Design by Litographs
Every Litographs t-shirt is created entirely from the text of a classic book.
Our shirts are printed all-over, which means that the design - the text from each book - covers every inch. The text is completely legible. We print locally, in Cambridge, MA.
The average Litographs t-shirt contains approximately 40,000 words (about the length of a short novel).
Litographs t-shirts are printed using a process called dye sublimation. Of all the printing methods we've tested, dye sublimation stands out for its resolution, comfort, and durability.
Our shirts are made using white, Vapor brand T-Shirts produced specifically for dye sublimation. Vapor tees are made with high-quality, 100% spun polyester to deliver the look and feel of cotton with the benefits of polyester, like superior sweat wicking. Dye sublimation printing produces vibrant, super-soft, permanent prints that are guaranteed to never crack, peel or flake.
Expect to see a small number of white creases under the arms. These are a standard feature of dye-sublimated t-shirts.
First, the design is printed onto heat-resistant paper. The paper is then arranged on a blank t-shirt and fed into a large heat press. As the press heats up to 350 degrees, the pigments vaporize and quickly bond with the t-shirt fibers.
The key feature of dye sublimated clothing is that the design is not printed on top of the garment. Rather, the design is permanently dyed into the threads of the shirt itself, ensuring that it will never fade.
Cause it's awesome! I love the idea of minimalist design + book excerpt. I always talk about it! ^.^
I got three shirts and they were so cool! Every time I wear them, I get complimented all the time. Everything on this site is amazing and super cool!
They are definitely a very personal and unique gift. I love how it shows the book. I wish I could make up my mind and pick my favorite.
I bought my husband the sherlock shirt for Xmas, the first time he wore it, 2 people stopped him and asked about it.
Great service, awesome product. Great Christmas gift for my Lit-professor mom. Probably best present I've ever gotten her :)
I belong to three book clubs and I plan to wear my T-shirt to all three groups and to tell the other members about Litographs and my new shirt. They will appreciate the shirt and I bet you will get orders from some of the members.
I like the creativity behind and the design of the shirt. A very appealing item and will check into your site often to see what's on offer.
The shirts are really cool and the customer service was so personal and thorough. And Iove the charity aspect!
The product was fantastic and high-quality and arrived much quicker than anticipated.
Love it! Love it! Love it! Well made, beautifully designed.
They are a nice, unique product. The only reason it wasn't a 10 is because it takes so long to make; if someone needs something for a birthday in 2 weeks, for example, I wouldn't be able to recommend this for that occasion.
So my shirt took a little long but it was completely worth it!!!! It's beautiful and so unique. I will be buying many more awesome things, next up a print! Can't wait!!! So in love with what you guys do. Really special. Thank you so much. And having each purchase donate a book is a seriously cool added bonus! Xoxoxox
Amazing work. Detail was beyond what I could have imagine.
The designs are all so pretty, and the shirt I bought my sister is very comfortable. Plus, it's just a cool idea.
I've worked at an independent bookstore and am now employed at a library. I've shown your site to all my co-workers and many customers/patrons. As readers, we ALL love the unique format and great graphics. Thank you!
I have received 2 items from Litographs and they are both top quality and the delivery time was prompt and accurate. It is also a fresh new look in fashion, stimulating conversation and promoting literature.
My daughter LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the shirt and I thought it was very impressive too. Nice fabric and great printing job.
The site was easy to follow and your updates honest and reliable. The product was of quality and just as expected from your description on line. would recomend highly to all, Regards. from 70 year "olde" Grandma
I bought a t-shirt for my son. He loves Charles Darwin, soft t-shirts, and is a voracious reader. We both liked the variety of options, in subject matter and mediums. I have already mentioned Litographs to a number of people. My son especially enjoyed his t-shirt for Darwin Day.
The shirt is made of a very comfortable fabric, the product is well-made, and the idea is really awesome!
Th idea of printing an image made up of passages from classic literature is really awesome! I gave the Moby Dick shirts as a gift, and it was so perfect for them!
I got the Emma print on a lady's tee for my lil' sis' and she gets asked about it all the time; it's probably the only interesting/fashionable clothing item I've ever bought and for pretty cheap!
Shirts looks great and feel better. Whole concept is cool. Steady gettin compliments on my shirts
I'm so likely to recommend Litographs to a friend, I already have. There's something for everyone and it makes such a unique and memorable gift.
