Burned iron-on transfer: Girly Sonic Youth tee

There’s such a huge gap in the t-shirt photos I have. I used to make a lot for friends and now have to go looking as I didn’t keep an archive unfortunately.

This is a much more recent one, done probably around 2010, girly tee involving Sonic Youth’s Goo back coverGoo’s album cover is surely one of the most loved, heavily printed and altered for fun pieces of art. Same goes for almost all the album covers done by Raymond Pettibon, whom you can check out in OFF!’s Black Thoughts video doing his thing (great artist, definitely refer to his bio if you’re not yet familiar).

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For this tee, I went with the back cover as an alternative to the exhaustively used front one (don’t get me wrong, I own a Goo tee too and love both, album and t-shirt art). The line goes “NOTHING….LIPSTICK, A LITTLE BLOOD”.

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See that brown-ish decolorization on the transfer? That ought to be the tip for this post. It’s better not to go buying iron-on transfer paper from a chain store brand. Such bad quality. I ironed this one for a few seconds more than I should have and suddenly turned to burned brown paper. Be careful choosing your paper, do your research and spend a bit more to have a nice result.

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