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orso2932's picture

Does anyone know where I can find any Tshirts that are (how do I say it) Type sensitive. For Example If a typographer or Hand Letter did a line of Tshirts this is where I would go. I know Ken Barber has a line House 33 but can't find anywhere to buy it. I tried his site but looks unfinished. I have also seen a shirt that has KERN on it but no clue where it is either. Thanks

Linda Cunningham's picture

Adobe put out a series of type-related Tshirts a number of years ago: I've still got my "Type is to wear" one.

pattyfab's picture

Veer.com has the KERN zip-up and lots of other goodies.

http://www.veer.com/products/merch/tshirts/

Miss Tiffany's picture

Threadless has a collection of Typetees, but they sell out very quickly. While you are there check out t-shirts lettered and designed by the absolutely brilliant Ray Fenwick.

dezcom's picture

Hrant, those are major cool!

ChrisL

William Berkson's picture

Yeah, pretty impressive. He won one of the TDC Awards for Typographic Excellence for that design. You can see more on his site, www.odedezer.com.

Jared Benson's picture

There are a limited set remaining of Typophile tees, in several designs, if you're interested. Let me know your shirt size and I can see what we have left.

Ivo's picture

How about Typotheque?

dezcom's picture

Here is an idea for a T-shirt:

ChrisL

Linda Cunningham's picture

Hotel clerk: Goodness, Miss West, those are beautiful jewels.
Mae West: Ah, "goodness" had nothing to do with them....

dezcom's picture

Va rum-pah-chiish! :-)

ChrisL

Linda Cunningham's picture

Another Mae-ism: "I used to be as pure as snow, but I drifted...." ;-)

William Berkson's picture

more:

She: We're intellectual opposites.
He: What do you mean?
She: I'm intellectual and you're opposite.

When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better.

Reed Reibstein's picture

A number that haven't been mentioned: Emigre's two script logo t-shirts, House Industries' two "Rat Fink" tees, based on a Rat Fink foundry, I guess, and PsyOps' four dummy text tees and their simplifify one. I especially like the PsyOps ones.

Linda Cunningham's picture

When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.

Geez, I was saving that one. ;-)

"I've got 'Christmas' tatooed on one thigh, and 'New Year's' on the other: come up and see me between the holidays...." (and what woman wouldn't have said that to Cary Grant?)

marcox's picture

Typophile regular Mark Simonson offers these:

http://www.cafepress.com/marksimonson

AzizMostafa's picture

Guess Letter Wheels are not bad for Umbrellas and T-shirts?!

dezcom's picture

>“I’ve got ‘Christmas’ tatooed on one thigh, and ‘New Year’s’ on the other: come up and see me between the holidays….” (and what woman wouldn’t have said that to Cary Grant?"

Pick up lines were so much more imaginative in those days Linda :-)

ChrisL

fallenartist's picture

Those guys have some nice T's too:
http://www.thepeoplesbureau.com

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Bert Vanderveen's picture

@Jared: I am still waiting for the free T that should have come with my subscription (paid in May 2005).

elliot100's picture

I know Ken Barber has a line House 33

House Industries t-shirts are available here: http://www.houseind.com/index.php?page=merchandise

Although they don't seem to have many at the moment. House 33 is an offshoot shop, not sure if it's active at the moment/any more.

Miss Tiffany's picture

One of my favorite Mae-isms:

"You know how to whistle, dontcha baby. Just put your lips together and blow."

Miss Tiffany's picture

Gah!!! Tim thank you, I'm ashamed.

It was her character Slim in the movie "To Have and Have Not." She said it to Steve as acted by Humphrey Bogart.

"You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow. "

timd's picture

No problem and no shame.

I cannot imagine being able to whistle if Lauren Bacall had said that to me (or move from the spot) :)

Tim

Kristina Drake's picture

Linda, I thought it was "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."

K.

