250 Beautiful Typography T-shirts

by Andy on August 18, 2010

typography t-shirts

Typography t-shirts are probably my favourite category of t-shirt design styles, you know why? They get a reaction, they make you think, and they can be some of the most beautiful tees you’ll ever see. I have literally hundreds of t-shirts in my wardrobe, but if I’m in the mood to wear something that people will comment on it has to be a text tee, I’ve literally been stopped in the street to ask where I got some shirts, and that only happens with text tees because when people see text on a tee their eyes are drawn to it. Hmmm, did that last sentence make it seem like I’m desperate for attention? Validate me! Love me, love me, buy my t-shirt (that I persauded myself I shouldn’t include in the list despite it’s custom typework)!

It’s actually quite surprising that with my love of this style of t-shirt that I waited so long to post a ridiculously long list of typography t-shirts. I have no reason, but clearly in my mind people would rather see robot and Star Wars t-shirts (and even a list of t-shirt lists) before typography tees. I have bent the definition of a ‘typography t-shirt’ a bit here, I feel that in their pure form a typography shirt should be composed of great typework, and be about typography, but because that is a bit of a limiting category, I’ve decided to include t-shirts that display good and interesting uses of type.

It should be noted that I would not describe myself as an expert when it comes to typography, far from it, and that isn’t me being modest, I genuinely don’t know the principles of ‘good’ typography, or even if typography should be described as ‘good’. However, I do know a good looking and interesting t-shirt when I see it so hardcore typographers will hopefully not be too disappointed by the selection I’ll be listing today. Similarly, these shirts aren’t ranked in any order, the numbers are just there for reference, in fact I think this is one of the strongest lists I’ve put together, there’s real quality all the way through it, so it’s well worth clicking through to the next page (you thought I was going to put 250 t-shirts on one page?).

Okay, enough waffle, let’s look at a huge amount of t-shirts!

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1. I thought I might as well kick off the list by pissing a few people off with this BustedTees shirt, hopefully it will only get better from here! $20 Buy it at BustedTees

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2. “Higher Than The Sun” £18 Buy it at Origin68

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3. Ampersandwich $22 Buy it at Simple Bits

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4. “You make me sick” $18 Buy it at Randr

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5. “I thought we talked about this” $9.99 Buy it from The Blonde Collective

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6. “Super Ampersand” $15 Buy it at Lorem & Ipsum

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7. “What a tangled web we weave” $21 Buy it at Random Objects

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8. Museum by Ryan Waller. $28 Buy it at Part of It

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9. “Huge Type Looks Sweet” $20 Sold out at Turn Nocturnal

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10. “Little a.” by RikkiB £19 Buy it at MySoti

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11. “Hello” $22 Buy it at Buddy Carr Skateboards

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12. “A piece of text that looks good but does not say anything” €29 Buy it at Typotheque

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13. “Well Kerned” $17.99 Buy it at Typography Shop (expect to see more of them in this list)

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14. “Easier Said Than Done” $24 Buy it at Ugmonk

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15. “You are the CSS to my HTML” $25 Buy it at Pop + Shorty

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16. “Avant Ghandi” €35 Buy it from Emil Kozak

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17. “A-OK” $18 Sold out at Milk & Eggs Co.

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18. “Are You Avant Garde Derriere” $32 Buy it at Altru Apparel

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19. “Every body loves my hair” by Pitch £22.38 Buy it at MySoti

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20. “Lorem Ipsum” £25 Buy it at Boom!

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21. “You’re not my type” (I’m fairly sure this is a romantic reference by Headline Shirts rather than typography, but I think it works in context) $19 Buy it at Headline Shirts

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22. “To hell with Helvetica” £18 Buy it at DeathGob

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23. “Everything is OK” (the letters are made up of things that many people would deem ‘not OK’) €29.90 Buy it at Peachbeach (20% goes to UNICEF)

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24. “Hel-fucking-vetica” $25 Buy it at Wire & Twine

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25. “Sans-Serif” $20 Almost sold out at Turn Nocturnal

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26. “1973-1979″ £19 Buy it at Phich

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27. “A (reversible)” $10 Buy it at Storenvy

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28. “Handmade by human beings” $22 Buy it at Presitigous

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29. “Cursed by all ambitious thoughts” $22 Buy it at Print Brigade

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30. Skull made of the seven sins $20 Buy it from Joby Cummings

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31. “There’s More to Life” $24 Buy it at Ugmonk

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32. “Sex, Drugs, and Helvetica Bold” £20 Buy it at Collapse Design

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33. Ampersand $20 Buy it at House Industries

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34. “Nothing to fear but fear itself” $19 Buy it at itself

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35. “Bold, Bolder, Boldest” $10 Buy it from Sabletoothtiger

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36. “You could make a wish or you could make it happen” $16 Buy it at Oath Threadline

