Straight & Arrow

A more sustainable approach to clothing

"This is the life you went and earned because you never fucking learned" -¬†Kevin Devine "Carnival" (Brother’s Blood, 2009)

Had just enough emulsion for one more screen, so I scrawled some lyrics and laid them twice over scrap veneers from the workshop, once in blue and once in red.

Printing a custom jumper using a design that was originally a lino print by Jill/truethieves.

Printing a custom jumper using a design that was originally a lino print by Jill/truethieves.

Remains of a house from the 1800’s near a disused gold mine, Tomboon.

Remains of a house from the 1800’s near a disused gold mine, Tomboon.

I’m currently stretched pretty thin across two job and was planning on catching up on a few things today. But then I went bush with some awesome people and a few cameras and I regret nothing.

I’m currently stretched pretty thin across two job and was planning on catching up on a few things today. But then I went bush with some awesome people and a few cameras and I regret nothing.

Stitch Productions logo, white ink on glassPhoto by Taryne at Stitch Productions

Stitch Productions logo, white ink on glass
Photo by Taryne at Stitch Productions

I’ve been sitting on this for a few weeks, so I’m pretty stoked to finally show it. A nice little promotional video for Straight & Arrow that was filmed while I printed shirts for Stitch Productions, a videography and photography company run by my friend Taryne. It shows me running through the screenprinting process in my not entirely conventional recycled workshop in country Victoria. Huge thanks to Taryne for her times and skills in producing such a high quality video.

Video filmed and edited by Taryne at Stitch Productions

A few weeks ago I did some work for my friend, Taryne, who is a photographer, videographer and editing extraordinaire. She rebranded her business as Stitch Productions and asked for me to print shirts for her. While I was printing she came and did her thing, so I had a bit of a chat about what Straight & Arrow is and how it came about. Video will be linked shortly, and more of Taryne’s work can be viewed here.

A few weeks ago I did some work for my friend, Taryne, who is a photographer, videographer and editing extraordinaire. She rebranded her business as Stitch Productions and asked for me to print shirts for her. While I was printing she came and did her thing, so I had a bit of a chat about what Straight & Arrow is and how it came about. Video will be linked shortly, and more of Taryne’s work can be viewed here.

Nerd lyf.

Hi tumblr friends, I have a bit of a favour to ask!

I’m going to try and be as minimally nerdy about this as possible, but I’m up to a pretty important part of my PhD and need as much help as I can get.

The first part of the research I’m doing for my PhD will determine how consumers define socially responsible clothing. In order to measure this, I’ll be using printed surveys to measure people’s responses. Before I go ahead with printing these, I need as many people as possible to complete the survey online via this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8CVRNQS

It should take 5-10 minutes to complete, but closer to the 5 minute mark. This will allow me to make sure that my survey has been put together correctly and will accurately measure what I need it to before it goes to print.

If you guys could complete this survey, or even share it with your friends/family, I will be forever grateful and you will also receive more research karma (it’s a thing, trust me) than you could possibly imagine.

Thanks in advance, everybody. You’re all great!

Yesterday

I reached the quarter century milestone. Highlights include spending it with a few of my favourite people, driving 450km in total, getting a tattoo in the city, walking in the snow and spending the evening with my lovely girlfriend. I finished off the day with a solo drive down a mountain at midnight¬†where I didn’t see another car for over an hour and had my first sleep-in in at least a month.
I’ll post more screenprint-orientated posts soon, I promise. I’ve just been a little busy getting old and working two jobs.

Hanging out in Sydney for 28hrs with my sister to see our high school exchange student for the first time in 9 years.

Hanging out in Sydney for 28hrs with my sister to see our high school exchange student for the first time in 9 years.

Had some company in the workshop today. Their camera was a lot better than mine!

Had some company in the workshop today. Their camera was a lot better than mine!

Had some cleaning and preparing to do at the workshop today, so I thought I’d have a go at a simple three colour print from a photo.

Had some cleaning and preparing to do at the workshop today, so I thought I’d have a go at a simple three colour print from a photo.