November 23, 2009
Publisher: Laurence King
Do you like T-Shirts? If you do… this book is definitely one for the coffee table! ‘Tees’ is the brainchild of a small design studio based in Groningen, Netherlands run by Kim Smits and Matthijs Maat. ‘Tees’ explores the power of independent, creativity and artistic integrity of the simple t-shirt.
As I flicked through the book, I have to say I was extremely inspired! ‘Tees’ really proves that a t-shirt is not merely a piece of fabric, it creates an identity and is an extension of ones character. Each t-shirt acts as a canvas for independent thought and expression. I really like the fact that Maki chose to work with smaller/niche brands (some alive… some dead), as most of the designs scream originality.
If you are looking to start a clothing label or are currently in the business this book is a must. ‘Tees’ holds a wealth of information and inspiration for new design ideas (just make sure you only use it for inspiration, not a straight design jack).
Words by Fat Kids
Hwissey’s review: … it has alot of pictures and shit