Stereo type

I've had this idea for quite sometime right now. My idea of making a statement about not feeding stereotypes. Stereotypes are everywhere and they apply because they are born from true behaviors. The idea was to make people think before they act so they don't feed their stereotype anymore, so they would eventually die. Or that is my romantic idea anyway. It all started with this sketch:

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I used a pilot pen and my own loose handwriting to try to achieve the feel I wanted. The idea was to keep it somewhat vertical to fill a good portion of the t-shirt. This is an inked version of the sketch:

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I am currently gathering equipment and knowledge to start my own business combining graphic design skills (put my degree to use) and screen printing (something I have been passionate about for sometime now) and in that quest I found a local shop that offers classes. Perfect timing right!? So, I decided to attend the class and bring this design with me to print some shirts. This is a bit of the process:

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Needless to say, the experience was AMAZING! Feeling the pressure of the blade, smelling the ink, following the process from start to finish and creating with your hands something you can wear from scratch, was an unbelievable experience, one I want to keep feeling and hopefully do as job. 

Here it is the final product:

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I asked my friend to wear a couple and get some shots for my website

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Overall, my experiece designing and screen printing these shirts was simply GREAT! I hope to get printing in regular basis soon.

Thank you for this (and all the other) classes, they are very informative and inspiring to follow the dream of making cool and insightful garmets and one day see someone one day wearing your art down the street. 

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