Paul Shih has a new summer tee line coming up - called ASTRONUTZ. Based on a character he worked on earlier this year, five t-shirt designs based on the space peanut creature will be released on August 14th. To help celebrate the launch of the line, they'll be offering FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the galaxy - only on launch day!
Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products and fashion
design brand Nooka Inc. have partnered to create a line of
limited-edition, high-end wristwatches inspired by none other than SpongeBob
SquarePants. In honor of the pop-culture icon's 10th anniversary
celebration this year, Nooka has created two limited-edition timepieces
featuring graphics and colors inspired by SpongeBob and "Bikini
Bottom," with additional collaborations to be released throughout 2009
The watches utilize two brand-new
Nooka styles - the ZUB ZENH (horizontal bars) 20 mm in Yellow and the
ZENV (vertical bars) Aluminum in Night. The
collection, available for both men and women, will be available at
retailers in July, The watches will retail at $170 and $275,
Basically...if you're a fan of the TokyoFlash style watches and are a big SpongeBob fan...you'll probably buy this.
Vannen Artist Watches Series 1 feature artwork from Brian Morris, Buff Monster, Chris Ryniak and Damon Soule. Series 1 is scheduled to hit the virtual shelves mid-August exclusively via vannenwatches.com. Each watch retails for $65 and is limited to only 500 pieces.
Visit vannenwatches.com for more info and to sign up for their mailing list to receive advance notice on release dates, special offers, and the opportunity to win free watches.
We've seen a lot of t-shirts and other clothing items from designer toy artists, but these are the first watches. And when you consider that most people wear a watch every day...who wouldn't want one of these?
Every year, The Pitch - an Alt-Weekly newspaper from Kansas City - has a local music event called "Music Showcase". This year, they teamed up with locak artist MAD for their posters and t-shirts. And they've made that t-shirt available to purchase...for only $7. Not bad when you consider MAD's Kidrobot designed shirts go for $40 each.
The artist-brand Poketo has teamed up with several renowned Japanese designers on a line of new Tokyo wallets. They've collaborated with Devilrobots, The Wonderful! Design Works, and MotoMaho to make four new wallets. Each wallet can be purchased for $20 and can be bought exclusively from Poketo.
The first series of Addicted2Art's line of limited edition apparel features work by two great custom artists - Jon-Paul Kaiser and Motorbot. Now, they're making the transition from vinyl to t-shirts and hoodies.
To celebrate the launch of the site, anyone who purchases an item by June 15th will
receive a chance to win a custom vinyl figure by either JPK or Motorbot. Here’s how it works: Buy any item featuring a design by JPK and receive a chance to win a JPK custom 3” Dunny, or pick up any item designed by Motorbot and receive a chance to win a custom Greggo the Grenade figure. As an added bonus, use the discount code: IAMADDICTED by
June, 6th and receive 10% OFF of your entire order.
Gary Taxali has a new limited edition giclée
print for sale entitled Love
Songs. This 24.5" x 35" (image area 19.25" x 30") print retails for
$300 CDN and is an edition of 150 pieces. He also placed his Don't Call Me character onto a t-shirt (available for $32 CDN). Both of these can be purchased via Taxali's online shop.
Doug Boehm has created a pair of t-shirt designs for Les Claypool's upcoming tour. Doug describes the shirts, which will be made available on Claypool's site, as follows:
I'm sure you are asking yourself, Why mushrooms? His latest CD has a fungi theme. He composed the sound track for the video game, Mushroom Men. Most of the songs on his new CD carried over from that project. He usually puts on a pretty psychedelic show so I supposed the mushrooms are appropriate.
Nakanari has announced he'll be a part of the new tee project with TobyHK's Skullove brand. His Spiki Hip Hop tee will be released soon, with those details still to be hashed out.
Squink! has released a pair of new limited edition tees - Super Magical Cheesecake - in regular and limited gold editions. There are currently less than 20 left. All come with a signed and numbered tag, and are hand screen printed in quality inks. They retail for £15 (give or take $22).