In 2009, business partners, the founder of Damascus, Nate Khouli and Josh Lyon, made the benighted decision with no experience or background, to unknowingly propel those head first into one of the most saturated and emulous markets in busines apparel. They expressed their creativity by designing T-shirts for their friends, family and people around San Diego.
They get their inspiration from everyday life; they focus on what is thrown in front of them that many others fail to see. Hip and urban phrases, like “live now, die never,” and “It’s nice to like,” or “rage harder,” song lyrics, and random pictures of women are just the beginning of how Damascus finds inspiration in an urban city with so much to offer.
Their line for the end of this year was all around 80s and video games. That’s why they made the Japanese letters that stand for “Live Now, Die Never.” They wanted their shirt to be a Sega Genesis start screen before the game begins. Most importantly, this line celebrates their primed accession to the Men’s Apparel industry.
Fashion and music lovers in Bury St Edmunds can now support charity and their favorite bands at the same time. This is all thanks to Out of the Woods Clothing a new local business with national ambitions.
Out The Woods Clothing is an independent clothing label, innovative clothing range selling quirky graphic T-shirts where 100% of British Heart Foundation. This concept uniquely fuses fashion, music and charity, and is all set up by four friends who are still at university, Richard Mutimer, Olly Page, Andy Waterhouse and Oli Shilling, from Bury St Edmunds.
DR POPCORN APPAREL (or DPA) is a Sheffield based independent clothing company. Despite a large amount of doubt surrounding the appeal and sinister aesthetic of the designs, DPA believes that going against the grain and offering an alternative to the mainstream is the best way to connect with those who carry the same believe.
I know it seems dark and gloomy surrounding the art on the shirt but if you stare for another second — you will see a story that’s trying to convince you to embrace the untold journey.
Life may bring sorrow and grief, have you ever feel that your universe sometimes just unfairly concise?
Daily struggles and even hurt the body, mind, constant exhaust.
No place to hide from such situations, not even a heaven on earth.
But then I realize — nobody deserve to live in fear . So, take your own brush then paint your own universe.
Just like a piece of art — choose your theme — and don’t be afraid leave your mark and follow your dream.
And don’t forget to enjoy the painting process, make sure it’s the best part.
Oh, a little bit messy means you learn something new along the way.
*I know it’s not often me being poetic, but I’m fine. Really*
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.).
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.
When cost of entering the University was raising, Michael Barnes decided to something that will earn him an experience like starting a little business.
He’s hoping to create a portfolio from the school prefer that most of him portfolio to be designs from Industry Apparel — an independent clothing brand which sells items designed and created in the United Kingdom — since all artworks are created by himself which is then handscreen printed in Cardiff, UK team of printers. Kill two birds with one stone.
A new clothing label, named Framed Clothing Co. was born in January 2012 thanks to Brooklyn, New York-based freelance designer, Saxon Campbell. By visualizing inspirational messages (like “Dressed to Kill”), photography, illustrations, and sometimes-humorous themes, on its tee shirts — Framed Clothing is trying to spark at least one interest for each individual that inspired by its collection.
More tee shirts from Framed Clothing…
Fred Quemener created Hellbound, a complex artwork of disfigured face vectorized by interlocking cuts graphics. The graphic shows interplay between mystical iconography of the stained glass and layered textures and hybrid silhouettes. It also confronts several paradigms for questioning outside the imaginary spectrum. Confused? Don’t be (because I am!). Just enjoy the artwork by wearing it in screen printed tee shirt — only 50 pieces sold at Phenum.
There’s two good news from Lazy Oaf. Firstly, they’ve just dropped brand new SS12 collection of four new styles for girls and three for boys.
On Women’s side, you get fruits, flowers and faces covering a drop waist dress, crop tees — while on the boy’s side we have some good-looking graphic tees like Barf and Twitcher.
