RIPT Apparel's Geek and T-Shirt Design Blog

Our blog includes articles and graphics, free wallpapers for your iPhone and iPad, and anything to do with what the RIPT community loves - including our custom t-shirts and merchandise for that special geek in your life. Scroll through our recent posts below to check out some of our character spotlights, geeky wallpapers, design articles, and even community member and artist interviews.

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How To Train Your Dragon 2: The First 5 Minutes of the New Film

If you were a fan of the 2010 movie, How To Train Your Dragon, then you’re in for a big treat. DreamWorks has released the first 5 minutes of How To Train Your Dragon 2. Check it out below! Did you see the first one, and will you see this one? For those of you…

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Video Proof That The Narwhal Is the World’s Coolest Whale

When I was in fifth grade, my class had to write a report on a whale. As a lifetime surveyor of all things awesome, naturally I picked the Narwhal. For the unfamiliar, a Narwhal is the coolest whale of all time. This is potentially a controversial statement. You have the Blue Whale just straight up…

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Despicable Me Minions T-shirts and Poster Designs

Nirvana Banana Designed by:Vitaliy Klimenko Pop-culture Reference: This put a Minion in the place of the baby in the iconic Nirvana Album cover. The Big Minion Theory Designed by:Donnie Twitter: @LeBlogDeDonnie Pop-culture Reference: This design combines the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory With the cute, and now, geeky Minions. Pocket Minions Designed by:OneBlueBird…

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New York City Skyline Minimalistic Poster

This is a minimalistic poster design of the skyline of New York, NY. The building form most closely associated with New York City is the skyscraper, which has controversially shifted many commercial and residential districts from low-rise to high-rise. Surrounded mostly by water, the city has amassed one of the largest and most varied collection…

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25 Awesome and Fun Star Wars Facts

The sound of a TIE fighter engine is actually an elephant. The lightsaber noise comes from the familiar hum of an old television. Yoda was almost played by a monkey. Return of the Jedi almost had a very different ending. Yoda has no determined species. Yoda is not a Muppet. Depending on what movie you’re…

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Louisville Skyline Minimalistic Poster

This is a minimalistic poster design of the Louisville, Kentucky Skyline. The tallest buildings in Kentucky are located in Downtown Louisville and include the AEGON Center designed by John Burgee, National City Tower designed by Harrison & Abramovitz, PNC Plaza designed by Welton Becket, and the Humana Building designed by Michael Graves. Of the 16…

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Han Solo Poster: Laugh It Up Fuzzball

Check out this Han Solo poster of one of his awesome quotes form the 1980 Star Wars movie: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. Han Solo: Well Princess, it looks like you managed to keep me here a while longer. Princess Leia: I had nothing to do with it. General Rieekan thinks it’s dangerous…

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Imperial Jump Trooper Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

This Imperial Jump Trooper poster and wallpaper for the iPhone, iPad and desktop, is a follow up to our other Free Wallpapers and Geeky Posters. For this group of free designs, the RIPT Apparel designers wanted to dig deep into geek-knowledge and create designs based on the different types of Stormtroopers from Star Wars. An…

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Reservoir Dogs Poster: Iconic Sunglasses Worn In The Movie

The poster below is of the iconic sun glasses worn by the cast in the hit Quentin Tarantino Movie Reservoir Dogs. Reservoir Dogs (Le iene) is a 1992 American crime film that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist, but not the heist itself.

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Get Nerdy With These Breaking Bad / Grand Theft Auto Mash-up Videos

During Breaking Bad’s fantastic 5 season run, I asked myself a lot of questions. What would I be willing to do for my family? Am I really rooting for this man who has committed unspeakable horrors? What would be worse for Walt Jr: Finding out who Walter White really is, or finding an empty box…

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Wolverine Posters: Tribute To The Iconic X-Men Character

Check out this set of Wolverine posters and prints. They are a tribute to the awesome Marvel character (and X-Men member) by the same name. 20th Century Fox obtained the film rights to the X-men characters in 1994 and has created many films about the X-men including: X-Men (2000) and its sequel, X2 (2003), X-Men:…

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33 Of The Best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tees & Posters

Shredder Wheat Cereal Designed By: Bradlinf Twitter: @bradlinf Pop-culture Reference: This design depicts what would happen if Shredder from TMNT was given his own cereal. Showdown Designed By: Kentzonestar Twitter: @KentZonestar Pop-culture Reference: This is funny play on words that includes a turtle challenging a cheese shredder to a battle. For those not familiar with…

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Marvel SuperHero Selfies by @billythebutcher

We came across an artist known as Billy Butcher who imagined what would happen if some of the super heroes from Marvel Comics were all as selfie-crazy as everyone else. Below you will find Scarlet Witch, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Spider Man, Hawkeye, and Captain America caught in the act of taking a selfie.

