If you’ve seen the vintage-inspired Coloradical T-shirts with images of the Rocky Mountains, the cityscape, the state flag, and other quirky designs around town and wondered where to find one of your own, life just got easier. This week, the three-year-old, Colorado-love clothing line launches its new website, created by Legwork Studio, making it easy to get your hands on your favorite designs.
Created by 29-year-old Denver resident Adam Sikorski, Coloradical has sold hundreds of shirts for men and women since it launched in June 2010 with just one design: the state flag, with “Coloradical!” printed underneath.
Today, the one-man operation churns out about two or three new designs each month, at 150 T-shirts per batch. Once those tees—available for men and women in small to extra-large—sell out, the design typically is retired, and Sikorski moves on in search of new material. The designer’s favorite: the Teepee tee. (To see the latest Coloradical designs, check out our slide show.)
“The brand’s identity is based in fun and a love for all things Colorado,” Sikorski says.
Sikorski grew up in awe of punk rock concert tees and logos that plastered the inside of skate shops. At the University of Northern Colorado, he majored in print making and ceramics, with a focus in graphic design. After graduating in 2007, the aspiring artist began selling T-shirts under his namesake brand, Adam Sikorski. Then came Coloradical. Today he personally creates each design, which is then screen printed onto American Apparel shirts, a brand he chose for its comfort and longevity of the American-made product.
“I realized my art was going to sell a lot better on T-shirts than on paper,” Sikorski says. “They’re like a mobile canvas.”
—Image courtesy of Adam Sikorski