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Comic Con NYC 2012


Come see me and the kids at Comic Con NYC this weekend. When you do, I will sell you some tee shirts and try and convince you that your wife/girlfriend would love the 51 robots print hanging on your living room wall. 

See us at Booth 989.

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What if Photoshop Filters were Super Powers?


A few months ago the tshirt version of “Filter Heroes” (drawn by Joshua Kemble) made its rounds in the blogosphere. After a healthy amount of buzz it occurred to us that a good amount of people who enjoyed this concept may have loved to pin it up on a wall, but perhaps lacked the designerd courage to pull it off as a fashion statement. It is for that audience that we now present the art print version of the same design as a 13×19 glicée print suitable for framing or pinning up in your Herman Miller Office System.


In addition to this re-release, we also dug up the original sketches of this concept from around 1999 by Amin Amat who interned with us at The Chopping Block before he became a legitimate force in the comic art world. That version of the concept was to portray each member of the company as a hero whose powers were to be defined by the Photoshop filter of their choice. The difference being that those powers were to be in the body copy only and did not alter the appearance of one member to the next. While that does spoil much of the fun, the original version was to be more of branding exercise than a spoof on Adobe software. They are here attached below and see the original studio blog post about the tshirt for more about the birth of the concept.


above: Matthew Richmond in his Chopping Block tights. Dig those Chopping Block logo glasses.


above: Thomas Romer in a classic comic hero pose.


above: What super-hero spoof would be complete without the Justice League type group shot flanked by at least one character that is entirely too massive to be taken seriously. Depicted from left to right is The Chopping Block as it was in 1999: Brian Romero, Thomas Romer, Mike Essl, Matthew Richmond and Rob Reed.

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149 Celebrated Icons of Science Fiction Screen Print

Tshirts are great. You can print on them, put them over your torso and they help keep you modest and warm. The only real issue with them is that they are not the best canvasses for the smaller details. Most of the icons designed for Chop Shop’s SciFi, Horror/Fantasy and Rock Music series of tees include a level of detail that is simply lost when printed on tshirt fibers.

The SciFi Screen Print

Enter the Science Fiction Collection. A high quality screened poster featuring icons of 61 robots, 58 aliens and 30 various vehicles. Altogether adding up to a staggering 149 icons to contemplate while you really should be speding some quality time with your family. Exclusive to the poster are 14 icons that have not (as of this mailing) been included on any of the 3 scifi tshirt reprints (see above). The piece itself is printed in 3 colors, screened on a 14″x36″ sheet of 80lb poster stock and comes in your choice of black or white.

Remember there is also the Horror and Fantasy Screen Print featuring another 149 icons. See the special set offer at right.

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