Saturday, June 28, 2008

The shirt off my back

Hey guys! We've been really busy lately making dudes--unfortunately, we've been making them all at once, so there are no updates as of right now. Next week there will probably be more finished dudes to show off than I know what to do with, but right now I'm bone dry.

So I thought I would talk to you guys today about something very important: my wardrobe. I'm in need of new shirts, and with a buttload of freezer paper and an artistic boyfriend with a lot of time on his hands ready to draw and cut out pictures, I've been researching some nerdy shirts that I would like to own. There are a couple of great freezer paper tutorials here and here if anyone is interested in making their own. It's pretty easy, and really fun.

I know it's kind of a desperate way to parade your hobbies, but it's always a nice way to start a conversation with someone who is a fan of something you are. For instance, I know that the host at my Chili's likes Star Wars, because he commented on my shirt once. It's nice just to know there are other nerds out there. Onward and upward!
A Planet Express shirt. I'm not a fan of pink, but I love the Planet Express logo and so this one is a must-have. I like shirts that are kind of subtle (i.e. no characters spouting off quotes, or something equally stupid like "I see stupid people" or something like that) and I think this one is nice enough not to make the uninitiated (few though they may be, Futurama reruns are on all the time) confused or stare at my chest.

Blue Sun is a given. I've actually got the freezer paper stencil cut out, I just need to buy a shirt to stencil it on to. Again, it's a nice eye pleasing design that the uninitiated (probably very few, in this case) won't know that's it's a reference to a show.
Classic Zelda shirt. I might feel like a poser in this though, since I've only played Wind Waker. Even worse than that, I have tried to play the other ones (except Twilight Princess, which I might get around to eventually, after I finish Okami for the billionth time) and I don't like them. JUMP LINK, JUMP! Why doesn't Link jump? I'm sorry, I can't play a game where I can't make my avatar jump. I know, it's pathetic. Anyway.
I like this shirt, I would just never wear it because I don't want to draw the comparisons between me and a Wookie. I just wanted to post it because I thought it was cute and clever, and a 6 foot tall guy might be reading this and decide that it would be a good look for him.

Anyway, that's all the ideas I had for now. If anyone owns any shirts in this vein, or sees any other really cute ones, feel free to leave a comment!

Also, we have just started a BIG custom order. It's going to be the original Star Trek cast. I won't say any more than that, but it is going to be ROCKIN. It will probably take me forever and a day to make everyone, but I'm going to do it! You guys will die when you see it (if you are Star Trek fans, that is. If you're not, they'll still be cute!) Stay tuned!

13 comments:

John said...

If you're looking for geeky inspiration, last exit to nowhere has the coolest sci-fi inspired t-shirts. (A little too pricey for my taste, though):

http://www.lastexittonowhere.com/

jessi said...

The Futurama one is great, but I LOVE the Blue Sun shirt. I might have to make one of those for Dragon*Con this year. :)

Kiba said...

I have a Blue Sun shirt and it's always fun to see who gets it.

Geek Central Station said...

John, those shirts are exactly the kind I was looking for! I love the Back to the Future one, and the Alien one, and all of the Blade Runner ones! Those are really cool, thanks for the link.

Neil said...

Please post links to where you found those shirts. Thanks.

Geek Central Station said...

Neil, the first three shirts were all from thinkgeek.com. The Chewie shirt was from this site:http://www.80stees.com/products/Chebacca-Costume-Star-Wars-T-shirt.asp

Sarah said...

Hello! You are a genius with the yarn! =) I am borderline obsessed with your blog now- I keep interrupting my boyfriend's (non-stop) programming to say things like "Look! Admiral Ackbar! He's so CUUUUUTE!!!" Holy crap- your stuff is amazing! =) Soooo, here's a question (since you are a geek!)- how do I get your blog to work in Google Reader?! It hates it! It keeps calling it untitled and says there's nothing there! :o It saddens me! Is there a secret password? Thank you or making me giggle- haha! Two Gandolfs meeting! =) I almost fell off the couch! =) Cheers, Sarah (welikesarah@gmail.com)

NerdyArtist said...

Sarah - I read GCS in Reader and don't have any problems. Did you put the "subscribe" button on your browser? I use firefox and just added it to my bookmark toolbar. I use that to subscribe to blogs and it works like a dream!

HTH!

I love love love the Futurama shirt! Thanks for posting the links to the tutes. I have been wanting to do my own stenciling for quite some time!

sharkiepatronus said...

I can't wait to see the Star Trek cast!

Sarah said...

Figured how how to subscribe with a little help! =) Don't worry about me- everything's fine. =) Did I mention I love your little dudes? =)

Geek Central Station said...

Sarah, thanks! I'm glad you figured it out, because I don't use Google reader and I'm afraid I wouldn't have been able to help too much. And I'm glad you like the dudes so much!

amber said...

Not sure if you're a fan of Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan series or not. If not, consider this a book recommendation as well as a shirt suggestion. Your local library should have them :) Softwear, Toys, and Tees makes great shirts based on places and ideas from the series.

I love the Blue Sun shirt, but this Serenity-based Budha one is also very cool. Stylinonline has hundreds of great shirts, you can spend forever browsing there.

I just ordered the boyfriend and myself shirts from Retropolis. Their designs would be hard to copy, but you could get slogan ideas from there and make up your own design.

James Lillis said...

I never noticed before that the school in Back to the Future was called Hill Valley... funny.

I have been geeking it up lately with some cool Star Wars shirts...

I did a similar concept withe Palpatine as politician thing here.

... as well as some cool R2D2 wear here, here, and here.

oooh.... and you have to check out this cool Boba Fett one...

Fett & Son - Involuntary Renditions Contractors

For those who love to geek it up :).