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Classical Merch? a less common question
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:38:21 PM »
Soooooo, I've been wanting to get a tshirt or two of some of my favorite composers (like metalheads/rock fans/pop fans and jazz fans have).

From google searches, the results aren't good. Any suggestions or even recommended custom Tshirt sites?


Btw, I so want a Xenakis Phillips Pavillion tee and the classic Varese picture to show off  :P




Aka, the most badass looking composer since himself!  8)

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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 11:59:03 AM »
I used to have a Gustav Mahler T-shirt many years ago in my college days.  I think it got worn out. :)

I still have a piano-key-colored scarf that I wear on very very cold days. 8)
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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 01:49:11 PM »
Soooooo, I've been wanting to get a tshirt or two of some of my favorite composers (like metalheads/rock fans/pop fans and jazz fans have).

From google searches, the results aren't good. Any suggestions or even recommended custom Tshirt sites?
Btw, I so want a Xenakis Phillips Pavillion tee and the classic Varese picture to show off  :P

I think the Chicago Symphony's famous Mahler T-shirt, photo of Mahler with the meme, "More Cowbell!" or spin-offs of it, are still available.  Search Mahler, and / or 'More Cowbell.'

For the others, you're best off taking a photo of your desired image, adding whatever text you want, if any, and looking for a company who make iron-on transfers from your photo.  IF you can find a shop with one of those large scanner-photo machines, those make iron-on transfers on the spot, and you can then apply it to whatever garment you wish.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Mahler+T-shirt+more+cowbell&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjdot79_NvSAhUKySYKHUjwDTsQ_AUICigD&biw=1143&bih=563

This used to be in circulation - it seems no more.  Again, think about an iron-on transfer if you want it.
I don't wear T's or clothing with writing on it.  If I did, I like this one :-)

For custom T's from nearer your quarter of the planet, I found this by searching 'T shirts Australia'
https://www.spreadshirt.com.au/custom-t-shirts-C8579?gclid=Cj0KEQjw76jGBRDm1K-X_LnrmuEBEiQA8RXYZxFH1Qr7fIWUofII7u0ZHUofgo8_kx_j0-1osP8WoTIaAkuy8P8HAQ&affiliateID=8499&s_kwcid=AL!312!3!156279718980!e!!g!!custom%20t%20shirts%20australia&ef_id=WBtuPAAAAD2RpLH4:20170316215430:s

Happy hunting.  Please take pics and show us results of any you've made!


Best regards.

P.s.  The third image below, Alban Berg as Lulu, is of my own doing.  You are welcome to it.  You'll have to add Alban Berg as Lulu, -- Just now thought, like a PR poster for an opera performer, Alban Berg is Lulu! -- or whatever text you want.
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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 07:11:55 AM »
I’ve got a Shostakovich t-shirt, but I’d like to have a few others. The Mahler (“More Cowbell”) looks cool.
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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 07:20:06 AM »
Any search I did led me to zazzle.com. It has all the big composer names and they do custom as well. Never heard of them until today, but haven't looked for something like this in years either.
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 01:24:16 PM »
Any search I did led me to zazzle.com. It has all the big composer names and they do custom as well. Never heard of them until today, but haven't looked for something like this in years either.

Zazzle is a cool site. I just designed my own Bartók shirt, so we’ll see how it turns out!

Here’s an idea of what it might look like:
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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 01:32:22 PM »
I ordered at the same time as the OP, but I got this on it's way:





(For a Xenakis shirt, I'd have to spend more time in preparation to get it the way I want it)

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 03:03:48 PM »
Cool, Alien. 8) What do you think of my customized Bartok shirt?
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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 03:07:28 PM »
Cool, Alien. 8) What do you think of my customized Bartok shirt?

It looks good, the title underneath the smaller sized image is quite visually appealing  :)

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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 03:52:31 PM »
It looks good, the title underneath the smaller sized image is quite visually appealing  :)

Thanks, I’m working on one of Charles Ives now. 8) Let me know when you get a Xenakis one done. :)
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 04:10:50 PM »
Here’s the Ives shirt I’m working on:
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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 04:14:37 PM »
One of the things I was going for whenever I was trying to come up with something for Bartok is that ‘metal band’ type of look. Since Bartok predates anything metal, I figured it would be cool to have a shirt designed this way. Kind of gothic in a sense. Maybe some metalhead will ask me “Who is that?” 8)
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2017, 04:21:30 PM »
One of the things I was going for whenever I was trying to come up with something for Bartok is that ‘metal band’ type of look. Since Bartok predates anything metal, I figured it would be cool to have a shirt designed this way. Kind of gothic in a sense. Maybe some metalhead will ask me “Who is that?” 8)

Similar for me actually with the Xenakis shirt, I'm going to have a complete list of works on the back to (instead of a list of cities like a tour shirt)

I'm trying to put my editing skills to test and meld a bunch of different Xenakis images together...I'll take my time on that.

With the Varese, whether you like Varese or not, he looks fucking badass (like Bartok) their music matches their look really well obviously too.  :D

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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2017, 04:22:15 PM »
Here’s the Ives shirt I’m working on:

Now that looks good  :o

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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2017, 04:52:34 PM »
Now that looks good  :o

Thanks, man. I just bought the Ives one.

Similar for me actually with the Xenakis shirt, I'm going to have a complete list of works on the back to (instead of a list of cities like a tour shirt)

I'm trying to put my editing skills to test and meld a bunch of different Xenakis images together...I'll take my time on that.

With the Varese, whether you like Varese or not, he looks fucking badass (like Bartok) their music matches their look really well obviously too.  :D

I love Varese and, yes, he has that ‘mad scientist’ look that will do quite well on a shirt. 8) Bitchin’ cool. :) Yeah, take your time on the Xenakis. That’s a good idea about the works on the back of the shirt. Cool idea.
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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2017, 02:06:51 PM »
I just designed and bought this Takemitsu shirt:
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2017, 04:07:35 PM »
Any search I did led me to zazzle.com. It has all the big composer names and they do custom as well. Never heard of them until today, but haven't looked for something like this in years either.

I have to thank you, Neal, for this post as Zazzle does excellent work. What I love about them is designing my own shirts with images that I’ve found on the internet.
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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2017, 06:19:09 AM »
Designed myself one last shirt, the great Jean Sibelius:
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Re: Classical Merch? a less common question
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2017, 06:23:46 AM »
I have to thank you, Neal, for this post as Zazzle does excellent work. What I love about them is designing my own shirts with images that I’ve found on the internet.
Glad it worked out. The one thing that I am always a bit leery about is how it washes. Sometimes it starts to wash out within just a few washings (hopefully zazzle will be a better quality one). So let us know! :)
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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2017, 06:29:21 AM »
Glad it worked out. The one thing that I am always a bit leery about is how it washes. Sometimes it starts to wash out within just a few washings (hopefully zazzle will be a better quality one). So let us know! :)

I’ve washed all of my shirts (or the shirts I’ve received so far) in cold water and they did great. Zazzle does quality work.
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