DC Comics announced earlier this week it has teamed up with street wear designer Marc Ecko to launch a new line of limited edition Batman T-Shirts though Marc’s Ecko Unltd brand. Featuring DC Comics’ iconic Batman imagery, the t-shirt line incorporates Ecko’s signature design techniques including gel printing, carbon coating and 3D texturing. I really tried to get into Ecko’s Star Wars clothing line a few years ago but honestly, his “signature design techniques” really don’t do it for me. Sadly the same can be true for Ecko’s new Batman line. Great concept, but clearly The Blot’s not his target demographic.
The DC Comics x Ecko Unltd Batman T-Shirt Collection features designs that combine the breadth of the Batman brand with Ecko’s signature aesthetic and trendy design in t-shirt wear with bold images and bright colors. I’m sure this line will prove popular, but to me there are really only a few really cool designs in the collection. I love the retro “Wham” design featuring the old school blue and grey Batman, as well as the “City Run” design that features the outline of Gotham City in Batman’s portrait.
The Batman T-Shirt Collection from Ecko Unltd. is now available for purchase at the Ecko Unltd. online store. The Batman tees retail for a very reasonably priced $19.50-24, and come in sizes S-3XL.