Philadelphia designer Mikey Burton has teamed up with a tee and sweatshirt business with a literary twist: “Out of Print” celebrates the world’s great books through articles of clothes giving new meaning to the saying “You are what you read.”
“Our shirts feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art,” says Out of Print. “We work closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in our collections. Each shirt is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book.
In addition to spreading “the joy of reading through our tees,” they add that “many parts of the world don’t have access to books at all. We are working to change that. “For each shirt we sell, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa.”
Never have book jackets felt so soft on the skin.