Experience the Artistry of an Ed Hardy Shirt

The Ed Hardy shirt is based on the fantasy designs of Don Ed Hardy, which features skulls, tigers, snakes and mermaids. This California tattoo artist has enjoyed worldwide acclaim for his technical ability and creative imagination that has transformed his designs into a complete fashion line manufactured by the famous designer Christian Audigier. Today, over 5,000 celebrities have indulged their love of tattoos through this wearable body art that satisfies the desire without sacrifice.

Don Ed Hardy’s career as a tattoo artist began in 1967 after he received a BFA degree from San Francisco Art Institute in printmaking. In the 70s and 80s, Don Ed Hardy lived in Japan and refined his skill with traditional tattoo masters.

With more than four decades of tattooing experience, Don Ed Hardy’s skillful experimentation is the reason why he has achieved legendary status and is often referred to as “the Godfather of the Modern Tattoo.” Over the years he has used art history to inspire his talent. He has masterfully combined icons from American, Japanese, and Cholo, cultures with surf, tattoo and hotrod designs to give his work a mesmerizing effect

Hardy signed a license agreement with Ku USA, Inc. in 2002 to manufacture a clothing line based on his art. Other major apparel makers began to show interest in his designs two years after the agreement was signed.

Christian Audigier was one of the fashion designers that were astounded by the imagery of Don Ed Hardy’s tattoo art themes such as “Love Kills Slowly.” Don Ed Hardy and Audigier signed a licensing agreement in 2004 that granted the designer exclusive rights to use his designs as the “Ed Hardy” brand. The street culture clothing line has virtually created a lifestyle couture since its beginning.

Today Christian Audigier lives in Los Angeles, but he was born in France in the southern city of Avignon. Before he created the Ed Hardy brand, he was Head Designer and marketing genius for Von Dutch Originals. Audigier is the person who promoted the imagery of Kustom Kulture artist Von Dutch to legendary status in the fashion map and had the celebrities in a mad dash to wear it. Audigier’s title: “The King of Jeans” comes from his success as a designer for companies such as; “American Outfitters,” “Diesel,” “Fiorucci” and “Levi’s.”

Audigier’s success is because of his love of the entertainer lifestyle and his charisma. This close relationship to the entertainment world is at the heart of his promotional method of marketing directly to a celebrity clientele.

In addition to the Ed Hardy shirt, the brand features a full line of clothing items and accessories for women and men. Audigier’ company Nervous Tattoo employs more than 45,000 people worldwide who produce six other clothing lines including: the new lines of “C-Bar-A”, “Chuck Boyd”, and “Paco Chicano” along with “Christian Audigier”, SMET”, “and Crystal Rock.”

Tie Dye T-Shirt – Create Your Own and Flaunt It!

Are you bored of wearing your shirt but cannot throw it away? Do you have several old shirts that you rarely wear? Maybe you have other shirts that have simply gone out of fashion and you do not use them. You should not continue keeping those old garments when you can use them to make something wearable. Tie-dye is a process of dyeing fabric by tying it up at various places with strings or rubber bands. Using this technique, you can convert your old shirt into a brand new tie-dye t-shirt.

If you are very creative, you can first design your shirt. It will help you in the tying process. Then you must select the colors you wish to see on your shirt. When it comes to tie dye you can let loose the designing genius in you. You can even buy plain white shirts from the various shops and department stores. You could also place an order online. However, nothing compares to creating your own tie-dye shirt. It will be like a great weekend activity and you can even include your kids to be a part of this activity.

Firstly, you must grab your old shirt (or a new if you wish to create on a new shirt), plastic bags, squeeze bottles, gloves, soda ash, rubber bands, fabric dye and a bucket. Except for the fabric dye, you will mostly get everything in your own house itself. You could do the entire process on your own or even buy tie-dye kits available in the market. These kits come with complete instructions that will guide you through the entire process.

Before beginning on the shirt, you can practice on some swatches of cloth. That will ensure you do not make mistakes and ruin your shirt. You will get various designs depending on where you knot the fabric or whether you squeeze it or fasten it like a robe. You can adopt various patterns. If you search on the Internet, there are sites that give you detailed procedure to get the different designs. You can even buy books. There are plenty of books available.

