November 30, 2010
It’s that time of year again! Throughout this Cephalpodmas season, I will be posting gift suggestions for the cephalopod enthusiasts in your life. Since it’s Tuesday, let’s start with a selection of t-shirts from the Etsy community…
Everyone’s favorite multi-legged, ink-squirting sea mollusks adorn this awesome cephalopod graphic tee! This shirt features a vintage 19th illustration by Ernst Haeckel. Wrap your arms around it before it’s too late!
You’ll gain amazing fashion insight and become an instant conversation starter when you slip into this comfortable and original t-shirt.
White American Apparel Mens tee – $18.00 from nonfictiontees
nonficitontees’ Science T shirt shop stocks unique handmade map tees along with Cool Graphic Art shirts inspired by Public Domain Imagery. USE COUPON CODE: gift25 for 25% off!
Sleepless with daydreams of diametric circular circumferences, our octopus continues to equate.
This is silk-screened by hand using white ink onto an Asphalt Grey American Apparel 100% cotton men’s fine jersey tee, soft and comfy. Note: Binary Winter shirts have 2 armholes and are not appropriate for use by octopi or other cephalopods.
Long sleeve American Apparel Tee. Available in Asphalt (pictured), Raspberry, and Grass.
Our Squid Attack Tee featuring a squid attacking the Brooklyn Bridge is printed by hand on a high quality, sweatshop-free super soft vintage inspired American Apparel 50/25/25 tee.
If this one is already sold, visit the Gnome Enterprises Etsy shop for more instances of this design (and lots of other cool shirts).
November 16, 2010
At last I’m catching a TeeFury shirt on the one day that it’s available!
At the time of this writing, there is slightly less than 5 hours left to purchase this shirt.
It’s only $9.00 at TeeFury.com!
November 10, 2010
This is a panel from the beginning of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2 by Grant Morrison (art by Frazer Irving). This mini-series, the final issue of which came out today, follows a time-displaced Bruce Wayne as he claws his way back to the present day, experiencing various time periods along the way. This Lovcraftin mass of incandescent tentacles is a (the?) Hyper-Fauna, an interdimensional beastie that appears to be connected to the Ancestor Box, an alien device used by Darkseid (a major supervillain, basically the god of evil) to send Batman back in time, rewrite his continuity, and turn him into a living weapon that will destroy the universe on his return…or something like that?
Honestly, that’s where I get kind of hazy on the whole thing. The Return of Bruce Wayne is the culmination of Morrison’s epic run on various Batman titles, a sprawling web of stories that are densely packed with layers upon layers of references to the Caped Crusader’s entire 71 year history. So, as you might imagine, it’s a tad hard to follow at times. That being said, it’s totally worth the extra effort needed to drill down into it all. For anyone willing to take the plunge, I recommend checking out these annotations. And these.
November 9, 2010
This squid want to be your friend! Who are you to refuse?!
$18.25 on American Apparel Standard and Classic Girl in Asphalt. Buy it from TopataCo!
November 2, 2010
I don’t know why Vampyroteuthis infernalis doesn’t make it onto more t-shirts. They’re such cool looking creatures! In fact, now that I think about it, this is the first Vampire Squid shirt I’ve ever seen. This would have been a great post for the week leading up to Halloween. Too bad I went AWOL from the blog for so long…
Anyway, here’s what the RadCakes site says about this design:
Lurking deep in the abyss, far below the outreach of man, the Vampire Squid patiently wait for the chance to surface and take over the mortal world…….
In reality, rather than spending time plotting world dominance, the Vampire Squid spend their nights zooming about, confusing enemies with their bioluminescent organs. They can also be found floating outstretched like umbrellas.
Vampire Squid is a lemon yellow, lime green, and black design silkscreened by hand on Sea Foam American Apparel unisex shirts. The design is also available on girls shirts, thermals, and hoodies. American Apparel shirts tend to run small, and may shrink slightly when washed the first time.
It took me a second, but I eventually noticed their little fangs, which is totally biologically inaccurate on multiple-counts…but so cute!
I recently discovered RadCakes (www.radcakes.com), and they have a ton of cool cephalopod shirts, as well as sharks, manta rays, jellyfish, angler fish, and something called a “space narwhal.” This will definitely not be the last time one of their designs gets featured on T-shirt Tuesday.
November 2, 2010
Submitted by Skye.
November 1, 2010
Laughing Squid is more than just a web host, it is also on the front lines of culture and art. Their tentacles touch many parts of the Internet, including Tumblr. Here is a sampling of some recent cool content from http://links.laughingsquid.com: