The Art of the Band T-shirt

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 26, 2007 - Art - 240 pages
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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 most important, 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 that includes 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.
 

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Page 1960 - Fillmore (which relocated and was renamed the Fillmore West) in San Francisco and the Fillmore East in New York City.

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Amber Easby has worked for bands such as the White Stripes and the Raconteurs as their merchandiser.
Henry Oliver played in the band Die! Die! Die! and also designed their album covers and t-shirts.

Amber Easby has worked for bands such as the White Stripes and the Raconteurs as their merchandiser.
Henry Oliver played in the band Die! Die! Die! and also designed their album covers and t-shirts.

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