Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Slogan tees and Elections

"KEVIN 07" and "OBAMA 08"
What do these two names have in common? Apart from both being the names of candidates who were/are running for head of state for Australia and U.S.A, the answer is t-shirts, yes t-shirts. In 2007 and this year, both names were printed on countless t-shirts and heavily worn.

Slogan tees as they are commonly known as have been around since the early 2000s however they first became a popularised form of expression in the 1980s. Tee shirts carried words in big and bold to display a message.
Nowadays they're most commonly seen on the young fashion conscious teen/young adult as well as on countless rappers in hiphop videos.

This year Barack Obama's supporters have been sporting countless revamped old t-shirt prints and slogans on t-shirts leaving last year's "Kevin 07" printed tee a lot paler in comparison. Just heading over to TEES by the people for the people and Flippin Sweet Gear will bring up heaps of great prints, a handful of which I wouldn't mind having.

Here are a couple of my favourites


  1. The Fashion Bomb had a posting of more Obama inspired fashion in Paris...here's the link: