It so hard for Chop Shop to resist pop-culture references. Our best received designs thus far have been our weRobot and rockStar tees which contain about 80+ pop-icon references just between the two. So when we came across Gundam Calling an image by Richard Miske on flickr, it was like the gods sending us a signal. Now the tshirt design is also available as a glicée print as well.
What makes this design even more referential than usual is that it pays homage to an album cover that pays homage to yet another album cover. Elvis’ debut album cover is seen above left and The Clash’s epic “London Calling” is to the right. The historic nature of both these records and the fact that there is this visual game shared between the two has led many others to follow the same example hoping just a bit of Elvis and The Clash might rub off on them.
141 well-known dudes sporting their well-known dos, staches and beards with the best of them sporting all three. We just got a few in ladies styles on a gorgeous American Apparel ORANGE
Art by Jamie Reed. Also in men’s American Apparel or Alstyle silver tees.
The one detriment to loading up one design with 30 musicians is what happens when someone on the tee is an act that some people might hate? There are also those who just like one band so far and above all others that the rest become merely a distraction.
We recently printed up a bunch of “singles” for a local exhibit in Beacon, NY and people immediately gravitated to the small 5×7 single prints specially produced for the exhibit. So we are posting the same items from the show in our new Glicée 5×7 Prints section on chopshopstore.com. Each print comes with an appropriate mini-quote and are all printed on Moab Rag Bright white, weight is 190 GSM.
You can buy them each separately for $5 or as a complete set for $4 each (total price varies according to quantity in the given set).
Pictured above is the, Four Lads Print Set. Others available are the Classic Rock Print Set with The Who, Rolling Stones, Hendrix and Bowie. The Punk Rock Print Set includes The Clash, Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop and The Ramones.