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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Johnny Cupcakes Bakesale

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Don't forget that the Johnny Cupcakes Bakesale is still the best place to get real Johnny Cupcakes t-shirts and gear cheap -- no coupons necessary.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Rainy Day Designer Needs Your Vote

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We recently got a request from one of our readers to help bring awareness to his design at Uneetee. Although Shirts on Sale is not a platform for that kind of dialogue, this sideblog provides an excellent venue for such a conversation. Read Troy's explanation of what he hopes to accomplish with this shirt design and vote if you support his work and/or motives.

Three years ago in high school my teacher told me something I wish I had listened more closely to. He told us, “you might be an artist person and enjoy it very much but you have to realize that not all talented people get paid.” Three years later I am living through that exact scenario.

This is not the life and times of a famous person. This is not the work of a lifetime. This is my realization.  I am just one person trying to have some imprint on life.

Firstly I don't consider myself to be less fortunate. I have lived life to its fullest as we all try. I am a college graduate who can no longer live by the concept of just covering my expenses. Living this way will stress those you love and you will always have something looming over you like bills, but worse then anything is the thought of failing.

From one designer who is struggling to live or rather living to struggle. I want to pass on the advice that no diploma can guarantee your happiness and fulfilling your passion won't always cover your expenses. You have to learn early on that you will have to give and take to survive.

I would like to ask for your help but want people to understand why I need the help. I have entered into the T-shirt design contest. The grand prize for winning is $1500. I don't want to win just for the money. Yes, it would be a huge relief and help get me off my feet but more than that I want proof that I can succeed as an artist. To know that my work doesn't just get passed over.

I understand as an artist that I haven't reached my full potential yet but I am still young and learning as I go. That is why I need your help most of all. The choices I make now may decide whether I can continue to be an artist or if I have to give in and admit defeat. I am not afraid of losing the contest, but I am afraid of losing faith in myself as an artist.

Please help support me and show the world that even a rainy day designer can see the light of day again.

Thank you, 
The Rainy Day Designer
Troy Hyndman

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Please Help Find This Fake Chest T-shirt

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We just got a note from a reader looking for this fake abs shirt worn by Jack Black at Sundance last year and criticized by Andy at Hide Your Arms.

I've searched high and low for this t-shirt (on the Google) and only came up with the most disgusting fake chest tshirt in the world (make sure you're sitting down before you click that link) and a paltry Zazzle alternative.

Lots of people at TMZ are also looking for this shirt. I know that you're a more resourceful lot than those celebrity-loving underachievers. Please let us know if you've seen this shirt available in a store or online.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

20 Worthless Pieces of Junk You Buy

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The kids at Walletpop have put together an interesting list of worthless junk they think people should avoid and the Consumerist people have conveniently taken their annoying slideshow and condensed it to a single list.

Although we agree with almost everything on the list, don't take away our rice cookers! We thought about arguing for the shoe inserts too, but maybe they are just a waste.

And thankfully they pull back on their recommendation to avoid Polaroid Cameras. They appreciate the artistic appeal of this unique medium and probably regret that they added it in the first place, but couldn't think of something better to take its place.

20: Rice Cookers
19: Shoe Inserts
18: Polaroid Camera
17: The Iron
16: Hobby Kits
15: The Tie Rack
14: Giveaway Thumb Drives
13: Trade Show Swag
12: Bargain DVDs
11: Ear Candles
10: Books in a Kindle World
9: Home Theater Sound Systems
8: Ice Cream Makers & Bread Machines
7: VCRPlus Gizmos
6: Ionic Breeze
5: Single-Slot Piggy Banks
4: Ab Rollers
3: Radar Detectors
2: Wipe Warmers
1: Happy Meal Toys
Did we mention you can vote up (or down) the items you have a special feeling by checking them out on the website?

On one of your return trips, don't forget to leave a comment letting us know if there anything you don't think deserves to be here or think of a missing item that does?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

PalmerCash Tees: $1 US Shipping Today and Tomorrow!

