Graphic T-shirts have always been an integral part of youth culture, creating one of the largest fashion markets in the world. Each season, we take a look at what’s going on from the streets in terms of themes in graphic T-shirts, which brands are among the most popular, and the latest creations from DIY styles to summer concert band merchandise.

In this series of street snaps, we take a look at what’s going on with T-shirt graphics from the kick-off of music tour season. Current hot themes include:

  • DIY T-shirt lettering in acrylic paints, stencils, and felt pieces
  • Bright colors in angles in repeated pattern formats with an ’80’s flare
  • Band merch T-shirts as preferred “brands” to wear, including Cobra Starship, Angeles Airwaves, The Maine, Underoath
  • Action sports brands not as prevalent, other than Volcom, Famous Stars & Straps, Fox Racing, and Obey
  • Tattoo-inspired graphics
  • Religious iconography including crosses, religious or historical motifs
  • Animals and nature in graphic patterns
  • Personal statements in block-letter type