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Litograph T-Shirts


Bookish people love to wear their books on their sleeves. Conversations with them inevitably swing around to what they’re reading or their favorite tomes—and rarely back around to what you were originally discussing.

We have good news for folks who love books and can’t wait to show them off: Litographs T-shirts. These T’s feature screenprinted text from classic works of literature, nonfiction and criticism, and clever, if minimalist, illustrations and designs. Books include everything from Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground and Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, Darwin’s The Origin of the Species and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Text wraps around the designs, covering every inch of the T-shirt. The illustrations are designed by artists like animator Benjy Brooke and Dutch designer Rachelle Meyer, and even Edward Kemble’s 1884 illustrations from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have been adapted for the Huck Finn T-shirt.

All of the text is legible, and each shirt, printed in Cambridge, Mass., is covered in about 40,000 words. Shirts come in six sizes—small to triple-extra-large—and about as many colors.