TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL? TRY THESE TEES ON FOR SIZE!
No hats, no gum chewing, no running in the halls, no cell phones - sometimes, it feels like school is tryin’ to tread on your life, ya know? But school isn’t going to cramp your style is it, you rebel, you. We know that everyone needs to cut loose every now and then and free themselves from the rules of academic convention, which is why we put together a list of some not-so-safe-for-school tees that will give you back the autonomy you deserve!
Check out the designs below, and don’t forget that everything on Threadless is 40-80% off during our Back to School Sale!
Adorn yourself with this magical tee to really stick it to the man, man!
In case anybody didn’t know, now they know.
No need to flip the bird when that bird is already doing the insulting for you.
The tee says it so you don’t have to.
You can take that scarlet letter and just…
Hey, lunch lady, I stole your mantra!
This tee is just a reminder to get to school early so I can gain all the knowledge, teach.
Explain how this works, science class!
I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you had a problem with my enthusiasm for chemistry, Mr. Science Teacher…
Oh, pardon me for having political opinions. I didn’t realize you were running a dictatorship over here. My bad.
BATTER UP! MEET OUR BASEBALL TEE WINNER!
Baseball season has finally returned, and just in time for the launch of five brand new baseball tees! After 342 submissions to our Baseball Tees design challenge, the cute and clever “Beer" design by Jaco Haasbroek has been chosen as our winner. We got a chance to ask Jaco a few questions, so break out the peanuts and Cracker Jacks while you enjoy the interview below!
Congrats on your win! Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Thank you! My name is Jaco and I am an illustrator and designer.
We love the clever humor of “Beer”. How did you come up with it?
I’m always thinking of ways to play on words or find multiple meanings of singular things. In this case I was thinking about the fact that “bear” in the Afrikaans (or Dutch) language is “beer”. So I made this design that, depending on your interpretation, is either “bear” or “beer”. I also liked the randomness of a bear having a beer, seemingly lost in thought.
How did the style of a raglan shirt play into the development of your design?
I wanted to make something very simplistic for this challenge. The design seemed to work perfectly on the raglan shirt. The black sleeves seemed to balance the design out quite nicely.
Do you think the bear on “Beer” would be down to show up on a typical t-shirt, or is he only a raglan guy?
He does seem to be more of a raglan kind of bear, but he probably doesn’t mind.
Would you mind telling us a little about your design process?
I made a basic pencil sketch that was redrawn using my Wacom tablet. I then simply added some colour. I felt that a non hand-written type worked better than my original, so I changed it.
If a bear arrived at your door for a drink, what kind of beer would you serve him?
An American ale.
Your design is minimal without sacrificing its clever meaning. What advice would you give to artists trying to accomplish that same balance?
Try and use as little as possible to get the idea across.
Where’s the first place you’re going to sport your new “Beer” baseball tee?
Probably the supermarket.
What type of beer are you going to drink to celebrate?
Either an unfiltered lager, an amber weiss, or an American style ale.
Any last word or shout-outs?
“Probeer is die beste geweer.”