Category Archives: typography t-shirts

Cuppa-T

We have been getting more and more submissions lately, and I was looking at this particular submission on my phone and I knew I had to look more into it. Mixing vintage and futuristic designs and principles, Cuppa-T out of beautiful New Zeland has a great, unique theme going on. I love the military feel it has to it as well. By themselves, these themes aren’t original, but how Cuppa-T puts them together really makes it work and they are doing a great job of it.

The particular tee they submitted just came out on the 8th and its awesome. They call it Greetings From Mars. It depicts that classic 60’s style couple on a beach vacation, but in the future on Mars. Here is what Cuppa-T has to say about it:

Its an original composition formed based on lots of research on old postcard art, the silhouettes were actually referencing some pics of classic beach couple sunset scenes, which are where the fellas loud shirt and ladies flowers came from. We didn’t want to interfere with the beach romance feel to much so we didn’t suit them up, plus we figured by the time we can vacate to mars we’d probably have a great sun block.

Not only is the design great, but Cuppa-T shirts have nice hang tags and they have a nice tag on the bottom. They certainly don’t cut any corners here. The printing looks great too.

Most of Cuppa-T shirts sell for 59 NZD to 64 NZD, which translates to around $45 USD. Not exactly cheap. They say the reason for the high price is because they are a small, independent company that only prints limited runs. My only grind is that with the price they are asking, they don’t say what kind of shirt they print on – only that its 100% cotton. I would expect great quality for the asking price, but without the shirt in hand, its hard to say the quality of the print and shirt is worth the price. See what you think at their store here. Anyone have a Cuppa-T shirt and care to comment?

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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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