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Yes shipping is just $1 for all you folks living in the U.S.. And, shipping is just $5 for Canadians and $10 for all you internationals. Pretty good deal. This offer runs through Thursday and if I am feeling like it, may run Friday as well.. No guarantees on that one though. So, you could order like 10 t-shirts and because of our flat rate shipping would pay just $1 for shipping. So, stop by, check out all the rad new t-shirts we have gotten in during the month of July and enjoy $1 shipping for the next few days.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

TeeFury Email Subscriber Giveaway!

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Hey, want a free tee?

I know, free tees rule! And from now on, we'll be giving them away every time we send out a newsletter! Be one of the first to open a TeeFury email, and you might get lucky! Remember, from here on out, Teevil is watching!

That's right, TeeFury is going to be giving away a tee per email to one lucky reader. Be one of the first and you can grab it! That's all the details we've got, so be on the lookout for Teevil in your inbox soon!

Monday, June 15, 2009

13 Awesome Money Saving Sites

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Wise Bread, a website that hasn't yet made it to our feed reader, put out a recent article that highlights thirteen of their favorite money-saving websites. Of course we're sad that Shirts on Sale didn't make the list, but we understand that people --silly, silly people-- still see inexpensive boutique t-shirts as a limited-audience sort of pursuit.

We use most of these in our regular deal hunting, but there were a few new sites as well:

There are 3 reasons we really like Retail Me Not: Huge database of online coupon codes and printable in-store coupons; It's like a virtual coupon organizer that's always there when you're shopping; Users vote on the reliability of coupons, so the coupon usually works the first time we try it.

Sure, Fat Wallet's got a huge forum community helping us weed out the bad deals and find the really hidden gems. Yeah, there's a big coupons database too. Those are both awesome parts of Fat Wallet, but what gets us really excited is... cashback shopping!

Forget about manually comparing dozens of confusing plans. Let BillShrink do the work for you and save money within 5 minutes.

eCoupons has a no nonsense website that looks very similar to hundreds of other online coupon resources. But if you look closer, you'll find three hidden gems of the bargain hunting world.

Weird name but incredibly cool concept. Zilok is basically "Craigslist for rentals". You can rent your stuff out or rent someone else's stuff for a day.

Brad's Deals is unique because there's one passionate bargain hunter behind it all -- Brad Wilson.

Sweepstakes Advantage is really the only choice for sweepers looking for a site that is both comprehensive and trustworthy.

One of the easiest way to save money is to setup an automatic transfer from your checking to your savings account at regular intervals (for example, when paychecks are deposited). That way, you're paying yourself before you have a chance to spend all that money in your checking account. You can do that and more with SmartyPig.

Deal Catcher is one of the largest deals websites around. The deals are published by a full-time staff, which ensures that they're of the highest quality.

Current Codes is a no nonsense coupons and discount code database. There's no complex navigation, image-heavy decoration, or any of the other non-essential things that clutter up websites.

Online since 1999, TechBargains has been saving me money on computer components and other electronics since the last decade.

Do you love entering giveaways on blogs? Then Prizey was built just for you.

Prices and Coupons bridges the gap between price comparison and coupon codes.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Why Buy Your Shirts One at a Time?

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Chop Shop wants to make your wardrobe shopping easier by offering up collections of teeshirts so you don't have to buy everything one at a time. Why not save 25% off your tees when you order three theme shirts together? You can choose from either a sci-fi theme or rock music theme and outfit the whole family or band in fell swoop --assuming everyone wears the same size (boy do you have a weird family).

If that's not your style, you can also use the coupon givemeabreak for 15% off anything else in their store, including their deeply-discounted sale t-shirts.

