T-shirts were just unadorned undergarments. But with the evolution of screen printing and the birth of band merchandising, T-shirts became so much cooler. Now every band with an ounce of savvy knows the importance of T-shirts not only as a lucrative sideline but also as a means of self-promotion and a way for fans to show their allegiance.
"The Art of the Band T-shirt" is a visual history of that perennial fashion statement, complete with nearly two hundred images of the mostimportant, influential, iconic, and ironic T-shirts. It includes shirt images from artists as diverse as Led Zeppelin, the Ramones, Madonna, Morrissey, Public Enemy, and the Flaming Lips, each with a caption thatincludes historical background, little-known facts, or an artist's comments about the design.
A fascinating, beautifully illustrated archive for hipsters, fashionistas, serious collectors, and all music fans, "The Art of the Band T-shirt" is as indispensable and classically cool as the perfect T-shirt.
|Paperback Book, 225 pages||English|
|Simon Spotlight Entertainment (Jun. 30th, 2007)||Unknown|
|9781416937937||6.66 x 6.02 x 0.56 inches|
|General Popular Culture Art|