Ex-Journalist Realizes That Semi-Ironic T-Shirt Market Is More Recession-Proof Than Scribing

noah | April 16, 2009 3:00 pm

Former Kerrang! writer Howard Johnson has figured out a way to make money in this current crazy word-hostile age: T-shirts! Hey, everybody needs to be clothed, right? Sadly, he doesn’t have a replica of this top at his online store SaltyRockz, but he does have lots of other options for people who like to have passerby staring at their chests. The “Home Taping Is Killing Music” shirt at left—which seems so quaint now!—is but one of the items available at Johnson’s self-funded “labour of love”:

The 5150 call-out is a nice touch, although good luck wearing this without getting into at least one heated argument.

Also available in British and French. Somehow not available in Texan.

Um, I would probably wear this. Because I’m so bad I should be in detention!

Lawsuit in 3… 2…. 1….

Johnson also has a blog; the top entry is a touching story about Warrant where Jani Lane uses the term “fuckin’ faggot.” God I hope this doesn’t mean there’s a Sebastian Bach homage lurking on his shelves.

SaltyRockz [Official site] [via Sleaze Roxx]