Uncle Fritz Screenprinted t-shirts from Australia
There are a lot of t-shirt lines out there, and I mean A LOT. But it is very rarely that I come across one that intrigues me like Uncle Fritz does. If you look at the designs you will immediately understand that it’s not easy to come up with a description, let alone guess the idea behind them. Not formulaic at all and the site description for each t-shirt won’t help clear things up for, I tell you.
But these designs are the kind that stick with you, I’m a bit obsessed with the idea behind them so I explored the about section and got a really touching story. You know you want to believe that!
Uncle Fritz is everyone’s old, disposable uncle, full of bitterness after his nephew puts him in a home. Each design is a fragment of his (bizarre) life spent after this moment. Or maybe just the perspective is a bizarre one but, either way, it will keep you guessing and wondering and looking at the designs closer and closer. His life seems awfully real, the story seems familiar, the interpretation is for you to judge. Is it just a figment of imagination? Could be. But let’s play along and walk in the shoes of this hipster-hating old man that will also give you some life advice, should you need it.
It’s fun, it’s entertaining and that’s what art is in its many forms: narrative, concept and design. At least in this case.
On a more real note, all t-shirts are screenprinted in Sydney, Australia, and that is clearly reflected in the price but there is FREE SHIPPING worldwide, so calm your tits. The designs are available on totes and baby onesies, as well.
Here are the wonders of Uncle Fritz: