Fear and Hel’ for the Holidays

Tee-shirts!Okay, folks, just in time for holiday shopping: brand new Hel-Fucking-Vetica tee-shirts are now on sale — and what’s more, the first ever printing of my Fear of a Cooper Black tee-shirts are also available. To buy both of these, you’ll need to point your browser to Wire & Twine, the superb tee-shirt operation run, in part, by the amazing Chris Glass.

Get Yours Now

Earlier this year, I bought one of Chris’ Wii-themed Tii shirts — still one of the cleverest tee-shirt designs I’ve ever seen — and struck up a conversation with him over email. Before too long, we were hatching plans to print Hel-Fucking-Vetica and Fear of a Cooper Black Planet together, and somehow we managed to pull it off before the holiday season passed us by. I’ve been incredibly impressed by how efficient Wire & Twine have been — the only reason these shirts weren’t ready to go sooner was I coudn’t get my act together — and I think you’ll be pleased with both the quality and service they provide. Hurry and get your shirts now; the first ones start shipping in just a few days, and if you want the best chance for your shirts to get delivered by Christmas, you should place your order by Fri 14 Dec.

Right: Two tees. New shirts, now on sale over at Wire & Twine.
Hel-Fucking-Vetica and Fear of a Cooper Black Planet
  1. Can somebody familiar with American Apparel please confirm sizing for an Australian?

    On Wire & Twine it suggests ordering a size larger than you normally wear. I pulled out a tape measure, used the ‘other’ side marked in inches: 36″ waist, 42″ chest. That puts me into the L / XL categories, and yet when I buy a t-shirt here I usually get an S or M. (I’m 5’9″ and about 170lbs, if I’ve done the sums right in my head, so on the smaller side of average.)

    What gives: I thought you Yanks were meant to be the generously-proportioned ones?

  2. Jeez, these are so hot. I hope you have more fabulous t-shirts up your sleeve in the future. What about the oldstyle fonts?
    Bodoni Bodoni
    Bo Bodoni
    Banana Fanna Fo Fodoni
    Fe Fi Mo Modoni

    You may see this on a shirt someday too. http://fpaulrand.wordpress.com/

  3. I have been trying to figure out who I could give this shirt to for Christmas and haven’t come up with anyone. But I just realized that I should be getting it for Christmas, so I have added it to my list!

  4. Awesome. My old one is getting a little worn 🙂

    @michael: I usually order a medium when I get America Apparel shirts. I’m 5’11” and around 76kgs — I find the medium ever so slightly too large. Unless you like your tees loose, I’d go with M.

  5. I ran into some problems ordering and talked to Chris at W&T. We think the Yahoo! store supporting the site might be overwhelmed by online shoppers today. You know, Charcoal Gray Monday, or whatever they call it. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t get through.

  6. Just ordered mine, which I wont be able to wear until Xmas because it is technically for me, from my wife. She googled it the other day and came across the old information for the first run so she thought it was sold out, but I showed her this last night and she said it was OK that I order it and “forget” about it until Xmas.

    Can’t wait!

  7. @Max – Thanks for the info. I have ordered a medium, which I suspect I might also find a bit large. Better than getting one that won’t fit at all, I suppose …

    A nice little Christmas present to myself. Hopefully Khoi sells enough that it’ll help add up to a decent present for him, too.

  8. Got my Cooper Black Planet shirt in the post yesterday and am wearing it as I write this. I’m a sucker for type puns and quite like Public Enemy too, so it all works out quite well.

    Print’s great, shirt’s great, thanks a billion!

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