The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) by Steven Spielberg is a must-watch movie before you meet the end if this year. Lots of surprising actions, amazing scenes and some exceptional moves (and quotes) by Tintin and Mr Haddock — don’t forget Snowy! So glad that the movie has hit Indonesia earlier this month, faster than some countries in region.
Talking about the story, it carefully adapts the classic comic books (by Georges Rémi a.k.a Herge) without letting us guess what will happen next on each scene — even if you’ve read all the Tintin comics.
I believe the reborn of most popular European comics of the 20th century will encourage artists, especially tee shirt designers, to use the young Belgian reporter as inspiration for their upcoming artworks. Just take a look at some that I found (above) on RedBubble, the following is list:
RedBubble: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Youtube
I have some reasons to call Carte Postale as a multi-cultural tee shirt label. First, the name Carte Postale is actually French for Postcard, while it’s actually run by duo Hakim Philip who is originally from Monaco (but lived 10 years in Japan before moving to Singapore) and Singaporean-based Artist / Designer Anwar Rafiee.
Secondly, with duo language website (English & French) and international pop-culture design like Sesame Street Thriller (awesome for Halloween!) and Mummy’s Dummy and another that touches the heart of third world countries like Re: Draw Afrika, it tries to conquer the make the mark in international scene. I believe that its Debut collection can give you some ideas of diversity in Carte Postale’s imagination.
Carte Postale: Website / Facebook / Twitter
The best thing to prepare for the upcoming Movember is a tee shirts with the whole things talking about a super-moustache. Luckily, you have Fuzzy-ink to dress you up some of its latest tee such as Steamboat Stomp, Gentle Giant, Quick-Draw, etc — all came from different perspectives for one purpose: to make the best of the guy with moustache.
Fuzzy Ink: Website / Facebook / Twitter
More words from Fuzzy ink, in celebration of Movember…
The guilt is there, when you left your bread out of nowhere because you’ve forgotten him. Bad! He was lonely and cold, slowly dying but before that… The virus affected him and turned him into a zombie. A zombie bread.
Now zombie bread is trying to take over the world and show his power. First thing first, he want you to get him famous by wearing a tee shirt featuring him. It doesn’t matter if you wear it with distressed denim or BANK Fashions Womens Hoodies, what matter to him is you help zombie bread spreading over his influence and turn every bread in the world into a zombie bread.
Zombie bread is $10 bucks now on Threadless. Only until July, 5th. So you know the rules: slice or die!
Buy: Breaaad! T-shirt ($10
$20) / Threadless
Welcoming a new born t-shirt online store YemaYema! Created by an Atlanta girl Mercedes Crespo a.k.a Yema on March 2010, YemaYema offers us its great urban designs. Started as an Illustrator, Yema made stickers and trading them with the flickr members until she had courage to jump on t-shirt business and created YemaYema.
YemaYema, as Crespo said, is about craziness here and there. She wanted to integrate her obsession of character design and tees to form the most fun and crazy little brand out there.
Since the store opened, YemaYema has 8 gorgeous urban designs you should have. Here I show you two newest YemaYema’s design. Since Yema’s specialty is in urban designs, the title Urban Yema ($15.00) is absolutely matched. This tee was created as an inspiration and admiration for graffiti and urban culture.
And who ever thought that Wotto – Craig Watson has joined Yema? Here he is designing Wotto Yema ($15.00) for all of YemaYema’s fans! This is the perfect collaboration between two great artists that are known for awesome character design into one killer tee!
It is seen that those two designs are urban tees designs that seen from its simple color selection but striking character design, that attract urban teens to wear. Both t-shirts are printed on American Apparel 100% cotton shirt.
Interested? You can see all the YemaYema’s collection here and pick your favorite urban tee!
Some says wearing tee shirts is a matter of expressing oneself while other says you can be a standing, alive canvas of any visual arts that carry implicit messages simple by wearing one. In this case, Blonde Grizzly and its featured artist has produce T-shirt that satisfy both opinion.
Revisting the Konnichiwa Series tees ($30) of Kineda is kinda refreshing. Despite the collection was first launched in Nov last year — I wouldn’t say the sprit of loving Japanese culture itself (combination of anime and the Japanese girls’ style) has expired.
Still available at the Kineda Store for $30 each — men and women size — the three limited edition tee shirts will become collection that any lover of Japanese culture will surely enjoy! Designs are printed on American Apparel 100% cotton tees, using a uniquely bright but soft discharge and plastisol ink blend.
Geez, these two tee shirts makes me sad *getting my tissue*. I’m not saying that I’m working for a big corporate right now. But having full-time job in a digital agency while I have my dream business at the other side makes me worried that I couldn’t realize my own business. It’s really hard to spare the time and too often, I don’t have time just to update this blog.
