Those absurd red hats make any Devo themed t-shirt automatically interesting. I suppose that’s a good thing for this Whip It t-shirt from Goodie Two Sleeves. You can show your Devo appreciation by buying it for $24.95 at the Goodie Two Sleeves store.
Music T-Shirts Archive
You may remember Foster the People’s catchy song Pumped Up Kicks from last year. Well, it turns out that Threadless recently held a design competition for Foster the People t-shirts. They chose four designs, of which “Torches” is definitely my favorite (though the other designs are also well done). You can buy the shirt for $19.50 at the Threadless store. Check for some Threadless coupons to save some money.
Also check out the zoomed in version of the shirt to catch all the cool little details:
You may know Society 6 from their awesome collaboration with Threadless. They’re much more than that though, and they have a ton of original content that is really great. I was just browsing their shirts and, while I like a whole heap of them, this shirt really stuck out to me. It’s Notorious B.I.G.’s song, Big Poppa, translated into French. With French being the language of love (supposedly), this is hilarious. The concept is brilliant, and this t-shirt rules.
You can buy French Poppa for $18.00 at the Society 6 store. They print on American Apparel and are offering free shipping until Sunday. Check out the rest of their stuff, because it’s awesome. You can also wait for it show up on troundup, because it definitely will.
Pop Chart Lab is an incredibly interesting brand that just released four awesome new designs. Their designs remind me of really detailed infographics, but made into t-shirt form. As Aileen informed me, all their shirts require hundreds of hours of research to get all the details right. These are no mere shirts. They have shirts exploring and mapping things like rap names, beer, movie monsters. All are incredibly detailed and accurate.
All of those are very cool (and will be posted about in the future), but this design showcasing famous haircuts from music is definitely my favorite. It has every relevant person on it. I won’t even try to list all the names, but if someone is notable and in modern music, they’re probably on the shirt. Shirts like these are always great for wearing, as you’ll definitely get tons of attention and people looking at your shirt. I like this design very much–it’s a cool concept, and it’s executed well down to the very last detail. Good stuff.
You can buy this shirt for $18.00 at Pop Chart Lab’s store. You can also zoom in on the shirt to see every haircut in detail. While you’re over there, be sure to check out all their other cool stuff as well.
DoomCMYK, an artist who I think I’ve featured before (not entirely sure, though), has this awesome design called Hyrulogic. Hyrulogic is a mix between Zelda and Daft Punk, which pretty much guarantees that it’s going to be an awesome t-shirt. I’m not sure if there’s a connection beyond both subjects being super cool, but either way, I dig this design. Very nice job on the shirt.
Zamforia is a t-shirt/clothing company from the Boston area (Quincy, MA to be exact). They started out designing t-shirts that expressed “love” in different languages. They have since expanded a bit, with one of those expansions being this and a couple other band/music t-shirts. It’s a combination of their “love” theme with a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. I think the design looks great. There’s a lot going on, but it all pulls together well. The back of the shirt shows the sheet music to Hendrix’s “Bold as Love”, while the front has a ton of awesome stuff going on (go to the site to see it in greater detail). There’s also a tiny Michael Jackson hidden at the bottom.
I’m a white college student, so I think i’m almost obligated to like Childish Gambino. With that aside though, I do enjoy a lot of his stuff, especially when he raps over Grizzly Bear. For some reason I like to listen to it while I work–I feel more productive, and that is a great feeling to have. Anyway, I thought I would share this Childish Gambino t-shirt with you guys ’cause it’s pretty cool. You’ve got “Childish Gambino” on the front, and a white silhouette of Donald Glover on the back. The back reminds me a bit of the Kid Cudi t-shirt I wrote about a while back–I think it’s pretty cool.
If you enjoy Childish Gambino you can grab this tee for $28.00 from the I Am Donald store. The price is a little steep, but if you’re a more dedicated fan than myself you might not mind that. Here’s a track from Donald that I enjoy–he’s rappin’ over Sleigh Bells in this one.
P.S. I think part of the reason why I like him is that he’s in Community. Otherwise, being honest, I might not care that much.
P.P.S. Sorry for the tiny image–it’s all that I could find.
I’ve really been enjoying the Insound and Delicious Design band t-shirt collaboration. Therefore, when I saw their newest release was for a band I really like, I was super happy. The fourth installment of their collaboration is a great t-shirt for the band Smith Westerns, who hail from Chicago. Smith Westerns is one of the small number of modern bands I own on vinyl–I enjoy their first album that much. I’m going to be super happy to add this t-shirt to my collection as well. If you’re looking to a song to check out, I would recommend Be My Girl. It’s definitely one of my favorites from their discography.
So after all that textual praise of Smith Westerns, let’s talk about Insound and Delicious Design’s actual t-shirt. The design is called Ying-Yang Basketball, and if you look at it, that’s exactly what you’ll see. I’m not sure why they chose a ying-yang basketball (maybe I’m not up on my Smith Westerns biography and details), but I think the design comes off super cool and retro looking. I probably wouldn’t like these particular colors on most t-shirt designs, but I do like how they used it for this shirt. I think it came off great.
So, check out the Smith Westerns if you haven’t already, then buy this design for $19.99 at Insound. It’s a very limited edition t-shirt. Insound is also currently offering 15% off all their t-shirts, which would make the design only $16.99. You can then use our 10% off Insound coupon to lower the price even further ($15.30 I believe).
I can’t wait for the next Insound/Delicious Design release–I’ve been loving all of them so far.
I was browsing around Sub Pop earlier today amassing an overflowing cart of awesome vinyl albums, when I came across this gem of a t-shirt. It’s got one of those wacky characters that I love so much. I also am a fan of the “down for life” slogan. I dunno, I just like it. This shirt was originally released at the Pitchfork Festival. Now, I may have a simmering dislike (I didn’t say hatred!) for Pitchfork, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dig this shirt. Plus, I love Sub Pop, and that’s the actual name on the t-shirt. I love them not only because their awesome lineup of bands, but because they still churn out really cool vinyl releases.
You can grab this design for $18.00 at the Sub Pop store. It’s printed on a white American Apparel 50/50 blend t-shirt. The designer is Ryan Duggan, from Chicago. I’m gonna try to find some more of his stuff–I’m hoping he designs t-shirts fairly regularly.
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.