For those of you that have been despairingly watching our dwindling shirt inventory, we have good news: our new shirts just arrived from the printer yesterday.
For this new design, we commissioned an illustration from Jessica Roux, the same artist that drew Jonathan Fisher at work in his workshop for my upcoming book. Mike and I had Jessica draw the irons and wedges from my three bench planes in her whimsical folksy style. Jessica’s mentioned more than once that she loves drawing these old tools, working out the textures and layers of color.
Besides “MORTISE & TENON magazine”, the front of the shirt has “FORE” “TRYING” and “SMOOTHING” labeled beneath the irons. The shirt’s back says, “Cutting Edge Technology” with the M&T pyramidal logo beneath.
To print something this detailed, we turned to Triple Stamp Press in Atlanta, Georgia. Triple Stamp does incredibly fine water-based screen printing that captures the fine details of Jessica’s drawings.
These indigo-colored shirts are of the same premium 100% combed cotton jersey we’ve always used. We love these shirts and often get compliments on their soft, vintage feel.
You can purchase one of these shirts here. We do not print second runs of our shirts. If you know you want one, I would recommend getting one now.
We also have stickers with the fore plane iron and its wedge for $3 each. The stickers can be purchased here.