Monday, January 09, 2006

Love Is The Law

about two christmas' ago, i made phillip a totally awesome Suburbs t-shirt. he used to love the Suburbs when he was a wee lad of 16 or so. i made him the t-shirt during his mini midlife crisis (yes, he was having a mini midlife crisis at 37!) in order to bring a smile to his face. he was doing a lot of research online of all the bands he listened to when he was a kid, when he stumbled upon the online version of trouser press. that just made him the happiest guy ever.

this story doesn't have much of a point except to say that he lost that wonderful Suburbs t-shirt when he moved a whole 100 feet from the building next door into the apartment we're in right now. i made him a bunch of shirts since i met him, but the Suburbs shirt was the coolest one by far. take a look for yourself. am i right or what?



and if you think i let him forget about it, you don't know me very well :)

and yeah, my hubby is a new wave guy.

9 comments:

kristoffer said...

he looks just like Hugo.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Can I ask how you made the shirt? I have a deteriorating souvenir tee from the 1993 Billy's "Grand Old Day" show which I'd love to replicate. -Nickster

Honey Bunny said...

anonymous-

i bought the plain, black shirt and designed the Suburbs logo in adobe Illustrator. then i printed it onto made-for-black-clothes iron on transfer paper and ironed it on. just that simple!

Nickster said...

Thanks! I'll send you a copy once I scan it.

Honey Bunny said...

nickster-

why are you sending it to me? i'm confused...

Nickster said...

Just thought you'd find it interesting. If you prefer, I'll keep it to myself!

Honey Bunny said...

no, nickster! that's cool. i thought you were going to ask me to make it for you. i'd have to tell you that i'm not in that business anymore ;)

Nickster said...

Oh, I'd never presume that! Anyway, here's the result of the first scan, cleaned up and reduced in size. I'm going to try to get one that's a little less distorted... I'll probably have to stretch the shirt a bit.

http://members.cox.net/mfnickster/Suburbs_Grand.gif

Honey Bunny said...

hey nickster,

that looks GREAT! take a picture of it when it's all done. i'd love to see what the finished product looks like :)