Future x-mases will be hot

I’ve been working for Greenpeace for the last couple of years (but am no more). During these years, I’ve been trying to convince people we/they/whatever, I’m confused, should be selling t-shirts. The only reason I’ve been given why Greenpeace Sweden does not sell shirts is that it was tried in the 80s and it was a lot of work. Ok…

To inspire my former colleagues, here are a couple of nice shirts that Greenpeace Spain are selling. You may not know this, but normally, Greenpeace shirts are butt ugly and poorly designed. These are not.

Remember the fake x-mas sweaters I wrote about a while ago. The one above may be a bit more simple, but the rather subltle message makes it better in my eyes. The nuked elephant is just… Funny? Cute? Get em here.

Merry x-mas!

Urinal shirts

Just in case you ever felt the urge to wear a shirt with a face-like design, made from urinal mats.

…well, now you can. Get it here.

Happy Holidays from Hipster Hitler (and me)

I’m sure I’ll post again before x-mas, but just in case I don’t – here’s me and Hipster Hitler, saying merry x-mas to y’all!

FALSE – cooler than fuck stuff

Damn… I feel I should do some sort of investigation about False to find out what the hell this is about, but I’m waay to lazy. I’ll be unemployed after x-mas, maybe I’ll have time then for shit like that. For now, you’ll have to make do with my initial impression of False: they make tons of clothes, they like to put skulls, russian wording and ladies on their clothes and they’re a bit ‘edgy’ (or whatever the hell you want to call it when you put Hitler and stuff on shirts). Here’s some of their output:

They also do stuff called Better off dead, where they make pretty funny, fashion-related stuff:

(the one to the right says Anna & Wintour & Fuck & You – I fucked up the photoshopping there, sorry!)

If you only have time to check out a few of these masterpieces, try this one, this one aaand this one!

All of this stuff can be bought here, and although I must say 40 bucks is a bit steep for tees… maybe I should get myself something for x-mas.


Freedom of speech motherfuckers!

I have nothing to add, this shirt speaks for itself (and me). Get it here.

Wordboner shirts – type tees

Wordboner sell shirts with nothing but words on them, some of which I like and some of which are a tad bit to witty or profound for my liking. Here’s a selection fo the stuff I like:

Topless Sam Fox and PUNX

Here are two shirts I have happened to see lately, both need a bit of explaining.

Back in the early 00s, one of my favorite things when traveling eastern Europe was to visit a New Yorker store. Apparently it’s a German store, but back then they can only have sold their stuff in countries where people didn’t speak much English because all their shirts were hilarious, a German version of engrish or something. I used to buy them for their sheer craziness and lunacy. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos from back then, except one from the mid-00s, of a shirt I did not buy (pictured right).

These days, New Yorker have a few stores in Sweden and you would think this would make me very happy. Sadly though, their shirts are no longer as funny – they must have hired someone who speaks English. Damn! I popped by the other day when shopping x-mas gifts, just to see if they had anything worth a laugh and found this shirt. Now… I’ve been into punk-ish stuff for more than 20 years, listening and playing and… it’s a bit sensitive to me. New Yorker – get your filthy hands off my subculture and go back to making engrish shirts damnit!

Next up, true underground, with a bit of history behind it. A few years back, my band were doing a split 7-inch with a band called Widespread Bloodshed and Esse of W.B. came up with the excellent idea paraphrasing the Poison Idea album “Pick your king” (with Elvis on one side and Jeseus on the other). We called our releaseĀ  “Pick your queen” and put a photo of Sabrina on one side and Samantha Fox on the other side. Back when I grew up, Sam Fox ruled the world. I still don’t understand how it was totally acceptable for pre-teen boys to have posters, stickers and flags of a topless, busty woman, even in school – but somehow (because she was an ‘artist’?), it was.

Anyhoodle, a while back, friends of Esse in the band Stay Hungry asked us to send them the photo we used so they could use it for a shirt. You see, getting good photos of Sam Fox is not easy. I spent weeks and weeks on eBay before I found a set of posters I could use and even then it required quite a bit of photoshopping. So, here’s the shirt it was used for, the 7-inch can be found somewhere on www.massgrav.com (my band’s website).

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