T-shirts, a little fun, and maybe even new friendswww.choochland.com
Dean Landry’s artwork is a little twisted and lots of fun. He designed the art for the fashion designer Anna Sui’s Web site and for several of her cartoons. He also has done work for Cosmopolitan, Nickelodeon and the History Channel.
Admittedly, there are only two T-shirts for sale ($15) on the Web site, but the site itself ― including a Polaroid collection and samples of Landry’s work ― is more fun than any shirt.
The Japanese recording artist DJ Honda opened his Korean flagship store in Seoul in 2001. It stocks b-boy must-have items like baseball caps, tracksuits, watches and, of course, DJ Honda T-shirts. Or you can go online to purchase the same items with a lot less hassle.
This Web site covers a range of categories from music (Led Zepplin, Tool, Metallica) to humor (cereal killer, body styles) to movies and television shows (James Bond, the Wiggles or Sesame Street). There are also shirts based on comics, animation and graphic arts (The Incredible Hulk, Aqua Teen, M.C. Escher) and other pop culture icons.
When the screen loads up, the heading says it all. “The coolest rockinest rollingest T-shirt site on the Web ... Where T-shirts are better than food ... And sex.” A bit of an overstatement, especially since the site is still under construction.
An American friend of mine moved to Seoul and made his first Korean friend because of a T-shirt. My friend likes NoFX, so when he saw a
Korean guy wearing a NoFX T-shirt, he started a conversation.
These T-shirt Web sites won’t
necessarily help you win friends, but they’ll certainly entertain you.
by Joe Yong-hee