A Different Kind of DIY Art

A Different Kind of DIY Art

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Colleen Quinn
Feb 20, 2009

We came across this picture when browsing though one of our favorite eye-candy sites, and were immediately struck by the nostalgic feel of the art on display. Imagine our surprise when we found out exactly what we were looking at...

Framed vintage t-shirts, that's what we were looking at! Urban Outfitters is selling these t-shirt frames for $20 each, but we suspect you could get the same effect from cheaper Ribba frames at IKEA (depending on the size of the graphic on your shirts). If you are one those people who just can't let go of your old concert and other tees even though you no longer wear them, this might be the perfect solution. We love that this is an art collection that could truly track the development of your personal design aesthetic/musical taste/etc.

If you don't want to cut up your classic tees, this DIYer shows how to use inexpensive acrylic box frames to display just the graphic while hiding the rest of the shirt.

Has anyone out there attempted such a project? If so, we'd love to see some pictures uploaded to the DC Flickr group...

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