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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Nashville Honky Tonk Hoedown Part 2… The Official T-Shirt

      In case you missed it, here’s the official t-shirt.  I designed this print with some sort of approximation of a vintage 1980’s album cover in mind.  It makes me think of “The Boss” and I don’t mean Tony Danza. As prints go, this one was fairly simple: a mix of standard and soft plastisol inks, 225 – 350 mesh, a light distressing added, and
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TBT – 40 Years of Hanes Beefy T’s

The Hanes Beefy T was born in 1975, 40 years ago. Hanes has collected vintage printed Beefys from back in the day that are now on display at the PPAI show and will be at the ISS Show in Long Beach later this week. Hanes is also giving away Beefy T’s with a modern yet vintage-looking print (printed by yours truly) at both shows. Stop by the Hanes/Champion
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Tag You’re It

The Samuel Adams Boston Brewery gift shop was looking to have some shirts done with a vintage football feel. We were to use a very simple distressed “84” as that is the year they were founded. They loved the garment as well as the distressed numbers and wanted to brand the shirt in a way that complimented the style. Being a simulation guy… I created
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Fashion Trends Part 3

Wednesday I pointed out some trends as identified by pals in the industry, and here is the third part of our five parts on fashion trends in the screenprinting world. Mike Manning of LAT’s talked about the promotional world more and more looking like the retail world. He sees his retail oriented pieces increasingly being picked up for the promo world. Everything is going lighter
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