Sci-Fi is Blue – UltraSoft Triblend T-Shirt

Sci-Fi is Blue – UltraSoft Triblend T-Shirt

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Sci-Fi is Blue – UltraSoft Triblend T-Shirt
Sci-Fi is Blue – UltraSoft Triblend T-Shirt

The “sci-fi is blue” trope is alive and well in movies and show–just look at the new Star Trek movies for an example. This shirt pokes a little fun at the trope, using collaged photographic and graphic elements. An astronaut appears in front of a galactic background, all overlaid with appropriately blue gradients and subtle text.

  • Unique design by a CA Bay Area indie artist
  • 100% Triblend fabric: softer, cooler, & more durable than cotton
  • Vintage 'worn-in' aged print over hip heather pattern color
  • Slim fit, comfy stretch, & body flattering drape
  • Machine washable, wash before first wearing

Made-to-order, allow 2-3 days production time

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Collaborating Artist

Sunny Mui 


If you’re a fan of science fiction, there’s a common trope you’ve probably noticed in various (usually weaker) works in the category: Sci-fi is blue. What does that mean? It means a lot of sci-fi movies, tv shows, or visual media use a lot of blue in their color palettes to give a general futuristic, sciencey look to whatever their subject matter. You may have noticed this in things like the new Star Trek movies or the abysmal Netflix movie, The Titan. We poke some fun at this trope with this appropriately blue spaceman on one of our ultrasoft Triblend T-shirts.

The work is created by collaging photographic and graphic design elements together. The first thing you’ll notice in this composition is an astronaut’s suit, perhaps the Apollo Block II model, dominating the view. A reflection of a nebula is superimposed on the visor, with thin wispy letters, ultramodern in their thin letterforms, teasing about the “sci-fi is blue” trope. Behind the astronaut is a cosmically galactic background of stars bisected by rows of empty space, a common graphic effect that adds interest and movement to a block of space while suggesting light spreading downwards. A diamond shaped outline creates dimension by layering itself between foreground figure and background star field, creating an anchoring solidity with it’s strong symmetrical geometry. The piece heavily uses gradients in various shades of blue to violet, holding true to the futuristic sci-fi trope. The gradients add dynamic color that suggest depth and contour with their flowing changes in light value.

If you’re a proud consumer of sci-fi or love poking fun at nerdy tropes, this shirt is for you. Wear it to the movies, to your next friend-watch-night-for-a-hot-new-tv-show, or just while stopping by at your local comics shop. We love poking fun at the things we love after all!

This square shaped print is centered on the chest and measures about 14 inches x 14 inches (the diamond portion extends the print vertically).

About the Artist

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Residing in San Jose, he's more of a writer and a web/graphic designer, but he still makes stuff here and there. He's also the editor of the Destroy the Comics blog. More by Sunny

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Benefits of Triblend Fabric in our Shirts

triblend t shirt with multicolor gradient overlay and triangle around it with text reading triblend ultra soft. durable. cool. next to itOur shirts are made exclusively of Triblend: a premium blend of 3 different fabrics for superior performance

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Ultimate Softness

Smoother, smaller fibers for worn-in, favorite shirt comfort

Long Lasting Durability

Wash and wear without worry, it'll keep looking great

Breathable Coolness

Perfect for hectic days around town & hot weather
heather pattern shirt

Fashion Friendly Sophistication

Beautiful heather "dappled" pattern adds textural interest
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Comfy Stretch, Better Fit

Moves with you and flatters your body in the right places
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Doesn't Weight You Down

Move like you're naked, lightweight yet functional

Details & Specs

  • 50% Polyester, 25% Combed Ring-Spun Cotton, 25% Rayon - 100% Triblend jersey knit
  • Fashion slim fit
  • Pulls over
  • Preshrunk
  • Crew neck, baby rib knit for extra fine comfort
  • 32 Singles for perfect softness and weight
  • Lightweight 145g/4.3oz per sq yard (~4.8 oz/shirt, Med)
  • Printed in Detroit, USA, with full color digital high resolution
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

Sizing & Fit

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Fashion slim fit follows the body gently without being too tight or too loose. Just right, we'd say.
Our shirts have a slimmish, tapered fit that isn't too tight or too loose. Slim fit varies a lot between brands, but we'd consider this in the slim family, with enough roominess to be comfortable. Some call this fashion slim fit or semi-fitted.
Protip: Prefer something with a roomier fit? Just order 1 size up!

How to Care for Your Sweet Shirt

Machine wash cold inside out to protect the print, no bleach. Pretreatment may remain on your made-to-order shirt which will add a harder, rougher texture (it's to help the print look good), the first wash will remove it and make everything nice and soft. Tumble dry low. Iron low, but avoid print.

Measurements in inches. Equivalent suit jacket sizes in parentheses for chest measurements.

Chest Length
(Suit Jacket)
27 ½ (36) 28 ½ (39) 29 ½ (42) 30 ½ (45) 31 ½ (49) 32 ½ (53)
Body Length 18 ¼ 19 ¾ 21 ¼ 22 ¾ 24 ¾ 26 ¾
Sleeve Length 7 ¾ 8 ⅛ 8 ½ 8 ⅞ 9 ¼ 9 ⅝

More Sizing and Fit Info

Additional information

Sunny Mui


Fashion Slim



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