Secondly, If you want to be amongst the first to see Lazy Oaf’s new collection, you can come to SS12 Collection Launch Party at 19 Fouberts Place Store next Thursday, 23rd February 2012. Details are on the blog.
Lazy Oaf: New SS12 Collection / Website / Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr
Before that, check out the whole new tees over here
Here it goes another Indonesia-based clothing brand that makes me proud as it goes global. SKY International Clothing was started back in 2010 when making its T-Shirt line Debut at Metro Department Store Outlets across Indonesia. The concept of SKY was actually a brainchild of Designer (who prefer not to be mentioned here) from Los Angeles with a vision that the “Sky Is The Limit” when it comes to ideas, design and fashion. Some designs combine today’s and yesterday’s pop culture with illustrated characters like Pets of Paris and Hitler’s Demons, while the other range is helping you to get attention with creative words-play and jokes.
SKY : Website / Facebook / Twitter
After this, some tee shirts that I really like to have
Enclothe‘s Paradox is a hell good tee shirt with illustration that speaks about human-universe paradox unsurely. Through this tee shirt, perhaps, Jerry Maninang has something to be spoken quietly about characteristics of human behaviour. It’s about the vast majority of people in the world today that are failing to achieve their full potential, happiness, wealth, health and desires through a complete lack of understanding of the way in which the Universe operates — illustrated with nature-life its immutable, perfect, loving way. Damn, too serious for Valentine’s Day!
Eight neat-simply-bold tee shirts have just been released by Manchester-based indie clothing label, Origin68, along with brand new website. Origin68′s new Spring/Summer range of tees combine minimalist design and passionate message that express a response to the environment, history, culture and society around the label. All designs are printed on Earth Positive 100% Organic shirts, with a 90% lower Carbon Footprint — featuring 3 new tees designed by Si Scott, Steven Bonner and Indonesian-artist Rizki Katamsi.
ORIGIN68: Website (Lookbook) /
I really envy an indie publisher which successfully manage its own fashion business, like having its own clothing line. Sure they will get an initial traction by exposing to its subscriber but only a few stay there and stand strong for some time.
And Loyal K.N.G is one of few indie publisher that is currently on both business. I hope the clothing line will be last for long. Because getting people to buy and wear your “logo” tee shirts is not an easy task — especially when you have to play around the logo nicely without getting people to think: nah, another chauvinism logo tee shirt.
Loyal KNG: Website / Online Store
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.
The Reliquary T-shirt by killing-duo Motorbot and Hydro 74 (a.k.a Joshua M. Smith) has blown me away with this all-included creepiness and the ungodly secrets. What’s in there? The bird-small bones of a smashed pickled punk or two, larvae, a wad of sweaty cash, and a whole treasure trove of bits and scraps gathered on a La Muerta Carnie’s late-night travels.
They all come for you in a awesome package from La Muerta’s American Apparel T-shirt. What’s your chance to own it? ONLY 25 PIECES WERE PRINTED!!
Buy (pre-order): The Reliquary T-shirt ($25) / La Muerta
I don’t understand a single heck about illuminati and the theory of conspiratorial organization that mastermind almost of all events and control world affairs through governments and corporations to establish a New World Order.
In a second, I thought BORO’s new collection entitled “Leoni di Marmo” has something to do with illuminati but it convinces me the four elements actually has different meanings: 1) The Cosmos, through the light, goes beyond the Time 2) The Time, through the memory, blows into the matter 3) The matter, through the gaze, splits herself out in: vision, perception and dream 4) The vision, the perception and the dream, through the symbols, solder themselves, becoming the image of the Cosmos.
Confused? Don’t be, just wear!
Boro: Website / online Store /
A tee shirt from Dress Royale illustrates capitalims in a very cynical way.
Some people agree that global capitalism isn’t working for the American middle class, it makes multinational companies more productive, but the benefits are mostly being enjoyed by the C-suite. The middle class, meanwhile, is struggling to find work, and many of the jobs available are poorly paid.
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 /