Last Exit to Nowhere

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METAL HAMMER

METAL HAMMER

Terry Bezer Metal Hammer 22/05/2009

“Last Exit To Nowhere specialize in kick-ass movie t-shirts. Trust us, these are some seriously killer shirts!”

CHRIS MARTIN

Chris Martin wears a Hill Valley High T-shirt

Chris Martin, the English singer-songwriter and vocalist for the band Coldplay, was recently snapped in L.A. wearing our Back to the Future homage T-shirt ‘Hill Valley High School’.

RIP IT UP

Rip It Up Review - April 2009

Adelaide’s style magazine Rip It Up contacted us for an interview about the idea behind Last Exit to Nowhere. Here’s a snippet of what was said:

“Rip It Up has stumbled upon the greatest film T-shirt company on the web, designed especially for movie fans wanting something that cuts a little bit deeper than simply having a Hollywood star’s grinning mug on your chest. Last Exit To Nowhere specialise in T-shirts and hoodies emblazoned with obscure logo and designs from your favourite cult films, whether they be Fight Club, Aliens or Shaun of the Dead” Rip It Up gets the goss from founder, Mike Ford. Q: How long have you been around for and what spurred you into action? A: Last Exit is an idea I’ve been playing with for about four years. It evolved from an interest in designing band T-shirts, travelling and a love of great films. Q: It looks like you’ve got some cool celebrities donning your gear now – which celebrity would you like to get on board? A: “It’s great having Simon Pegg supporting what we do, also Andrew Stanton (Toy Story/WALL-E) is a big fan. I guess the ultimate would be Barack Obama wearing our Weyland Yutani T-Shirt – now that really would be something!”

Continued in Rip It Up Issue 1031, Apr 23 – Apr 29.

IRISH TIMES

Irish Times

Davin O’Dwyer from The Irish Times writes a great piece about Last Exit to Nowhere in last Saturday’s edition:

Fashion for film buffs
Davin O’Dwyer

Music fans have long had rich pickings in the T-shirt stakes, but for the obsessive movie buff, designs are usually restricted to unimaginative renderings of movie titles, as if wearing a film poster was sartorially acceptable. For those who would like to wear their film fandom on their chest in a less conspicuous fashion, Last Exit to Nowhere is for you.

The brainchild of graphic designer and movie fan Mike Ford, Last Exit produces Tees featuring the logos and branding of all those fictional places and products that populate the movie universe, from the sci-fi megacorporations from Alien, Blade Runner and Terminator to the humble pubs from Shaun of the Dead and Withnail and I . Best of all, the designs display a real fidelity to the aesthetic of the movies, so the logo for Dapper Dan, George Clooney’s hair pomade from O Brother, Where Art Thou?, is a worn and battered 1930s design (above), while the tourist T-shirt for Amity Island, terrorised by that scary shark in Jaws , is pure 1970s iconography. For serious movie geeks, these shirts are esoteric in the coolest possible way. The shirts cost £18 (€19.83), not including postage, from www.lastexittonowhere.com.

SIMON PEGG

Simon Pegg

We were recently sent this great picture of Simon Pegg sporting our Dawn of the Dead homage T-shirt from September’s Geek Monthly. Nice.

TIMES ONLINE

Times Online Review

Daniel Bettridge writes a piece about Last Exit to Nowhere in his Times Online article “Geek Chic: 10 perfect T-shirts for a Summer of blockbusters.”:

“Did I fall asleep and wake up in some kind of bizzaro world? Suddenly it’s cool to be a geek. I mean really cool.

Finally our time has come my geeky brethren. No longer must we huddle together in the darkened corners of comic book stores; instead we are free to walk the earth without fear of derision from our peers. Geek is officially chic, but never fear if you weren’t lucky enough to win a spiffy Rorschach hoodie in our Watchmen competition, as the Internet is awash with nerdy apparel. Here are just a few of our favourites from the dressing up box of awesomeness that’s the Internet.

Sometimes you want your geekiness to run up and slap people round the face with a comically sized fish, and sometimes you want it to creep up on them. Last Exit To Nowhere specialise in the latter with t-shirts that only you and the other 10% of insiders in the population will get, like this OCP company shirt from the Robocop movies.”