I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
—Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (1855)
On July 4th, 1855, Walt Whitman self-published the first edition of Leaves of Grass out of the Rome Brothers print shop on Old Fulton St in Brooklyn, revolutionizing American poetry and putting Brooklyn on the literary map.
We celebrate Whitman, our Captain, with #55 to commemorate his revolutionary book and the birth of American poetry as we know it.
Screen printed locally at Pete's Print Shop in Williamsburg, using water-based ink for a distressed look and an extra soft hand.
Black: printed on Alternative Apparel keepsake vintage jersey tees. 50% cotton / 50% polyester. Bound collar and blind stitching on sleeves and bottom hem. Tear-away tag.
Earth Coal: printed on Alternative Apparel organic cotton tees. 100% organic cotton. Blind stitching on sleeves and bottom hem.