Out of Print Clothing celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Their t- shirts feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.
They work closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in their collections. Each shirt is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book. Out of Print sees book cover art as a natural bridge between readers and authors’ ideas and their tees as ultimate conversation starters.
Founders Jeffrey LeBlanc and Todd Lawton have been pals since the 2nd grade in Oregon. In addition to spreading the joy of reading through their tees, they acknowledge that many parts of the world don’t have access to books at all. They are working to change that. For each shirt they sell, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa. Just this month, Out of Print sent a forty foot container of textbooks and library books to Tanzania. Hence the moto, “Books on Shirts. Shirts on a Mission.”