Category Archives: movie t-shirts

Walmart Selling Offensive 50 Shades of Grey Inspired T-Shirts to Boys

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In the ongoing quest to prove that Walmart doesn’t have a conscience, a number of people are up in arms about their “50 Shades of Grey” inspired t-shirt that they are selling in stores and online. (How could third-world children have the nerve to print such a shirt?)

Here’s what it looks like:

50 shades grey t-shirt walmart

Basically, the t-shirt doesn’t mention the racy, sexual bondage-themed movie, but apparently kids are savvy enough to make the connection. (Probably while smoking crack at their middle school sex parties)

I’m guessing it’s just a handful of bad parents buying these shirts. Either that, or young boys (without any fashion sense) who are independent enough to hitch a ride to Walmart to spend their drug money. Hey, at least they made it home!

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Hey Manisha, these t-shirts are offensive – Only 50 more to make before lunch break!

Actually, I’m most surprised that you can still buy a t-shirt for under $5! (The good news is that the offensive printed gray tie probably comes off in the wash.)

That low price is definitely the result of the 50 shades of child labor that Walmart was founded on, which should be the real story here.

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18 Classic Pop Culture Cars on One Radical T-Shirt

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inspector gadgetClassic cars of Pop Culture T-shirt: Can you guess them all? In many popular movies and cartoons of the 1980’s, the cars were as big of a character as any of the people. So, why not illustrate the best of them and put them on one t-shirt? (I can’t think of a reason; except that it might take you a week)

If you’re the type of person who likes to have people squint and stare at your chest, this t-shirt might be a good investment, and you’re in luck;

Also interesting to consider that nearly all of the movies that featured memorable automobiles from the 80’s spawned sequels modern remakes; I’m struggling to find one on this design that didn’t! (Maybe that’s all that Howard the Duck needed to be a hit? You know, like a “Duckmobile” or something?)

greased lightning carAlso, the way things are headed, it looks like we might get a modern day remake of The Cold War to go with our remixed 80’s pop culture.

Anyway, if you grew up in the 80’s and think you’re pretty sharp, try naming all of the classic cars featured on this nostalgic shirt. (OK, there are a few automobiles that aren’t from the 80’s mixed in)

I’ve put the answers below, but don’t cheat! Be sure to share this with friends, and see who scores the highest. By the way, I thought that #6 was the hardest; it’s not from the 80’s, so here’s a big clue:

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Answers: (don’t peek!)

Speed Racer • Jurassic Park • Back to the Future • Toy Story • Ghostbusters • LOST • Scooby Doo • Dukes of Hazzard • Breaking Bad • Inspector Gadget • Dumb and Dumber • Batman • Grease • The Jetsons • Transformers • Flintstones • The Love Bug • The A-Team


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Tee Fury Disney Mashup T-shirts: Are These Fun or Just Rip-Offs?

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Mixed up pop culture / Disney t-shirt designs – Are you sitting at home, inspired to create a Frozen design, but feeling limited by copyright rules? Well, you might be elated (or gassy?) to know that almost every day Tee Fury puts out a t-shirt design that gets awfully close to receiving a cease and desist letter from companies like Disney.

So, how do they get away with it? Actually, they’ve been stepping on people’s toes for years, including those of Mike Mignola, creator of the Hellboy comic. Their biggest advantage might be that each t-shirt is on sale for only 24 hours. By the time a lawyer looks at it to even consider a cease and desist, it’s probably not for sale anymore.

The other factor is that Tee Fury sells the designs of independent artists, meaning that any potential lawsuit might be deflected to a graphic designer who probably has more student loans than assets. A number of their designers also don’t like in the U.S., further complicating any potential lawsuit.

Anyway, with Disney’s Frozen grossing over a billion dollars in theaters, it’s creating it’s own mini-economy, with companies like Tee Fury cashing in on unlicensed “Frozen-inspired” merchandise. (Heck, I’m going to mention Frozen a few more times, just hoping that it gets me more page views! Frozen, Frozen, Frozen!)

Consider that Disney does more than it’s own share of borrowing; a few recent examples being the movie Frozen based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson, and Tangled based on Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm.

