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Nostalgic Apparel Illustrations

The Lunchbreath 'My Life In Shirts' Infographic Conjures Memories

— March 21, 2012 — Pop Culture
As its name suggests, the ‘My Life in Shirts’ infographic tells the story of blogger and illustrator Lunchbreath’s life through clothing. The illustration is easy to relate to for anyone who identifies periods of their life with clothing they wore at the time.

‘My Life in Shirts’ is undeniably nostalgic and self-deprecating; such sentiment is not uncommon when looking back at one’s own story: crappy jobs, good jobs, nice relationships, bad relationships, nice shirts, inexcusably awful shirts, hot pants, cold pants and so forth.

Despite the idiosyncratic focus of ‘My Life in Shirts’—it tells the story of only its creator’s life—it has wide appeal. This should not be too surprising though. Eras of pop culture at large are routinely and almost inseparably associated with styles of clothing.
Trend Themes
1. Nostalgia-based Illustration - Brands can use nostalgia in their marketing to create a deeper emotional connection with customers through illustrations reminiscent of a simpler time.
2. Personalized Infographics - Ad agencies can create personalized infographics that tell the story of their clients' lives, creating a more intimate connection with the audience.
3. Fashion-based Storytelling - Fashion brands can use storytelling to create a narrative around their clothing, bringing customers deeper into their brand and values.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can create clothing that is designed to evoke nostalgia, reminding shoppers of the styles that defined previous eras.
2. Marketing and Advertising - Ad agencies can create personalized, nostalgia-based infographics or illustrations to tell the brand's story in new and engaging ways.
3. Art and Design - Designers can use their skills to create personalized infographics or illustrations that tell the story of a person or brand, creating intimate connections with their audience.
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