Thursday, January 27, 2011

Peoples Cartel / Decade Store Front Collab 1.26.11

Concept Evolution: 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' meets the Pittsburgh Steelers meets Steve Ford's American Dream meets Wiz Khalifa rap wisdom meets Heinz meets hotdog/keilbasa vendor meets Steve Ford as a child vandalizing his own future store meets Myron Cope and Art Rooney chewing the fat. It's obvious which of these didn't make the final cut.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I 'Steel' PIT Throwback T - LTD EDITION of 100

Introducing the official I 'Steel' PIT Throwback tee. So worn that it looks like it's been handed down a generation.

This is a limited edition run of 100 with a screen printed, hand numbered, hang tag. Once these are gone, they are gone for good.

We Have Fans Everywhere!

Vintage Fit / White contrast stitching detail.
100% Cotton.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

PC Summer 2010!!!!

Time to shave those hot and annoying beards and start donning some faux hair. PC Stylee.
Check out PC SUMMER 2010

Monday, November 16, 2009

Shakira - Give It Up To Me (feat. Lil' Wayne)

PC tapes on tapes got some good looks on Shakira's new vid. You can watch the whole thing HERE

Monday, November 2, 2009

Weezy in PC Tapes on Tapes

Is PC going Hip Hop? or is Lil' Wayne going PC? Who knows...It's just sweet that he's rockin' our stuff in his latest MTV interview. Check out the interview HERE. And shop PC at our ONLINE STORE.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweet Animated Gifs

Click to see the real magic...apparently they disable the feature on blog wall, those crazy blog site people.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

hushhush ATTACK! interview

Check out the recent PC™ interview in hushhush ATTACK! issue #135


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Incase you don't know, now you know...

Q: Where can i get the shirt Lil Wayne was wearing at his concert in Pittsburgh on July 30th? It was the one that said I (love) PIT but it had the 3 Steeler stars on it and it was awesome hahah I actually saw a guy wearing one yesterday and I asked him and he told me a store call people's choice but I didn't find anything when I googled it. Let me know.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Updated Website

Who says spring is all about color? Not PC. We're gettin' back to the nitty gritty, low down, dirty and grimy. We thought we'd tardily break into '09 with real style.

Check out for a better view of those chest hairs. Be ready, it is pretty graphic. Not for the faint-hearted.

Decade's Most Wanted Shoot

Friday, March 20, 2009

New Joints

Don't worry, be happy...New PC recession shirt plummets real soon. At an adjusted price sure to appeal to everyone.

PC / Decade exclusive. Decade's Most Wanted / PC T-shirt release party. Saturday, April 18th @ Double Wide, PGH, PA.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Here we go.

Welp...PC's all stocked back up in all sizes. Also, as promised, we have a special playoff edition of the I 'Steel' PIT shirt for the ladies. Check it out.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Frank Costanza:
Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.
Cosmo Kramer: What happened to the doll?
Frank Costanza: It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born: a Festivus for the rest of us![

I discovered this holiday treat today in my hood...nice idea

Thursday, December 11, 2008

IT'S BAAAAAAAAAACK in full mf'n effect

You asked for it...we made it happen. Once again we give you the PC I 'STEEL' PIT Shirt! Check out the site. is 20% off everything right now.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

PC Sweetness

This needs to be a tee, as is, front and center, blau. Sweded.

Monday, November 17, 2008

PC New Shirts just in time for the Holiday Season

Welp, here they are, as promised. Please welcome the newest arrivals to the PC collection. (clap, CLAP, CLap.......clap). Perfect gifts for all your rad friends, cousins, parents, grandparents, etc. Place your orders at Enjoy.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Peoples Cartel in Pittsburgh City Paper This Week!

A locally launched T-shirt outfit catches on.

Who steels Pit? You can, or so can anyone so inclined with 25 bucks and an Internet connection, or who feels like scooting over to the South Side's Decade boutique, the exclusive bricks-and-mortar purveyor of some highly cool local shirts.

