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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 [...]

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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.

They laugh.

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
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Vagabond Journey T-shirt description

Vagabond Journey t-shirt

Vagabond Journey t-shirt

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.

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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.

Fist a design is drawn onto a piece of wood or linolium and then it is carved out to make a woodblock print

Fist a design is drawn onto a piece of wood or linolium and then it is carved out to make a woodblock print

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.

Step 1 of woodblock printing process

Step 1 of woodblock printing process

The print is then applied with ink and it is laid upon the shirt.

Woodblock printing press

Woodblock printing press

Next, the print and the shirt are run through a woodblock printing press.

Wood block printing press

Wood block printing press

Wood block printing of Vagabond Journey t-shirt

Wood block printing of Vagabond Journey t-shirt

Woodblock print t-shirts

Woodblock print t-shirts

The freshly printed t-shirts are now hung up to dry.

Vagabond Journey t-shirts

Vagabond Journey t-shirts

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!




Thank you!

Walk Slow,
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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About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 88 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3398 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • eric December 20, 2009, 3:34 pm

    Ah, thank god for family. Its always nice to have loving support. How are you going to carry 99 tshirts with you when you travel?

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    • Wade | Vagabond Journey.com December 20, 2009, 4:35 pm

      Eric,

      You and everyone else is going to buy one and distribute the load haha.

      Wade

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  • Byron December 22, 2009, 6:02 pm

    Just put in my order : )

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    • Wade | Vagabond Journey.com December 22, 2009, 6:43 pm

      Thanks, I really appreciate it!

      I will send it out to you!

      Thanks,

      Wade

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  • dutch December 23, 2009, 1:16 pm

    If you you will do 2 for $20 then you just made your third sale. Dutch

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    • Wade | Vagabond Journey.com December 23, 2009, 4:16 pm

      Hello Dutch,

      My wife, Chaya, says,”$20 and two less shirts is better than $0 and two more shirts.”

      I suppose bartering down the price of everything keeps with the theme of vagabondjourney.com haha

      So we will take it, $20 for two shirts.

      What sizes?

      Wade

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