I confess that I haven’t read Slaughterhouse Five (yet), but I do still know about Vonnegut’s use of So It Goes. miles to go (I believe it’s supposed to be lower case) chose to pair the phrase with a bomb representing the Dresden bombings, which is a bit of a sad statement. It’s a sad statement that still, admittedly, looks pretty cool on a t-shirt.
You can buy it for $18.00 at the miles to go store if you wear either the medium or large sizes that are still in stock. The print is a tad bit wavy at the top, which gets you a $7 discount (the other version is $25.00).
Ok, I know this technically isn’t a t-shirt, but…this raglan is just so damn cool that I had to post it anyway (plus…there’s a t-shirt version, so it kind of counts). I’ve posted about Out of Print Clothing before–in fact, I’ve even posted about the t-shirt version of this shirt. As you can probably tell from my previous posts, I really like what Out of Print is doing. Essentially, they take great classic novels and t-shirt’ize them. Yes, this is the official term–t-shirt’ize. They make them into awesome t-shirts for the world to enjoy. It’s a great concept, and they do it exceptionally well.
This specific design, which is one of my favorites from them, is, quite obviously, J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. I know this design is basically just the book’s cover, but boy does it look great. It’s the little things of how they transferred this design from book to shirt that make it so great. Out of Print didn’t have to make major changes, but the little changes that they did make are just what was needed.
I may be rambling a little at this point due to not getting a ton of sleep, so I think I’m going to end it here. You can pick up this awesome Salinger raglan for $38.00 at Out of Print Clothing, or you can grab the white t-shirt version for $28.00. Expect more from Out of Print Clothing in the future, because I really dig their stuff.
Kafka Cotton was on my list for making some great literary shirts. Unfortunately, circumstances have forced them to shut down. They will close their doors for good on April 30th. Until then, they’re selling all their designs for 50% off. That’s a great deal–help ‘em clean out stock before May rolls around.
Check out the store, and pick up a discounted Kerouac or Vonnegut shirt (among others).
Are any of you readers fans of Gothic fiction? If so, you’ll probably dig this design from Shirt.Woot. It’s got the witty name of “Poe-etic”, and depicts Edgar Allan Poe’s face made up of those ravens he was ever so fond of. I definitely like this shirt–I think the name and the design itself are creative, and it surprises me that it comes from Shirt.Woot (I usually pigeonhole them as more of “geek” genre I suppose).
Head on over to Shirt.Woot if you’d like to grab this one. Don’t wait, because Shirt.Woot only sells their designs for so long. It costs $15 and I believe they still print on American Apparel.
I just got an email from Dead Bury Dead about the release of their Spring 2011 designs. I dig a bunch of these shirts, but Open Road is my definite favorite because, well, I like Jack Kerouac (and the shirt looks cool). On the Road didn’t change my life, but it’s a good book, and it opened me up to his other work which is even better in my opinion. The Subterraneans still remains one of my favorite books. I recommend you read it–once you get used to having a fifteen page paragraph it’s a great trip.
Now, about this shirt. It’s a great picture of two men walking down a road seemingly leading to infinity. I like the dark colors, and I really like the picture–it definitely has a Beat/Kerouac’ian feel to it. You can pick it up for $29.99 at Dead Bury Dead. It’s a limited edition print, so don’t dilly dally (I think there’s only like 8 for each size left). Check out the rest of the new designs as well, ’cause they’re cool.
P.S. Dead Bury Dead might have taken one of the hottest graphic t-shirt product photos I’ve ever seen (plus it’s a cool photo in general). Check it:
This shirt is layin’ some serious real talk on everyone who reads it. The more I study history, the more I realize there were a ton of dickholes throughout our past. Sad thing is we haven’t learned all that well from said dickholes (in most cases).
This shirt comes from Amorphia Apparel, which is one of my favorite companies for intelligent, yet quirky, shirts. You can pick this one up for $15.99+ at their store. I put the “+” part because they use Spreadshirt, so you’re allowed some degree of customization. $15.99 is the cheapest you can get it, but if you’re willing to pony up $22.99, you can have it on some of those super comfortable American Apparel shirts you always hear me talking about.
F. Scott Fitzgerald is one my top three favorite authors (and as I think about it now, maybe even my favorite…est). I recently got a huge book of his short stories which has only cemented my love for him even more. I’m only about halfway through, but the insight he has into humans and relationships and life in general is just astounding. I connect with his stories so much, and I believe that is what truly makes great literature.
A lot of the short stories in the huge anthology I bought come from Tales of the Jazz Age (which includes The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), so this shirt is very applicable for me right now. I also just think the design looks vintage and cool, and I really like the concept behind Out of Print Clothing, so I’m happy to support them.
You can pick this one up for $28.00 at Out of Print Clothing. Also, for each shirt they sell, Out of Print Clothing will donate one book to communities in Africa through their partner, Books for Africa. That’s awesome.
I never have anything bad to say about Fullbleed’s releases, so I just decided to go through all the new releases, all of which are printed on American Apparel 50/50 blend shirts, and pick out my favorite, which is…Mind the Gap. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I really like Fullbleed’s style. Not only do they look cool, but they just have the feeling that there’s a much deeper intellectual/philosophical meaning behind them. Hopefully that makes sense, but there is a good chance that I’ve miserably failed at trying to convey my opinions on the aforementioned style.
Below is a picture of all of Fullbleed’s new releases:
I’m kind of a music nerd myself (I try not to be too snobbish though), and I’m guessing quite a few of my readers are also, so I find this shirt fitting. It’s also printed on the really soft American Apparel 50/50 blend, which is another bonus.
Name: Amateur Musicologist
T-Shirt Type: American Apparel
Where to Buy: Cottyn
Nobody heard what Big Brother was saying.
It was merely a few words of encouragement, the sort of words that are uttered in the din of battle, not distinguishable individually but restoring confidence by the fact of being spoken.
Then the face of Big Brother faded away again, and instead the three slogans of the Party stood out in bold capitals:
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
Another excellent design from Enclothe. I’d be hard pressed to find one of their shirts I didn’t at least somewhat like – and they print on American Apparel to boot.
T-Shirt Type: American Apparel
Where to Buy: Enclothe