The brilliantly insane have left their mark on every aspect of society, from film, art, and science, right down to deep-fried Twinkies, whose inventor remains unknown, probably out of modesty. Leaving an insanely cool mark on your chest, Kindred Market tees
From an awesomely mad Midwesterner, Kindred draws inspiration from both the traditionally odd (cult movies, semi-obscure music tracks), and the oddly traditional (lumberjacks). The designer takes the weirdness up a notch with his process: first, he taps a subject (say, the Beastie's '92 track "Professor Booty"), then arts up images matching the subject's theme (treasure hunting = a mustachioed, eye-patched, peg-legged pirate), sprinkles on tangential bits (1930s plane, lobster claws), and finally finishes things off with a variation on Kindred's signature lumber motif (hatchet and saw). Fresh offerings include a winged Walter from The Big Lebowski replete w/ bowling pin bandoleer and Pomeranian; a pineapple head rocking Manuel Noriega's military uni, glasses, and Danny McBride's Pineapple Express character's neck-brace; and "You Sir, Are No Sean Connery", sporting an octopus cradling a golden key as it straddles a bear, and some dude rocking a fez who is clearly not Sean Connery (though maybe Connery's the bear?)
Kindred's newly revved up site also features a "Tall Tales" section, where people are encouraged to submit crazy stories for Kindred to spin into designs -- one of which'll hopefully start "So I've got this Twinkie...".