Hit the Books

Now you might have a lot of cool t-shirts in your closet, but after checking out these t-shirt books, you’ll be prompted to add a few more. T-Shirt Magazine brings to you a list of some cool t-shirt books that would be great whether you’re a t-shirt designer or collector. You might even learn a thing or two.

t-shirt booksThe T-Shirt: A Collection of 500 Designs

In this book, there is a collection that looks at the T-shirt and its many forms. This book includes chapters such as The Legend of the T-shirt, Power of an Idol, Duplication of Art, Declaration, Mobile Posters, Simple and Fashionable, Design Element, and Technique. This book provides a huge catalog of 500 designs for inspiration and enjoyment for designers, crafters, and T-shirt enthusiasts. This book has 400 pages full of lush color photos of t-shirts and would be great for anybody interested in making t-shirts.

t-shirt booksThe T-Shirt Factory

The T–shirt designs in this book have been selected by Beams T, a well-known fashion retail chain and manufacturer in Japan dedicated to T–shirts. Beams T sees the T–shirt as a canvas for new ideas in art and design and each year of their 22–year history, has got artists worldwide to create designs for their T–shirts. In this book, 350 of the best of these T–shirt designs are featured in full color. This book comes with a CD ROM of flash animation which lets the readers create their own t–shirts.

t-shirt books300% Cotton: More T-Shirt Graphics

Featuring photographs of T-shirts worn on the street, specially commissioned T-shirt graphics, T-shirt collections, and the best and coolest graphics from around the world, 300% Cotton will appeal to designers, illustrators and art directors, as well as a general market of T-shirt enthusiasts and collectors.

t-shirt booksRock Tease: The Golden Years of Rock T-Shirts

With photos of hundreds of rock’s most interesting tees, this book is a great resource for rock fans.Rock Tease also includes info on the major trends in rock tees from the 1950s to the 90s. This book has 187 pages full of t-shirts representing Elvis, the MC5, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols, the Clash, AC/DC, Pink Floyd,Jane’s Addiction and many more great rock artists and bands.

t-shirt booksGeneration T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt

This book is an inspirational guide with DIY attitude with everything you need to know about modifying and transforming at- shirt: how to cut it, sew it, deconstruct it and reconstruct it. A lot of the way to transforming your t-shirt that this book suggests only require you to have scissor and you don’t have to be a DIY master to make all of these. And remember the Generation T mission statement: Ask not what your T-shirt can do for you; ask what you can do for your T-shirt. And then Do- It-Yourself!