Linda Cunningham's picture

Chris: Yeah, pick-up lines have really gone downhill in the last hundred years. Remeber that oldie-but-goodie from the sixties "hey, what's your sign" and the appropriate answer usually being "exit"?

Kristina: I can't think of anyone ever mistaking Ms. West for Snow White, somehow.... ;-)

Jacob's picture

We offer a complementary typographic T-shirt for every purchase over a certain amount:
http://www.luth.no/default.asp?side=fontprisliste&Searchstring=T-skjorte

Haven't though of selling them separately, though...

Jacob

duncan's picture

We had a thread going about people creating typographic t-shirts. Has someone mentioned that already?

Print-Screening/T-shirts, T's Ideas

Duncan

dezcom's picture

Just for Tiff and Tim:

ChrisL

Miss Tiffany's picture

She has got to be the most gorgeous woman ever.

dezcom's picture

So do you think if she gave a guy that look, he could turn away?

Not a chance :-)

ChrisL

William Berkson's picture

>he could turn away?

Especially if she were 20, and he 45 and named Humphrey.

She's Shimon Peres's first cousin.

He isn't as cute :)

hrant's picture

That look reminds me of the teen sluts now so prevalent
in the Victoria's Secret catalogs. But of course, des goûts
et des couleurs on ne discute pas.

hhp

William Berkson's picture

>teen sluts

Bogart, Sinatra, Robards, ...Papazian?

>on ne discute pas.

except if you're hhp or wb & then 'on discute tout' :)

hrant's picture

Fake smiley.

I tried not to give an opinion, just point out what that reminds me of (and the similarity is striking). Oh well, another sacred cow trampled I guess. Oooops!

hhp

timd's picture

à chacun son goût

Thanks Chris

Tim

crossgrove's picture

So anyway, T-shirts....

I sure hope House puts out some glitzy tees to commemorate the Luxury collection. Those I would wear to the mall.

dezcom's picture

I guess this is one of those days when I wish I could understand French.

Moving right along...

[Edited out do to mistaken info]

ChrisL

crossgrove's picture

The Luxury fonts aren't pricey, Chris, the House release has them priced normally. Careful what you whine about. Check their website.

The catalog for the Luxury collection is fantastic; they've outdone themselves in absurd copywriting, overproduction and gorgeous presentation. I think they could charge for the "privilege of ownership" to a catalog.

dezcom's picture

Carl,
Then what is the very expensive face that I am thinking of? It had a name that conotes luxury or exclusivity?

I just checked their site. The whole set is the typical $250. I edited out my above post so as not to lead others astray.
I still wonder what that $5000 typeface was that I was thinking of?

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

Ivo,
I like this one from your link:

ChrisL

crossgrove's picture

The Luxury set was originally released by its designers, Christian Schwartz and Dino Sanchez, without the text variants. That version was priced exhorbitantly; it was something of a prank. The House release is just an expansion and re-release, though House brought their inimitable marketing genius to the project. The original Luxury set is what you're thinking of.

dezcom's picture

Now I get it, it was all a ruse.

Here is explanatory text from Christian Scwartz's site explaining how his tongue-in-cheek got blown out of proportion:
"Once a conceptual art project that commented on the high price of a certain aesthetic, the Luxury Collection is now available to the general public through House Industries. It has been celebrated as a brilliant joke and maligned as self-indulgence. A friend pointed us to a thread on a type blog where someone with a limited sense of humor (or maybe someone trying to be even more tongue-in-cheek than we were) said, "...they are very full of themselves. I bet they go belly up pretty soon. In these economic times no client will pony-up that kind of money." Wink wink, nudge nudge?"

ChrisL

dezcom's picture

I see we cross-posted.Thanks for the info anyway Carl. Another urban myth is squelched :-) Time to watch another hilarious episode of "Myth Busters"

ChrisL

hrant's picture

It was indeed a great prank - almost as good as the Chalet thing (which I remember falling for, even if only for a day or so). But "normalizing" the price was not very wise - it should've stayed stratospheric. All it's become now is just another product.

hhp

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