FIERCE

Another day

It wasn’t so much the spoof on Saturday Night Live as it was an email from my friend Alex up in Columbus. She was wondering if there would be a t-shirt for Christian from Runway.

This wasn’t the first request, but it hit me on a night when I needed a big diversion and Dan was out in rehearsal. What came out was so bang on we printed it up the next day in a boatload of colors, deciding bright red said it the best, “FIERCE.”

Now available in men’s and ladies sizes on soft, fitted American Apparel:
FIERCE the shirt or Make It Work

Current music: Goldfrapp “Some People”

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Again, with the shirts

The last of the 2007 WOXY limited edition shirts

Real quick: We printed a few extra WOXY tees to cover any issues last holiday season.

Everything is now squared away and we’re clearing out remaining stock.

Quantities and sizes super limited.

ORDER HERE, SHIPPING NOW

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dis-pwned pony

Done with Pegasus, seen in a downtrodden Dayton alley

This entry isn’t about a discarded vinyl toy.

It isn’t about a fresh (and redrawn) reprint of my Tim Gunn “Make It Work” shirt. (Which by the way, you can try and snag for free on Joe My God’s Swag Tuesday, simply leave a comment with your email address.)

No, what currently is on my mind is that I want to go see that bodies exhibit, but word on the street is that there is a four hour wait to get in the Cincinnati Museum Center . This is exactly the reason why I did not make it through the Martha Stewart Apprentice try outs.

Long lines are a great travesty on the world. They impede productivity and spoil moods.

Wouldn’t a system like a movie theater work? Let X number of people in at a certain time, sell tickets according to schedule and capacity. I suppose this doesn’t maximize profits, but I’m just trying to think about the children—and my short fuse for long lines.

(insert grumble)

Maybe I should have written about the little pony.

Current music: Malcolm McLaren “Ride A Fashion Horse Part 1”

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Cut Loose

Not foot loose [ + zoom this photo ]

Back in the studio and largely on track today. This, I should mention, after I got a phone call in the morning and realized I spaced out on a meeting. I’ve only done this a few times in my life, but it falls outside of embarrassing and into something that smarts a little more.

Perhaps this is another reason why I would fail miserably in a corporate environment, making this special Threadless tee called “Cut Loose” somewhat appropriate.

I believe this design was only available at the Threadless Chicago retail store when it opened. Normally I don’t like to post product taunts but this is the first day I’ve worn this shirt and I quite dig it.

Current music: Dave Eggers “The Commercials of Norway”

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Wearing my lucky shirt

It’s already been broughten. FTW

Like McCain on the night of New Hampshire primaries, I too have a lucky shirt. This is the one I wore while running around the farm-slash-studio on my last Layer Tennis match—and it’s the shirt I’m going to be wearing this afternoon for the playoffs. Two simultaneous matches are going down at 3pm EST (extra points if we cross pollenate layers.) Previews of each match are online:

MATCH A
Gruber will be providing commentary between me and Inman.

MATCH B
Rosecrans will be spouting off between Koxvold and Hutchinson.

So back to the shirt… It’s mesmerizing isn’t it? McCain would be jealous. You can get ’em over at Wuvable Oaf and they’re available in ‘bait or ‘oaf sizes.

It’s not pimping when you love it.

I’m off to warm up.

Current music: Ghostface Killah “We Celebrate”

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Apple Timeline

Mental note: Must. Stop. Eating. Crapfood.

I was trying to figure out when Job’s keynote goes down when I saw the horrible t-shirts linked up from the Macworld website.

It pains to look at the designs available, much like it is painful to see how much my torso would benefit from a modernized man-girdle.

Anyway, all this is totally unlike my new favorite shirt from Insanely Great Tees called Apple Timeline. I had some variation of this in my head for some time, but this execution and design exceeds my imagination.

In self news: the first week of ’08 had lots of darts lined up for the calendar. Didn’t actually throw many on specific dates, but lined them up and felt the weight and girth. Oh, and the studio is beginning to sparkle. Next it week it will smell of Pine Sol.

Current music: The Breeders “Little Fury”

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On the press

Tom works his guns

If you placed an order for the Limited Edition WOXY shirt, they’re on the press this week. There have been some questions as I didn’t change the automated response that said they’d ship in 7 days when orders were placed. They ship next week in time for the holidays.

Tom and I knocked out all the olive in our most productive day ever at the studio. Next on tap are the navy and cranberry. Once these are out the door, I am confident my biceps will be much larger.

In other music news, it’s official — The Breeders have a new album dropping in ’08, oh, and it’s snowing! here in Dayton.

Current music: Ladies Who Lunch “Gigantic”

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cussin’

Tied and ready to go out the door

I don’t cuss much.

I’m not opposed to it, mind you—but I’m around kids sometimes and it’s just easier to change behaviors.

‘Sides… I’m fond of fiddlesticks and dagnabbit.

But sometimes, an expletive is in order. So when Khoi of Subtraction needed to reprint his classic Hel-fuckin-vetica t-shirt, there was no hesitation to help out. Hell yeah we would!

Khoi also threw us artwork over the net to print up some Fear of a Cooper Black Planet shirts. Kick ass.

They’re going out the door as fast as we can print em. In fact, I need to get back downstairs and stuff these into envelopes.

Real quick though: In other shirt related news, the WOXY pre-order ends TOMORROW. If you wanted to guarantee one of those for your torso, place your order pronto.

Current music: Jay-Z “Can I Get a…”

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woxy.com limited edition tees

our test print

I warned there was going to be some hand-drawn lettering emerging from our studio, and it’s finally here. (We’re also sticking with generous whitespace no matter how trendy it gets).

Maybe you remember my first shirt for WOXY back in 2004. A lot has changed since then: I stopped doing stuff freelance and joined up with my friends to start Wire & Twine. The radio station closed, got revived by LaLa, and is now even available again on the airwaves in Cincinnati (HD Radio this time around).

Again, we looked to the doodles on Trapper Keepers for inspiration. And instead of just picking out favorite artists, Bryan over at the station sifted through all the tracks played this year and came back with the top 100.

The 2007 WOXY.com Limited Edition Tee
[available in 3 tasty colors for pre-order]

Current music: WOXY.com

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wearing your heart

Pride in Cincinnati

Wow. What a day. (and a gorgeous one at that)

Pictured here, me and Tom – partner in crime at Wire &Twine – standing inside of our first festival tent full of screen-printed goodness.

Not pictured: many months of planning, a lot of power production by intern extraordinaire and tube-top rocker Garrett, plus sweat, tears, and a pile sawdust created by the whole crew.

We’ll be set up again tomorrow for the Pride Parade. If you’re in the Cincinnati area, come on down to Northside and say howdy. There should be lots of sunshine, and a good deal or two. (And we’ll be up in Columbus, OH on June 23!)

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