People's Cartel, a T-shirt design shop launched in Pittsburgh and now largely based in Washington, D.C., has been selling shirts (black and gold, natch, or black and white if for whatever reason you DON'T want to properly represent ...) emblazoned with "I ... PIT." The words are separated by the iconic hypocycloid design forever associated with steel, Pittsburgh and some football team or another.

The line includes plenty of other T-shirt designs -- a deep V-neck that reads "Hot Sex" is a big seller -- but the Steel Pit ones move the fastest. The designs pop with bright primary colors and controlled repetition of graphic elements that might call to mind a Trapper Keeper or Colorforms.

"If we happen to make the playoffs, I'll do a special-edition gold-foil shirt," says Roman Shuman, the man behind the designs since 2006. "I knew people would eat it up. I wear it for Steelers games."

The company began in 2006 when Shuman, a newly minted graphic-design grad from Penn State, was working at American Eagle. He and another new coworker from Chicago started talking clothes: "We thought, 'We should get into this, let's make shirts we would want to wear.'"

The pair spent weekends screening Ts to wear and share with friends. Eventually the Chicago partner moved to New York, and for a while there was long-distance collaboration. While that's done far less now, the pair still exchange ideas and, Shuman says, input from friends is always welcome. Shuman himself recently followed his girlfriend's grad-school ambitions to D.C., but the Pittsburgh shirt is still the biggest seller -- in Pittsburgh, and around the country.

The aforementioned Hot Sex shirt is also a big seller, and a blue graphic blowout of the company logo moves well. A stylized, pointillist rendition of a fat, Vegas-era Elvis sells well, too.

"It's a lot of music influence," Shuman says. "Punk rock, '90s alternative stuff. ... It's very Fugazi-, Nirvana-influenced. There's a lot of '80s-inspired stuff [on the market] now -- as much as I want to be a part of it, I don't exactly remember it," the 27-year-old says.

On average, there have been eight to 10 new designs each year, though Shuman says he's pressing for 12 this year. As demand and sales increase, his literal hands-on involvement with printing has faded a bit.

"At first, it was 100 percent us screening," Shuman says. "For the larger orders I have gone the outsourcing route." But he estimates no more than 40 percent is ever outsourced. "I'm in the mix."

Right now, the designs are printed mostly on American Apparel T's bought wholesale. At some point, Shuman would like to get into manufacturing his own cuts and fits. Hoodies and jackets, too, could be on the horizon.

"He does really well in the store," says Steve Ford, proprietor of Decade at 1407 E. Carson St., on the South Side -- the only non-cyber place to get the shirts. (The Web site is "People come looking for his gear. I can't keep them in."

Ford says the shirts have a wide appeal not just for the obvious local lust for all things black-and-gold, but also the easy cool of the shirts and the bright colors. And, from a shop-owner's standpoint, Ford says Shuman's dedication to his work is appealing: "The nice thing about this brand is that he's pushing it to become something. They might become big."

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hot Off the Press

Negative Creep Lesson #1
Negative Creep Lesson #2
Negative Creep Lesson #3

This is out of our reach [x3]
and it's grown
This is getting to be [x3]
I'm a negative creep [x3]
and I'm stoned!
I'm a negative creep [x3]
and I'm ... [x2]

Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more [x6]

This is out of our range [x3]
and it's crude
This is getting to be [x3]
like drone
I'm a negative creep [x3]
and I'm stoned!
I'm a negative creep [x3]
and I'm ... [x2]

Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more [x6]

Fuck! Yeah!

Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more [x14

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Stuff Drips This Halloween.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

PC Bye Week Big Time Deal

In lieu of the Black and Gold bye week (post bye week?) We're givin' ya something to cheer about! See below for details.

-Peoples Cartel

Saturday, October 11, 2008

PC FunFacts of the Week

We value the potential of useless trivia here at PC. We hope you do too. Hey, you never know when a rowdy game of Trivial Pursuit the 90's Edition will bust out. Then maybe it won't be so useless anymore.

PC FunFact of the Week #1
Did you know? Kurt Cobain claimed that he stole the chord progression for Smells Like Teen Spirit from Boston's More Than A Feeling.

PC FunFact of the Week #2
Did you know? Elvis Aaron Presley's original back-up group were called the Jordanaires.