The below is a sample image. This is love, but the dragon tee-shirt has the same layout.
This tee-shirt features a dragon character. The calligraphy was by our master calligrapher Xing An-Ping of Beijing. The character itself is used in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
We used a special process to make this shirt. We wanted a natural background that was somewhat like the xuan paper used on a wall scroll. We found that if we used a "discharge ink" when it was silk screened, we would have a dark black character that would virtually never fade (since it's the color of the tee-shirt itself). The character background actually bleaches out to the natural color of the cotton. We then used another screen to add the signature and personal stamps of the calligrapher.
The result: You get to wear a piece of artwork.
I spent two years working on this project until I was happy with the graphics and results of the tee-shirt. It's a very special shirt that I am sure you will treasure highly among your other tees.
This tee shirt was screened in the USA, just a few hundred feet from our small office in San Diego. The tee-shirt itself was made by All-Style (a very common brand seen often in the USA).
When you first receive the shirt, you will notice that the artwork panel area seems a bit stiff. After just one washing, this will go away, and you will only feel soft cotton on the whole front of the shirt. The only place you will feel a typical raised silk-screen area is the red signature seals.
This item was listed or modified
Aug 30th, 2012
Gary's random little things about China:
If you are from my generation, you may remember the video game called "Frogger". It involved crossing a busy road while narrowly dodging cars and truck, often both in front of and behind you at the same time.
Well you can play real live Frogger every time you cross the street in China. It is perfectly normal to cross a four or six-lane road, one lane at a time. You stand motionless on the white, dashed line between lanes as cars and trucks whiz by you on both sides with only inches to spare. When the next lane is clear, you advance (there is no retreat in this game, that could get you killed, since drivers in China would never expect that).
If you did this in America, drivers would come to a screeching halt and think you were crazy (they might even tell you so, using colorful words and hand gestures). It is simply a different culture, or rather a different way of doing things in modern Chinese culture.
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