May 14, 2013
Uglydoll x The Ave Converse Chucks
Uglydoll has partnered with The Ave Venice to offer custom printed Uglydoll Converse Chucks. The new collection features four different Ugly Doll designs ready to be printed to white Chucks using The Ave’s patented process which is the heart of their on-demand custom printed apparel business. The exclusive Uglydoll kicks are available at their Venice, California location and through their web store for $90 (+ s/h). So if you love Ugly Dolls or know someone that does, these might be the perfect choice.
May 07, 2013
Jake Gillispie x Spankystokes x Outsmart Originals – Stroll Shirt Pre-Order
Spankystokes is working alongside Outsmart Originals to produce Jake Gillispie‘s interpretation of Spanky’s Stroll onto a T-shirt! They are available for Pre-Order HERE for $25 with a chance for one lucky person to win the “Grand Stroll” prize. That would include a limited edition Stroll iPhone 5 case, Jake Gillispie Stroll Sticker, Limited edition Stroll print, and a OMFG S1 Custom Stroll figure. Pre-Orders end on May 31st, with shirts being available for both men and women and sizes up to 5XL.
May 03, 2013
Reactor-88 x Brand New Intention -- Totem King Tees (5.3)
Brand New Intention has just officially announced Reactor-88's brand new Totem King tee which they teased back in March. The new red + white design on a black tee features the artist's signature Northwestern Native American inspired aesthetic which has been featured on numerous products including several series of custom toys. It's available for pre-order now for $25 (+ s/h). As a fun bonus, each shirt purchase will include a chance to win a custom Reactor-88 4" Foomi (winner will be chosen on 6.3).
Sket One x Silent Stage -- Galactic Empire Tees
Silent Stage is offering short-run Galactic Empire Tees from Sket One. Available on both black and white tees, these will be available for one week only (through 5.10) from Silentstagegallery.com for $25 each (+ s/h). If you're looking for a cool shirt that only a select few will be rocking, your search is over. The design feature's Sket's Star Wars inspired version of the California State flag and will also be available as a limited-edition print and flag dropping on 5.6 from 1xrun.
Apr 30, 2013
TLS x Sket One – New Transformers Tees
If you grew up watching the old school OG Transformers cartoons back in the 80’s, you’ll definitely want to check out the brand-new retro themed Transformers Tees from The Loyal Subjects and Sket One. Similar to his Transformers decks, Sket’s new shirts feature paint splatter graphics and vintage action-word designs. All nine designs are available for pre-order from theloyalsubjects.com for $25 each (+ s/h). Check ‘em out.
Apr 12, 2013
Preview of Bad Juju’s Spring Collection
Bad Juju recently posted their Spring 2013 Lookbook showcasing the brand through a look at their various art installations and murals as well as their upcoming collection of apparel, decks and toys – many of which are fueled by Sket One’s art. First debuted as a resin figure at last year’s DesignerCon, brand mascot Dripple will be featured on numerous Tees and decks. The collection will be available shortly from Badjuju.com – we’ll be sure to let you know when the store goes live.
Mar 26, 2013
JC Rivera x OutsmART Originals – Bearchamp Tee
JC Rivera’s Bearchamp has been making quite a bit of noise recently, first as a Dunny Custom, and most recently as a new original resin figure. Now he’s got his own tee in the works from OutsmART originals. The gray tees (women and men’s) are available for pre-order now over from outsmART for $20 and should ship in mid-April. We’re looking forward to seeing what’s next for JC’s Bearchamp – word is, it’s going to be big.
Mar 22, 2013
Bwana Spoons – Boris the Bee Release (03.22)
In need of that Boris the Bee fix? Well, Bwana Spoons has got the goods that’ll ale ya! You can find the newest Boris dropping this Friday, March 22nd at 11AM through the Bwana Shop. This edition will be cast in an orange vinyl with purple, green, blue, pink, and black sprays and will retail $30. There will also be few custom Boris sprayjobbers available as well!
Bwana also has another resin project in the works by the name of “Gravy” beginning now through June and ultimately a Vinyl release for SDCC. Curious as to what you can expect from the “Gravy” line, well the t-shirt above features one of the characters, Jeff. The Jeff T-shirt will help towards costs of molding, which can be found available HERE for $25 each.
Mar 10, 2013
Reactor-88 x Brand New Intention - Totem King T-Shirt
The folks over at Brand New Intention have revealed a sneak peak of their upcoming t-shirt collab with toy customizer and our own Custom Corner writer, Reactor-88. The design is called the "King Totem"- as the design incorporates a classic Reactor-88 totem face and a crown on its head. No specific release info has been given yet- we'll keep you up to date as we get more info.
