Monsters of Grok: fake band shirts for history's greatest thinkers
August 31, 2011 10:16 AM   Subscribe

Monsters of Grok: fake band shirts for history's greatest thinkers
If want to live in a world where being a scientist is considered bad ass, and philosophers are worshiped like rock stars, so my newest lineup of t-shirts parodies famous band logos by re-purposing them to celebrate some of the world's most influential minds. Hope you enjoy them.
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posted by Jezztek (14 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Oh good lord, the "if" at the start of the description should be "I", clearly I am not one of history's greatest minds.
posted by Jezztek at 10:20 AM on August 31, 2011

Just pointing out the Cinemetal shirts at IFC. It's a bit down a page. This is a pretty cool idea though.
posted by Brainy at 10:23 AM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

Actually, these aren't just a "pretty cool idea" they seem to be ridiculously awesome! DuChamp as the Cramps is wonderful!
posted by Brainy at 10:24 AM on August 31, 2011

The Curie one is sublime, I bet a lot of folks would not even notice or do double takes. Fantastic.
posted by sarahnade at 10:28 AM on August 31, 2011

I would buy a Tesla one! But pairing him with Edison is blasphemy. :) But Tesla is already a band so people might be confused.
posted by starman at 11:05 AM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yeah, on the Eesla/Edison one I certainly was thinking of them in an adversarial way (I've got it officially titled Tesla vs. Edison). I picture the lightning bolt if formed from the friction between them.
posted by Jezztek at 11:15 AM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

Love, love, love these shirts. By any chance, have you changed screenprinters in the last few years? I ask because I bought one of the 'Teach the Controversy' shirts in '08 (ish), and the decal was peeling pretty noticeably after three or four trips through the washing machine.
posted by Mayor West at 11:41 AM on August 31, 2011

Black Flag/Ben Franklin: the INITIALS are the SAME.

And *want*.
posted by grubi at 11:41 AM on August 31, 2011

Mayor West I'm still using Spreadshirt, but I think that might have just been a bad print job (occasionally I've seen some that weren't pressed long enough do early peeling) because that isn't what I'd normally expect.

normally if something starts peeling early you can get a replacement from Spreadshirt, but since you kinda got screwed on your last shirt I'd be happy to send you one of these out of pocket. Just send me a mefi mail with what design / color / size you'd like along with where I should send it to.
posted by Jezztek at 11:50 AM on August 31, 2011

Tesla-Edison the band already exists and is (was?) named Oasis. But I want it anyway.
posted by tommasz at 7:12 AM on September 1, 2011

I love Daft Punk, I love David Hume. I need that t-shirt.
posted by asymptotic at 10:12 AM on September 1, 2011

oh crap, I didn't notice Tesla / Edison the first time I looked through them. But now I've noticed it and think IT'S THE BEST ONE OF ALL!

If I had money I would buy one right now. As is I'll have to put it at the top of the list of things to buy once I have money.
posted by luvcraft at 12:59 PM on September 1, 2011

Yours site was recently featured on Pharyngula.

Great concept, btw. I'll definitely be purchasing a couple shirts when I can afford it. I think I'll go with Sagan and Machiavelli.
posted by troll at 3:48 AM on September 2, 2011

This would taste great with some Cantor, Ramanujan, or Euler.
posted by BurnChao at 11:41 PM on September 2, 2011

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