Tuesday, November 2, 2010

books + t-shirts = love.

I've blogged about these before, but with Christmas around the corner and parents asking for Christmas lists, I think they're definitely worth mentioning again.

All shirts can be purchased from Out of Print, a business whose mission I can totally get behind:

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.

(from the Out of Print mission statement)


Staley Mc said...

I love the Gatsby and Mockingbird one! These are so fun!

Kim Humes said...

I love these too! You can never have enough graphic tees, right?! I love that they have such an inspiring mission though and they're not just "Selling t shirts" you know? Loving your blog btw!

Lauren said...

I love this retailer! I haven't gotten a t-shirt from them yet, but I love that they have a mission associated with their product and such a neat line!

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Sabrina said...

Love this! I don't know how all that print would look on my shape...but the mission is wonderful:) I hope they get lots of business in the future.

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing this. I love them!

Cara-Mia said...

I have the Tales of the Jazz Age one & love it! The material is so soft. I now want the Gatsby & Atlas Shrugged ones.