~$40, so $12.00 is pretty crazy. You can also stack a Busted Tees coupon code to knock the price down to $10.80 a piece, for funny designs printed on incredibly awesome and comfortable¬†American Apparel hoodies. Get ready for Fall by checking out the discounts. If I didn’t already have a sweet red (and blank) American Apparel zip-up hoodie, I would totally be all over this. Happy shopping, and feel free to pick up some t-shirts while you’re over there.

Hand Drawn mE.T.h T-Shirt from pressstarttobegin on Etsy

You guys know that I like featuring Etsy t-shirts sometimes, and when someone emails me it makes it all the easier to do that. Lemme just say, I love this shirt. I don’t know where Ashley’s inspiration came from, but I’m a fan of this crazy “strung-out, meth head version of E.T.” (his words, not mine). It’s a side of E.T. the world has never seen. In addition to liking the concept (of a meth head E.T.), I also love the illustration style. It’s crazy cool by itself, but the fun isn’t over…

Ashley draws each design by hand, using fabric dye markers (which are permanent and won’t fade). This means that every shirt is a unique piece of art–no screen printing duplication here. It also means the shirt is a little more expensive than usual, weighing in at $40.00. Still, for a unique piece of E.T. meth head art, I think that’s worth it. Ashley also tells me he accepts commissions and can draw the design on any size shirt. So yeah, this design is a little out there, but I dig and hopefully you do to. You can pick it up at Etsy. Again, Ashley hand draws these and can do so on whatever size shirt you’d like if you contact him.

P.S. This is pretty much why I created a blog post category called “quirky t-shirts”. This is the definition, right here.

Quidditch House Outfitters T-Shirt from Tee Fury: Harry Potter T-Shirt

Maybe you haven’t heard (in that cave you’ve been living in), but the final Harry Potter movie comes out this weekend. It’s the end of my childhood. I was pretty much the perfect age to grow up with the Harry Potter books; and grow up I did. They will always hold a dear place in my heart just because of that connection: Harry grew up while I grew up. I’m going to try and put a bunch of shirts together for the movie release, but until then I thought I would post this bad boy from Tee Fury. It’s just a little goofy shoutout to Harry Potter. If you miss the joke: the shirt looks very much like one of those generic Abercrombie/Old Navy athletic shirts, but it’s Harry Potter.

I like the design, but I love Harry Potter: i.e. this design was destined to be posted no matter what. It’s being sold at Tee Fury, so you only have 24 hours to buy it. It also only costs $10.00 though. You can pick it up at Tee Fury until 7/11 at 11:59pm. For $10 bucks, why not buy it and impress all your friends who are Harry Potter Fans?

P.S. The highball disclaimer still applies to this post. Rambling must be forgiven!