screen printed t shirts

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etsyfindoftheday 3 | 9.1.16

theme thursday: cacti finds

screen-printed ladies’ cactus tee in bloom pink by doopsdesigns

LOVE the alternative color palette for this fun screen-printed cactus tee! doopsdesigns sells different varieties of these cacti-adorned items — other tees and tanks, plus accessories and home items as well.

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etsyfindoftheday | wedding week | 6.17.15

DAY FIVE: favors + gifts
featured: the perfect pairs customizable sets by blackbirdtees

so. rad. pick up your perfect pair of custom screen-printed tees or accessories from blackbirdtees today!! <3

Drawlloween Day 14. Bat.

Beatrix is a demon-bat girl who screen-prints all her own T-shirts. With her own screen-printing studio, she’s proudly entered the entrepreneurial world with her own start-up clothing branding, Eye Don’t Care and usually gets her friend Benny to photograph her awesome products. And she’ll always give free shirts to her homie, Raven when she make them.

Other Drawlloweens
Day 1. Ghost
Day 2. Devil
Day 3. Goblin
Day 4. Vampire
Day 5. Werewolf
Day 6. Pumpkin
Day 7. Poltergeist
Day 8. Zombie
Day 9. Cyclops
Day 10. Alien
Day 11. Raven
Day 12. Rabbit
Day 13. Frankenstein
Day 14. Bat
Day 15 Troll
Day 16 Death
Day 17 Demon
Day 18 Mask/Seductress
Day 19 Swamp Monster
Day 20 Skull
Day 21 Killer Toy
Day 22 Evil Dentist
Day 23 Toxic Wasteman
Day 24 Skeleton
Day 25 Mummy
Day 26 Rat
Day 27 Witch
Day 28 Robot
Day 29 Wizard
Day 30 Clown
Day 31 Me

It sucks! You know, it really sucks! I’m not happy about any of this! The Protomen for years and years have been so important to me. I’ve been a fan of theirs since 2007, I bought all their music, I bought their shirts, I bought their posters, I went all the way from CO to TN twice to see them play, once for the Act II release show and then again for their Queen tribute show! When they finally came to Denver for the first time I used my own money and printed gig flyers, I screen printed t-shirts by hand to give out to my friends and even gave one to KILROY. They were so important to my personal and musical development. I met friends through a mutual love of their music, friends I still have to this day. I hyped them to every person I knew. I thought they were the most talented fucking musicians and storytellers on the planet. I forgave them for their slow output, even as years passed without any news of Act III or their documentary or the covers album or their Light Up The Night music video, because I believed in them and I knew when it came out it would be worth the wait. I even considered them my friends, you know? I remember seeing them at shows and them knowing who I was just from recognizing me as a fan through the internet. I remember when I got kicked out of their first Denver show for not having my ID (good times), and Murphy came out and he gave me a MAVS vinyl to make up for the cost of my ticket. I bought a CD from Gambler once and she kept forgetting to send it to me/promising she would bring it to the next show I saw her at, and over three years I would run into her and she would have forgotten it again; at one show where she again didn’t have it she gave me a Protomen Christmas tree ornament as an apology (she eventually sent it to me packaged with a print I bought from her and Bakker from another music project of theirs). I have so many good memories, and it hurts me to think about those and then also think about everything that’s happened lately. It hurts me to hear all these stories from people who’ve been made to feel unsafe because of people who I looked up to and thought of as friends. It hurts me to see the lack of response to any of this outside of ignoring it/ridiculing it/trying to cover it up. It hurts me to not even see the most cursory of acknowledgement or apology. It hurts me to think I can’t share something that was so important to me with other people anymore because I feel like by doing so I’m endorsing toxic behavior. Someone said it recently and I can’t remember who but like what’s the point of singing the kind of music you do, if in action you leave your fans hanging and feeling unsafe and ignored and unimportant and undefended? I don’t even have a point to this post, other than it sucks, and I’m disappointed, and I know I’m not the only one.