Maker Spotlight: Beast USA Shirts

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Today we are featuring Beast USA Shirts: American made, beautifully illustrated t-shirts designed by Patrick Smyczek.  Based in Milwaukee, Beast USA Shirts are all hand-illustrated and hand-printed by Patrick himself.

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Patrick studied printmaking at the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico and also worked at Tandem Press.  His rigorous training in printmaking set the foundation for Beast USA.  The quality of his work is clearly evident from the tiniest details in his shirts to the care taken on the printing the containers for the shirts.

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Beast USA designs are inspired by adventure, patriotism, nature and the American spirit.  All the designs are hand drawn and then hand printed on a four-color screen printing press.  Every shirt is signed and numbered, and packaged in a screen-printed tube.

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One cannot help but marvel at the exquisite detail in each Beast USA design.  Each tiny line of ink is perfectly placed and distributed across the illustration.  We love the playfulness and creative storytelling Patrick infuses into his work.  His illustrations are so full of minute details and components, they are truly a marvel to look at.

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We are so excited to have Beast USA join us for our Chicago Mini Market on June 21+22!  You can check out all of Beast USA’s limited designs on their website.

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