December 27th, 2010

Dublin

I went to Dublin a few weeks ago. Here are a few photos.

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September 18th, 2010

Jockland

About a month ago, when we should have been busy expanding our range, instead we took a week off and travelled up to Scotland, with the intent of smashing up a few whiskey distilleries. Here are a few photos from that trip.

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August 31st, 2010

Cthulhu explained in, like, under 2 minutes




If you can get past the annoying totally-out-of-place teenage girl narrator, then this Ritalin fuelled version of Lovecraft’s mesmerising The Call of Cthulhu should be fairly entertaining. But if not, we reckon our Strange Aeons tee does a much better job and without all those teenage ‘likes’…

via The Awesomer

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August 4th, 2010

New! New! New!

It’s all change here at the-affair HQ. We’re busy putting the final touches on our new website, we’ve just taken delivery of some designs from our new factory in Portugal and with some luck you’ll all know about it by week’s end!

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July 6th, 2010

School of Turin x the-affair

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Some really exciting news - we’ve recently collaborated with the School of Turin on a men’s pendant, with the fruit of our labour dropping very soon. Watch this space!

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July 6th, 2010

Katie Eary is a thief…

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That’s probably a little harsh, and not entirely accurate. Take one look at the threads above and you’ll see she’s more of an artist really. And true to Picasso’s central tenet that “good artists borrow, great artists steal”, Ms Eary has done some borrowing off of none other than yours truly it would seem.

So we’d just like to take this opportunity to gently remind Ms Eary, and the JC Report, that basing menswear on ‘books books books’ is actually not a new idea and that we’ve been doing it for the last 3 years.

Admittedly we live in the anti-haute couture world of the graphic tee, but theft is theft wherever it occurs, right batman? Anyway, Katie if you’re out there, let’s do it properly next time and collaborate :)

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July 6th, 2010

The Book Cover Archive is awesome

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“For the purpose of appreciation and categorisation” is how the Book Cover Archive describes itself. And after a quick scan, we reckon that its a pretty damn accurate description, and we never complain about anything that does does what it says on the tin.

We often hear from customers that our designs would make great book covers. And although we don’t disagree, it is worth noting that we’re trying to do something different than simply re-create old covers. Instead of convincing you to buy a book, we’re in the business of helping you to start conversations based on books and ideas that you’re already invested in… You could also say we’re the small-talk short circuit you’ve always been looking for :)

Either way, seeing as though we’re on topic, what’s your favourite book cover? Drop them in the comments below…

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July 6th, 2010

Torso - the definitive guide to t-shirt culture

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“Show me your t-shirts and I’ll tell you who you are. Today’s t-shirts are projection screens for styles, thoughts, and attitudes; they are wearable calling cards.”

We couldn’t agree more, and are thrilled to have been included in the definitive guide to t-shirt culture, called Torso. Published by gestalten, it was compiled by Daniel Eckler, founder and editor-in-chief of Formatmag and one of our very first supporters.

It is out in August so get ready for a visual feast like no other…

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April 30th, 2010

Outside Royalty @ 19.03.2010




Check it out - Brandon P from the Outside Royalty rocking ’42′ on their recent European Tour :)

Photo by Arno Paul

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January 26th, 2010

Look mom! We’re (a teeny tiny bit) famous!

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Dangerous Dave gets interviewed for a Computer Arts article on making money on the side during the recession. Ha! If only it was that easy! Everyone in their right mind knows that you don’t get into t-shirts for the money. We do it for the love baby :)

Anyway, they have some very nice words to say about us that we’d like to share with you so you can tweet our mothers about it:

“Having launched just two years ago, The Affair has become an iconic producer of limited-edition T-shirts in super-quick time.”

Read the article here

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January 3rd, 2010

saaaaaaale! everything only 19 GBP!

while stocks last, ends tuesday the 5th January 2010!

happy sales shopping

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January 1st, 2010

New design - Deep One

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“We shall swim out to that brooding reef in the sea… and in that lair of the Deep Ones we shall dwell amidst wonder and glory for ever.”

The Shadow Over Innsmouth, H. P. Lovecraft, 1931

Lovecraft was a strange man, being both a racist as well as terrified of seafood. An unlikely combination of phobias that gave birth to this gem of weird fiction, warning of the horrors of race mixing with fish.

Even in these liberated times, it is difficult to know how to take this sort of advice. But we’re down with the Deep Ones.

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December 31st, 2009

New design - Forty-Two

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“You’re really not going to like it,” observed Deep Thought
Life, the Universe and Everything, Douglas Adams

Whether or not you crack jokes in Base 13, there’s no denying the sublime beauty in Adams’ Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything.

Wearing this print will not only geek the fashionistas at their own game, but will also guarantee inner peace at the bitter end. Or maybe not. But it will strike fear into the hearts of psychiatrists around the world, and you just never know when that might come in dead handy.

Co-lab with Jakob Nylund

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