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Where to find awesome, funny, geeky t-shirts that most people haven't seen, along the lines of this, this, this, and this.

I'm primarily looking for small-scale vendors, diamonds in the rough. They don't have to be from webcomics per se, but they do have to be relatively unknown, so no "Walmart t-shirt with Brian from Family Guy saying 'I'm allergic to stupid people, a-choo'" type stuff.

Hipness is not a factor, they can be incredibly dorky so long as they meet the above criteria of funny, geeky, and awesome.
posted by Ndwright to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total) 78 users marked this as a favorite
Amorphia Apparel might be worth checking out.

And it's run by a mefite.
posted by aubilenon at 5:47 PM on November 3, 2012 [6 favorites]

Shirt.woot, Ript, and TeeFury each feature one T-shirt per day, and they're often geeky and awesome.
posted by Etrigan at 6:01 PM on November 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

Teefury makes limited edition shirts--available for 24 hours only.
posted by K.P. at 6:02 PM on November 3, 2012

Yellow Ibis collects science t-shirts in once place fairly nicely.

Tee Magnet shows you the daily/weekly t-shirt sites all in one place. Quite useful.

Here are a bunch of individual/unusual shirts or shirt stores that I've liked.
Gary the Dachsund
Part of It
Pencil Bolt
Bartleby the scrivener shirt
The dark superhero
Miles to Go
Diesel Sweeties, mainly their pixelated shirts, such as Crush all humans and the Canadian maple leaf
Out of Print Clothing for book geekery.
Daakusaido from ThinkGeek.
posted by sciencegeek at 6:14 PM on November 3, 2012 [6 favorites]

You might like Imaginary Foundation, too.
posted by two lights above the sea at 6:32 PM on November 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

My wife is quite fond of Mental Floss's T-shirt options.
posted by Rewind at 6:54 PM on November 3, 2012

Redbubble has cool t-shirts, and stickers and iPhone cases too!
posted by Lucinda at 7:10 PM on November 3, 2012

Snorg Tees is a favorite of mine.
posted by wintersonata9 at 7:35 PM on November 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

Nifty is a flash sale T-shirt site that has 5 new shirts each week by various independent graphic designers. It most unique feature is that there's a bit of gambling involved; if, during the sale, you buy the shirt that has sold the least by the end of the sale, Nifty sends you a coupon code for a free shirt from any future sale.

Full disclosure: the site is a friend's baby, but I think he's done an awesome job. And geeky is his middle name...
posted by JuliaIglesias at 7:38 PM on November 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

XKCD has some shirts in their online store.
posted by shortyJBot at 8:11 PM on November 3, 2012

I love some of the shirts from Natalie Dee / Married to the Sea

Not sure if ThinkGeek is already too popular a source for you (this one is pretty much my favorite shirt ever)

I also like this etsy seller
posted by Mchelly at 8:53 PM on November 3, 2012

Funny, geeky (or geeky) and awesome? I've always been quite the fan of Glarkware.
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 9:00 PM on November 3, 2012

Look at Last Exit from Nowhere for cool and unusal shirts based on movies.
posted by SweetLiesOfBokonon at 9:16 PM on November 3, 2012 [4 favorites]

Day of the Shirt is another site that aggregates a bunch of the daily/weekly shirt offerings.
posted by Someone Else's Story at 11:04 PM on November 3, 2012

Shirtoid has links to some interesting ones. They feature a lot of the one sale sites, so I see some design I'd otherwise miss.
posted by Z303 at 6:05 AM on November 4, 2012

Also came to recommend Not exclusively geeky but often featuring video game, Star Wars, Princess Bride, etc. references. They do a weekly themed competition that is voted on by woot users, and the geeky references are often big vote-getters, and a lot of the better designers take advantage of that or are into nerd culture themselves. :) Those shirts are featured Friday (1st place) through Sunday (3rd place), and they have staff-designed shirts (also often geeky) Monday-Thursday.
posted by jorlyfish at 6:54 AM on November 4, 2012

Buy Olympia (a friend's company, I should say) has obscure, geeky, artsy T-shirts, some of which are funny.
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:28 AM on November 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Not favoriting because there's no sense in favoriting all of these. Awesome suggestions, thanks!
posted by Ndwright at 11:46 AM on November 4, 2012

Similar to the Monsters of Grok Amorphia Apparel stuff, there's CineFile's rock band logo + arthouse filmmaker t-shirts.
posted by ifjuly at 5:42 PM on November 4, 2012

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