From its origins in Staten Island, New York in 2012, The Great T Shirt Store immediately set itself apart by combining the love Cult genres with dark and elemental design. Today, the brand has become synonymous with screen-printing that melds classic style with a mysterious dark aesthetic.
Inspired by a desire to create a unique man –made product, The Great T Shirt Store prides itself in the time-honored techniques of screen –printing by hand. The importance of quality, expert craftsmanship and customer experience resonated deeply, informing the brand’s core philosophy.
With a dark sensibility, elemental designs and inherent integrity, The Great T Shirt Store redefines dark style.
Founded by Joe D’Angelo and Mikhael Antone- D’Angelo, The Great T Shirt Store is a Staten Island based online retail store.
Joe and Mikhael D’Angelo combine their distinct backgrounds and experiences to form a trademark style and experience. Joe D’Angelo uses his roots as a first generation Sicilian –American, experience as a melodic metal musician, and skill as a master screen-printer. Mikhael Antone – D’Angelo brings her fine arts and philosophy education, roots in Rhode Island Theater and experience in NYC film/TV production. Together they formed a marriage of masterful craft and company philosophy.
The Great T Shirt Store strives to provide timeless and elemental design in a world full of marketing and branding. The Great T Shirt Store wants to give people who are tired of being “branded” and minimalized by a brand conscious culture designs inspired by the dark and macabre films that speak to our mysterious side, subversive pop culture, surrealist folklore and myth and symbolism.
The Great T Shirt Store has an intentional philosophy and hand prints each shirt with the highest quality inks and on the highest quality shirts. Customers remember the receiving their product in black envelope hand wrapped and sealed.
With the customer in mind The Great T Shirt continues to distinguish itself as a human made brand.