Carpenter On Set

For over 30 years, writer, director and composer John Carpenter has been doing his thing just left of Hollywood. His bona fide 80s cult classics are legion: Halloween, Escape From New York, The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China, Starman, They Live. His musical compositions for a good deal of his films have that synth-noir aesthetic which is currently being popularised by young musicians who were probably not even alive when Carpenter’s classic films premiered. So y’know, the man is generationally influential too.

If you’re a Carpenter fan (like me), you just gotta check out the following collection of t-shirts based on some of his most beloved movies.


1. 8-Bit Eyepatch – by LesSavyTrav

8-Bit Eyepatch Carpenter Tees
(via RedBubble – $24.80)

2. Abambination – by wytrab8

Abambination - John Carpenter Tee
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

3. Lo Pan’s High Cuisine – by andyhunt

Lo Pan's High Cuisine Movie Tee
(via DesignByHumans – $24.00)

4. Myers October Ale

Myers October Ale - Carpenter Movie Tee
(via FiveFingerTees – $9.99)

5. I Know I’m Human – by moseisly

I Know I'm Human - Movie Tee
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

6. Jack Burton – by crazyswingproductions

Jack Burton - Carpenter Movie Tee
(via Cafepress – $19.99)

7. They Live (1988) Movie Poster – by Desistfilm

They Live (1988) Movie Poster
(via Society6 – $22.00)

8. Antonio Bay Centenary 1880-1980 – by zombie1

Antonio Bay Centenary 1880-1980
(via RedBubble – $22.74)

9. Myers – by Colo Design

Myers - Carpenter Movie Tees
(via Society6 – $22.00)

10. Halloween II Bogeyman – by monkeybubble

Halloween II Bogeyman Tee
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

11. BOO! – by kgullholmen

BOO! Carpenter Movie Tee
(via RedBubble – $25.84)

12. Crazy Swedes – by GritFX

Crazy Swedes - John Carpenter Movie Tee
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

13. OBEY – by Mike Wrobel

OBEY - Carpenter Movie Tee
(via Society6 – $22.00)

14. Call Me Snake – by Dancing In The Graveyard

Call Me Snake - John Carpenter Movie T-Shirt
(via RedBubble – $24.80)

15. Haddonfield High Myers Jersey

Haddonfield High Myers Jersey
(via FiveFingerTees – $14.99)

16. In the Mouth of Madness – by Megan Kelly

In The Mouth Of Madness Tee
(via RedBubble – $24.80)

17. Halloween – by monkeybubble

Halloween - John Carpenter Movie Tee
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

18. John Carpenter’s Filmography in Typography – by jaqueslucont

John Carpenter's Filmography in Typography
(via RedBubble – $24.80)

19. The Pork-Chop Express

The Pork-Chop Express T-Shirt
(via FiveFingerTees – $9.99)

20. Dark Star – by destinysagent

Dark Star - Carpenter Movie Tee
(via RedBubble – $24.80)

21. Dragon of the Black Pool Restaurant – by sinistergrynn

Dragon of the Black Pool Restaurant
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

22. Escape From New York – by Alain Bossuyt

Escape From New York Tee
(via Society6 – $22.00)

23. John Carpenters – The Thing – by ramox90

John Carpenters - The Thing-23
(via RedBubble – $19.50)

24. Lil Jack Burton – by topnotchy

Lil Jack Burton - John Carpenter Movie Tee
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

25. Property of Precinct 13 – by superiorgraphix

Property of Precinct 13 Tees
(via RedBubble – $20.31)

26. KILL IT WITH FIRE – by CherryGarcia

Kill It With Fire - Carpenter Film Tee
(via RedBubble – $19.50)

27. Call me Snake – by carloj1956

Call Me Snake - John Carpenter Movie Tees
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

28. Big Trouble – by andreusd

Big Trouble Tee
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

29. THEY LIVE – by Studio VII

THEY LIVE T-Shirts
(via Society6 – $22.00)

30. Street Schizo – by Zombie Rust

Street Schizo Tees
(via Society6 – $22.00)

31. Little Snake – by GritFX

Little Snake - Carpenter Movie T-Shirt
(via RedBubble – $19.82)

32. The Thing

The Thing - John Carpenter Movie Tee
(via 80sTees – $24.00)

33. Sutter Cane – by OutlawOutfitter

Sutter Cane John Carpenter Horror Movie T-Shirt
(via RedBubble – $22.75)

34. THEY LIVE!!! – by ManiYackMonster

THEY LIVE - John Carpenter Movie T-Shirt
(via RedBubble – $16.61)

35. The Thing – by mikegodwin

The Thing - John Carpenter Movie T-Shirt
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

36. Hell-O-Ween Myers knife – by Akyanyme

Hell-O-Ween Myers knife
(via Society6 – $22.00)

37. They Live Alien – by andysocialindustries

They Live Alien Tee
(via TeePublic – $20.00)

38. The Thing! – by nikholmes

The Thing - Carpenter Movie T-Shirts
(via RedBubble – $20.31)

39. All out of Bubblegum – by Sacana

All out of Bubblegum Tee
(via RedBubble – $17.06)

40. Directed by John Carpenter – by David Bombai

Directed by John Carpenter Tees
(via Society6 – $22.00)