Shirts Every Type Nerd Must Own

Due to my obsession with type I thought it would only be right to present ’10 shirts every type nerd must own’. A majority of these shirts come in both men and women’s sizes so get your credit cards handy.

Helbotica

helbotica

YO! That Kern Is Tight!

yo

& Then I Woke Up

and

A-Ok

a-ok

Lorem Ipsum

lorem_ipsum

My Baseline Is Lower Than Yours

baseline

Huge Type Looks Sweet

huge

Helvetica Alphabet T’s

ss

Words Aren’t Always Meant To Be Read

words_arent

Extra Black

extra_black

What’s your favorite type shirt?



Discussion and Comments

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  1. Tim says:

    Dude. “Extra Black” is on my back right now. The hoodie version. My girlfriend got it got for me for christmas. Univers FTW!!!

  2. Artboredom says:

    One of these days I’ll get one of mine on a list like this. Regardless, all faves of mine. The Ugmonk & FTW!

    Retweeted!

  3. Preston says:

    The kerning shirt made me laugh outloud. Thanks for that. Nice post.

  4. Tim Ngwena says:

    Lol, GR8 Shout !. Lve Helbotica

  5. Thanks for the A-OK shoutout!

  6. Ivo Ivan says:

    “Words Aren’t Always Meant To Be Read” great idea

  7. Condo Blues says:

    I love the kerning shirt! I really need one of those.

  8. Aki says:

    These are cool! I love A-ok & baseline shirts.

  9. Mark Denton says:

    This is the best “list” post I’ve seen in a while. Nice work.

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  11. love the & then i woke up t! ha!

    You should also include the kern sweatshirt from veer – been rockin that for a few years :)

  12. Selig says:

    Helbotica is great ;-)
    Thanks for a fun compilation!

  13. nice t-shirt designs, I like “A-Ok” and “My Baseline Is Lower Than Yours” thanks..

  14. btorbo says:

    My absolute favorite type themed t-shirt is the Hel-fucking-vetica from Subtraction/Wire & Twine: http://wireandtwine.com/store/products/subtraction-hel.html

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  16. Graham Smith says:

    My favs are:
    My Baseline Is Lower Than Yours
    Words Aren’t Always Meant To Be Read
    Helbotica

    Need to see if I can get these in the UK, but awesome shirts. Nice idea for a post collection Brian.

    Graham

  17. Brian says:

    I’ve always liked the kern sweatshirt from veer http://www.veer.com/products/merchdetail.aspx?image=VPR0001260

  18. Nick Sherman says:

    At the risk of tooting my own horn, MyFonts did a series of large glyph tees that seem appropriate to mention here. Details at http://blog.myfonts.com/83

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  21. Tracee says:

    “& then I woke up” is my favourite shirt ever. <3 It makes me happy in the typeface.

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  24. Carrie says:

    I have the Helvetica shirt from AA. The “& Then I woke Up” has been on my wishlist for a while. I love ampersands.. I’d have to say that one is the coolest, despite my deep love for Helvetica.

  25. While I love that our HELBOTICA tee is on here (by Jonathan Yule), I went and bought the 24+76=100 tee by UGMONK based on this post. much love.

  26. Ryan says:

    Grab an updated reversible version of the A-ok design here:
    http://alrightok.com/shop

    Thanks!

  27. These are great. I love the A-Ok one…

  28. rush says:

    I absolutely LOVE the Ampersand tee! 1. I’m a writer/ blogger & tend to use & a lot 2. It’s Helvetica—I am so type nerdy for Helvetica.

  29. Geek Shirts says:

    A selection of great tees there. Are these avaialble anywhere in the UK?

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I’m a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When I’m not designing I can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design. I started this blog to share my passion and experiences with designers and clients. I'm most active on Twitter; say hello:


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