On This Day In History Joseph Stalin Died & related T-Shirts

For March 5th, at Tcritic we recall a controversial historical icon in life and death – Joseph Stalin, who died on March 5, 1953. Makes sense that someone as notorious as Stalin would spawn an explosion of t-shirts bearing his image. Interesting to see how a cultural revolution turned into a fashion icon – imagine wearing a t-shirt in the 1960s bearing communist propaganda!

Before we get to the oldies (and goodies), a more recent addition to my collection of communist themed shirts is from Headline Shirts, I Hammer/Sickle the 80s.

I’d rate the next 3 t-shirts my favourite communist t-shirts ever, in order of amazingness. Because of the magnitude of amazingness, i have already blogged about them – consider this a tribute post.

1.) RTMF Mao – wrote about this in 2006 but they are publicizing a reprint soon
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2.) The Real Chairman Meaow
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3.) The Communist Party
(This one is Threadless’ best selling design. Check it out, if you haven’t already seen it).
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The Communist Party By Tom Burns

Any great t-shirts? Please submit your own!

9 Responses to “On This Day In History Joseph Stalin Died & related T-Shirts”

  1. The Mad Finn says:

    tsk tsk tsk Karl

    How could you not mention the most excellent CCCP Shirts site: http://www.cccp-shirts.com/

    They even have a section for CCCP leaders, with a few rather excellent Stalin shirts.

  2. karllong says:

    LOL, good call :)

  3. Michael, Washington, DC says:

    Nothing like a little glorification for guys who killed over 100 million people! Funny stuff, dudes!

  4. Did he really kill over 100 million people? WOW.

  5. pamela says:

    I have to aree with Michael – I am just not even slightly amused by the deaths of at least 20 million people in Russia directly attributed to Stalin! Would you fins a Hitler tee shirt funny or cool? What's the difference?

  6. Love the Communist Party t-shirt by Tom Burns. I would never ever wear it, but I just love the illustration and the idea.

  7. Juna D says:

    I love the Communist Party t-shirt by Tom Burns too. What a great idea. One of Threadless's classics for sure.

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