Wednesday, November 30, 2011


You can't accuse Washington of not pulling his weight around here....he's responsible for all the artwork this season.... ;)


Love this collection of plastic bags that are the classic American "Thank You" / Smiley Face bags that we have all come into contact with daily. They are so iconic and yet the font's change from store to store as does the style of smiley face.  This Flickr collection is really interesting and inspiring for tee designs.  Here at Junk Food Clothing we love the smiley face symbol - it's a positive icon that we love to use on our tees!

  This is one of our favorite Junk Food Classics tee that definitely hints at these iconic plastic bag graphics...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We love kittens....we're cool with admitting that...and we love T-rex t-shirts....So of course here at Junk Food this made our day....




Organic and floral references area always a strong theme for Spring collections and this year was no exception.

Jeremy Scott may have taken it one step too far though....nevermind the cactus sweatshirt - have you seen the crazy adidas/cowboy boot combo..woah.

At the other end of the spectrum, geometric shapes and stripes remain a strong trend..

It was great to see some textured graphics, expecially this amazing one by Mother of Pearl

And finally, exploded type tees are always relevant to what we do so these updates felt fresh for Spring.


Monday, November 28, 2011


Not actual Batman but this awesome print from online store Bodie & Fou....

Is their batgirl wearing a Junk Food batman tee?


Last month saw the close of the Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear shows and presentations in Paris, London, Milan and NYC, showcasing all of the exciting looks for next season.

At Junk Food Clothing, we keenly watch for jersey knit and graphic inspiration and have compiled a few of the more interesting looks that caught our attention...

Americana references were definitely a strong theme across many of the shows. We love this raglan sweatshirt with contrasting sleeve colors by MARC by Marc Jacobs, and the simplicity of the left chest graphic.  Similarly D Squared were using lots of red, white and blue whilst creating a faux festival feel, beer bottles included...

Isabel Marant took a more athletic spin on the all-american feel with exploded collegiate number on oversized slub football tees.

Exploded imagery was prevelant and we fell in love with Topshop Unique's oversized sweatshirt dress with a huge homage to the late, great Elizabeth Taylor.

...more of our favorites tomorrow


Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Enjoy Turkey day and spending time with your nearest and dearest...

A gift from us to you...


Junk Food Clothing had a busy weekend....on Sunday we were excited to visit the P.S. Arts "Amazing Express Yourself" event in Santa Monica.  P.S. Arts are an incredible non profit group, who are committed to maintaining and improving arts programs in schools in California.

For the event Junk Food produced a cute P.S. Arts tote that was on sale amongst all of the fun activities for the kids, which included arts and crafts, and an E! sponsored "Junior Fashion Police" catwalk!

It was a really fun day and we are delighted to be involved in a cause so close to our hearts!

P.S. Lisa Kudrow loved our Junk Food Tote!


Today the new Muppet's film is released in time for Thanksgiving and is igniting a whole new nostalgia for the TV show.  Everyone remembers miss piggy and Kermit's tumultuous love affair but do you remember the Muppet's house band Dr Teeth & The Electric Mayhem??

Artist Michael De Pippo was particularly enthused about the new film and created a fun set of vintage concert posters out of love for the band!


Check out this old footage from the show with Debbie Harry on it!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Evan Rachel Wood's dress sense is definitely interesting - only recently she hit the red carpet in an over the top beaded, flapper style dress, and yet her everyday style is far more grungy. We love this look for Fall and our Lynard Skynard vintage tee definitely provides the right kind of rocker attitude....


Last weekend here in L.A., the Give Back Hollywood Foundation hosted "The Night of Miracles", in honor of the 2011 American Music Awards, and Junk Food clothing were there to support this great cause.  Celebrities and media gathered to enjoy an evening of live music, video games and Junk Food Clothing screen printing that would raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and their Millions of Miracles Campaign, which raises money for Childrens hospitals across the nation.

Kevin Jonas hosted the event, along with XBox who had attendees play their Xbox Kinect Sports: Season Two Skiing Competition, with the chance to have up to $10,000 donated by Xbox to the cause.  Up and coming band Hot Chelle Rae, who went on to win the American music award for Best New Music, the following evening, played tracks from their new album live and Tom Cruise's son Connor was dj-ing.

Our Junk Food screen printing set up was a huge success with celebrities loving being able to make their own custom t shirt or tote bag!

Kevin Jonas screen printing a custom Junk Food tee amongst the crowds

Hot Chelle Rae

Kevin Jonas enjoying the XBox Kinnect

JoJo and Soulja Boy

Connor Cruise sporting his favorite Junk Food superhero tee

Pick up Connor's Marvel tee at our online store HERE!

Batman off the shoulder tee

Thanks to everyone involved in the event!



An update on the Junk Food juniors tees event that took place at the Mission Viejo Nordstroms this past weekend. It was a great success and a big thank you to everyone who came out shopping!
Shop Junk Food tees at Nordstrom here!

Monday, November 21, 2011


Based out of Houston Texas, Mitch McGee is creating amazing mixed media artwork inspired by pop art and many of the licensed references we know and love here at Junk Food Clothing.  We took a moment to catch up with him and learn a little more about his process.

JF: How did you get into creating mixed media art with birch?

MM: My first piece using birch was Lichtenstein with a Red Bow.  I have always been fascinated with pop art and the ability of artists like Lichtenstein to take everyday objects we are bombarded with and make them fascinating. Roy Lichtenstein took comic strips and repositioned them as lithography. In an almost tongue and cheek fashion, I wondered how I could take one of his pieces and recreate it in another medium. I grew up working with wood building furniture with my dad, and combined with my graphic design background it left me with something that I think really works.

JF: Your work contains a lot of pop culture references – what inspires you?

MM: I have always been drawn to pop art.  I will never forget seeing my first Lichtenstein and Oldenburg at the Hirshhorn in DC.  Their work still influences me along with current artists, street art and the lowbrow art movement.  A lot of my work is inspired by vintage comic books, but I am starting to add a new twist like the octopus in REM.  

JF: Our favorite is the Captain America piece – are you a comic book fan?

MM: Thank you.  Earlier this year I participated in a Super Hero & Villans group show and felt like vintage Captain America fit perfectly with the nostalgic, pop culture feel of these pieces. It was a lot of fun to work on and I plan on doing similar themed pieces.  I was a big comic book fan as a kid and I spent a lot of my early years drawing from comic books.
JF: What direction do you see your artwork going in in the future?

MM:  I have a couple of oils going, but for now I am going to run with the birch pieces. I am constantly thinking about new ideas and different directions to take these and I want to try them all. There is something about the wood that softens the colors and along with the grain really gives these pieces a vintage feel, and I am enjoying the process.  In a way it almost feels like a new medium and I am going to push myself to add other elements or layers to the work.

JF: Thanks Mitch! 

To keep up to date with Mitch's work you can check out his website: