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Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 - Urban Scout Handbook

Reviving your boring old shirts

Space 4 Art's screenprinting event brings cool Japanese design to San Diego

By Alex Zaragoza
strange2 This could be you
- Strange
Marlon Brando turned the clean white T-shirt into a must-own basic for every manly man's closet. They're crisp. They hug the biceps. They make you bat your lashes and say, "Yes, sir. I will hop on your motorcycle. I won't tell my dad if you promise not to murder me." While it's still a good idea for hunky dudes (and ladies, too) to keep a plain tee around for doing errands or hitting the gym, why not take a few of those boring shirts and give them a little flavor? Variety is the spice of life, right? That's why casino buffets are the greatest.

On Saturday, June 30, head out to Space 4 Art to give your lame shirts a makeover with the help of Strange, a live screenprinting group all the way from Japan. It's universally accepted that Japanese people are the absolute coolest. See here, here and here for proof. So you can trust that the final result will be awesome. Plus, if you pride yourself on being a unique snowflake unlike any other, you'll love that each screenprint is totally different and original. You are special.

The group is headed by fashion designer Ryuji Kamiyama and artist Naomi Kazama. The duo created modern Japanese designs that often have a cool, geometrical tribal element to them. I looked through their print designs on their website and found images that I would not only love on a T-shirt, but covet for the walls of my apartment. 

It's $10 for each item you want printed. It can be your own shirt that's been sitting at the bottom of your sock drawer unloved, or you can buy an organic tee for $5 at the event. Maybe if you bring some sheets of heavy paper, they'll screenprint those as well. There will be a bunch of cool designs to choose from. All the materials used are non-toxic, so don't worry your little hippie heart.

It all starts at 1 p.m. and goes 'til 6 p.m. Feel free to bring the kids. Click here for more info.

Got cool shopping ideas or workshops to share? Email our Urban Scout Handbook blogger at alexz@sdcitybeat.com.
 
 
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