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RIPT Apparel Presents Superhero Belt Buckles

We thought it would be fun to look at the belt buckles of some of the most iconic Marvel and DC characters and make them into a poster. Below you will find the belt buckles of Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Aquaman, Flash, Batman, Robin, Martian Manhunter, Deadpool, Wolverine, Cyborg, and Thor.

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Kansas City Skyline Poster

This is a minimalistic poster design of the Kansas City, Missouri Skyline. Kansas City is a diverse city, not only with its culture, but also in its skyscrapers. Like most other large U.S. cities, it has an eclectic mixture of old and new structures. Many buildings incorporate art deco details in a number of ways,…

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Ghostbusters Tee and Poster Designs

Who Ya Gonna Call? You know what to say next. It’s one of the most well recognized songs / quotes of the last 30 years. We thought we would pay homage to the late great Harold Ramis and showcase some great Ghostbusters art by some amazing artists in our RIPT community. Below you will find…

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Incinerator Trooper Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

This Incinerator Trooper poster and wallpaper for the iPhone, iPad and desktop, is a follow up to our other Free Wallpapers and Geeky Posters. For this group of free designs, the RIPT Apparel designers wanted to dig deep into geek-knowledge and create designs based on the different types of Stormtroopers from Star Wars. Imperial incinerator…

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Miami Skyline Minimalist Poster

This is a minimalistic poster design of the Miami Skyline. The U.S. city of Miami, Florida is the site of 307 high-rises, 59 of which stand taller than 400 feet. The tallest building in the city is the 64-story Four Seasons Hotel & Tower, which rises 789 feet in Miami’s Brickell district and was completed…

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The Most Epic Star Fox & Star Wars Video Mashups

Star Fox 64 is undoubtedly one of the all-time Nintendo 64 great games. You’re Fox McCloud, a badass fox piloting through space and destroying bad guy spaceships with a crew consisting of a hare, frog, and falcon. All to stop the dark and growing threat of Andross, evil genius and murderer of your father, James…

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The Best and Worst Superhero Theme Songs

“One good theme song can change the world.” Exaggeration? Maybe. Still, there’s no denying that the theme song becomes an integral part of the experience of watching our favorite shows. The impending doom behind the sweeping strings of Mad Men, the Seinfeld bassline warped through a meth lab on Breaking Bad… nothing quite sets the…

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Godzilla 2014 Extended Movie Trailer

Excited for the next version of Godzilla opening in theaters soon? This new extended movie trailer for the movie includes 13 terrifying views. Enjoy!

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Game of Thrones Parody Tee and Poster Designs

With today’s awesome Game of Thrones design, we thought we would dig deep into the RIPT community and showcase some of the Game of Thrones tee and poster designs that came so close to making the front page today. These all feature the iconic throne with unique pop-culture characters sitting in it, and in many…

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Awesome Powerpuff Girls Tee and Poster Designs

Check out these awesome Powerpuff girls tees and posters that just missed making the front page. We liked them so much we wanted to spotlight them in our Near Death Experience Art Gallery and give props to all the awesome artists who submitted them. The Powerpuff Girls is an animated television series. The show centers…

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Blood Fonts: Free Fonts That Look Like Dripping Blood

Searching for free fonts for your custom poster or t-shirt that look like blood or even more gross, dripping blood? RIPT Apparel has scoured the web and found the best free fonts that look like blood. Simply click on the link to download the font. Something Strange Font Download this free font here YouMurderer BB…

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Magma Trooper Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

This Magma Trooper poster and wallpaper for the iPhone, iPad and desktop, is a follow up to our other Free Wallpapers and Geeky Posters. For this group of free designs, the RIPT Apparel designers wanted to dig deep into geek-knowledge and create designs based on the different types of Stormtroopers from Star Wars. Magma troopers…

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Lolita Poster: Iconic Heart Shaped Glasses

This poster of the iconic heart shaped glasses from the erotic 1997 movie Lolita – A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. Yeh it’s a crazy movie!

