Loving This Tee

Archive for August 2009

Although I wish that most of the cartoon characters within this piece did not face this kind of death, “Toony Fish” by ste7en is quite a creative design. I’m guessing that ste7en has something against Spongebob Squarepants, as all of the main characters (minus Sandy the squirrel) are found inside the can. Poor Patrick has King Triton’s trident stuck in his back, for crying out loud! It also appears as though King Triton ended up killing his own daughter, which doesn’t exactly make sense. What a horrible father! Inside this can of Toony Fish, you will also find characters from one of my Disney favorites, Finding Nemo. This design evokes contradicting reactions from me. I find it funny, yet I’m also appalled by it. I will definitely be reminded of this design when I head to the sandwich shop and order a tuna sandwich. On another note, I’d love to see how kids would react to this tee when they see their beloved cartoon characters dead. Pick up “Toony Fish” at Shirt.Woot today for only $10!

After much anticipation, 2012 Threads has opened its doors, and let me say that the launch does not disappoint! With amazing designs from artists including Collision Theory and Quaker Ninja, 2012 Threads is a company whose designs are inspired by the Mayan speculations on the year 2012. All of the designs have a Mayan art feel, and some reflect the doomsday vision that the year is predicted to bring. One of my favorite designs in the new line is titled “Galactic Alignment.” The sky is falling over a Mayan temple in this beautiful piece by Collision Theory. With a great composition and wonderful color selections, it truly appears as though the world is ending within this illustration. This oversized print looks amazing in the product pictures, and I am completely in love with this tee. Take a look around the 2012 Threads shop and get your hands on “Galactic Alignment” along with other amazing designs before it’s too late!

Tilteed has just released a new tee today by againstbound called “Fear of Flying.” This creative design is well-executed and looks fabulous on a t-shirt. Luckily for this bird, flying is not the only mode of transportation out there. With a fear of flying, how else is he supposed to get around town? Now he no longer needs those anxiolytic drugs to keep him calm, especially during migration. Does this cardinal know that driving is actually more dangerous than flying? I guess we can keep that one a secret! Pick up a copy of “Fear of Flying” for only $12 until Noon PST on August 31 (and $18 after that), and use the coupon “LovingThisTee” to take an additional $2 off!

Milk & Eggs Co. a company that offers an array of simplistic designs. One of my favorites from the store is “Caught Red Handed,” which shows a little person standing with his hands in the air. One of his hands is red, and he’s been caught doing something bad. Was it a cold-blooded murder or just a ketchup squirting accident? I’m just going to say that this little dude is, in fact, a young boy who only wanted a midnight snack. He just couldn’t help getting hungry after 8pm! I love the placement of the design, as it makes the room seem a lot larger and darker.

You can pick up “Caught Red Handed” at Milk & Eggs Co. and create your own version of the story! From now until August 30, you can take an additional 20% off with the coupon code “LOVTHSTEE”!

Back in June, I wrote about a tee from Regal Clothing Co. called “Good Music I Dance No Good Music I Not Dance.” Just a few weeks ago, Regal Clothing was kind enough to send over a copy of the tee along with a bunch of extra goodies. I came home one day and unexpectedly saw a black box in my mailbox shipped all the way from the U.K. At that moment, I had a feeling that I was going to fall in love with this company.

Regal Clothing went above and beyond with their packaging. The tee was neatly folded inside the box and there were promotional cards, a sticker, a button, and two little candies. I’m a sucker for sweets, especially those from a different country, so the two individually wrapped treats were a major bonus.

This is the first time that I’ve received a t-shirt printed on Continental, and I’m very happy to say that, based on first impressions, I absolutely love Continental blanks! This tee is extremely soft and the fabric is neither too thick nor too thin. After throwing the tee into the wash, it felt even better! The shirt fits well and is not wide and boxy. It’s also not too long or too short.

