Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Selling, But Not Selling Out...

Okay, shameless self-promotion without the profit. Art for art's sake. Whatever.

Tee shirts featuring the 2007 Punk Bike Enduro image (Iggy Pop w/ Biker Babe) are now available at my "store" on CafePress. There are two styles of shirts for chix and one for dix. All are white. All are made in the USA. What this last bit really means is that to make this tee shirt, no child of asian descent was interrupted while gnawing off a limb to escape the manacle binding him/her—in accordance with the unassailable rules of globalization and its noble race to the bottom—to an aging Singer. That's meaningful.

Oh yeah, the reason the word store appears above in " " (besides the obvious): I make nothing from the sale of these shirts. The prices reflect the same amount—and not one kopek more—that Cafepress would charge me if I were to buy one myself, which I just did, size L (kiss me, I'm a non-fucking-profit). That's meaningful too, at least to me.

Full disclosure: If you're not familiar with CafePress, it costs me nothing to "sell" these shirts, either. And anyway, given the small audience for which this item may have an appeal, any profit from sales likely wouldn't even cover my tab for one night at the local pub. So, there you have it.

Also, I have not yet seen the final product in the flesh, so to speak. However, if you zoom the image at CafePress, it looks like all the details (e.g., skull-filled background) will show up nicely on the shirts. At the risk of beating this all to death, I'll post a pic when mine arrives.

6 comments:

gmr2048 said...

"Kiss me, I'm a non-fucking-profit"

The Red Cross just called. They want to license your new slogan.

Hjalti said...

The store says "Vintage fit (size up for a looser fit)" but then only offers up to a xxl. I figure I'd be needing a 4x to make it after shrinkage, if prior cafe press purchases are any indicator.

iconoclasst said...

Hjalti, yeah, unfortunately, that's the only Made In The USA style they offer. Odd. And stupid.

Mike said...

So do you still want one of my home spun shirts?

iconoclasst said...

Yeah, man, definately. Next time I see you, if you have it.

Mike said...

I'll have it. Let's set something up.