Demographic – More than just shirts

My friend Shane Harrison has this really cool t-shirt company, and I wanted to post up about it. Here is the synopsis from his about page, but basically they take a concept, a demographic, who you are, and make it into a shirt. You can suggest ideas to them as well.


Demographic is an emerging apparel company. It grew from a brainstorm involving two graphic designers who had trouble finding clothing which spoke to them personally. Weary of meaningless and/or self-promoting designs, they saw a need to create a line of apparel that says more about the wearer and less about the company they bought it from.

With this idea in mind, they devised a unique system in which each design concept represents a different group of people or “demographic.” This framework allows individuals to choose how they want to be viewed or call attention to ideas/issues that are important to them. In effect, revealing more about who they really are and less about the brand of clothes they wear.

SO…if this appeals to you, either go buy a shirt or suggest an idea, maybe you’ll get your shirt for FREE or in trade, or even cold, hard cash. These are some really talented designers, that I’ve known for years.



Colored Chalk #10 – Ten Commandments


I hope you enjoy my story, Honor in this issue of CC, #10. I’m very happy to see Axel, Eddy, Colin and Simon in here too. Great work on the layout Mike. Thanks Jason for all of your hard work, special thanks to all of the other editors and designers, and all of the talented writers who contributed. You know who you are.

I’m proud to say that I am the only writer to be in every issue to date, editing and designing #6 and #9. We’ve really grown into quite a great little rag and I hope that 2010 is even better.