Introducing Tee Libraree

Despite the proliferation of the Digital Age, books never get old. There’s something about holding a hefty novel and flipping through physical pages that feels right. So it’s no surprise that translating books to T-Shirts has been a popular trend in 2010. Kafkacotton was born out of a renewed interest in books after the founder was reintroduced to Heller’s Catch-22. Likewise, Out Of Print Clothing made it’s way across the Internet after it modeled its T-Shirts after the covers of some of the most popular books.

Tee Libraree brings us even closer to the book experience. The images and phrases on the Tee Libraree T-Shirts comes from some of the most beloved books of our time. They feature both fiction and non-fiction themed T-Shirts. What’s even more awesome is the packaging for the Tee Libraree T-Shirts. The shirts come packaged in what looks like a classic, leather covered book. And even more interesting, Tee Libraree even tells you what method was used to create the graphic on the T-Shirt, either: camera, palette, stamp, mouse, or brush. The method used for each T-Shirt is signified by a tiny icon that is printed on the left sleeve.

Being a fan of T-Shirt and out-of-the box packaging, I’d love to get my hands on tee from the Tee Libraree. Maybe we’ll see this on Co-Tee TV one of these days? Maybe. I hope!

The do have a list of stores from around the globe that carry Tee Library, however, I couldn’t find any pricing or online purchase information on the Tee Libraree website. If you live in the New York area then check out Idiel Showroom, they carry official Tee Library products.

Tee Libraree

Tee Libraree

Tee Libraree

Tee Libraree

Tee Libraree

Co-Tee TV Episode 45: San Miguel Beer, Spindustry Clothing and Elephants

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear a vintage San Miguel Tee from the Philippines and review the Mark Twain shirt from Spindustry Clothing & Co., a brand started by Colter Bergh in 2004. Spindustry Clothing began with just  1-color screen printing press and now their tees can be found in select retail locations throughout California.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Mark Twain by Spindustry Clothing. Pros: I’m not sure what kind of blank they used but the shirt is super soft and smooth on the skin. I really like the feel of this tee, more so than the feel of American Apparel blanks. The front print is huge, covering nearly the entire front – perfect for those that prefer jumbo prints. Shirt is tagless and features a screen printed label instead for itch free comfort. Comes packaged in a custom cardboard box and wrapped in custom wrapping paper.  Spindustry Clothing even included a vintage comic book from the 1970′s with the shirt.  Cons: I don’t really care much for the elephant logo on the back of the tee. I think that I might have been better if it had been of part of the inner neck label print. Price: $25.

Spindustry Clothing & Co.

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