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Greek 2 Chic: Graphic Content

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We rounded up some unique graphic tees for apes, rabbits, dogs, doves, and centaurs. The key to rockin a graphic tee is to go simple! Make sure there aren’t too many random colors (otherwise, you’ll look rubix cube). The current trend in graphic tees is using high quality, opaque paints, i.e. metallic paints, foil paints, etc. These joints we picked are designed by urban companies and have a good balance of image symbolism and image recognition [P.S. be READY!! UTO is coming with Ape Sh!t, Gentleman’s Klub, Purple Label, Sig.nature, and Century apparel THIS FALL!!! We’re GOIN’ IN!!!]:

The Public Enemy Tee by OBEY. Yo, Shepard Fairey, the artist/designer for most of OBEY’s graphic tees, has a GREAT talent for combining art with cultural relevance. PUBLIC ENEMY!!!! C’mon man! If you need any further motivation…..drop kick yourself.

The Masked Avenger Tee by Garbege. When I first saw this joint, I thought I was looking at a purple and gold Ironman. The Tony Stark-esque character is definitely eye-catching, especially since the popularity of the movie. Between the image and the color combination, this shirt is ill. Scoop it before other kats do, fa’real.

The Diamond Grenade Tee by WollyHood. Maaaaaaaaan!! Could it be any more perfe[k]t?? It’s a shirt….with a diamond….blowing up (1 +1 =……..)!! If yall don’t get this one, then the whole concept of Urban Takeout is being missed. Subtle, but blatant — Understood by some, witnessed by many, respected by ALL. Get in where you fit in (in other words, cop the shirt, and be on the lookout for Gentleman’s Klub).

The King of Rock Tee by Analog. Classic! Very clean and well-arranged. Run-DMC have probably the most recognizable silhouettes in the history of hip-hop. But what I appreciate most about this shirt is the alternation of colors! It’s just sick. Positive and negative space usage….mixed with metallic accents….Sucka Emcees should call YOU sire!

The Good Life Tee by Bonafide Icon. This tee just demands respect. You got a bunch of kids starin at the grill of somebody’s whip — EVERYBODY can identify with that (don’t act like you don’t remember playin’ That’s My Car)! At first glance, the foil graphic is crisp — nuff said. Church.

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Written by great8productions

August 5, 2008 at 8:26 pm

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