T-shirts and Tanks

Elon Musk Wants to Nuke Mars, and He Has the Promotional T-shirts to Prove It
August 20, 2019 at 9:28 am

Though Elon Musk founded The Boring Company in 2017, he has crafted a career and public profile that is anything but boring. For his latest display of genius/madness, the entrepreneur is making good on his now 17-year-old dream to colonize Mars, with his SpaceX company’s website selling promotional T-shirts designed to further his quest to,…

Why USPS Pulled a Branded T-shirt From Its Online Store
August 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm

The U.S. Postal Service pulled a T-shirt from its online store after a retired aerospace engineer pointed out that the airplane on the shirt's design looked like a Cold War-era Soviet aircraft. USPS said the design, which had been selected by an unnamed vendor, was most likely just some stock art of an airplane. Weirdly, the shirt also included a typo that likely would have gone unnoticed if not for the whole strange sequence...

Trump Campaign Store Now Selling ‘Fredo’ Chris Cuomo T-shirt
August 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm

The Trump Campaign is again capitalizing on a promotional product to bolster President Donald Trump's reelection bid, and, like the eponymous straw, this new item is a way for the president to fight back against someone or something that irks him. Just two days after the news took the internet by storm, the Trump Campaign store has made available a Chris Cuomo T-shirt as its next micro-moment funds generator...

Mountain Dew Says Sorry for Michigan Mishap With Special Merch, Labels
August 13, 2019 at 12:36 pm

After a marketing mistake that saw Mountain Dew include Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of Wisconsin, the beverage company created and distributed branded merch and limited-edition bottles created as an apology to Upper Peninsula residents. The geographic error ended up working in Mount Dew's favor, as the company's fast response was enough to win over critics...

Minor League Team’s ‘Typo’ Leads to Fun Name-Change Promotion, Merch
August 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm

If we had our way, there would be no offseason for minor league baseball, so that we could write about its promotional campaigns year-round. For the second time since June, we find ourselves chronicling the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, who, due to a "typo," will play as the IronPugs in 10 days’ time, giving fans a chance to own some special pug-centric merch...

Owner of Champion Auto Parts Brand Had No Idea Its Logo T-shirt Would Be in Tarantino Movie
August 5, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Even though movie tickets cost about a zillion dollars these days, the $79 million box office haul for “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood” still resonates as an impressive feat. While obtaining a few more bucks from the film weighs heavily on the minds of Sony/Columbia bigwigs, the brains behind the Champion auto parts brand are,…

Bernie Sanders Latest to Capitalize on Debate Moment With ‘I Wrote the Damn Bill’ Merch
August 1, 2019 at 1:28 pm

In his second run at the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders is heavily touting health care, and an exchange over a Medicare measure at Tuesday's debate saw Sanders bark “I wrote the damn bill” at Ohio representative Timothy Ryan. Mere hours later, Sanders announced a promotional sticker featuring those same words, available to anyone who made a donation to his campaign...