Amongst the superb books (The Thinker’s Thesaurus; Jeff Lemire’s Essex County Volumes 1-3; Overclocked; Why Evolution is True; Jimmy Corrigan) and DVDs (Season 1 of The Man Show; Eureka Season 1) and camping equipment I received for my birthday, there was one gift in particular that stood out as uniquely me.
Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Our shirts feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.
We work closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in our collections. Each shirt is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book.
In addition to spreading the joy of reading through our tees, we acknowledge that many parts of the world don’t have access to books at all. We are working to change that. For each shirt we sell, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa.
How we read is changing as we move further into the digital age. It’s unclear what the role of the book cover will be in this new era, but we feel it’s more important than ever to reflect on our own individual experiences with great literary art before it’s forever changed.
What’s your story? Wear it proud.
I’m overjoyed to wear this.