Monday, December 7, 2009

One-Off Posters Available soon

I had a friend request the Rocketship/Marina artwork as a poster for her son's room and put this together for her. She liked it so much, she requested another for her other son. Ill be making this available online soon-I will personalize each one with the name of the kiddo $30 a piece.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Giveaway at Party on the Portico

This Friday, July 31st the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society will be having their Party on the Portico from 5- 8 pm. This week's musical guest will be Wendell Rivera's Latin Jazz Ensemble. Admission to the event is $15 ($5 for members). The series runs rain or shine and is limited to guests ages 21 and over. Admission includes three drink tickets. For more information, please call (716) 873-9644 ext. 301 or go to the Buffalo Historical Museum
They will also be giving away one of our Neighborhoods of Buffalo posters to one lucky visitor to the party. So, if youre free after work, stop on by for food, drink, music and a chance to win one of our limited edition posters.
Photo courtesy of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Neighborhoods of Buffalo posters on sale now!

250 signed and numbered available in three color combinations: Black on Government Green, Orange on Gray and Brown on Creme.

Each area is set in san serif type (like this one here). A bold, formidable font that shows the strength of each neighborhood in the City of Buffalo, NY.

Delaware Park, Elmwood, Leroy, North Park, Columbus, etc. All City of Buffalo neighborhoods are represented on this limited edition poster. Designed and printed by local artists. Printed on 11 x 17" heavyweight paper. Perfectly sized for a 16 x 20" mat with an 11 x 14" opening. Ships flat.

Check them out at Buffalo T-shirts.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Neighborhoods of Buffalo Typography posters

Our posters are in and online at BuffaloTshirts
The Neighborhoods of Buffalo map features each community depicted typographically: South Park, Elmwood, Bryant, Lovejoy, North Park, etc. Every neighborhood is designed and called out in type. Limited to 250 of each version, they are signed and numbered by the artist. The color combinations will suit any aesthetic from traditional (black on green), to conservative (brown on creme), to edgy (orange on gray). Great for home and office.
Printed on 11 x 17" heavyweight paper, they fit perfectly in a 16 x 20" mat with a 11 x 14" (true mat opening of 10.75 x 13.75). Shipped flat. Once these color combinations are sold out, they're gone for good.
$20.00. Shipped flat. Shipped FREE.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fan us on Facebook and be enter to win a limited-edition Buffalo typography map poster!

We're awaiting shipment of our newest offering: the Neighborhoods of Buffalo map poster. We've printed a limited number of these versioned posters. We have 3 different paper stocks each with a different ink color. Signed and numbered by the artist. To be entered in the drawing, go to our facebook page below and fan us. When the posters come in, we'll draw 2 lucky fans and ship out a poster version of their choice FREE! The come pre-matted. Pass it on!
Buffalo T-shirts Facebook Page

Buffalo Reshirts Launched!

Welcome to the newest branch of Buffalo T-shirts. We're calling it Buffalo Reshirts. Fashioned after our friend over at, we're literally giving the shirts off our backs to help those in need. These are recycled, previously loved BUFFALO THEMED t-shirts that we've pulled from the brink of the Niagara Falls landfill. That means the hard work of breakin' 'em is all done for you! For sale are individual t-shirts that we find throughout the city and offer up for $10 bucks a piece (with free shipping). 100% of all profit from the sale of these recycled t-shirts goes to Friends of the Night People of Buffalo, NY. Their mission is to heighten public understanding of homelessness and poverty provide basic and essential support services.So get a piece of Buffalo history and heritage while making a contribution to help those in our city get back on their feet. Feels good all around, doesn't it?

Heres a few of our initial offerings:

They all come with the Buffalo T-shirts front bottom hem label. Not digging these, check back as we'll be adding more soon. Want something more universal? Hook up with our buddy Tim at Teecycle and be good to our waters.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Big News Coming Up

Man in white tee shirtImage via Wikipedia

I'll be teaming up with another local t-shirt designer and offering their shirts on my site in the very near future. They will be offering mine on their site as well. I'm very excited about the ability to cross-promote with some talented designers and work together. The more the merrier and it all helps spread the word about Buffalo.
I'll keep you posted--Im also planning to add another shirt or two of my own before summer as well. Things are looking up!
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

New t-shirt idea: grammatically correct sentence.

"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." is a grammatically correct sentence used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated constructs. It has been discussed in literature since 1972 when the sentence was used by William J. Rapaport, an associate professor at the University at Buffalo.[1] It was posted to Linguist List by Rapaport in 1992.[2] It was also featured in Steven Pinker's 1994 book The Language Instinct.

