Monthly Archives: April 2010

A Look at the Upcoming Coupon Tee Part Three

This is a small detail taken from an upcoming tshirt/print design based on fake coupons. See our profile page for links to the full design as a PRE-ORDER in our shop http://www.chopshopstore.com.

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Another Sneak Peek at the Coupon Tee

Full tshirt design coming soon. Or maybe you can find it on our site for pre-orders… http://www.chopshopstore.com

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Chop Shop is All About Radiolab

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If you are unaware of this program on WNYC and you have the slightest interest in the human race, then you need to be following this program. Sometimes compared to the ever popular “This American Life”, Radiolab [http://www.radiolab.org] takes science fact and puts a human face on it by looking at the world of science through the whole of human experience. Hard to understand and sometimes hard to imagine science concepts are made real as they intersect the lives and stories of the subjects

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All profits of this t-shirt design [http://bit.ly/aQs8a8] is to benefit the show and WNYC. The art is by Jez Burrows [http://www.jezburrows.com] and was a smash hit on a previous fund-raiser sold as part of a set of small prints. The icon of the goat standing on a cow among a smattering of papers was inspired by a popular true story from Radiolab which actually centers around exactly such a scene.

Chop Shop plans a whole series of t-shirt designs for Radiolab which explains the whole new section on the site [http://bit.ly/9Vcgd3]. Look for additions to the series in May and June.

Let Us Illustrate This Problem for You

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Our Parent company The Chopping Block, has been working closely with Climate Central to help illustrate the actual data they get back from NASA and the US Navy on climate change. Climate Central is a nonprofit science and media organization created to provide clear and objective information about climate change and its potential risks. The illustrations are an attempt at showing the raw data in an entirely apolitical way that is easy for the average person to understand. The issue of climate change is a complex one and we hope that these illustrations can help people focus on the data, because climate change like any other science should be based upon data and not opinion.

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Above is an attempt to speak in volumes??? It is difficult to speak to people in metric tons, so we try to convey the amounts in terms people are familiar with. Here we illustrate how the amount of ice lost in Alaska over 3 years would be enough to cover the states of CT, VT, ME, NJ, MD, NH, MA, RI and about 90% of NY in about 3 feet of ice. See also a similar treatment of Greenland Ice Loss.

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Another way of looking at how the Arctic ice is thinning over 25 years. This time we are also showing the actual distribution of thicknesses over the region. Here the data on Autumn levels are shown and an additional illustration of these thicknesses is also available for Winter data on the Climate Central website.

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Perhaps the most shocking data set is this illustration of how much ice is actually shedding off the coast of Greenland. The two front bergs represent the actual tonnage of bergs that were dislodged from the Greenland land mass. Only 7 billion in a TEN year period from 92-02 and 177 billion in only THREE years from 04-07. Hard to argue with those numbers??? though people will.

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Next Tee: The Coupons Tee

The next design going to print is ???The Coupons Tee??? which will feature 19 different coupons that offer some awesome discounts like 30% off the ???droids you are looking for??? to a very special 50% off sale to acquire your very own ???Rings of Power???. Also some special fantastical offerings such as a guarantee of getting your Mom off Facebook to someone actually noticing one of your tweets (hard to imagine). Look for this new design by late April.

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