The Prez Dispenser Obama T-Shirt first in Tcritic’s Artist Series

So this is a first for me as I’m actually writing about a shirt that I have produced and I hope you will indulge this bit of self promotion. The shirt is called the Prez Dispenser is based on a linocut print that was created by local artist Eric Rewitzer who runs 3 Fish Studios where you can buy original prints. I met Eric at the Renegade Art fair in San Francisco and immediately suggested that his design would make a great shirt. A couple of drinks, dinner and visit to the studio and the deal was done. I’m super excited about this and I hope you like the shirt, it’s printed on American Apparel and hand screen printed in the good old US of A, and every package comes with a free gift :-)

The motivation behind doing my own line of shirts stems from the same motivation for writing this blog, to find and promote cool designs that are maybe a bit under the radar. That’s why the one of my lines is going to be called the Artist Series which will be based upon original licensed art and design from indie artists. The artist gets a cut of every sale for as long as we are printing the shirt.

Thanks for listening and I hope you like the shirt, and yes, feedback is appreciated and encouraged.

Here are some pictures from Eric’s studio as he created the linocut print:

From the interwebz:
Laughing Squid
BTW I was scooped on my own design by Scott Beale of Laughing Squid who I ran into at the Seesmic anniversary and Tech Crunch party, who posted a wonderful write up about the Prez Dispenser on his blog this morning.

last night at the Seesmic First Anniversary /TechCrunch50 Closing Party I ran into Karl Long who runs the excellent t-shirt blog Tcritic and he was wearing his awesome new “The Prez Dispenser” t-shirt designed by Eric Rewitzer of 3 Fish Studios.

Hide Your Arms

Karl from Tcritic has gone and started his own line, called the Tcritic artist series, which, much like Tcritic itself, aims to “find and promote cool designs that are maybe a bit under the radar.” I like the concept behind it, it really does follow on from what Karl does on a daily basis…

13 Responses to “The Prez Dispenser Obama T-Shirt first in Tcritic’s Artist Series”

  1. Rangga says:

    Hey Karl, having your own line is the way to go, congrats :D
    the tee shirt look nice

  2. Ari says:

    Good stuff guys and a girl! have fun at Reno, you deserve it!

  3. Jen says:

    Did not appeal to me – sorry…

  4. Quinn says:

    Wait, the t-shirt is a silkscreen of a lino-cut? I'm still trying to wrap my head around that, but when I do, I think will buy one, take a photo of it and and make a lithograph of the image.

  5. justin says:

    i agree with Quinns statement that it was an odd process of design – but that makes it unique
    not a fan of political tee's myself, but there is an audience that will love the design
    congrats on your first product Carl

  6. karllong says:

    exactly, the lino cut was actually too small to print on a t-shirt so we digitized it and turned it into a silkscreen, the effect is pretty cool and i plan to do this with some others of his designs :-)

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  8. That a great, clever design. I'm glad to see you move this direction, Karl, and welcome you to the weird, wacky world of t-blogger/t-creator – so much so you made the tee comic this week. ;)

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  11. derek says:

    great job…i love it!

  12. dan jones says:

    Hey Karl, Mum (Pat) just gave me the 'Prez' T-shirt you sent over and I love it. Thank you very much indeed and thanks for taking care of Mum on her trip to San Fran. Drop me a line if you get time. Thanks again, Dan :)

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