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Coolest Movie T-Shirts Ever!
by Erik Davis May 20th 2008 // 2:02PM

A friend of mine emailed this morning with a link to this site and one simple question: “Which t-shirt are you buying?” After checking out said website, the question then became: Which t-shirt am I NOT buying? Over at Last Exit to Nowhere, they specialize in creating movie t-shirts. Ah, but these aren’t just your run-of-the-mill shirts, see — they’re so much better. The site’s intro description says it’s “home to a collection of unique shirt designs which are inspired and pay homage to some of the most memorable places, corporations and companies in modern fiction – from the sunny shores of Amity Island (Jaws) to the frozen climes of Outpost #31 (The Thing).”

Oh yes, that’s the Little Lebowski urban achievers t-shirt to the right of your screen; they also have shirts for Hudsucker Industries (Hudsucker Proxy), Skynet (Terminator series), Shawshank State Prison (Shawshank Redemption), and much more. Then there’s the random shirts like the Stovington Academy shirt Jack Nicholson wore in The Shining, a Polymer Records shirt from This is Spinal Tap, and a shirt wearing the logo of the fictional TV station from Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Insanity, I tell you! So many awesome shirts — honey, consider this month’s paycheck officially blown. Check out all the shirts over at Last Exit to Nowhere …

MOVIE MAKER

Movie Maker reviews Last Exit to Nowhere

Movie Maker Magazine (Spring 2008) wrote this about us:

‘Last Exit to Film Geekdom.’ Film Geeks like to show off; it’s in their job description. Whether it’s debating the merits of Lars von Trier or discussing which Evil Dead film is the true masterpiece, it’s just what they do. Thanks to entrepreneur Mike Ford, what they do has just gotten a bit easier to show off.

Ford’s U.K.-based company, Last Exit to Nowhere, sells T-shirts based on fictional companies and locations from films. Although the movies represented tend to skew toward cult favourties (designs include the Winchester Tavern from Shaun of the Dead, the Urban Achievers from The Big Lebowski and Jaws’ Amity Island), Ford says this was not deliberate.

“I wouldn’t say I was directing the T-shirts to any particular group,” he says. “The films represented in the Last Exit to Nowhere collection have to mean something to me first and foremost, and it just happens that many of our customers agree.”

This decision has caused film fanatics to rejoice, as the site has become quite popular (if for no other reason than film geeks obsessed with being in the know). Ford notes customer feedback supporting this assertion, saying, “We’ve had people comment that wearing our shirts when you cross paths with a fellow aficionado is like giving each other a silent, secret handshake.”.

BUY TEES

Buy-Tees.net

Take The Last Exit to Nowhere!
August 22, 2008

This has to be one of the most original concepts for a t-shirt store I’ve come across so far. If you’re a movie buff like me you’ll find their collection absolutely hilarious. Last Exit to Nowhere offers a glimpse into a possible parallel reality where the silver screen has come to life and events, characters and places depicted in the movies sit side-by-side with the everyday.

There are plenty of places (such as tacky beach shops and theme parks) that will sell you a “…and all I got was this lousy” t-shirt, but imagine if you were forced into the nightmare world of say The Terminator or spent a night at The Overlook Hotel in The Shining. If you did survive your ordeal, you’re most likely going to want some proof to dispel the doubts of friends and family (and possibly a few psychiatrists at the local loony bin).

Well now you can, and to be honest this idea almost feels wasted on t-shirts, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this collection in a gallery one day, after all it’s inventively screwy as most Modern Art I’ve come across. Smashing down the barriers between reality (as we know it) and populist fiction (which we know so well it may as well be real); the modern myth written as a screenplay, our collective dreamscape discovered somewhere in the back lot of a Hollywood studio, and our ideas of time, space and existence almost recognisable under the weight of a century of celluloid fantasy.

Read more at: http://buy-tees.net/2008/08/take-the-last-exit-to-nowhere/

FILM REVIEW

Film Review May 2008

Film Review – The Movie Bible since 1950!

Film Review wrote a great piece on us in their May 2008 edition…

“We see an awful lot of movie merchandise here at Film Review towers and, to be honest, there’s usually not much to get excited about. But, when we saw the new range of T-shirts from UK company Last Exit to Nowhere, we certainly had our heads turned. With designs inspired by everything from Alien to Back to the Future, the guys have taken logos, designs and background information from your favourite movies and turned them into subtle and stylish T-shirts. From the more obvious, like the Amity Island T-shirt referencing the location of Jaws (below left), to the more cryptic, such as the Winchester Tavern design (above right) inspired by Shaun of the Dead, Last Exit to Nowhere has something for every movie fan”.

THE INDEPENDENT

The Independent Review

The Independent had this to say about us on Sunday (17.2.08):

In a twist on product placement, fictional brands made famous by TV shows and movies are being lauched into the real world.

Fox Network, the US media channel behind the animated series Family Guy, is launching Pawtucket Patriot Ale in America, playing on the name of the beer company in which the show’s main character works.

Over here, Last Exit to Nowhere (www.lastexittonowhere.com) produces graphic T-shirts that reference some of the most memorable fake brands from 20th-century cinema, including the USCSS Nostromo starship from Alien and The Winchester Tavern from Shaun of the Dead.

PLAYBOY

Playboy Feb 08

Playboy February 2008 writes:

Movie geeks – sorry, “film buffs” – are just as obsessed as sports fanatics, but they have fewer accepted ways to show their love. You can wear a Raiders cap almost anywhere, but a Pirates of the Caribbean jacket reads “I have no life. Please punch me.” Luckily, the U.K.-based company Last Exit to Nowhere (lastexittonowhere.com) understands both the urge to represent and the need for discretion. Its faux souvenir tees cost around $40 and reference such fictional places and entities as the Tyrell Corporation (Blade Runner), Camp Crystal Lake (Friday the 13th), the USCSS Nostromo (Alien) and Amity Island (Jaws). So you’ll be pegged as a movie nerd only by the like-minded – at least until Last Exit makes one for Adams College.