Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Teetonic (Scotland)

We recently found out about these tees over at Teetonic. These guys up in Scotland hadn't flown in under the radar yet so we were glad to have something fresh to sniff at.

Teetonic is an online t-shirt design competition with a worldwidecommunity of over 10,000 talented designers who contribute daily , this has enabled them to build a catalogue of exciting and unique t-shirtdesigns.

What we liked most about this was the introduction of some 'superdesigners' entries. Love 'em or hate 'em they are well established designers. Peter Saville, Wayne Hemmingway, Zandra Rhodes and Stefan Sagmeister have all contributed. Being from Manchester we were loving the fact that our very own Manclord Mr Saville was on board. Saville is somewhat of a legend in these parts due to his work with Factory Records and co. Hemmingways effort (orange) is particularly worthy of note. What initially appears to be just another tie on tshirt effort is in fact a clever little take on the competition title.

At present they are running a promo where you can win all of the Limited Edition designer tees they
have in stock. A pretty cool prize. For more details see the website


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Extraverage (Budapest, Hungary)

Extraverage is Karoly Kiralyfalvi's brainchild. It's his brand, it's his life, it's home to everything he creates.

He is a Budapest based graphic designer.His works are trying to represent a big range of all his experiences and influences.

Extraverage is basically his online portfolio, and it's definately a great portfolio. There's a whole host of clever stuff on there to feast on. It was his work for Hungarian brand Logikwear (whom he is the co-founder and co-owner of) that brought Karoly to our attention. It's an impressive collection
of designs.

The shirt designs featured above are Karoly's latest under his own guise. We're loving these too, particularly the Extraverage Birds one. Check out the shop on his site, there are plenty of other cool things to get hold of, stickers, limited edition prints etc.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

FrenchLoser (France)

FrenchLoser is a fresh new site out of France.
The site is based on a design competition (a la Threadless)... The shop part is already open with 5 oh-so fresh design by : Llor, Ensu, Playmoo and Gnot Guedin.
These guys are calling for more designs so, if you have designs, that may have their place in their shop/galerie, please send them. But be warned they are are not looking for any slogans, or oh-so funny shirts.
To be honest, we can't blame them. Were sick and tired of seeing the amount of tshirt sites out there pedalling blank t shirts with unfunny messages accross the chests.
Not only do these guys have some nice tees to buy, there is also a nice selection of tattoos being sported.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Eio Clothing (London)

Eio (Excess is ok) is the offspring of a creative collective from Goldsmiths College, an edgy label started by artists who began to design garments to finance their art projects. Tired of the vision of regurgitated retro prints on the High Streets around the land, Eio dreamt of creating one-off, bespoke garments, like shimmering works of art, hanging from rails and falling onto dance floors around the world.

Eio’s edgy range boasts bold, sleazy men's and women’s tees, underwear, jumpers and hoodies offering more unusual illustrations crossed with vintage garment recreations that sit as well on the dance floor as in the street. And so a vision was born.

Now in their 6th season, Eio continue to sail the seas creating garments for rakes, profligates and passion-givers the world over. People who have an eye for a unique piece of clothing don Eio. Already a hit amongst the cross-music genre style leaders - including Pete Doherty, Lady Sovereign, Sugababes, CSS, Hadouken!, New Yong Pony Club and Klaxons, Eio is renowned for it's cutting edge, off the wall designs. In between collections, the Eio boys found time to design exclusive one-offs and album covers for their favourite bands.


Origin68 ( Manchester)

"Origin68 is a brand new site based in Manchester(UK). Designs are created by a variety of local designers and in the future will aim to act as a platform to promote other new talented artists. Most designs tend to play on some kind of idea or message. The t shirt is an ideal opportunity to express ideas without ramming what your point is down people's throats"

Their first design titled Power In Everyone (pictured above) has been launched since June 2007. It's early days but these guys show promise. They have a good selection of designs already posted on the site and we have it on good authority that there are several more in the pipeline. A new design is set to be released within the next 2-3 weeks. see their website for more designs. It's a pretty cool website too, easy to navigate and has a nice homemade feel too it.


3minutes (Italy)

3minutes…"just the time to listen to will is my friend by devendra banhart or not a reasonable man by i am kloot"
after the three minutes there always be someone who decides to do some things and not to do others. this is the concept from which spreads the creative work of Alessandro Mario Toscano, italian based room artist. from photography to illustration, passing through all the streets and lanes until the exploration of all the possible border territories. in a nutshell:Rock Art. sometimes some friend join him to interact for the fulfilment of many works, when this happens it's not about 3minutes as a individual portrait anymore, but a family.
He produces: artworks, illustrations, tshirts design, rock posters, movie posters, theatre posters, album and single covers, book covers, graphic design, photos, band photos, gig and tour photos and other stuff perfect for rock bands, filmakers, publishing agencies, managements, venues, labels, associations, public and private bodies...
We're enjoying the hand drawn nature to these shirts. Check the site out, theres some nice stuff on there, a cool selection of photographic prints are available too

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Cotton Pimps (Manchester)

Independent Manchester label Cotton Pimps represent the outlandish, outrageous fusions of found, stolen, cut 'n' shut images from designer and brainchild Mark Wilkinson.

Inspired by the internet, Electro, Punk, Street Art and Porn he creates chaotic yet scrutinisingly organised simple graphics.

Worn by 'cred' bands, commisioned by inspired impromptu galleries, are these designs only for the brave? Is anything shocking anymore? If you ain't got the balls don't go looking for a pimp.

see http://www.cottonpimps.com/