Saturday, March 29, 2008

spreading the gospel.

One of the most exciting aspects of Spring Break '08 was finding a package of inkjet iron on transfers that I bought years ago. Sam put one to good use and made himself a t-shirt:

Following his lead (I try to do this as much as possible), I plan on making myself some t-shirts of photos I like. But to work as a t-shirt, the image can't be too complex or subtle. Also, I need to be able to scan it out of a book to get a high enough resolution. Martin Parr immediately comes to mind (and is on the bookshelf). Being such a master of marketing, I'm surprised he hasn't done this already. These three are currently under consideration:

9 comments:

Grant said...

All great. As a reference, I did a Google Image search for "knobs" and got these XL images:
http://images.google.com/images?q=knobs&gbv=2&hl=en&sa=G&imgsz=huge

shawn said...

funny.
believe it or not (probably not), i didn't immediately notice the breast connotation in the parr pictures. well, except for the obvious one.

Timothy said...

That's great! I want one!

Mel Trittin said...

I'm not even going to address the segue from sex visual metaphors to these possibilities for t-shirts. I will buy "Volume and Tempo" whenever offered.

shawn said...

i think that volume/tempo one is going to be first. just need to pick up a t-shirt. soon...

f:lux said...

Why aren't you even considering using images of your own?

shawn said...

hi f:lux,

i'm not against using my own pictures, but don't have many that work in that easily translatable/clever way. maybe one of these?
http://www.shawnrecords.org/harbor/pages/07_07_r009_005.html
http://www.shawnrecords.org/harbor/pages/07_013_r013_001.html
http://www.shawnrecords.org/harbor/pages/07_013_r015_005.html

f:lux said...

Well, if you do your birdcage image as a tee, I'm buying (has to be either vest or long sleeved though)!

shawn said...

hey f:lux, send me an address. i'll work you a deal.