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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
I just got an email from Ryan at Carraway Clothing about their new summer line; and boy do I dig it (and that’s not just the couple highballs that I’ve drank talking!). I like the style very much. It reminds me a bit of Linty Fresh, which I really love. To be honest, I usually don’t wear these types of shirts (or graphic shirts in general…eeek), but, I do love looking at them. I’m more in love with the art style than the t-shirt itself. That probably sounds more like a negative than a positive, which isn’t the way I mean it. Basically, this design, as with much of the Carraway Clothing summer line, is awesome. You should buy it, unless you’re weird like me, and then you should just enjoy looking at it.
You can pick up the design for $22.00 at Carraway Clothing. Check out the rest of their summer line too, there is some good stuff. Ryan also offered me a troundup coupon, and I will update the post when/if I get the code.
P.S. I beg forgiveness for the rambling of this post. As I mentioned, I’m about three, strong highballs deep.