I was recently commissioned to do a sketch of Teddy MacSpade, a past and founding member of The Toasters; one of the longest active third wave ska bands. MacSpade still plays occasionally, using the ’68 Goldtop Les Paul and the ’71 Sunburst Strat he did back in the day.
When I was done with the sketch, I wanted to send them a little something extra as a thank-you so, I scanned and emailed it to my friends at Crooked Brook to have a couple t-shirts printed.
They loved it and since t-shirts are very popular with bands, I decided to offer a giveaway to bands, musicians or recording artists to have a sketch of themselves printed on t-shirts. All the winner has to do is:
Send me a photo. . .
I’ll create a sketch. If you’d like I can add your band name and/or text.
I’ll email a copy off to Crooked Brook (the t-shirt printer I’m partnering with to sponsor this) and. . .
BOOM! DTG, Bitches!
The winner will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter and they will receive:
• A digital copy of the sketch that the band or musician can use in whatever ways they see fit (all I ask is, as a courtesy, I am mentioned as the artist).
• Two (or one for each band member in the photo), white, unisex, Gildan, G200 6.1 oz. Ultra Cotton® T-Shirts made in 100% preshrunk cotton (in a size of the winner’s choosing) with the sketch of the winner’s band printed on the front or back.
Although the most popular method of printing t-shirts is screen printing, Crooked Brook t-shirts are printed using Direct To Garment Printing (DTG) which is the process of using inkjet printers to print an image directly onto t-shirts without the use of screens that are needed for screen printing, which requires a lot of setup e.g., creating screens for each color. In addition, DTG printing uses eco-friendly, water soluble ink, unlike some screen printing methods that layer Plastisol (a suspension of PVC particles in a plasticizer) on top of the t-shirt. The only requirement for DTG printing is for the image to be high resolution, resulting in photograph quality printing with no setup fee or minimums for custom t-shirts.
Terms and Conditions:
You must be 18 years or older to enter.
You must be a recording artist, musician, or part of a band in order to win (ie. this is not for a fan/groupie to have their favorite group drawn and put on a t-shirt).
The winner has 48 hours to reply with a high resolution photograph or a new winner will be chosen.
Physical address required for shipping; no PO boxes, US recipients only residing in one of the 48 contiguous states.
Sara Kerr will email a digital copy of the sketch to the winner within 30 days of contest end and reserves the right to use it as a sample of her work for her portfolio (online and print).
Crooked Brook will ship the prize to the winner within 30 days of receiving the digital sketch from Sara Kerr.
*Please note that you will be directed to the Rafflecopter site*