Graphic Print T-Shirt was first popular in
1939’s The Wizard of Oz may mark the graphic t-shirt’s first on-screen appearance. The workers tasked with re-stuffing the scarecrow wear green t-shirts emblazoned with the word “Oz”. A few years later, the first picture of a graphic tee appeared on the cover of the popular Life magazine. By the end of 1951, teens had made the t-shirt into a $180 million dollar business. Tropix Togs grabbed the exclusive rights from The Walt Disney Company to print Mickey Mouse and his pals on t-shirts, ushering in the era of the printed t-shirt.