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It all started with “Trashin'”. At least for me. Watching that movie as a kid made me try finding the balance on my cousin’s plastic skateboard for the first time. Needless to say – my knees were covered with blood stains. Don’t know why – but this T-shirt design by LTD Tee brings back those nostalgic memories to my head.

LTD Tee is an artistic project which is around for quite some time. It is run by this nice guy Mike Chong, who releases limited edition T-shirt boxes by different designer each time. This makes LTD Tee a very unique line where every design has it’s own story. Mike also happens to collaborate with very talented (and famous) designers, so each one of his releases is a classic on it’s own. Some time ago LTD Tees sent us two of their limited boxes for a review. This time we’re reviewing the one called “Skateboard Explosion”, by indie-famous designer Porous Walker.

Skateboard Explosion T-shirt by Porous Walker / LTD Tee

Skateboard Explosion T-shirt by Porous Walker / LTD Tee

  • Overall feeling

Once you hold this package in your hands you can’t help but feel this is some serious business. Eventhough LTD Tee has it’s own trademark cardboard box – this one is customized and designed to fit the complete story. I especially like how the original T-shirt design is applied to the whole box, with LTD Tee logo incorporated into whole design. Also, while holding this box in your hands you feel like it’s a piece of something, needless to say – a piece of art, and not just a tee packed in a box.

  • T-shirt design

Very simple, comic-styled design, but also very eye-catching. Old school, I’d say. Brown lines are emphasized by yellow ones, which may look as if the design was printed wrong. But don’t be deceived by that- this is awesome artwork. Chosing a white color shirt to print the design on is also very wise, because it makes the design come out much more perceivable. A round of applause, please!

Skateboard Explosion limited T-shirt box by Porous Walker / LTD Tee - details

Skateboard Explosion limited T-shirt box by Porous Walker / LTD Tee - details

  • T-shirt type

Remember when almost all your T-shirts were thick and heavy? Well I sure do, and so is this one. Now, I’m not sure which type this shirt is, because the hang tag is cut off (but there is an unique print inside – later on that). However, you can see and feel the shirt is of  very good quality. When dressed on it fits tightly, so if you want some more free space for your body you should probably order one size bigger. Skateboard fashion went wide last 20 years anyhow.

  • Details

If you’re in T-shirt business yourself – nice way to tag your tees is printing your logo and accompanied details inside the shirt, just below the neck. You can also carefully cut off the original hang tag, so it looks almost as if you’re sewing your own shirts. LTD Tee did that, too, but they made it unique – they’ve printed Porous Walker’s (the designer) whole bio inside the shirt, just below the their logo. Nice way to bring the attention and pay tribuite to the designer! This cardboard box also contains an art print (original T-shirt design printed out) and a couple of LTD Tee stickers. Cute.

Skateboard Explosion limited box by Porpus Walker / LTD Tee - details

Skateboard Explosion limited box by Porpus Walker / LTD Tee - details

  • Printing method & maintance

No wonder this shirt is screen-printed. I cannot think of any other way which would make this design look this great on a tee. As you might know screen-printing allows a years-long durability of applied colors, plus the colors are soaked well if the cotton is of fine quality, such as with this particular shirt. It’s made of 100% cotton. You are not to iron over the design and not to wash the shirt with white clothes.

  • Conclusion

Whether you’re a pro-skateboarder, or just a skateboard fan (much like myself, I simply love my knees and elbows too much…) – you WILL love this design, I am 100% sure. Have in mind it’s a very limited edition design – no additional prints of this design will be made in this form. Plus, it’s nicely packed into LTD Tee customized box with some cute extras (art print, stickers…). It’s always hard to price the artwork – but $29.99 (plus shipping) for the whole box is more than reasonable, don’t you think? You’ll not only posses the unique shirt – but a real piece of independent art. And you just gotta support indie, right?

LTD Tee has much more boxes to offer in their online shop, so make sure you visit it, whether you’re buying someone a birthday present – or a collectors item for yourself. Did you like this tee? What did you think of it? Would LOVE to hear your opinions, so don’t hesitate to leave your comment below! Thank you!

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Well it’s not a free mp3 by Melanie Fiona as you might have thought – it’s another portion of T-shirt news. I will start with the cool T-shirt concept by LTD Tee, who collaborated with Netherlands premier illustrator BFree on this wonderful unique tee design.

Off To Nowhere box set by LTD Tee

Off To Nowhere box set by LTD Tee

The Off to Nowhere Box Set includes: 8.5” x 11” art print, certificate of authenticity & artist bio, LTD Tee postcards and custom LTD Tee Box, as always. Box set is available for $26.99.  You can save 10% this week on all LTD Tee products by using discount code NOWHERE!  Available in both men’s and women’s sizes.

In case you’re a T-shirt designer and love concepts such as Threadless, Springleap, Design By Hümans and others you’ll be happy to know there’s another one starting. Loviu is a new web site that allows designers to submit their artwork and fans to vote for their favorite designs. The most popular designs will get printed on and sold as T-shirts.

Loviu opening T-shirt contest

Loviu opening T-shirt contest

Speaking of Design By Hümans – they have new Flickr!, new “shirts of the day”, some reprints and other cool stuff, such as a discount code with 10% off on all orders til December 16th – the code is 5TSNMC (you just write this code at the checkout and recieve a 10% off).

Storytelling T-shirt by neonbeast at Design By Hümans

Storytelling T-shirt by neonbeast at Design By Hümans

Also, Springleap runs a new T-shirt contest. Designers that can produce the best T-shirt design can stand a chance to win $625 that is R5000 in cash. They can enter any designs they like, time is limited because they only have 4 days to enter. More info here.

Midnight Summer Dream by kharmazero at Springleap

Midnight Summer Dream by kharmazero at Springleap

And I’ll add this with EndangeredWear newest tee called Bombs Away. The tee is limited to just 50 copies printed on American Apparel shirts and they are going quick. The price is $18.99 and you can also have a 10% off any order by using the promo code: hohoho (this is valid for just a few days, so better hurry up)!

Bombs Away T-shirt by EndangeredWear

Bombs Away T-shirt by EndangeredWear

Have some other cool T-shirt news? Please share with all of us by leaving your comment below! Danke schön!

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Just in time for Halloween, LTD Tee presents the Monster Mashup box set by
Aussie artists JVDK and Be Happy!  This shirt features a number of their monsterous creations and characters, for your personal delight.  This limited edition box set is available for presale for $24.99 from October 25th until October 31st  Available in both men’s and women’s sizes.



The Monster Mashup Box Set includes:

• High quality, screen printed t-shirt
• 8.5” x 11” art print of the t-shirt artwork
• Certificate of authenticity
• Artist bio on the neck label
• LTD Tee Sticker pack
• Custom LTD Tee Box

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