Trilobita beautifully screenprinted with light gray ink on Black American Apparel or Next Level t-shirt.
American Apparel T-shirts are made in the USA and are 100% combed cotton. Our 100% cotton Next Level shirts are ethically made in South America and are generally a wee bit softer than American Apparel but have the same style and fit. These super soft Unisex shirts follow standard Men's sizing.
$30.00 Regular Price
Triobita is the order of very successful arthropods made up by the trilobites; one of the earliest orders of arthropod and the most common in the fossil record, appearing on this planet well over 600 million years ago in Precambrian time, long before even fish swam the seas and anything crawled on land. They crawled across every corner of the ocean floors for over 350 million years, evolving in to some equally beautiful and bizarre variations, finally disappearing in the great extinction event of the Permian era, just before the dinosaurs appeared. The discovery of trilobites through out the world, has led to amazing breakthroughs in proving everything from the existence of prehistoric inland seas now long since disappeared, to continental drift, and even the evolutionary origin of species. Thomas Jefferson was an avid collector of trilobite fossils. Ancient people from Native Americans to Egyptians, wore them as amulets.
My trilobite drawing was the original illustration that kicked off Cotton Crustacean. As one of the most popular prehistoric critters outside of dinosaurs, it was the ideal choice for our first design. Trilobites are the tip of the Paleozoic iceberg. After you learn about these guys, you’ll discover all the crazy things that tried to eat them, revealing the uncanny diversity of all the other animals that swam the seas throughout hundreds of millions of years of explosive evolution.
-Aaron John Gregory, Cotton Crustacean