All St. Patrick's Day friends-and-family exclusives have been delivered or mailed.
A toast to you all. I appreciate your continued support.
Because Apple releases a new generation of the iPhone approximately every 2 seconds, the iPhone 4/4S Hard Case is now eligible for the Near-Obsolescence discount. Originally $25, you can now grab either case for only $15.99.
For those of you not looking to re-enact "Jingle All The Way," the KH Black Friday Sale is now live. Use code "BLACKFRIDAY" for 25% off of everything in the KH Shop through Monday, including the brand-new Elephant Mascot Sweatshirt Throw.
This Friday, November 23rd, is the commercially-recognized beginning of the holiday shopping season - Black Friday. Not to be outdone, beginning Friday everything in the KH Shop will be 25% off through Cyber Monday using coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" at checkout.
In related news, the Elephant Mascot Sweatshirt Throw ($35) drops on Black Friday, supplementing the previous Fall releases. 50" wide x 60" tall, the heather grey Throw is made of a soft cotton-poly sweatshirt blend and features an embroidered applique and custom care label.
Close-up of the 2-3/4" x 5-1/2" fill-stitched applique.
Custom woven care label.
If you've been eyeing anything lately, this will be a good time to enjoy significant savings. Sale applies to all products in the KH Shop, including the new Throw.
Two new products for Fall are set to release this Saturday, October 27th, at noon Central in the KH Shop.
The Military Watch Cap ($22) will be available in 4 colors: black, charcoal, navy, and olive. Each is 100% wool, dual-layered, and made in the U.S. to Department of Defense specifications.
The Logo Key Fob, produced for Kill Hubris by Edison Mfg. Co., will be available in Saddle Leather ($27). Each is handmade, also in the U.S., and can function as a belt clip using the hand-set nickel-finish snap.
Can't wait for everyone to see these. Plan to be at your computers (or my house) Saturday at noon Central.
I’ve always loved the figurine sets that pantomime the old maxim, “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” The first covers his eyes, the second covers his ears, and the last covers his mouth – simple but meaningful.
It was with that message in mind that I doodled this concept for Shirt Four in the spring of 2010 in a hotel room in Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Over time, that rough sketch has matured into a couple of finished products.
The original colorway:
And the 1st Anniversary Limited Edition in desert camo:
*PURCHASE SHIRT FOUR HERE.
This Friday, June 1st, marks Kill Hubris's 1st birthday. To celebrate, 5 new products are set to release: 2 anniversary-specific drops and 3 general releases.
First, best-selling Shirt Four returns for the 1st Anniversary (in very limited quantities) in a Disruptive Pattern Material colorway perfect for summertime: Desert Camouflage.
Second is a bracelet commemorating the 1st Anniversary, hand-made exclusively for Kill Hubris by Good Wood NYC. Also in limited quantities.
General releases are:
Shirt Six (World's Fair)
Hardcases for the iPhone 4 and 4S
And, finally, lapel pins featuring the Kill Hubris elephant mascot.
All of the above will release Friday at noon Central in the KH Shop.
The following tees have been restocked. All sizes (S-3X) now available.
Thanks for your patience.
Bottom left: Heather
More details, including release date, coming very soon.
Exciting times, folks!
2012 not only brings Kill Hubris’ first anniversary (this summer) but also the launch of its first special edition series – Kill Hubris Art House.
The plan is for Art House releases to be yearly special editions designed by an admired artist, and first up is Dallas' own Heather Abbott (aka The Good Child).
Heather’s positive message and the playful style of her designs really resonated from the first time I came across her brand online. Plus she was super cool when I reached out with a few how-to questions around the time of the KH launch and, when I finally met her at Texas Teezilla, she was even warmer in person and her tees even doper than they look online.
Heather had a ton of great ideas for Art House designs and, once we decided on the one we wanted to run with, the collaborative process was a ridiculous amount of fun. The result shows love to some familiar faces (and some not so familiar... yet) in the Dallas, Texas, indie clothing scene.
