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BANANA November 27 2015

Print and Coach jacket combo limited edition of 25. 8.5" x 11" print wool felt patch

Collabration with Adrian Sanchez.

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People of Print October 05 2015

We're happy here at Team Print Shop to announce Sashi has a new bedtime story (which is great because we've had enough of that Clifford the Big Red Dog). Equally exciting is our inclusion in the book, People of Print. Check out page 314 for the only story that can get Sashi to wind down after an exciting day of printing.


Super Sweet Monster Print October 02 2015

8.5" x 11" 2-color screenprint on natural stock edition of 35


F art September 18 2015

F art 2-color print on AA 2001 unisex shirt is now available online.


The American Dream August 14 2015

The American Dream Dusty Rhodes commemorative paper plate is now available online. 9" gold flaked 1-color screenprint signed edition of 5


Happy Daze 2 July 03 2015

Happy Daze 2 is now available on the webstore. This 12" x 12" 2 color print on natural stock is an edition of 25. Hurry and buy one now last years Happy Daze print sold out in just 12 months.


Nick's Liquors June 12 2015

If you like beer and snack this bad boy is for you. 5"x 7" 3 - color screen printed zine that folds out accordion style. $10 free shipping


Wrastling Series May 15 2015

The Wrastling series is now available on the webstore.

5.5" x 19" 4 color screenprint $120. Signed edition of 5.  Hardware and wheels are all salvaged from the flea market.

5"x 7" 5 color screenprint on cardstock signed edition of 25. $12 Collaboration with badseed printing

 

18" x 24" 3-color screenprint on yellow 80lbs stock signed edition of 15. $45


420 DUDE April 20 2015

12" x 12" 4-color screenprint on natural stock. Edition of 25

Tech Life March 13 2015

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

8.5" x 11" 80 lb natural paper. Signed edition of 25 $20

12 x12- 2 color on 100lb natural stock $25. Collaboration with Golden West Sign Arts.


DUMBASS February 13 2015

Kanye West may have 21 Gramms BUTT the dude is an ass.


THE BOSS February 13 2015

Bruce Springsteen sings of lost love and heartbreak but I suspect he has never been dumped. 

In celebration of Valentines Day, we present “THE BOSS”. The two color screenprint is on 17x11” off-white 80lbs stock. Signed limited edition of 25.


Black Friday Special November 28 2014

Did a collaboration with Ken Davis for Black Friday. 

Poster is 12" x 12" 4 color black light ink printed on 110lb off white stock.

t-shirt is one color on American Apparel 2001

First 5 people to order a shirt get a free print


Candy Apples and Razor Blades October 31 2014

 

8.5" x 11" - 3 color print /printed on newsprint

signed edition of 24  $12

5" x 7"- 2 color 90lb off white poster stock - signed/ numbered edition of 75 $8

Two sweet prints to celebrate Halloween


HAPPY LABOR DAY August 30 2014

 

Happy Labor Day bringing beer and food to your picnic is boring. Your should bring your bros some TEAM merchandise. Check out the webstore for these three new item.


Baby Steps August 15 2014

Life is hard so take baby steps!!!!!! What about bob Coozie Free with any purchase or $4 on the webstore


HAPPY DAZE August 01 2014

Ayyy who has two thumbs and loves the Oakland A's, FONZIE!!!!!!!!!

11 x 17 - 3 Color screenprint on 100 lb white stock- signed/number edition of 75

FREE SHIPPING!!!!!!!

 

 


WARHOLMANIA July 13 2014

 

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have

-Andy Warhol

 

We artists here at Team Print Shop are back with some rad stuff you don’t need.  Over the past few months we have collaborated with a few of our favorite comrades in design to bring you Andy Warhol inspired prints. Guided by the legend of Warhol, we challenged three of our buddies from diverse corners of the art world to rethink iconic Warhol design.  Departing from the style and subject matter that these guys have become known for, they created designs you don’t need but will not be able to live without. 

 

We met ANGEL DIAZ a few years back and have become big fans of his car art.  A screenprinter at Forward Printing and comic book artist, he’s known throughout the industry for his style of using halftones to make gradients.  Using this style, he created a t-shirt design of the classic Andy vs. Basquiat poster (a killer collaboration between two crazy-art world heavy weights).

