Stockholm, Sweden (PRWEB) April 15, 2009 -–
Offbeat news + graphic design t-shirt = T-Post, the world’s first wearable magazine. The subscription-based, wearable publication features a story on the inside with artist’s interpretation on the front, making this t-shirt magazine an all-around conversation piece.
Upcoming issues of T-post magazine will feature the following:
"Death Penalty Economy Measure"
Quite a few American states now consider ending the death penalty. The reason? Well, it seems that killing people cost too much.
Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland, is cited in New York Times (February the 24th, 2009) stating that capital cases cost three times as much as homicide cases where the death penalty is not sought. Capital cases are expensive because the trials tend to take longer, require more lawyers and more costly expert witnesses. They are also far more likely to lead to multiple appeals.
It's hard not to let the sarcasms sneak into one's discourse when economy measures is on the table with regard to something as serious as the institutional taking of human lives. For, what conclusion is exactly to be drawn from this? Particularly interesting here is the rhetoric. Because this suggests that the death penalty is a commodity that can not be afforded in economically restrained times. (For more information visit http://www.t-post.se)
Design By David Foldvari
This issue was designed by one of our favourite illustrators at the moment - David Foldvari. David is a Hungarian who's spent most of his life living in the UK.
I was going to tell you a bit about his work but it all sounded so cliché. Dark humour, Eastern European roots, amazing craftsmanship, bla bla bla. Let's put it this way instead: if you're interested in seeing the work of one of the most influential and talented illustrators around, go to davidfoldvari.co.uk. The illustrations will speak for themselves.
For our subscribers, it's an opportunity to share something interesting about the world, about them, and start a dialogue with a complete stranger.
For us, it's a way to use fashion and art to spread the word about things that are important to us and the world by using one of the best pop culture mediums ever invented - the graphic design t-shirt. Of course, we couldn't do this without the help of our subscribers that currently span over 50 countries.
Every time they wear an issue of T-post means another interpretation of the original story. It becomes their own depending on how they choose to talk about it. And information spreads like a game of Chinese whispers. Or something like that.
The idea was born back in 2004 as a fun project amongst friends. We started out by making the first issue in just 5 copies. But the word began to spread and the rest, as they say, is history. A subscription costs 26 EUR per T-shirt, and can be delivered anywhere in the world. All shipping costs are included in that price. For more information please visit T-post.se or/and contact us at peter(at)t-post.se.
To sign up for a subscription to the world’s first wearable, graphic design t-shirt news publication, please visit the website at http://www.t-post.se