In this entry, I will describe and tell you a bit about my 'I Love Acid' T-Shirt print. It all began in 2015, the year I made my first ACID-Mushroom t-shirt... it was only with Marker and Neon-Splats to glow in UV
I donated about 48 hours of my time to work on this T-shirt. I weard it on nearly every rave I was.
It glow in UV ... I love it to glow in UV-Light ... nearly every other needed LED-Gadgets (sunglasses, secklaces, etc.) but the only one you will see when the blacklight goes on, was me...if i want or not, I'm shining
(I'm sorry but it bleached out a lot and I couldn't refresh the painting until now)
but not only my shirts shines bright, my shock trousers shines, too.
I was every weekend in technoclubs, go dancing, having fun and clear my mind.
I have been approached by many people.
"Stay as you are, because you are so authentic."
"I love your charisma, you see, you do not just hear techno, you live it."
Often I was only addressed on my T-shirt.
"Did you do that yourself?" "Can I buy that shirt anywere?"
"What a horny shirt man!" "Do you sell it?"
and so on and so on ...
I didn't know what I should say, which prize should I take for one?
I've take 48 hours and more to paint this shirt...
So I answered:
"I've painted it for several hours, no idea which person would pay so much money for a T-shirt (my consideration was about 48 hours of work,
with an hourly wage of only 10 €. That is already 480 €).
As an answer, I got a statement, like:
"50 € would I pay for it"
(50 €? And from what should I live?)
So I said only ...
"You are already aware, this is not pressure, but I have besides, this is and always will be a one-of-a-kind piece. Uniques are expensive ... besides,
I do not think this shirt is that easy to print, too many color gradients and hidden effects. ..
even if you get it, it will cost you well over 50 €."
Now the more often I was approached on my shirt, the more conceited or scarce my answers.
"Real cool T-shirt!" Answer (smiling): "I know!"
Answer: "No! Internet!"
Time passed, I painted a lot.
Also I was still looking for a place to live and at some point, the day finally arrived.
I moved to my new apartment.
For a long time I dreamed of finally painting my own apartment, walls and my own little Techno-ACID home.
My first concept drawing was already finished:
So first built music system and painted my first wall.
All beginning was hard, it's something else not to paint on a small sheet or canvas / draw, but to stand in front of a wall and the proportions correctly to get out.
However, I really got used to the new dimensions quickly and had pretty soon finished the first piece, for the time being!
I'm not a graffity Artist, I don't use spray-cans. I love my pencils and sponges.
I love spiders, so it was an must have, at least one wall with huge spiders. It doesn't took a long time. Only about 8 to 12 hours for the first wall, not the complete wall. Only the left side from my bedroom door.
Then I started to paint the right side.
Unfortunately, I no longer have the template, the leaf was much too small and I only got the eyes, parts of the nose and a hairline on it. Nobody saw what I could see before my eyes. To illustrate, I cut the finished image about as it looked at my checkered sheet.
I started drawing and trace over the template
Yeah, 5-6 hours later, the first part was ready. The grin was clearly visible.
All that was missing was a bit of neon color ...
and a bit more hair
after all, it was supposed to glow in the black light at some point.
Finally she was almost done ... now a curtain in front of the door and curtains on the windows. Let the show begin!
The first statements of friends, who were there to visit, were: "Geile Picture, but the face is so fucking shit, why do not you put on a T-shirt, I would buy directly."
(no words needed)
The first idea was born.
But how do I get this thing digitaly? After all, I can not paint a wall on the shirt.So it took many hours working with photoshop and all that junk. Luckily I've already collected a grafikpad and some experience with digital images:
At the end of the work, however, has paid off and the grotesque for the shirt too shape:
During the work on the design, I eagerly sought the internet from for a suitable print shop. For me especially visible courage was important to again. Experience with bright neon colors and best of all, of course, the possibility of "invisible" color, which can only be seen in UV light to use.
My biggest concern was the invisible fluorescent black light color. I would like a text which is changed in black light by another text, word or icon / image
Unfortunately, the only printing house, which I really enjoyed directly, sustainable production, only European manufacturers of starting materials, the best course would be Germany (I want [hemp shirts for example] are working as local and best sustainably as possible)
To be honest, after all the printers, it was the only one that ever responded. With other printers I do not even got a response, I really wonder how they earn money. For others, I got my answer to the question how many colors should be printed.
I answered: "I guess 3-5." the answer "So many?" added.
Okay, if those already, with screen-printed silks, roll their eyes and are completely dissolved, that also falls flat.
Well, the dialogue and kolaboration with the printing house took an eternity. From all sides, I was ridiculed, because it just went forward nothing. Everything took a felt, eternity. My money was always more prone to because I am a big gooder and of course everything and everyone let live apart /'ve left who did not know where ... the reward for this were lots of stress and a high loss of money.
About 4months after the first contact, the manufacture shirts and tops went into production. For the beginning once every 100 pieces.
So 100 shirts and 100 tops:
Now it is 1 O'clock AM and I have to take my dogs for a walk
If you want me to continue telling my story, then leave a comment here. Of course, I also like to read positive reviews.
Bye your Frank "Nibix" Müller