Friday, June 12, 2009

FTM: B/D JUNE T-SHIRT OF THE MONTH (their caps, not ours)

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One of our beloved former interns, Lyndsey Lesh, recently designed the shirt “Music Mountain” during her stay here at Beautiful/Decay. We were blown away by Lyndsey’s drive & talent and one of her final projects before venturing out into the great, wide, world was to design June’s T-Shirt of the month! (In case you haven’t heard, we are releasing a limited edition, 300 print run T-Shirt in a unique color way each month on the online shop for 33% off retail price- $20 a shirt!)

Lyndsey’s illustration style can best be described as whimsical works that depict a world of idiosyncratic fancy, sweetness and charm. Her images have a soft spoken quality that reflect the hand-rendered application of her materials. Her shirt, “Music Mountain” depicts a sincere DJ atop a landscape of stereo equipment, musical gear and chubby hands holding records, drum sticks and microphones.
Methinks they may have been taken in by the well-placed "Beautiful/Decay"

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

FTM: Free Shipping Week at Ex-Boyfriend

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This just landed in our inbox and we thought it would be nice to share:

Stay cool all summer in awesome new Ex-Boyfriend t-shirts, and take advantage of our free shipping deals. Now through Sunday get free shipping on all orders going to the US and Canada with coupon code FREE2USCA (Free shipping worldwide, now through Sunday, on orders over $49.00 with coupon code FREE2WORLD)

Be sure to check out our newest designs, featuring cute critters like white rabbits and polar bears.

Win a free t-shirt! We're giving away a free t-shirt every month to one of our Facebook fans. To be eligible to win just become an Ex-Boyfriend Facebook fan. A winner will be selected randomly each month. Congrats to Danielle Lopenski, our winner from May.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fan Crazy Dog T-shirts For Free Tees

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We got a note from Crazy Dog T-shirts (home of a truckload of $9 t-shirts) letting us know that they're giving away free t-shirts to their Facebook fans:

By the way we started a Facebook fan page. We are giving away t-shirts on it and giving out discount codes. There is (sic) going to be trivia and funny stories too....The more fans the more tees we are giving away.
When we surfed by their site, though, we also noticed that they've got a progressive sale going on as well. The more shirts you buy, the more you save -- up to 18% off.

Swing on by if you're looking for some quality TV, movie or pop-culture reference shirts and other funny designs.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Am I the Only Eden Rock in America?

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Eden Rock, your Power Animal is the Peruvian Pelican.  Discover more at www.IsThisYour.Name
Alright. So I know this is super-lame, but I couldn't believe that I'm likely the only Eden Rock in all of America. According to Is This Your Name:

Top 5 Facts for this Name:

  1. 38% of the letters are vowels. Of one million first and last names we looked at, 38.4% have a higher vowel make-up. This means you are well envoweled.
  2. In ASCII binary it is... 01000101 01100100 01100101 01101110 00100000 01010010 01101111 01100011 01101011
  3. Backwards, it is Nede Kcor... nice ring to it, huh?
  4. In Pig Latin, it is Edenway Ockray.
  5. People with this first name are probably: Female. So, you are constantly overcharged for beauty products.

Name Origin and Meaning:

Meaning: Paradise

3 Things You Didn't Know:

  1. Your personal power animal is the Peruvian Pelican
  2. Your 'Numerology' number is 3. If it wasn't bulls**t, it would mean that you are enthusiastic, creative, optimistic, and fun-loving. You seek self-expression through words or the arts, and enjoy learning through life experiences.
  3. According to the US Census Bureau°, 0.003% of US residents have the first name 'Eden' and 0.0076% have the surname 'Rock'. The US has around 300 million residents, so we guesstimate there are 1 Americans who go by the name 'Eden Rock'.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Vintage Vantage Goes Retail!

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Okay, so we're a few weeks late to the party (they opened on May 13th), but online shirt-'tailer Vintage Vantage has gone RL, opening up their own brick-and-mortar store in San Francisco. Check it:

After 8 years on the internets, you can now visit Vintage Vantage in real life! Introducing the Vintage Vantage Shirt Shop and Hug Emporium! Where the shirts are cheap and the hugs are free!