It could be worse for others who work in large corporate environments, they get sucked into all the atmosphere of get a head, get ahead, promote, promote. Everything measured by money, status and we get caught up in that. When in fact we have to figure out what we really want in our life. You know how some people regret being trapped in the situation at the end of the day.
Well I hope that ‘Unwound’ Tshirt Tri-Blend Grey ($20) and ‘Encased’ Tshirt Tri-Blend Black ($20) from Rob Dobi can always remind me to work my ass off and chase my dream. I hope you do so.
A not so Suh-weet deal from SockMonkee a.k.a Chris Sandlin. Purchasing a Spring bundle of 4 T-shirts will save you $2 (each tee worth $18 each), your time and add immediate satisfaction to your half-brain. If you’re into illustration-ish T-shirt design and never heard about SockMonkee, I bet you’ll thank me and give me that $2.
Being featured in The Art of the T-Shirt MAKI (Laurence King, 2008), 2010 Citrus Cel Animation Festival, Computer Arts Magazine (November 2010 – Issue 181 and (December 2010 – Issue 143), it’s hard to ignore what Chris can do with his pencil and his other weapon of choices. SockMonkee was born to give him another channel to showcase and share his work with others without constraints.
In order to help the Tsunami Victims in Japan, Goodjoe and their community of artists have collaborated to bring the Flying in Unity t-shirt to raise funds. It is their way to show that they do care about Japan. This collaboration design for charity is for sale at Goodjoe for $12.00. 100% of the proceeds will be donated directly to GlobalGiving.org’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
A bunch of great artists participated to make this tee. They are TheInfinityLoop, M.E. Volmar, Chumpmagic, MJ, Philip Lam, Judith Vrba, Kharmazero, Kevlar, Fishbiscuit, Boots, Ndikol, and ThirstyFly. Each of the participating artists created a crane or a bird as a positive thought to send toward the people affected by this disaster. The inspiration comes from Paper Cranes for Japan.
This is a very nice tee made from the deepest of the artists’ heart. It aims to inform everyone that we can help in any way, as best we can. This also shows that we must come together to be able to help others, shown through the different designs of birds, but they remain in one sanctuary.
You can purchase the tee in preorder for $12.00 by March 28 2011, and your tee will be shipped by April 8 2011. For more information, check here. The goal is to raise $1000, so you can help out and get a great shirt at the same time.
It’s been a month since Loviu opened their unique store. Have you visited the store?
Loviu is a shop for limited edition screen printed t-shirts, where you can find new uniqe T-shirts every day. At their store, you can pick any tee you want to wear and pay for €18.00 only. A very good price! And for your information, Loviu sells only t-shirts with a unique design by the talented designers.
These are some unique tees at Loviu.
Do you need more shirts in your wardrobe? I believe that most girls will say YES. So this is your time because Linty Fresh is having a sale! Almost all of their tees have been marked down to $14.99. And there is also a 3 tee bundle for $40.00 only! This is inevitable.
One of my favorite discounted tee is The Most Fantastic Things ($14.99 – on sale!). This is the favorite shirt when it is released for the first time. The contrast of gray and pink colors is nice and makes this shirt look more elegant. Image of the girl that united with parks, gardens and vector lines make it seem mysterious. I love it!
Apart from a mysterious beautiful girl, I found another cute design. It is the collection of fish contained in the Fish, etc. ($14.99 – on sale). This is clearly tells us that in the sea, we not only can find a whale, but also the stingrays, an octopus, a crab, snake, or even bananas and other debris. This is interesting because it makes us love our nature more and more. An effort should be commended.
As I mentioned above, they also have 3 tee bundles for $40 only. Pick your 3 designs and include them in the pay pal note at payment. And be sure your selections are in stock in your size before ordering. Get the bundle and save a bundle!
Linty Fresh is a small apparel brand ran by Eric Terry. Starting from his designing hobby since high school, Eric began attending various design competitions. Found several design wins, then he started to print one of his shirts with his own designs until finally he created Linty Fresh in 2009.
Tilteed is saying goodbye to 2010 and welcoming 2011 with a new Limited design by Jewelwing (Tasha Chapman) called Ghost Ship Dream. Available for only 72 hours, Ghost Ship Dream ($12) features an eerie ship sailing on a dark, moonless night. With only the stars to light their path, the ghostly sailors makes their way to an unknown destination. It doesn’t seem like anyone would want to cross paths with this ghost-commanded ship anyway. One can only imagine how awful the encounter would be. Only if you’re lucky would you survive to tell the tale.
