Tee-of-the-Week (Aug 31st)
This weeks tee-of-the-week goes to When the Earth comes to Collect by Wonderful Life. I have always loved this type of art, a crazy fictional monster with a realistic black & white background, and this being printed on a tee makes is 100 times better. All of the t-shirts from Wonderful Life are printed on slim fit supper comfortable t-shirt and all the art is by Matt Gondek, obviously an...
A big day for t-shirt lovers every where!
Today (Aug, 26 2010) marks a big day for 2 t-shirt brands. Today is the 2nd Anniversary for Ugmonk and today is the 1 day sneak peek sale for Threads or Tales. I have known both brands for a long time and happy to see both of them reach killer milestones. Last year Ugmonk’s 1st anniversary had an exclusive t-shirt with classy Ugmonk typography, only 100 printed and a great designed...
Miles To Go - Master & Margarita Heather Black...
The art on this t-shirt in inspired by the book “Master & Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov, a book woven around the premise of a visit by the devil to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union (Wikipedia). I don’t know anything about but the book but you can tell by the shirt that it takes place in Russia, most likely Moscow. Seeing and wearing this tee makes me want to read the book because it...
Tee-of-the-Week (Tues, 24th)
This weeks tee-of-the-week is goes to Fresh Repeat (Turquoise) LIMITED EDITION by Fresh Dough. Today (Aug 24th) was the 1st year anniversary of Fresh Dough and the printed this limited edition tee and is selling all of there t-shirt for $10 for only today (Aug 24th) so be sure to check out their site to get a sweet tee here. Fresh Dough prints on Tultex tee which I believe feels the same if not...
Thriving Ink - Thriving Navy & Old English White
These tees get as classy as classy can get. Thriving Ink prints on 100% Sheer Jersey Cotton American Apparel t-shirts, in this case navy and white. Simple huge screen print typography with a simple logo is just my style. Another thing I noticed on their tees is that they have a hand sewn ink drop label that has the ink drop in front and behind it the letters “ti” behind. Obviously ti stands for...
Dream Gold - Psychowl
I first saw Phychowl around late winter and ever since then I was an instant fan of Dream Gold and wanted this t-shirt bad due to the fact its a bad ass owl and I’m a sucker for a sweet owl tee. From all the t-shirts i’ve gotten so far I haven’t really seen any extraordinary custom packaging, personally I don’t really care for custom packaging as long as the package get to my house but...
Tee-of-the-Week (Tues, 17th)
This week’s tee-of-the-week goes to Death Black Unisex by Heroin Clothing As you can tell this is one of the DIRTIEST design you have ever seen on a t-shirt out there right now [In a good way]. With a brand called Heroine Clothing you gotta expect some of the craziest designs ever and the really show it off here. For about $19 you get a tee that is hugely screen printed, great art, and...
Today I got my tee and some other goodies from Dream Gold and one of my favorite shirts I have. Like I said in a post a while back dream gold has one of the best logos in the game. Its one of my favorite brands and I’m happy that its apart of the indie brand sticker collage. Enjoy
Threads or Tales + Elo Cova = Texan Tee Royalty
I remember when I first heard of Threads or Tales, I was starting my brand TFLANCO and they were starting theirs. They have made so much progress and gained so much hype its quite amazing. They are finally opening up shop on October 10th, 2010 (10/10/10 lol), this suspense is killing me! Their new site is up and it could not look any better. Very simple and very bold, its all you need in any for...
Indie Brand Spotlight: Lead & Light
So 2 things, try saying this brand 10 times fast, and this brand is a flawless example of a brand the is simply hardcore. It is simple because they basically use 2 colors (shades of black & white) and print on black & gray American Apparel tees and it is hardcore because ALL OF THE ART IS SO DAM INSANE! When I first their site I thought that it was one of those $40 tee/high end independent...
So the other day I got a Epyon Royal tee with a whole bunch of stickers and added 1 of the original logo stickers and the rest are going in for this coming UT giveaway. Be sure to check them out at www.epyonroyal.storenvy.com for all of there sweet tees and extras. I have a shirt from Dream Gold, Thriving Ink, and Miles To Go coming in this week so I’m hoping I get a few stickers to add to...
Update to the 1st UT Giveaway!
I’m making a little change to the 1st UT giveaway. It will not be this month, it will be as soon as I get at least 20 entries I will randomly choose the winner. All you have to do is follow me on twitter (@TheUTblog) and reply to me “I want to enter 1st UT giveaway” or something along those lines. For more go to information “Enter the Contests” above. So this is want...
Straight out of the motor city comes t-shirt and skate royalty. Not only does Epyon Royal sell t-shirt but they also sell blank skate decks, grip tape, backpacks, hats, hoddies, and a button/sticker/patch set witch is COMPLETELY worth it for $2! So I got the Classic in Cedar Red, the only complain that I have they print on gildan tees and they use a plastisol ink. By this I mean you can really...
Tee-of-the-Week (Tues, 10th)
This week’s tee-of-the-week goes to Simplified Clothing O.G. Logo Tee in Gray by Simplified Clothing. The brand name says it all. Simplified. Clothing. For a little over $20 its totally worth it. Printed on Tri-blend Heather Gray (My favorite kind of gray) American Apparel tee,a screen printed tag, and their ultra simple simple logo. A tee can’t any better than that. Enjoy
Indie Brand Spotlight: Akumu Ink
Go into your deepest dreams, so deep that you fall into a nightmare. What do you see? I see pure Akumu Ink and you should too. This is the only brand that I have seen that pulls off great nightmare designs with out over saturating it with so much useless garbage which makes it loose message. Akumu Inks doesn’t have a single design I don’t like. Its like finding a needle in a hay stack...
Indie Brand Spotlight: Thriving Ink
Thriving Ink is yet another example of a brand the does simple, out-outstandingly. Not only do they do simple good, they also pull of some semi-complex designs that still look great. Not only do they provide good quality t-shirts, they also run a custom t-shirt printing service with a no minimum amount of t-shirts. Thriving Ink defiantly has one of the best logo around. Ink drop and 2 crossing...
Phase 1 & 2 of the Indie Brand Sticker Collage
So today I got my $14 Chinese Macbook case off of ebay, lol. I had 4 great indie brand on standby until I got my case. So far I have the timeless Threadless, the classy Johnny Cupcakes, the simple Ugmonk, and the stunning Cure Apparel. Right now I have a sticker and t-shirt coming from Dream Gold and Epyon Royal both amazing brands so please check them out. I should be getting the tees and...
Tee-of-the-Week (Tues, 3rd)
The very first Tee-of-the-Week goes to Sketchy Spade White by Angry Spade Clothing I love seeing small brands like Angry Spade coming out with simply cool designs like this one. They print on soft tultex tees and they print their logo on the back of the tee. I love the hand drawn are and hope to see more art like this one in the future.
3 Cheers for Simplicty
Making something simple is easy, pulling off something simply awesome is incredibly difficult. So I went out and found the 2 brands that do it the best and bought products from both, Ugmonk & Cure Apparel. I got a t-shirt & sticker from Cure Apparel and a 3- sticker pack from Ugmonk. I’m keeping the Cure Apparel & Ugmonk for the Indie Brand Sticker Collage and will be giving...