Logos vs Words – Obama vs McCain Shirts

I thought this was a really interesting concept from LargeXL. They’ve taken both candidates logos and switched the names to that of the other. It really forces you to take a second look, especially if you’re familiar with the logos. Your mind is trying to tell you what it should say, but the names are all wrong (at least that’s how it was for me, maybe I’m just an anomaly).

Either way, it’s a pretty sweet idea. You can grab them for about $22 at LargeXL.

I think Obama / Biden looks better on McCain’s logo than McCain does on Obama, the double C just throws it off.

PS. If you like political shirts, check out my other list of Obama shirts.

Toronto from Burn Suburbia

I’ve previously featured the Newcastle and Phoenix shirts from Burn Suburbia, who, if you may have noticed, design their t-shirts around different cities from around the wall. Their design for Toronto just caught my eye, and I thought it was well worth showcasing.

created in toronto, canada by freshfauxx, this design is inspired by the city’s tedious winter season.

This one will run you $22 and is printed on American Apparel.

Gnome Sayin from Blood is the New Black

Amg! I love this shirt. Let’s start by defining Gnome Sayin, for this who don’t know. From Urban Dictionary, Gnome Sayin is “Proper spelling of the popular phrase “Know what I’m sayin” “.  So now that we have that out of the way, let’s get on to why this shirt is balls to the wall awesome. Essentially, I could sum this up with the fact that it has some sweet looking gnomes  – but not just regular gnomes, they’re gnomes with gold foil bling (yes, real foil). Then you add in the aforementioned phrase and you get total awesome.

Pick it up for $34 from Blood is the New Black.

Hip Hop Hibernation from Go Ape Shirts

The level of awesome of this shirt is pretty damn high. The hat, glasses, big chain, and what looks to be grill (maybe not? You tell me) on the bear all make this shirt quite ill. I guarantee this one sparks some weird conversations/comments.

Pick it up on American Apparel for $18.00 at Go Ape Shirts.

1-2-3-4 W.D.W.Y.F.W. from Retro Campaigns

I haven’t been alive (or even nearly alive) for any of the campaigns featured at Retro Campaigns, so I wasn’t sure what tee to pick when they asked me to review one, as I’ll admit my acquired knowledge of past presidential campaigns is fairly lacking (this sentence sounds awkward, oh well!). I finally settled on this one because it’s not time specific – it’s as relevant today (or nearly) as it was during Vietnam, and it has a good message. If you don’t know what the slogan is, 5 of the words are We Don’t Want Your **** War, I’ll leave you to figure out the fifth in the interest of being work/family friendly.

The shirts are printed on American Apparel, with nice soft prints – just the way I like them. I’d definitely recommend picking these up if you want to show off your political know-how.

I’ll leave you with Retro Campaign’s background of the shirt:

American opposition to the Vietnam War, propelled largely by young adults and college students in small numbers in the mid-1960s, grew into a national phenomenon by the end of the decade and on into the 1970s. As the War pushed seemingly endlessly forward, so did the protests. The draft, first-time-ever television coverage of combat, the Kent State shootings, the My Lai massacre and relentlessly depressing news about the war effort in general contributed to a nationwide beating drum of anti-war sentiment.

Get Your T-Shirt Talk On

Color Overload just wrote to inform me about the launch of their t-shirt forum. They’ve already got 70 members, so if all of those are active it should be some pretty good conversation. Head on over there and get your talk on.

Lion from Kowtow Clothing

Kowtow has some pretty sweet, albeit also pretty expensive t-shirts. I would be happy wearing any one of their shirts (expect the one with naked people, you can check that one out for yourself, it might draw a little too much attention).

That being said, I’d have to pick Lion as my favorite out of their shirts. Unfortunately, it’ll run you $52.50. But it’s still a damn cool shirt, isn’t it?

Kowtow is run by a bunch of artistic and creative folk who are dedicated to making people look great and leaving their conscience free from worries!

Every single Kowtow garment is designed and tailored with comfort and longevity in mind.

ALL OUR GARMENTS ARE CERTIFIED FAIRTRADE AND ORGANIC by the Fairtrade Labelling Organisastion and certified organic by the Control Union Group.

The Geometry Tee from Beautiful Decay

I’ve just started poking around the Karmaloop store because I like a lot of the brands/tees on there. This one caught my eye right away (I almost went straight there from the designers tab at the top). I’ve featured some stuff from Beautiful/Decay before, but I think this one is actually cheaper being sold from Karmaloop, or the same price at the very least.

I love the detail of the design, you can really tell a lot of work was put into it. Pick it up for $27 at Karmaloop. Use rep code CR21657 for 20% off your order, making this even nicer.

PleaseDress.Me – A T-Shirt Search Engine

I just saw this on Digg. Looks like a pretty cool concept. You can search by tag, color, and price. I haven’t looked around too much, so I’m not sure what their selection is like (let me know in a comment if you feel like digging around).

I give them extra points for their use of the newly released .me domain extension.

Say Cheese! from LuckyStripes

This is the ultimate picture taking tee! Exploding out of the lenses is a watercolor ghost Cheesin’ for the camera!

I’m severely disappointed that this shirt is sold out in guy’s medium. I can sometimes squeeze into a guy’s small, so I’m actually debating buying that and hoping it works out.

Pick it up for only $15 on sale at Lucky Stripes. Poke around and check out their other designs to, they’ve got some good ones (they’ll probably be written about by me eventually either way).