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Any tee with a description involving a 'massive yet feeble maggot' is alright with me.

From: Linty Fresh
For: US$20

St Andrews Wedding Photography The Westin Pasadena

What a way to end the year with an amazing wedding! Diane and Dennis held their wedding ceremony at the magnificent Saint Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, followed by an elegant reception at The Westin Pasadena. Tim and I arrived early to catch Diane and Dennis while they were still getting ready, and both just could not wait to be married. When Dennis caught the first glimpse of Diane walking down the aisle, he was immediately in tears.
Click here for their wedding slideshow


Diane's Vera Wang gown came with this incredibly long veil.

I also met a couple of Kung Fu masters!




We had literally just a few minutes at the Pasadena City Hall before we started losing light. But we managed to pull of some great shots featuring the historic landmark.




And of course I found a piano...


A HUGE Congratulations to Diane and Dennis!

Wedding photos at St. Andrews and The Westin: Diane and Dennis Alano wedding pictures at St. Andrews Pasadena and reception at The Westin Pasadena.
Westin Pasadena bridal photos, St. Andrews Catholic Church wedding photography

the walls have teeth

Shirt reads, "This man lives in your walls and he only comes out while you are sleeping to smoke your drugs". I'd also like to mention that he has big boobies.

From: Blood is the New Black
For: US$25 SALE!

esperanto

Blatant self promotion! Now! $10! Buy! Free shipping! Hamsters!

From: Woot Shirt
For: US$10

the tank

I usually have a fond hatred of logo tees, but you can't go past these crazy-arse illustrations.
Anyway, how's everyone's recovery times going? Don't answer, it's rhetorical.

From: Tank Theory
For: US$27

shoppers, start your credit cards

My lovely friends* at Design By Humans on sale starting today. All shirts will be 35% off using coupon code DBHFAM from Dec 25th-31st.
Merry boxing day to all and one.

Where: Design By Humans
What For: US$12.35 with discount.

*I don't know them in real life, they may kill kittens.

right back atcha

Welcome back, us!

From: SackWear
For: US$14.99

The Balloon

I'm back in Orange County, CA house hunting. The area I'm looking at wraps around the future Great Park in Irvine. (This is also the site of my future dream home). As I drove around I noticed the Great Park Balloon overhead. I've been meaning to go up in it months ago but just never had the chance to. Well, here's my chance! All it took was a little detour. So I finally got to get in it and I'm glad I had my camera with me. Check it out!


They estimate that it's gonna take about 3 years to remove the over 500 acres of runway concrete. The neat part about it is that they will keep one of the main strips that will be incorporated into the park. The image you're looking at below will soon be history. Literally.




Threadles sale extended

Threadless - $10 t-shirt sale!
If you can't get enough $10 tshirts (who can, right?), then good news from Threadless - they have extended their holiday sale until the 19th of December - which is practically the 20th if you live on my side of the international date line. Move fast!

Urban Retro

T-shirts available from Urban Retro
Urban Retro is a great store for tshirts, toys, gelaskins and more. Labels available include HiCalorie, Chunk, SeventySeven, Supreme Being to name just a few, and you can get 20% off everything until December 21st just by using the discount code XMASRUSH. Suh-weeet.

designgive relaunched

Design Give T-shirts
Design Give Hoodies

After a short abscence, I'm happy to say that our friends and sponsors designgive are back online and have resumed kicking ass. They've got a few new designs from some great artists including Matt Owens, Si Scott and Jenna Ebanks, topped off with great prices and of course the option to contribute a portion of the sale to a charity of your choice (from the list provided). Ahh, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over.

Corel Painter X

I just purchased Corel Painter version X and I'm loving what it can do! It's been a very long time since I picked up a pencil or brush, and I'll probably never have the same skills as I had when I was illustrating and working in animation. Corel allows me to paint without having to dig up my art supplies. It's a heck of a lot cleaner too. I'm using an old Wacom II tablet, and I find it strange to be scribbling on a tablet while looking at the monitor. I'll just have to get used to that part. Here's my first attempt at using Painter:

Here is the original picture of Kristen and Brian:

Brisbane Tee Party

Brisbane Tee Party
I hate to say it - but the Brisbane Tee Party is one of the most poorly promoted events ever. It's on today and starts in an hour and ten minutes. I live in Brisbane, work in the city, go to stores, bars, galleries etc, read the free newspapers and streetpress quite a lot, and I write a freakin tshirt blog - and I only found out about this last night!! Poor! They don't even have a website - just a myspace that doesn't even tell you who's going to be there. Slack. They say are going to have Brisbane's best tshirt designers there but I know some who won't be - cause they don't even know the damn thing is on!

