Popular throughout the 50s and 60s, the T-shirts took on a fresh new attitude thanks to graphics in the 70s. This earth-shattering approach would prove to be the foundation for tees as we know them. With a new wave of artists and ideas, it’s hard to imagine the fashion landscape without these pieces today. From major brands working with artistic minds to streetwear with inspirational meanings, artistic graphic tees aren’t going anywhere.
Art is subjective. Each person interprets what they see based on their memories and experiences, and that’s what makes it unique. Instead of hanging on a wall, or centred in a room like a sculpture, artistic clothing redefines culture as a walking statement. Each one of our designers is an artist first, combining their knowledge and skills into items that reflect a high sense of being. Thoughtful phrases, spirited prints, and muted tones bring it all into focus. Connoisseurs and critics alike will find what they're looking for at Coney Island Picnic.
As we learn and grow together to understand where our clothes come from, and the impact that has on the bigger picture, CIP is focusing on how to do better. Our organic cotton artistic T-shirts are about more than just the message on the back. They’re about the work that goes into the piece as a whole. As we discover more about sustainable practices, we also develop our own ways of looking after planet earth. Limited runs of our designs mean we don’t overproduce or take more than what is needed. Exclusive? For sure. Good for the environment? Definitely.
At CIP, we envision our pieces in your closet as standout and staple items. We make completing an all-out graphics look easy with muted colors and tones, and designs that can be mixed and matched. Pick out your fav artist graphic tee and pair it with some of our streetwear shorts. Choose from three different kinds of materials: mesh, nylon, or an 80/20 cotton polyester blend we use for our sweat shorts. Considering a hat to finish off your disruptive, graphics-led fit? Say less. Our hats and beanies are printed and sewn with ideas and designs that let everyone know your thoughts on head-to-toe streetwear. Make sure you pair your shirt with an equally artsy hoodie
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