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Summer Reading - Torso

Thursday, 17 June 2010


'Torso' sounds like a nice piece of design reading this summer. Published by Gestalten in August, this book examines the only permanently cool piece of clothing you will ever wear - the T-shirt.

Since the middle decades of the 20th century, the T-shirt has effortlessly provided contemporary visual coding for political, social and cultural trends, and has reflected changing styles in graphic design, illustration and fashion.

Compiled by Formatmag.com founder and editor-in-chief Daniel Eckler, the book is described as the 'definitive guide to today’s T-shirt culture'.

Title: Torso - T-Shirt Culture Exposed
Publisher: Gestalten
Price: € 35 / $ 55 / £ 32
Format: 24 × 28 cm
Features: 224 pages, full color, flexocover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-309-3