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Complex: An Oral History of the Graphic T-Shirt


The graphic tee is a streetwear staple, the canvas that brands like Stussy, The Hundreds, and Freshjive began on before evolving into more complete collections. This extensive feature at Complex documents the history of these tees, following the evolution from surfer graphics into the modern images of lifestyle brands. The story features a host of interviews from industry luminaries who took part in dictating the direction of graphic tees. These industry figures explain what brands and artists inspired them and how they used their influences to keep it moving. The Complex feature is an interesting read and an absolute must, a history lesson if you will, for aspiring designers. Head over to Complex now to check out the full story.