Ain't Life Grand Widespread Panic T Shirt - Original Linocut Design
I wanted to make a classic linocut design for this classic Widespread Panic song. "Ain't Life Grand" inspired this illustration that I turned into a printmaking block by carving linoleum.
On the back of this T, I hand stamp my Ain't Life Grand block. This design features nature, landscapes, 'Til the Medicine Takes vinyl, and a small love tractor in the field. On the pocket area of the front, I stamp another small block with WSP on it.
Printed on an ivory Comfort Colors shirt in black printmaking ink. The ink is permanent, but please machine wash and hang dry to keep the print nice for as long as possible. All shirts are cured at 330 F with our infrared belt dryer to prevent cracking and fading, this ensures quality and durability of the print.Shirts are a super cozy fit, size chart on the last image slide.
Due to the handmade nature of this piece, every shirt varies slightly. I do my best to make every print as perfect as possible.
Original linocut, hand stamped by me.
Unlike many direct to garment shirts seen on Etsy, lincout printing not only creates an artistic and handmade print, but each shirt is printed & overseen directly by me, the artist, not a third party vendor.
Hand Printed with love in the Historic River Arts District of Asheville, NC. The earliest artists moved into the RAD starting in 1985. Our studio is a stone's throw from The French Broad River, one of the oldest in the world and located inside a renovated tannery warehouse, dating to the late 1800's. We respectfully acknowledge this land as that of The Cherokee Nation who thrived in this area for over 10,000 years, as well as that of Asheville's original Black Community.
Once you place your order please allow 2 weeks for your item to be printed and shipped. This will give me plenty of time to review your order details and make sure everything is sent correctly.
If you have any questions regarding your order, please message me! I allow for returns and exchanges if you are unhappy with your order for any reason within my control.
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Designs made and copyrighted by Erika Busse.