< Piro >
Friday - May 29, 2009
It’s been a while since I’ve introduced some new shirt designs to the MegaGear store, but yesterday I posted four new designs suitable for wearing out and about, now that its warm enough to wear short sleeve shirts without putting your health at risk.
The first new design is one I’ve been working on for a while now - the CoffinRose Miho shirt. The idea for this shirt comes from some fan art Vaz drew for me a few years ago. I liked the drawing so much that I got his permission to use it as the basis for a new design. I re-drew Miho but kept the coffin and added some some flourish behind the image that blends into the Charcoal shirt I wanted to put the design on. The result is a larger-format design that requires the large format shirt boards to print to give the full image goodness. Miho and the coffin have a white underbase, so the details and the colors stand out well. If you like it and it pulls at your evil minion-ness, order away and I’ll make one for you. Ladies T also available, but on Sports Grey.
Also available is a fine art print of the CoffinRose Miho design, printed in full color in high resolution with archival inks on archival paper and signed by me (Vaz is no where near my printer, but his mark is printed there on the drawing).
The next design takes the Kimiko Lap Pour warning sign and puts it on a t-shirt. It basically says ‘Warning - if you are a public nuisance, very hot coffee will be poured into your lap.” This shirt is not just for all of you who have ever had to serve coffee to grumpy morning (or evening) customers. It is for anyone who has reasonable proximity to the Coffee Pot, a thermal travel mug full of coffee, a cup of Starbucks, a Styrofoam cup of sludge that is supposedly coffee or even a 24/7 coffee IV drip that is not afraid to use it. Special thanks to Kaki and Hanae-san for providing the japanese text. Ladies T also available.
The next shirt is from MegaTokyo itself - the BeastCake® bear, SweetBeast®, devouring some of the Tokyo Cake Shop’s indulgent, sugary, cakey goodness (rant link fixed - thanks CeCe!). It is one of Erika’s favorite hangouts and was recently also given a huge happy smile and thumbs up by Ping who declared it’s cake ‘mweally gwud!’ The shirt is said to taste good too, but that may have been because the sample shirt SweetBeast® ate was covered with cake. Ladies T also available.
The final new shirt is kind of an odd one... The Kimiko F33RU! shirt. For some odd reason, I found the idea amusing to no end, but that may be a result of too much exposure to japanese otaku culture over the years and the serious need to block any site that is located on the pacific rim. A good design does not require an explanation, but... Well, this one sorta does. It plays on the “Yukkuri” meme in which Yukkuri are the disembodied heads of characters from the Touhou video game series that like to float about and do things. There all kinds comics, MADs and even t-shirts for the meme. Even when mimicking a meme i'm fairly certain Kimiko would not be amused with having her head disconnected from her body, so I dressed her in black like a Noh theater stage attendant and have her emerging from a ‘respawn point’ in the street practicing her best engr33sh ... I didn’t say it wasn’t a little odd, but come on, it’s Kimiko just going with the flow and being, well, KYOOT. :P Ladies T also available.
Hopefully, you will find one of these new shirts and/or the fine art prints worth adding to your collection. As always, every purchase from the MegaGear store helps support Megatokyo, and we appreciate your support and willingness to wear our silly shirts.