Category Archives: cartoon t-shirts

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many lives of spock t-shirt

the many lives of Spock t-shirt 1

who killed wicked witch t-shirt

who killed the wicked witch? t-shirt

sons anarchy christmas

sons of anarchy / ghost of christmas future sketch

apes shall rule t-shirt

apes shall rule t-shirt

Thanks to Ramsey for dropping me a line about his brilliant illustrations at Raz City Studios. I may have missed his cool Halloween themed monster t-shirt which was on sale at Shirt Punch for a day, but I definitely like his Christmas Carol / Sons of Anarchy sketch.

A must see for Trekkies is the hilarious Many Lives of Spock t-shirt above; envisioning how pop culture influenced Spock over the years. (available through Red Bubble)

Ramsey has a great blog which showcases not only his t-shirt designs, but his great comic book style illustrations and sketches. Check it out!


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Battle of the Beards T-Shirt

battle of the beards

battle of the beards

Chuck Norris Beard

Chuck Norris Beard

Battle of the Beards T-Shirt – While a lot of people have wondered who would win in a fight of, oh, let’s say Godzilla fought King Kong, Clack Industries (who only does one t-shirt design a year) has proposed a deadly face off between Chuck Norris and The World’s Most Interesting Man in a Battle of the Beards.

Let’s not forget the influence that beards have had in modern popular culture. Whether it be San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, or Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke (can you imagine the global economic meltdown if he shaved his beard!?) beards have made a stunning comeback in recent years.

Although the outcome isnt clear, whoever wins this epic battle will surely have to contend with the formidable challenger Kenny Rogers. View / buy this t-shirt


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Mister Black Tee T-Shirts

Big Robot T-Shirt

Big Robot T-Shirt

anime cartoon characters

112 anime retro cartoon characters on one t-shirt!

Cool Ghostbusters T-shirt

Cool Ghostbusters T-shirt - Who You Gonna Call?

1980s t-shirt

1980s Pop Culture T-shirt - ¿Quien es malo?

mister black tee logo

Mister Black Tee

I love finding out about great t-shirt shops online that I’ve never heard of. Spanish t-shirt shop Mister Black Tee is just that. Above are a few of there newer designs with some cool American pop culture references like Ghost Busters. (how many 80s characters do you recognize in the shirt above?)

For someone like myself who grew up watching these 80s movies, it’s really cool to see them reinterpreted in these creative t-shirt designs. (Would these designs be even cooler to me if the text was en Espanol?) There is even a design on the site featuring famous movie directors and one with little anime drawings of retro cartoons. (112 personajes de dibujos animados – desde 1962 hasta 1997)

tarantino t-shirt

Mira! Tarantino!

I’m not an expert on copyright law, but I’d say that they have done a great job with the retro-looking illustrations; alluding to the characters in these movies without getting in trouble for using actual movie names or pictures of actors.

They also have some great paper toys under their “Goodies” section.” Check out their shop at Mbtee.com

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Gucha Gucha T-Shirts

gucha gucha t-shirt

gucha gucha t-shirt

gucha gucha t-shirt 2

gucha gucha t-shirt 2

gucha gucha

more by Eduardo

Gucha Gucha – Gucha Gucha is a Japanese word that refers to a state of confusion and disorder, but also means full of thoughts.

I’d say it’s a pretty good description of the collective styles of co-founders Eduardo Bertone (Argentina) and Roji (Japan) who have created a mixture of their styles & cultures in their unique hand-drawn designs.

Check out their latest limited edition t-shirts at: guchagucha.com

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Stanley Kubrick by Stanley Chow

Kubrick t-shirt - Stanley Chow

social fabrik

another social fabrik design

It’s always nice to find a surprisingly good submission to popculturetees. That was the case today with the inspiring designs of the talented artist Stanley Chow, including this tribute to Stanley Kubrick sold through UK-based socialfabrik.

This t-shirt is a tribute to (not Jesus) maverick film director Stanley Kubrick; director of films like Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Lolita, and others. (although only a total of 13 films)

Stan Chow is a Manchester-based illustrator who has much of his impressive work on display at his website. Although this is the only t-shirt design that I can find of his, you can browse through his great illustrations at: stanley chow illustration

stevie wonder poster

stevie wonder poster

magnum pi illustration

magnum pi - moustache tribute

If you like Stanley Chow’s illustrations, give him a thumbs-up below!


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Mofeti: Speed Racer

From one of the best cartoons from back in my day, but now with horrible remakes for the current generation to enjoy, we have a Speed Racer tee from Mofeti. Mofeti focuses on simple designs, sticking to black and white with clean fonts. Mofeti stands for “Money over fame equals talented individuals,” which I have no idea how it relates to Speed Racer, but I like this one.

Pick up the Speed Racer tee here at Mofeti’s website for $28.

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Time to Panic!

Even though Emptees is closing down at the end of month, we still check it everyday for new and exciting brands to feature. Today, it’s Time to Panic! Adam has been working hard for the past year and half to put his ideas into online stores, blogs, and soon to be packages coming to your doorstep. Oh yeah, did we mention Adam was only 16 when he came up with the idea? So that makes him 17 today, taking his passion and putting it into life. Based out of London, Adam has only a few designs for now and all orders are pre-orders that will be shipped out next month. We did tell you we look for new brands, right? Well, here is your chance to be the first to own one of these tees in your neighborhood, or possibly country (or continent) for that matter!

Although simple and a logo tee, the design is not only and nice and clean, but with that unique name means its sure to become very popular. There are two different variations so check them both out here. Up next we have one of his more intricate designs in the opening lineup:

Playful, colorful, and fun. This has been the trend for a while now. Although nothing new or groundbreaking in terms of its design, its sure to be a good seller and addition to the opening line. There is also a third design as well so don’t forget to visit the store and take a look at this brand spanking new company. All of Time to Panic’s tees sell for £16 ea. printed on American Apparel 2001s and will be ready for shipping in March. Pre order now before all of your sizes are accounted for!

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LA Lakers 2009 Champs Puppet Shirt

I know that this site has a focus on indie designers and stores, but being a Laker fan, I just had to sneak this one in. During the NBA playoffs, Nike ran a series of Kobe Bryant (Lakers) and Lebron James (Cavaliers) puppet spots to highlight the rivalry between the 2 players.

One puppet didn’t make the finals, and one puppet made it to the 2009 championship.

kobe lebron puppets t-shirt

kobe & lebron puppets t-shirt

 

Since it’s being offerend from the Lakers, guess whose puppet is sporting the rings..

Available for preorder now (Shipping 7.22) $30 + shipping at Lakers Store

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