Let me explain how you can make your own tie-dye t-shirt in a few simple steps:

1. First, choose a 100% cotton or linen shirt, either your old shirt or a new if you wish. Wash it well.
2. Place this shirt on a flat table where you can work.
3. Knot the shirt at a few places or you can twist it and fasten with rubber bands or strings tightly.
4. Make the dye reading the instructions carefully. Either you can get ready tie-dye kits or you can source the dyes from the right place.
5. Dye the shirt by soaking for a minimum of twenty minutes.
6. Rinse the shirt in cold water.
7. Remove the knots and rinse the shirt again
8. Dry the shirt indoors, not in the sun.

People take pride in wearing their own tie-dye t-shirt. It is a fun activity and the shirt never goes out of fashion. So, what are you waiting for?

T-Shirt Printing Designs For Geeks

T-shirts are the best mediums to express who you really are. Whether you are young and flirty, dark and sassy, or just plain tough, designing the t-shirt and printing it will reveal what you really feel or think. For the geeky and the geek-at-heart, there are a few t-shirt printing artwork that just puts a big smile on one’s face. Here are the top ten t-shirt printing artwork for geeks.

There’s No Place Like 127.0.0.1
Any computer geek will immediately know what the text means. The IP address 127.0.0.1 is the standard IP for the local host. And the local host is usually called Home. So the text actually reads: “There’s no place like Home.”

Geek Love Poem
This shirt is actually sweet, if you think about it. But then, only geek girls would find the hex codes for colors sweet and romantic. The geeky love poem reads: “Roses are #FF0000; Violets are #0000FF; All My Base Are Belong To You.” The last line refers to an Internet Meme that spread in 2000 to 2002, originating from the opening cut scene of the 1991 European Sega Mega Drive version of the video game Zero Wing.

Steampunk designs
A geek will surely appreciate a steampunk design on t-shirts. Any artwork is good as long as the inside of an engine or clock is visible, complete with all the nuts and bolts. Steampunk refers to the style and art genres that meld the Victorian era inventions with modern technology. The steampunk science fiction and fantasy genres include the works of HG Wells and Jules Verne.

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The tags are the most common HTML elements recognized by geeks. Any self-respecting programmer and those who work for websites should know about these famous tags. Indicating a BODY by wearing a t-shirt printing the code for all to see is plain genius.

Geek Inside Maternity Shirt
This is one maternity shirt every geek girl expecting a mini-geek should wear. “Geek Inside” is a play of words on the famous “Intel Inside” slogan for the giant microchip company, Intel.

I Will Not Fix Your Computer
A common misconception of computer geeks is that all of them know how to fix a computer. One geek may know how, but not all. Besides, geeks can be fickle creatures. They may fix your computer if they like you very much. If not, then sorry, compadre!

PEBKAC
PEBKAC is a common acronym among System Admins. It actually stands for “Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair,” which refers to the common notion that computers are not the problem, but the users who are not sufficiently trained to use the machines.

There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don’t.
This one sentence can baffle most people who expect 10 to mean ten. In the world of computers, binary language is composed of only 1s and 0s. The sentence means there are only two types of people: one who understands binary and one who does not.

I failed the Turing test.
The Turing test refers to the theory that an Artificial Intelligence, commonly encountered in the form of a chat bot, can fool most people into thinking they are having a nice conversation with another human being. If you fail the Turing test, then you are definitely nearer to being stupid. Chat bots are very easy to detect, especially when they start telling you they do not understand a sentence that is fairly easy to understand.

Brain Loading… 45% Please Wait.
Wear this shirt when you are half-awake, or half-asleep. Either condition applies. Just like a loading icon flashing its progress, the Brain Loading shirt is cool for sleepwear. However, this kind of shirt is definitely not work wear, or your boss would think less of you.