Come visit us in San Francisco - 1736 18th St in Potrero Hill. We've got in-store specials ($15 originals and 3 for $20 sale shirts) and we've got mini-bikes that you can ride up and down the street! Seriously. Bring a helmet.

More info on the blog here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Teextile Twitter Contest: Win A Free Shirt!

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Well, this is a little more convoluted and difficult than our usual contests (and this is not our contest, mind you, but Teextiles!), but the payoff is pretty solid for what could be minimal effort.. you just have to be right!

The details are easy enough, but to successfully complete them is another task entirely. Check it out! (edited for clarity here. Click to see the original newspost.)

weve been neglecting our poor little twitter account for more than a month, so we thought we would start it up again with a way for you to get a free shirt or 5.

all you have to do is follow us on twitter:

and guess the next five shirts for next week by posting an update on your twitter account starting with @teextile and followed by the 5 names of the designs you think are going to win (number them if youd like)

sure, 140 characters might not be enough, so feel free to abbreviate. if you guess all 5 designs, you get a free shirt of your choice. and if you guess all 5 designs in the correct order, you get all 5 shirts for free.

here a couple of hints
-we always print at least one design that is only one color
-we always print at least one oversized print 
-we never print the 5 all-time most popular, but at least one of the top 3 will be printed

One update a week shouldn't break your Twitterbank, so tweet away -- and if you're just hopping on the Twitter bus, be sure to add us at!

Best of luck with this one, you'll need it.. but at least they gave a few hints!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Get Your Edible NigahigaTeeShirts

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We're not normally in the business of showing t-shirt infomercials, but these guys know how to sell a tee:

Do you hear that independent t-shirt companies? You've gotta get yourselves the Nigahiga treatment.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Recently Tweeted Deals from Shirts on Sale

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Just in case you're not following us on Twitter, we wanted to make sure you didn't miss these recent t-shirt deals, steals and discounts:

20% off to celebrate Heroine Clothing's new Spring/Summer line. Use the #coupon shirtsonsale for your #discount

rt @ShredClothing Sign up for our mailing list! Get 15% off at the launch!

Wow! Everything $10 at Beetnik Aesthetics for a limited time. #t-shirt #sale #belt

15% off at Ex-Boyfriend through the 20th with the coupon MAYDAY #t-shirt #coupon

Save 20% on $25 or more in women's tees with the coupon May49 through May 8th at Glarkware

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mo Rocca on the Art of Sexy Shirt Removal

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Has the spring weather and thoughts of summer sun got you wanting to whip off your teeshirt and head to the beach or pool? Avoid looking like a schmuck with these three sexy t-shirt taking off techniques from Mo Rocca:

  • The Two-Handed Crossover Classic
  • The One-Armed Sleeve Release
  • The Reach Behind (it's not what you think)
  • And the ultimate in sexy (and impossible for most to pull off), The Tear Away

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Are T-shirts the New Tattoos?

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Tattoos, which have been around since pre-historic man, may have lost some of their "market share" thanks the invention of the much more malleable, extensible and safe t-shirt as self-identifier but that doesn't mean they're getting replaced anytime soon. Roger White argues that commodities are easy to replace but artistry has much more resilience when it comes to weathering change.

And just in case that video was a little too erudite --or slow!-- for you, here's a quick jolt of tee-related humor:

Monday, April 27, 2009

1 Step to Bulk-Add Images to Blogger Posts

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We've heard the complaint that you can't batch upload photos to Google's Blogger, but nothing could be further from the long as you're willing to use Firefox. Not only can you bulk-upload many files, you can do it in one easy step every time!

First thing you need to do is get the DragDropUpload add-on. This add-on allows you to "drop files into attachment boxes instead of browse for them or type in the filename. Drop multiple files and fill all the entries."

It's the second part of that explanaition that makes working with Blogger and images easy as pie. Once you install this and restart Firefox you're ready to rumble.

