Drive By Press

A few weeks ago Portland was treated to a visit by the fun guys of Drive By Press, sponsored by MECA. My neighbor alerted us to it, and since I always have about a million blank t-shirts hanging around, I grabbed a bunch and we went on down. It’s very cool: these two guys basically live out of their van and drive around to college campuses, printing their wood-cut images on t-shirts and talking about printmaking in general.

As soon as we showed up, Eli fixated on this big scary Mexican wrestler image, and he was the first one to get a shirt printed (because he was so immediately decisive) (I of course kept saying, “Are you sure? Are you sure you want that big scary one?”). I have to say his shirt looks fantastic, and it is definitely his favorite shirt. He’d wear it every day if he could.

We got four shirts: the Mexican wrestler for Eli, a campfire for Henry (with smoke that is shaped like a skull-and-crossbones, appropriate given his current pirate leanings), boom boxes for Dave, and funky little glasses for Zuzu.


Comments (3)

  1. Julie October 20, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I didn’t get anything, because I didn’t want to wear a huge boxy t-shirt. I totally didn’t even think to bring one of my regular, nicely fitted t-shirts. They’re coming back in April and I might get one then.

  2. Lisa October 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    This is sooooo coool!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you remind us again in April before they come back…I’ll be sure to go–thanks so much!!!

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