Wednesday, April 30, 2008

If it happens…and there is electricity - you can feel it now, even though it is later

When the world is your oyster and people pay their good money to hear you sing your songs…what do you suppose you might chose to wear on stage? Well if you are a smart lady like Kathleen Edwards you would pick out something that makes a city proud to be what it is. From the photos we received recently, I reckon Ms. Edwards thinks Nashville is one hot chicken!

We at Isle of Printing are proud of our city too. A big slice of our pride radiates from the good things, which make Nashville unlike any other place in this world. Hot Chicken is a unique local something we can get behind. Go hot chicken go! Go local business Go!

Maybe it isn’t the same sort of joy that comes from watching little kids sweep the floor when they still think sweeping is fun, but when a Canadian gal goes to a local store and buys a local piece of art and wears it with pride – we do a little jig...and maybe an angel gets their wings.

But of course most importantly, we are all finding out that the eyes and ears of our ever-vigilant Isle of Printing Committee for the Advancement of Electrosports Communiqués are there to document most everything - so that you can enjoy it here, later.

Thanks Kathleen Edwards for being cool!
Thanks Mr. Williams for doing your civic duty!

electrosports is a 24 hour a day mission

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Johnny Cash Memorial Blvd.

My right hand man Bryce is from just down the road in Hendersonville, Tenn. Johnny Cash wasn’t born there, but he made it is his home and eventually left this world from that same soil.

We here at Isle of Printing think Ole JC was a pretty good ambassador for our neck of the woods. Like a lot of folks, he grew up a little rough around the edges, made mistakes, but kept at it. Through his persistence and faith in purer things, he gave us all a little glimpse at wisdom in the shape of simplicity.

Even though the record biz seems to do a pretty good job at supplying the world with a never-ending supply of Johnny Cash ephemera. We thought we would try for a hometown tribute to a hometown hero.

The second in our series of 52 Pennants celebrating things we feel are worthy to make pennant about.


$30 plus shipping

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fancy threads for the Forward Thinking Fellas and Fellettes of this world

Who wears t-shirt anymore? Oh wait everyone does! Well the summer is fast approaching me buckoos. And if I may be so bold to suggest…soon decisions will be made with or without you. Before you know it your chest-of-drawers will once again be filled to capacity with this year’s round of “I know Jack Schitt” and “Big Dog” novel-tees. No doubt you will again find yourself in the unenviable position of being forced to wear your hasty decisions like last night's hangover ALL SUMMER LONG. Shocking? No! Preventable? ABSOLUTLEY!

Take the bull by the horns folks and chose Original Art shirts that almost NOBODY else in the world has. Help us by helping yourself. Say no to Property of Old Navy and yes to the fashion future! Make washday fun and every ride on the bus a memorable one for those around you. My friends don’t let your chest be a billboard… make it a global tool for change.

Here are 3 ideas, which we at Isle of Printing have found are not getting the play we think they definitely deserve.

Try Democracy or Else

We are offering these classy shirts about Modern democracy here at our shop until the Department of Defense tools up to distribute these to our friends (and future allies) all around the world.

Available in white with blue accents double sided

The Scientific Method It’s for Me

The fact that I can type on a computer and post these words on something other than the Town log makes me a proud supporter of the scientific method and what it has to offer us now and in the future. Go rational thought!

Lad's sold out | Women's only for now green in style shown

Art Rocks!

If you like modern art …odds are you really like football too! And if you are like me, you are really tired of having to switch in and out of you opera gown and team jersey and/or even worse forgetting which outfit goes with which event! We say fix that mess and fix it fast! Support the two most important secular event in your life at once with this simple expression of the way you feel.

Did I drop my art on your sports event? Or did your sports event drop into my art? Now you don’t even have to care Go ART Rah rah rah!

Ladies: Blue capped sleeves L, M in all sizes except Small (white,yellow and blue)

Because these shirts are in such hot demand sizing is semi sporadic at this point. We’ll do our best to find your size but don’t throw a brick through our window if you missed the gravy train already. Don’t wait around or they will be gone…possibly forever. Printed with love on those trendy American apparel and Alternative apparel shirts all the kids love. Super soft and not cut like a feed sack. Size up if you're unsure.

Price $20 plus shipping
please include size, Men's/Women's and color preference (if available)

Friday, April 18, 2008

The bear facts of security

There’s a new bear in town! Look out you ne’re-do-wells of south Nashville, there is a new breed of street vigilante loping down your streets. I don’t know where exactly he came from but one thing’s for sure…don’t cross Honey Bear. Sweet to those who do good and sour towards those who don’t, Honey Bear is making his list and checking it twice…and then mauling the ones that don’t make the grade. Sometimes I let him ride in my sidecar. Don’t make him mad! Mostly he hates prostitution and petty drug dealing, but I’m pretty sure he gets pissed about littering and folks who don’t take driving their 10 ton gas guzzling SUV’s seriously.

Did I mention his claws are sharp? Also his intuition and his eyes are as keen as an eagle’s (unlike most bears I have heard of).

Sometimes he comes by our shop and hands out free treats to good boys and girls. What a bear!

Look out for this sign if you plan on causing Mischief. And then consider taking your mischief elsewhere.

Don’t blame us. We warned you that a big, golden yellow, honey bear might maul or hit you with a heavy, gnarled stick if he sees you causing trouble (that is if the police aren’t around to handle things…always let the authorities handle the situation if you can kids). Or he might give you some treats if you are doing something nice.

You know your own heart and Honey bear is watching just in case you are a scoundrel.

When else has $30 bought you so much peace of mind?

Analogue Mice for the Digital Age

Mystical ways for the modern mouse – Well after all that bally-hoo about the web is now, you can’t stop the blog-o-tron, blah blah blah - the line went dead on you…whoops. But fear not, spring has sprung and the mices have been busy. Look out world! Sooner than you might like, you’ll be able to stroll through our fine establishment and gawk and gape at the rare fineries we have on display. Until that day, consider this your magic portal into our tiny lands. One eye closed, both fingers crossed.

Believe it or not – as we unpacked into our new space, an amazing discovery was made. Behind tall stacks of print detritus and mounds of boxam and jetsam, a whole new civilization had sprung into being. A veritable Mice-ean age had begun. Not your average vermin, these mice seem to have developed a civil society that in all aspects (save size) resembles that of our own.

A keen student of observation – Hiram quickly had us pick up pencil and paper to document this world in the hopes that we may learn from it…

Those wacky little fellows sure are busy! Some how watching those little guys do all the same things we do makes me crack up. Ha!

Please help us continue this valuable research by purchasing a set of field drawings, which were later committed to our favored medium of linocut and letterpress type.
Available in limited supplies: 4 views of mices and the things they do. Priced at $20 plus shipping (unless you amble over to the shop that is). Email us to make an order.

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