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I remember (Just) as a child in 1982 tip-toeing down stairs and popping the video into our VHS player to watch ‘An American Werewolf in London’.There was something about the simple effects, the humour that drew you in and made you watch it again and again. As time goes on fan bases grow for films like ‘Eraserhead’ and ‘The Evil dead’. What we see and hear shapes us and our views on life and many films had a deeper message than just entertainment. Memories from our past stay in our mind and very often we look back years later at...

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Let me take you back to America 1920, the roaring 20’s or so they say! But for America it was actually a decade of poverty, and dramatic social and political changes.  It was by the 1920’s that the word ‘T-shirt’ became an official American-English word in the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, but way before that, the T-Shirt was preferred by dockworkers and farmers for its lightweight fabric, not forgetting the Tee was adopted by the Army as part of the standard issue uniform. So, back to present day in the UK and the T-shirt industry is certainly booming, heading around the shops...

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  In the 80s we were blessed with singers and bands that wanted to say something more than “I love you and you broke my heart”. Thatcher was in power, the Cold War was raging and it seemed nuclear armageddon was on the horizon. It wasn’t just the cool indie kids and frazzled old rockers who wanted to tell us about it though. The pop charts were reflecting the times. Heaven 17’s Fascist Groove Thang flirted with the charts in 1981, but lack of airplay meant a late lyric change (on the radio promo only) was too late to propel...

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Ever just listened to a song and been moved lyrically? There’s something powerful about words and the way they are used to capture a feeling, a moment in time, an opinion. Throughout musical history artists have created masterpieces and inspired us with their music; Artists such as The Beatles, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Prince, David Bowie and Stevie Wonder to name but a few have moved us with lyrics and music. For me listening to Purple Rain by Prince Here at C and D we love music and lyrics but we want more than just a T-shirt with lyrics on...

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There is a big difference between embellishing a design and outright ‘taking the mickey’. Throughout history designers and artists have been inspired by other artists and designers and taken inspiration from their work. Examples of this can been seen from Banksy, Jimmy Cauty , Jamie Reid and Andy Warhol to name a few. Some would argue embellishing someone else’s design is the highest form of flattery, others an insult to the artist. Either way the important thing is to maintain the integrity of the design and hopefully enhance it. Two Iconic brands that we love are Mickey Mouse and Adidas;...

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