Last Door on the Left is your final stop into the
Never-ending Journey of "Must Haves" and "it" t-shirts.
One of the things I love the most about technology is that it is constantly providing creative opportunities for people like me. After bouncing around Artist Shops, I was inspired and it took me to a place I love to play. In my past (early 90's), I was employeed as a commissioned Sales Rep at Emerald City Sales. I represented more than four dozen lines of music and pop culture related manufacturers for a variety of licensed merchandise; t-shirts, posters, hats, calanders and related dry goods. I've seen hundreds of thouusands of graphics and sold thousands of t-shirts all over the world.
"For many people a t-shirt is more than just a casual every day garment.
The t-shirt you pull over your head says a lot about you -- the things you connect with, like the bands, musicians and sports teams you support, your social interests and politics."
Personally, I have easily cycled through at least 1,000 t-shirts in my lifetime. And, designed several for crews and production teams on various projects through the years. I believe that a t-shirt has the power to turn any person into a human billboard. Some people prefer to be Branded while others, more independently-minded, avoid those images like a plague. The latter, my peps.
As a late 70's early 80's punk rock guy with green hair, your t-shirt
(and hair cut/color) was one of the best ways to find your tribe."
In the past creating and printing t-shirts as a side project or small business was never a cost-effective proposition because it required one to invest up front, hold a lot of backstock and have a big enough line of products to engage the public’s interest over and over again for an extended period of time. A seriousally challenging proposition. Plus, all those other details like demographics and hoping the right people came along and love it enough to shell out a few bucks to get one.
Now. Finally, I have my lil' t-shirt shoppe.
Explore, shop and please close the door on your way out.
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