8.31.2014

NO FUN PRESS "GIMME THE LOOT" & "BOX LOGO" PATCHES

http://nofunpress.com/products/6629887-gimme-the-loot-patch
http://nofunpress.com/products/1041061-embroidered-patch
Taking advantage of the Labor Day sales going down this weekend, I finally procured Gap's 1969 indigo denim bomber jacket which I've been eyeing for the past couple of weeks. Seeing that it's criminal not to put at least one patch on a denim jacket, I spent an hour after that searching for some embroidered flair that would ensure this new coat fit my style. I found exactly what I needed over at No Fun Press. The first patch I dropped in my cart was the Biggie homage, "Gimme The Loot," followed by their "Box Logo." I plan on sewing the first over where the left pocket would normally be, and the second rectangular one on the opposite sleeve. In addition to patches, the brand also offers a bunch of sick pins and apparel. Give it all a look over at nofunpress.com.

8.30.2014

CHRIS PIASCIK "PLEASE DON'T KILL MY VIBE" VIA COTTON BUREAU

https://cottonbureau.com/products/please-dont-kill-my-vibe
Chris Piascik's "Please Don't Kill My Vibe" from Cotton Bureau is backed and all ready to go to print, but you can still get in on the action before the purchasing window closes at 1pm EST on Monday, 09.01.14. As always Chris' typography is on point, and I think we can all get behind his anti-buzzkill message. Visit the Cotton Bureau site to snag this excellent tee before it's too late.

8.25.2014

JULIENTEES "SPACE FIGHT" VIA TEEPUBLIC

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=648884&b=18545&m=5108&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Eteepublic%2Ecom%2Fshow%2F51275%2Dspace%2Dfight
The first place I discovered independent artists creating incredible and off the wall t shirts was Threadless. It was definitely the gateway to my t shirt addiction. The idea that anyone could submit a design and the community would then vote to decide what was printed was (and still is) really cool. I found myself buying a new shirt almost every week, and even joined their "shirt-a-month" club. My tastes have since changed a little since then, but the caliber of art has remained almost unchanged. The classics continue to blow my mind, and I still make a purchase from them every few months.

Julien Croyal's (aka JulienTees) "Space Fight" breathes new life into two of the most recognizable designs. He's pitted them against one another in a videogame-esqe battle for t shirt dominance. You can find it now in the JulienTees' TeePublic shop with the option of four different color blanks.

8.22.2014

UNITED PIXELWORKERS "FUTURA SERIES"

http://www.unitedpixelworkers.com/products/futura-series-standard-issue
http://www.unitedpixelworkers.com/products/futura-series-seattle-local-206
http://www.unitedpixelworkers.com/products/futura-series-denver-local-303
http://www.unitedpixelworkers.com/products/futura-series-milwaukee-local-414
http://www.unitedpixelworkers.com/products/futura-series-minneapolis-local-612
Like a third jersey on any given Sunday, United Pixelworkers' "Futura Series" tees are in-your-face alternatives of some of their most popular Local tees. Driven by the brand's updated take Futura Extra Bold Condensed, each "Local" design is printed in fan favorite colors on sporty athletic gray blanks. The first six cities are no longer available, but 10 new ones are still available. The clock runs out soon on this newest round though, as the pre-order period ends Monday, 08.25.14 at 2pm EST. Head over to the United Pixelworkers' shop right now and show some hometown love. If your city didn't make the cut this time around, fret not, the "Futura Series - Standard Issue" shirt is just as badass. 

8.21.2014

BENJIE ESCOBAR "INFINITY PIZZA" & "BURGER" SNAPBACK CAPS

http://www.hutchla.com/products/infinity-pizza-hat-snapback
http://www.hutchla.com/products/burger-hat-snapback
So I've been on the prowl for a new hat and during my search I stumbled upon these two new food-centric snapbacks from artist Benjie Escobar. The "Infinity Pizza" and "Burger" caps are not only well executed designs; close up product shots reveal some first-rate embroidery. You can almost taste the sesame seeds sprinkled on the top of that "B." Both are available exclusively through Hutch LA for $30 apiece, and the first 10 orders will be blessed with a free signed risograph and lapel pin from Escobar.

8.19.2014

TIMBER! "NERVOUS CUTDOWN"

https://www.etsy.com/listing/200058809/nervous-cutdown-on-white
One reason I enjoy camping is that it gives me an excuse to abandon my cell phone and computer for the weekend. Sometimes you just need to "unplug" and appreciate the analog world that's out there. One thing I can't sacrifice though is my radio, as the music adds to the relaxation factor. TIMBER!'s "Nervous Cutdown" is for those of us with an affinity for the outdoors and an appreciation for good music. Not only do I consider this design to be among the best Black Flag tributes (right down to the title), but I also like that artist Chad Eaton's hypnotic woodgrain line work is center stage. You can find this new tee and five others right now in the TIMBER! Etsy store, also joined today by a "hairy" new 2015 calendar.