Black Friday is on, and Signalnoise is no different in offering you some savings over the next few days. All order made today through Monday, November 29th will earn 15% off everything in the Signalnoise Store. This includes all posters, t-shirts and source files. After you fill your cart use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to reap the benefits of 15% off. Great for grabbing some Christmas presents.
Additionally, the kind folks over at FITC are offering $150 off a festival ticket for FITC Toronto 2011 happening next May. I’ll be speaking again this year at FITC Toronto 2011 along with a killer line-up of inspiring presenters. If you’re planning on attending, now is the time to grab that festival ticket in their store using the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY.
PS. Highfives to anyone who recognizes my promo graphic reference.
Here is a real treat. My pal Fulton Hawk over at the Salvation Army camp sent me some rough footage of my Blood & Fire t-shirt being printed. I’m a real nerd when it comes to seeing things get made, and this is the first time I’ve seen a screen print process in action on my own stuff. Just look at those arms go.
What I received was some straight ahead footage but I took a few hours this morning to cut it together in an interesting way, added some Signalnoise and Salvation Army branding and grabbed one of the tracks from the Reckless Love album to add that 80s rock flavor that compliments the design. I learned quite a lot by doing this little piece, taking what content I had nearby to make something cool. Just remember, I’m no video guy and certainly not an editor. :)
The Blood & Fire t-shirt is available over at the Wardrobe Army Apparel store, 100% of the proceeds are donated to help the Salvation Army’s work in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver BC.
Here is the preview of one of the designs I want to include in the next batch of Signalnoise t-shirts, the Scare Bear. As I keep working on these shirt designs and jotting down ideas I keep gravitating toward taking things from my past (toys, movies, video games) and adding some distinct heavy metal elements, and I believe this idea came out of a late-night nerdy conversation with my pal Jerko. I like wearing funny things on my chest, and the combo of retro nerdiness and heavy metal makes me laugh. This design falls in line with my previous Black Metal Busters and Metalego t-shirts.
I’ve been asked by more than a fair share of ladies inquiring when there will be t-shirts catering to the female crowd. Well, I’m going to look into offering some lady-sizes with this design to see if it’s in the cards.
More to come as I move forward, and watch the blog for some more preview as I bang the designs out.
• Cal and his daughter Addison sporting their Strange Adventures garb.
The past week has been pretty quiet on the blog because I was in the midst of moving, but I’m happy to say we are getting settled and the new place is starting to look nice and habitable. That being said, it’s time to get back at the blog and get some updates posted on what has been happening. Here we go.
This past Thursday was my good pal Cal Johnson’s birthday. Cal is the owner of the best comic store in the world, Strange Adventures (Twitter) here in Halifax. His wife Sandy approached me about doing a custom shirt design for Cal and the store, and how could I refuse? After waffling on the idea a bit, I decided to make a design based on the old Batman logo from the 70s, but alter it to feature the store and their mascot, Super Snipe. Here is the original and a shot of the mascot drawn by my pal Dave Howlett:
• Batman logo from the 1970s.
• Super Snipe by Dave Howlett.
A big happy birthday to Cal, and be sure to drop by Strange Adventures to say hello to the gang if you ever visit Halifax. It’s a must-see venue.
I’m really excited to announce the launch of the Salvation Army + Signalnoise Blood & Fire t-shirt now available for purchase at WARdrobe Army Apparel. It’s always been my goal to find suitable projects where I can do the work I enjoy and it gets used for a wonderful cause. The Salvation Army is a perfect fit and I was thrilled when they contacted me, great people doing great work all over the world and I’m stoked to be a part of their growing line of apparel. The shirt begins shipping on the 22nd.
100% of the proceeds of this t-shirt will benefit the street meal service provided by The Salvation Army Cariboo Hill. Their volunteer team provides over 600 hot meals a week to those in need on the corner of Main and Hastings in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver BC. Here’s a bit about the shirt and the project:
And to make matters even better, if you order a Blood & Fire t-shirt within the next week you will be entered to win one of 2 Signalnoise posters of your choice (the Tron Legacy poster is included in that selection). I will be announcing the 2 winners on Signalnoise Broadcast 22, which will air next week on Thursday, September 23rd at 3pm EST. Tune in to hear the big announcement, and best of luck!
Coming soon will be an exclusive Signalnoise t-shirt design created for the wicked folks at The Salvation Army in support of their brand new WARdrobe Army Apparel line. All proceeds of shirts sold will be donated to charity. More details will be coming very soon, so stay tuned.
Reminder, the Signalnoise ‘Back to School’ sale will be ending tomorrow. If you want to place an order and make use of the 15% off code, swing over to the Signalnoise Store and enter the code BACKTOSCHOOL when checking out.
I am happy to announce that there are now three new designs available in the growing family of Signalnoise t-shirts. Now for purchase in the Signalnoise Store are the Mask of Vulcan, the Signalnoise Chevrons and my black metal mascot shows up again in Lego form on the Metalego shirt. All orders are hand-packed by me on my coffee table, and includes a little swag bag full of Signalnoise buttons and stickers. Great for lockers and binders!
On top of that, I restocked a few of the previously sold out posters.
Back to School sale!
Along with the release of my new shirts, I will be having a Back to School sale to make it a bit more affordable for folks trying to get new posters for their dorm room or shirts for their backs. For the next week you can enjoy 15% off all orders, just use the code BACKTOSCHOOL when placing your order at the Signalnoise Store.
In a short 6 days I will be packing up all my gear and heading to FITC San Francisco to check out presentations by my favorite artists/designers as well as meeting a bunch of like-minded creative folks who read the blog. I can’t wait.
That being said, I will also be packing up some Signalnoise t-shirts that I will be selling to interested people attending the event. This isn’t anything official being put on by FITC, just me and a suitcase. The print shop has assured me that the new Signalnoise t-shirts will be all done before I depart, so those of you at the event will have first crack at the supply before it hits my online store. I’ll also have a complete restock of my sold out Signalnoise Classic t-shirt. Here are the available designs:
Since my t-shirt supply will be limited by the size of my suitcase, I need to ask a favor of all those interested in grabbing a shirt from me at the event. Please send me over an email or leave a comment here stating which shirt you would like to purchase and what size. That way I can pack the necessary shirts to ensure I have what I need to get these into peoples’ hands. I will be charging $25 per shirt, $45 for two which is a bit of a savings from ordering online, and you will still get a swag bag containing Signalnoise stickers and buttons. Cool?