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Hand-made screenprints & t-shirts about the best things life has to offer: zombies, unicorns, 8-bit creatures and knife fights. Read more

Phoenix, AZ Illustration
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Hand-made screenprints & t-shirts about the best things life has to offer: zombies, unicorns, 8-bit creatures and knife fights.

Phoenix, AZ Illustration
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Oh Expletive is a project of epic epicness. It is a series of illustrations about ass kicking and mayhem — from zombies to unicorns to knife fights to flame throwers — the series consists of some of the most awesome things life has to offer.

The illustrations were mostly made last fall and were shown at a couple of galleries in Phoenix, Arizona, and now we (James and I) would like to adapt these illustrations into beautiful, limited run, handmade screen prints and t-shirts. And we'd like your support to make this happen. 

In return you get to be part of a very small group of individuals who will own these handmade screen prints and t-shirts. The plan is to make a small number of high quality prints and t-shirts that will be produced just once, and will be one of a kind.

There are a total of 9 print options. Each print will be made by hand, signed and numbered. All prints are 8.5 x 11 in size and printed on heavyweight matte paper. 

Please Note: These illustrations are a work in progress and I'll continue to tweak things a little bit. The final illustrations may look slightly different.

UPDATE: There are now a total of 6 t-shirt options (instead of just 4). The designs will be printed on high quality Next Level t-shirts. 

The designs will be printed on high quality Next Level t-shirts. Sizes range from Small to XXL. Men's shirts come in one style and women's shirts have the  option of a scoop neck or a deep v-neck.

Crystal Phelps is a print-maker from the Midwest who's artistic voice took root while living in the Arizona desert. Her work has transformed from focusing on traditional printmaking processes to mixed media and collaborative works.

The Lab 137 is a retail design and production workshop for local makers, that facilitates entrepreneurial experimentation. A portion of the profits from each sale of our locally designed products are used toward the purchase of materials and equipment for our community workshop.

Thank you so much for reading this and considering backing this project. If there are any questions we haven't answered yet, please send us a message. Backing this project will surely make your friends say "OH $#@&! I WANT ONE!" Or, at least, we hope that they say that.

P.S. The music used in the video is from Nine Inch Nails' fantastic album Ghosts I-IV that you can get here.

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    66 backers

    Reward #1: I'll email you wallpapers of all NINE illustrations from the series for all your devices -- from the smallest (iPhone, iPad, etc) to the largest (laptop, desktop, etc).

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    Pledge $22 or more

    175 backers All gone!

    Reward #2: ONE signed & numbered, hand-made SCREEN PRINT of your choice -- there are a total of 9 print options. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $8

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    Reward #3: ONE screen printed T-SHIRT of your choice -- there are a total of 4 t-shirt options. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $10.

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    Reward #4: ONE screen print, ONE t-shirt and NINE wallpapers. Basically, this is combination of Reward #1 + Reward #2 + Reward #3! Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $10.

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    20 backers All gone!

    THREE SCREEN PRINTS of your choice -- there are a total of 9 print options. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $10

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    15 backers All gone!

    JUST ADDED: THE GLITTERSAUR! This is a special edition version of the "Oh Expletive: Flame Thrower!" print (the one with dinosaurs). It is glittery and it is obnoxiously shiny! Only 15 of these will ever be produced. PLUS ONE screen print of your choice. PLUS ONE t-shirt of your choice. PLUS Reward #1. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $10.

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    Reward #5: THE GLITTERCORN! This is a special edition version of the "Oh Expletive: Unicorns!" print. It is glittery and it is magical! Only 25 of these will ever be produced. PLUS ONE screen print of your choice. PLUS ONE t-shirt of your choice. PLUS Reward #1. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $10.

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    JUST ADDED: TWO screen prints of your choice and TWO t-shirts of your choice. PLUS Reward #1. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $10.

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    Pledge $90 or more

    15 backers All gone!

    JUST THE SHIRTS! A set of all FOUR t-shirts. Or any four t-shirts of your choice. PLUS Reward #1. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $12.

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    26 backers All gone!

    Reward #6: FIVE screen prints of your choice. PLUS ONE t-shirt of your choice. PLUS Reward #1. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $10.

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    Pledge $120 or more

    10 backers All gone!

    ALL THE SHIRTS! A set of all SIX t-shirts. Or any 6 t-shirts of your choice. PLUS Reward #1. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $15.

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    Pledge $130 or more

    3 backers All gone!

    Reward #7: A video of James & I made especially for you. The video will be addressed to you and we will discuss a subject of your choosing because James is an expert of everything. Although we reserve the right to not discuss a topic. Also INCLUDES FIVE screen prints of your choice. PLUS ONE t-shirt of your choice. PLUS Reward #1. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $10.

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    Pledge $165 or more

    15 backers All gone!

    Reward #8: A set of ALL NINE screen prints. PLUS ONE t-shirt of your choice. PLUS Reward #1. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $15.

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    Pledge $225 or more

    10 backers All gone!

    Reward #9: A set of ALL NINE screen prints and a set of ALL FOUR t-shirts. PLUS Reward #1. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please include an additional $25.

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    Pledge $250 or more

    5 backers All gone!

    Reward #10: This is Reward #7 + Reward #9 i.e. a video message from James and I made just for you PLUS a set of ALL NINE screen prints and a set of ALL FOUR t-shirts. PLUS Reward #1. Amount includes shipping. For shipping outside of the US, please add $25.

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