Get Nifty is being created in the heart of San Francisco, California by Happy Koalas in partnership with the design expertise of Rocdove. Get Nifty is an online webstore selling short-sleeve with a twist. Buy the least popular graphic T-shirt and your next one is free.
Every day, Nifty features its newest graphic tee shirt designs on the front page. The day starts at 12:00:00am America/Los Angeles and ends at 11:59:59pm America/Los Angeles. If on the same day, you placed an order for the least purchased featured tee, congratulations, you will receive a reward for a free one which valid for any item on the site!
Twin Horizon is unique, inspiring, and striking creative collective house born from the minds of an independent group of designers and artists with members here in Shanghai.
Ivan Belcic (Shanghai) and Clem Balanoff (Buenos Aires) met in Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where their collaborations began. With their own line of hand-printed t-shirts coming, Twin Horizon has released their look book of their first line of shirts, featuring designs inspired by some charming local rock bands.
What do the brands MUJI, AGFA, SAAB, IBM, Oral B, BMW, Staples, Kawasaki and Panasonic have in common? Their logos are all designed in the Helvetica typeface, which can be seen virtually everywhere: in print, on the web, in the news and even in the movies (you know, there is a moviel titled Helvetica. A must see!). Since its release in 1957, Helvetica has steadily been one of the most popular typefaces.
Think of the 60’s era and its advertising. What comes to mind? Style? Slick designs? Clean lines? That’s due in large part to Max Miedinger and his Helvetica font design.
Immunity Clothing is a clothing company in Denver, Colorado. Based on the early 80′s hardcore punk scene, a dressed-down style of T-shirts, jeans, and crewcut-style haircuts, which is contrast with the more provocative fashion styles of late 1970s punk rockers(elaborate hairdos, torn clothes, patches, safety pins, studs, spikes, etc.).
Adrian Knopik, co-owner of a creative agency in Poland, Fuse Collective, designed a series of T-shirt designs for polish clothing company Surge Polonia. He was inspired by national polish symbol and glorious moments in polish history.
“The Eagle”, “Poland”, “Polish coat of arms”, and “Eagle for Fan” series are inspired by Orzel Bialy or The White Eagle, the national coat of arms of the Republic of Poland. Legend has says that The White Eagle emblem originated when Poland’s legendary founder, Lech, saw a white eagle’s nest.
How instant anything can be called an “instant”? Is one-minute prepared junkfood can be called instant? Apparently, the guy at !nstant have an idea (now become promise) that is to launch new T-shirt (made in-house) with links to the phenomenon that inspired it — from Steve Jobs to Wall Street and Facebook privacy issue. Some of the designs are normal, some of them are obscene and some of them are just plain weird but they all are based on the news.
!nstant Tees: website / Facebook /
By the way, has pop culture been overrated?
Cannot get much info about Mude from its website. But the black/white-typography T-shirt specialist brings some really fresh perspective on how you see typography designs that make statement. Whether you agree with “Santa Claus is Dead” and “Polaroid Fucks Digital” or not, Mude’s tee shirts are something you want to wear when you want to be noticed fashionably. T-shirts are 100% made in Italy and nothing wrong about that.
Mude: Website / Facebook
What do you do at the age of 15? You either a skateboard’s hipster, Nintendo geek or nerdy bookworm with a huge spectacles. But for Heather Tunches, it was the time to start a company that focus on clothing label — 11:11 APPAREL.
Her inspiration came from her core beliefs and I wanted to share those beliefs with others through positive messages on t-shirts and accessories that I felt would appeal to other people. That’s what you see when you saw a T-shirt that saya “Live With No Regrets” and “Live for Moments like These”. Aprt from the positive movement it tries to create, I have a good impression on everything I see on website: Not bad for a 15 years-old girl. What do you think?
11:11 APPAREL: Website / Tumblr
Cultural Urge is a tiny clothing label by Sebastian who was born in in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew in Australia to where he is still based today. His childhood was spent enjoying cartoons and fictitious worlds were key inspirations that sculpted his interests.
He then picked vocational study through various institutions over the many years in the fields of Fine Arts, Print Production and Graphic Design before began study as an apprentice at the Sydney Institute of Technology and CGC College of East Sydney where he finalized his qualifications as a Graphic Designer.
I don’t have much reference and knowledge when it comes to Italian-based tee shirt labels. It’s obvious that I don’t understand the language but unlike their French and Germany counterpart, Italian-based clothing labels that go international aren’t within my radar as well.
So, I’m very happy when I found Fly&I — a new urban graphic t-shirt label based in Florence, Italy. I like everything I see on its new website: from the cutting of tee shirt and catchy design that represents their passion to other things that they do like short films, sound-mixes from DJs that their support and even design services and collaborations their offer.
Fly&I: Website /
If you have chance to try a vintage-style T-shirt with super soft deluxe bamboo cotton material, it could be from Summerjunk. Apparently, this guy — Jon Clough of Northampton — got serious in producing tee shirt line with a very definitive soft aesthetic appeal. Started from fabric choice, combined with the use of super fine meshes — he tried to create some real high quality products: what Summerjunk want to be perceived as brand.
