April 21st, 2009 6:30am
I am very excited to announce that the first-ever Fluxblog t-shirts are now available for pre-order from my special FluxTees mini-site. There are two designs — one by Ryan Catbird, based on the old Sonic Youth Washing Machine t-shirts, and the other is by cartoonist John Cei Douglas, and it is very cute and twee. I think they’re both top-notch, and that you will all look adorable wearing them.
I’m going to be real with you: If you buy one of these shirts, you’re going to be helping me out a lot. I’m a freelance writer without health insurance in a very dire economy, and money has been very tight in recent months. If you’re a fan of the site and all its satellite projects — the tumblr, the podcast, the mixes, Pop Songs 07-08 — now is the time to show your support. This isn’t a pledge drive, per se, but your purchase will go a long way towards keeping me from having to sell a kidney on the black market to pay the rent. Okay, probably not that, but you get the idea.
I will take pre-orders for 2-3 weeks, and then I’ll have the t-shirts made, and I hope to have them all sent out within 2-3 weeks of receiving them from the factory. I’m being somewhat cautious about this — doing this as a pre-order minimizes and/or eliminates problems with overstock, and allows you to get exactly the size that you want. Also, keep in mind that I will not be reprinting these designs. If this goes over well, I’ll probably have new designs down the line, but these are strictly limited edition.
Anyway! Fluxblog t-shirts! Buy them!