While thinking about what artists to collaborate on the project, we came across a Polaroid photo of Andy and immediately thought of JASON PHILLIPS. Dude loves pun. The man behind the grim rapper (check out his drawing of the grim reaper with a microphone) is known for his traditional tattoo style.  Jason’s designed a rad limited edition (only 35 prints kind of limited) classic cruiser deck.  

Winner of a recent big stakes Team Print Shop raffle, SMO is a renowned animator known for his work on Super Jail and Metalocalypse.  We’re fans of his 20’s style cartoons and his metal guys and asked him to take on the challenge of combining both with Warhol’s iconic Cambell’s can. Printed on a cotton tote bag that measures 14.75 inches wide by 15.5 inches in length.

The reflective sort, our JOHN REAM found inspiration for his contribution to the Warhol challenge while watching WrestleMania I. Blown away by the significance of the event and the celebrities that the event brought together (Liberace, The Rockettes, Muhammad Ali, and Mr. T), John was inspired by the man himself for this collaboration.  Turns out Warhol was a big fan of WWF and, at the event, told interview Mean Gene: "It's the best thing I've ever seen in my whole life... the most exciting thing". Screen-printed on a plexiglass panel that measures 8 inches wide by 6 inches tall, Ream’s print comes as a signed edition of 20. 

 

 

 


Back in the Day May 30 2014

‘Do you know Photoshop?’

For most artists in this day and age, the aforementioned question might seem redundant. ‘Of course I know Photoshop’, they think. After all, the ability to use Photoshop along with other Adobe Creative Suit applications is a must-know for any photographer, graphic designer, or even print master (such as we, here at Team). But, on the other hand, there are still many artists who do not actively use Adobe and are still able to successfully create and distribute art on a regular basis. Ken Davis is one of those artists. Ken Davis is a sign painter based out of Oakland, California. For year, Davis has been applying his knowledge of typography when creating beautiful hand-painted signs. Davis is certainly a master craftsman. His craft comprises of sign painting, and to be able to successfully do so he has had to undergo training and an apprenticeship. Along the way, many Bay Area businesses have commissioned Davis to paint signs and create graphics. All in all, it is refreshing to witness an artist who is able to make a living without being completely dependent on computer applications (especially in the Bay Area). We here at Team can easily relate to Davis’ work because we also practice a hands-on approach to our craft. Screen-printing and sign painting are both old time trades that have, over time, been eclipsed by more efficient technologies but have nevertheless survived in a manner still demanded by many. In addition, screen-printing and sign painting have intermingled in the past and still do to this day. Before digital technology was so abundant, sign painters would often use screen-printing when mass-producing a sign. Even though Davis’ work lacks the convenience that a computer might offer, he still accomplishes an incredible amount of work. It seems that every week, Ken is painting another local business’ sign. If you are interested in peeping some of Ken’s work, check out his Instagram @CoolHandKen.

Recently, Davis helped us design the Oaks Bro. It would seem appropriate that Ken designed the Oaks Bro because both the graphic and Ken are sort of underground. Let me explain. The Oaks Bro is based on the now deceased Oakland Oaks. The Oakland Oaks first manifested in the form of a minor league baseball team that played in Oakland from 1903 to 1958. The Oaks played in the Pacific Coast League; a league that comprised of six other teams, ranging from Seattle to Los Angeles. During their time, the Oaks won the league title five times and were led by a host of managers who went on to manage MLB teams.  The Oaks used the Oakland Ball Park as their stomping ground, located at San Pablo & Parks Ave, which was destroyed in 1957 and is now inhabited by Pixar’s animation studio. In total, the only hallmark left of the Oaks is the Oaks Club (located across the street) which is somewhat reminiscent of the Oaks because of it old-timer feel and legacy. Later on, in 1962, the Oaks again reappeared, this time in the form of an American Basketball League team. These Oaks only played for one season but were later succeeded by the legendary American Basketball Association Oaks. The ABA Oaks played for two year (1967-69) at the Oakland Arena and won the championship in their last season. Unfortunately, those Oaks were not able to maintain because of such low box office revenue. But we wish to commemorate all three Oaks teams in a Team fashion! The Oaks Bro totes the same acorn that all three teams used as team emblems. Our Oaks Bro is now available on the web store. The shirt is on sale in two option; one as a unisex American Apparel and the other as a razor back American Apparel tank top. Check it out and above all, don’t let us know what you think. Have a great weekend!

