Sportswear brand A-dam sells comfy hoodies, sweatpants, t-shirts, and socks embroidered with tiny characters inspired by pop culture. Our favorite is this design with Godzilla about to cool off his fire-breath with an ice cream cone. We also want the Furby, Wilson, and the twins from The Shining.
We strongly believe that quality is more important than quantity when it comes to just about everything in life. This black-and-white embroidered patch from Power and Light Press serves as a daily reminder of that construct. Of course, if you’re a pencil pusher, you can always wear it upside-down.
Min Zumi, guest artist at Sydney, Australia’s Authentink Tattoo Studio creates incredible 3-dimensional designs that look as if they were embroidered onto a patch, then slapped onto the skin. The intricate stitching details are amazing, as is the perfect drop shadow effect.
Kyoto, Japan artist Ipnot creates some of the most impressive embroideries we’ve ever laid eyes on, sewing intricate images of food items. Among his designs is a photorealistic slice of pizza that looks like it has melted cheese made out of threads. Check out more of his incredible creations on Instagram.
The folks at Retrograde Supply Co. offer up a variety of snarky embroidered patches perfect for expressing feelings of disdain, ennui, and general dissatisfaction. Each patch has an iron-on backing, though if you’re not too over it, you should get out a needle and thread.