There are a bunch of t-shirt design competitions, but it appears Kindred market has decided to up the ante by having an entire t-shirt brand contest (which is a big change from before as far as I know). Every week they launch a new brand on their site–so you can essentially expect a different style every week. It’s a cool concept–I like it.
I also like this one from recent brand winner, Epocrypha. The yellow looks great on the light blue and the simplicity of the typewriter is quite rad. It’s also pretty cheap at $14.99. You can pick this one up at Kindred Market.
I like this one from Threadless. It’s creative, and kind of true. I think the designer did a really good job illustrating the shark as well. I also like that Threadless is back to printing on a lot of American Apparel blanks. They’re comfy.
I’ve also got a Threadless coupon site that I’m trying to revive. We’ll see how that goes.
I don’t know if this has something to do with Jake and Amir (because that’s technically in the title of the shirt), but I’m just going to assume this is a reference to Notorious B.I.G.’s song Juicy. I think pretty much everyone I know, including myself, can recite at least the first verse. I’ll start…
It was all a dream\I used to read word up magazine\Salt N Pepa and Heavy D up on the limousine…
I love this–it’s a serious type tee that I can actually get behind. I also dig the colorway on this one. Flourescent magenta ink on a lemon American Apparel shirt is a great choice for a shirt about not being dead. Those colors are about as alive as you can get.
If you haven’t check out Print Liberation before I definitely recommend you do–here’s the link to this shirt. They do mostly reality oriented (if you check out their stuff you’ll know what I mean) type tees. Also–fun fact: They’re located in Philadelphia, which is where I will be hopefully transferring to for college next year.
Mt. Killrazorclaw is Linty Fresh’s December, 2009 release. Like usual, the design is quirkily awesome with a really unique style. I like the idea and implementation of the mountain not only being alive, but sounding kind of vicious. I also like how subtly he managed to incorporate the Linty Fresh brand. I’m usually not a fan of branding but if it blends in so well I’m ok.
You can pick this one up for $22 at Linty Fresh. It’s printed on American Apparel.
I’ve seen two episodes of Jersey Shore and, as much as I hate to admit it, it is a fun show to watch (occasionally). My friends and I turned it on during half-time of the National Championship (which was kind of boring because of the lack of Colt McCoy anyway) and just basked in how ridiculous it is. The stuff that goes on is just…yeah, ridiculous.
I’m surprised it took this long for a Jersey Shore shirt to come out–this is the first one that I’ve seen. It’s basically an explanation on how to dance correctly from the experienced Jersey Shore cast (I think I’m right). You have to beat up the beat and fist pump to really be doing it right. There’s a video to follow explaining it in more detail. But, before that, check out this shirt at none other than Busted Tees. It costs $16 on pre-sale pricing.
Also, Michael Cera as a guido? Hilarious. Completely unrelated to Michael Cera, save 10% at Busted Tees with a coupon.
Jeff Sheldon’s (owner of Ugmonk) designs are always so awesomely simple but superbly cool. This one is no exception. He manages to make a giant number two and some text into a t-shirt that I would love to wear. It’s a gift. I also think this is the best colorway for this shirt. The really light blue (I think) on forst looks great.
You can grab this one for $24.00 at Ugmonk. It’s printed on an American Apparel forest shirt. I’m also happy to offer you an Ugmonk coupon, which is hopefully still working. Check out the rest of Jeff’s stuff as well–it’s great.
Miles to Go puts out some pretty quality stuff. I enjoy how the simplicity of the colors and design can still give off such a strong feeling of…struggle. I would definitely be willing to buy an art print of this and hang it on my wall.
The Struggle is on sale for $15.99 and is printed on American Apparel.