I grew up making t-shirts to promote my bands, and then later, to promote my films. I always liked referencing a design that had, at first glance, no connection to what I was promoting (music or film), like an extinct fast food chain or obsolete computer company or Mexican vacation resort.
Yellow Bird Project, a Montreal-based organization, has teamed up with indie rock bands to raise money for charities. The rock bands, including big indie rockers like The National and The Shins, design their own tee-shirt and choose the charities that will benefit from the sales. What a great way to support a band you love and a worthy cause.
The RottenFresh Spirograph Collection is inspired by the classic geometric drawing game that creates Hypotrochoids and Epitrochoids curves by rolling a circle inside or outside of another circle.
So it’s a t shirt? Or is it a respirator? You decide. Either way, it certainly makes for a cool t shirt. Inspired by the act of regularly watching people in workshops substituting a t shirt for a dust mask, the folks at Cohda have taken this habit and turned it into a unique fashion statement. The t shirts are hand screen-printed in the UK and available in Blood Red and Machine Gun Grey. We have them for sale in our online store, with free shipping on all orders.
Barcelona label Kinkiking have launched their new collection, Kinkiking Industries, which consists of four t-shirts representing imaginary businesses. The team behind the label take their visual inspiration from comics, music, design and graffiti.
‘Clothes for people, not hats for cats’. Choonimals started out drawing crazy ass critters on their friends with Sharpies. Now they’re doing the Vans Warped Tour. My favorite t-shirt is ‘Buffaluh-oh’.
Two of the nicest dudes I’ve ever met own and design the ridiculously cool clothing line, Kane & Unke. It’s pretty much all I have in my closet. They used to be sold exclusively at Metropark, but have recently fired up their own online store which I’m told will be up and running around July.
6dollarshirts creates unique t-shirts with artistically complex designs which sell for just six dollars each. In-house graphic designer Jeff T. Owens contributes everything from psychedelic art and mash-ups, such as The Inseminator and Weird Owl, to internet meme characters.
This new t shirt from Australian label Das Monk was designed by Tim Laing, an illustrator working in South-East England who is currently illustrating a trilogy of novels by John Le Carre for The Folio Society.
Here’s Jil, and Jack. I mean, Jackal. They were best friends. Jil loves Jackal, and Jackal? He is just an asshole. Jil always feeds jackal, but Jackal doesn’t care about Jil. He just thinks of Jil as his personal chef. Jil is kindhearted, but Jackal just loves to eat heart. Literally. [Free shipping in our online store]
Meet Barry: half man, half cat. He is a streetside performer by day, a human kidney smuggler by night. His little companion is a shrunken volunteer that was treated badly by Barry. It’s hilarious!
Our friends over at Think Geek recently released the ultimate tee for music nerds. The fully-playable Electronic Music Sythesizer t shirt features ‘eight-voice polyphony, high-quality sampled sounds and stylist retro amp box’. So now you can work on your Flock Of Seagulls covers regardless of where you are.