Whenever you want to upload photos, just click the "Add Image" icon in the Blogger editor. While that pop-up is doing its pop-up thing, navigate to the folder where you pictures are and highlight all the images you want to add to your post. Now click and drag those images into the input box next to the "Browse..." button.

That's it! You're on the precipice of achieving image-adder's bliss.

Now when you click the "Upload Image" button Blogger will automagically upload all of the images you highlighted. Don't worry if it doesn't look like they're all there at first, Google just hides the input boxes with your file names initially. If you click the "Add another image" link, you should see that the keeps on going beyond the initial eight displayed.

Presenting: British comedian Harry Tate

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This awesome avatar-in-the-making is in the public domain! Wooohooo! Public domain!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Earth Week Discounts at Cultural Cotton

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Not only can you get this excellent pro-Earth t-shirt on sale for $15 this week, Cultural Cotton is also offering all their other equally socially-conscious tees for only $20 in celebration of Earth Day/Week.

10% off at EndangeredWear Stimulus Special

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Even Obama doesn't look too happy about this whole Stimulus thing. Considering today's April 20th and all, we have to consider that his eyes are droopy due to something else completely unrelated to the economy...

Enough about the Big O, let's talk t-shirt sales. EndangeredWear is doing their part to stimulate the economy by offering 10% off their wares when you use the coupon stimulus over the next week or so.

In case you forgot what the story is with these guys, or just can't figure it out from their name, they offer limited print-run shirts that are each individually numbered, making them "specialer" than almost any other tee out there -- except maybe those hand-numbered t-shirts at 200 Nipples.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Get Your Bowling Shirts for Half Off

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This weekend only you can get anything at the bowling/retro outfitter Cruisin' USA. If you think you might head out to the swing dance at your local soda pop shop or maybe just a bowling night with friends, dress up the part in some stylin' apparel.

Now through Sunday enter the coupon 2WEEKEND5 and get 50% off your non-custom printing, Crosley products, or wholesale orders purchase.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FTM: NES Belt Buckle Discount

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Not T-shirt news per se, but just wanted to let you know we relaunched . Got a whole new supply of controllers and have begun selling the world famous NESBuckle again. To celebrate the launch, we are giving away $10 gift certificates. We created a special certificate, upupdowndown for $10 off. This coupon will expire after the first 100 uses, so act fast!

Kind regards
That $10 discount on the Nintendo Controller Belt Buckle will bring the price down to $20. It's still a bit spendy, but the buckle is just out of control!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Everyone's a T-shirt Designer in the Future

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As you'll see from the video below, although it might be possible, strike that...It is highly probable that we'll all be designing our own t-shirts in the future, but that doesn't mean we have to be any good at it.

The interface here, using the power of Microsoft's Surface, is amazingly easy. I love how the drag and drop automatically crops to the t-shirt. Beyond that, why not let you choose whether or not you'd like the print to wrap around your t-shirt for an extra fee?

Watching this it's not hard to imagine a future where we "grab" elements from our environment, including inspiration from what others are wearing around us, and create a new t-shirt or wardrobe on our future iPhone that immediately gets produced in an automated factory located halfway around the world but could still be in our hands within half a day.

I've seen the future, and it's going to look very interesting.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Expanding Coupons at Ex-Boyfriend

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We don't really understand why a t-shirt company would be called ExBoyfriend. Perhaps, since this is really a one-man show, he is just used to getting dumped and decided to pour all of that depression-inducing sadness into silly and irreverent tshirt design.

Anywho, they're offering "all kinds of savings" right now with no word on when these coupons expire:
- Take 10% off any order with coupon code SPRING10
- Take 15% off when you spend $45 or more with coupon code SPRING15
- Take 20% off when you spend $65 or more with coupon code SPRING20

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sucks To Be a Star Trek Red Shirt

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Ever pick up a t-shirt in the morning and realize "today's just not the day for this one"? Imagine if that shirt you pick up is a red shirt and you're about to beam down to an unknown planet with the away team.

Didn't those guys ever figure it out that the Red Shirts never returned?

