Graphic T-shirts speak the literature of pop culture. With all of the whit and wordplay, the new and improved T-shirts designed with kitschy phrases and bold imagery are going to be a staple this spring and summer.
From the Ramones and iconic images of John Lennon and I Love (Heart) NY, graphic tees have been around forever. Who didn’t have the iconic Virginia is for Lovers shirt in the ’70s? But what we’re seeing now is much more fun on wordplay, brand and icon mash-ups and better styles than the T-shirts and tanks of the past decades.
During the past several years, the T-shirt scene in Cleveland has exploded. Local companies such as Cleveland Clothing Co., GV Art + Design and Fresh Brewed Tees have served up creative designs related to the city, Ohio and its sports teams.
With a smidge of attitude, wear graphic T-shirts like a fashionista, not a teenager.”
Now, pop culture and social statements join the mix with images of skulls, like day of the dead art, to henna inspired designs and phrases that make you think — or just laugh. Play on words and anything with a sassy French statement are