Woodcut print t-shirts from Tugboat Printshop

polar bear playing solitaire

These t-shirts are very cool and printed in a very unusual way, as opposed to the more common screen print these are printed using a carved woodcut. This particular t-shirt of a Polar Bear playing solitaire is part of a series of designs influenced by climate change, and it’s a pretty damn good looking shirt as well.


Here’s what they say on etsy:

“Polar Bear Playing Solitaire” is a collaborative woodcut by Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth printed (through the press!) on white American Apparel t-shirts. LIMITED EDITION run–we will not be reprinting this shirt!

They even have a video tutorial for how to do woodcut prints

(can you believe Etsy has it’s own channel, Etsy TV people)

Thanks Joe at FantasticBonanza for posting this as part of Indie Week :-)

7 Responses to “Woodcut print t-shirts from Tugboat Printshop”

  1. Joe says:

    It’s too bad more bloggers aren’t participating!

  2. karl says:

    Well, it was rather unplanned, but I think we test drove it, next time we’ll plan it out, publicize it and i’ll email a few folks about it.

    Thanks for your participation though Joe, really appreciate it :-)

  3. Joe says:

    Heh, sure thing! It was fun.

  4. hypnotiza says:

    Dang it, where did that tutorial go?! Love the site. I hope it’s ok that I have you as one of my feeds on my site.

  5. andy says:

    Really , these t-shirts are very cool and printed in a very unusual way.

  6. [...] Just look at the shirts from tugboat printing (among other great shirts I’ve seen done this way): http://tcritic.com/archives/woodcut-…oat-printshop/ You’re right, it is easy to create screens, which is why I want to work with woodcuts. It makes [...]

  7. Hugodwarf says:

    Amazing t shirts are given here !!!! Specially designs are very good.

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