Over 50 Typographic Tees

Let’s just ignore how long it’s been since I posted here, shall we? Ahem.

I’ve never really understood collecting – the feverish desire to have more, preferrably all of a particular thing – well, it’s always seemed a little bit soft-brained to me.

Then I looked in my drawers.

I have to admit it: I’m a little soft-brained too. I own so many nicely designed t-shirts, I could easily wear a fresh one every day for over three weeks without doing laundry. And as a designer, I’m more than a little in love with typography. Typographic t-shirts are like upperbody heaven to me. Maybe that’s something I should seek professional help with, or perhaps you understand?

So here’s my monster have/want list of typographic tees. Enjoy, and be sure to share your own favourites down in the comments.


I Love Typography


Shirts not only set in, but also about particular fonts. No surprise: Helvetica wins the most love, hate, and love to hate.

sex drugs helvetica bold

Akzidenz Grotesk Bold

I Love...

Courier Regular

Sans Serif Fonts

To hell with helvetica


Fuck Helvetica

The Univers System Chart

Fear of a Cooper Black Planet

Helvetica Blood

Helvetica Alphabet Shirts (every letter available)

Helvetica Neue Descending a Shirt

Here's to Adrian Frutiger


Everybody’s favourite funky typographic symbol, the ampersand’s become quite a popular subject for shirts. In case you were wondering, according to Wikipedia the ampersand is a logogram representing the conjunction “and”. The symbol is a ligature of the letters in et, Latin for “and”.

Ampersand Pattern

Ampersand by House

Ampersand by Service

Baskerville's Ampersand (also available in various other fonts)

Ampersand by Snakes & Suits

And then I woke up.


I was surprised at how unpopular numbers are on typographic t-shirts, but there are a few good ones out there.

One Hundred

Two plus three equals...

Two Are Better Than One

The Numbers

Hand-Drawn Type

All the warmth and analogue fallibility that Helvetica is lacking radiates from hand-drawn typography, which always brings a smile to my face.

Tired & Bored

B Positive

Live With Passion


Kick Ass!

Nice to Meet You!

It's a Long Story

Nurture Your Brain

Design Nerdery

In-jokes, obscure jargon, phrases repeated to clients over and over and over… these are the shirts to warm the cockles of any designer’s heart.


Huge Type Looks Sweet

Typographer's Alphabet

Keming Matters

Typgraphic Terms

The Grid

Make the Logo Smaller (also available with a smaller print, of course)

Yo! That Kern is Tight!



I shot the serif.

Letters & Numbers

Just Shirts with Sweet Type

And the grab-bag of shirts that have nice type, but don’t quite fit into any other category.

Black Shirt

Your type makes me sick



The Quick Brown Fox...

Nothing have nothing crave

Enjoy this beautiful day.

Stereo Type

Simplicity is...

If you’re a fan of type tees, there’s more here:

Have a favourite type tee that’s not here? Throw it in the comments!