Should we feel bad that Disney isn’t getting their share on these t-shirts, or should they just let it go? Let me know!

*Update – The insane thing is that I just noticed a few of these Elsa / Frozen t-shirts selling for as much as $40 on eBay!


• “Come Out & Play” (above) by designer Karen Hallion
• check out our latest coupons for AllPosters here

• Download Frozen coloring pages here

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Clash of The Titans – Retro Tourist T-Shirt

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Coast of the Titans: Visit Joppa: Here’s a pretty sweet design inspired by the original Clash of the Titans movie.

Starting with one of those tropical shirts that tourists wear, designer Hillary White made something pretty cool by incorporating Titans imagery including the bad-ass Kraken, and Pegasus; changing the tropical location to Queen Cassiopeia’s city of Joppa. (hey, maybe she’ll do another one featuring that mechanical owl, Bubo?)

The distressed filter on the design adds to the retro feel, reminding us this tee is clearly based on the original 1981 version of the movie.

Release the Kraken! (sorry, I had to say it) For sale over at teefury for one day.


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Nostalgic Christmas Movie T-Shirts

griswold national lampoon christmas t-shirtseddie merry christmas shitter fullMerry Christmas! Sh#@%er Was Full! – Every time December comes around, I feel the need to watch a number of movies. Probably the top 3 are, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” and “A Christmas Story.”

These movies aren’t especially good, but for some reason they have lodged themselves permanently into pop culture to the point that someone may accuse you of being Al-Qaeda if you hate them.

charlie brown christmas cola colaA Charlie Brown Christmas has a nice “anti-commercial” message, but the irony is that every 3 minutes the movie is interrupted by commercials. (Did you know the original version included product placement by Coca-Cola? After the opening title, Linus originally crashed into a sign for Coca-Cola after being thrown by Snoopy)

I bet 99 out of 100 people who lived through the 80’s can tell you what movie cousin Eddie’s famous lines like, “Merry Christmas, shitter was full!” came from. (But, unlike actual images from the movie it’s not copyrighted, so you can incorporate it into a t-shirt design) A number of online t-shirt stores, including 80s Tees have these, and I’m sure they sell a lot this time of year.

Anyway, whether they are great movies or not, they spark nostalgia in a many of us, enough to the point that we might even buy a t-shirt for a friend or family member to remind them of some laughs we shared years ago. Next time you watch a well known pop culture classic movie, think whether there is t-shirt design material in any of the famous lines! (you serious, Clark?)


more christmas commercialism: harry & david busted tees wolferman’s

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Gizmo Joins the Zapatista Army

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los narcos baseball teeMarquismo Men – I think one way to come up with creative designs is to combine 2 unrelated images to create something completely new. Such is the case when you enlist Gizmo (from Gremlins) in the Mexican Zapatista Army (aka the EZLN) in this design at Dimex Vive.

Not sure exactly what the motivation was for this design called, “Marquismo Men,” but I really like it. (Why did Gizmo join this leftist band of Revolutionaries… Was it something in the water?) They have lots of other great well-illustrated designs inspired by iconic Latino pop culture over there, so check them out!

View this t-shirt here

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Ultra Trash Clothing

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Ultra Trash t-shirts

double feature tshirt

double feature t-shirt

Ultra Trash Clothing is a small clothing / t-shirt brand founded in Germany by two graphic designers Florian Baier and Stefan Huebsch. Initially nspired by the American Gindhouse movies, they started designing fake movie shirts and posters. (cool idea!)

These “fake movie poster” designs are inspired by old biker movies, slasher movies, road movies & erotic films of 1960s and ’70s, they also offer the “Ultra Trash Shirts,” which combine two shirts in one — (a classic double feature!)

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Aside from the obvious influences listed above, these vintage-looking designs even remind me a little of the old Russian Constructivist movie posters. (like the stenberg brothers) The interesting quality about those posters was that they were intended for an audience that was often illiterate, so they relied on attention-grabbing images, typography, and design more than just the meaning of words.

Sweet t-shirts. Anyway, check out their site, ultratrashclothing.com, as it looks like they sell out of new designs quickly.

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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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