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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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Inspiration can come from the most unlikely places and this t-shirt is no exception.  I tend to work late at night and early into the morning when everything is quiet and I can focus. Very often I’m joined by my trusty Dachshund named Dizzy who curls up next to me and quietly dreams of dog food, walks and all the stress less things in her life. I am a fan and collector of mid century modern interior items. Perched at the end of my sofa is a stunning mid century Fase lamp. Founded by Pedro Martin in 1964, Fase became...

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So what Inspired us to make a t-shirt? Life is about experiences and memories! As a child growing up in the 70's and 80's so many things influence the designs for my T-shirts, from bouncing down the garden on my space hopper and going to my first concert to having my first pint and hearing Prince for the first time, these memories are tattoo'd on my brain. T-shirts are an expression of ones personality and our personalities are made up from the things that influence us when we are growing up. Here at C and D tees we love iconic moments...

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So What goes into our t-shirts?   For C&D T-shirts printing a tee shirt isn’t just popping something popular onto a cheap Tee in vinyl print, Its so much more! We are perfectionists and don’t believe in compromise. Our tshirts are 155 gram, 100% organic cotton and made with carbon neutral processes. They are brushed cotton to give a luxurious handle.   The printing process   All our T-shirts are hand printed with water based inks. Why water based inks? Most t-shirt printers use Plastisol inks which contain PVC and Phosphates that are harmful to the environment, these techniques also...

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So what is C&D T-shirts all about?   It all started about 18 months ago with a conversation between founders and best mates Pete Wood and Trevor Shepherd. Pete is a local DJ in Chichester with a passion for music and Keen record collector. Pete’s favourite genre of music is Disco and Electronic. Trevor Shepherd is a local entrepreneur with an online business and a keen interest in music, graphic design and everything retro.   The beginning   The concept of C&D started one late night over too many pints of lager and a conversation about men’s Tee shirts. We...

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