History on a Shirt

Gutenberg Press 1440 - Bold Features! Tasteful Design! Unforgettable Performance!

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Gutenberg Press 1440 - Bold Features! Tasteful Design! Unforgettable Performance!

In 1999, the Gutenberg Press made some of the lists for the most important invention of the Second Millennium, and Time Magazine in particular chose Gutenberg as "Man of the Millennium."  (For those who weren't of reading age then, although normal life goes on amazingly normally, passing a number like 1999 brings out every tendency to make lists of "the ____ of not just the year, not just the decade, not just the century, but the millennium!")  For the Gutenberg Press to score at all on these lists is all the more impressive considering that historical knowledge was not exactly at any all-time high and...

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Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Simulated Simulator

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Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Simulated Simulator

Wouldn't it be great if all aviation museums had simulators? Picture yourself strapping in. "Welcome to the P-40 Warhawk simulator. Your mission is to learn about the P-40. Start your engine." ROARRR! Annnd...up in the air! "As you fly, we will go over the characteristics of the P-40. Very maneuverable? Check. Durable? Check. Well-armed? Check. Sturdy gun mount? Check. Deep chin radiator, that can be painted with a shark mouth to make the Flying Tigers even more fearsome-looking? Check." Heads up! Zero at three o'clock. Time to put the guns to use!  BLAM! BLAM! RAT-TAT-TAT-TAT! "You got him! Well done. As...

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Solar Eclipse 2017 - Headed from Oregon Territory to St. Joe, Missouri

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Solar Eclipse 2017 - Headed from Oregon Territory to St. Joe, Missouri

This design is adapted from one developed for the Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri, looking forward to the total solar eclipse in August, 2017. The eclipse path is especially interesting considering the history of St. Joseph, which was one of the "jumping-off" points for settlers headed for the Oregon Territory - which is where the eclipse path heads, with a slight difference, that the eclipse path travels the opposite direction of the sun and settlers of the west, heading from Oregon eastward! Another slight difference is that the Moon's shadow will be moving into St. Joseph at twice...

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Scheherazade Ballet Image - Arabian Nights

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Scheherazade Ballet Image - Arabian Nights

Picture the perfumes of Arabia, fragrant odors of musk and ambergris, gardens of a hundred different delights, rare and radiant damsels, trees laden with jewel-fruits, magic lamps, birds singing gloriously by crystal fountains, pearls, rubies, diamonds, ivory, and gold, Ali Baba, Aladdin, Sindbad, Harun er-Rashid, viziers, executioners, dervishes, genies/djinni, and of course princes and princesses.  They say she told a tale each night, for a thousand and one nights, to the king who feared no woman could be faithful, who executed each wife after the wedding night, except Scheherazade. Each night she left the tale unfinished, so the king, in his curiosity,...

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How History Got Onto Shirts, and Off Shirts Onto Prints

Meet Ewan Tallentire

How History Got Onto Shirts, and Off Shirts Onto Prints

Ewan Tallentire has experimented with various products for displaying his art. While this site is especially for those who want art sans t-shirts, it is surprising how many people prefer t-shirts to any other kind of clothing, and want something with a nice design on it. Here in Colorado, in fact, a neat, clean, colorful t-shirt with a classy design, along with new jeans and cowboy boots, can be considered "dressed up."  Ewan started designing more for t-shirts after noticing that there are only so many mugs anyone can keep in a cupboard. One would think the same would apply...

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