Archive for March 2010
Like I mentioned my post about Johnny Cupcakes’ Suitcase Tour, there will be tour exclusive tees sold at the stops. Miami is very lucky because there will be a super limited edition tee in addition to the tour exclusives. This shirt is a collaboration between Johnny Cupcakes and Friends With You. If you don’t know about Friends With You, you should check them out right away. This group of artists produces some awesome art and toys!
The shirt will be limited to 50 copies, so if you want one, you better show up nice and early to the Miami stop of the Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour on Saturday, April 10!
Although the new site isn’t up yet, SEIBEI did just release a couple of new tees! There’s a tee called “I’M FAT LET’S PARTY” that I particularly love. David’s (the insanely cool owner of SEIBEI) description for this tee says the following:
This is a shirt for the fat kid in all of us (or, like me, the fat kid that I am every day).
Don’t hate. Show your love for the wonderful fat person you are, the wonderful fat person you are inside, or those wonderful fat people close to you. I’M FAT. YOU’RE FAT. LET’S PARTY.
Although I wear guys small, I love that this tee’s message isn’t necessarily about physical size. Instead, it’s about the digging deeper to express our love for delicious foods like chips, cookies, and all kinds of tasty treats. I’m definitely a fatty at heart, so let’s party!
Head over to SEIBEI to pick up some fun new tees today and save 10% by using the coupon code “LTT” at checkout.
Vicious History is not only a catchy name but also a company that sells some pretty sweet tees. The store just launched this year and the line is looking rather promising so far. My favorite shirt from the shop is a piece designed by Keaton Henson titled “General Mutton.” I don’t know what he has accomplished, but General Mutton looks like a very respectable man. The small red tattoos on his face and hands make this an even more interesting piece. I also really like how the Vicious History logo is a part of General Mutton’s attire and how the brand name is placed in an unconventional location.
If you shop at Fuzzy Ink from now until April 4th, you’ll have a shot at winning a free tee or even an Easter basket of Fuzzy Ink awesomeness! Just purchase any non-sale tee and check below the label to see if you find a screen printed egg. If you find an egg, you’ll receive a free tee. If you’re lucky enough to find the golden mustached egg on your shirt, then you’ll get a huge basket of goodies from Fuzzy Ink! When you find your egg, all you have to do is take a picture with your hidden egg and send it in to claim your prize.
Get in the hunt now by picking up some sweet new tees at Fuzzy Ink! Loving This Tee also has a coupon code that you can use for 15% off your order. Just type in “FuzzyLoving” at checkout.
For more details on the egg hunt, check out the Fuzzy Ink blog.
If you haven’t heard, Johnny Cupcakes is heading out on a countrywide tour starting this Friday! The first stop will be in SoHo, NY on April 2, and the tour will end with Johnny back at his Boston shop on May 9. At each stop, Johnny Cupcakes will be setting up shop at various businesses, including bakeries and art galleries. What’s neat is that Johnny will be selling tour-exclusive items right out of his suitcase, something that he did back when the company was just getting its start. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to finally getting to meet Johnny! If you’ve followed me since Day 1, you’ll know that I attended one of the Johnny Cupcakes lectures back in May of 2009. It’ll all come full circle when I see him again this May!
As I mentioned earlier, there will be six exclusive designs sold at the stops, along with some other tour exclusives. Johnny put up a sneak peek on his site earlier. I’m really excited to see all of these in person!
Check out this promotional video for the Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour:
For more information on dates and locations of the Johnny Cupcakes Suitcase Tour, please head over to www.johnnycupcakes.com/tour/
This post is coming a bit late in the evening since I’ve been out and about, but I just had to write about today’s Teefury shirt, so here it is!
“Hybrids” is one of the coolest concepts I’ve seen involving cars and it takes hybrid vehicles to a whole new level. Ste7en has done an amazing job depicting well-known automobiles like the Volkswagen Beetle and Ford Mustang in this colorful illustration. Wouldn’t it be neat if we saw these half vehicle, half animal hybrids in real life?
You only have until midnight tonight (Eastern Time) to pick up “Hybrids” at Teefury. It’s a sweet $9 deal if you ask me!
Bunny 1: “Oh, hai!”
Bunny 2: “What are you doing there?”
Bunny 1: “Looking into a telescope. All I see is this big eyeball. I think you need a refund!”
The newest addition to the Tilteed catalog is Greg Abbott’s “Spyglass.” I have never been disappointed with a Greg Abbott piece, and “Spyglass” continues that streak. Bunnies are cute and fluffy and just plain awesome, and the color choices make this piece even more pleasing to the eyes. One thing that I love about Greg’s work is that he always chooses color combinations that you don’t see on a regular basis, and these colors always end up going together extremely well. I only have one brown t-shirt in my entire tee collection, and Tilteed definitely makes me want to add “Spyglass” to that list!
Since this is a catalog piece, that means “Spyglass” is currently on pre-order at Tilteed for $12 until a new tee goes up. It will go up to $18 after this period, so make sure you snatch one before the sale price goes away! There are also coupons that you can use: “LovingThisTee” will take $2 off any order (non expiring), and “SpringWoot” will get you $8 off of your purchase of 2 or more tees (until the end of the month)!
I am always on the lookout for unique one-color designs. While there are plenty that aren’t all that special, sometimes you’re lucky enough to come across a piece that lures you in like an ice cream truck on an unbearably hot day. I’ve found the perfect example to show you today.
Check out “Toro” from Designkins. The print is all black and the character is relatively simple in terms of its shape and minimal details. While there aren’t any particularly intricate elements to help keep me focused on the illustration, it seems as though I do not need said elements. I already can’t stop looking at this shirt. The character is just so unique! His huge torso and biceps do not physically match his long and lanky legs, but they somehow fit together perfectly to form such a cool being. This tee manages to be loud without being obnoxious and this is something that I will applaud.
It looks like these mice have teamed up to show this curious cat a lesson in the latest Tilteed Limited tee. “El Plan” is designed by the incredible Wenceslao Almazan and shows a kitty that’s about to get a horrible headache. I don’t generally feel bad for kitties in these kinds of situations, but I sure feel bad for this unlucky fluffball. Poor kitty!
If you love this piece as much as I do, then head on over to Tilteed to pick it up for just $12! As always, you can use the code “LovingThisTee” to save $2 during checkout. You have less than 24 hours left, so don’t miss out on this fun design!
While you’re there, you can also check out my little interview with Walmazan. He’s awesome!
Threadless is celebrating its 10 year anniversary today with a HUGE SALE!! All tees have been marked down to $10 and all hoodies are now $30! This sale will only last until Saturday morning, so pick up your favorites before your size runs out.
I don’t think I learned about Threadless until around 2005, and I’m glad to have been able to watch this company grow to what it is today. Happy 10 years of being awesome, Threadless!