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Earthworm Jim T-shirt & Poster Designs by @moysche & @chesypoof

Check out these designs that just missed making the front page at RIPT. They feature mashups of the awesome video game Earthworm Jim with such pop-culture icons as Doctor Who, Invader Zim, and Hello Kitty. Earthworm Jim is a run and gun video game featuring an earthworm named Jim in a robotic suit who battles…

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Yellow Umbrella How I Met Your Mother Poster

With the swirl of positive and negative reviews circulating around the internet about the final season of How I Met Your Mother, we thought would do a simple How I Met Your Mother Poster that represents the single constant throughout the 9 seasons – the iconic yellow umbrella.

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Harry Potter Poster: Iconic Glasses Worn by Harry

This poster might represent one of the most iconic sets of glasses in recent film history. The poster below is a depiction of the glasses worn by Harry Potter throughout the film series.

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RIPT T-Shirts Presents Marvel Superhero Drivers Licenses

Imagine a world in which the Marvel superheros didn’t have their super powers; Iron Man didn’t have all that technology, or Spider-man couldn’t swing from spider webs. Imagine a world in which Marvel Characters had to actually drive like the rest of us mortal humans – and had to get a drivers license. RIPT T-Shirts…

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Atlanta Skyline Minimalistic Poster

This is a minimalistic poster design of the Atlanta, Georgia Skyline. Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, is home to 256 completed high-rises, 37 of which stand taller than 400 feet. The majority of the city’s skyscrapers are clustered around Peachtree Street in the Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead neighborhoods, with the suburban city of Sandy Springs…

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31 of the Best Hello Kitty T-shirt and Poster Designs

RIPT wanted to pay homage to all the Hello Kitty Fans and designers who submitted their awesome Hello Kitty t-shirt and poster designs. Hello Kitty is portrayed as a female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow. The character’s first appearance on an item, a vinyl coin purse, was introduced in Japan in 1974…

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John Lennon Poster: Rose Colored Glasses Worn By The Famous Beatle

This poster is of the glasses worn by the late, great Beatle, John Lennon. John, tried to see the best in everything and everyone, and imagined seeing life through rose tinted glasses. You can’t get much closer to John Lennon than seeing life through the very spectacles he wore to create some of his most…

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Best Captain America Stories To Read Before Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier

While Captain America has a longer comic book history than any Marvel comics hero on the big screen (and until we see that Sub-Mariner and Original Human Torch buddy cop flick, I expect it to stay that way), there are plenty of great modern stories to read. Below you’ll find three of the best Cap…

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Super Mario Parody Posters and Tees

We thought these Super Mario posters and tee designs were so awesome (and came so close to making the front page) that we wanted to create a blog post with them all included to spotlight the art and the artist in our Near Death Experience Art Gallery. Red Mushroom By Designer: OneShoeOff Pop-Culture Reference: This…

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Alien Movie Tee and Poster Designs

We wanted to pay homage to the awesome artists who submitted poster designs and t-shirts from the movie Alien, that didn’t quite make the front page of RIPT. Adora Burst By Designer: Kevlar51 Pop-Culture Reference: This is a mashup of the movie Alien and a cute teddy bear. AVP II Turbo Edition By Designer: Melee…

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Social Network Poster Art By Designer @further_u

Just when we think we have seen it all, we come across an artist that has taken something from pop-culture and turned it on its head. These social network posters from designer @further_u (Ivan Belikov) are absolutely amazing. They have taken each of the primary social networks and turned them into living breathing things, in…

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Clone Trooper Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

This Clone Trooper poster and wallpaper for the iPhone, iPad and desktop, is a follow up to our other Free Wallpapers and Geeky Posters. For this group of free designs, the RIPT Apparel designers wanted to dig deep into geek-knowledge and create designs based on the different types of Stormtroopers from Star Wars. Clone troopers…

