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Cat on a Motorcycle T-Shirt

cat on a motorcycle

cat on motorcycle t-shirtCat on a motorcycle – Purrfect Roadtrip: I came across this t-shirt on Threadless (designed by Nicholas Tankersley) recently, and it struck a chord with me. The idea of a cat-owning biker is funny, but on some level it really makes sense to me. I immediately make a connection between the motorcycle and the cat, and that is “independence.”

I have an uncle who has been riding Harleys his whole life, and has always been a huge cat person. He never wanted kids, and hasn’t been able to keep a job, although he’s got a brilliant mind. (He can take apart a car or helicopter’s engine and completely reassemble it from memory) It probably wasn’t until I saw this t-shirt that I made the connection between motorcycles and cats.

cat motorcyclist auto

Think about it; cat owners don’t need the reassuring co-dependence that having dogs offer. They don’t stare out the window longingly when you leave the house, and don’t greet you at the door by jumping up and down and licking you when you leave for 10 minutes. Cats certainly enjoy the occasional tummy rub, or back scratch, but at the end of the day, they enjoy their independence. In fact, the cat that I had growing up would spend most of its time outdoors terrorizing birds and sitting in trees, and really just needed us for meals.

I’m not saying that cat owners are somehow morally superior, but I think, like bikers, they’re likely to crave some degree of independence. Back to the design; The retro Harley motorcycle makes it timeless. (Depicting one of those Japanese crotch-rockets wouldn’t work here) Nice use of color, (or, lack thereof) all black with a splash of red on the cat’s bandana, maybe representing that streak of independence I was talking about? Thoughts?

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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.

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Yamaha xs650 Engine T-Shirt

yamaha xs650

yamaha xs650 t-shirt by Godmachine

xs650 yamaha engine

xs650 yamaha engine

Yamaha xs650 T-Shirt – Is there anyone more passionate about what they ride than motorcyclists? This isn’t just true for Harley riders, or the Japanese crotch-rockets. The Yamaha XS650 engine has a devoted following over at xs650chopper.com; a site devoted exclusively to this vintage engine that powered badass cycles for over a decade starting in 1968.

Ted from xs650chopper.com is so into the legendary xs650 power plant, that he commissioned Godmachine designs to design a t-shirt as a tribute to the engine (above) and it turned out really nice!

godmachine t-shirt

godmachine design

After checking out the other designs at Godmachine, I’ve decided that their artwork deserves it’s own post. Pretty sweet!

In any event, you can see this t-shirt in more detail, or pick one up for yourself here.


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