There’s nothing better than seeing a project born of passion. And that’s exactly what 8 Bit Wood is. Jeff Swenty, a fifteen year veteran of the gaming industry, started making these stained wood pixel masterpieces for fun. A fan of woodworking and all things 8 bit, it was a marriage of hobby and career. Something that is made all the sweeter when your career is something you’d likely do for free.
Welcome to Tuesday, fearless and intrepid readers. Today we begin our blogging journey with a Dillon Francis grayscale screen print we did for the one and only… Wait for it. They’re going to be so surprised… Wait for it…
Hold your applause! HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE!
For what, you ask?
FOR THE FREAKIN’ CATERPILLAR!!
Now that we’ve gotten the important stuff out of the way, let me get down to business.
If you want your very own custom grayscale t-shirt like our boy Dill (who we’ve never met even one time and certainly didn’t say we could call him Dill), well… You’re in luck! You’ve come to the exact, precise, absolute, particular and proper place to make that happen. Just shoot us a line and we’ll be glad to assist.
See you soon, dear sweet internet. I’ll be back this afternoon with an even greater explosion of randomness and cats.
This is a promise.
The custom t-shirt shown is official Dillon Francis merchandise. It’s a custom grayscale screen print on a Next Level 6200 t-shirt.
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When talented writer/comedian Harris Wittels passed away on February 19th, I didn’t know who he was. Of course that changed when I read the articles that trickled out about his life. It’s clear now that he was a person very much worth knowing about, both professionally and personally.
One thing I was very aware of, though hadn’t attributed to him, was the @HumbleBrag twitter account. Humblebrag was the sherriff of early Twitter. If you tweeted something foolish, @humblebrag was there to put you on blast. It didn’t matter if you were a celebrity or a random member of the Twitterverse. If you tried to brag-while-not-bragging, you got yourself called out.
In honor of @HumbleBrag, we’ve decided to launch an online store called HumbleSwag. All profits from this pre-order of shirts will be donated to DrugFree.org. We really enjoyed the account while it was active (the last re-tweet was from March 2013) and think this is a way we can help an important cause while paying homage to a person / twitter account that gave us a lot of laughs.
Here are the humble brags we chose along with the t-shirt designs on sale now:
“I seriously have no business being a nerd with this body type. Biceps should not noticeably increase in size this quickly.” – @dantheshive
“I should have (and could have) gone to an ivy. I wish life had a re-do button sometimes.” – @nateatsbuffalo
“Shit I left my book in the helicopter. Haven’t even finished reading.” – @weeny
“Remind me not to stay out til 2am w/ @kidrock again. Hurtin’ for certain today.” – @LanceArmstrong
“You’d be surprised how many people come up to me asking for my autograph thinking I’m Denzel Washington.” – @JroStylezCrown
“can anyone recommend a camelback for running? did 9.7mi on Monday and that was the limit of my running-w/o-water-bottle.” – @Stammy
If you’d like a t-shirt to help support a terrific cause, head on over to HumbleSwag.
Of if you think our HumbleSwag tees are ugly as sin, hate ’em and wish they’d die… That’s cool. A little over the top. But cool. Just donate directly here.
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