Archive for the ‘T-Shirt Cult’ Category

Artist ‘From Roses’ Creates Skeletons From Her Namesake

Monday, April 14th, 2014


With flowers blooming in full force, we’re excited to release a graphic tee based on some flower artwork we’ve been into lately by New York based illustrator, graphic designer, and artist Jenna DeRosa, aka ‘From Roses’. A frequent collaborator with BKI, Jenna has worked with a number of music and fashion labels, and most recently has created artwork for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.


“I work under the name ‘From Roses’ which is a loose translation of my last name. I started working on this flower art project in my free time recently – pressing, drying, then dying the flowers which help with color preservation over time. It’s actually pretty time consuming and requires a lot of patience, but for me, it’s a great reminder of nature, mortality, and the cycle of life.” For more of Jenna’s work visit her site or her shop.

Shop Pressed Flower Skull graphic tee.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Benedict and his Brooklyn Bridge T-Shirt. Available online here.

A Dose of Vitamin Steve: A Brooklyn Original

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013


A few months ago, we started noticing a particular T-shirt blog that consistently highlighted our graphic T-shirts among many other designs. Naturally we had to meet Steve Flack, the man behind the chest – video editor, T-shirt enthusiast, comic book expert, and wrestling aficionado, and an actual lifelong resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. To this day, relics and original photos of his family’s history in Brooklyn are mingled with his own abundant comic memorabilia and classic movie posters, making for an endearing snapshot of a Brooklyn native.

Steve Shirt, his T-shirt blog was started because in his own words, “I had so many graphic tees and didn’t want to repeat wearing them too often.” He started documenting his day-to-day wardrobe, and it spiraled into a blog all it’s own. The blog’s tagline is “a daily look at my chest,” and he takes all his pictures at the same angle; and almost always in the same spot in his house, where behind him are his shelves chock full of comics and graphic novels.


Once you walk into his apartment, there are framed original pages from the Scott Pilgrim series, Spider Man, and even the original 1984 Masters of the Universe character poster which survived his childhood. Get him talking enough about it, and he might even take you to the White Castle down the road!

Check out Steve Shirt at
For more Brooklyn Industries graphics, visit The T-Shop.

Tee Tuesdays: Class Actress – Love Me Like You Used To

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013


On heavy rotation last year in the studio was Brooklyn’s Class Actress’ release Rapprocher, so we were thrilled at the chance of co-designing a graphic T-shirt with lead singer Elizabeth Harper. We loved the synth-pop beats, with the sexy and sometimes bittersweet lyrics, so we came up with a synth-inspired, hand-lettered design on a burnout boyfriend body based on her song, Love Me Like You Used To.



Friday, August 19th, 2011

This week we’ve been honoring the winners of Brooklyn Industries’ 1st Annual Nationwide T-Shirt Design Contest. Check out the winning t-shirt designs, and learn about the winners’ inspirations below.


Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Next Tuesday, August 16, Brooklyn Industries will celebrate the winners of BKI’s 2011 T-Shirt Design Contest at the T-Shirt Design Winners’ Event at BKI SoHo. The designs submitted this year were of the highest design caliber, so much so that three honorable mention winners were selected in addition to the grand prize winner. This is more winning designs than ever selected before. New to the winners’ pool this year is also the BKI Kids T-Shirt Design Contest winner, which was selected out of designs drawn by children who attended Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue Street Fair earlier this year.  Stay tuned for the final reveal of all winning designs in the coming days, but in the meantime mark your calendar for August 16, and stop on by. Drinks provided by Brooklyn Gin and Brooklyn Brewery. Beats provided by DJ Gatsby.


Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Here are some of Brooklyn Industries‘ favorite t-shirt picks for August.


Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

We doubled up our T-Shirt Cult picks this month since double the amount of new graphics have hit our store shelves in June. Which one is your favorite?


Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Here are Brooklyn Industries’ graphic t-shirt picks for June! Which one’s your favorite?


Friday, June 3rd, 2011

In celebration of June as Pride Month, Brooklyn Industries has released its Pride 2011 limited edition t-shirts.

Ten percent of net proceeds from NYC sales of these colorful tees will be donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York City. The Ali Forney Center, started in June 2002, is the nation’s most comprehensive and largest safe shelter for homeless LGBT youth. The center provides short- and long-term housing, free medical care, HIV testing, mental health services, food, computer access and job training/placement at its drop-in centers in Chelsea and Brooklyn. Show your support and make sure to pick up a tee at any of our Manhattan or Brooklyn store locations.

Or, if you are in Philadelphia, stop by our Walnut Street store to get your tee with ten percent of net proceeds going to Equality Pennsylvania. Equality PA is to be the preeminent LGBT advocacy organization for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and work collaboratively to establish a comprehensive network of individuals and organizations united in security equal rights for the LGBT community.

Show your pride!