Support Vagabond Journey.com, buy a t-shirt —
My family is a bunch of jokesters. “So you now have 99 Vagabond Journey shirts!” they laugh at me as we sit around the dinner table on a snowy New York night. They think that it is funny that I am the proud possessor of no less than 99 of the same t-shirt in various sizes.
“Hey!” my father roared in a sea of laughter, “you can tie all of them together end to end, tie them to a couple of trees, and make a giant sling shot!”
They don’t believe that anyone wants to buy my stinking t-shirts so they continue offering suggestions on how I can find additional functions for the 99 identical t-shirts that I now claim ownership of.
“He only sold one, he only sold one!” they laugh, my loving wife, Chaya, leading the chorus.
“I will sell every one of them,” I speak stubbornly.
Due to a slight lack of sales, I have now lowered the price of the donation for the Vagabond Journey.com fund raiser t-shirts.
How about $15.
If you donate $15 to Vagabond Journey.com within the next month, I will send you a shirt (postage included). The money raised from selling these shirts will probably go to putting Vagabond Journey onto a larger server or footing a bill for an internationally capable mobile internet accessing device, such as a Blackberry, so the money will go right back into the website.
Buy a Vagabond Journey t-shirt
Please donate $15
Vagabond Journey T-shirt description
The Vagabond Journey t-shirt design features a writing quill super imposed over a compass. It was based off of the little logo at the top of most pages on this website, and, I suppose, indicates travel and writing. I suppose this is what this site is about.
Photos of t-shirt being printed
Justin Catania, my friend who printed the t-shirts, is a woodblock printer based in New York City. I met him while I was chasing Chaya’s tail. They were roommates. In the process of the courtship, we became good friends, and we partnered up on Vagabond Journey — he does the art and I write the words.
The following is a photo sequence of how the Vagabond Journey t-shirts were printed.
First a design is sketched upon a block of wood or, in this case, a piece of linoleum. Then the negative space is carved out by hand and a “woodblock” is created to do the prints with.
The print is then applied with ink and it is laid upon the shirt.
Next, the print and the shirt are run through a woodblock printing press.
The freshly printed t-shirts are now hung up to dry.
The t-shirts are than folded up and packed to ship.
If you would like to support Vagabond Journey.com through buying a shirt, please donate around $15 by clicking on the Paypal button below!
Wade and Chaya
Read more about Justin Catania and Vagabond Journey merchandise
- Justin Catania Woodblock print artist interview
- Vagabond Woodblock Print
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