Newest T-Shirt: I Kidnapped Myself
The T-Shirt Museum was started to track the art and design of the T-shirt through the years. There is almost no one that the T-shirt, its designs, and its messages haven't touched. This museum is a shrine for that art and those messages.
The T-shirt went from an article of underwear to trendy outerwear after Clark Gable wore his T-shirt in the movie "It Happened One Night." This was taken further by Marlon Brando in "Street Car Named Desire."
No one knows who first printed on a T-Shirt, but it was popularized in the 1960's, when so many other things happened. The simple T-Shirt took on a life of its own, becoming a canvas for artists and a billboard for the messages of the time. Everything from "Peace" to Alka Seltzer was hawked on T-shirts.
We encourage all to send in scans or photos of their favorite T-Shirts. We will put them on display for the world to see. Each month the staff will choose their favorite, and up to ten people will be given special T-shirt Museum T's that state, "I am hanging in the T-Shirt Museum - Work of Art." These cannot be purchased, only won.Thanks for stopping by!