So despite the first epic shirt list being daunting and time consuming, I decided to do a follow up! This time, I switch from the natural sciences to the arts and humanities by featuring 100 + 1 T-Shirts for artists, art snobs, photoshop gurus and everyone in between. Know someone who enjoys art? Chances are, they’ll enjoy at least one of the tees on this list!
Side Note: This list almost proved to be futile! I started this list about a week after the epic 101 T-Shirts for Scientists, Science Geeks and Nerds listÂ and it took me nearly a month to compile a list of 101 worthwhile T-Shirts that fit into the category of appealing to either artists, art snobs and/or photoshop gurus. I almost gave up on the list. The first time I called it quits was after I found the first 10. Then when I reached 50, I thought, 50 is a nice round number, why not stop here? But I kept on searching every corner of InternetLAND and I eventually found 101. I hope you enjoy this list, because I sure had a difficult (but worthwhile) time compiling it!
My favorite art and culture magazine, Beautiful/Decay, recently released their summer 2009 apparel line and to no surprise they’ve got some pretty fancy stuff! And why not, they only work with the best artist from around the world. Artists that worked on this summer series include: Sakke Soini, Gunsho, and Dekore (just to name a few). The tees are priced at $29.95, which is not bad considering you’ll be walking around with a piece of fine art strapped to your chest.
If I were in the Big Apple I’d be checking out this gallery featuring works by artists like SEEN, Banksy, Damien Hirst and Russell Young. They’ll also be featuring items from pop culture icons like John Lennon and Andy Warhol. Here’s an image that I snatched from Juxtapoz ofÂ a life size hand painted fiberglass cow by SEEN.Â
And of course, I’ve got a T-Shirt for you if you’re itching to get a taste of this show but can’t make it out. It’s a tee featuring a Banksy design. And I bet you thought that pandas were friendly. It’s available for purchase at 8Ball forÂ Â£14.99.Â
Here’s an excellent shirt that was put together by TeeFury curator, Wotto. It’s the 2009 TeeFury Street Art Collab tee and it features 45 different artist from all over the globe – amazing! Proceeds from the sale of this tee (the artists cut) will go to a charity that will help out Team Eagle, a disabled sailing team campaigning for the 2012 Paralympics in London.Â
I think that this TeeFury design is amazing, but it’s only going to be up for 24 hours so if you dig it then buy it! The tee costs just $9 which is totally worth it considering the art on the tee and Â the cause you’ll be helping out.Â
Check out below for a list of all 45 participating artists and their respective drawing.
Letters From John is an interesting concept, to say the least. John Tootabeanie (that’s what he’s calling himself) is the chief architect of Letters From John, a brand that takes bathroom graffiti to the next level – by printing them on T-Shirts!Â
I did feel a bit cheated while perusing the website, though. Despite the fact that the t-shirts are all designed in the same style (single color black and white) and has a certain gallery feel to it, something was lacking. I felt that they should have more background about the graffiti on the individual product pages like where the original graffiti was found (location) and maybe the original picture that was taken to go along with the product shot. That would definitely make the store much more interesting! That is, if these really are original pieces of bathroom graffiti.
Having said that, I really dig the concept and want to see more bathroom graffiti prints from Letters From John.Â
I found this on the Threadless forums and thought it was pretty rad. It’s an image of a guy holding his iPhone with a customized etching of Apple CEO and savior, Steve Jobs. The etcher is budding artist Andrew Mundy, who used the the laser etcher at his workplace to put Steve’s mug on his jesus phone (how fitting). Here’s his custom iPhone along with some other pieces of art that he has done and a video of him doing his thing! To see more Andrew Mundy check out his photostream at Flickr and his MySpace.
I found this pic over at Mazy Kazerooni’s blog and thought it was part presumptuous and part though provoking. The “graffiti” was found on Philip St, Bedminster, Bristol, UK. If for some reason you have a hard time reading the graffiti, here it is in nice clean text:
“go to work, send your kids to school
follow fashion, act normal
walk on the pavements, watch T.V.
save for your old age, obey the law
Repeat after me: I am free”