Black Flag’s album cover detail on a white tee

So Raymond Pettibon did play the bass for Black Flag back in 1976 (at least according to Wikipedia, they were called Panic back then). Of course he didn’t continue his music career but did a lot of art, the famous four bars logo and stuff like that for the band (his most adored album cover however remains Sonic Youth’s Goo, more on which you can find in this older post). The detail on the t-shirt below is from Black Flag’s 1984 Family Man album done by the same artist. I just love the bright colors for this dark subject depicted and thought it would look great on a white tee.

To do this I used the Jet-Pro SofStretch iron transfer paper which you can find in the yolö online store (if you live somewhere in Europe anyway, for dark fabrics refer to the previous post). The paper worked pretty good to begin with but, as you can see, there were a lot of cracks after washing a couple of times. To avoid this I would suggest following the washing instructions that come with the paper, usually something like cold water, wash inside-out etc. Never did follow those which I think would be a good idea to start doing.


To be honest, I don’t mind those cracks that much, they give an old feel to the t-shirt.

Never got to find out what that “November 23, 1963” date is all about. In fact, it’s one day after the John F. Kennedy assassination. Other than that I really don’t know. If you have a better clue let me know people!


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