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Black Arts Apparel

Posted: April 13th, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: black arts, Design, Illustration, Letterpress, printing history, Products, shop, silver ink, store, Studio On Fire Products, tee shirt | Comments Off

For those of you who might not know, printing has a pretty shady past. At one point it was considered the work of Satan (how else could you explain being able to reproduce the Bible so easily?), which is how the profession earned the nickname the “Black Arts.” In full disclosure, there are some who claim this moniker came about because printers were often covered with black ink. Could be, but we like to believe the story with a bit more mystery behind it.

Enter the newest addition to the Studio On Fire shop: our homage to the black arts. Silver ink on a 100% cotton black tee shirt, this is a perfect purchase for anyone wanting rock a little bit of printing history. Buy it here.

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