Big Stone Head: As I’ve mentioned before, I love finding a hidden gem in the submissions to our t-shirt blog. Such is the case with Big Stone Head, the brainchild of Jory John & Avery Monsen.
Their designs are full of the kind of dry humor that I love to see on t-shirts, and work especially well as kids t-shirts. In fact, as I was looking at some of the shirts on their site, I called my wife into the room and said, “We have to get this for our kids!” These are the kind of shirts that will get you laughs at the next playgroup, and most of them are even appropriate for wearing to school.
Jory and Avery have taken a slightly twisted view of conventional kids’ themes like pirates, zoo animals, & dinosaurs, and made some great, chuckle-worthy designs out of them. In fact, I was reminded of the hugely popular recent children’s book (for adults), “Go the F*ck to Sleep.”
The “All My Friends Are Dead” design immediately struck me as one of those homerun designs with a similar, viral potential as the “Go the F*ck to Sleep” Book. Actually, it looks like they have put out a couple of successful “All My Friends Are Dead” books, also filled with dry humor, satire, and irony. A quick google image search shows that there are knock-offs of the design out there, which is both flattering and annoying.
Next time you are at a loss of what to get your niece or nephew for their birthday, consider something from the Big Stone Head store!