Kurt Vonnegut and David Byrne are the perfect pairing and this is why they are on this shirt - 2 truly original artists and souls who try to make sense of this weird, weird world and make us smile along the way.
When I'm not printing t-shirts in my basement, I'm teaching English to high school juniors in south central Indiana. A majority of my students do not know who Kurt Vonnegut is, and because of this, I do my part and start every year in every one of my classes with his very fine short, short story, "Harrison Bergeron." The story is set in 2081 and the constitution has been amended over 200 times and everyone is finally "equal." Because of all of these laws a seven foot 14-year-old boy tries to resist it all. The story packs a punch and is a great first week of the year read because it gets students talking and making connections to our real world.
I was introduced to David Byrne in 1998. Some friends and I attempted some covers of some Talking Heads tunes in a very short-lived cover band (long live archibald, archibald, archibald!) It was "Pulled Up" we did a fairly decent job with it (...I cast a shadow on the living room wall/Dark and savage with a profile so sharp...). I've always loved the different directions Mr. Byrne has gone with his art. One of these days I'll incorporate some of it in my classroom. One of these days. So it goes.
Printed on grey tri-blend Tultex Ts with black eco-friendly waterbased ink.