New Orleans as Yearly Check on Shirt Design

I attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually and so do almost 500,000 other people. It is interesting to stand back and see what folks in the crowd of all ages are wearing to a casual t-shirt type event, and always interesting to see what the Jazz Fest merch looks like. On both fronts one continues to see simple designs: one color, distressed,
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Trends. New Orleans, Nashville and Beyond. A Trip to Simple.

I just spent some time in New Orleans at the Jazz and Heritage Festival with 460,000 other music lovers, most of them wearing t-shirts. Then I was in Nashville at the ISS show with shirt vendors and fellow garment decorators. Add in a few forays into gift shops and airport stores and I have a view of what is going on in t-shirt land. My
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Jazz Fest Shirts and More

Every year we look forward to a parade of funny and interesting t-shirts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. This year that didn’t really happen. We found some but it was rather slim pickings but that’s the way fashion rolla. And just when you think you know what’s in and what’s out, you don’t. On our way out of the festival we came across
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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015

The annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is not only a celebration of the many many types of music that mix here in the Crescent City, it also celebrates Louisiana culture from photography to blacksmiths to of course, the t-shirt. They always sell a wide range of styles and designs and it is interesting to see what they come up with each year. It is
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T-Shirt Capitalization

There was actually a time (back when dinosaurs ruled the earth) when t-shirts were more of a promotional item. Now they can be the major source of financing (I think Indian Motorcycles relaunch was in that category.) At the opening of the new Professor Longhair Museum in New Orleans there was no admission fee, they were just selling t-shirts for some revenue. New Orleans folks love
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Web Wednesday – The Ink Kitchen Meets Kitchen Ink

Down on Frenchman Street in New Orleans on a Tuesday night which was turning into Wednesday morning I met Rosin, selling her “Kitchen Ink” wares at a table. She literally screens on the floor in her kitchen, air dries her ink, and has a total DIY operation going. A few photos of her designs and of her and her pal follow, apologies that I captured
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Throwback Post on the Superbowl

In 2010 I called this post Hot Market Printing: Yankees (or Saints) Win! Same story this year really as we have another very good Quarterback Russell Wilson who was said to be too short. We have the same printer story as some shops in Seattle or Denver tonight on Superbowl Sunday who will be very happy and work all night, or if their team loses
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