that orignates as a witty
phrase/theme printed on graphic tee's found
in stores, and can sometimes seep over onto the internets. Can be created by large corporations, or anyone on a "create your own shirt" site, like cafepress.
A true shirt meme
is first seen on a shirt - however memes can sometimes jump from
the internet to the real world
appearances on custom tee shirts, or on shirts where a big clothing corporation catches onto the trend, and exploits it, bringing it into the mainstream.
Has contributed to the 'merchandising' of memes, and the spread of memes outside the bounds
of the internet. example is the ability to purchase a mug with Urban definitions on it.
"Relax! It's just Marijuana" and other 50's PSA poster style macros are shirt memes.
Many "funny" shirts, Dinosaurs, Robots, etc.