Best Local T-Shirt Makers

The Girl and Rhino

Subtle but clever and wry humor rule Adam Boroian’s T-shirt line, the
Girl and Rhino. The image that launched the collection is a crane at
the Port of Oakland dreaming about life as a Star Wars AT-AT Walker,
but bird humor, politics, knock-knock jokes, and whatever else (bikes
and pipes, for instance) make their way into the Girl and Rhino
designs. Pigeons puzzle over life as flying rats, blackbirds
contemplate Hitchcock screen tests, and Polly the parrot wants the f*@#
out of the cage. Meanwhile, T-shirt fans can get on the presidential
bandwagon with an Obama PILF proclamation. The name for the line comes
from a poignant, hopeful tale that Boroian, who credits B. Kliban,
James Thurber, and Edward Gorey as major influences, wrote about a sad
little girl who was without friends until she meets in her attic a
rhino that lives off the crumbs of her cookies and cakes and makes her
laugh. You can find his T-shirts, hoodies, onesies, and infant tees
online and at local farmers’ markets, so keep an eye out.


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