For sometime we have toyed with the idea of launching various types of merchandise. The thought was to stock our 'Pharmacy' with interesting products that we could sell to raise money for Crohn's & Colitis UK. So here is the first artist series t-shirt from Annica Lydenberg a.k.a Dirty Bandits.
Through our Instagram feed and a bit of word of mouth we discovered a company in Shoreditch, East London by the name of Everpress. A printing company that works alongside artists and musicians to create tshirts for their fan base with no hidden hassle. The service they offer is perfect for us, no up front fee, no need to have piles of stock (as each design is created on a pre order basis) and no shipping and handling, they pretty much deal with everything, leaving us the client to deal with the promotion and marketing.
From each tshirt the project takes a cut of each sale, which is then divided between our ongoing work and the remainder going to C&CUK. The tshirts are priced at £20, and will be printed at the close of the promotional campaign. Sadly once the campaign finishes the tshirts will no longer be available to purchase, it's kind of a 'strike whilst the iron is hot' scenario.
If you are interested in purchasing a tshirt click here to go through to the Everpress campaign page, where you can purchase a shirt between the sizes of small to 2XL, in either white or black. Support the cause and represent your guts to the maximum with one of these limited edition shirts.
Many thanks for the support and kind words,
About the Artist:
Dirty Bandits is a small, Brooklyn-based design firm specializing it typography, lettering and illustration run by Annica Lydenberg. Work done by Dirty Bandits is fueled by Annica’s deep obsession with type.
In 2011 she decided to pursue this obsession and was part of the inaugural graduating class from Type @ Cooper, a one year program in typeface design at Cooper Union in New York. Having had enough of the computer, from Brooklyn Annica went to San Francisco to begin to learn sign painting at New Bohemia Signs.
Her artwork is inspired by traditional show card writing, 90s hip hop and her love of puns and word play often using humor to address personal issues. Each word she paints or draws is treated as an image rather than a word rendered in a particular font. She works with painting, chalk, screen printing, and pen and ink, pulling stylistic influence from an ever growing photographic library of found type and vintage and contemporary signage.
She continues to work with companies on books, branding, lettering projects and murals and is repped by Bersnstein & Andriulli.
Annica is also a fellow Crohn's disease sufferer, and has been an incredible support and inspiration from very early on in the project. You can read her interview with us here.