Summerjunk: Website /
Inspiration for tee shirt design could eventually from every day life — you see moustache and someone already made tee shirt about it, and so TV shows, famous quotes, politics and so on.
Our friend, Mr. Dave Young, even came up with tee shirt brand that inspired by his obsession with tea and his middle name, that’s why he created indie T-shirt brand called Edward Teabelly not along ago, on 1st Dec 2011.
The brands mixes together his passion for pop culture, fashion, movies and my addiction to the hot beverage, tea, among a multitude of other things, which helps Mr. Teabelly brings to life some fun and often strange concepts. It’s like Johnny Cupcakes without a cupcakes but tea.
Edward Teabelly: Website
2 Many Printers doesn’t make a memorable name but it has some really good tees. It was established in Jan 2011 and started as a screen printing company but decided the direction for the company was to go towards tee shirts and collaborate with upcoming and known artists, it incorporates many different styles of work.
If you’re wondering when will owls hang out together take over the parliament or why ferrets are fun, but when a group of them get together it’s all business — you have to give Gaggle of Tees a few seconds to change your perception on how small groups can thrive to make big impacts.
The shirts are based on the idea that groups of animals have cool names – a group of crows is called a murder of crows, a group of owls is called a parliament of owls, etc. With 10% of anything you buy at Gaggle of Tees donated to do-good foundations, you know how good it works. Just make sure you pick the right tee for yourself
Gaggle of Tees: Website
All things are made by human beings — although God and robots might play their parts.
But the the term “hand made by human beings” for Prestigious as a fashion brand means its product were handpicked by individuals and were designed, printed and produced in the United States with utmost respect and care for a DIY ethic and fair labor treatment.
Prestigious is about to help you making a strong statement on that issue with artsy tees — not forget to mention the cool typographic design it has. So, if you’re “in”, better grab one for yourself.
Prestigious: Website /
STUBBORN SIDEBURN is brain-child of Japanense artists, Junichi Tsuneoka, whose focal point is the distintive a style often recognized as “California Roll Stylie,” the result of both a visual and conceptual fusion of Japanese pop culture and American urban culture.
With intention to experiment and explore while giving his “characters” a purpose to live and creating a world for them, Mr Junichi Tsuneoka started STBN SDBN (short for STUBBORN SIDEBURN) just last year. As he told me, his illustration is more into character design driven and it is very good at getting instant attention from the audience.
STBN SDBN tees are all hand-crafted. It’s because Mr Junichi Tsuneoka designed his own neck label and sleeve tag sawn on the tee. Surprisingly, there are only make 24 shirts per design and one of them already worn by Mr Junichi Tsuneoka as he only produces T-shirt if he want to wear it himself.
STBN SDBN: Website / Facebook
76 Garments is clothing brand that stands proudly for goodness, character, authenticity, and always trying to foster a pioneering spirit. Although recently it’s just recently launched, it believes in old roots, considering the mantra it spells
Do it the Hard Way.
Embrace the Truth.
Observe our Past.
Create your Future.
76 Garments: Website / Facebook / Twitter
I Love Antix, also often called simply “Antix”, is a brand that is dedicated and inspired by fun! The brand is self-described as a mix of 80s nostalgia and 90′s rad. However it’s also a brand that is Ultra-Hyper-Super-Mega-High-Fashion which of course, as they admit, doesn’t actually mean anything at all. What you can count on though is fun designs and lots of them.
I Love Antix originally got its start as a small humorus tee sideline project but has since evolved into a full fledge brand with lots of great art and designs.
Space Thrash tee by Chad Manzo is printed on a black shirt in vivid colors. This design depicts an alien “Shredding the Milky Way.” Meanwhile, Adam Vaudin’s Jurassic Thrash T-shirt is just what it should be. Two pterodactyls skating in an Native American styled circle/headdress.
I Love Antix: Website / Facebook / MySpace / Twitter
Bonus review: “Bowling” tee shirt, designed by Craig Robson.
Very very fresh from the oven, XCVB was just started in March this year — it’s run by the boys from Sheffield in the UK. Despited being pretty new to the scene but they are trying to make a name for themselves with original interesting design that consist of design, symbols, typography and (definitely) a sacred meaning behing all of those combination.
Their promise is to constantly evolve to keep XCVB designs fresh. So far they have mainly t-shirts available but are looking to expand into jackets hats shirts and anything else they can get sorted.
Welcome to the field, boys, please impress us!
XCVB: Website / Facebook /
Everything you need to know about Hello Fresco can be summarized into this sentence:
Freshly designed, optimistic, funky tees for your torso, randomly released two at a time!
Started in Brisbane, Australia and ship its tee shirts to any part of the world, Hello Fresco was started as clothing label with speciality in releasing two optimistic tees at random & to make your selection-time simpler than ever.
Hello Fresco: Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter
Design by Humans, one the rare on-going tee shirt design community I would compare the fame Threadless is rolling out some new feature together with the latest website revamp — but not all are new “things”. Accepting Paypal payment should be done long time ago, but the new-way of browsing tee shirt with “check list” button is brilliant although borrowing feature that already exist on some commerce website. Threadless has already adopted this quite some time. And so the reprint-request.