Archive for April, 2009
Published on April 28th, 2009. By The TaddictTeeFury
Go ahead and catch a glimpse of tomorrow’s shirt (Wednesday the 29th) on TeeFury
“It is a charcoal drawing that was done as part of a series of drawings for an exhibit. I initially started the series as an exploration into people who are stared at by others. I did a lot of sideshow people, but it started evolving after about the 20th drawing into a little expedition into the infamous and dark. And since I’ve always loved Poe, I thought it would be good to include him, especially with the unnerving and haunting way he seems to stares back.”
That quote just made my head spin. Enjoy the shirt.
Published on April 26th, 2009. By The TaddictCool Tees
I couldn’t pass up posting on this one from Weekly DropNike
Published on April 24th, 2009. By The TaddictT-Shirt News
Not to be a Debbie Downer on a Friday but I think this post is worth a mention. It’s brought to us by Format Magazine
It has been said before that in dire times like these, many new brands and designers will emerge. It is kind of like a changing of the guard. Those who work the hardest, fight the strongest, and adapt the best will come back better than ever.
Hopefully, we’ve hit the bottom and are on our way back. Stay strong!
Published on April 21st, 2009. By The TaddictT-Shirt Spotlight
This post has been a long time coming. Annual Apparel
It’s easy to say that 2008 was a very pivotal year for many different reasons. The most obvious being the election of our new president, Barack Obama. We also had the Olympics, the impending financial crisis, and gas prices at an all-time high. But don’t let me get ahead of myself, there is a lot to be seen here.
First off, the sample shirts sent to me was printed on a vintage heather P.E. tee. The shirt is very comfortable, just like you would expect, but be careful on the sizing. The good news is, they warn you of that when you’re making your purchase on their site. Incidentally, because of the sizing, this will be the first t-shirt that I review while wearing. I thought you guys might want to see the T Addicts guns for once.
And now for the big unveiling:
The design itself is appropriately busy with a montage of pop-culture references from last year. We have the Giants beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl, Michael Phelps from the Olympics, Wall Street going down in a blaze of glory, the iPhone, Sarah Palin and John McCain, the Boston Celtics winning the NBA title, foreclosure signs, and an image of Heath Ledger as the Joker. There’s probably even a few more that I’m missing:
They kept the back simple with an outer tag of the Annual Apparel logo:
All in all, cool concept and great execution. Good job Annual Apparel.
Published on April 16th, 2009. By The TaddictCool Interviews
You know the T Addict is a fan of Mark WardStussy interviewed him
I always like to highlight interviews because you get to peek into the designer’s mind and see what makes him or her tick. This Mark Ward cat must be a character because his artwork incorporates a lot of different features that are far from the norm.
One interesting thing about Ward’s design process, according to the interview, is that it is very normal. You wouldn’t guess that by seeing the end product. He says that often times he has to stare at the wall to find a new approach to his design concept. It just goes to show you that great design doesn’t come easy to great designers.
Published on April 13th, 2009. By The TaddictVideos
The T Addict recently wrote about the 2009 Dirty Coast Fashion ShowSteve Wolfram Vimeo
Published on April 9th, 2009. By The TaddictT-Shirt Lines
The T Addict has been known to harp on the importance of making your product shots look as cool as your brand. Yes, it takes a lot of extra work, but the payout in return is well worth the effort. It just adds an extra level of polish to the overall theme of your brand.
The T Addict got an email the other day suggesting a looksy for Riot Tuxedoproduct shots in their look book
It just shows that good taste and artistic skill, coupled with attention to detail, can be the difference maker in the appearance of your line. The last adjective that comes to mind when looking at these images is “amateur”. The line’s punk style and attitude couldn’t be represented better any other way than by these product shots.
It’s time for me to quit yapping and time for you to go to Riot Tuxedo to see what I’m talking about.
Published on April 6th, 2009. By The TaddictT-Shirt Lines
You know the saying…”if the gloves don’t fit, you must acquit.” And for those of you who didn’t see the video of O.J. Simpson trying on the gloves in the courtroom, Bodega has immortalized the imagery by printing it on a t-shirt.
Although the situation surrounding the events is tragic, I think we can all agree that O.J. Simpson is a joke. In their own words, BodegaCanned Goods Tee Series
Published on April 4th, 2009. By The TaddictCool Sites
This “thanks” is a little overdue but better late than never. Thank you for the flattery by including the T Addict in the list of inspiration
Published on April 1st, 2009. By The TaddictCool Sites
Funny show, equally funny shirts.
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