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Washington DC Skyline Poster

This is a minimalistic poster design of the Washington, DC skyline. By law, Washington’s skyline is low and sprawling. The federal Heights of Buildings Act of 1910 allows buildings that are no taller than the width of the adjacent street, plus 20 feet. Despite popular belief, no law has ever limited buildings to the height…

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A Look At 19 Official 2014 Movie Trailers in HD

Were you disappointed with the movies that came out in 2013? Below you will find 17 Official 2014 Movie trailers – that we think might kick ass! A few have been released already (let us know what you thought), but most of these will come out this summer or fall, and of course there are…

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SnowTrooper Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

This SnowTrooper poster and wallpaper for the iPhone, iPad and desktop, is a follow up to our other Free Wallpapers and Geeky Posters. For this group of free designs, the RIPT Apparel designers wanted to dig deep into geek-knowledge and create designs based on the different types of Stormtroopers from Star Wars. Snowtroopers, also known…

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2014 Hercules Trailer: Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” is Back in Theaters as Hercules

Growing up most of us were introduced to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson through his character in the WWE (Formally WWF). Well Dwayne has come a long way since then, staring in movies such as The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, The Rundown, Walking Tall, and over 20 other movies and TV shows. This year “The…

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Attack on Titan T-Shirt and Poster Designs

Check out these awesome Attack on Titan t-shirts and posters that just missed making the front page at RIPT Apparel. We wanted to spotlight the designs and the artists behind them in our blog, as a thank you for their hard work and submissions. Attack on Waltz Shingeki No Waltz Design By Artist: Ruwah Attack…

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Elvis Presley Poster: Iconic Glasses Worn By The King

This poster showcases one of the most iconic (and copied) set of sunglasses from the last 100 years. These are the stylish sunglasses worn by Elvis, the king of rock and roll.

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Walter White LEGO Person T-Shirts

Breaking Bad is still one of the most talked about shows and tops the list of most watched shows on TV and Netflix. RIPT Apparel Designer Brinkerhoff combines two awesome pop-culture icons; Walter White and a LEGO person to create a design titled Heisenbrick and a design titled Bricking Bad 2. Both feature Walter White…

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StormTrooper Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

This Stormtrooper poster and wallpaper for the iPhone, iPad and desktop, is a follow up to our other Free Wallpapers and Geeky Posters. For this group of free designs, the RIPT Apparel designers wanted to dig deep into geek-knowledge and create designs based on the different types of Stormtroopers from Star Wars. Stormtroopers were the…

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RIPT T-Shirts Divergent Movie Guide – Which Faction Do You Belong To?

For those of you who have read the Divergent book by Veronica Roth or have seen the recent movie, this will be a refresher. For those of you who have yet to see it, or read the book, you can use this guide (by RIPT T-shirts and Posters) to the movie Divergent and factions to…

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Typewriter Fonts: The Best Free Fonts that Look Like a Typewriter

Searching for free typewriter fonts for your custom poster or t-shirt? RIPT Apparel has scoured the web and found the 10 best free fonts that look like a typewriter. Simply click on the link to download the font. X-Classified Font Download this free font here Typewriter from 286 Font Download this free font here Traveling…

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Detroit and Grand Rapids Michigan Skyline Posters

This is a minimalistic poster of the Detroit Skyline. The tallest skyscraper in Detroit is the 73-story Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, which rises 727 feet along Detroit’s International Riverfront. It is the tallest building in the state of Michigan, the 97th-tallest building in the United States, and the tallest all-hotel building in the…

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Imperial Heavy Trooper Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

This Imperial Heavy Trooper poster and wallpaper for the iPhone, iPad and desktop, is a follow up to our other Free Wallpapers and Geeky Posters. For this group of free designs, the RIPT Apparel designers wanted to dig deep into geek-knowledge and create designs based on the different types of Stormtroopers from Star Wars. These…

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Cosplay Spotlight: Jessica Nigiri (@OJessicaNigri) Pictures and Spotlight

This cosplay spotlight showcases, what some might consider the most attractive cosplay girls on the planet, Jessica Nigiri. For those of you who are not familiar with Cosplay, it’s a term short for “costume play”. It’s a performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Cosplayers often…

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Chicago Skyline Minimalistic Poster

This is a minimalistic poster design of the Chicago, Illinois Skyline. Chicago’s skyline is one of the world’s tallest and easily ranks among its most magnificent. It boasts three of America’s five tallest buildings and, if you include its antenna, the massive Willis Tower (formally Sears Tower) remains the second tallest skyscraper in the world.

