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My first band t-shirt was a Sleater-Kinney tee that proclaimed "show me your riffs" in white block letters on a black background. Wearing it taught
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My first band t-shirt was a Sleater-Kinney tee that proclaimed "show me your riffs" in white block letters on a black background. Wearing it taught
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My first band t-shirt was a Sleater-Kinney tee that proclaimed "show me your riffs" in white block letters on a black background. Wearing it taught me that a surprising number of people don't know what riffs are. That particular design isn't in The Art of the Band T-shirt by Amber Easby and Henry Oliver but lots of others are: A Bruce Springsteen muscle tank that proclaims "and on the eighth day God created SPRINGSTEEN," the famous 1981 Rolling Stones lips tee, and lots of hipster favorites like a Yeah Yeah Yeahs scrawled with the lyrics to "Maps" designed by Karen O's stylist Christian Joy. Which brings us to the question: Why haven't there been more designer/band t-shirt collaborations? Stella McCartney just signed on to do the shirts at the English music festival Glastonbury, but who else would you like to see joining forces? And what would their shirts look like? We envision: The White Stripes and fellow Detroit rock enthusiast Anna Sui Lily Allen and Heatherette The Horrors and punk grand dame Vivienne Westwood Cat Power and her fan Karl Lagerfeld Babyshambles and Kate Moss for Top Shop Bjork and Balenciaga And, given the t-shirt pictured, Fugazi and Anya Hindmarch? --ANNA FIELDING GRIGGS