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      Symbolic Art Collection

      Symbolic Art Collection

      Our new and exclusive Symbolic Art Collection is packed full of fun, creative t-shirts. We are launching this collection with designs depicting four ideas: - Peace, Joy, Strength and Friendship.

      Symbolic Art Collection

      We actually used the technique of symbolism art to depict each of these ideas. Symbolism art is the practice of using a design or word to represent an abstract idea, action, person, place or object.

      Let me give you a quick history and definition of symbolism art and tell you how you probably use the technique yourself every day.

      History

      The term symbolism was coined in 1886 by a French critic named Jean Moréas who used the term to describe the poetry of two poets named Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Verlaine. It was soon applied to visual art where artists wanted their pictures to depict a meaning beyond just the figures they drew. There was a whole symbolism movement which took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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      One of the earliest artists to use this style is French painter Odilon Redon. The above painting titled flower clouds (painted 1903), is typical of the symbolic style of painting for which Redon is well known.

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      This painting is Van Gogh's famous The Starry Night (painted 1889). the symbolism in this painting shows the vast power of nature.

      Symbolism used in Everyday Life

      Symbolism is now used in numerous areas of our everyday lives. This includes in our language, written works and even in our technology. For example, when you read a book, symbolic images are added to the story to convey a message or to work as part of the theme.

      Symbolic Colors

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      Flowers as Symbols

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      Animals as Symbols

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      Symbols Used With Technology

      One of the ways we use symbols every day with our technology is when we use emojis while sending messages on our mobile phones. As you know, an emoji is a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion. Some of the most popular emoji’s are:

      Symbolic Art Collection

      Using this symbolism technique we have designed a fantastic range of t-shirts that show off your funky, trendsetting style which you can dress up or dress down. These t-shirts are highly collectable so make sure you get each of the shirts in the collection. Make sure you check back regularly or sign up to our mailing list so we can let you know when a new design has been added to the collection.

      Check out our Symbolic Art Collection HERE

       

      A Brief History of The Mighty T-Shirt

      A Brief History of The Mighty T-Shirt

      We all love t-shirts, they are easily one of the most popular pieces of clothing on Earth with millions being made, sold and worn by style conscious individuals every single day. But where did one of our favorite wardrobe staples come from?

      A Brief History of The Mighty T-Shirt

      In the early 19th century a popular undergarment called Long Johns (a garment which consisted of two pieces of long underwear), began to transform when people started to experiment with fabrics and styles which resulted in a buttonless undershirt that you could pull over your head.

      A Brief History of The Mighty T-Shirt

      In 1913 the US Navy began issuing these buttonless undershirt to be worn under uniforms. The garment soon became popular among workers in a variety of fields nationwide, including farm hands and factory workers. The undershirt was cheap, comfortable and had a great fit. However, technically it was still seen as an undergarment.

      A Brief History of The Mighty T-Shirt

      The t-shirt, first so named by F. Scott Fitzgerald in a novel published in 1920, began its acceptance into mainstream at the end of WWII, when the returning soldiers began to incorporate them into their everyday wardrobe. Its popularity soured to even greater heights when Marlon Brando and James Dean wore them in movies. Sales throughout the united states soured and it became acceptable to wear a t-shirt as outerwear.

      A Brief History of The Mighty T-Shirt

      Around the mid-40s, women began to wear t-shirts. Initially as a safe clothing option at work and then for practical use at home for chores or in gym class. Then during the ’50s and ’60s, women began adopting the t-shirt as we know it today.

      A Brief History of The Mighty T-Shirt

      In the late 1960's, the T-shirt became a means of self-expression. Some of the more notable shirt designs over the decades include the yellow happy face t-shirts, The Rolling Stones' "tongue and lips" and "I ♥ N Y”.
      Th t-shirt soon evolved again with many variations of cuts and styles. Including: crew neck, tanks, spaghetti strap, v neck, polo, and many more.

      A Brief History of The Mighty T-Shirt

       So, there you have it. A brief history of the mighty t-shirt, from creation to its explosion into one of the most popular items of clothing in the world. One of the best things about a t-shirt is that it can be styled to compliment any look. Let your creative juices fly! Add a stylish t-shirt to your favorite outfit.