The 10 Most Iconic T-Shirts Of All Time

There is a huge industry in t-shirt design. If you’re clever enough to create something that taps the right trans-dimensional “frequency” defining collective taste, you could be a millionaire by the end of the year. But that’s not the only reason to make or appreciate t-shirts.

Let’s look at at a number of designs that really strike a cord with people. Whether they’ve tapped into some Jungian collective unconscious, a modern zeitgeist, or some natural expression of human biology is hard to tell. But you’ll notice there are commonalities between them; and putting such commonalities to use in your ownt-shirt designs may ultimately prove profitable.

A final note: you’ll be able to picture most of these t-shirt designs in your mind’s eye without any images; and that is likewise significant in their overall effectivity.

10.) Rolling Stones Tongue

You can see it now, can’t you? Those crimson lips and that obnoxious sensualized tongue. This t-shirt design captures something lustily animal in its portrayal of a human mouth. Additionally, it seems to reflect the pathos underlying The Rolling Stones. You can definitely imagine Mick Jagger had a say in the design of that symbol.

The takeaway? This shirt design does several things. One, it is representative of the band in an archetypal way—the sensuous tongue and lips reflect the band’s core ideals. Two,it’s evocative to the viewer because it taps into a sensuous side of humanity. Three, it’s easily recognizable.

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