The unhinged mind can produce amazing things, from Van Gogh's "Starry Night" to Rob Schneider's Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. For the lunatic fringe of t-shirts, try Kindred.
A one-maniac operation, Kindred shirts follows time-tested t-shirt inspirations (cult movies, music...lumberjacks) to places even Big Johnson never dared travel. The method to his madness: first, he picks a subject (e.g., Deathrace 2000), then pulls out random images (a bemasked David Carradine, his car "Frankenstein") and things tangentially related to those bits (the color green, running people over), then throws in the brand's lumber theme (wagon wheels) -- then mashes them together into arresting works that look like a cross between a 4th-grade collage project, and peyote. Standouts include the Wu-Tang honoring "Banana Split", the haunting "Danny's Not Here Mrs. Torrence", and "There's a Shortage of Perfect Black Circles...", in which axed phonographs, cave paintings, and tartan prints all somehow link back to The Princess Bride, an accomplishment formerly considered inconceivable.
The site also offers previews of "coming soon" shirts, and visitors can submit ideas for future models -- a golden opportunity to prove that unhinged minds can also produce terrible things. We mean you, Kaiser-Wilhelm-II-as-Nanny guy.