Movie fandom has changed in recent years. Gone are the days where fans were happy just to hang a poster from their wall and let their friends appreciate it when they came round to visit. Fans want to take their passion with them nowadays, and that means wearing their favourite films on their clothing.
This is where Last Exit to Nowhere comes in. The brand has been running since 2007 and has risen in popularity over the years by producing some stand out film related t-shirts. I recently got chance to speak them about their products.
For those that haven’t heard of the brand, where did the idea for the name come from?
It’s kind of based on the film title ‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’ which I always liked as a name, the ‘Nowhere’ part I added as a nod to the fictitious nature of our designs.
What is the general ethos of Last Exit to Nowhere?
We’re big film and design enthusiasts first and foremost, and we feel passionate about everything we set out to create. We only design and produce apparel for films that mean a lot to us.
How long does it usually take from the inspiration for a design to the finished product, or is each design different?
It does vary, some designs sit on the back burner for years before we’re happy to proceed with them. Also licensing can slow things down a little bit.
Do you have a personal favourite within your collection?
I quite like my slim fit black Overlook Hotel T-shirt.
Are there any films you want to cover but haven’t had the chance to yet?
Yes, loads. I’ve always been really keen to do a T-shirt based on the Duncan Jones film ‘Moon’
Any memorable career highlights that have stood out for you so far?
Being invited to Pixar by director Andrew Stanton was pretty special.
I know it is always a difficult one, but any chance of the top 5 films from the Last Exit HQ?
Currently, in no particular order: Alien, The Shining, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Empire Strikes Back.