Friday, June 20, 2008

T-Shirts, T-Shirts, T-Shirts: is there anything you can't express?

I guess you can say I finally sold out. I've given into my creative and capitalist urges and now you all have to hear about it.

You see, I recently started a T-shirt shop called Pop Culture Sugar that is sort of tangential to this blog (and you can tell it is something I was involved with because of the greens, always with the greens).

Now, I don't have designs associated with this blog per say (because let's face it, I don't think very many people absolutely clamoring to wear a t-shirt with this blog's logo on it at the moment), but the shirts are Pop Culture-related so I figured it was all good to mention them here, after all, I am a man of infinite humility and modesty who would never do anything that would bring attention to myself. If you click on the pictures, you can see all the items with that design on them.

I had this shirt in mind for a few months now... ever since "I drink your milkshake, I drink it up!" made a long swinging pass through our collective pop cultural experience, and I thought, there are a lot of these things... why not have a t-shirt that basically covers them all? And thus, a T-shirt was born.

Starbucks was a relatively easy target, I must admit, but it was fun designing that logo. I don't hate Starbucks, but I am not a fan either, so I guess it is ok. At least, that's how I am rationalizing it.

Kermit the Frog + a dirty mind made this slogan an easy choice for me. Could it be a little more tasteful? Perhaps. I am willing to concede that. But I thought it was funny. Mostly it is for the ladies out there, but I kept in mind that there may be some dudes that could totally rock that, so I made one for them too.

And well, the first one is the granddaddy of them all. If you remember back in November, I had mentioned I saw that t-shirt, and I just had to comment on it, and well, I lied. I made it, and I was too chickenshit to admit it, because I didn't want to get involved in some prolonged political discussion. I like David Palmer, and I liked Barack Obama's oratory style, so it seemed like a winner to me (and talk about picking a winning horse in that race early... I wish I would have got some money down on that back when I made the shirt).

Of course, when I started testing the features of Spreadshirt, I wanted to see what I could do with an image I already had, so I just moved it on over to the new shop. But I couldn't just have an Obama shirt, as I am bound by some weird version of the Fairness Doctrine, so somehow the whole candidate as television character analogy spun into this:

Yeah, I'm just that classy. Though it could have been worse... I could have made the Matlock into a Grampa Simpson worthy MAAAAAAAAAATLOCK, but I thought that would be a little too over the top.

After I make a few sales, I have quite a few more shirts/designs planned, so this is likely not the last time you hear about this.

I would also like to congratulate my esteemed peer Becca from No Smoking in the Skullcave on the opening of her own shop this week as well, and I wish her much success at Wizard World next week.


Megan said...

"It comes in [green]? I'm getting one."

MC said...

If it says something amounting to Free Color Selection, you can get it in any color you want ;)

Jeremy Barker said...

Nice work, MC. I hope you move some merch.

MC said...

I hope I do too naturally ;)