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Jan Persson

March 01, 2015

Jan Persson

Jan is an important elder statesman of music photography. Born 1943 in Copenhagen, he has been working as a photographer for over 50 years and his work has been used for more than 1000 album covers and has appeared in many more magazines, newspapers and on television all over the world for the last half a century.
He is a really important figure in the documenting of both rock and jazz in the last 50 years. He shot the Beatles, Dylan, Janis, Hendrix, Frank Zappa, the Stones, Leonard Cohen, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and so many, many more. But it doesn't stop there.
His jazz work is so legendary that the University of Aalborg acquired the whole collection for part of its Centre For Danish Jazz History and you can see his photos on album covers of everyone from Count Basie to John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. This is a special guy with a special talent.
His work often captures the iconic nature of many of the musicians, with an artistic, rather than pure documentary quality. The shots he takes are full of art and thought.
You'll know his work, because loads of classic rock images come courtesy of Jan's lens, whether it's the shot of Keith Richards in sunglasses, Dylan on stage or Frank Zappa reclining in an armchair having a smoke, you'll know them, but chances are, you won't have known who took them until now.
Still working to this day and with exhibitions in LA, New York and his native Copenhagen under his belt, Jan is photographic royalty and when he presented me with a copy of his fantastic book of rock photographs, it was a huge honour. The fact that we have his shots to work on for t-shirt designs is every bit as fantastic.

Take at look at the t-shirts inspired by Jan's photographs






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T-shirt Size, Quality & Print Info

All of our T-shirts are printed to order using state-of-the-art DTG (direct to garment) machines

We do not use transfers, or digi-cut vinyl

Mens Sizing

Shirt Size Chest Size (inches) Length (inches) Chest Size (cm) Length (cm)
Small 34-36 27 86-92 68
Medium 38-40 28 96-102 71
Large 42-44 29 106-112 73
XL 44-48 31 112-122 78
2XL 50-52 32 127-132 81
3XL 54-56 33 137-142 83
4XL 58-60 34 147-152 86
5XL 62-64 35 157-162 89

Womens Sizing

Shirt Size Chest Size (inches) Length (inches) Chest Size (cm) Length (cm)
6-8 30-32 24 76-81 61
8-10 32-34 25 81-86 63
10-12 34-36 26.5 86-91 67
12-14 36-38 27 91-96 68
14-16 38-40 27.5 96-101 70
16-18 42-44 28 102-112 71

Kids Sizing

Shirt Size Chest Size (inches) Chest Size (cm) Childs Height (CM)
1-2 Years 18-20 45-50 86-91
2-3 Years 20-22 50-55 91-96
3-4 Years 22-24 55-60 101-106
5-6 Years 26-28 66-71 111-116
7-8 Years 30 76 116-121
9-11 Years 32 81 127-132