3.01.2011

The Tits Tee. 1969. Genius.

The story of the tits tee started in spring of 1969 with Janusz and Laura Gottwald, students at RISD. Janusz was yearbook editor and came up with the concept of the trompe de l’oeil shirt. Together the pair produced a limited edition RISD “yearbook” consisting of a box containing various items, one of which was the t-shirt.

Word got out and the closet storing the boxes was raided and the tits t-shirts were all stolen. ha!

Four decades after the design was produced for an art school project, the tits tee is more popular than ever, and there is something beautiful about the fact that no one really seems to know whose breasts they were originally.

“The model lived downstairs from us in Providence,” says Laura Gottwald. “I forgot her name.”  




Gotta give credit to my boyfriend for sharing this one. Best thing I've seen in awhile!

1 comment:

  1. A friend of mine wore a shirt just like that a couple years ago at a Mardi Gras party...hilarious!

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