By Hannah Johnson
We’ve uploaded some cool, new designs to our t-shirt store over the last few days, all bookish and a little geeky.
Today’s article inspired our latest design, the Back to Analog t-shirt. The article is about Nathan Dunn’s new company called Underwood, which produces vinyl recordings of short stories. With the help contemporary writers’ stories and cool album cover designs, Underwood has been a surprise hipster hit in the UK.
Our second article-inspired design, Thumb Tribe, comes from a story about the launch of Figment, an online writing platform for teens. In it, founder Jacob Lewis talks about Japanese cell phone novels and mobile writing communities for teens:
In Japan, the Internet and its communities have long existed on mobile phones. An entire generation has grown up using cell phones to communicate, shop, watch television and movies, read books, and create content in ways that Americans have only begun to explore. Japanese teens type so much on their phones that they are called oyayubizoku, “the thumb tribe.”