Obviously, the geeky t-shirt printing artworks have been chosen based on their attractiveness to the author’s personal preferences. You may also have noticed that the interactive t-shirts and animated t-shirts were not included. The list simply focuses on designs that were applied through t-shirt printing methods. Batteries should not be included.

Choosing a Retro Argentina Football Kit – A Look at 2 Famous Argentina Football Shirts From the Past

The blue and white stripes of those Argentina football shirts from the past are perhaps even as iconic as the yellow and blue kits of Brazil. That is why the retro Argentina football kit is so sought after these days, especially Argentina football shirts from the seventies and eighties.

Diego Maradona the manager has really struggled to get his Argentinean team to qualify for this year’s World Cup finals, in South Africa. At one point during qualification it looked like the unthinkable might happen and that the World’s biggest football competition would be without one of its most flamboyant teams. Thankfully, that was not the case, but nonetheless the current side does not appear to be the force that it was when Maradona the player was the star of the team.

Below we look at two famous Argentina football shirts from the past, from a time when the “La Albiceleste” were the best team in the world.

Argentina 1978 World Cup Shirt

The Argentina 1978 World Cup strip is a retro Argentina football kit from one of the most memorable tournaments of all. Argentina were on home soil and so were well fancied, however, they were up against the “total football” of the Dutch, who were extremely unlucky in the 1974 World Cup and were expected to win it this time round.

The final between Argentina and Holland was a classic, with Johan Cruyff the star of the show. However, Argentina had their stars too, including Ossie Ardiles, just before his groundbreaking transfer to Tottenham Hotspur later that summer. They also had Mario Kempes, who was the leading goal scorer in the 1978 tournament, scoring a total of six goals, including two in the final itself.

Argentina managed to beat Holland 3-1 after extra time to win the World Cup and ensure that the 1978 World Cup shirt would become one of the most iconic Argentina football shirts of all time.

Argentina 1986 World Cup Shirt

The Argentina 1986 World Cup strip is another retro football kit featuring the famous blue and white stripes. It is nearly always associated with one man, a football genius who practically single-handedly won Argentina their second World Cup. That man of course was Diego Maradona and it is partly because of those performances wearing that particular retro Argentina football kit that he is considered by many to be the greatest footballer that ever lived.

These vintage football shirts have such a classic look to them and really do look great with a pair of jeans and trainers. As well as the classic blue and white stripes, the retro football kit features the gold and blue Argentinean shield.

Men’s Shirts – Hello Mister Bond

“Hello, Mr. Bond.”

James bond in his crisp white shirt is the epitome of style and confidence. Men’s shirts are a way to break out of the office doldrums and really show your own creative genius. Make your shirts a real statement about your style. Dark rich colours with contrasting light coloured ties; a monochromatic combination of light sexy baby blue or powder pink with perfectly matching tie; the 100% cotton white shirt with pearl buttons and sophisticated top stitching all make a statement when you walk into the room. What ever it is that you want to communicate; think about it, find your groove and make a splash. Cheer up the girls in the office with your dapper ways.

“Made it, Ma! Top of the World.”

Changing your style is one way to get noticed in an increasingly competitive job market. Your jacket is the frame and the men’s shirt the matting that will enhance artwork contained within it. The shirt works to frame the tie, braces (which are underwear) and the face. What colours will enhance these features? Look at the whole picture and determine what story you want the viewer to participate in. Sometimes the shirt can be the artwork; attention to detail in fabric, colour, design, print, top stitching and collar are like the brush details on a fine painting. The suit and tie then ground and frame the art, which is the shirt and should not compete with it.

“Hasta la vista, baby.”

As a minimum a man should have at least 3 white shirts and 2 blue. This gives us 5 shirts and we can do the laundry on the weekend. If you plan to work through most weekends or travel extensively for business or pleasure. Invest in more. The more shirts you have the less frequently you have to do laundry or make it to the dry cleaners.

“Well it’s not the men in your life that count, it’s the life in your men.”

Colour, fabric and style of collar and cuff will tell a story about the man and the shirt. Buy the best quality fabric that you can, the smoother and finer the cotton the dressier the man’s shirt. Choose a collar that suits your face and body frame and make sure that the cuffs fit properly. The cuffs of a man’s shirt should not slide off over the wrist nor should they get stuck when you lift your arms up in the air.

