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Last updated February 16, 2014

Art on your sleeve- Re-Launching soon (Canceled)

Street art style shirts direct from the artist : Portraits & social commentary, custom shirts available

Art on your sleeve- Re-Launching soon (Canceled)

Street art style shirts direct from the artist : Portraits & social commentary, custom shirts available

$901
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 2 2013
Last updated February 16, 2014

About

Link to new project:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1989286610/1808659822?token=271b478d

The Story:

If you are like me, you have a really hard time finding t-shirts that you like. It seems like every shirt I see in a store is uncomfortable, unattractive, or way out of my price range ($50 for a t-shirt anybody?) If you want something that feels good to wear, won't cost you a small fortune, and doesn't feature the word "Swag", this project is for you. 

I want to have a line of comfortable, cool looking, and affordable shirts made. I am doing this by using my own artwork and ordering in bulk. These shirts are 4.5oz 100% pre-shrunk cotton (except for Death Star and Raccoon with AK, those are cotton/poly blend due to the color choice).  I'm also doing prints and spray paintings for backers who don't want a t-shirt. I already have the supplies to do the paintings and prints, so the numbers are limited. If you want me to create a custom t-shirt from a picture you submit, check out the $99 reward!

Raccoon with mp3 player- A statement on perceived obsolescence
Raccoon with mp3 player- A statement on perceived obsolescence
Dali Facemelt
Dali Facemelt
ParaKitten - much like paratroopers, our pets swoop in to save us
ParaKitten - much like paratroopers, our pets swoop in to save us

The goal: 

I have set my goal at $3000. This is enough to screen print 120 shirts and ship them to backers. If I were to print and ship 80 shirts, the cost per shirt would be $30 for a $2400 goal. It seemed logical to knock $5 off per shirt and set the bar a little higher. 

Tesla vs. Edison - Rock + Science, everybody wins
Tesla vs. Edison - Rock + Science, everybody wins
Death Star Coffee - Support your LOCAL coffee shop!
Death Star Coffee - Support your LOCAL coffee shop!
Kangaroo...  with a bulletproof vest and RPG
Kangaroo... with a bulletproof vest and RPG
Raccoon with kalishnikov. A statement on gun control (good luck guessing which side I'm on)
Raccoon with kalishnikov. A statement on gun control (good luck guessing which side I'm on)

The process:

After the project ends, I will send a survey to all backers that will ask for shirt size(s) and to verify the shirts each backer wants. From there, I will double check (for the third time) the t-shirt designs and make any final adjustments that are necessary. After that, there is a two-week turnaround before the shirts are ready. I will post an update the day the shirts are done. From there, I will work on packing and shipping shirts. I estimate that I can make about 50 shipments per day, but I have enlisted the help of a few friends so I can ship more if needed.

More on the Shirts:

Sizes: Adult Small- 3XL available

Soft, lightweight cotton fabric

Double-needle stitched for durability

$10 Reward:

A print of this painting.
A print of this painting.

$15 Reward Example:

Colors will vary
Colors will vary

$20 Reward Examples (one more coming soon):

NOTE: These are on stretched canvas. Your reward will be on unstretched canvas
NOTE: These are on stretched canvas. Your reward will be on unstretched canvas

If you are new to Kickstarter, It's easy! Here's how it works:

1. Decide which reward you want.  

 2. Create a Kickstarter account or sign in through Facebook. 

3. Select the reward, and confirm your pledge amount. If you are in the United States, no additional shipping fee is required. If you are in any other country, an additional shipping fee will be added to your pledge. At this point, you will be redirected to Amazon. If you do not have an Amazon account, you will need to create one.

3. Enjoy the ride! On October 11th, If my goal of $3000 is reached, your account will be charged for the amount of your pledge, and I will get started on fulfilling your reward. If my goal is not reached, your account will not be charged, and no shirts will be made.

4. If you want one of these t-shirts as much as I do, tell your friends! Twitter, Facebook, or just good, old-fashioned conversation. Be sure to mention how easy it is to create an account!

Special Thanks:

I'd like to thank my family and friends, all of my backers (past, present, and future), kickingitforward.org, and Kickstarter for making this project a possibility.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk was making the shirts affordable without losing money. I have eliminated this with the high goal amount. Another risk is that the shirts will be in some way defective when they arrive. I have addressed this by using the highest rated screen printing company that I could find. If things go really well (500+shirts ordered), I have several friends who have volunteered to help with the process of packing and shipping.

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    My undying gratitude, plus you will have access to backer-only updates, and I will send you a personal "Thank you" message via Kickstarter.

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    I'll sketch something cool on printer paper and mail it to you in an envelope. It won't be the Mona Lisa (come to think of it, I will sketch the Mona Lisa if you ask me to), but it won't be a stick figure, either.

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    One signed and numbered poster-style print of my Dali painting (see bottom of project page for image). Posters measure 17" tall and 11" wide and are on very high quality gloss paper. Image itself measures about 14" tall and 10" wide.

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    A 12"x16" spray painting of Nikola Tesla on an unstretched canvas sheet.

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    A 16"x20" spray painting on an unstretched canvas sheet (Abe Lincoln holding a sign, Tesla with a speech bubble, Obi Wan) see "story" for examples). Abe Lincoln's sign and Tesla's speech bubble can say pretty much whatever you want them to.

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    One T-shirt from the project page

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    Any Two Pop Art T-shirts on the project page

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    Three Pop Art T-shirts

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    One shirt from the project page, plus, submit a picture to me and I will paint it on 16"x20" stretched canvas, have one t-shirt made of it, and ship it all to you. (additional t-shirts of your custom shirt, add $26 each, up to 10 total of that shirt. For additional designs of any other shirt, add $20 each, up to 10 of each design)

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    Five Pop Art T-shirts

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    Six Pop Art T-shirts

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    Seven Pop Art T-shirts

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    Ten of each shirt on the project page (to comply with kickstarter rules, I cannot send you more than ten of each design)

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    Ten of each shirt from the project page, plus, submit a picture to me and I will paint it on 16"x20" stretched canvas, send you ten t-shirts featuring that design, and send every other backer one t-shirt featuring that design with a special thank you to you!

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Funding period

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