Branded VBJ travel shirts are now available!
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
About the Author: VBJ
I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. VBJ has written 3679 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.
VBJ is currently in: Papa Bay, Hawaii
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?
December 22, 2009, 6:02 pm
Just put in my order : )
December 23, 2009, 1:16 pm
If you you will do 2 for $20 then you just made your third sale. Dutch
Next post: Petroglyphs in Arizona
Previous post: PRESS RELEASE – Vagabond Journey.com T-shirt Fund Raiser