New T-Shirt Designs in the PP Store

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

back to analog tshirt

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.”

About the Author

Hannah Johnson

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Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.