-ghostrider


The Team Times: Sports May 02 2014

"Some of the best playoff basketball I've seen", said Reed (one-time employee of the month here at TEAM), while discussing the ongoing NBA playoffs. This year's playoffs have been quite dramatic. On the surface, Donald Sterling serves as the drama queen. But even if Sterling is ousted as owner he will still profit from the subsequent sale. According to the Times, "Sterling spent $12.7 million to buy the team in 1981. Forbes estimated the team's value at $575 million this year". On the other hand, the games themselves have been dramatic.  Three of the six remaining series will go to game seven and the the other two are headed to game six.

So, without further ado, here at TEAM's 2014 playoff (first-round) prediction: In the West, we believe the Warriors will take the Clippers in game seven. Los Angeles need not mourn this loss since they can take hope in their hockey team. As for the rest, the Spurs will trump the Mavericks, Portland will take game six and hopefully game seven, and the Thunder will definitely win game seven. 

As for the East, it is likely the Hawks will beat the Pacers. The Pacers aren't looking so hot these days and if the Hawks get their shooting down it'll be done deal. The Bulls got whopped by the Wizards but, after all, thats not surprising because a Wizard always beats a Bull. Speaking of which, we are printing a shirt that commemorates both the Bulls and Danzig. As John says, "In junior high everybody had a Bulls jersey. I wore a Danzig shirt".  I pray that the Heat loose in the second round. Even better would be if the Raptors won the Championship.  

 


The True North Strong and Free! April 04 2014

TEAM PRINT SHOP is once again bringing you some [high]lowbrow art. In the bay area, April 20th marks a widely celebrated holiday rich in traditions of music, snacks, and art. Like any other big holiday, 4/20 entails a considerable amount of pre-holiday stress. This week, contract work is through the roof as weed clubs, rappers, and hippies all placed rush orders (too busy prepping for the holidays to remember to place orders 10-14 days before the 20th), but, rest assured, I’ve taken some time to create a few items commemorating the holiday. I have been thinking about the impending holiday and how we could create something to capture the joy of the day. Early on, I thought about creating a poster of Tony the Tiger with weed stripes or Fred Flintstone smoking a joint (get it? Fred Flintstoned–brilliant). While these are all really spectacular ideas, I wanted to achieve something deeper, something reflective of both the spirit of the holiday and the state of the world. Man, heavy challenge.

While taking a sandwich break at the Railroad Deli and talking current events, eureka struck. Discussing international relations and years of Russia and Ukraine mean girling each other, I thought about our own relationship with our friends to the north.

The United States and Canada are bunkbed close, but so chill.  Yea, Canadians probably know American history better than most Americans and can bring up valid points related to any shitty thing American has done…but Canada, we demand you explain Justin Bieber and money printed with a queen. 

So yes, we might think each other are dummies, but we need each other. It’s common knowledge Canadians rely on us for water and bread as the country’s water is frozen and the government mandates all yeast be used for beer production. No biggie, we’ll share because you’ve returned the favor with comedy greats like John Candy, Kids in the Hall, and the McKenzie Brothers. Also, thanks for Neil Young. I would, however, propose a net along the border during migratory seasons to restrict the crossing of Canadian Geese. I dream of a future of shit free parks! Imagine Oakland’s Lake Merritt filled with hot babes sunning on shit free lawn!

So, in a roundabout way, these deep thoughts inspired two very profound items for 420. The flag was inspired by memories of the release of Dr Dre’s The Chronic. The album inspired entire high school art classes to draw weed leaves...which were explained to faculty to be maple leaves – an artistic nod to the great country of Canada. The second item, a pin, depicts John Candy as an astronaut. A man who died too young…Google Canadians astronauts (Chris Hadfield) – hands down, coolest guys in space. 

The flag and pin come as a set for $5 and will be available till the end of April. Peace out Hosers!

