Monthly Archives: September 2010

Is Chop Shop the Most ???Boinged?????T-shirt Studio?


Okay, so chances are that Threadless would actually be the most “boinged” t-shirt studio ever. But take a look at the gallery above and see all the designs that we have been honored with some love. 

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New Iconic Celebrates 23 Deep Space Missions & The Planetary Society


Robotic and human missions of exploration that extended beyond the Earth’s orbit. 23 historic missions in total (with an additional 6 separations) that are recognized for their notable achievements to various celestial bodies in our solar system with targets including the Sun, planets and their moons, comets and asteroids. Nearly every icon represents a specific robotic explorer (or series) with the exception of the Apollo program which continues to be the single human endeavor to ever go beyond the cradle.


If you buy a copy we will donate $5 of every purchase to The Planetary Society. The world’s largest space-interest group dedicated to inspiring the public with the adventure and mystery of space exploration. A non-governmental organization founded in 1980, who among its founders included Carl Sagan, the author of Cosmos.


If you buy a copywith a membership (sorry, US residents only), we will register you as a new member for only an additional $25 (normally $37). See here for what you get as a new member.



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Please Heart Up Our RockStar Print on Kaboodle


Our rockStar on Letterpress poster is up for best poster on Kaboodle’s Pop10 posters contest. They linked to our SupermarketHQ shop, but that is cool. We love SupermarketHQ. Please take a moment to vote us up by clicking the heart. You need to be logged in to do this, but you can use your Facebook account to do that as well. You only need to allow Kaboodle access to your FB account. 

A World Without Photoshop


We at Chop Shop are also known as The Chopping Block. So yes, we are the same people who made the recently viral video “World Without Photoshop” where we imagine what being a designer might look like today if Photoshop had never come to exist. There are some great sight gags including an absurd 3-D “Lorem” dummy type model, a copyPhone, copyBooks, an all powerful “Layers Stack” room and the mysterious “Photo Box” that somehow develops camera images in the same way vintage photo booths at the beach do.


Keep your eyes open for fleeting visual references too… like the iconic Nirvana “Nevermind” cover art as it might have appeared in the sideways world of no Photoshop or the bizarro-world version of the Wired “Evil-Genius” issue. See the Chopping Block Flickr stream for more stills.


While we are on the topic, don’t forget what the world might look like without Photoshop Filter Heroes.


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Custom Celebrity Apes Tee for MailChimp


Ben at MailChimp has been a great customer for Chop Shop over the years and we insist that MailChimp is the best email newsletter service out there. So when we decided last spring that the next pop-icon tee would focus on famous simians… we knew we had to let Ben know. He wanted Freddie (their logo/mascot) to be in the design somehow, but we were hesitant to include a corporate entity in a design that is intended to be about pop-culture icons. So we ditched Blip and dropped Freddie in for a special run exclusively printed for MailChimp with custom label included. 


See their recent blog post about their plans for weVolve the MailChimp edition.

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