Jul 17, 2014
3DRetro x Vannen x Kronk –- SDCC Exclusive White Rat Basterd
Early this month, Vannen brought word that they were working with 3DRetro to release a limited-edition Kronk art watch at San Diego Comic-Con. Now they’ve released images and details of the new watch –- a White edition of the OG Rat Basterd watch, which dropped last fall. The White Rat Basterd will be available from the 3DRetro booth [#5049] beginning on Preview Night (7.23) at a special price of $60. Act quickly at SDCC if you’re planning on buying one since the first 30 people to buy the new watch will receive a free bonus limited-edition Kronk giclee print.
Jun 06, 2014
Pobber – ‘Make Toys, Not War’ Tees (6.6)
Singaporean toy brand Pobber created their ‘Make Toys, Not War’ T-shirts for the Art Toy Culture Korea show back in May. Now, due to collector interest Pobber will offer the shirt in both black and white designs in a much more accessible online release on June 6th @ Midnight for $24 (+ s/h) from Pobber.com. While both work, we’d go with the black for the two-tone text.
May 08, 2014
Mini Magellan –- Jade Stars: The Great Race, Illustrated by Jerome Lu
You might be familiar with the Chinese Zodiac and Lunar Calendar which mark 2014 as the ‘Year of the Horse’. But do you know how each of the twelve animals earned that honor? To answer that question, Mini Magellan has released Jade Stars: The Great Race, a children’s book illustrated by Jerome Lu and written by Charles Huang and Stacey Hirata which presents the classic tale in a fun, fresh, & kid friendly way. The hard-cover book ($17.99) unfolds the Jade Emperor’s fabled race over 24 full-color pages.
To bring Jerome’s versions of the Chinese Zodiac characters to life, Mini Magellan asked Patty Varoiba (Fat Rabbit Farm) to create large plush toys as a companion to the book. Currently, there are three plushies – Year of the Horse (17”), Year of the Snake (14”), and Year of the Ram (19”), each with a suggested retail of $59.99. If your birth year animal hasn’t been given the plush treatment yet, don’t worry; Mini Magellan is planning to create plush versions of all twelve of the Chinese Zodiac animals.
If you have a little one, Jade Stars: The Great Race will make a fine and fun addition to his or her growing library. Having had a chance to 'play with the Year of the Snake plush, the oversized, detailed, =undeniably cute, made in the USA plush is easy to recommend. The book and the plush toys are available now from MiniMagellan.com and should soon be available at retailers around the country.
May 07, 2014
Freak Store – Fonzo Artist Tee Collection
Freak Store’s Fonzo is steppin’ out. First there was the popular platform toy and now Fonzo is the star of his very own artist tee collection featuring designs from 64Colors, PO!, Hydro74, Gary Ham, I Love Dust, Jesse Phillips, Patrick Wong, Theo Badiu, Muxxi and Burundanga. Look for these soon from your favorite art/toy retailer for $24 each.
May 05, 2014
Outsmart Originals x Pocket Wookie – Ghost Dad Tee
Just in time for Father’s Day, Outsmart Originals is taking pre-orders for the new Ghost Dad shirt (limited to 48 pcs) by Pocket Wookie. Based on the artist’s A Lame Time Ago trading card series, the new shirt conjures up a humorous take on Fatherhood. It’s available for pre-order now for $20 from Outsmart Originals which works perfectly with the brand’s limited time free domestic shipping on orders of $20 or more.
Mar 22, 2014
Guest Blog Amanda Visell: Bwana Spoons – Have A Killer Day Tee
Hey Farts, Bwana Spoons made a super cute Killer tee. I hear you can telegram some paypal $28 for USA or $33 for Earth to rainbowmaster[at]earthlink[dot]net for one (I guess earthlink still exists) or go buy at his fancy Store and look at other things. You should check out his store anyway. So many things are unique and one of a kind and he's sneaky about sticking fancy things up on that junk.
Jan 28, 2014
Marka27 x BucketFeet Minigods Kicks
Marka27 is collaborating with artist brand BucketFeet on a pair of Minigods production sneakers. Marka’s design echoes the toys with the geometric patterns on the upper and the heel. No word on a release yet, but expect both a men’s shoe (above) and a women’s shoe with added polka dot detail (after the jump).
Jan 27, 2014
Freak Store -- 2014 Artists Apparel Collection
Freak Store is gearing up to release their 2014 Artists Apparel Collection. Look for exciting shirt designs from Patrick Wong, Hydro74, Theodoru Badiu, Patricio Oliver, Gary Ham, Jesse Phillips, I Love Dust, Muxxi and 64Colors. Stay tuned for more info.
kaNO x Lightsleepers – Dilla Day Tee (2.7)
The Lightsleepers asked kaNO to create a shirt design to remember and celebrate legendary Hip-hop producer J Dilla. Featuring a stylized portrait of Dilla rocking a cap and studio headphones, the tee will drop on Dilla Day (2.7) – the producers birthday. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the J Dilla foundation. Keep an eye on the product entry over at Lightsleepers.net for online ordering info.
Jan 16, 2014
Jon-Paul Kaiser x Outsmart originals – Warrior Panda Tee Redux
Outsmart Originals is bringing back Jon-Paul Kaiser’s Warrior Panda Tees. This time around his fierce design will be printed on both black and white tees rather than the grey shirts used for the first run. The shirts are available for preorder in both men’s and women’s styles in sizes ranging all the way from small to 5XL (!) for ($20 + s/h). Plus, you’ll be happy to know that Outsmart is once again offering their Buy 3 Get 1 Free deal – be sure to use the BAMBOO code at checkout to get in on the deal.
