Caution: If you read this post and consider any of the following articles of clothing stylish, cool, or even moderately acceptable your membership in the nerd herd is accepted, valid, and there is no turning back for you.
Several posts ago I wrote about the American Apparel Image as well as their popular t-shirts. Friend and reader of IBD, Joe Jacobs, referred us to another blog on design (not that he should be reading any other design blogs besides IBD) with a post on t-shirts for designers. After searching through the shirts, here are my favorites. If you are looking for that holiday gift for that nerd in your life this post may help you (hint to my wife…I wish she read my blog).
Vonroxy has a nice “Anatomy of the Letter A” shirt that is sure to swoon as well as provide an interpretive opportunity discussing the ascender, mean line, and bowl of a letterform. IBD does not guarantee that this shirt will actually improve your chances with swooning. Based on actual results, the above shirt and typeography discussion could impair the swooning process.
They also offer the classic Helvetica shirt that is almost too mainstream for me now. Just kidding, I really like it.
Collapse Design is offering an interesting collection of t-shirts with slogans based on design terms intertwined into pop culture phrases.
UG Monk provides a great example of message within a message. They’ve got some great oversized letterform shirts too.
Who needs a drop down menu with a list of sans serif typefaces when you can wear them? Turn Nocturnal has a shirt with 300 sans serif typefaces screen printed in a interesting design. Their “huge type looks sweet shirt” is sweet too.
Veer (which happens to be great online source for various design needs) is offering more whitespace in your life and who couldn’t use more whitespace. They also offer an entire line of other products for nerd herd members like us. That’s right. Accept your official membership into the herd.