Friday, November 8, 2013

Holy Kittens! The holidays are here!

We're gearing up for the holidays and just added a bunch of new designs to the shop!

 Seahorse Roboticus Necktie, now in copper and sea blue ink!

We're excited about this latest batch of designs!  We'll also be releasing Cody's new art book Coffee Creatures later this month! Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Brick and Mortar

We've added some fantastic retail partners this past season!

One of our favorite things to do on vacation to check out local science museums.  Seriously, aside from comic book conventions and craft shows, science museums are where you are most likely to find us, nerding out and playing with all the things. So we are absolutely thrilled to announce that our Octo-Pi Mathematics and Penguin Science T-shirts are now available at the Science Museum of Minnesota

A small selection of our neckties can now also be found at Comics Unlimited in Westminster, CA. We first met them at Wondercon this year when they were running a fundraiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which helps protect the First Amendment rights of comics art creators, publishers and retailers.  They are a great local comic shop, doing their part to help the comics community!

Comics Unlimited

And for those of you in Portland, our Unicorn vs. Dinosaur t-shirts are now available at ZimZim, a cool quirky boutique filled with artisan and handmade goodies.

We love small businesses (being one ourselves), so if you find yourself in any of these neighborhoods, please pop-in and check out them out!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Robotic Seahorses and Squirrelly Elegance

September Salutations!  We have a couple of new ties designs up in the shop!

Seahorses are magnificent creatures.  The scientific name for their genus "Hippocampus" comes from the Ancient Greek "hippos" meaning "horse" and "kampos" meaning "sea monster".  We like to picture the Seahorse Roboticus as tiny mechanical sea monsters floating gently along the clockwork mechanikelp.

There's nothing worse than being invited to a fancy dinner party in the forest and realizing you have nothing to wear. And you just know that afterwards, the rabbit and the owl are going to want to go out to that club in the hollowed-out oak tree and you certainly don't want to be under-dressed. Now you can impress them with your squirrelly elegance in our Squirrel Damask Necktie.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

San Diego Comic-Con

We'll be at San Diego Comic-Con this week.  If you're attending the show, please come by and say hello!   

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nikola Tesla Day

Today is Tesla's 157th birthday!  I first learned about Nikola Tesla when I was 19 years old, not from school, but from this:

Suffice it to say, my interest was piqued.  Soon after, I read Margaret Cheney's biography "Tesla: Man Out of Time" and became fascinated with the gentleman engineer, his visionary work and crazypants OCD.  So today, we're wearing our Tesla Stardust tees and singing our own geek karaoke remix in salute to the rock star scientist who quite literally made the world a brighter place.  

Tesla played with sparks, jamming good with coils and lightning
and signals from Mars
He built with both hands but made it too far
Became the Wizard man, then we were Tesla's fans

Tesla really shined, gray blue eyes and dapper hairdo
Like some cat from Smiljan,
He could shock 'em with current, he could blind 'em with flash
He came on so brilliant man, well heeled but wouldn't shake hands

But where was his death ray
when Edison tried to steal our volts
No A/C power to light us
So bankers messed with his plans and wireless energy was canned

Tesla lived out of time, giving us a better future
The world was too crass
He was the nazz, with a mind sharp as glass
He took it all too far, but boy could he play with sparks

With only love for his pigeons,
Tesla got lost into his mind
Like an electric messiah
Though the years have killed the man, his genius still stands

Oh yeah...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tigers, Books and Birds!

Hello hello!  We've got some new goodies up in the shop!

Our "Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright" design is based on Cody's painting "Tigers" from his art show "To All the Creatures Within Us".  Here's the original piece:
And our new tie design "In Libris Libertas" is perfect for lovers of books and words:

Through the fluttering birds, the pages read:  "In Libris Libertas En Legere Veritas" (Latin for "In Books Freedom, In Reading Truth").

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Coffee Creatures are Coming!

Cody has just launched a Kickstarter project for his new coffee art book "Coffee Creatures"!  The campaign runs until June 15, check it out!