“Love your shirt.”

Finally, make sure that the shirt fits. Measure and try on before buying. Do not purchase men’s shirts in plastic bags with the pins still in. Take it out and try it on. Make sure that the fit is not too tight or too big through the torso. The current fashion is a little more tailored and fitted through the upper body.

“You had me at Hello.”

Men’s shirts make a statement. Think about the leading men in film, remembering their most famous roles it is easy to picture the shirt that each was wearing. What do you want to be remembered for? Find a style that really makes you feel like a leading man in your own life.

10 Great Computer, Science and Math T Shirts To Make Your Friends Jealous

If you are into science and math, then you should be into funny science or math t shirts that reflect your unique and fun personality. Why not make more science and math friends and break the ice with the simple logical use of printing on cotton. It’s easy, it’s elegant and it just makes sense. If you calculate the cost of the tee and graph it against increased popularity, you will note that wearing funny tees is directly proportional to growing popularity as well as an increase in coolness. On top of that, your clever tees will make you the envy of all your friends, spurring them into action to outdo you. So, whatever you do, don’t share this list.

  1. Stand Back I’m Going To Try Science T Shirt – If everyone takes a few steps back, we won’t have to search for body parts later, right? This is the perfect shirt for the Chemistry majors in your life.
  2. Computer Club Is Sexy T Shirt – Do you know binary? If so, this super cool shirt says Computer Club is Sexy which is perfect for, you guessed it, computer club members.
  3. Apple Pi T Shirt – An apple + the Pi sign, you figured it out, you genius you. This tee is great for math students and teachers alike.
  4. Time Travel T Shirt – “If You Are Interested In Time Travel Meet Me Last Wednesday” is sure to spark some hot conversations. Hey, math and science people have an excellent sense of humor, it’s time others knew about it.
  5. Math is Radical T Shirt – With the use of the right sign, you have a perfect tee shirt for a wild math lovin’ guy or gal.
  6. Mathlete T Shirt – You may not be a track star, a football player or a swimmer, but you can sure solve math problems with multiple swipes of a pencil. You, my friend, are a mathlete and need a tee to show it.
  7. 4 Out of 3 People Are Bad At Fractions T Shirt – If you love a good math joke, this is it. Fractions? What are those? Whole numbers people, let’s stick with those.
  8. Find X Funny Math T Shirt – Circle the X (instead of solving for it), this is one of our most beloved tees, plus, people really think it’s funny.
  9. Keeping It Real Math T Shirt – If you get what i squared is (a real number) and you don’t think it’s “i 2” then you are a math person to be sure. You’ll see this t shirt sorts out the math haves from the math have nots pretty quickly!
  10. Darwin T Shirt – Calling all lovers of science, the Darwin T Shirt is classy and makes you look like you know people.

Genius Baby Gear

Genius Baby Gear is fun, reasonably priced that helps you get your baby on a bright, fun learning adventure. Their products have been around for a while and are known for their savvy approach toward teaching young growing minds.

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Once you try these bright, bold clothing items you will always want your child wearing them. The picture and wording on the clothes draw your attention to the details. Believe it or not, other young people and their parents are observing and always ask “where’d you get that? We have read and heard that positive compliments make everyone feel special. Imagine how important this makes your little one feel. The messages on the T-shirts are positive. One T-shirt that’s a favorite says, “Future Genius”, another which is personalized has your favorite University on the front. One even has colorful Math signs like plus, minus signs, etc. Who could resist this?

Toys

We all have read that effective toys can stimulate the brain of the young. The Genius Baby Gears toys range from stuffed animals to dolls and toy trains. The sharp colors illuminate words and pictures. There are also maps that visually capture anyone’s attention. The toys are safe and toxic free.Please try the Medical Kit. It comes with 5 tools any budding doctor will become familiar with. If comes with a color carrying case, but what’s inside is awesome. There is the Otoscope, Scissors, Stethoscope, Rflex Hammer,and Syringe. Baby’s First Ball is absolutely adorable. It’s a cozy bouncy black, white, and red jingle ball.

