retro t-shirts

Retro t-shirts with art inspired by retro or vintage themes or designs.

Cat on a Motorcycle T-Shirt

March 11, 2014 animal t-shirts
cat on a motorcycle

Cat on a motorcycle – Purrfect Roadtrip: I came across this t-shirt on Threadless (designed by Nicholas Tankersley) recently, and it struck a chord with me. The idea of a cat-owning biker is funny, but on some level it really makes sense to me. I immediately make a connection between the motorcycle and the cat, […]

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Funkalicious: Retro 80′s Astronaut w/ Boom Box T-Shirt Design

October 25, 2013 retro t-shirts
retro 80s moon landing astronaut boom box

Funkalicious – Threadless churns out its share of cool retro-inspired t-shirts, but this has to be one of the best, and is sure to take it’s place as an iconic design. For those of us who grew up in the 80′s it immediately brings to mind that old MTV clip with the astronaut jumping on […]

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Cool Rubik’s Cube Meltdown T-shirt

February 26, 2013 retro t-shirts
melting rubiks cube t-shirt

Melting Rubik’s Cube T-Shirt – What a cool visual in this t-shirt design showing Rubik’s cube melting down. Beyond the visual, this imagery has some nice symbolism in it. Maybe accompanying a story about the meltdown of negotiations in the Middle East or something. To me it symbolizes “entropy,” which is the tendency of things […]

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Nostalgic Christmas Movie T-Shirts

November 30, 2012 movie t-shirts
griswold national lampoon christmas t-shirts

Merry Christmas! Sh#@%er Was Full! – Every time December comes around, I feel the need to watch a number of movies. Probably the top 3 are, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” and “A Christmas Story.” These movies aren’t especially good, but for some reason they have lodged themselves permanently into pop culture […]

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Cool Philadelphia Sports T-Shirts – The Vet

October 19, 2012 retro t-shirts
veterans stadium philadelphia t-shirts

Sweet Retro Philly Sports T-Shirts – So, if you didn’t grow up within a 30 mile radius of Philadelphia, I guess you won’t really get it. Actually though, if you are a t-shirt designer, you can still be inspired by these retro philly sports t-shirts: The Vet and The Broadstreet Bullies (click to get a […]

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Ultra Trash Clothing

June 5, 2012 movie t-shirts
ultra trash clothing

Ultra Trash Clothing is a small clothing / t-shirt brand founded in Germany by two graphic designers Florian Baier and Stefan Huebsch. Initially nspired by the American Gindhouse movies, they started designing fake movie shirts and posters. (cool idea!) These “fake movie poster” designs are inspired by old biker movies, slasher movies, road movies & […]

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Stubborn Sideburn – STBN SDBN T-Shirts

March 26, 2012 cartoon t-shirts
stubborn sideburn t-shirts

Some cool designs from Stubborn Sideburn, designed by talented Japanese artist Junichi Tsuneoka, who describes his style as, “California Roll,” combining Japanese pop culture and American urban culture together into something very unique and eye-catching. (mmm… California roll) All of STBN SDBN tees are hand crafted, and are printed in ultra-limited numbers of less than […]

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Battle of the Beards T-Shirt

November 8, 2011 cartoon t-shirts
battle of the beards

Battle of the Beards T-Shirt – While a lot of people have wondered who would win in a fight of, oh, let’s say Godzilla fought King Kong, Clack Industries (who only does one t-shirt design a year) has proposed a deadly face off between Chuck Norris and The World’s Most Interesting Man in a Battle […]

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