Collect London just launched a gallery style event put on at Vibe Bar in Brick Lane. Designs are entered by the public around a theme set by Collect (the first theme was ‘endangered’). Then, 100 limited edition shirts of each design are made in a perfect fit where you can choose from 6 styles in 6 sizes (fitted, relaxed, fitted vest, slim, regular, etc). Each shirt is also individually numbered. Check out some of the men’s printed shirts"“ great looking stuff! Â Thanks Sally!
We’re celebrating the return of t-shirt weather with an awesome week-long Summer SALE! A ton of tees are now at $5 and $10 so get ‘em while they’re HOT!
Our friends at Beautiful Decay just released their Spring 09 line of t-shirts, some shown above. Tons of great stuff and plenty of awesome weather here in NYC to wear them (damn, it’s hot here!). The new season features iconic graphics from artists like Jesse Auersalo, and the psychedelic visions of Oliver Hibert. We dig, get ehm while it’s hot!
Concrete Hermit is a gallery, shop and publisher based in East London that has been holding regular exhibitions of emerging talent and artists since 2007. They primarily work with graphics artists and illustrators to produce and promote talent through t-shirts, books, prints, exhibitions and related products. They hold regular shows in their own space, but also have a network area of their website where people can create a profile and collaborate on projects and promote their own work.
Pictured above are two of examples of the latest t-shirt designs for sale by artists Jody Barton (right, business name) and Supdermundane (left, owl). In June they’ll be relasing a project with the Tate Modern in London that showcases the work of three artists through exclusive t-shirts and prints– those artists will be Ian Stevenson, Anthony Burrill and Andrew Rae– we look forward to checking those out soon!
Formula Werks teamed up with Loyal Locals for a new series of Build Your Own city-themed clothes. Whether you’re representing Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, the Bay Area or beyond, you can wear your home teams on a fully customizable T-shirt. You choose from a spectrum of sizes, fits, shirt colors and text colors. Formula Werks does the rest. The artist-driven streetwear company was founded in 2003 and draws from skateboarding, tattooing, low-brow art, design and graffiti cultures, with a healthy dose of humor. They make soft shirts, cut right with in-your-face sloganeering. Don’t follow sports? They’ve also got your shoe fetish and toy fetish covered.
Designs by Genevieve Gauckler, Eero Aarnio, Parra, and more make up the bulk of what Publik has to offer. The Japanese venture pulls together the talents of an international crew of artists to bring us tote bags, bandanas, and not to mention a great line of tees. From Gauckler’s ‘(verb) Me’ line to Parra’s word collages, Publik keeps the product line interesting without sticking to one theme in particular. The site’s mainly formatted in Japanese, making for some of that adorably bad translation, the product is good and that’s what counts. We especially dig the Feed Me shirt.
Bike culture really interests me. What started as a utilitarian exercise (cycling), has permeated into every facet of our lives from the apparel we wear, the environment, and even politics. Cyclelogical, a small company formed just last year, focuses on bringing unique travel and commuter gear to the masses. Besides their organic cotton/bamboo tees designed by artists nationwide, their real specialty are their packs. Panniers, commuter messenger and backpacks, and even shopping bags so you can answer “neither” next time they ask you “paper or plastic?” Most of their tees and all of their bags are incorporate reflective panels and threading which means you will be noticed by motorists. From the special gear equipment pocket in the bags (think toolkit, extra tube, instapumps) to the being able to order any bag in recycled sail cloth material, the team at Cyclelogical have clearly set themselves apart. Check out their website and subscribe to their blog; lots of new products are around the corner.
Dion Briggs does not want you to run through his site willy-nilly, looking through hundreds of possible T-shirt designs to fit your frame. Instead, he presents each new design (seven in all) on its own website, so you can ooh and ahh without distraction. He first got attention with the iSteamPhone shirt that featured a DaVinci-like drawing of a dissected iPhone by Kevin Tong.
He’s now following this up with four new designs that include another DaVinci/Tong piece. This time it’s Super Mario curled up in the fetal position within a plant, surrounded by sketches of stars and piranha plants. There’s also a dissected Atari 2600 for those gamers for whom the Nintendo isn’t quite retro enough, dismembered Star Wars action figures sketched by Cloxboy, and Gary Gao’s image of the ghosts of old Macs.
We've got some dope stuff from two cutting edge artists, and we want to give it to you.
SPRFKR and MSTRKRFT are both killing it in their respective fields. California-based designer and artist SPRFKR (a.k.a. Marco Rached) converted his love of comics and doodling into some of the most colorful, visually aggressive, and envelope-pushing T-shirt designs around. His first-ever solo show, "Mujeres y Flores", is opening April 4 at the Con Safos Gallery in Santa Ana, California.
Meanwhile, Canadian super-duo MSTRKRFT are at the top of their game, mixing power-electro with dance-punk and house. Their latest album, Fist of God dropped March 17. Following their recent crowdsurf-inducing set at SXSW, MSTRKRFT is setting out on tour this summer — including a stop off at Coachella. You can get a taste for what their legendary live sets are like with the new vid for the album's first track, "Bounce" featuring N.O.R.E and Isis.
So besides killer art and a sick new album, what's in it for you? We've got two prize sets to hand out. Leave a comment below and we'll randomly pick two lucky art and music lovers. The first will get an original SPRFKR work from the current show (valued at $1000), their choice of any SPRFKR tee, and the new MSTRKRFT Fist of God CD. The second commenter gets their choice of SPRFKR tee and the "Fist of God" CD. Now get typing"¦