In order to promote this project, I decided that I wanted to create Become Displaced customized T-shirts. They can be distributed easily and are walking advertisements. Ideally, someone would see a person walking down the street, and want to know more about their shirt.
I realized that having these shirts produced through a printing serviced would be an extremely expensive investment, especially because I did not want to order the shirts in bulk. I decided that I would make these t-shirts myself, with a DIY silk screening kit. For the actual t-shirts, I purchased 99 cent shirts at the salvation army. Each shirt is unique and most have hilarious things already printed on them, such as “Don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?”. I felt this aesthetic related somewhat to the themes in Become Displaced.
These are the steps I took to create a customized silk screen shirt:
1. Customize a design
2. Trace the design onto the silk screen
3. Paint over the traced design with drawing fluid
4. Fill the screen with screen filler
5. Rinse out the drawing fluid with cold water
6. Buy t-shirts