Anyway, hopefully it should be a great day, and if for some sad reason you are reading a tshirt blog on a Saturday morning and you live in Brissy, head along and check it out. It's on from 9am to 4.30pm at Ahimsa House, 26 Horan Street, West End. I'm going (I'll be the guy with the skull pop shirt if you wanna say hi) and I'm sure there should be some sweet new labels there just waiting to be discovered.

Kimazo - tshirts and illustrations

Kewpie Doll T-shirt by Kimazo
Oksana Kemarskaya has a nice little profile site/store called Kimazo. I'm not sure that I completely understand... but I damn well like it. This shirt comes from a series of four and are available in both short and long sleeved varieties. Ooooh, options!

TEE TEST: Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction

Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction T-shirt
Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction T-shirt
Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction T-shirt
Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction T-shirt

I like long names. Maybe this is because I have a particularly long name myself - two middle names both with three syllables. Of all my names I like my surname the least, mainly due to the fact that it only has three letters.

Perhaps slightly pre-determined by my fondness for the gratiutously named, I love Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction (despite me being too lazy to type their name in full again - "aita" from here on out). When aita asked if they could send a shirt for review I took two quick looks at their impressive roster and said "I'll take two thanks."

To my joy the impressive nature of aita did not conclude with a lengthy title and a pretty website. The package I received contained the two shirts wrapped in the sexiest tissue paper I have ever seen (hell, I didn't know tissue paper could even be sexy until now) and a plethora of impressive marketing material that they were kind enough to send. Sure, it may seem inconsequential, but I think that a company that can get their marketing looking tight is well on the way to success.

The shirts continued to impress. The guys logo tee is so freaking soft it feels like underwear. Which is a good thing. In fact it's softer than my underwear... The softness comes via an American Apparel 50/25/25 track shirt - and because it's AA you know it's going to fit well. I'm also quite fond of the logo and the way it subtley humanizes the industrial subject. Deep right?

While the guys shirt is subtle, the girls shirt is straight-up crazy. Screenprinted front and back with catastrophic imagery, in an engraved style that you'd expect to see in a 19th century history book. Typhoons, volcanoes, tidal waves and even aliens destroy everything in sight. Sweet. I'm not sure as to the origins of the shirt itself but it's 100% cotton and comes from Peru. Awesome.

My only concern with these shirts was the slight twist in the seem (check the photo) on the girls shirt. I'm told that this is not common and is due to the shirts being "unique and individually printed," and it actually looks kind of cool when the shirt is being worn - although I'm sure it may bug some people.

Aita's other shirts also feature amazing art work and are totally worth checking out. They've just released some new one's too - be the first in town to grab them. A great range from a nice little label that sticks by it's name and produces some great artwork, hand prints their shirts and pays attention to the small details.

RRP: Mens Logo Tee $28 (USD), Womens Catastrophe Tee $36 (USD)
BUY THEM HERE

The Kiss Of Death - 2K By Gingham

2k By Gingham Tshirt - Kiss of Death
I was just checking out the oddly named yet well put together new blog Fat Seagull and saw this beauty from 2K by Gingham. It's by LA based artist Hersk and it's available here.

New People Like Us

People Like Us T-shirt Designs
People Like Us iPod GelaSkins
White is so stylish. Again. Is it the new black? Well I for one don't friggen care and am totally satisfied with the old black. But the new tshirts from People Like Us are all white and sure are nice. And if you've got a stylish little white iPod and are sick of being so damn slick (it's hard damn work right?) you can pick one of the sexy little Gelaskin things to make your pod less white and more protected. Kick Ass.

GraffikNoise

GraffikNoise t-shirts
GraffikNoise is one year old and well on their way to mastering stylish simplicity, Check them out.

See ya suckers

We're off gallivanting round the countryside for a week!
Please leave a message. beeeeep.

bears

They ain't so cool as seagulls.

From: Defunker
For: US$20

NoiseBot

NoiseBot T-shirts
Less is more right? Well not if you're NoiseBot - an online tshirt store that missed this basic principle, packing their store full with over 200 designs. Thankfully, they have a whole bunch of awesome, mostly funny tshirts that are beautifully illustrated - which are conveniently located above all the standard slogan shirts in their full catalogue. Designs are also available as hoodies and tote-bags, and for a limited time they are offering free shipping within the US for orders over $100 - so you can pay less for more... or something...

Oldtown Pomona Engagement Portrait Session

I'm glad that Cindy and Henry wanted to do their engagement photo session back at Oldtown Pomona. I haven't been back here in a while and it's always a blast to walk around because there are so many cool places to be discovered. We found a few spots that gave us some colorful backgrounds. Cindy and Henry were naturally romantic and were game for almost anything which allows me to get creative. Here's a few of my favorites:














Engagement photos, pictures, session, photography, e-session, romantic, fun, Oldtown Pomona.
Engagement portrait session, Orange County wedding photography
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