Here is the first look at the hand-drawn font Heather came up with for this design:
More info coming later in the week…
Enough teaser pics, right? Right.
Okay so, without further ado... the first full image of KH Art House One - Locals Only, designed for Kill Hubris by The Good Child:
The featured D/FW locals are:
Like all Kill Hubris tees, Art House One has a screen-printed care label in the neck and a woven logo tag on the right sleeve.
Art House One - Locals Only will drop next weekend and will be priced at $28. Limited to 60 pieces, 50 will be available right here in the KH Shop and Heather will have 10 for sale in The Good Child Shop.
I'd like to thank Heather for all her hard work on the concept and design, as well as everyone who supported the project by agreeing to appear. And shout out to Bobby at Word of Mouth Shirts who already has his tee but cemented his journalistic integrity by not blogging it.
When I first started brainstorming logos for Kill Hubris, I really only knew one thing for certain: I didn’t want to rely on including the full name as descriptive text. I wanted a recognizable image that could grow with the brand and stand on its own. But what to do for a baby brand with no name-recognition yet?
I admit, I was a little overwhelmed. But as I bought several books, discovered mind-mapping, and combed the web for insight into the process of a graphic designer (I’m not one), I was immediately taken by the use of negative space to form the true subject of an image. (This post on David Airey’s blog “Logo Design Love” has some great examples.) I loved that the negative-space approach placed confidence in the viewer, that it engaged them, and, if it was done right and was interesting enough, that they would engage back long enough to make letter-sense of the shapes.
Thankfully the logo has been well-received, and watching the look of recognition come over someone when their eyes fall on the image just right has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve experienced so far with the brand.
One of my earliest concept sketches from March 2010:
Which ultimately became Shirt One:
*PURCHASE SHIRT ONE HERE.
The Saddle Leather Logo Key Fob is officially sold out. Extremely grateful to everyone who picked up some KH for themselves or loved ones this holiday season. Lord knows there's no shortage of places to spend your hard-earned money this time of year.
Big news folks! When the clock strikes midnight tonight, we are releasing Shirt Five, also known as "3D." To celebrate the occasion, we're participating in a couple of Black Friday sales.
If you're stuck in Best Buy or at the mall all day Friday, Bobby at Word of Mouth Shirts is sponsoring another 25% off code good for a whole week (Black Friday through next Thursday, December 1st). To take advantage of that one, use the code "WORDFIVE" at checkout.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
We just posted TWO new giveaways on Facebook, so head over there and enter! Both feature brand-spanking-new items not yet available to purchase.
First, you could win a 5-pack of our new vinyl stickers featuring the KH elephant mascot:
Second, you could win one of each of our Reminderbands. They come in Red, Black, Gunmetal Grey, and Baby Blue.
Both giveaways will close this Friday, July 29th, so don't sleep! Cool? Cool.
Time for an update:
Also, thanks to overwhelming support during our Grand Opening, we are currently sold out of Medium in Shirts Two and Three but have ordered more from our printer. Will blog ASAP when we they are re-stocked.
In honor of Memorial Day, we're extending our Grand Opening Sale through Monday! Please check out our Shop and enter the coupon code "LAUNCH" at checkout to receive 20% off of your entire order.
We are open for business! To celebrate, we’re having a week-long Grand Opening sale in our Shop to celebrate.
Everything is 20% off. Just enter the coupon code “LAUNCH” at checkout to apply the discount. Also, how about a free shirt for our 76th "Like" on Facebook and one for our 76th follower on Twitter? Yep. Sounds like a plan.
After a lot of planning, scheming, and dreaming, our first batch of shirts is ready to be released to the public. Over the next couple of weeks, you will begin to see more activity on this site and you will get the first glimpse of these releases. We have put a great deal of work into them and we are proud of the results. We took our time to make sure that we were satisfied with the overall quality of the product, all the way down to the finishing details, and we hope that it shows.
We encourage you to check out our Shop and subscribe to our mailing list and this blog. We'd also appreciate any love you want to give us on Facebook and Twitter as well. You never know what might come your way as a thank-you.