In Light of the 100th birthday of the t-shirt, we decided to list a few of the most popular t-shirts of all time. Going down the memory lane of T-Shirts we have to start with the forever in style and oh, so popular camouflage T-shirt.
Whether being used by the military on the battlefield, by hunters in the woods, or as part of a new trend on the fashion runway, the Camouflage t-shirt never seems to to go out of style.
Here he comes to save the day! Airing off and on from 1942 to 1987, this super-powered rodent fought everything from alley cats to animated Nazi’s. What a mouse. WHAT A MOUSE!
Property of …
A classic case of function becomes fashion. USC printed “Property of USC” on their athletic t-shirts to prevent theft. Decades later, “Property of …” t-shirts are standard fare in most college bookstores and websites.
The ultimate antihero, The Punisher appeared for the first time in 1974 in The Amazing Spiderman comic #129. His black shirt with large white skull on the chest is so fierce, the original had bullets fo
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” was sung by Bobby McFerrin in September 1988, and became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Don’t have a cow man. It’s just your favorite spiky haired troublemaker (the one and only) Bart Simpson, whose cartoon shirts were owned by just about every eleven year old in the 1990s.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Turtles on the halfshell, turtle power!” How can you not love four butt-kicking turtles named Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael?
A themed restaurant chain backed by the Hollywood action elite? What could go wrong? Planet Hollywood opened in 1991 and while over 100 locations have closed, 9 are still operating by a theme park near you.
Hello, Japan. Hello, 1976. Hello, 5 billion dollar media empire. It’s Hello Kitty! Over the past 37 years, the Hello Kitty! brand has gone global with t-shirts and apparel a huge part of its success.
We Can Do It!
Commissioned by Westinghouse Company, J. Howard Miller created a series of posters to help boost morale during WWII. Commonly conflated with Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post cover featuring Rosie the Riveter, both have become iconic images for WWII and women’s rights.