One of the things that I can’t stand about Israel is—the fact that I’ve never actually been to a T-market yet!!!
What’s a T-market you ask? Well, isn’t it obvious? It’s an Israeli t-shirt mecca that travels around the country (Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jeruslaem, Rehovot, Beersheva) selling limited editions of unique t-shirts are sold.
There are also tons of neon dip-dyed shirts, cartoonish prints, and logos galore with lots of cultural Israeli idioms, Israeli food references (hummus of course!), 80s flashback designs (which means John Cusack and neon) and as the blogger from Israelity points out, everything from the Muppets to Pac-Man.
Oh and fairly inexpensive prices, too. Sounds just about right for the student-oriented crowd and for me—I’m on a budget!
The last T: Market was just this past Friday and Saturday at Jerusalem’s HaMaabada space bringing in a youthful crowd and yes, mixed drinks and beer at 11am!
I’m waiting with bated breath for the next T: Market in Tel Aviv! I shouldn’t have missed the last one. For now, I’ll just have to check out the website and pick my favorites. Or perhaps travel to Beersheva. Travel to Beersheva?? Yup, the next t-shirt market is on May 20 and 21st in Beersheva Argh!
Picking my favorites it is! With more then 70 designers on the official site, this is going to be a tough one!
There’s something about these prints by graphic designer Ran Yatlan that are so mysterious, so interesting, so–strange! I love the fact that it’s merely a pencil sketch on a t-shirt, but it t-shirt tells a (particularly graphic story.) I’m not one for gore, but if I had to choose I’d go for the holding the headless bear and wielding a bloody knife. Nothing says loss of innocence like murder on a t-shirt.
Cartoon characters abound on Forte‘s t-shirts.
Try a Smurf or sunglasses one on for size.
I love Black Market’s signature print of a man with headphones an an Afro on a tee.
Totally cool, man.
I’m a fan of Sister M‘s dip dyed streetwear flounce.
Dirty P-nut’s retro man with the shades tee is way cool and reminds me of those $10 custom Charles in Charge shirts that they sell on random nostalgic tv t-shirt sites.
Fine Design, indeed! Love the detail of these Alice in Wonderland illustrations.
Nothing like a fashion icon on a t-shirt.
They sell shoes and sunglasses and bags, too?! Oh my!
Hoki (Japanese for street broom) by Israeli designer Shlomi Slavin provide some nice ones in neon like these plastic gladiator sandals. (They’ll go great with my clear jelly ones from Anat Mikulinsky!) Hmm I’ll have to get those floral patterned leggings too…