When asked what inspired her to create this t-shirt design, Jewelwing answered the following:
“A Van Gogh quote I read. He wrote in a letter to Paul Gaugin that said, “In my mental or nervous fever, or madness – I am not too sure how to put it or what to call it – my thoughts sailed over many seas. I even dreamed of the phantom Dutch ship and of Le Horla…” I wanted to draw that ship.”
And she did a successful job in capturing the essence of a phantom ship. It’s spooky, yet it invokes your sense of curiosity. I know that I want to learn more about the ship and its crew, but I also know that I would never want to be standing face to face with the vessel.
Pick up your copy of Ghost Ship Dream, Tilteed‘s last shirt of 2010 and first shirt of 2011, before it disappears at Noon Pacific Time on Monday, January 3!
To celebrate the new year, DesignByHumans is having a $12 t-shirt sale until January 9, 2011! What better way is there to ring in the new year than with some snazzy new t-shirts for your wardrobe? DesignByHumans seems to have been having many sales events lately, but keep ‘em coming, I say! The recent shop additions are great, so thanks for being such a great art director, Wotto!
There are many wonderful new selections to choose from since the last DBH sale, including a design that I was rooting for in the DBH 10K, qetza’s Sleepy Tipi. Another one of my longtime favorites, Unleashed Imagination by buko, was also printed since the last sale. Both of these designs are beautiful works of art, and I am very happy to see them leave the mock-up stage and land on some actual tees! And now there’s a sale to boot. I love it!
If you’ve been waiting to add some more oversized prints to your current collection, you’re in luck because DesignByHumans has plenty of those to choose from. The shirts originally range between $19 to $24, so it’s a very nice discount on some many of the designs. Say hello to the Year of the Rabbit in style!
Over the weekend, Tilteed released this month’s contest winning t-shirt design. The Very Greedy Caterpillar by Wotto (Craig Watkins) is the latest addition to the permanent shop catalog at Tilteed. The design is a fresh twist on a popular children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This greedy caterpillar not only eats fruit but also things that we don’t consider to be edible, including a Magic 8-Ball, a wallet, a cactus, and even a ghost!
In his new interview, Wotto describes his process for The Very Greedy Caterpillar:
“This piece has been knocking around my sketchbook since early 2010. I wanted to do something with that character because the book was read to me many times as a kid. I also wanted to show, in a subtle way the perils of greed. It started the same as most of my work, a doodle in my sketchbook. Over time I added in more details and then finally I worked the design up in illustrator. I cut some of the original elements and added in new ones. I also took out the bright colors of the book because I wanted my piece to be a sharp contrast. Not a parody that just tweaks a small area but a parody that takes the guts of the artwork and runs away with it. As with all my pieces I wanted it to have a dark element and also have enough detail so that each time you wear it you find something new.”
Head over to Tilteed to get your copy of The Very Greedy Caterpillar ($12 pre-order/$18) and to check out the rest of the interview with Wotto!
Inner-Monster is back at Tilteed with a third limited edition design called The Odd Couple ($12). If you’re familiar with his artwork, you’ll know that Inner-Monster enjoys creating monsters and robot-like characters. Sometimes he’ll also throw in buildings or people, the former being the case in this particular Tilteed Limited shirt.
I’m loving the couple’s expressions. They look like they’re a bit confused about their whereabouts. Either that or they’re just trying to blend in with the world, although that isn’t working out too well since they stick out like sore thumbs.
When asked to explain what the t-shirt design is all about, Inner-Monster responded with the following:
“I always had a fascination for tag teams. Most of my favorite movies have two main characters. I sometimes feel that the presence of two characters reinforces their personalities. Even if they are pretty much the same, standing side by side, it gives them the opportunity to be more noticeable. The odd couple is also a reference to a great album by Gnarls Barkley. I love his sound.”
So there you have it, The Odd Couple is a shirt featuring two giant skyscraper-like monsters that also references the album where the infectious single “Crazy” came from. A new shirt goes up tomorrow (December 25) at noon Pacific Time, so you have until then to pick this cool one up at Tilteed!
Say hello to a design that will instantly bring a smile to your face! The Seesaw in the Sky ($12) by Jay Fleck is the current Tilteed Limited design, and it’s full of happiness and good fun. Cute clouds? Check. Smiling faces? Check. What more could you ask for? The design is printed on a royal blue shirt, which is surprisingly a first for Tilteed. Knowing that adds to its coolness factor a bit!
Flights would be much more interesting if you got to look outside and see clouds outside having fun like little kids at recess. This is especially true for those extra long international flights. Who knows, maybe after being on a plane for so long, you may already imagine that clouds are living things capable of treating the sky like a ginormous playground. That’s probably much better than if these delusional thoughts were true, though. If clouds actually enjoyed seesawing on aircraft wings, then flying would most likely turn into one of the most dangerous methods of transportation. Not good!
