The Daily Tee

Great t-shirts, every day

I don’t usually like most tee shirt sites’ gaming tees. Even the best shirt sites, like Threadless or Shirt.woot, almost never offer gaming tees with much originality or anything to set them apart from what you can find from the game developer’s merchandise store.

Fangamer.net, however, is here to change all that. Its gaming tees feature some stunning artwork that avoids being abstract. You can show your love for retro games in true style with these shirts. 

What the hell has happened to you, Shirt.woot?

You used to be beautiful. You used to be my one and only. You used to be everything I asked for in a shirt site. And now, you peddle overdone crap like the shirt you’re offering today? You can find better done Facebook “Like” shirts at tourist traps around the world. I’m not even going to link it, out of fear of providing it one more sale. Feel free to check out shirt.woot.com if you want to see. I’ll be in the corner, weeping at the fate of a website that was once, by far, my favorite tee site, and how it has become a pale imitation of teefury.com. 

I love me some robot shirts. The more destructive, the better. While we’re at it, why is it that robots only seem to attack big cities? Didn’t The Iron Giant teach us that robots are just as likely to land in the countryside? Unfortunately for the residents of Nathan Stillie’s "Firelight Cottage," the flamethrowing bot has decided to take their idyllic home and turn it into a a huge improvement on a Thomas Kinkade painting. Light, indeed. 
Snag it while you can on Threadless!

I love me some robot shirts. The more destructive, the better. While we’re at it, why is it that robots only seem to attack big cities? Didn’t The Iron Giant teach us that robots are just as likely to land in the countryside? Unfortunately for the residents of Nathan Stillie’s "Firelight Cottage," the flamethrowing bot has decided to take their idyllic home and turn it into a a huge improvement on a Thomas Kinkade painting. Light, indeed. 

Snag it while you can on Threadless!

Sometimes an image is just so odd, striking, or memorable that it demands to be worn. Tilteed is particularly good at producing shirts with images like these. Artist zackOlantern’s print “Neon Space Night” has something for everyone, from sci-fi fans, to literary geeks (come on, I can’t be the only person with memories of “Sir Gawain”) to t-shirt geeks with a hankering for something that will make them stand out. 
This is a Tilteed limited, so you only have until tomorrow to get it!

Sometimes an image is just so odd, striking, or memorable that it demands to be worn. Tilteed is particularly good at producing shirts with images like these. Artist zackOlantern’s print “Neon Space Night” has something for everyone, from sci-fi fans, to literary geeks (come on, I can’t be the only person with memories of “Sir Gawain”) to t-shirt geeks with a hankering for something that will make them stand out. 

This is a Tilteed limited, so you only have until tomorrow to get it!

Big Scopial Update

Well, Scopial went a while without an update, as I did with this blog. However, they have since printed a bunch of stunning tees, and it’s my duty to highlight them for you. 

First off is the stunning, steampunk-esque "The City" by Yau Tang. I adore sci-fi, but I don’t care for overly geeky shirts. This shirt strikes the perfect balance, and features some stunning use of color and perspective.

Next is Santiago Sanchez’s “Spaceskater,” a design as whimsical and funny as it is genuinely pretty. 

And since one purple, astronaut-themed shirt is never enough, I also bring you "Every Planet We Reach is Dead," a haunting, spectacular shirt by Sean Husbands. The illusion of depth is often used in a much more gimmicky fashion. Here, it creates a chilling effect, juxtaposing the dead murkiness of the planet and the scope of outer space in the same image.

Scopial continues to deliver some of the most stunning artwork on tees you can find. I am puzzled as to why it no longer seems to offer shirts in Women’s sizes. But for the guys, it’s one of the best sites out there.

Thank you to compete-tee-tion.com for tuning me in to today’s tee. A Better Tomorrow is a German tee site with some superb featured designs, and this week’s new print is particularly lovely. "Portrait Shirt" by Susann Gruell is a great example of how to take a stellar piece of artwork and place it on a shirt in a way that seems completely organic. The shirt’s flow, drawing the eye upward, its placement and shape, and simple gray-on-white color scheme seem as at home on a tee as they do on a sketchpad. This shirt is eye-catching and totally wearable.

Thank you to compete-tee-tion.com for tuning me in to today’s tee. A Better Tomorrow is a German tee site with some superb featured designs, and this week’s new print is particularly lovely. "Portrait Shirt" by Susann Gruell is a great example of how to take a stellar piece of artwork and place it on a shirt in a way that seems completely organic. The shirt’s flow, drawing the eye upward, its placement and shape, and simple gray-on-white color scheme seem as at home on a tee as they do on a sketchpad. This shirt is eye-catching and totally wearable.

I’m not usually a fan of comic book-style images on shirts (unless they’re parodies), but damn, Kyle Cobban’s "When the Moon Bleeds" is the film noiriest shirt I’ve ever seen. There’s so much mystery in the image, and it’s full of fantastic details that make for a fantastic t-shirt, as opposed to just a great design. Pick it up at Threadless!

I’m not usually a fan of comic book-style images on shirts (unless they’re parodies), but damn, Kyle Cobban’s "When the Moon Bleeds" is the film noiriest shirt I’ve ever seen. There’s so much mystery in the image, and it’s full of fantastic details that make for a fantastic t-shirt, as opposed to just a great design. Pick it up at Threadless!

I’ve never hidden my love for the work of Edgar R. McHerly. His work in general is a magnificent exercise in the surreal most of the time, and just plain funny almost all of the time.

He also designs t-shirts on occasion, and his online shop has two more that have caught my eye.

"Happiness" was a favorite of mine ever since Edgar submitted it to Woot. It didn’t print, but now it’s available in its full glory on his website, Invisible Hairsuit. Some might want to find deep philosophical meanings in this shirt. I prefer just to regard it as its hilarious self.

Another shirt, "Visiting God", is another old Woot submission, although it’s been altered a fair bit. While I preferred the original’s elegance and simplicity, this one is still plenty fantastic and worthy of your hard earned cash.

Hello, t-shirt fans! I’m back, with a lot more regularity, hyping the best tees the internet has to offer.

As of yesterday, Threadless is offering a reprint of one of its all-time classics: Alice X. Zhang’s gorgeous "A Study in Scarlet". While it doesn’t seem to have much in common with the Sherlock Holmes tale other than its interpretation of the title, what an interpretation it is. Not every great piece of art is necessarily right for tees. The artist needs to factor how an image works on the tee as a canvas. This shirt is just right; its colors balance and pop, and the image flows beautifully. It’s eye-catching and just plain gorgeous. 

I find moustache shirts inherently hilarious. Don’t ask. Thank Woot, however, for reminding me to start up my blog again with today’s print, "Evil Bike is Evil" by Seeduvpain. Moustaches, penny-farthings and evil laughs just go so damn well together.

And while we’re on the subject of moustache shirts, it’s impossible to ignore the fantastic designs at Fuzzy Ink. My favorite, by far, is "A Winged Welcoming". It needs no explanation; it’s just funny as well and wonderfully illustrated.