Monday, September 20, 2010

The Gift and the Curse

The Hundreds Part 2 is out now and their Online Shop. It feels like Deja-vu, but me and Aaron were just talking the other day how we feel that TH is fallen off a bit, and too many of their shirts are too playful/cartoonish in nature. Part of me is yellin', I'm a grown man! I don't need a shirt with cartoon graphics on it! The other part of me is drawn in by by the clever references to California culture and/or mychildhood, that results in at least one of these shirts (featuring the kiddy/cartoony graphics I just complained about) getting added to my closet per season. The Gift and the Curse.

Favorite The Hundreds references used (in no particular order):
Homage to the Classic 80's T&C shirts by Steve Nazar
Karate Kid/Cobra Kai shirt.
California Raisins T.
Who Framed Roger Rabit inspired shirt.
Wierd Science/Lisa T
Ode to the Simpsons T

The Otter Pops shirt shown above is going to be at the top of the list due to my lifelong infatuation with the ice pops. The only shirt I can see topping this would be a nice design based on The Warriors, or Bret the Hitman Hart, haha.