The Seesaw in the Sky by Jay Fleck is available at Tilteed only until tomorrow (Thursday, December 16) at noon Pacific Time. After that, a new limited edition design will be taking its place on the front page.
Have you ever thought of the river as a living, breathing being? It seems like something that would only happen in the movies or in Greek and Roman mythology, but what if you took a trip to go hang out by the water and a giant liquid creature introduced itself? My reaction would be to scream and run away, but maybe you wouldn’t be as freaked out. For all I know, this ferocious looking water serpent could actually be harmless. I still wouldn’t risk shaking hands with it, though.
Printed on what is probably my favorite t-shirt color available at American Apparel, The River’s Fierce Ascension ($12) by Mark Skipper is unique in so many ways. First of all, there aren’t very many designs that will work on this particular shirt color. This illustration, however, is perfect against the mint background. This cool shade makes the setting look very calm and peaceful, which is very fitting because this river completely contrasts those vibes.
As a little fun fact, you may be surprised to learn that Mark Skipper is a tattoo artist by trade. We can see that he’s also a very talented digital artist!
The River’s Fierce Ascension by Mark Skipper is available at Tilteed only until noon Pacific Time on Monday, December 13.
Most of you probably know the story of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet created by Geppetto who wanted to become a real boy. One thing that he’s well known for is his nose; it grows longer every time he lies. Why am I talking about Pinocchio? Walmazan’s Tilteed Limited design called A Hard Winter ($12) features this character!
So what exactly happened here? I don’t know the real answer, but I can postulate…
If you look at the portrait of Pinocchio resting above the fireplace, you can see that his nose is super long and that it does not even fit in the shot. Maybe throwing Pinocchio into the flames was an act of kindness. Perhaps something happened that made his nose grow so much that he could no longer function as a little wooden boy, and this was for some reason irreversible. If this is the case, I can definitely see Geppetto sulking in his favorite seat as he watches his “son” perish in the flames. Jiminy Cricket, on the other hand, could be reaching out crying “Nooooooo!!”
Another idea that I have is that Pinocchio turned into such a troublemaker in trying to prove to others that he was just like any real human. He was stealing left and right and setting everything but himself on fire. This was definitely not the son that Geppetto had wanted, so this was his very last option. Sure, it’s difficult to see Pinocchio die, but if he didn’t do this now, real humans may end up in the very same predicament.
Check out Walmazan’s A Hard Winter ($12) at Tilteed and create your own version of the story!
From now until December 15, ShirtFight is having its last sale ever– a crazy $5 sale!
If you haven’t heard of this brand, it may be because ShirtFight had its last design contest back in September of 2009. Before then, it held weekly (and then eventually bi-monthly) themed contests, similar to Shirt.Woot derbies. Since the shop stopped holding its contests, ShirtFight hasn’t been putting out any new designs since last year. That doesn’t mean that the shirts that are in the shop catalog are any less appealing, though. In fact, many of the designs look just as great, if not even better than I remember. What’s even sweeter for you t-shirt consumers is that they’re now going for five bucks a pop!
Many sizes have sold out for most designs, but if you’re lucky, you can still get some of your favorites. It’s times like these that I wish ShirtFight had a filter for sizes, but since the shirts are going for such a low price, I don’t mind putting in a little extra work to see what’s available. For $5 a tee, you can pick up designs by amazing artists including but not limited to Yonil, againstbound, and alexmdc.
Go get some $5 tees at ShirtFight before they all disappear!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… a flying taxi whale?
A taxi whale. That’s exactly what Tilteed has in store right now! Bad Ass Taxi Whale Roaming the Sky without Lucy nor Diamonds ($12) by Plushu is the current Tilteed Limited design. First off, isn’t the title amazing? That alone grasped my attention before I even saw the design!
I’ll admit that I haven’t seen many animal/vehicle hybrids besides the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro or the obvious Beetle where the insect meets the car. It’s refreshing to see an artist with such a wild imagination! I’d probably be deathly terrified if I ever saw a giant whale with wings smoking a pipe and soaring through the sky, but it’s undeniable that it would be an incredible sight. I’m hesitant about taking a ride in the taxi whale, though. Wouldn’t that involve being eaten, basically? It could just be a taxi whale for krill. Yeah, maybe that’s it.
Bad Ass Taxi Whale Roaming the Sky without Lucy nor Diamonds by Plushu is available at Tilteed until tomorrow (Wednesday, December 1) at Noon Pacific Time. This two-color design is printed on a lovely seafoam shirt, one of my favorite American Apparel blank colors. It’s also quite fitting for the whale to swim on a seafoam tee, don’t you think?