Dec 12, 2013
The Loyal Subjects – 2 for 1 Tee Sale
Just in time for some last minute holiday shopping, The Loyal Subjects is throwing a 2 for 1 T-shirt sale through Chirstmas (12.25). There are plenty of shirts ($25 each) to choose from including Transformer designs from Sket One as well as a number of sharp Les Schettkoe Tees. If you decide to take advantage of this deal, use coupon code TSHIRT50 when you checkout.
Dec 10, 2013
123klan Holiday Packs
Graffiti duo and design powerhouse 123klan has created four Holiday packs featuring a mix of their tees, caps, beanies, prints and sticker packs. So if you’re looking to add some style to your daily gear or give a cool gift, you might want to check out all four packs ($94.50 + 104.50) from the 123klan web shop.
Kuso Vinyl – Goodluck Bodhidharmapon KusoPon Figure & Ponugawa Snapback
Kuso Vinyl and Kuso Pop have a couple special releases for you today! First up is their Goodluck Bodhidharmapon Sunshine edition from their KusoPon All-Star series. The design comes from the Japanese Daruma Doll, which represents good fortune. They are limited to 100 pieces and are available now HERE for $10.95 a piece.
Wanting to rock some Kuso wear on your dome piece? Well also available is their new Ponugawa snapback, which is a collaboration piece from their Ponshugon series with Zephyr. There are only 70 of these available and are available HERE for $35.
Dec 09, 2013
Outsmart Originals -- $10 Tee Shirt 24-hour Extravaganza (12.10)
If you’ve been looking to add some art to your closet or for affordable yet cool gifts, then Outsmart Originals has just the deal for you. All day Tuesday (12.10) they will be offering their selection of artist Tees for just $10 each. Yup, for 24 hours you can get shirts from Frank Kozik, JC Rivera, RSIN, Lamour Supreme, Sergio Mancini, Jon Paul Kaiser and more for only ten dollars (+s/h) each. Psst, even though it’s still Monday – the deal is already live…
Nov 19, 2013
Martin Hsu – Dragon Boy Shirts for Philippines Typhoon Relief
Through Thanksgiving, Martin Hsu is donating all the proceeds from the sale of his Dragon Boy Tees ($20) to Doctors Without Borders’ Emergency Response Fund which earmarks the money to provide Relief for victims of the recent tragic typhoon in the Philippines. Additionally, Martin will match the donation provided through the shirt sales, meaning a total of 200% of the proceeds from Dragon Boy shirts through Thanksgiving, will be donated to assist the Philippines. Thanks to Martin’s generosity, this is an awesome offer – buy a cool shirt, wear it proudly, and make a donation to a worthy cause.
Oct 18, 2013
Pobber Apparel ?
Pobber is teasing a new project featuring at from Pause, Kronk, Doktor A, and Gary Ham. The ‘Wear them all’ tag line has us thinking that Pobber is about release a new apparel line – perhaps tee shirts?
Oct 03, 2013
MCA x Outsmart Originals – Project: Evil Ape
Outsmart Originals is tag teaming a special project for NYCC with MCA! Project: Evil Ape feature’s MCA’s iconic character, which has been redesigned by MCA, Sergio Mancini, Scott Tolleson, Oliver Hibert, L’amour Supreme, and Evoker for a special T-shirt release. Each Tee will be super limited and available at booth #208 in The Block. All 6 designs are available for pre-order HERE at a discounted price of $25 until October 16th.
Aug 23, 2013
Bad Juju Update: New Hand Style Tee + Dripple Traffic Cones
Bad Juju recently rolled out several products including their brand-new ‘Hand Style’ tee ($26) as well as their sought-after Dripple Traffic Cones ($28) The Hand Style Tee features Bad Juju mascot Dripple getting his vandal on. First seen at DesignerCon 2012 as part of their urban style booth installation, Bad Juju’s traffic cones drew alot of interest and are now available in four different designs – each with a different Dripple expression. And if you still haven’t taken advantage of Bad Juju’s free t-shirt offer, head on over to their site, register, and then selection the free promo Tee from the online shop.
Sket One x Silent Stage – Galactic Empire Strikes Back w/Grayscale Version
The people asked for it, so Silent Stage is once again offering Sket One’s clever Galactic Empire Tee for one week (thru 8.29). But wait, that’s not all. In addition to the OG full-color edition, there’s now another option – Grayscale (on both white and black tees). While each of the variations is cool, we’d say the gray on black is pretty sweet. Go get ‘em from the Silent Stage web shop for $25 each (+ s/h).
Aug 05, 2013
KusoPop – Summer 2013 Collection Available
KusoPop has just released their Summer 2013 collection which features new urban designs in addition to several new graphic tees. For those of you looking for something a little different, check out Kuso’s new leopard and camo pocket signature tees. On the graphic side of life, Kuso’s got the Applpon vs Androidpon and Freddy Kreuger vs. Pon the 13th as well as some new Puff Nation collabos. Check out all the new gear over at the KusoPop shop.
Jul 30, 2013
RSIN x Outsmart Originals – Crown Tee + Cap
For their next release, Outsmart Originals is revisiting RSIN’s popular Crown design. This time around they are releasing it on a charcoal grey shirt (previously done in white and black). Also they are releasing their first embroidered FlexFit Cap featuring RSIN’s skull logo. As is their tradition, Outsmart will also be giving away a custom 2.5” Burning Bear RSIN custom to one lucky, randomly chosen collector in a giveaway open to anyone who purchases one of the new RSIN items. Both the Tee ($25) and the cap ($25) are guaranteed to ship by 8.9 – so order away.
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.