The great often leave complicated legacies when they pass, and our most recent casualty is no different, having held a mirror up to society on issues ranging from religion to sexual liberation. That's right, T-Shirt Hell is closing.
Having spent the last eight years creating tees that would make your mother burst into tears, Hell lampooned every taboo subject imaginable, then made up taboos you didn't even know about and lampooned those too. Worn down by endless complaints/lawsuits, it's shuttering for good Feb 10; here's some issues they've addressed, and their impact (tees still available):
While everyone else worried about endangered species and global warming, this tee, featuring a seagull in a six pack's plastic rings and the phrase "Bling-Bling", dared to point out nature's greatest tragedy: city birds are total freaking posers.
TSH may support pulling out of Iraq, but they still back our boys overseas with a "Support Our Troops" tee, which sports the obvious caveat "Except Ron, That Guy's A D*ck".
Flipping the female maxim of disappointment, this simple T features the phrase "I Shaved My Balls For This?". Break out the Dazs, cause clearly romance is dead.
There's only a week left to snag some gear, and Hell's rolled out some of its greatest furor-inducing hits as a "f*** you to those who forced me to remove them", the last masterstroke of a luminary. Oh, and wait...have you heard about John Updike?