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Back To The Future Poster: Glasses Worn By Doc Brown

Any fan of the movie Back To The Future will immediately recognize the glasses in this poster. These are the glasses that were worn by Doc Brown from the 1985 film in which Marty is sent back in time in a DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age…

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DC Infinite Crisis Game Trailer From RIPT Apparel

Whether you fight for peace, hope, justice, mayhem or chaos — get ready to dive into the DC Multiverse. Infinite Crisis is the highly anticipated, free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) with a robust lineup of DC Comics Champions, including Batman, Superman, Joker, Wonder Woman, and more. With the open beta, Green Arrow, Aquaman and…

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NovaTrooper Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

This NovaTrooper poster and wallpaper for the iPhone, iPad and desktop, is a follow up to our other Free Wallpapers and Geeky Posters. For this group of free designs, the RIPT Apparel designers wanted to dig deep into geek-knowledge and create designs based on the different types of Stormtroopers from Star Wars. As stormtrooper honor…

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RIPT Presents: The Best of Community’s Abed as Batman

Go ahead and throw your Modern Families and Big Bang Theories in the ring, but for my money Community has been the smartest comedy on network tv for years now. One of the sitcom’s finest running gags involves Abed, the resident pop culture buff, assuming the mantle of Batman. Naturally, Abed takes the title of…

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The Big Bang Theory LEGO Posters and T-shirts at RIPT Apparel

Check out these awesome designs from 2 of the talented designers in the RIPT Apparel design community. These Big Bang Theory LEGO posters and t-shirt designs came so close to making the cut and being sold on the home page, that we thought we would spotlight them and their designers. The Big Lego Theory Poster…

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Charlotte Skyline Minimalist Poster

This is a minimalistic poster design of the Charlotte, NC Skyline. The history of skyscrapers in the city began with the construction of the Independence Building in 1895; this building, rising 186 feet and 14 floors, is often regarded as the first skyscraper in Charlotte and North Carolina. The tallest building in Charlotte is the…

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WIN a Transformers 3″ Vinyl Toy Series 02 Random Figure – Giveaway

Enter to Win If you can’t wait to see if you win or not, you can always Pre-Order a Single Blind Box Toy for just $12.99 or a Case of 16 Blind Box Toys for $208.00. Product Details: Officially licensed Transformers product produced by The Loyal Subjects. The Loyal Subjects have redesigned Hasbro’s classic Transformers…

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The Loyal Subjects Series 2 Transformers Generation 1 Collectible Vinyl Toys at RIPT Apparel

Starting this March, RIPT Apparel is offering pre-orders for The Loyal Subjects‘ next round of G1 Transformers 3-inch vinyl collectibles.  This time, we have an entirely new cast of characters featuring some season 1 and season 2 favorites.  Here’s the whole mainline cast: G1 Optimus Prime with energon axe and 3 soundbytes G1 Prowl G1…

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California Posters: San Diego, San Francisco, LA, Sacramento Skylines

The posters below represent the skylines of the major cities in California. These minimalistic posters include San Diego’s Skyline, San Francisco’s Skyline, the Los Angeles Skyline, and Sacramento’s Skyline. San Diego Poster This is a minimalistic poster design of the San Diego, California Skyline. San Diego has over 140 high-rises, mainly in the downtown district.…

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Free Comic Book Fonts and Logos For Designers

Searching for your favorite comic book character, movie, book, or TV show font to use when you’re creating your t-shirt or poster in Photoshop or Illustrator? Below you will find 20 fonts for the most popular logos, and links to download them for free. Captain America is an American fictional character, a superhero who appears…

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RIPT T-Shirts: Do You Know Music? Warning This Will Ruin Your Favorite Songs Forever

So you think you know music and what some of your favorite songs are actually about, or who they were written by? Well check out these 31 weird and kind of disturbing facts about some of your favorite hit songs from the 80′s,90′s and today. Warning, they will probably ruin some of your favorite songs…

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Django Poster: Iconic Glasses Worn By Django

The poster below is a design of the cool glasses worn by Django, played by Jamie Foxx, in the 2012 movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained. He made the film as a very stylized variation of the “spaghetti western” – but primarily taking place in America’s pre-Civil War south.

