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Nirvana were an american rock band founded by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic. Short-lived but hugely popular, their music continues to influence modern rock and roll culture long after Cobain's death in 1994. You can’t head to a venue and see them live any more, but you can immortalise them forever on your clothing - so that this exceptional band will never be forgotten.
Smiley face logo t-shirt
The cult shirt of the cult band: Nirvana were pioneers in Grunge music, which is one of the many reasons they became one of the most influential bands of the nineties.The origin of the Nirvana “Smiley Face” is unknown, but most sources agree it was drawn by Kurt Cobain. The round (ish) face with it’s crossed-out eyes and drooling mouth first appeared on a flyer advertising the release of the ‘Nevermind’ album in September 1991 - and also on the “Corporate Rock Whores” Tee Shirt at around the same time.
There are lots of theories about what the logo means, which cover everything from substance misuse to the 'lusty lady' strip club in Seattle. Some protagonists have also speculated that it’s possible that it was just a doodle and meant nothing at all... but only Kurt himself would have known.
With the logo having such a strong association with the band, as you would expect at EMP we have a selection of T-shirts displaying this iconic print in various colours and fits. You will (of course), also find a ‘flower sniffin, kitty pettin, baby kissin, corporate rock whores’ T-shirt in the online shop.
Nirvana ‘In Utero’ t-shirt
‘In Utero’ was the last album made by Nirvana in the 90s. And just like the original album cover, a glass woman with angel wings also features on our ‘Nirvana In Utero’ t-shirt. This mottled blue shirt, which comes in sizes up to XXL, is also exclusive to EMP.
Nirvana band poster t-shirt
Did the cult band Nirvana shape your youth? Then the red ‘Band Poster’ t-shirt can serve as a reminder every time you wear it. The front of the shirt features the characteristic (and unmistakable) Nirvana motif and lettering, and with a black print on a red shirt the design really stands out!
Nirvana ladies t-shirts
The Nirvana discography isn’t the longest that you will ever read - "Bleach", "Nevermind" and "In Utero". That said the band was around when cassettes were still a big thing. To pay homage to both Nirvana and the historical cassette medium, at EMP we've got a ladies 'As You Are' Cassette T-shirt available. Printed on black fabric the song "Come As You Are" is depicted on a cool cassette graphic - The classic Nirvana logo completes the look.
Nirvana mens ‘Vestibule Circle’ t-shirt
A band who quickly became the symbol of a generation just as quickly disappeared. But the gods of grunge live on in our minds - and on our T-shirts. The stylish but comfortable grey ‘Nirvana Vestibule Circle’ t-shirt is a great way to keep the memory of the legends of grunge going.
Nirvana ‘Faded Face’ t-shirt
What a guy, what a musician...Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana were so influential on the scene in the 90's. It’s too bad that he was taken from us so young, however his music lives on. The black "Faded Faces" top features a band photo that will serve as a reminder of the pioneers of the grunge genre - and of course, it wouldn't be complete without the classic Nirvana lettering. R.I.P. Kurt Cobain!
Nirvana Tops that won’t smell like teen spirit.
You can’t wear Nirvana T-shirts to Nirvana gigs any more, but you can wear them pretty much everywhere else. They seem to be especially poignant at festivals so you will be please to know that regardless of fit or finish all the Nirvana T-shirts in the EMP online shop have one thing in common. You can just throw them in the wash, and the high quality material, prints and manufacturing processes will ensure your T-shirt remains as epic as the band.