About the design
on October 19, 2010
For LOVES 101010: This is my first Threadless submission and I wanted to be bold. It might have been a better idea to submit small, feeling things out with a few weeks of critique and then doing a general submission. But, I felt that in the wake of the recent call for Liberty and Justice to be heard in those cases of bullying and intolerance, this design might find an audience, even if the design may not be a clever tongue-in-cheek, visual play on words, as are so many of my favorite Threadless threads.
I can find only one example of this national issue being addressed in Threadless T-shirt fashion: http://www.threadless.com/product/896/Gay_Pride/tab,guys
I absolutely love Nicholas Bright’s design and hope that my submission makes the grade as sort of a companion piece—the American Icon, lionesses of the Pride.
Straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning, king, queen, transvestite, transgender, transsex, intersex—
We all deserve Justice, Liberty, and Equality.
I’m sort of at a loss for print methods. I have no idea if any of the fancy stuff will work with a 4-color separation, which is fine. I’m not sure what ink will work the best. We only had one option when I did the original screen print of this by hand… so I guess I will leave the inking decisions to the experts. Also: The sparse use of black is intentional. And the misregistration is intentional (although in my original process, I tried to avoid it, my favorites in the edition were the ones slightly misregistered).