Musings

Inflatable t-shirts

T-shirt stencil print - "Surf mat goon"

Blue skies and sunshine and the pressure to get something done before heading out west again for the weekend – deadlines make things happen. Unearthing an old t-shirt stencil I discovered that with a little tweak the past pisstake on an boogieboard-riding old fella becomes mirror for my recent dignity-stripping transition from stand-ups to surf mats.

The design was originally inspired from the decades-ago grom years when during a session out at the Bluff on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) I saw the geography teacher from school out back in the hustle with the rest of us. A bewildering moment of, what the hell is this goon doing out here? Hah, what a kook!

T-shirt stencil print, "FSU!" - 3-up-process

Turn, turn, turn… oh how the tables have turned. The print becomes portal, linking past and present. Here and now I am at once the Grommet and the Goon, the sacred and the profane. I’m not trying to blow up, I’m trying to ride a blow up…


The shirts are going for €15 – includes shipping. Keen? Get in touch.