Thursday, February 18, 2010

T-Shirt Spotting

Oh, I'm a sucker for a good political T shirt - and this one has definitely caught my eye - but wearing one in Brooklyn?

I should just get it over and done with and have 'wannabe hipster wanker' tattooed on my forehead.

Saying that, I do need some new T shirts. All my politcal T shirts are simultaneously disintegrating before my eyes. And that's even on a bastard cold wash. If this was a novel, I would read some significance into this current course of clothing events.

Back to the non-365Watch post in hand. The T shirt was found via Citizen Bone and comes courtesy of Sabcat, a newly established anarcho workers co-op based out of West Midlands, who specialise in printing T shirts of a political nature. (What else are you going to do in the West Midlands on a wet Wednesday afternoon? Makes sense to me.)

What would make even better sense is if they knuckle down and work on a Kingmaker 'Armchair Anarchist' T shirt in time for this year's London Anarchist Bookfair. That revival in interest in Kingmaker has been threatening to ignite for years, and it would be chucklesome to see some market forces in operation at an Anarchist Bookfair to force down AK Press's extortionate prices.


stuart said...

I am actually in the West Midlands on a wet Thursday afternoon, and knocking up a political T shirt hadn't occurred to me. I'm watching the snow fall and reading your blog instead.

Do you have the "SPGB at the Glastonbury festival" T shirt? We should reprint that. It's a classic!

stuart said...

PS Why haven't you blogged on the mass exodus from the SWP? I tuned into Newsnight last night, and they were wittering on about some totally irrelevant assassination.

Darren said...

Sadly, I don't have that 'SPGB at the Glastonbury festival' T shirt.

I understand it was a limited edition that quickly sold out. I know Real Ale Rob had one of the shirts, and maybe Communist Dave also had one. I guess I should look for it on eBay. (Like how I'm using Party aliases to throw the secret state off the scent?)

It was a wee bit too garish for my tastes but as a Prog Rock fan, I totally understand why you might have a inkling for it. In a certain light, it could be an early Genesis album cover.

On the issue of Party t shirts, any opinion on the ones produced by the comrades in the West Country? I don't even know what they look like.

The SWP fallout? I guess I should post some links. If only 'cos it's handy for future reference. I've been dog tired these past few days so I haven't been in a blogging frame of mind.

You'll probably laugh at this, but when Lindsay German resigned from the SWP a few days back I actually clicked on the politics page of the Guardian's website expecting to read a report of her exit stage left on their pages. How daft am I to think that her resignation means something in the real world?

I need a new hobby.

stuart said...

Ha, you're so right about the prog rock cover! I've unfortunately lost my T shirt, but Lynn still has hers. Must be a collectors item.

Afraid I've not yet seen the new T shirts. Perhaps I'll order a few once I've got bored of the Rush and Ween merchandise.

Linds didn't make The Guardian? I'm shocked! Must be because the Guardian board is stuffed with Central Committee members.