i first took a printmaking class in college, at vanderbilt university. my professor there, marilyn murphy, was an important mentor to me and encouraged my interest in printmaking and art creation in general. i first learned how to print t-shirts from my friend and mentor, nita tatum. i worked with her in her new orleans screen printing shop for about 10 years. along the way, i started making t-shirt designs of my own for grassroots groups with which i was involved, and even one or two for myself.
when i discovered street stencilling and started making clocks, i was also stencilling (with spray paint) onto t-shirts. eventually, i got myself a very simple silkscreen press, so i could do one-color designs at home, diy-style. i slowly transfered all my handcut stencil designs over to silkscreen and printed them up on all manner of clothing.
below is an slideshow gallery of stencilled and silkscreened t-shirts, tanks and other clothings i’ve printed over the years, from my flickr page. i don’t do much custom work in this area, but if you have an idea or desperately want something you see below, let me know. i’ll see what i can do.