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T-shirt brilliance

Posted in Art, Clothing, Design, T-Shirts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2016 by dc

I love discovering cool, funny and peculiar t-shirts (I’m sat writing this in a Jim’ll Paint It design that still makes me chuckle everytime I slip it on). It’s a dream of mine to open an online shop packed with loads of great finds from artists and designers from across the world one day. But today I’m here to push your peepers towards the t-shirt brilliance contained within one particular print studio based in Truro, Cornwall.

Blackwater Studios have specialised in screen printing t-shirts for more than 40 years and have just launched a great new artist shop. Their idea was to create their own collaborative store with a small selection of talented illustrators from around the world. And more specifically, illustrators who could fully embrace the virtues of single colour prints.

The current crop of tip-top illustrators includes Michael C. Hsiung, Engin Oztekin, Bene Rohlmann, Mark Breed, Ivo Matić and Jim Hollingworth (aka JIMP).

Death By Doom t-shirt
Death By Doom – by JIMP

JIMP‘s been on my radar for a few years now and I have one of his originals hanging in my home. He’s a master and I take great pleasure in the superb off-kilter art he consistantly produces. But what’s striking about the Blackwater Studios Artist Shop is how great it is across the board. There’s a certain peculiarity and oddness that permeates all their current designs. Take a look at a few of their t-shirts below:

Merman Mugging t-shirt
Merman Mugging – by Michael C. Hsiung

Moth t-shirt
Moth – by Bene Rohlmann

Peacock t-shirt
Peacock – by Engin Oztekin

Like what you see? Check out all of Blackwater Studio‘s current t-shirt designs and buy some here.

Ladies and gentlemen… Freddie “Mercury”

Posted in Design, Funny, T-Shirts with tags , , , , , , , on June 8, 2013 by dc

Spotted this on the t-shirt site, Threadless, and it made me chuckle:



Charles Ramsey interview gets the autotuned song treatment

Posted in Funny, Music, News, Viral with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2013 by dc

Early this week when Ohio resident, Charles Ramsey was interviewed on TV after rescuing Amanda Berry and her daughter from the home of kidnapper and rapist, Ariel Castro, I knew it’d end up as an autotuned song at some stage.

The interview has become an internet sensation and Ramsey‘s animated and eloquent answers fit the autotune treatment perfectly. It might be an obvious comedic step, but it’s joyful nonetheless – check out Robbo Da Yobbo‘s ‘Dead Giveaway‘ remix below (it’s really rather good):

You can even buy ‘Charles Ramsey Hero‘ t-shirts – check them out here.

Father Ted t-shirts

Posted in Clothing, Comedy, TV with tags , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by dc

Amidst all the endless sit-com re-runs on digital TV, one of the few ever-presents to maintain it’s endless chuckle-factor is the timeless Father Ted.

Between 1995 and 1998, three series of the show aired and quickly became cherished by British viewers. And now, 14 years after it was first screened you can get your hands on some Graham Linehan approved Father Ted t-shirts at (some have even been designed by the man himself).

Check out the full range here.