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Meet the Squad: Q&A with Our In-House Printmakers

Posted on 04 February 2016 by Brian Fox

I don't know if it's obvious to you guys or not but we just kind of wing it with most things around here. Don't get me wrong—we still handcraft every last order—but our overall strategy is basically "just make awesome screen prints and then figure out the rest". 

Underpants Gnomes - Inked and Screened

Basically

But seriously, thanks to all of your support, month in and month out, we've gotten to step up our game big time this year! To facilitate our game-stepping-uppedness we needed to grow our art team! Kaitlyn, Ben, and—the returning champ—Jordan are the names! The other day I got to spend some time with this trio of artists, to give you all an idea of their personalities:

 

For screen printing, squeegee push/pull?

Jordan - Pull, wait no. Push. Depends.

Kaitlyn - Pull

Ben - Pull?

Dogs or Cats?

Jordan - Dogs

Kaitlyn - Dogs

Ben - Dogs

DC or Marvel?

Jordan - DC

Kaitlyn - Marvel

Ben - What?

Star Wars or Harry Potter?

Jordan - Star Wars

Kaitlyn - HARRY POTTER!

Ben - Star Wars

If you were somehow put into a Hunger Games (or similar dystopian, young adult literature series) situation would you—in your constant struggle for survival—in the end become that which you hated and feared most all along?

Jordan - Yes

Kaitlyn - I'd probably die triumphantly in the third act

Ben - ...

Favorite member of the Wu-Tang Clan?

Jordan - Jordan was technically disqualified for answering "Redman". Who, although accompanied Method Man on many tracks as well as appeared alongside him in 2001's cinema classic: How High?, is not actually a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. 

Kaitlyn - Ol' Dirty Bastard

Ben - GZA

Currently watching/reading/listening to?

Jordan - Fargo (TV) The Wimps (Band)

Kaitlyn - Ishmael (Book) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Graphic Novel)

Ben - Dr. Strangelove (Book)

Would you rather have immortal life or a pocket-sized Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, loyal only to you?

Jordan - Mini-Rock

Kaitlyn - Mini-Rock

Ben - Outlive Jordan and Kaitlyn, then steal both of their The Rocks after they're dead.

Most visited website?

Jordan - NPR 

Kaitlyn - Instagram

Ben - Reddit

If you were an online personality quiz, which one would you be?

Jordan - "Which Breakfast Food are you?"

Kaitlyn - "Which Member of One Direction are you?"

Ben - "Which Member of the Wu-Tang Clan are you?"

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Congratulations! By reading this, you are officially in the squad now too! That's right, you now have an extra set of three friends who will have your back in a fight, no matter how wrong you are. Like, even if you're yelling in some guy's face about how Maladroit is the best Weezer album and then you sucker punch him, the squad will contractually have to ride on that fool with you!

So now that you are all basically childhood best friends with our art team, I hope you'll enjoy a deeper connection with our screen prints as they hang on your walls! 

The Squad - Inked and Screened

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