Category Archives: hand drawn t-shirts

pope is dope t shirt design

The Pope Is Dope T-Shirt – Sweet Design!

pope is dope t shirt design

pope francis rap microphone

Pope Francis drops a dope rhyme

The Pope Is Dope – Just in time for the Pope’s visit to Philly came this “The Pope Is Dope” t-shirt design. Sure, there were a couple of crappy designs floating around already with that message, but this one actually looks good.

Unlike most Popes, Francis is a man of the people and truly deserves a dope, old school tribute like this. (I don’t think crusty old Pope Benedict inspired too many t-shirt designs)

I like the one with the retro-filter, but you can find shirts without the distressed look as well.

Hopefully the designer of this t-shirt, Chairman Meow, was able to capitalize on the tweet by Kim Kardashian that “The Pope is dope,” during his Philly visit, or the meme that started when people saw The Pope’s rapper stance above.

*Zazzle makes it hard to find the best style t-shirt, but if you look there are men’s and women’s tee options from American Apparel, etc.

pope is dope t-shirt

“The Mack’s dope with more hope than the Pope
But for MCs more knots than rope.” – Craig Mack, Flava In Your Ear

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Alien Graffiti T-shirt

alien graffiti

Alien Graffiti T-Shirt – Pretty funny design of an alien spray painting some crop circles on the wall. (Although, if they aren’t in actually crops, what would they be called?) Let’s hope he doesn’t get caught, because illegal street art can carry stiff penalties.

Also, according to article 731.01, they can tack on another $250+ to this guy’s fines for public nudity. (Not to mention if he is in Singapore doing this, which would be really bad!) Anyway, this funny t-shirt is also over at Glennz.com

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Fun dinosaur themed t-shirts

My Favorite Dinosaur – As stated on the My Favorite Dinosaur site, these t-shirts were “created by people who often wear t-shirts and think Dinosaurs are awesome.” What a customer base! Everyone wears t-shirts and I’ve NEVER heard anyone say, “Meh, dinosaurs kinda suck.” Everyone loves dinosaurs!

The t-shirts are very simple and graphic, featuring a line drawing of each dinosaur and its name. The site features accompanying information on each dinosaur, like where and when it lived, specialized features and what the name means. There is even simple representation of how big it would be compared to an average human, which will remind you how incredibly terrifying these creatures must have been in the flesh. I think that it would be really neat to include at least some of the information on the back of the shirt. If you’re going rock a t-shirt with a freaking Iguanodon on it, why not educate the public on its awesomeness at the same time?

There are dozens of colors to pair with your favorite dinosaur, and you can even customize the text and color of your dinosaur, so the possibilities are endless. The sizes range from infant to toddler to adult, so the entire family can Walk the Dinosaur.

These t-shirts are simple and whimsical, and just plain fun. Check them out here.

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Humorous T-Shirts from Sebastien Millon

French Bear loves eating little children

French Bear loves eating little children

tshirt psycho bear

...psycho bears with machetes kill people

You know, the great thing about designing t-shirts is that there are no limitations; so why not have fun with it? With all the designs out there, you really have to do something to distinguish yourself to get people’s attention.

That’s just what Sebastien Millon seems to be doing on his site & with his t-shirts for sale over on Etsy.

His simple cartoonish style works well with his often dark humor, creating some designs you have to look twice at. Kind of reminds of a parody on those hugely successful “Life is Good” designs.

tshirt little owlie fat beats

little owlie loves a fat beat

While not all illustrations are dark, subjects like alcoholism and murder are perfect with these cute drawings, right!? (Personally, I’ve always wanted to see one of those happy little Care Bears brought to their knees with a serious meth addiction) The simple, handwritten font is a good match, too.

Check out more illustrations at sebastienmillon.com


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Check Out Raz City Studios

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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Remuse Collective T-Shirts

Fall from Grace t-shirt

"Fallen from Grace"

Secret Life Remuse

"Secret Life"

Daggers Remuse t-shirt

"Daggers"

Remuse is a new artist collective brand offering sweat-shop free t-shirts (American Apparel, I believe) that are released seasonally. Remuse designs are meant to inspire “the pondering of everyday life both subliminally and direct.”

Like myself, they hail from outside Philly & also seem to share my glass half-empty view of where society is headed. They intend to encourage awareness of society’s decline through their work.

I think the artists at Remuse are off to a great start. Although they only have a handful of designs, the ones they have showcase impressively illustrated, thought-provoking illustrations printed on quality tees.

Check out their shop and use coupon code: POP10 for 10% off!


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Femme Fatales – Matthew Skiff

femme fatale shinobi

femme fatale - shinobi (aka Kim Kardashian vs ninjas!?)

femme fatale americana t-shirt

femme fatale - americana

femme fatale tigress

femme fatale - tigress

Thanks to Kyle at krypton t-shirts for letting me know about this awesome Femme Fatale t-shirt series illustrated by the very talented Matthew Skiff.

I’m loving the lines, color, and balance in these designs. Really, no text is even needed in these vignettes of sexy femme fatales that combines exotic fantasy art w/ vintage comic book style. Look, there’s a zombie!

Brilliantly illustrated, these limited edition t-shirts are available in 2 colorways, and are printed on soft American Apparel tees.

You can get 15% off with coupon code: POPCULTURETEES.
Check them out now!


 

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This is Not Leather- Killer Brigade T-Shirts

leather t-shirt

This is not actually a leather t-shirt

This is Not Leather – Whoa, what a cool design sent to us by Mo at Norwegian clothing brand Killer Brigade. Looking like leather over a real skull t-shirt (which i believe is considered “business casual?”) this kind of takes that old “tuxedo shirt” idea to a new level. I guess you would call this “Trompe-l’œil,” defined as “realistic imagery in order to create an optical illusion.”

I really like how the leather design on the front fades out around the edges, and bleeds right onto the edge of the collar, giving it a cool, realistic effect. Although the store is based in Norway, I’m wondering how Americans like myself can get one of these t-shirts? Mo, if you have the answer, please comment below!

Also, check out one of their other cool designs below:

space queen t-shirt

space queen t-shirt

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