Monday, January 28, 2008

sightings

this is cool. last year i sold a t-shirt—a recycle your record collection t-shirt, still available from the awia shop—to anki toner, a musician who lives in spain.

then this year, he wore it in a photo shoot for a short feature that appeared in the sunday magazine of el pais, spain's largest newspaper.

click the pic for a larger version, though your spanish needs to be pretty good to decipher it. i was able to make out maybe two thirds of it. most of it's about him as a collector—not only does he collect records, but he has one of the world's largest collections of cycling board games—and then there's a couple questions about his band & music at the bottom.

if you're interested in checking out his band, you can download their latest from archive.org. i'm listening now, and it reminds me a lot of later-period einsturzende neubauten.

so i might not have sold that many shirts—i might even still have a couple dozen of them unsold in storage—but the people who have bought them really like them and want to show them off.

3 comments:

arratik said...

That reminds me. I need another one...

dj empirical said...

i did it first!

http://citybeat.com/2004-06-23/whatrulistening.shtml

lol prolly not first. but YEARS ago! ;)

seriously though, that's cool. and it's a testament to good design -- o LOVE that shirt. (as you know, i wore mine out and replaced it!)

Elizabeth said...

super cool!