Watch this collection of Red Shirt deaths to Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" while you contemplate their unfaltering commitment to the intergalactic cause.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Name This Teecon & Win a Free Shirt

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Crywolf Clothing can't come up with a witty name for their newest t-shirt and are turning to you, the smart people of the InterTubes, for answers. Submit the best name by the 31st and win the very first print and mention on their website.

Many have already tossed out some of the more obvious, like Rockin' Robin, but there are also entries like: Birds In Leather Rock Together; BRUCE LIGHTNIN; Yolk-on-Coke; Maurice; Hard Rock Hellfeathers and Sir Charles Pilsner the III.

Think you can do better? We do!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Time to Melt Your Face

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Looking for a way to see the world in a new light without taking psychoactive drugs? Use your other senses to hack your brain instead. Here's a twenty second trick to make the walls dance.

And if that's not enough to sate your need for something different, check out these five other tricks for hacking your brain from the ever-interesting Boston Globe.Thanks for the image professorpious.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tshirt Coupon or Coupon Tshirt?

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Can you believe the wonderfulness of this tee?

Who can forget the Dick Tracy "Admit One" t-shirts, an excellent and forward-thinking tshirt marketing concept in its own right?

This advertisement, though, t-shirt as coupon and walking commercial that you'll want to wear more than just one midnight movie event?


The one way we could conceive of this Burger King 25 Cent Coupon t-shirt as at least 1.4x better --other than the obvious, raising the discount from a quarter-- would be by adding the text, "Follow me to Burger King!" on the back.
BK tshirt photo courtesy of yellowttguy

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This is My Drinking Shirt from Deez Teez

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We figure you can't still be too hungover to consider this tee. It would only be $11.99 right now if you didn't know about the extra 15% you can save with the coupon DEEZ15.

Look at that, you just save a buck eighty on a shirt that confirms you're an alcoholic with a sense of humor.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Three Coupons to Sate the Masses

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Three quick coupons to let you know about, just in case you don't subscribe to every freakin' t-shirt newsletter you come across:

Brand of the Free, an all-organic American-made Earth-friendly sort of label, is now offering 25% off their generally $32 tshirts with the coupon BOTF25 now through the March 31st.Also showing throughout the month of March, you can save 10% at Noisebot with the coupon NoiseBotMarchMadness. Word on the street is they also have an Ebay store for US customers only, Noisebot Outlet, where they sell off overstock for as little as $4.95.Finally, we've also caught wind of a 25% off coupon at the shoe and shirt site, Greedy Genius. If you're into kicks, this is a great way to get those shiny sneakers for $90 instead of $125. Just use the coupon code SUPERMAN at checkout.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

FTM: VISIELE47 News! vol.39

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We don't understand this at all.

What we do know, is that they make AMAZING t-shirts...AND that you have to pay through the nose to get them.

The lovely piece pictured below is only $62 + shipping.

VISIELE47 News! vol.39(不定期配信)





(有)スイッチャー(VISIBLE ELEPHANT 47)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

BustedTees Now Carrying Vintage Vantage Shirts

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Two of our favorite e-tailers of quality casual shirts have joined forces, with BustedTees now offering a select few of Vintage Vantage's extended catalog of vintagesque shirts. Included in the update are AAAA (Anti-Acronym Association of America); Mini-Van, Mega-Fun!; Strictly For My Ninjas; and Oklahoma Series 8 Now Available

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Well, I've always been a huge fan of Rob Dobi's design work, usually for such standout punk/alternative musical giants as Fall Out Boy, Coheed and Cambria, Less Than Jake, and Thursday. His personal side project, when he's not doing licensed work, is called Fullbleed, and they've just released their 8th -- yes, 8th -- set of shirts for purchasing. Fullbleed is known for their simple, solid colors and thoughtful, sometimes political ideas, but always expertly rendered. The guy is a master at drawing the human form.

My personal favorite of his is back from one of his earlier series, and possibly his quintessential design, Surf's Up, Dudes.