JUST A BUNCH OF CRAP PEOPLE HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT MARI-JANES ACROSS THE NET.
The guys and gals at Revision3 Sent us a little photo wackyness...in our tees!
Penn Jillete couldn't be in the photos but he did mention us via twitter:
Fictional Products and Places Tees:
We've all had our Office Space moments, when taking a bat to the fax machine seems entirely plausible. But instead of resorting to violence, we can show our solidarity with Peter, Michael and Samir by sporting an Initech T-shirt. In fact, regardless of your personal entertainment preferences, transforming fiction into your own slice of reality is becoming as easy as getting dressed in the morning, as companies like Last Exit to Nowhere and Mari-Janes are by emblazoning obscure references from entertainment on T-shirts. If you ever wanted to share detention with Claire and Bender of The Breakfast Club, or perhaps admire the handiwork (or humor) of Home Improvement's Tim Taylor, here's your chance. Personally, we'd love to see Wyld Stallyns live in concert. As Bill and Ted (of Excellent Adventure fame) would have said, it would be most triumphant.
“I’D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!” (via Mari-Janes)
This totally sweet website has a bushel of sweet T-shirt designs made for companies within movies. Initech, Nakatomi Corporation, Rekall, Cobra Kai, BnL, and many many more. Take a look, there are some pretty great creations.
As far as I can tell, and someone should correct me if I’m wrong, these are ALL made up companies and corporations, EXCEPT for one.
“Hollywood Lanes” from the Big Lebowski. Hollywood Lanes was a real bowling alley in Hollywood that was torn down a couple years after the movie was released. There was a petition to try and save it from demolition, but they didn’t get too many backers because everyone asked why it was being torn down, to which the answer was: The city of Los Angeles is building a new school complex.
Part of me wants them to remove the Hollywood Lanes t-shirt because I like that it’s a website of fictitious corporations and products, and the compulsive in me wants it to stay that way. But then again, I’m positive that many of these other products, locations, and companies could very well exist one day.
Like United Federation of Planets, Biff Co, and Cyberdyne Systems.
(note from us: Technically, it "used" to exist, but now if doesn't)
FICTION IS FUN
In this day and age, "Corporate Branding" is absolutely necessary for a company to survive. Many Corporations would love to have the staying power and Brand recognition that Movies can provide to a Fictitional Corporation. There is one t-shirt company that I recently came across that has taken many of the most recognizable fictional Corporate Brands and put them on t-shirts! The collection of both new and old is astounding! I literally spent an hour going through these, updating my shopping cart at least 4 times trying to figure which tees I had to have and which ones could wait til next payday!
The Beauty of what the Mari-Janes site offers is not only an outstanding choice of tees, but also a "walk down memory lane." Each product page also includes trailers for the movies or shows that spawned the fictitious Corporate Brand! You can take the time to view the product and also view some great trailers for Running Man, Animal House, Office Space, etc., while also picking up a high Quality t-shirt.
Mari-Janes uses a 4.5 oz. t-shirt 100% ring spun cotton 30/1's fine knit jersey, tubular construction, ribbed crew taped neck and shoulders with double needle sleeves and bottom hem. In addition, they use a Tear-Away tag.
Stop by their site and find yourself a fantastic tee with a healthy amount of nostalgia!!! You'll be glad you did!
Awesome wearable movie-repping merch
Cinema's rife with incredible products you'd like to get your hands on, like light sabers, and third breasts. Putting those products on tees: Mari-Jane.
A fresh line of crewnecks repping well-known fictional products and the corporations that make them, MJ's from a small throng of pop culture-obsessed Iowans whose only local options for the stuff made them want to Slip-a-knot around their necks. Categories include:
Horror/Sci-Fi: A blood-stained white job with the letterhead for Pierce & Pierce: Mergers and Acquisitions; Blain's "Old Painless" chain gun next to the warning "I Ain't Got Time To Bleed"; and a sign for the homebase Walter Chang's store fromTremors, attacked because even worms love Bacon.
Action: Die Hard's Nakatomi Corp, Jurassic Park's InGen, and ICS Television Network's Running Man, though considering California's budget problems Arnold's rumored Senatorial chances may be Subzero.
Comedy: Ranges from recent hits -- the red skyline of Speaker City, a childish globe with Prestige Worldwide -- to classics, including a simple logo for Sandusky, OH's Callahan Auto Parts, and the Hackensack Bulls logo fromBrewster's Millions, a name that didn't apply to its box office haul.
They've also got options from the small screen, including Hazard County's Boars Nest, Miami's vice-ful Bernay's Cafe, and homages to Binford Tools and Seinfeld's Jerk Store, though frankly you can get your hands on plenty of jerks and tools without the help of cinema.