About us

A few years back, one of my friends went on a weekend trip to Memphis from Atlanta.  A week or two later, I met up with him and he was wearing a t-shirt he purchased from the Stax Museum of American Soul during that trip.  The black t-shirt had the print of the iconic Stax logo on it.  Both he and I are long time R&B aficionados and the t-shirt struck a cord.  We talked about his trip and the t-shirt.  We figured there were far more iconic designs and images from R&B artists we could print on a t-shirt.  Both those that are known and ones that are unsung.  That day, the concept of Funk Societee was born.

Launched in 2016 and based in Atlanta, Funk Societee give props to the great R&B, Funk, Disco and Rap artists by taking their great album cover artwork and logos from the late ‘60s through the ‘80s as well as other old school afrocentric images and using a different canvas for personal display:  the t-shirt.  But not just any old t-shirt.  We feel that great art should be placed on a great canvas.  That’s why all of our prints are made on the best and finest garments in the market.  We understand and know this industry well having close to 20 years in the apparel and decoration industry.  So that’s what happens when you marry our personal passion in Soul music with our professional expertise:  Funk Societee.   

We introduce new designs on a weekly basis, so join our email list or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest so we can keep you in the loop as to what we’re added to the mix. 

As mentioned, we celebrate these artists and give them major props for their contribution to music and culture.  That’s why we’ll compensate the owners of the iconic artwork we use.  Please reach out to us at if you have any questions or need further information related to licensing.

T-shirt Info & Size Chart

The T-shirt

The t-shirt we use to print the designs is from a company call Next Level Apparel.  They make some of the best t-shirts in the apparel biz.  Our base t-shirt is their premium tri-blend crew neck t-shirt.   This t-shirt is a mashup of 50% polyester, 25% combed ring spun and 25% rayon.  That mix makes for three things:  an extremely soft t-shirt that drapes nicely with a vintage-type look.   So you’re getting a cool looking shirt that feels great.  The t-shirt weighs 4.3 ounces.  So you’re not wearing a bulletproof vest but a mid-weight garment.  And since the fabric is mostly polyester and rayon, there is little, if any, shrinkage.  Now the t-shirt does run a little small so if you like a roomer fit, please select the next size above what you normally wear.

Also, we don’t believe in offering you a one-style-fits-all or “unisex” t-shirt (whatever that is).  We give the fellas and ladies a t-shirt that’s specifically made for them and their unique features.  If a particular style of t-shirt isn’t available for a gender then we’ll let you know and recommend a size in that shirt that may accommodate you. 

In the future, we’ll rollout different styles of tees like a scoop neck (for that off-the-shoulder Flashdance look), long sleeve, hoody and ¾ sleeve raglan so you’ll have a variety of options to choose from year round.

Care Instructions

We recommend turning your t-shirt inside out when washing.  Please machine wash in cold water with like colors.  It’s best to hang dry but it’s cool if you tumble dry on low setting.  Please do not iron on the decoration.

Size Charts