Johnny Cupcakes ‘London Calling’ London Exclusive T-Shirt

Boston based Johnny Cupcakes today announced a new limited T-shirt which will be available exclusively from their London Flagship Store. The design itself is a flip of the artwork from The Clash’s 1979 classic album ‘London Calling‘.

A pretty straight forward re-working, the London exclusive T-shirt replaces the ‘London Calling’ text with the Johnny Cupcakes name, bass player Paul Simonon’s head with a chef’s hat, and the guitar he wields with a rolling pin. You’ll also find “London, UK” and the brands cupcake and crossbones logo where the band’s name would normally lie. While nothing too inventive, the design is a homage to Johnny Cupcakes’ new home and the city’s incredible heritage – just as the ‘London Calling’ artwork itself was a homage to Elvis Presley’s self-titled debut.

Cupcakes and ‘Clash fans alike can pick up the new tee now, in-store at Johnny Cupcakes, 10 Fouberts Place, London W1.

Adam Scotland

One of the three founding members of THE DAILY STREET, Adam is our Editor at TDS. Adam works in the streetwear industry for Out Of Step Ltd., specialising in both USA and UK brands. He also contributes to The Hundreds website.

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Comments

  • Geoff

    Seriously? The idea is way too obvious and worse, the design looks too forced – particularly around Paul’s head… Looks more like Paul’s dressed up as the Pillsbury Doughboy.

  • http://www.retreatstore.com paul sid

    Disgraceful if I’m to be honest. No innovation or originality in this design

  • K

    Why does this make sell? I cant believe how shit it is..

  • http://twitter.com/callumchapman Callum Chapman

    Is 8th of July the new “April Fools”?

  • http://www.twitter.com/liamthehuman Liam Boyle

    I’m not normally one to go in on the comments but this is awful. Look like something I’d do for a laugh on Photoshop then not even save. That, or like a fake Clash t-shirt you could buy in Magaluf.

  • J

    Quite frankly a disgrace.

  • stan still

    johnny cupcakes is a joke. sick of seeing him trying to beg the whole LDN thing with tee’s that obviously demonstrate he aint got a clue about the city he keeps trying to associate himself with. designs are shit and your whole bakery thing is dumb. needs to get outta town

  • THEBOSS

    The first thing I noticed in the Carnaby store is the variation of t-shirt prices..
    some are £20 then some are £40, surely you’d keep them fairly the same no matter how much diff colours or embroideries are on the garment?

    anyway, enough said..

    whack shirt, I back Stan on this one.

  • Anntos

    I personally love the way he is always banging on about people ripping off his shit whilst he rips of every movie/music logo going.

  • les

    ^^^^AAAMMEN

  • Mags

    LOOL arrrr I almost feel ashamed to have stood up for JC in the previous post about his store opening. FUCK ME, WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?. We could all create something better than this. Honestly, if JC thoughtout his move to London properly, He would of had 100’s of exclusive designs for londoners only, something we could relate to, instead of force feeding the american culture down our throats. Im doubting his reasons for opening a store to the UK now, this is very disappointing. My opinion anyways. klkl

  • http://www.jointhefly.co.uk JoinTheFly

    Awful, looks like it took 5mins in photoshop/ms paint. What I don’t get about JC in London is the prices, he sells the same tshirts in the US for $40 (£25), he ripping off every person that walks in.

  • RIQO

    GRANTED THIS DESIGN IS POOR, AND JC IS NOT MY THING. BUT HE DOES HAVE SOME AMAZING ILLUSTRATIONS ON A LOT OF HIS T SHIRTS. YOU CANT BE ON POINT 100% OF THE TIME. ITS IMPOSSIBLE. F.T.T.K

  • http://C-LI-N-T.tumblr.com C_LI_N_T

    This is awful, surely he’s had the experience to design something better. It looks like one off those badly photoshopped images that you find on porn sites with a celebs face pasted on.

  • man

    @riqo: no. you can be on point on every drop.

  • Mags

    He has designers work for him, so i guess this was his first attempt at designing

  • pegaman

    GREAT DESIGN!!! Love the store too. Good Job!

  • RIQO

    @man NAME ONE BRAND THAT IS ON POINT 100% OF THE TIME? AND DON’T SAY ‘GARMZ APPAREL’ LMAO!

  • LOGIC

    Wow! Do any of you have a brand? Fair enough if you don’t like the product, brand image or whatever but you fail to miss the commercial value. I’m sure if you had a store/business you would have the common sense to “appeal to the masses” which in this case most likely will.

    Granted the final shoot should have been an actual product shot but put yourself in his shoes. Can’t really hate.

  • RIQO

    @LOGIC. HEAR HEAR!

  • MarkSchwin

    HAHA. its so funny that everyones like “oh my god its not original!” Well fucking DUH! its a spoof!!! the whole brand is to make fun of things and be silly. Stop taking life so serious and laugh a little.