15 of the Most Iconic T-Shirts


T-shirts. Everybody owns them. T-shirts are so popular there are tons of iconic ones you can recognize at a glance. Let me refresh your pop culture memory of the most iconic t-shirts of all time.


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I <3 NY

Milton Glaser scribbled this design on a napkin. Before long, it was everywhere. Who doesn’t love the Big Apple?


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VOTE FOR PEDRO

Thanks to Napoleon Dynamite, we’re all voting for Pedro. In this political climate, he’s coming across surprisingly well.


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COLLEGE

Bluto had it emblazoned on a sweatshirt, but this simple Animal House graphic works on t-shirts too. Belushi forever!


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ROLLING STONES’ “LICK”

Sticky fingers icon or just a playful tongue, this t-shirt took off after The Rolling Stones famous release. It’s now one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous symbols.


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SUPERMAN

The perfect superhero everyone aspires to be. No surprise he ended up with his own t-shirt. Over 50 years later and we’re still wearing it by the 100s.


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BATMAN

Might not be the perfect superhero his predecessor is, but he’s the hero Gotham deserves. I don’t see this black classic going into the vault anytime soon.


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HARD ROCK CAFÉ

The café where you can dine surrounded by music memorabilia has become a staple of both the restaurant and music industries. Rock on, dude!


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TUXEDO T-SHIRT

Mixing in the high class with the bum look for an alternative ‘80s throwback. This is the ultimate lazy prom outfit.


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D.A.R.E

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program began in 1983 and it’s been a hit logo ever since. Just Say No! Thanks, Nancy Reagan. Maybe the killing suggestion is a little extreme though…


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CHE GUEVARA

A Marxist hero turned commercial fashion statement! It’s ironic and eerie all at once. Wear it with cargo pants and you’ll be very suspicious.


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JUST DO IT – NIKE

Here’s a little not-so-fun fact for you. The genius Dan Wieden credits this slogan to the final words of a convict on Death Row.


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GHOSTBUSTERS

Nearly ever blockbuster from the 80s produced iconic t-shirts, but Ghostbusters especially dominated the clothing racks. Reminding everyone who to call since 1984, the frightened little ghost trapped in a red circle is a classic. Bring it on, you spirits of New York!


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…AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY T-SHIRT

I bought one of these for my brother when I came back from a class trip to Florida. Once, it was the most acceptable sassy gift that no one ever wore. Nice one.


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THE TIE DYE TEE

It was cool in the 60s when tie-dye was new and original. Once Rit Dye started producing the look by the thousands, it was just another shirt with too many colors.


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I’M WITH STUPID

Iconic t-shirts can inspire a few juvenile laughs, too. Don this shirt and every situation has the potential to be a comic scene. It just grows old in less than a minute, unless you’re drunk…


 


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