MUSIC

Joyous sounds will fill your home with the Baby Genius DVDs and CDs. The songs are exciting and clean, and characters give clean, clear, introductions to the English Language. There are no dull, slang words used. The songs help teach them the alphabet, counting, colors, animals much more. Examples of songs are Yankee Doodle, Old McDonald’s, and many Classics that parents and grandparents can sing along with.

If you want to keep your infant alert and interested try Baby Genius Gear. If you want to use a tool that impacts your child in a positive way, look at Baby Genius Gear. It will introduce you to effective ways of teaching your child. Your baby will look forward to the songs on the CDs and DVDs and won’t even realize they are learning. The awesome games and toys and the wonderful reactions when they wear their colorful T-shirts and fun clothes will make you feel good about trying any product from Baby Genius Gear.

Marketing $500 Shirts – Who – and Where – Are the Men Who Wear Them?

Hey, guys, when was the last time you wore a $500 dress shirt? Can you also remember where you bought it? Where it was you wore it to? What the occasion was? Better yet, can you remember why you paid $500 for a shirt – yes, just one – in the first place?

Asking $500 for just one shirt takes gall, lots of gall. Being able to get that $500 asking price is a stroke of marketing genius. What kind of story must one tell to convince a grown man to part with $500 for a single shirt. But consider this: To afford such luxury, that buyer has got to be earning a king’s ransom, at least the mid-six figures a year. At least. And dummies don’t earn that kind of money, right? Or do they?

Why would anyone – except for perhaps the less intellectually endowed – pay $500 for a single shirt? Apparently, for a lot of guys, the answer – at least until recently – has been, “Because I can afford it.”

Most guys I know, if they had $500 they could afford to part with, would not spend it on a shirt. Certainly not on just one shirt. Uno. The most elementary of numbers. A single, solitary, individual shirt. For 500 smackers?

But, obviously, there are lots of guys who, ’til recently, shelled out that kind of money for a single shirt. Hard times being what they’ve become, however, it appears the number of such guys has decreased drastically…much to the dismay of a 125-year old Texas-based custom shirt-maker that charges that price – and gets it.

Imagine charging prices that outrageous for 125 years. I want to meet the marketing guru who dreamed up that scheme. Or scam? No, you know what it is, what explains it all? It’s Texas. It’s got to be, because in Texas they do everything in a very big way.

While most guys I know would end up with two dozen shirts for 500 bananas – if they had it to spend on shirts – I’d like to get into the minds of the guys who actually part with 500 fine for just one shirt.

I want to know what they were told is so special about their shirts. Could it be the label – the one that says “Custom Tailored For Another Rich Chump.” It’s probably sewn someplace on the outside of their shirt, right? High priced things always come with labels on the outside.

Gee, now I feel really bad for the guys I know who wear their J. C. Penney or Sears labels actually touching their skin. Ugh! How gross that must feel.

Someday I want to meet this shirt-maker, the guy whose company makes and sells those $500 shirts. I want to pick his brain, learn his marketing secrets. I want to discover what it is he tells his customers to make them willingly part with 500 shekels for a single shirt. Now that’s marketing, baby!

George Best, The Greatest Player to Don the Manchester United Shirt

George Best was undoubtedly the most naturally gifted player to ever wear the famous Manchester United Shirt. Even though Best self-destructed and destroyed his own career in the saddest of manners, he is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time. If he had not taken the path of drinking and generally abusing his body, one can only speculate the legacy he would have created. Like Paul Gascoigne years later, Best’s potential was never fully realised.

George Best was born on 22nd May 1946 in the Cregagh area of Belfast. He led an unremarkable early childhood and although he was never without his ball, he was considered to small to ever consider a career in the game, despite his obvious ability. However he was eventually spotted by Bob Bishop, the Manchester United scout. Bishop was so captivated by Best’s talent that he sent a telegram to Matt Busby claiming to have found a genius. Following a trial, he was signed by Manchester United and turned professional shortly thereafter.

