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For anyone who’s ever wondered how t-shirts are made, one of our favorite handlebar-mustached designers is here to show you. Now being that Jamie is from Ryde, a company that prides itself on one-of-kind creations, what you’re about to witness is a bit out of the norm. You see, Ryde is a very small company with all of their clothing made right here in Southern California. Some of the shirts are screened by local screen printers, but most are made right when you order them (by Jamie, unless he’s on vacation.). How do they do this? By using their direct-to-garment printer. What is direct to garment you ask? It means that the water-based ink is printed directly onto the blank tee shirt, much like the head on your desktop printer lays ink onto paper. The ink is still wet on the cotton afterwards, so they have to cure it by running the tee through a heat press for about 30 seconds. If this sounds like a lot of work and commitment, it is. Here are some of Swell’s top sellers:
project BLUE has just unveiled plans for a short-film initiative, and is asking the public to provide their VIEW on the global message.
“I encourage you to stay in (Central America) until something that resembles death.” – Sean Penn to Allan Weisbecker.
Bad ass! If Spicoli were to tell us anything even close to that we would drop dead right then and there a very satisfied individual. But if we were Allan Weisbecker, we’d just add it to the other notches on our long, weathered belt where dope running, screen writing, world traveling, A-list hob-nobbing, and award winning memoir-writing are all in a day’s work. Filmdrunk.com sits down with the infamous Weisbecker (author of Cosmic Banditos, In Search of Captain Zero, Can’t You Get Along With Anyone: A Writer’s Memoir and a Tale of a Lost Surfer’s Paradise) to get the lowdown on his soon-to-be-released major motion pictures, doing time on Miami Vice, and the Hollywood machine.