Glow-in-the Dark Ghoul T-Shirt (2023)
Our latest death-metal T-shirt has arrived—and it's designed to be worn when the lights go out (or, when the black lights go on). That's right, this zombie-inspired luminescent new design glows in the dark. Terrify your other tees and add it to your collection, if you dare...
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THE ARTIST Rick Reese
Wear one of our intricate “death metal” logo designs, and be prepared for people to stop you in the street to ask about the band on your shirt. That’s no accident. The artist is Rick Reese, a well-known West Coast freelance illustrator who counts among his biggest influences “Pushead,” famous for his skateboard graphics in the '80s, as well as doing artwork for bands like the Misfits, Metallica and Kool Keith. Reese works with bands himself these days, but his collaboration with No Starch Press marks the first time he's done album-cover-style designs for a book publisher – an artistic juxtaposition he thinks "adds to the shirt's appeal."
THE SCREEN PRINTER Babylon Burning
Since its humble beginnings out of a Bernal Heights utility room in 1976, Babylon Burning has become an ink-stained institution in San Francisco. As the city’s oldest screen printer, they've survived bubbles, busts, recessions, earthquakes, and —most recently—a catastrophic fire. But one thing that’s stayed the same is the printing process itself, which is still done almost completely manually. Screen printing is a method of printing graphics on a T-shirt that lays thick inks over a mesh screen imprinted with the design, ensuring absolute precision. Sure, there are quicker ways to get a graphic on a shirt, but nothing looks better than an old-school screen print.