                        

-John Ream


I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning March 19 2014

We here at Team Print Shop are pleased to announce the release of the Burrito Underground tote bag. As a collaboration between Team and the Super7 store, the Burrito Underground is a two-color screenprint on a 15 x 15 in cotton tote bag with black handles. The bag comes in two different options, one bearing "Carnitas", the other "Beans & Rice". So if you are interested in displaying your love for fine mexican cuisine and existentialism then head on over to the Super7 store where they are being sold. 


Behind the Curtain February 21 2014

Saint Patrick's day is comin up, and in an effort to take part in the festivities, we've printed a coozie that alludes to a cliche and Peter Criss from Kiss. The idea for this coozie started the same way many of our ideas start; simply by waiting. Some approach brainstorming by getting a bunch of people together in a room and writing their thoughts down on a large whiteboard while hoping that along the way some resounding idea will reveal itself. This is not the case at Team. You see, when seeking a thought or idea, we sit and wait. That is all. In a way, the beginning of our creative process is similar to meditation. The photo below is a perfect example of this, in which John waits, on the couch, for ideas. The following photos capture John's workflow while creating the coozie illustration and the final product.

 

John practicing a W. Oakland form of meditation. The beginning of the creative process.

Some of the reference pictures used to make the illustration.

Sharpie meets paper and boom! the idea is now concrete.

 

The original scan of the drawing laid out with a reference shot.

After some Photoshop touchup/magic, the final image is ready to be printed on transparency paper. 

The image is now ready to be burned to screen. 

The final product. From now on until Saint Patty's day, each order will be shipped with a complementary coozie. An be on the lookout for the five new products we will be unveiling at the beginning of next month. Have a great weekend!

-ghostider


Top Five NFL Logos February 07 2014

After a few weeks of contemplation, Team Print Shop presents their top five NFL logos. We would have liked to bring you this post earlier, ideally before the Super Bowl weekend, but BBQ, chicken, and relaxation trumped our initiatives. So here it is, written by John Ream IV. 

5. Minnesota Vikings (1966-2012)

Not every dude can pull off a handlebar mustache, headband, and braided pigtails and still look like he could score some babes.  How does this contrasting viking/biker/middle school girl lacrosse player image result in a look that is feared by men and adored by women?  It’s all in the color. 

Purple is my favorite color and I rarely get to use it out of misconceptions of femininity.  Purple is the color of magic, royalty, and Skeletor.  Follow Minnesota’s lead and embrace the magic of purple.

4. Miami Dolphins (1966-1973)

To tell you the truth, I hate the color aqua and dolphins.  (Sidenote: I do not buy sixpacks with ring holders as a means for dolphin population control, I buy sixpacks with ring holders because they are both economical and convenient.) 

So, why are the Miami Dolphins number 4 on my list? Neither the world of science or art can explain it; something magical happens when an orange glow is placed behind a dolphin wearing a helmet.  (Return to original sidenote: Perhaps helmets could help the aquatic world out in terms of fatal six pack ring holder incidents).

True story: my uncle went to school with Dan Marino…super impressive if you’re from the rustbelt and the only other celebrity you can claim a connection to is a professional bowler.   Furthermore, Dan Mario is a gifted actor and should be recognized by the film industry for his standout role in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. 

 

3. Oakland Raider (1964- Present)

Black and silver is probably one of the sexiest color scheme you could come up with for a football team. Add a pirate, sword, and helmet…WOAH BUDDY! Since 1964, this logo hasn't changed much, and why should it? We figure that if the Raiders did alter there logo, riots would result, probably larger and more violent than both the 60s race riots and Occupy Oakland.  I’ve said all that needs to be said on this one. 

 

2. Philadelphia Eagles (1987-1995)

I also don’t need to elaborate on the Philadelphia Eagles logo. It’s an eagle holding a football. USA! As every South Philly dude named Anthony, Tony, Ant, or Antony will tell you, in American we play football not that European soccer shit.

 

1. Pittsburgh Steelers (1969 - Present)

I get real emotional about this one. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, you could say that I bleed black and gold. Living in Philly, I wore my Steelers hat with pride, and for doing so, was kicked out of a bar with Joe (fatboy) Stiller. To the proprietors of that establishment, I say the Stillers do not suck. The Steelmark is a symbol of the mighty steel industry and working class that manufactured it…which is perhaps more patriotic than an eagle holding a football.