Meet Catherine Mc Daid, seamstress that love animals and quirky things, and Jason Ruddy, a writer and illustrator from Buckinghamshire that love to draw weird and wonderful things, and like to write stories for children.
Together they collaborate under the name of Monster Riot to make some delightful illustrations and handmade creature in order to conquer the world. One of their uber-cool T-shirt featuring , cinema-goers, happy-tralala Monster in his 3D spectacles. Gotta bite this cute creature first before they bites you!
The Shadow Puppet is a clothing brand that was created in September 2009 that features visions and images of Indonesia’s culture and folklore to inspire and motivate people to love their own culture. Just like wayang, standard modern daily Javanese and Indonesian vocabulary of shadow puppet, (wayang is most often associated with the puppet itself or the whole puppet theatre performance), most of the shadow puppet designs are adaptations of the classic Indonesian epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
Do you ever know a very intelligent individual with a low profile? Or a super smart person with credentials to prove it but doesn’t give the impression of a ridiculously smart human being? Well, we called it Nerd Monster, especially if s/he only has one eye but ridiculously huge brain-juice.
Battle of the Depths came forth from wanting to design an elaborately detailed tee shirt depicting an epic battle between Megalodon and Leviathan. Megalodon is a prehistoric Shark which is regarded as one of the largest and most powerful vertebrate creatures to have lived. Leviathan is a giant biblical sea creature mentioned in the books of Job, Isaiah, and Psalms, which is also known as one of the Seven princes of Hell- Envy.
Buy: Battle of the Depths T-shirt ($20)/ Horizon Clothing / Facebook / Twitter
If you’ve been around the art t-shirt scene for a while, then you’ll know that Craig Watkins (Wotto) is a pro at putting doodles on a tee. Now these aren’t your ordinary cruddy doodles on scrap pieces of paper (what mine are like). Instead, they are characters full of life and personality. Each one is different from the next, and the possibilities are endless for Wotto and his creature creations. For the next 3 days, Tilteed is showing off some of Wotto’s fine monster making skills by featuring a super limited edition design called Monsterous ($12).
What I especially love about Wotto’s doodle-riffic designs is the fun that I have picking out a few favorite characters. One of my favorites in this illustration is the little ghost near the bottom left corner. He looks so curious with his little top hat and well-groomed mustache. I also like the monster in the top right corner because he reminds me of the many hipsters that I see roaming around Portland, OR.
Monsterous ($12) is now available for purchase for the next three days at Tilteed. Act fast, because these monsters will run off to an unknown destination at Noon Pacific Time on Thursday, September 23, never to return again. Now’s your chance to have some monsters in your closet. Don’t worry, they won’t bite!
Have you stop your activities for a moment and think about life? Oh… you’re too busy to do that! Most people would answer the same. That’s why this t-shirt from Here It Self would remind you to feel Life Itself. The t-shirt, priced at only $19, try to tell you something about Life: “Birth, followed by random moments of creativity and constant confusion. A losing battle.
Let’s focus on the creativity and not the confusion. The color is nice, blue and white, remind me of ‘Blue Screen’ situation on my PC when something bad happened.
I also love this Strange Aquatic tee ($24). It’s a design by Eric Fan aka opifan64 of Canada. Printed on our very-own itself white basic t-shirt with water-based inks. Ultra soft, 4 color print. It’s a perfect fit, comfy & wide neck, thin neck rib, non-irritant, printed label. The printed aquatic art is very nice!
Itself is a group of creative individuals searching for the perfect fit for everyday clothes… while collaborating with up-and-coming designers from around the world for limited edition designs. Check out more new stuff from Itself tees here. After buying their tee, you can also submit your photo using your new Itself t-shirt to get more coins & free stuff! That would be exciting.
*don’t miss their recent special offer: FREE Shipping on orders over $60!
I always easily fall in love with full illustration t-shirts, and these tees from MonsterThreads, that offers not only full illustration but also edgy style, has won my attention immediately. Check out this cute tee shirt with big Owl in boxer illustration. You’ll like it for the concept, for the perfect illustration, good colors, and nice 100% cotton tee.
Who knew! MonsterThreads is build from the collaboration of international illustrators and designers such as g.s.f. (a colab based in Bangkok), Nicolas Gouny (France guy), Jacqueline Pytyck (based in Canada) and Raquel Aparicio (Spain). Monsterthreads pay no attention to trends, focusing instead on mixing fun and sophistication to constantly create exciting and original collections, season after season. Good job guys!
Another great t-shirt by MonsterThreads is Ace. It’s like putting the Ace card in a t-shirt, only, using the more contemporary illustration style. The result is a very sophisticated and unique t-shirt to wear!
My favorite from all of MonsterThreads t-shirts is Hanging Thing. Basically a different point of view of designing a tee. The illustration is actually drawn to ‘hang’ around the t-shirt neck line. That’s awesome!
Monsterthreads is also producing a range of high quality apparel including tee shirts, singlets and hoodies. Which one you like best?
Blake is a contributing blogger from You Design It, a company that specializes in custom t-shirt printing. This post has been edited by Rangga.
It’s that time again where we scour the t-shirt blogosphere for the articles that we think deserve a second look. Hopefully for some of you, it will be the first time you have seen them. For the ones you have seen before, take another look….there’s inspiration in these posts:
Here’s the latest news from the Madrid, Spain-based clothing label — the kingdom of all fun, one-of-a-kind characters — Tolky Monkys: huge sale is happening at its online store, giving in Cottonable readers discounts up to 50% off on all items from boys and girls T-shirts, polo shirts, and even hoodies (except posters and metro-wallets). Just use this magic words (coupon code) when you check out: RECOTTONABLE and mighty 50% discount is yours. But be quick, first this coupon expires on October 1st, 2009; and second, only the first 5 readers will take advantage of it.
Tolky Monkys — run by trio Hernán Carpintero, Paco Pereira (the graphic artist), and Néstor Tejero — is a big believer of a world where ideas come to life in the form of strange beings. These guys imagine and experimentally create (draw) weird creatures… and once conceived, they produce their own stories and experience their own adventures. A monsters collection? You can’t miss Tolky Monkys tee shirt collection!