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Archive for January 2013

FizzyT, January 31st, 2013

Fresh from designing Team GB’s kit of the London Olympics last year, Stella McCartney has now turned her hand to producing a range of t-shirts for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day which takes place on March 15th.

Featuring a range of famous icons like Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles and Kate Moss all wearing the traditional red nose, well apart from Kate who’s surrounded by noses, the tees are available from TK MAXX and the Red Nose Day Shop and proceeds go to helping the causes supported by Comic Relief.

FizzyT, January 30th, 2013

I’m having a bit of an Urban Outfitters thing at the moment. They’ve got some really great printed t-shirts and sweatshirts and they are less bank breaking than some things. And it’s January and everyone needs a bit of cheering up.

I really like this sweatshirt; black with a retro gold phoenix scroll print on the front, by the fabulous Truly, Madly, Deeply. Described as “A bit of 90s glamour” this is a good, snuggly number to incorporate into you winter/spring wardrobe. 100% cotton with raglan sleeves and a light fleece interior, at £45 this might just help your winter fashion wasteland rise from the sartorial ashes!

FizzyT, January 29th, 2013

One of our most popular personalised gift ideas is our custom bib. Always useful, and perfect to put a baby appropriate slogan on the front in a choice of embroidered fonts. If you’re after a great gift in a hurry, then look no further. You can use any of our templates to create something special or use you own message. Be warned! These will probably all end up covered in goo! However, our velcro fasten bibs are easily taken off and on, so you can keep a few spares handy for minor emergencies. A really good staple gift, and one you’ll be thanked for over and over again!

FizzyT, January 28th, 2013

Wildfox Couture make t-shirts that are the stuff of celeb wardrobes, and are beyond cool. Obviously, as Urban Outfitters stocks them, and they just don’t do things that aren’t ultra cool. Like this upside down sweater with a print of an upside down Eifel Tower on the front. You wouldn’t do that unless you were way ahead of the fashion pack now, would you?

As with all Wildfox garb, this is slouchy and soft and has that retro “had it for like ever” feel to it. Wear it with jeans or workout gear and be the coolest kid on the block. Oh, and probably the poorest kid too, Wildfox ain’t for sissies; this one’ll set you back £110. Eek, but ooooo!

FizzyT, January 27th, 2013

Burberry sparked off a bit of a craze for cutesome owls last year, and the trend has just run and run. Or flown, I suppose, seeing as how it’s owls we’re talking about. Anyway, owls are now massive, sartorially speaking, and are just about everywhere.

I really like this owl print iPhone 4 cover from Urban Outfitters. Printed iPhone covers are becoming the next biggest craze (although a bummer if like me you don’t have an iPhone) so combining them with the aforementioned owls is a style statement just waiting to happen. So, if you have the right kind of phone, and a spare £12, then head ye down to the Urban ones and be fashion forward for February!

FizzyT, January 26th, 2013

I’m completely smitten by these hand and birds t-shirt prints by Francesco Muzzi. Way beyond cute, these quirky and original tees are top of my hit parade for 2013. Showcased on Behance, a website on which you can display your graphics and artwork, there are 7 designs in this project, one for every day of the week, so although no actual tees, the artwork is there. And with the hilarious accompanying slogans, this is what t-shirt design is there for. I want them all!

FizzyT, January 25th, 2013

The bin ends of the January sales are always worth a quick trawl, and what’s left at Aubin and Wills is worth having a bit of a rummage through before they close their doors forever.

I like this mulberry printed t-shirt with the Aubin & Wills logo in their traditional wood cut print. At a bargain £12.50 is worth nabbing while you can and owning a piece of soon defunct fashion history (although I think they are still going, just not in their own right and amalgamating with Jack Wills, so ok almost soon defunct. Ish.). Anyway, if you’re in need a a few basic tees, then look no further!

FizzyT, January 24th, 2013

Rather sadly to my mind, I’ve been officially banned from making any more mugs with horse burger jokes. Just when I’d got the bit between my teeth as well!

So today, just to prove how grown up I can be, I am making a mug with a particularly fine example of an olde worlde font on it. Quite what the meaning of “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs” has to do with the price of fish, I really don’t know. But I am proving a point. This is me doing grown up stuff. Not very well, now I come to think about it. At least this means they might let me make some more burger mugs now! Ha!

FizzyT, January 23rd, 2013

Continuing the horse burger theme today, as custom burger mugs seem to be all the rage at T-Shirt Studio currently (also bizarre lunch run on MacDonalds, must be some kind of Pavlov’s Dog thing. Or Pavlov’s horse even). We just can’t seem to stop those jokes and slogans coming and our personalised mugs are great for presenting the latest nag gag, here’s another of our hot off the press personalised mugs.


This horse burger news story definitely has legs! (that’ll be why them burgers are so damn crunchy!)

FizzyT, January 22nd, 2013

I’m having a bit of a clear out of some of the old, chipped mugs that have been lying forlornly around the sink for far too long and are in need of rejuvenation. And by that I mean more than a bit of bleach around the tea stained interior. So, I’m casting about for some new mug ideas. The who takes what (milk, two sugars etc) is a perennial favourite, as is pictures of loved ones/ politicians (don’t know why I’m grouping them together, not really an ideal connection). But with the amount of horse burger jokes that are flying around, I’m sure there’s a few slogans that are good to go. It might take a while to work my way around the office, so I’ll keep you posted. But for today, here’s one for the boss.