Like so many of you out there, I woke up yesterday morning in a mix of eager anticipation and dread of discovering who came out the winner in contest for the US presidency. After being relieved of this mystery, I began to sift through the overly abundant blog commentary to gauge the public consensus. With so many views out there to express to the world on occasions such as these, blogging often does the job of getting the message around the grapevine rather well. But that won’t get you far on the street, unless of course you like to run around yelling thoughts at random. And if you’re not a wonder with stencils and spray paint, perhaps attempting to one-up Banksy won’t lead you to much success. Enter Rumplo, ‘A Place for T-shirts’ and an ultimate alternative form of expression. For artists of various disciplines, t-shirts provide the perfect antidote to the blank canvas, and this site will host all such creations. As being succinct is key, the limited confines of a one-size-fits-all cotton plane necessitates creativity, and as an added bonus you can sell your tees online. Just register, submit your work and name your price. Or browse and enjoy selections such as the one above, maybe even picking out a couple to update the layers of your unique winter wardrobe — dodging that ubiquitous ‘We all shop at Zara‘ look.
Sarah Badr © MMVIII
See also: ‘Vote demographics’ (pieces at random)