In their latest T-shirt issue T-post, the world’s first wearable magazine is handling the current internet situation with Google & Facebook.
“The Untouchables of the Internet” are turning the World Wide Web into the streets of Chicago in the 40’s, keeping the order on the streets, but at the same time – without a blink of an eye or any remorse – crushing everyone that’s trying to get in their way of world domination.
T-post explained in 2 min:
T-post Issue No 69:
The Untouchables of the Internet
This fantastic Mark Zuckerberg interpretation is done by the famous designer duo Craig & Karl, who have clients like Apple, Nike and Vogue under their belt, as well as exhibitions across the world, most notably at the Musée de la Publicité, Louvre.
Check out the T-shirt issue here:
A subscription to T-post is like having a subscription to a magazine, but instead of receiving a paper magazine in the mail every month you receive a T-shirt. News story printed on the inside, graphic interpretation of that news story on the front. Making it an all-around conversation piece.
Like any other magazine T-post subscribers don’t know what the story is going to be or who is designing the “cover”. Subscribing to T-post is like getting a surprise birthday present in the mail every single month.
T-post began in 2004 with an idea and a desire to re-wire the structures of normal news communication. They wanted to create a bullshit filter, washing news from any unintended or intended bias. And they wanted to do it in a way that would engage as many people as possible highlighting topics they thought needed to be further discussed.
“When people read a traditional magazine, they tend to keep the news to themselves. We wanted to find a more public way to present our stories. So, we combined them with the best pop culture medium ever invented, the graphic T-shirt, having select designer interpreting our stories to an interesting t-shirt graphic.” Says Peter Lundgren Founder and Editor-in-Chief.
T-post’s subscribers became their walking and talking billboards explaining their news stories in there own words and with their own moral values attached to them. Running the stories through their personal bullshit filter.
T-post became an ongoing communication experiment that typically begins with a compliment like, “Nice T-shirt” and continues with the wearer explaining the interesting news story behind the design.
T-post started out by making just 5 copies and distributing them to their friends. From there, the word began to spread and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, T-post is distributed to over 50 countries and has been called “Reinventing the magazine” and “Awesome” by The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine respectively.
Previous T-shirt Issues: http://www.tpostmag.com/t-shirt-issues