Feb 16, 2013
KusoPop x Swaggwood – Ponshogun Pendant Necklace (2.19)
KusoPop continues their expansion into lifestyle accessories with their new Ponshogun Wooden Pendant Necklace, a collaboration with LA lifestyle brand Swaggwood. An urban take on the warriors of feudal Japan, the piece features a 4” wood pendant with what appears to be a laser-cut design. The attached black beaded necklace completes the Asian vibe. Limited to 30 pieces, the Ponshogun Pendant Necklace will be released on Tuesday (2.19) from the KusoPop web shop for $25.
Feb 05, 2013
KusoPop x Zephyr – Freddy Kreupon vs. Pon the 13th Snapback
KusoPop has collaborated with Zephyr on a new snapback perfect for all those who grew up on slasher films. Freddy Kreupon vs Pon the 13th pays homage to Freddy and Jason, perhaps the most iconic celluoid serial killers ever. Limited to 70 pieces, this cap features all embroidered deco. It’s available now from the KusoPop shop for $35.
Jan 15, 2013
RSIN x outsmART Originals – The Crown Tee + Beanie
outsmART Originals has tapped RSIN for the latest releases in their ongoing series of artist apparel. Reprising the design from the NYCC 2012 tee, The Crown is now available on a limited-edition black tee (in men and women’s style) and in our opinion looks even better than the OG white tee. In addition to the tee, outsmART is also introducing a first for them, beanies. The Crown Beanie features an embroidered white crown (right on) on a black knit beanie.
As a fun bonus, RSIN has created a ‘custom 4” Dunny’ which will be given to a lucky customer via a random drawing. Customers will receive one entry for each RSIN crown item purchased.
The new RSIN apparel is available for pre-order from outsmartoriginals.com. The shirts are $20, the beanies are $15, or both are available for $30 ($5 off). Both will ship by 2.8.13.
Jan 02, 2013
KusoPop Varsity Jackets Introductory Sale
KusoPop is celebrating the introduction of their two new varsity style jackets with a special 3-day sale (47% off) through end of day on Friday (1.4). Both the the red RetRonin Jacket by Rotobox and the black Darkness design from LilJapan have a suggested retail of $150 but are available now to on-the-ball fans at just $80. Tired of hoodies or just looking for something a bit different? These new KusoPop jackets are worth a look.
Dec 26, 2012
55DSL x TAG – I Believe in Angeles Collection
Toy Art Gallery has collaborated with Italian street wear brand 55DSL on the brand-new ‘I Believe in Angeles’ Collection featuring interpretations of the brand’s signature Angel from five LA-based artists – Mark Dean Veca, Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez, Victor Castillo, Brandon ‘Ragnar’ Johnson, and Anthony Ausgang. Each artist’s design in featured on a Collection Tee and select designs are also available on sweatshirts.
I had a chance to check these out in-person during the Blamo ‘Hug’ show. If you’re looking for a high-quality artist Tee with eye-catching designs that blend into almost any setting, these are well worth a look. The designs are well-printed and the shirts themselves have a nice premium feel. The I Believe in Angeles Collection is available now online at Toy Art Gallery and at their Melrose location.
Dec 20, 2012
BAIT x Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection
BAIT’s new 25th Anniversary Street Fighter Collection of apparel celebrates the legendary coin-op, the recent Street Fighter World Championships held in San Francisco, as well as the city’s baseball achievements. The collection features two designs – a World Championship-themed one featuring Ryu in an Orange/Black homage to the SF Giants, and another featuring his rival, Akuma, poised above the simple and to the point ‘SOLID’ tag line. The Ryu design is available on Tees, Raglans, as well as Pull-over and Zippered hoodies. While the Akuma design is available on Tees, Raglans, and a Crewneck.
The smart and tasteful designs of BAIT’s 25th Anniversary Street Fighter Collection honors the dedication of veteran gamers who spent endless hours playing SFII and its successors. The complete collection is available now at BAIT’s web shop and their retail location in Diamond Bar.
Dec 17, 2012
KusoPop offers 30% off with 2-day Holiday Sale (12.17 – 12.18)
Looking for a stylish last-minute gift or a few new additions to your wardrobe? If so, KusoPop’s 2 day holiday sale (12.17 – 12.18) featuring 30% off all the brand’s apparel is an excellent way to go. Their online store is stocked with caps, tees, varsity jackets and more with designs from Nakanari (including the brand-new ‘ninja’ Tees) , Shon, Rotobox, Bigfoot, as well as merch featuring the lovely Linda Le. Be sure to use the KUSOXMAS2012 code as you check-out to receive the 30% discount. Happy shopping.
Dec 13, 2012
Scott Tolleson x OutsmART Originals – Bitta Critta Tee
OutsmART Originals continues its burgeoning line of artist Tees with their new ‘Bitta Critta’ Tee from Scott Tolleson. His mischievous character is ready to take on the everyday duldrums on a dark olive green American Apparel shirt. It’s available now for pre-order through 12.17 over @ outsmART’s web shop for $25. The new shirt is apparently Bitta’s first splash for the coming year. OutsmART has indicated that the Bitta Critta toy (first seen on Proto Monday in 2010) will debut in 2013.
