Friday, March 26, 2010

Taiwan T-Shirts

When I visited Taichung's Night Market last year, I was practically in tears after reading the copy on many of the t-shirts that were for sale. Partly because of the friend I was with, partly because of being slap-happy, but mainly because of the nonsensical gibberish that had been screened. Or maybe it was the Taiwan Beer.

During my weekend journey around Taipei I came across a few gems on shirts and other apparel. I've said it before, but it bears repeating. Their English is far better than my Chinese will ever be. I also wonder how many Westerners are walking around with Chinese character tattoos that say "screwdriver" or "jellyfish" instead of the intended "peace" or "inner strength".

About half of these were found at street vendors, the other half at the New York, New York department store, located across the street from Taipei 101.
VINTAGE SERIES
CHICAGO BICYCLE
THE NEW BIKE PROGRAMING IS SO HOT!
MEANODO
MEANDO OF STUSST
WICHITA
KANSAS
MY REGION
It ncocn disappear
Proan the mounty

Riding with me.
let's get fun
(I bought this one for Allie)

I'M ACTIVE
together now
AND I WANT TO
SHIFT EVEN WHERE
CONFUSION
will be my epitaph
"MAKE YOUR WAY
WITH WILL"
It does without
stopping it.

1967
OLD TIME OF MANA
WHISKEY
A GREAT DEAL OF WHISKEY
IS MADE IN SCOTLAND
Lonlie Homme 79291
SIMPLE NATURE
A Free Heart Forever
NOW YOU CAN BUY DR PEPPER
Arts Culture Design Vogue To Design Is To Make
People Happy Lets Just Keep Evert Hin Gsimple And Near
Tirelessly Just Keep On Creating
cauliflower or radish
to classify indeerminate
(I bought this one for Celeste, I hope she likes it)

TAILIIDEAERPAC
througnany
organoleptic
examination
Much Better
ABSOLUTELY
I MEED REAL FORUTUNE JUSTLME JUSTLME GOO
KEEP GOING...GOING
GET
American Fabulous
FEEL SO GOOD MUCH RETTER TN... (oops, cut off)
The Road
South East D.
USA
LOSANGELES MARCH 15 th
PANSION
The Road of City
when i ride it get refreshed
It's all right! I'm expert at driving
so we are gonna be safe!
the road of city was full of tons of motorcycles
i like motocycling
without addiction PARTY SERIES
ALL YOU NEED IS MUSIC
MAKE SOME NOISE! PARTY PEOPLE!

PUT YOUR HEADS UP!
Look at all those
fancy clothes,
But these could
keep us warm
just like those
And what about
your soul?
is it cold?
Is is straight from
the mold, and
ready to be sold?
HANG TEN 1960


Right on!

1 comment:

Torreyho said...

Manager style! I want it, you need to pick one up next time you are there. Please!