The V T-Shirt from Violent Elegance

I came up with an alternate name for this shirt: “How to make an awesome looking shirt with just the letter V”.

Seriously, the shirt is so simple, yet so appealing (at least to me). I’m incredibly impressed with how they can use geometry or other very simple shapes to create such amazing designs, especially considering most of their designs are just white + one color (usually black).

The only problem is the price. The shirts are 29 pounds, which is expensive already. Throw in the exchange rate though, and these are out of reach for most people (including me). But oh well, we can just stare and enjoy.

6 Lost (TV) T-Shirts in Honor of the Premiere

In honor of the Lost premiere, and my roommate (who loves Lost), here are six shirts (for six seasons of Lost!)* in no specific order. Enjoy, and watch Lost on February 2nd if you’re so inclined.

Desmond is my Constant from Busted Tees

Dharma Initiative Logo from ABC

Drive Shaft shirt from Busted Tees. Does anyone else wonder how Drive Shaft got even close to popularity? I certainly do.

Oceanic Airlines shirt from Wear Power. Also known as, “the airline you never want to fly with, because it gets you lost on a random island with people that like to kill you”.

I wanna get lost with Sawyer shirt found here. You can pick any lost character to get lost with, I just chose Sawyer because he’s BA.

Lost Numbers found here. Never play the lottery with the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42.

And finally, to end with another Busted Tees shirt which works as a good conclusion…

Found from Busted Tees.

I hope you enjoyed the list, and that everyone who watches Lost enjoys the premiere and entire final season. I confess I’m not a huge fan–I got midway through season 2 before I quit–but it’s still amazing how much of a phenomenon the show has become.

*I updated it to seven shirts after publishing the post. However, there are not seven seasons of Lost. So instead of ruining my connection to the number of seasons, I just made this footnote.

NerdyShirts Contest Ends Today

The NerdyShirts contest ends today (Sunday) at 11pm est. If you want to win one of five shirts, then you just need to do one (or both) of the following:

Get one entry for retweeting this message (without the quotes): “RT I want a free t-shirt from @NerdyShirts. Do you? http://bit.ly/cHw52M #troundupc”

Get one entry for linking to this blog post–email me via the contact me page to let me know about it.

It’s so painfully easy to enter that there really is no reason not to!

Catcher in the Rye Shirt from Out of Print. R.I.P. J.D. Salinger

I hesitated posting this, because I think the last thing J.D. Salinger was interested in was publicity of any kind. Yet…I love his works, and it is sad that he passed away. I started his story, Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters, on the exact night that he died (before I knew), which is a little strange. Maybe that’s fitting though. To sum it up: R.I.P. J.D. Salinger–you were a damn good writer.

Hopefully it doesn’t get on anyone’s nerves that I sometimes just use shirts as a way to talk about things I care about which would otherwise have no reason to be on a t-shirt blog.

Good World from Print Liberation

Together we can make it a GOOD WORLD.

A good message and awesome type makes this tee a winner. It’s also printed on an American Apparel tri-blend blank, which is the most comfortable shirt ever. The athletic gray also makes a really good backdrop for type tees, especially from Print Liberation (who consistently make some damn cool type tees).

You can pick this up for $22.00 at Print Liberation.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Shirt from Busted Tees

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is my current favorite TV show. It could never usurp Arrested Development as my favorite show ever, but it ain’t far behind. The show is essentially about a group of five Philadelphians (including Danny DeVito), who are incredibly self-centered and just horrible people in general, having various adventures. Hilarity ensues. If you’re easily offended you probably won’t like the show. If you have a sense of humor, and actually understand that when the characters are being insensitive to various groups they’re not supporting insensitivity (in fact, they’re doing quite the opposite), then you’ll probably love the show.

As for the shirt, I think it’s pretty self-explanatory. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Check it out for $16.99 at Busted Tees. Save with a Busted Tees coupon.

NerdyShirts Partners up with Troundup for a Contest!! We’re Giving Away 5 Shirts!!

NerdyShirts, popular purveyors of funny t-shirts, have been kind enough to partner up with me to give away five (yes, 5!) of their shirts to five different winners.

I’m going to keep things simple with the contest, and as has been the trend, will be incorporating Twitter. You’ll get one entry for retweeting a post (read below for the details) and one entry for linking to this blog post from your blog. Add that up, and you get a possible max of two entries (you don’t have to do both if you don’t want). Here are the exact details:

Get one entry for retweeting this message (without the quotes): “RT I want a free t-shirt from @NerdyShirts. Do you? http://bit.ly/cHw52M #troundupc”

Get one entry for linking to this blog post–email me via the contact me page to let me know about it.

Contest will end Sunday night (January 31st) at 11pm est. I will randomly pick 5 winners to win one shirt each.

Albert from Smartest Primates

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

I really dig this offering from Smartest Primates. I never imagined that Einstein could look so good on a shirt. I love how large and all-over they decided to make the print–it definitely would not work as well if the print were smaller.

I also love the colors–pink on grey? That would not have been my first thought, but it really looks great. They also have another, more fluorescent, color scheme that’s printed on sweatshirts (below). I think this is my favorite color scheme, but given that this blog is focused on t-shirts, I decided to bump it to the bottom.

You can pick up the t-shirt for $29.00, and the sweatshirt for $49.00. Both of those prices are sale prices, so I wouldn’t wait to buy. Need another reason not to wait? The designs are all printed with low-impact dyes and organic cotton, as well as being in limited sets of 100. You definitely won’t have to worry about running into someone with the same shirt.

Who’s Your Daddy? (Star Wars) Shirt from Spring Leap

Who doesn’t love a good Star Wars joke, especially one that involves Darth Vader and fatherhood? I think the yellow shirt is an interesting choice, although I’m not sure if it’s interesting in a good way or interesting in a bad way yet. We’ll see…

You can pick this shirt up for $19.00 at Springleap. Check it out.

Rain Drops and Rhombuses from Plink Design

Beauty in simplicity. As the title suggests, the design is comprised entirely of rain drops and rhombuses, which are put together in an excellent fashion to form an excellent shirt. This is the first of a series from Joseph Mueller at Plink Design. I’m definitely looking forward to whatever comes next! You can check out the shirt here.

PS. Interesting fact about Joseph: He rode his bike across the country after college. That’s real cool. I’d like to do that.