George Best played at Manchester United for six seasons and scored 115 goals. His debut was against West Bromwich Albion aged just 17. Best was part of a deadly trio made up of himself, Dennis Law and Bobby Charlton. Too much for their opponents, Manchester United swept to 2 league titles and a European Cup, beating Benfica 4-1 in the final. It was 1967 and Best was voted European Player Of The Year.

Best’s prodigious footballing talent coupled with his good looks made him the darling of the media in the same way that David Beckham has done in recent years. Off-field distractions soon started mounting up such as personal appearances, modeling contracts and nightclub ownerships. Best started to enjoy a hedonistic lifestyle and began drinking heavily. This started the the inexorable decline of his professional career. One of Best’s most famous quotes is his response when asked what he had done with all his money?”, which was: “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.”

George Best walked out on Manchester United for the last time in 1974 aged just 27. His last game was against QPR on the 1st of January. He made 470 appearances scoring 179 goals in all competitions. He was Manchester United’s leading goalscorer for six consecutive seasons.

On the 25th November 2005, George Best died aged 59. He suffered organ failure at the Cromwell Hospital in London after failing to stop drinking following his 2002 transplant. He was given immuno-supressant drugs to stop his body rejecting the transplanted liver. This obviously laid him open to new infections.

George Best will be remembered as a genius of the beautiful game who wasted his natural talent to drink. His dazzling appearances in a Manchester United shirt are what he will be most remembered for. His loyal Irish fans perhaps summed him up best when they said : “Maradona good; PelĂ© better; George Best.”

3 Reasons Not to Wear Wrinkle-Free Dress Shirts

I was stunned yesterday, when a colleague of mine mentioned the “genius” of wrinkle-free shirts. Now, I know what he meant — for men who are as busy as we are, few things seem less important than ironing a shirt. But we’re men, not slobs, so the wrinkle-free shirt seems like an obvious choice. That is, of course, if you want to waste time and money.

The truth is, wrinkle-free shirts will not last and they pose some serious health risks. At the end of the day, they will cost more money to replace and more time at the doctor’s diagnosing possible diseases. They are far from “genius.”

Consider the following when you shop for your next dress shirt:

1. The Quality of the Shirt is Decreased.
Take a wrinkle-free “100% cotton” shirt and put it next to a classic man’s dress shirt. First, notice the difference in the color intensity. When cotton is treated with chemicals to make it wrinkle-free, the rich color of the original dye is dulled and faded.

Second, notice the difference in texture. They don’t even both feel like cotton. There’s a reason that cotton has been used for thousands of years for fine clothing: it is comfortable, breathable, and looks great. In order to make a dress shirt non-iron, the cotton has to be treated to the point that it’s barely classifiable as cotton. The fabric doesn’t breathe anymore.

2. Non-Iron Shirts Don’t Last.
When the cotton has been treated with so many chemicals, it’s just not as durable. Aside from that, you know that wrinkle-freeness that made you buy the shirt in the first place? Well, that doesn’t last either.

Every time you wash your non-iron shirts, some of those wrinkle-removing chemicals wash out too. Depending on how intensely the cotton has been treated, the wrinkles may start showing up in just a few washes. I’ll also add that if you’re going to send your shirts to the laundry anyway, there isn’t much point in the non-iron property (which is going to decrease faster with professional laundering as well).

3. Wrinkle-Free Fabric May Actually Harm You.
I know this sounds far-fetched, but I’m serious. Those chemicals I’ve been mentioning? One of those used is formaldehyde — a known carcinogen. The more you pry into what makes a wrinkle-free shirt, the more it should concern you. They can cause skin problems, and even the vapors inhaled while wearing the shirts could be dangerous! Not worth the risk, in my opinion.

The truth is, the word “genius” is used too often. What is “genius” about taking a perfectly good shirt, dousing it in dangerous chemicals, and selling it to the masses? Next time, buy a classic cotton dress shirt, have it ironed, and leave the wrinkle-free for the sale racks.