Regal Clothing

In terms of print quality, the ink is nice and lightweight. The print is oversized and well-centered. There is also a small back print with the brand name. I am extremely pleased with Regal Clothing’s work and I would definitely love to own more of their tees in the future. There are plenty of designs to choose from in the Regal Clothing Co. online shop, so be sure to take a look around and pick up some tees for yourself. I give Regal Clothing two thumbs up!

Simply Complicated is a company based out of Texas, and the best way for me to describe their line is to call it “simply complicated.” Their designs perfectly parallel their brand name, and it’s quite interesting how that works. All of the designs look quite simplistic on the surface, but once you look at the details, they instantly become much more complex. One of my favorite designs is “Iconic,” which features their logo overlaid by an image of the attack on Pearl Harbor. I already love how their logo looks by itself, and this additional powerful image adds a complex side to the piece. “Iconic” is available in both mint and grey (I prefer the mint, since I’m crazy about bold colors). Pick up your very own Simply Complicated tee today and take an additional 25% off with the code “LOVINGTHISTEE”! Shipping is always $2 for domestic orders and $6 for international orders. Simply complicated will be launching a new line soon, so be sure to keep an eye out!

I’ve seen a lot of designs involving koi fish, but none of them have been nearly as amazing as “Koi Twins!” sold at Tilteed. The size of the print is enough to catch your attention, but the details are what make this piece incredible. The colors are bright and perfect for showing how beautiful real koi are. As an added touch of individuality, Adam Vaudin placed symbols on the pair’s heads. These fish must not be nice and peaceful like the other koi, as they bear a three-eyed smiley face and a skull on their respective foreheads. I wonder what it all means! I love the simple strokes and touches of color used to resemble water in the background. This may be my first koi shirt, and it can be yours too for only $12 if you pre-order before 12pm PDT tomorrow (August 19). As always, you can get free shipping by using the code “LovingThisTee”!

Are you a fan of The Simpsons? If you are, I hope that you’ve seen the episode where Homer discovers the box of Mr. Sparkle detergent. The picture on the box that resembles Homer was actually a combination of two different logos, a fish and a light bulb. Modern Classic has created a tee called “Fish Bulb” that shows the Matsumura Fishworks logo on the front and the Tamaribuchi Heavy Manufacturing Concern logo on the back. I suppose if you spin fast enough, these two logos will merge to form Mr. Sparkle. I wouldn’t recommend trying this at home, though!

from episode In Marge We Trust

From "In Marge We Trust"

This design is available in many customizable options at Modern Classic, so pick your favorite and show the world some Mr. Sparkle love!

I will admit that I am quite horrible at video games, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying video game themed shirts. Available at Teefury for one day only, “80 MPH” by davidfromdallas is a shirt that combines Mario Kart with a real-life scenario. In this design, Mario is being ticketed by a police officer for speeding. Since the others who are way ahead of him weren’t ticketed, I’m wondering if this citation is not only due to speeding but also a broken taillight or something of similar nature. Whatever it is, Mr. Policeman needs to make it snappy so that Mario can get back into the race!

$9 at Teefury, available in Mens S-XXL and Womens S-XL

I haven’t fallen in love with many Shirt.Woot tees, but today is the day when the count is raised by one. This tee, titled “Gonna Make You Lunch,” puts a huge smile on my face and I can’t get enough of it. I do wonder what PB’s lyrical skills are like, though. Perhaps it goes a little something like this…

Yo my name is Peanut Butta and this is my jam
Don’t confuse that with the DJ ‘cause his name is really Sam
I’m spitting out these rhymes as you’re making some lunch
Spread me all over yo bread then add the DJ for extra punch
Make sure that we’re even and don’t put too much on
Or your kids will spit it out and say “What’s going on?”
“These sandwiches are whack and I do not like the taste.
Please, Mom, listen to PB&J ‘cause they know how to make it great!”

Who knows… maybe the peanut butter isn’t saying anything at all because he has no mouth and the jelly DJ is playing some trance beats. Regardless of what’s actually going on, I love this shirt!

$10 at Shirt.Woot, available in Mens S-3XL, Womens S-XL, and Kids 4-12

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