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RIPT T-shirts: Supernatural Lego Poster Sam and Dean Winchester

Fan of the hit show Supernatural o the WB and CW, the Winchester Brothers, and LEGOS? Then you’ll love these poster mashups (fit for any t-shirt) that feature Sam and Dean Winchester as LEGO people drawn for a custom poster graphic. Supernatural, if you’re not familiar with the show, stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester…

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Shadow Trooper Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

This Shadow Trooper poster and wallpaper for the iPhone, iPad and desktop, is a follow up to our other Free Wallpapers and Geeky Posters. For this group of free designs, the RIPT Apparel designers wanted to dig deep into geek-knowledge and create designs based on the different types of Stormtroopers from Star Wars. Shadowtroopers were…

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Scout Trooper Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

This Scout Trooper poster and wallpaper for the iPhone, iPad and desktop, is a follow up to our other Free Wallpapers and Geeky Posters. For this group of free designs, the RIPT Apparel designers wanted to dig deep into geek-knowledge and create designs based on the different types of Stormtroopers from Star Wars. Scout troopers…

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Baltimore Skyline Minimialistic Poster

This is a minimalistic poster design of the Baltimore, Maryland Skyline. The tallest building in Baltimore is the 40-story Transamerica Tower, which rises 529 feet and was completed in 1973. It also stands as the tallest building in the state of Maryland and the tallest building on the East Coast between Philadelphia and Raleigh, after…

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Ript T-Shirts: 42 Ghostbusters Facts About The Movie

Ghostbusters was one of the first films I watched growing up. I remember watching it on an old VHS tape that we rented from Blockbuster. To pay tribute to the late great Harold Ramis there are not only some awesome Ghostbusters T-Shirts and Posters, but we also decided to pay tribute by compiling a huge…

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RIPT Showcases The New Transformers 4 Trailer

The first trailer, since the teaser that was released around the time of the Super Bowl this year, for Transformers 4: Age of Extinction has been posted online. It gives us a taste of what to expect from the refreshed franchise that does not include many of the cast of the first 3 movies –…

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RIPT T-shirts: 27 Monty Python and The Holy Grail Little Known Facts

Growing up I remember watching Monty Python skits and particularity remember rolling on the floor laughing at the movie Monty Python and The Holy Grail. The cast, as a whole, has a very unique sense of humor that not many get – which led to some very strange things going on in the movie. Since…

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Audrey Hepburn Poster: Iconic Breakfast at Tiffany’s Glasses

Below is a poster of the iconic glasses worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In the movie she plays an independent young woman who strives to be a high-climbing socialite with a drive for high-fashion and wild parties.

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The RIPTCADEMY Awards Movie Parody Poster sale – $15 posters for 2 weeks

The 86th Academy Awards are almost upon us, but the real winners of this award season will only be found at RIPT Apparel.  Starting Sunday February 23rd, 30 limited edition parody movie posters will be available for a the stunning price of $15 (18″x24″) and $30 (24″x32″).  Not only that, each artist receives $2 of each item…

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Transformers 4 Age of Extinction trailer hits – who’s in it?

Yesterday the world was treated to an array of media bombast during the NFL’s 48th Superbowl.  One commercial in particular took many a fanboy by storm, namely the teaser trailer for Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. The trailer was quick, clocking in at only 30 seconds, but there was definitely a lot to see.  We’ll…

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Artist Appreciation Month Episode IV Winners Revealed

  Drum-roll please!  Here are the winners of our fourth Artist Appreciation Month that was held in November of 2013.  52 different designs were printed during the month of November and each artist received a pair of headphones with their design and a jumbo poster in addition to their usual free t-shirt. Our 4th place…

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The 12 Days of Reprints At RIPT Hits In December

It has already begun!  A massive resurrection occurs this holiday season for the first 12 days in December.  Two designs will be featured every day for the from December 1st to December 12th.  Some classic prints will be featured from the RIPT Apparel design graveyard, partnered with an all-new design. Keep watch every day in…