Sentence construction

The sentence is unpunctuated and uses three different readings of the word "buffalo". In order of their first use, these are

Marking each "buffalo" with its use as shown above gives

Buffaloa buffalon Buffaloa buffalon buffalov buffalov Buffaloa buffalon.

Thus, the sentence when parsed reads as a description of the pecking order in the social hierarchy of buffaloes living in Buffalo:

[Those] (Buffalo buffalo) [whom] (Buffalo buffalo buffalo) buffalo (Buffalo buffalo).
[Those] buffalo(es) from Buffalo [that are intimidated by] buffalo(es) from Buffalo intimidate buffalo(es) from Buffalo.
Bison from Buffalo, New York, who are intimidated by other bison in their community also happen to intimidate other bison in their community.
THE buffalo FROM Buffalo WHO ARE buffaloed BY buffalo FROM Buffalo ALSO buffalo THE buffalo FROM Buffalo.

"Buffalo buffalo (subject) [which the] Buffalo buffalo (Indirect object) buffalo [verb] buffalo [another verb] Buffalo buffalo [Direct Object]. [Noun], (which the) [Noun verb] [verb] [noun].

It may be revealing to read the sentence replacing all instances of the animal buffalo with "people" and the verb buffalo with "intimidate". The sentence then reads

"Buffalo people [whom] Buffalo people intimidate [also happen to] intimidate Buffalo people."

Preserving the meaning more closely, substituting the synonym "bison" for "buffalo" (animal), "bully" for "buffalo" (verb) and leaving "Buffalo" to mean the city, yields

'Buffalo bison Buffalo bison bully bully Buffalo bison', or:
'Buffalo bison whom other Buffalo bison bully themselves bully Buffalo bison'.

To further understand the structure of the sentence, one can replace "Buffalo buffalo" with any number of noun phrases. Rather than referring to "Buffalo buffalo" intimidating other "Buffalo buffalo", one can use noun phrases like "Alley cats", "Junkyard dogs", and "Sewer rats". The sentence then reads

"Alley cats [whom] Junkyard dogs intimidate [also happen to] intimidate Sewer rats."

This has the same sentence structure as 'Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo'.


If the capitalization is ignored, the sentence can be read another way:

Buffaloc buffaloa buffalov Buffaloc buffaloa Buffaloc buffaloa buffalov.

That is, bison from Buffalo intimidate (other) bison from Buffalo that are intimidated by bison from Buffalo.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Buffalo News talks up Buffalo T-shirts

Small "Off Main Street" write-up today in the Buffalo News about our Irish Shenanigans shirt. Check it out and Digg it maybe, huh?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Irish Shenanigans and Hullabaloo T-shirt

Our new t-shirt design is inspired by the best outdoor party in Buffalo-the St. Patrick's Day Parade. So good in fact, we've got two of them: the mainstream Delaware Ave parade and the old-time, authentic First Ward parade. Im more apt to hit the Old First Ward rather than risk getting in no holds barred fist-a-cuffs on D street, but if your game and a risk-taker, have at it.
St. Pats is about having some laughs, enjoying some libations belting out some Irish Folksongs and this tee hits 'em all. Plus, see if you can guess who we've made our Grand Marshal. We'll give you a hint, during the blizzard of '85 this Irishman told us all to "stay inside and grab a six-pack..." Words of wisdom.
Go to our Buffalo T-shirts website and pick this shirt up now for $16.99 (thats $5 off our regular price). But hurry, this pre-order sale price is only good until March 2nd.

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New "Irish-inspired" Design

Just in time for the big St. Pat celebrations we're coming out with a couple new t-shirt designs. The first is the winner of our voting booth. This design captured 51% of the vote. Modeled after the first tavern in Buffalo, NY, Palmer's Inn Canalside Pub, this t-shirt is sure to inspire. Of course we've taken creative liberty with this one, although there are a few truths:
1) Palmer's Inn was arguably the first bar in Buffalo, established around 1798.
2) Proprietor John Palmer was one of 3 or 4 people on the Buffalo tax rolls of 1800.
2) You most likely could've gotten drunk for a penny back then.
3) Depending on what piss you were drinking and from where, there's a chance you'd find yourself dead purchasing a couple pennies worth.
Other than that, we made up the logo, most of the name and added the tag from some old historical accounts. "Drunk for a penny. Dead drunk for two." Who knows, maybe we'll actually open this puppy up as a real establishment some day now that the waterfront is making some progress...
Head over to the Buffalo T-shirts website and pre-order this shirt at $16.99 ($5 off regular online price) until March 2. Shirts ship out March 4th. FREE SHIPPING TO BOOT!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Good game, good game, good game, good game...