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37. “Always Schemin’ Never dreamin’” Sold Out at Rapscallion

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38. “Hi” $21 Buy it from DesignByHumans

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39. “The Code” by Inku £19.59 Buy it at MySoti

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40. “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” €24 Buy it at Dadada Studo

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41. “Write and print and draw and type” by that great chap Percy Bright €21 Buy it at Allmightys

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42. Typejockeys €20 Buy it at Typejockeys [via ATB]

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43. “Detroit” $9.99 Buy it from the Blonde Collective

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44. “Sneaker Forever” €24 Almost sold out at Sehubabe

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45. “Letterspaced” $18.99 Buy it at Typography Shop

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46. “Alphabet” $20 Buy it at Random Objects

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47. “F is for fresh” $14.99 Almost sold out at Linty Fresh

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48. “Ackbarpography” $18.95 Buy it at SplitReason

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49. Braille t-shirt $19 Buy it at Service

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50. “Drop Shadows Not Bombs” £23.32 Buy it at MySoti

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51. “Fear of a copper Black Panet” $25 Buy it at Wire & Twine

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52. Type Tee by Parra for Rockwell €40 Buy it at Colette

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53. “The Main Stream” £15.40 Buy it at Scribtee

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54. “Helvetica Neue 55 Roman” £29.38 Buy it at Blanka

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55. “My Life Is Based On A True Story” €23 Buy it at laFraise

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56. “Miyamoto-San” $16 Buy it at Huzzah Goods

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57. “I’ve lost t the key to my imagination, now I can’t start my unicorn” $20 Buy it at Made With Awesome

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58. Word t-shirt $22 Buy it at Veer [via ATB]

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59. “What’s so bad about feeling good” £18 Buy it at Chalk Brighton

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60. “Beyond Nothing Must Be Something” €17 Buy it at Sixpack France

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61. “Knowledge is Power” $24.99
Buy it at Simply Complicated

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62. “Let’s Preserve our Nature” $18 Buy it at Goodjoe

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63. “Keep it simple” $20 Buy it at W+K Studio

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64. “Helyetica” $24.99 Buy it from Meme Engine

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65. “Sometimes when I’m alone I used Comic Sans” 299 or whatever it is they use in Norway for currency Buy it at Robotee

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66. “Lorem Ispum” by RikkiB £21.47 Buy it at MySoti

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67. “Magnum” $28 Buy it at Us Versus Them (available in numerous colourways)

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68. “El Vética” $22 Buy it at Mule Design

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69. Ampersand $22 Buy it at Yellow Black & White

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70. Ampersand Pattern $22 Buy it at Turn Nocturnal

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71. “Sympathy for the bevel” $26 Buy it at Glarkware

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72. “Bone, Thugs & Typography” 5040 Yen Buy it at Publik:

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73. “More Sleep Please” by Rinzen$79.95AUD Buy it at Collective Edition

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74. “Library” $28 Buy it at Part of It

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75. “Happy Type Family” €21 Buy it at Allmightys

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76. “I’m not a monster” $18 Buy it at ShirtFight

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77. “Stronger Than All” Possibly on sale at Le Sucre

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78. “After the rain comes the rainbow” $19 Sold out at DesignByHumans

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79. “Us & Them” $22 Buy it at Milk & Eggs Co.

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80. “Lion for a day” $20 Buy it at Random Objects

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81. “Stick Your Fingers Down Your Throat” (in Czech) €18 Buy it at typotheque

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82. “May the luck be with you” €23 Buy it at LaFraise

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83. “Anonymous” £18 Buy it at Origin68

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84. “Italy is for lovers” $24 Buy it at No Star Clothing

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85. “New Money” £18 Buy it at Nouveau Riche

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86. “It’s not like the movies” £25 Buy it at Lazy Oaf

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87. “Type” Zip-up hoodie $35 Buy it at Turn Nocturnal

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88. “Ampersand Snake” $22 Buy it at Randr

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89. “Helbotica” $20 Buy it at Chop Shop

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90. “Artists love to draw attention” $12 Almost sold out at Threadless

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91. “Sustainability for designers” by M12MOM £18.19 Buy it at MySoti

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92. “Do what you love” $14.99 Buy it at Hello Destroyers

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93. “Idle hands are the devil’s tools” $22 Buy it at Society6

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94. “Anatomy of the letter A” $19 Buy it at Von Roxy

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95. “HVW8 Logo” by Parra 5040 Yen Buy it at Publik:

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96. “Helvetica.” by Justin French £14.81 Buy it at RedBubble

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97. “Sight Winners and Noisy Losers” 2,500 Yen Buy it at Graniph

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98. “Suddenly, It’s Real!” No longer on sale because the designer had a child and shut up their shop [via ATB]

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99. “Baseline” $22 Buy it at Veer

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100. “Arial is not my type” €29 Buy it at Not My Type

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