Artists are notable for being an unapproachable bunch, as anyone surprising Bob Ross in a strip club quickly found out (dude did NOT like to be distracted from happy bushes). For arty gear that's fresh and approachable, check Regan Smith Clarke.
Just launched this month by a local artist/musician with a "passion for vintage posters, signs and advertisements", RSC's first line of tees offer accessible graphics with a kitsch/cartoonish flair, as well as custom oversized hang tags that tell the shirt's story, because if the shirt tells it, you'll be there for, like, EVER. Tees include Use Your Mind, a pachyderm-inspired white short-sleeve with a blue/orange logo depicting a tusked/ sunglasses-clad elephant under a theater marquee that reads "Regan Smith Clarke"; and a geometric design showcasing a subway car and elements of the city etched in a classic 20s/30s architectural style rarely found in New England called Art Deco Boston, which is aesthetically superior to Art Deca Boston mostly due to its lack of back-ne. RSC's also got colorful 12x18-inch posters on 100lb silk cove like Bodega, a striking red/blue/black arrow-heavy illustration playing off 50s/60s advertisements and sporting the words "Legit" and "Since 1984"; and an ornately detailed black/blue/white Russian nesting doll w/ a winged haircut and a Skeletor-esque cartoon face -- smart move, since Trap-Jaw hates when other people bite his steez.
While they'll be rolling out more designs down the road, you can also snag custom die-cut stickers and a 4-pack of vintage-y buttons for your backpack that sport "just how you feel" expressions like "Fresh!", "Oh Damn", and "Always Real", also Bob Ross' preference for the type of girls that'll make his tree happy.