We have high hopes for this year. We want big things to happen. And we’re taking steps to make them happen.
The first of these steps was to visit a little trade show in Los Angeles, California on February 8. It’s called The Bank Sale. And by ‘little trade show’, we mean, the BIGGEST street wear trade show IN THE WORLD. We jumped on a plane and flew the 14 hours to take part, and from the experience alone, we reckon it was well worth it.
The thing is we met loads of amazing people, all on the hustle, trying to make their brands happen. Not a single one of them was too cool or too busy to give advice on all aspects of the street wear business as they saw it.
We had a blast, partied hard, made a stack of new, exciting contacts and even established some very promising links with retailers in the USA.
Big things are gonna happen, so keep your eyes on the sky. Or on our site and social media feeds….
We have stacks of illustrations filed away in dark cupboards and filing cabinets. It suddenly occurred to us the other day that there might be some people out there who have a blank space on a wall that needs some skull love or just some original artwork to make it the centre of attention. Much better than having them hidden away where nobody can see them.
So if you’d like to buy some really affordable original art for yourself or someone you know for Christmas, a birthday or just ’cause you wanna, all you have to do is get on over to eBay and search ‘monsterman’. Keep checking back too, as we’ll be adding new pieces all the time from now on.
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Right now, you can grab a bundle of Roil goodness and save a few pennies too.
The more tees you buy the less you’ll pay.
A couple of months ago we were invited to be part of a live t-shirt printing event in Brisbane. Called Let’s Face It, the event doubled as the launch party for the Analogue Digital festival. A load of artists were invited and we got to mix it with them. There was DJs and street art people daubing the walls all around.
Check out this link to see a video of the whole she-bang.
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We’re not big fans of big numbers. We know all the finance jockeys, accountants and taxmen love ‘em. The bigger the better, they say. Not us. We like small numbers. Well, one small number to be precise. We like the number 50.
50 is not a great age to turn. It’s an impossible amount of push-ups to do. And it’s way too much to pay for a main course in a restaurant. But it is a bang-on amount of t-shirts to create. And that’s exactly how many we create of each and every one of our designs.
There are a number of really good reasons this. Chief among those is the fact that we get bored easily. We are constantly itching to move onto new things, to uncover/discover/release the next cool design.
We also want to make each tee special. With only 50 of each when you buy one you can very safe in the knowledge that you’re highly unlikely to bump into anyone else wearing one, anywhere, ever.
It doesn’t take Stephen Hawking to work out that 50 t-shirts available around the world to a population of just over 7 billion equals pretty much the exact opposite of mass production.
By making very limited editions of every design we can produce a whole load more designs on an ongoing basis so everything is constantly fresh.
It also helps with quality control. Actually the only real control we want of the quality is the ability to keep it high.
High quality ethically sourced 100% cotton tees. High quality designs. High quality screenprinting. And high quality attitude. All of which you can only get when everything is done by hand.
Because if there are two things we really love it’s high quality and low numbers.
Dropping in on people when surfing really ain’t cool. But dropping in on people when they’re setting up shop at the amazing Bondi Markets for the first time is. We’ll be there from 10am – 4pm with tees and a bunch of other stuff. You can see our current range for yourself and catch a preview of what we’ve got coming up. So come this Sunday, March 17, come down and see us.
Say it with flowers.
Like all our tees, this one is lovingly designed and printed by hand onto the very best quality 100% cotton tees around. Each tee is limited to a print run of fifty so you know you’ll be getting something. Just think, you’ll have one of only fifty in the whole world so the likelihood of you ever bumping into someone wearing the same one as you is pretty damn slim.
Click through to our store for more pics and to pick one up for yourself.
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