I love this t-shirt! I tell everyone about it and send your link to at least 5 people a week. I love your company, and can't wait to purchase other items!
My daughters are thrilled with their shirts. They are well made and the printing is amazing. We have told everyone where to get one and because they are unusual the girls are always getting comments. They make a great gift idea and we will purchase more. It's also fabulous that you post to Australia.thank you Litographs.
The products are good quality, nicely colored, and wonderfully nerdy. Everyone I've shown them off to has been very complimentary and envious.
Because they're just awesome! You've got the Wow, the Epic and the WTF factor. Great quality too - doesn't wash off or fade after washing :)
The shirt is made of quality material and looks great. The type is legible and the figures on the shirt are well defined. Shipping was fast and the processing period was not as long as I expected. I plan to order another soon!
This is my absolutely favorite shirt, I wear it all the time and always get comments and compliments. People think it's great and fascinating, and I love being able to take my favorite stories with me wherever I go! This shirt I comfortable and looks great, it's one of the best purchases I ever made!
My daughter was blown away by the Pride and Prejudice t-shirt! Only one issue: the sizing is a bit off. They seem to run small; however they are beautifully designed, and this is a genius idea that you've come up with. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful 2014!
I love how this is handmade! I've already told a bunch of friends about litographs. I love the one of a kind shirt I purchased.
I already have recommended y'all to quite a few friends. You should probably just send me another shirt and bag, and I'll be your walking advertisement.
Very happy with the product. The only thing keeping it from a 10 was the shipping being a little on the slow side.
My shirt has a few wrinkles in it where the print is gapped and there are white spaces. Other than that I love it.
I had to pay 12.20 English tax (VAT) before our post office would deliver this product, which made it quite expensive. it also extended the delivery time to over 5 weeks and was inconvenient - the T shirt 'disappeared' and I spent ages tracking it down. Unlucky I think and not really your fault, but it will make me think twice before ordering from the States. Your people were lovely -quick to respond and polite.
I love my Alice in Wonderland Litograph T-shirt. They are so unique and since Alice in Wonderland is my all-time favorite story, I was excited to be able to wear it around town. I can't wait until I can get another one! I'm thinking about doing Hamlet. What a cool idea these are!
The Last Unicorn t-shirt is just stunning. So much so that I don't think I'll want to wear it. It's just a very cool concept and well done.
LOVE THEM! Already sent links to friends!
I chose 10 because the shirts I ordered are AMAZING! I plan to purchase more items from Litographs because they are such a unique gift for book lovers without being silly or overdone. It's fresh and unique. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
I found the shirt I bought as a gift not only finely crafted, but a wonderful concept!!! It is a wonderful idea to put the Classics onto popular items such as t-shirts, handbags, and posters! The only suggestions I could make to make an outstanding product unbelievable are to add even MORE classics into the repertoire! Say Thomas Aquinas, Voltaire, Boccaccio, and Locke! Maybe the Constitution or Magna Carta! And I found it inspirational that you promote literacy and inexpensive books as a charity from your sources, and that the products are crafted in the birthplace of the patriotic independent spirit. And I found it inspirational that you promote literacy and inexpensive books as a charity from your sources, and that the products are crafted in the birthplace of the patriotic independent spirit. Thank you!
Really distinctive and lovely posters. They look even better in real life than they do on the website.
The products that I ordered were utterly delightful - my wife, a high school English teacher, was very happy to receive such unique products.
We love classics and this is a great way to encourage others to read them, too. Plus, your shirts are so creative!!
I bought shirts as gifts for daughter and 3 granddaughter who are all avid readers. It was just the perfect gift for them. All loved them. Smart savvy gift!
I love the design and the craftsmanship. It fits great on my body. I'm very satisfied.
Had so many compliments today
BECAUSE THEY'RE FRICKIN BRILL
My daughter loved the shirt that was ordered for her and it arrived promptly. Nice product, nice quality. A tad expensive for a T-shirt, but one of a kind (at least amongst her peers).
Ships in 1-2 weeks.
Our t-shirts are pressed by hand. Please see below for details about what to expect.
International orders: We are not responsible for any additional taxes and/or duties accumulated during the shipping process.