Robot Rock, Rocks on a Tee or as a Print

It so hard for Chop Shop to resist pop-culture references. Our best received designs thus far have been our “weRobot” and “rockStar” tees which contain about 80+ pop-icon references just between the two. So when we came across this image by Richard Miske on flickr, it was like the gods sending us a signal.

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Naturally, if robots ruled the world in 1979 instead of 2020… we believe they still would have been inclined to grab the nearest axe and start smashing. You can get the tshirt now from chopshopstore so that when the robot overlords look you over they will know who’s side you are on. Listen as your new robotic overlord speaks, “Male humans go here and female humans go here” or secure your 2-dimensional art version here.

Elvis Presley (self titled) The Clash “London Calling”

What makes this design even more referential than usual is that it pays homage to an album cover that pays homage to yet another album cover. Elvis’ debut album cover is seen above left and The Clash’s epic “London Calling” is to the right. The historic nature of both these records and the fact that there is this visual game shared between the two has led many others to follow the same example hoping just a bit of Elvis and The Clash might rub off on them. Considering some of the titles below… it seems like it just may work.

El Vez’s “El Vez Calling” Tom Waits’ “Rain Dogs” Tony Hawk’s “American Wasteland” Sountrack K.D. Lang’s “Reintarnation”

Now to get back to shameless self-promotion. We would be fools to not ask you to join our Chop Shop newsletter. Coupon codes and free tees are given out willfully and with reckless abandon.

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2 thoughts on “Robot Rock, Rocks on a Tee or as a Print

  1. Anonymous says:

    Maybe you meant to do this but just in case you know you spelled it wrong in Japanese.You put ???????????? ???????????? instead of ???????????? ????????????notice the inner letter are small. Without them being small the first is pronounced chee yo tsu pu shee yo tsu pu. The second is pronounced chyo pu shyo poIf you wanted to actually sound like an english speaker would chop shop (as in chawp shawp) then you could have also put???????????????????????????

  2. Tom says:

    Yeah, we did it on purpose. The type looks weak small. Has to be big and bold to work. It could say anything really.

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