We finally found a shelf to call our own in Buffalo NY. We've just teamed up with CityLove Clothing of Buffalo and they'll be selling our wares at their retail loco at 830 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo (between Lafayette & Auburn). With that, you can use your Buffalo T-shirts $5 off coupon from the Buffalo First Coupon Book and get the above rocket tee for a mere $13.50! Slamming.
Im loaded up on goofballs. Goofballs, everyone, goofballs.
We are also looking forward to having CityLove push our shirts to the network of other stores they distribute to in the WNY area (currently somewhere around 12-18) and will keep everyone posted when we are in those locales.
I'm also working on selling some of CityLoves choicest on the Buffalo T-shirts site in the future.
And lastly, I'll be placing an order for the screenprinting of two new shirts this week-both just in time for my favorite holiday and pasttime.
Things are looking up.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Buffalo and The NY Times

44 Places to go in 2009
"From the Aegean Sea to Zambia, this year's most compelling destinations are awash in sublime landscapes, cutting-edge art, gala music festivals, and stylish new resorts."
"With the exception of senatorial hopefuls, many New Yorkers write off the rest of the Empire State as a cultural hinterland. But the chilly rustbelt city of Buffalo now has something to thrill culture junkies other than its scattered specimens of pioneering early 20th-century architecture: the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Opened last November and designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, the museum has more than 7,000 works by more than 600 artists with strong ties to western New York State."

"...chilly rustbelt city..." They gotta throw in the jab, dont they? At least they didnt write "snowy" or "depressed"

Friday, December 5, 2008

Where have I been all my life?

"Oh, yeah, I have a blog." Its been a long while since I last posted and here why: we bought a house! And, news to me, its a hell of alot of work to get it in sea-worthy shape. Painting, replacing light fixtures, painting and painting.
Needless to say, this here blog wasnt a priority for a spell there.
On top of that, I've been crazy busy with design work. Crazy busy. I completed logo/packaging for a hockey equipment repair kit (should get a call today from the printer to pick it up!), and jammed out the 2009 Buffalo First Coupon Book (design/mechanical) the past week and a half. Above is the cover illustration/design I did for it. Plus some web design and logo design thrown in for good measure.
So...what about the shirts?
The shirts. The poor, poor shirts. Im swinging down to City Love clothing next week in hope of striking up a deal to get my shirts in their retail store AND Im ordering the blanks for the new design too. Hope to have them in by the first of the year.
Thanks for being a patient. Ill post more soon.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Keep Searching for "Buffalo T-shirts"

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 28:  Independent preside...Image by Getty Images via DaylifeThe past week or two, Ive noticed an increase in the amount of visitors to my site and was wondering to myself, "have I been pressing the right buttons out there that people are now responding to my marketing?" The short answer is, maybe.
The truer answer is: Probably not. So what is it?
The past few weeks as we creep closer to the Presidential Election, Ralph Nader has been spending money getting his name out to the public. One of his marketing ploys is the selling of t-shirts -- more specifically his "Buffalo T-shirts". Its an alright t-shirt: A standing Buffalo decked out in the colors of the flag with a dusting of stars. Apparently they're selling like hotcakes too. In turn, people are looking for them and most likely turning to google and yahoo to perform searches. They type in "Nader Buffalo T-shirt" and more often then not they come across one of my social networking entries/posts/profiles and - click - they stumble onto my site.
Now how to leverage this into sales is the question. Create a "Nader Buffalo T-shirt" of my own? Nah, not interested in doing that. Any ideas out there?

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Buffalo T-shirts: Now with FREE SHIPPING

Thats right. After careful consideration, we've decided to lift the shipping charge and offer to send our shirts to the masses free of charge. From now on we're offering FREE SHIPPING FOR ALL ORDERS (until 01/2009). Thats an extra fin in your pocket, my friend. So go and buy yourself something nice, like The Rocketship 7 perhaps or the Retro Buffalo. We've also lowered our regular prices too, so go and check us out at Buffalo T-shirts

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

New term: Palinesque

Palinesque - A style of 'rhetoric' that includes stuttering, stammering and losing your train of thought in hopes of confusing your listener.
Your argument, though entertaining, was at heart Palinesque.
Root: Sarah Palin
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ready, Steady, Ah, shit its just a dude in a costume. Nevermind.

Found this at Bigfoot Encounters. Actually I found it on Made Mistakes. Someone took the footage and 'steady-cammed' it so you can clearly see its just some db in a costume.
The search continues...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


The Voting Booth has closed and with a landslide victory Palmer's Inn Canalside Tavern is the winner. This is the next shirt to be released by Buffalo T-shirts. Interested in pre-ordering and getting FREE SHIPPING? Sign up for my newsletter at Buffalo T-shirts and you'll find out how. Wondering what this Palmers Inn is all about, check out Buffalo T-shirts Voting Booth.

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