All-City X Trash Bags Tool Pouches
one more before we jet off to Interbike for the week.
We wanted to do something special for our friends and dealers. Any a-hole can order something out of a catalog and mass produce it, but we wanted to take a more personal approach with a gift to our homies.
We traded Andy Larson of Trash Bags (a local messenger and bag maker) a Nature Boy frameset in return for 20 of his handmade water resistant tool pouches. Since I silk screen for my little hobby company Bike Jerks, it seemed only natural for me to get in there and print everything myself.
Yesterday I took off from work early and got busy
burning the screen
When I first started screenprinting I had no money for equipment, now I could buy equipment, but I enjoy making things using the least amount of technology as possible. Using only experience and intuition, while often leading to imperfections, is a notion I still find incredibly romantic.
I went over most of the pouches twice, once in a base color then again, slightly offset, with another
It ended up being a ton of work, but I'm very happy with how the printing turned out and very excited to be able to present folks with a gift that we had a real hand in making. These will not be for sale, but are only available as a gift from AC to our dear friends and dealers. The run is limited to 20 pieces.
I am dropping them off with Andy for sewing tonight and he'll get as many done as possible before I fly out on Monday.