Dec 04, 2012
Hachi Supply is Ready to Outfit your Dog in Style
After plenty of startup blood, sweat and tears, Shane Jessup’s Hachi Supply brand has officially released it debut collection of gear for your canine companion. The first series features leashes and collars designed by Tristan Eaton, James Marshall (Dalek), SEEN, TADO, and Dustin Hostetler (UPSO). While there are plenty of brands providing artist apparel and accessories for humans, dogs have not been nearly as fortunate – at least not until now. As you can see in these photos from the brand’s first ‘Woofbook’ shot by Olivia De la Barie (My Dogs Studio), Hachi gives dogs a stylish yet tasteful leg up on the rest of the pack.
Check out Hachi Supply’s fully-stocked online store for artful and functional doggy gear – perfect holiday gifts for your favorite four-legged friend. Also be on the lookout for additional items shortly including comfy pet beds.
Nov 15, 2012
Pocket Wookie x outsmART Originals – Droid Hustler Tee
Blending the necessity of the everyday (urban art) grind with a bit of cosmic style, Pocket Wookie’s Droid Hustler Tee for men and women is the latest limited-edition tee from outsmART Originals. Printed on appropriately desert colored American Apparel Fine Jersey T’s, the Droid Hustler is available through November 20th for $25 via outsmART’s web shop and then will be gone forever. If you’re looking for artist tees that not everyone who drops by the local shop has, outsmART is a good way to go.
Nov 06, 2012
RSIN x outsmART Originals -- ‘Whispering Tee’
Nascent brand outsmART originals has just announced their new ‘Whispering’ T-shirt designed by RSIN. Designed by one of the most in-demand artists coming out of this year’s NYCC, the tee is available for preorder through 11.12 over at outsmART originals for $25 each, at which point no additional shirts will be produced. This 2nd release follows their initial tee from Jon Paul Kaiser and continues outsmART’s focus on the next generation of artists powering the art toy movement. Looking forward, we’re excited to see what’s next from this new brand and eager to get a glimpse of the art toy projects founder Kevin Winnik has indicated are in the works.
Oct 20, 2012
outsmART Originals x Jon Paul Kaiser–Warrior Panda T-Shirt
outsmART Originals has just collaborated with Jon Paul Kaiser to release the all new "Warrior Panda” T-Shirt. This run will only be available for a limited time and will soon end on October 29th. Are you an ultimate JPK fan? This is just for you! Can’t get enough of looking at his toys in your home, well bring some of his designs out with ya! You can find the shirts available HERE for $25 each.
Sep 20, 2012
The Loyals Subjects x Hasbro – Transformers Tees (9.25)
After some choice previews and teaser images, The Loyal Subjects is about to drop the first products from their Hasbro-licensed Transformers project – Series 1 of their Transformer Tees. The new collection features ten designs (across several colors) including eight character outline designs and two logo tees, created by Les Schettkoe. The character tees feature 4 Autobots ( Bumble Bee, Optimus Prime, Jazz and Grimlock) and 4 Decepticons (Megatron, Thundercracker, Soundwave, and Starscream). Based on Gen1 Transformers, these character designs appear to be previews of the upcoming Transformers Blindbox mini-figure series which is due in early December. The 100% ringspun cotton tees (S – 2XL) will be available on Tuesday, September 25th from theloyalsubjects.com, Newbury Comics, and select retailers for $25 each.
Sep 09, 2012
More on The Loyal Subjects x Transformers Unveiled
It was first at the Agenda Trade Show in Long Beach, where The Loyal Subjects revealed their upcoming collaborative t-shirt line with the Transformers. Clothes are cool and all, but what about the toys?! Not too long ago TLS posted some shots of a WIP Optimus Prime figure, designed by Les Schettkoe, which closely resembles the T-shirt design. We hope to see Megatron, Jazz, Stary Scream, Grimlock, Thunder Cracker, Soundwave, and Bumble Bee brought to life real soon.
Jul 31, 2012
Vannen x Tristan Eaton x Breaking Bad
After giving The Walking Dead the watch treatment, Vannen now turns its attention to another red hot prime time series from AMC -- Breaking Bad. Designed by Tristan Eaton, Contaminant features 'The Fly' (on the watch dial) which drove Walter into a frenzy in season three as he made repeated attempts to eliminate the winged pest lest it ruin his latest batch. The design also incorporates Walter's dark alter ego, Heisenberg, in stylized skull form on the watch rear. Keep an eye out for an upcoming giveway in which twelve of the new watches, produced in conjunction with the Breaking Gifs art project, will be up for grabs. What we're really waiting for though, is the full reveal.
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May 10, 2012
Sam Flores’ 12Grain Spring 2012 Tees
Sam Flores has created nine new Tee designs for the Spring 2012 collection of his 12Grain brand with Upper Playground. There’s a wide variety including Geishas, Kid Dragon, and Fatima. Each Tee is available for $26.