Blog moved to mattsimner.com

4 07 2009

I’ve now moved to my own hosting at mattsimner.com, (and have also moved the content) so won’t be posting here any more (I’ll this here for a while though).  I’ll still be writing about t-shirts from Redbubble,  myself and elsewhere, as well as keeping everything else under one less roof, so hit the subscribe link and join me over there…

www.mattsimner.com for t-shirts, software and design

http://www.mattsimner.com for t-shirts, software and design





Star Trek Reboot – T-Shirt on Redbubble

31 05 2009
Star Trek Reboot - T-Shirt

Star Trek Reboot - T-Shirt

Remakes, sequels and prequels are out.  Reboots are in.

The new Star Trek movie has a whole new cast and a whole new feel.

It’s just lucky your favourite vulcan was around to issue the three fingered salute to reboot the franchise.

See other cool sci-fi shirts





Clone stamped and walking the cash tightrope (Photoshop meets modern life) – T-Shirt

27 05 2009
Clone stamped and walking the cash tightrope - T-Shirt

Clone stamped and walking the cash tightrope - T-Shirt

Ever feel like you’re one of the crowd?

This shirt came from an idea of using the Photoshop Clone Stamp tool to make a pattern on a shirt.

It soon turned into a bit more of a social statement where the ‘dollar-chasing’ clones are walking an uphill tightrope on their quest for fulfillment, while down below are people enjoying a more simple existence.

The clone stamp may reappear in a slightly more ‘fun’ design in the future.





Updates to Redbubble Greasemonkey goodness

16 05 2009

To keep up with Redbubble’s most recent visual changes I updated my collection of Redbubble GreaseMonkey scripts.

More info on my RB journal





Urban Oasis – T-Shirt

27 04 2009

Urban Oasis T-Shirt by Matt Simner

Urban Oasis T-Shirt by Matt Simner

Green grass.  An urban oasis.  This tee started off life as a collection of photos intended to become a mosaic of urban ‘furniture’.  with simply the word ‘Urban’.  The type was always going to be filled with some sort of texture, but an old picture of green grass I had from England seemed to fit rather well.  The original idea then went out the window and this became Urban Oasis.  Funny how these things happen 🙂

Can you recognise any buildings?





Las Vegas, economy of gambling T-Shirt

24 04 2009
Las Vegas, economy of gambling - T-Shirt by Matt Simner

Las Vegas, economy of gambling - T-Shirt by Matt Simner

Everyone loves Sin City – Las Vegas! You know that gambling’s bad but the place is just so much fun!

The global financial crisis is hitting hard everywhere – including Las Vegas, but you know the funseekers will be back as soon as they feel rich enough.

Welcome to Las Vegas, as the economy of gambling salvages Nevada.

See other cool slogan tees





No ice this summer – T-Shirt by Viktor

22 04 2009
No ice this summer - T-Shirt by Viktor on RedBubble

No ice this summer - T-Shirt by Viktor on RedBubble

Global warming’s no laughing matter if you’re an arctic dweller like these guys.

You can of course just kick back and watch TV like the rest of the planet and try to forget about the whole thing 🙂

There’s a really nice style to this vector design as it conveys the (more serious) message in a really friendly and fun way.

There’s some nice details too, like the beach ball for a pillow, the killer whale popping up through an ice hole, and the very effective typography merged in with the ice.

Check out Viktor’s other cool work on RedBubble