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RIPT Apparel’s 2013 Holiday Sales: $12 Posters In RIPT’s Pop Up Shop

This year RIPT Apparel is going to try to give their customers something special and in a way that they’ve never offered products before.  30 special items will be available from RIPT Artists in a very special RIPT Apparel Holiday store that will have incredible never-before-seen-at-RIPT poster discounts of over 40% off! From 6:00 PM on Thursday…

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Designs Now Enter “LAST CALL” At RIPT Apparel For 12 More Hours

Starting with the designs available today November 7th (“Zombiemon” & “Pokehouse“) at RIPT Apparel, each design available for sale will now have an extended sale period for 12 hours. This means that if you missed yesterday’s design for one reason or another, you now have an additional 12 hours of time to pick it up…

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RIPT Apparel Announces Shorter Wait Times For Art Submissions

An open letter from RIPT Apparel to their long-time supporters, artists, and peers as written by Design Director Paul Friemel: Since June 8th of 2009, RIPT Apparel has been fully supported by 1000′s of artists that have supplied the company with their own creations in hopes to be part something they can be proud of.…

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RIPT’s Artist Appreciation Month 2013 Begins November 1st!

This is it!  Like normal, RIPT Apparel is going to conduct Artist Appreciation Month during November of the year. BUT RIPT, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?!?!? Well, we will tell ya! Every design printed during November of 2013 will be put together and arranged by sales totals.  The artists that created and submitted the four highest…

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RIPT Now Has Headphones, Plus-Size Thirts, and Samsung Galaxy Smart Phone Cases

It’s been a busy Summer and Fall so far for the staff at RIPT Apparel!  Along with the advent of selling 10 designs per week from 7, the company is now offering some very unique items including printed headphones, printed Samsung Galaxy SIII and S4 hard cases, and finally allowing some additional sizes to their…

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AJ Paglia (@ajpagliadesign) Interview: The Man who Swims with Swissarmysharks

Do you think designing t-shirts is difficult? Have you ever tried going beyond the thread and getting your hands dirty to make other types of art? If not, then step aside and watch our main man Swissarmyshark put some blood in the water. Also known as AJ Paglia, this Rhode Island native is no stranger…

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Mike Handy (@mikehandyart): How He Deals With All The Daily Shirt-A-Day Sites

It’s tough being a noob, no matter what the situation. Just waiting for that first print after submitting time and time again can be torture and make one feel like they’ll get in the swing of things. Speaking of being in the swing of things, meet artist Mike Handy. He’s right there on the front…

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Allan Davis Interview: Created Waffles Ink In The Process Of Collaboration

Most designs at RIPT Apparel are created by an individual. This is usually a single artist or designer that made the work themselves. Every so often, two or more artists combine forces to create a design that is greater than the sum of it’s parts: a collaboration. This is typically when two different artists share…

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[RIPT Interview] Manny Peters: Recalls His First Print At A Daily T-Shirt Website

For those of us that are entrenched in the world of shirt-a-day, every day is another print (or two!) and every stroke of midnight, another carriage turns into a pumpkin.  For the less jaded of us, there must always be a jumping on point on our path to blasé. What’s it like to get that…

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RIPT T-shirts: Skeletor Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

As a follow up to Classic Video Game Wallpapers, and Transformers Wallpapers The designers at RIPT T-shirts wanted to flashback to the characters of He-man with free posters and wallpaper – Masters of The Universe. Below you will find characters that were on the side of Skeletor. This poster and free wallpaper is of Skeletor.…

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RIPT T-Shirts: Freakazoid Character Spotlight

Freakazoid! is a parody of the Superhero show, produced by the people who brought you Batman The Animated Series, and the creators of Animaniacs. It follows the adventures of Freakazoid, an entity created by the addition of all the information on the Internet. He is a mild-mannered computer nerd, along with weird energy-based powers and…

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Jimi Benedict (@jimiyo): Life Before & After Curating A Major Shirt-A-Day Website

Not a lot of great artists are very good art directors, and not a lot of great art directors are very good artists. Every once in a great while, a point-one-percenter is uncovered from the depths of Cybertron resulting in a talented individual that lands themselves in a position to curate the work of others.…

