TSOTW: Outernational

This week’s T-Shirt Of The Week is this outdoorsy graphic tee from Selector, now available on black. I didn’t think it would work well on black, an enthusiastic customer really pushed for it, and it ended up looking really great. Teamwork.

TSOTW: L.A. Taco

The Dodgers are doing really well this season, which means we get a million new Dodgers tees, in celebration. This one really stands out from the crowd – artwork by my friend Benjie Escobar. Available at Hutch, who have a great series of Dodgers-inspired T-shaped heat right now.

Electronic Type

I really like this alphabet by Vinicius AraĆ¹jo, a/k/a VA Designer. Each letter is constructed with elements from an iconic piece of electronics design, such as this T, inspired by a Technics turntable. Via Fubiz.

Our minds can be hijacked

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia is a slightly terrifying article from The Guardian, albeit with a marginally exaggerated headline, all about the way all our nifty smartphone apps and social media platforms are designed and gamed to maximize engagement. It might sound innocuous, but the end result is that some people check their phones 2617 times a day, and struggle with symptoms which sound a lot like ADHD. Since I work in social media to some extent, this issue is one I think about quite frequently. I find myself increasingly thinking I need more time away from the phone too.

TSOTW: Purgatory

Purgatory is one of my favorite local pizza spots on the East side of Los Angeles. They do by-the-slice, which is awesome, the quality is always on point, and the staff are super nice too. Each time I go in, I notice they have some pretty cool tees available. This is one of several winners – check out their online store.