May 27, 2023
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Holiday Gifts / Graphic T-shirt Edition

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There is nothing more simple, expressive and iconic as the graphic T-shirt. It can be a great gift or go horribly wrong if you don’t judge the person right (Don’t kid yourself, you know you pass judgment on people, everyone does. The holiday season basically makes you put a dollar amount on your relationships with people). But usually it goes right and the overnight shipping fees for a shirt wont kill you (If it does you should be using your food stamps for liquor and cigarettes. Buy some god damn huggies for your sister/cousin/your toothless child). Lets do some history!

Just like light bulbs and the reach around, the t-shirt had to be invented. In the 50’s every body dressed like a Southern rapper and wore letter jackets and white T’s. Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, a pinstriper and custom car builder from Souther California who helped pioneer and lead the Kustom Kulture had a stroke of genius and one day branded a shirt with his soon to be iconic “Rat Fink” character. This lit a fire and started a craze that drove the white T into near extinction. This man made leaps and bounds and inadvertently contributed greatly to graffiti and tattoo culture. Pay respect and check out the site here.

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Anywho, here are some T-shirts that caught my eye this year that I recomend as a quick, easy and cheap gift: First up is a tribute to Roth by one of the more important font foundry’s House Industries.

House Industries Rat Fink shirt:

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Kings Ave Tattoo retro team shirt:

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Swallows and Daggers, Hell’s Empty Devil Shirt:

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Fuckn Filthy Club House Shirt (Limited Release):

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Super obnoxious amazing sunshine funtime explosion unicorn t shirt:

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And I’m out.


ALPH was once suspended in third grade for drawing on the walls in art class. Not much has changed.

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