"They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you're high, you can do everything you normally do, just as well. You just realize that it's not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference" - Bill Hicks
Just readin' through the comments here and yes a fabric print would work well with this. I used to silk-screen print for years and yes,some of the equipment can be expensive. If this was gonna be printed though I would use water based inks as these soak into the material and practically "dye" it. It would work really well and if I ever get back to printing I'll shout ya up and maybe sort something out
Onto Amsterdamage!!! Yea top city..I was lucky enough to live 45mins away near Utrecht,another beautiful city;they call Utrecht "Old Amsterdam" 'coz that used to be the place to be.
Amsterdam used to be crawling with junkies and hustlers when I was over there,so the powers that be had a big clean-up,closing many coffeeshops and reducing the trade hours of the headshops
But I have to say it feels a LOT safer there now
The tobacco ban is generally ignored by the bars/coffeeshops,most saying you can uce it for joints but don't leave it lying around on the table for all to see! The Dutch have a saying that translates as "looking through open fingers" much like turning a blind eye.
Lastly(promise!) the flatness of the country did something to my head I reckon..fields are very rectangular and regular,train lines,power lines all run alongside each other,canals are very grid-like..I think this is why they tolerate soft drugs,to give your head a rest from such regularity!! Wish I was still there
I'd love to see it made into a dress, that would be awesome
I have looked into fabric printing, but it seems both complex and expensive.
It annoys me that I have to concentrate on more 'commercial' designs, where as clearly there is a market for these more 'risky' designs, I'd like to see it be used in a mainstream way, but because the government are so bloody stupid and have duped most of the nation into thinking weed is somehow more dangerous than alcohol. Therefore the design is much less marketable because people are afraid to be associated with 'drug references' Maybe I just haven't found the right place for my designs yet
Anyway my dress making skills aren't great, but perhaps in the future we could collaborate and make one
Risky is always marketable if it appeals to a large enough crowd and weed definately does, especially here in Canada. I see weed-print hoodies now and then downtown or on the bus. I work in an area in Toronto where there's a weed cafe (BYO) and pretty much every day I'll smell someone smoking publicly walking to and from, sometimes we pass each other on the street. But the market is there, you could silkscreen small batches to use for small things and sell it online. Smaller and cheaper things will go fast and plenty because people have a tendency to make small purchases because "it's only $4!" that rack up. Full clothing pieces might not go so easily considering its broadcasting dope, unless it's around 420 or the Freedom march, but you could make the print subtler with more black and use a fabric printer for the big pieces and that could help with that.
That's the kind of wild and wreckless talk that makes me want to do silly things, like abandon all responsibility and fly straight to Canada! ha ha
Ive never been , but have always wanted to. Amsterdam's good because you can smoke in public, without it having to be seen as something terrible, That BYO cafe you talked about, do you mean Bring your own? I didn't realise it was that relaxed in Canada
I wanted to do my Art degree in Canada, but sadly too expensive. Anyway thanks for the advice and ideas , Much appreciated