TShirt Tuesday The Best Shark Shirts

first_img Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: With Jason Statham facing off against a massive megalodon in The Meg, show your solidarity with these shark shirts.Space SharksSharks are pretty terrifying, but if you stay out of salt water there’s not a lot they can do to mess with you. Unless, as artist wytrab8 speculates, there are sharks out there who have figured out how to navigate the airless void between worlds, shooting lasers from their eyes as they devour everything in their wake. In a nearly infinite multiverse, the odds of there being real space sharks out there somewhere are pretty good. Don’t mind us if we lock ourselves inside for the next 30 or 40 years.$20, buy it here.Afternoon SnackWhat is it about a bikini that makes a girl taste that much better? Is it just because there’s less wrapping on the package, as it were? Whatever the case, the image of a beach bunny being menaced by a ravenous shark is an enduring one, and StevenRhodes uses the negative space of the shirt in a clever way to create a composition that wouldn’t be out of place on the sleaziest 70s movie poster. Sorry, your trip to the shore didn’t work out the way you thought it would.$20, buy it here.Sunken TreasureSharks are among the world’s most perfect carnivores, willing to choke just about anything down their gullet as long as it keeps them on the prowl. This really cool shirt by CPDesign gives us an X-ray view of this magnificent predator with the bones of a poor forsaken pirate down in there. He looks remarkably chill considering the awful way he died, but I guess a few years getting digested will work all the stress out of your bones.$20, buy it here.MegalodoomOne of the only redeeming factors about today’s shark is that they’re not big enough to swallow a person whole. The mighty prehistoric megalodon, though – that sucker could have thrown you down in a single bite and not broken a sweat. Artist JCMaziu delivers a truly epic take on the beast with this T-shirt that shows a clueless diver confronted with the gaping maw of the monster. What’s his next move? I don’t really think it matters, do you?$20, buy it here.Sharks Are Smooth As HellIf you had to guess, what does the skin of a shark feel like? Most people say rough and scratchy, but if you ask artist Bransonreese, he’ll tell you differently: sharks are smooth as hell.$20, buy it here.You’re Gonna Need A Bigger BoatJaws is the common ancestor of pretty much every shark movie since, a remarkably tense and fun tale of a few men against one of the most dangerous predators in the ocean. One of the movie’s most quotable lines comes courtesy of Roy Scheider’s Brody, who quips it when they get their first glimpse of the massive beast. Artist Colodesign captures the sheer madness on his face expertly in this excellent T-shirt.$20, buy it here.Requin’roll“Requin” is the French word for “shark.” There, you learned something today on Artist Picklehead takes that little word and uses it as inspiration for this anthropomorphic shirt that transforms the sea creature into a greaser with a bad attitude. This is one of the surliest sharks we’ve ever seen, and of course he’s smoking – he’s French, after all.$20, buy it here.Notice Me SenpaiWe’re not 100% sure what’s going on in this shirt and we don’t have artist VCalavera around to ask us exactly what they were thinking with it. That said, it is incredibly funny to picture a shark in full Japanese schoolgirl uniform begging for its senpai to notice it. Maybe it’s not a reference to anything, which is also completely fine.$20, buy it here.Shark Side Of The MoonPaying tribute to Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side Of The Moon album cover (designed by legendary British cover master Storm Thorgerson), artist georgeslemercenaire speculates on the possible prismatic effects of a beam of pure white light blasting right through the skull of a great white shark.$20, buy it here.Street SharksIf you’re a regular reader of Geek dot com, you know we have a soft spot in our hearts for Street Sharks, one of many early-90s Ninja Turtles rip-offs that briefly polluted the airwaves. We’re not the only people who remember it, either, as this shirt from wloem proves. Complete with a dig at megaplex-stuffing movie schlockmogul Michael Bay, this shirt will hit you right in your nostalgia hole and refuse to let go.$20, buy it here.Beach ClosedLet’s close this off with a shirt that doesn’t even have a shark on it, but will still hit serious film heads. When the great white shark hits Amity Beach, the town takes the easiest possible route and simply puts up “No Swimming” signs with the assumption that the populace will read and obey. Artist theSteele kills it with their insanely good recreation of the handwriting from Jaws. Wear this and let the world know you’re not safe for swimming.$20, buy it here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Monster Hunter ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Gundam Shirts center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more