Category Archives: japanese t-shirts

Stubborn Sideburn – STBN SDBN T-Shirts

stubborn sideburn t-shirts

two stubborn sideburn t-shirts: "Stereo", & "Sumo"

stbn emblem t-shirt

stbn emblem

Some cool designs from Stubborn Sideburn, designed by talented Japanese artist Junichi Tsuneoka, who describes his style as, “California Roll,” combining Japanese pop culture and American urban culture together into something very unique and eye-catching. (mmm… California roll)

All of STBN SDBN tees are hand crafted, and are printed in ultra-limited numbers of less than 24 per design (only 24 of each!?) adding that, “It’s more of my design output purpose. I would rather design more than produce same thing over and over.”

He also showcases some slick sticker and print designs from his store at stbnsdbn.com. I look forward to seeing more designs from the very talented Mr. Tsuneoka, as he is off to a great start!

Check out some of the stickers; these designs would also look great on some t-shirts:

stbn_sdbn_stickers

stbn sdbn stickers

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Akumu Ink – A Stylish Japanese Nightmare

akumu ink anime t-shirt

Umami (meaning "Tasty") Girl - Tokyo Revenge

akumu ink skulls tshirts

Jadore (loving her kitty to death?) - Mad Hatter

akumuink jessi

jessi making tshirt look good

Akumu Ink – Thanks to Aldora from Akumu Ink for sending me a link to their site which features some pretty cool & unique t-shirt designs. “Akumu,” meaning “nightmare” in Japanese, pretty much describes the theme of their dark designs in a single word.

Combining elements of Japanese anime, horror, and pop culture into a creative nightmarish design, Joey (the artist) has come up with some pretty sweet illustrations. On many of the designs you can see nice hand drawn lines that give you the feeling of a charcoal drawing from a sketchbook.

They also update their blog w/ some great sketches and new designs.

poison t-shirt

death before dishonor

I’ve always felt that combining 2 uniquely different elements is a good way to come up with something new and original (it worked for the movie Snakes on a Plane!) and that is what they do over at Akumu. I could even see fans of goth (like Abby from NCIS) sporting one of these.

Good stuff! Check out their website at akumuink.com

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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!


 

New coupon: Up to 22% off t-shirts and posters with allposters coupons

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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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Pale Horse Design T-Shirts

Pale Horse Mariachi T-Shirt

Pale Horse Mariachi T-Shirt

pale horse t-shirt

Pale Horse t-shirt

Chris Parks, the talented artist behind the amazingly detailed designs at Pale Horse Design, is a self taught illustrator with an impressive portfolio. Chris got his start designing album art for punk and metal bands, and now draws inspiration globally, and has his own studio and exhibits his art globally.

On his site, you can find some pretty badass t-shirts, including the ones below. Definitely check out Chris’ t-shirt designs and entire site at palehorsedesign.com

balinese mask t-shirt

"Balinese Demon" - Balinese mask t-shirt

pale horse geisha t-shirt

Pale Horse - Geisha t-shirt

Check out Chris’ portfolio at Palehorsedesign

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Japan Relief Tee

This was sent to us by Design By Humans. They are donating $3 for every order of this shirt until today, so act now!

DBH is currently helping efforts with the American Red Cross relief of the aftermath from the earthquake and tsunami that gravely affected Japan. We have a special edition t-shirt designed by artist, johnsonflores, just for the cause called “Help Japan.” For every “Help Japan” t-shirt sold until Sunday, we will donate $3.00 to the American Red Cross.

Buy Here.

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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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