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RIPT T-shirts: Panthor Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

As a follow up to Classic Video Game Wallpapers, and Transformers Wallpapers The designers at RIPT T-shirts and Apparel wanted to flashback to the characters of He-man – Masters of The Universe. Below you will find characters that were on the side of Skeletor. This poster and free wallpaper is of Panthor – Skeletor’s evil…

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RIPT T-shirts: Evil-Lyn Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

As a follow up to Classic Video Game Wallpapers, and Transformers Wallpapers The designers at RIPT T-shirts and Apparel wanted to flashback to the characters of He-man – Masters of The Universe. Below you will find characters that were on the side of Skeletor. This poster and free wallpaper is of Evil-Lyn. She was introduced…

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RIPT T-shirts: Tiny Toons Character Spotlight

Tiny Toon Adventures, is a television series created by Tom Ruegger and produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. In this series, a new generation of characters study at Acme Acres Looniversity under the instruction of the classic Looney Tunes characters. The leading characters are Buster and Babs Bunny who, with their classmates, have…

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RIPT T-shirts: Beast Man Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

As a follow up to Classic Video Game Wallpapers, and Transformers Wallpapers The designers at RIPT T-shirts and Apparel wanted to flashback to the characters of He-man – Masters of The Universe. Below you will find characters that were on the side of Skeletor. This poster and free wallpaper is of Beast Man. He makes…

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RIPT T-shirts: Dexter’s Laboratory Character Spotlight

Dexter is the main character and protagonist of the Genndy Tartakovsky animated series Dexter’s Laboratory, originally run on Cartoon Network from 1996-2003. He was originally voiced by Christine Cavanaugh, and later by Candi Milo. Dexter is a boy genius who maintains a lab behind his bookshelf, in which he invents strange chemicals, robots, rockets, and…

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RIPT T-shirts: Mer-man Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

As a follow up to Classic Video Game Wallpapers, and Transformers Wallpapers The designers at RIPT T-shirts and Apparel wanted to flashback to the characters of He-man – Masters of The Universe. Below you will find characters that were on the side of Skeletor. This poster and free wallpaper is of Mer-Man – a fish-man…

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RIPT T-Shirts: The Best Wolverine Comics To Read Before Watching The Wolverine

If you’ve got a foul taste in your mouth thinking about Wolverine movies, it’s hard to blame you. 2009’s Wolverine: Origins was to cinema what the McRib is to nature, and even 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand was wildly disappointing. Given that, it’s easy to forget that Hugh Jackman’s swaggering, vicious Wolverine is a quality…

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RIPT T-Shirts: Darkwing Duck Character Spotlight

Darkwing Duck is an animated series produced by The Walt Disney Company that ran from 1991–1995 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. Darkwing Duck is a crime fighter, hero, and freelance agent of S.H.U.S.H. He fights crime with his sidekick Launchpad McQuack and some times with his…

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RIPT T-shirts: Pinky and The Brain Character Spotlight

Pinky and Brain both live in a cage in the Acme labs. In each episode, they try to take over the world. Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky – try to take over the world!

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RIPT T-shirts: Trap Jaw Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

As a follow up to Classic Video Game Wallpapers, and Transformers Wallpapers The designers at RIPT T-shirts and Apparel wanted to flashback to the characters of He-man – Masters of The Universe. Below you will find characters that were on the side of Skeletor. This poster and free wallpaper is of Trap Jaw – a…

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RIPT T-shirts: Triclops Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

As a follow up to Classic Video Game Wallpapers, and Transformers Wallpapers The designers at RIPT T-shirts and Apparel wanted to flashback to the characters of He-man – Masters of The Universe. Below you will find characters that were on the side of Skeletor. This poster and free wallpaper is of Tri-Klops – a 3-eyed…

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RIPT T-shirts: Battle Cat Poster & Wallpaper iPhone 5, and iPad Retina

As a follow up to Classic Video Game Wallpapers, and Transformers Wallpapers The designers at RIPT T-shirts and Apparel wanted to flashback to the characters of He-man – Masters of The Universe. This poster and free wallpaper is of Battle Cat – a huge, armored tiger that serves as the companion of He-Man in battle.…