China, fashion, Lewis Carroll, Shanghai, slogans, Stanley Unwin, teeshirts
Six themed shots from the archives at www.timbirdphotography.com.
Somewhere in China I think there must be a studio where a team of copywriters with negligible English language skills turns out cute and meaningless slogans for teeshirts which are then sold all over the world, even in countries where they know the text doesn’t make sense. On a visit to Shanghai I approached a lot of the kids who sport this trendy gear and asked if I could shoot their shirts. They were only too keen to oblige. Here is some surreal nonsense teeshirt poetry, perhaps unknowingly in the tradition of Lewis Carroll and the wonderful Stanley Unwin, to start your week:
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