Reality TV

realitytvOn one hand, this is really kicking in open doors, stating the obvious. On the other hand, there seems to be an endless market for ‘reality tv’ (thankfully, the idiots that seem to be the cornerstone of reality tv are nowhere to be found in my reality), so maybe this is a message that needs to be spread more. It also makes you seem a bit elitist and snobbish, wich is always good. Get it from Lead & Light, here.

Dropdead!

I was pretty sure I’d mentioned Dropdead in the past, but now when I look – I can’t find any previous post. Which is odd, I clearly recall liking their stuff. Anyway, I just browsed through a ton of gorgeous photos of their latest collection and I must say it’s a pretty strong effort. Tons and tons of items and really nice product shots, albeit a bit schizophrenic. Here’s some of the things I like best:

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Anti-You

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So, this was gonna be about Blood of the Young and a couple of their shirts (see above) but then I got tired just trying to figure out what the hell they were and I also discovered the Anti-You shirt was sold out (you can get it here though, and from a million crappy Zazzle-esque places) so… nah.

Black Ceremony

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I’m guessing Pinata Unique are Polish, since the word “sklep” (store in Polish) appears when you hit “buy”. Not a half bad shirt, this Black Ceremony.

Everydayhate

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Everydayhate is a one man operation, dealing in extreme music – it’s a music label, merch maker, merch and music seller and distributor and gig arranger. In the name of full disclosure, I should let you know that Andy, who runs it, is a friend of mine and he’s made merch for my band and re-released a couple of our albums. Never mind though, the reason I wanted to bring him to your attention today is that I think some of his Everydayhate merch has gotten really good! Pictured above are a few of the prints and color variations that are available from his eBay store.

I particularly like the Darkthrone shirt (that’s the second from the right to those of you who are not familiar with Norwegian metal logos), and I recently got it from Andy (in black though, of course).

So, if you’re looking for some fast and hard-to-love music, or just need some shirts printed, get in touch with Andy (who is the model in each of the shots above).

Dusty Lumber

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You know, I’ve pretty much seen it all, whether you’re talking weirdness or gruesomeness in a shirt company, but I was still a bit baffled by Dusty Lumber. Most of the shirts use really detailed, sometimes very nice illustrations, although they aren’t quite there when it comes to contrast and a good use of color, but then all of a sudden there’s a shirt with an all-over print of killer Ian Stawicki, without a single word of motivation on why they’ve opted to do this. The photos in the “about” page seem to offer an explanation (this is the work of young and immature assholes) until you see the name of their “president” is also Stawicki, and you’re forced to wander whether they’re related or just trying to be funny. Or if it isn’t Ian on the shirt in the first place. All in all, it’s enough to put me off this company, which in itself is somewhat of an achievement – normally it takes really crappy shirts to do that, and most of the Dusty Lumber shirts are pretty nice.

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Fuck you, Weekend Warrior!

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Top quality shirt blog So So Yeah also dabbles in making/selling shirts. This latest effort is a collaboration with I lost focus and unfortunately it’s only available as a sweatshirt, wich is a type of garment I just don’t wear for some reason. Get it here.

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