The title says it all. If you run a t-shirt site, have an entry in a t-shirt competition, or have ever designed a t-shirt that’s up anywhere you can link us to, post it right here in the comments. Let’s make this the longest t-shirt comments thread ever!
The only catch – you must post a link to a t-shirt or a t-shirt site that inspired you. Just post your stuff, and then follow it up with a link to someone else’s work. Here, I’ll start:
Cafepress.com/Thetshirtblog – Contains a few of my designs, which I have uploaded to Cafepress, America’s favorite self-publishing site for t-shirts.
One of my favorite t-shirt sites happens to be T-Shirt Hell, not necessarily because I love offensive t-shirts, but more so because of the dry, sarcastic humor often found hiding behind the offending epithet.
I receive what seems like a TON of e-mail from mostly a upstart t-shirt companies, and it’s difficult to keep up with, let alone reply to all of them. However, I do appreciate the effort, and here are some of the best t-shirt links I’ve received in my mailbox.
- Sandia T-Shirts – A site dedicated to I Heart state t-shirts. Only a few states are up so far, but the designs are quite nice, and the web design is superb.
- PMB Clothing – Very well done artsy t-shirts with oversized designs featuring monsters.
- FlippinSweetGear – Has been around for a while, and has some really cool pop-culture designs.
- Sobogear – A very nicely designed site with some nice t-shirts to boot. I appreciated that the t-shirts were modeled by actual human beings, instead of a digital overlay.
- Dadtastic – A site with over forty t-shirts dedicated to Dads takes some serious dedication!
- The Nerdiest T-Shirts – Forget about all the other nerdy sites you may have come across. These shirts, I believe, are made by people from MIT, and they contain unbelievably esoteric scientific references that will make you “Pi” t-shirt cry, and it’s colors run for cover.
- Rock Band T-Shirts – Trippy tie-dye t-shirts with a focus on classic rock.
- My Friend Dick – I love goofy URLs, which is why I’m including this.
- Designious – A website for vector art, including some beautiful, and inexpensive t-shirts.
This literally just in – Threadless is having their Spring Sale, and this unreliable t-shirt blogger is reporting it to you first. So shed your winter coat, and use up all your streetteam points at Threadless, TypeTees and ThreadlessKids, where sale tees are starting at just $5.
I promised to blog about more cheap t-shirts, and in the spirit of Moses, I deliver them to you. These tees are from the sale section of Vintage Vantage, a shop that takes an often snarky approach to retro styled t-shirts. I found quite a few of them worthy of a mention, not the least of which being one clairvoyant tee with “I’M RIGHT BEHIND YOU” written on it’s back.
In case you’re interested in anything, be sure to click through to toggle between the male/female versions of each shirt.
As usual, I encourage you to voice your opinion by leaving a comment at the end of the post (no registration needed), and definitely subscribe to my blog to receive notifications of any future t-shirt findings.
UPDATE: Very unfortunately, VintageVantage is no longer a part of the global economy.
Five… five…. five six dollar tee shirts!!
I never thought I’d see a site selling t-shirts for just $6. Sure, there are closeouts and limited time sales that come close, but I always thought that 10 bucks was the holy grail of regularly priced tees. Until 6dollarshirts, that is.
I’m also taking this opportunity to renew my focus on finding t-shirts that are not only desireable, but are also affordable. So stay tuned for more recession-proof t-shirts and don’t forget to subscribe.
I just started working on another blog, and this time it’s all about gay t-shirts. As I’ve discovered, one of the best destinations for gay tees happens to be Queer Republic, and no, it’s not all about rainbows and gay marriage like you might think (although there is some of that there if it suits you). In fact, the site’s top notch illustration and testosterone driven slogans rival the likes of BustedTees and Snorg.
UPDATE: Like many other good things, queerrepublictees.com seems to have come to an end.
A part of me says this can’t be true – maybe it’s a publicity stunt, or that the tidal wave of positive e-mails urging T-Shirt Hell to stay open will change his mind.
That was my ‘say it ain’t so’ moment I had while writing the ‘T-Shirt Hell is closing‘ post one week ago. I really did believe that T-Shirt Hell was going out of business, and I’m not sure I can blame myself for taking the bait. Their eccentric owner is clearly capable of doing things on a whim, like legally changing his name to Sunshine Megatron, for example. He also closed down his spinoff t-shirt store Torso Pants late last year. Besides, I figured that if T-Shirt Hell really wanted to pull a hoax like this, they would have already done it years ago, at a time when their tees were at the height of contraversy.
I guess I got played for a fool, after all. So, the moral of the story is that, If you are planning on having children in the future, you’ll still have to worry about some douchebag wearing one of these god-damn t-shirts in front of your kids.
While street artist Shepart Fairey is dealing with legal trouble over vandalism charges and copyright infringement over his Obama HOPE poster, various t-shirt makers are taking advantage of the opportunity to satirize the iconic image
The People’s Cube also created a deck of playing cards featuring some pretty funny parodies of the artwork.
Got any more imitators? Post them in the comments.
UPDATE: T-Shirt Hell tricked us all, and the company is NOT going out of business.
It’s a sad, sad time in the world of t-shirts. One of the longest running and highest profile t-shirt sites is closing shop on Tuesday, February 8, and it’s not the bad economy or the unusually cold winter that’s to blame. Sunshine Megatron, founder of T-Shirt Hell, is simply tired of being misunderstood.
I started this company in June of 2001, nearly 8 years ago, with the intention of producing the best satirical, the most controversial, the funniest t-shirts on the internet. Generally speaking, I feel I’ve accomplished that and am satisfied with what we’ve put out…
Unfortunately, as a concern for the safety of my employees, we don’t push the envelope as much anymore…and I can’t say I feel good about having caved in…
Anyway, rather than cater to the masses, I’m just going to stop making shirts. It’s not enjoyable anymore and I have enough money to move on to something more rewarding.
A part of me says this can’t be true – maybe it’s a publicity stunt, or that the tidal wave of positive e-mails urging T-Shirt Hell to stay open will change his mind. Deep down inside I know that all things come to end and maybe it’s time. Say what you will about the inherent negativity found in their offensive t-shirts, but nobody else has been able to match their wit, design, and prolificness inside the genre.
Here’s to you, T-Shirt Hell, you definitely showed us how it’s done:
I wrote my first Obama t-shirt round-up in late October of last year, and it generated a good amount of attention. Now it’s time to take a look at a new breed of Obama t-shirts, highlighted by the commemorative Inauguration T-Shirt by Cafepress, Rock The Vote and Rolling Stone magazine.
UPDATE: Some of these t-shirts may no longer be available at the URLs they were located ag.