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Our artist drew this logo for Philosophy Inc., a project by artist and educator Matt Ames that looks at the dynamic aesthetics of corporate and urban culture and shares its insights with the local community (Roanoke, Virginia). T-shirts are available.

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Our artist drew this logo for Philosophy Inc., a project by artist and educator Matt Ames that looks at the dynamic aesthetics of corporate and urban culture and shares its insights with the local community (Roanoke, Virginia). T-shirts are available.

In the 1980s our artist designed T-shirts, fliers, stickers, etc. for an obscure punk rock band, Luke Pewk & The Vomit, that was an early fixture of the Roanoke, Virginia punk scene. "Nazi Little Boys" is a drawing for the bottom half of a letter-size flier, as it looked before the show information was added.

In the 1980s our artist designed T-shirts, fliers, stickers, etc. for an obscure punk rock band, Luke Pewk & The Vomit, that was an early fixture of the Roanoke, Virginia punk scene. "Nazi Little Boys" is a drawing for the bottom half of a letter-size flier, as it looked before the show information was added.

Inspired by the symbol that became ubiquitous in the 1980s, this is one of our artist's earliest T-shirt designs. The difficulty of lining up two colors on stretchy T-shirt fabric made this design impractical for small-scale screen printing, and only a few "Nothing Prohibited" T-shirts were ever made. Though manufacturing is now shopped out to professional screen printers, this design has been out of production for 25 years. We've decided to make it available again. www.RatZapTshirt.com

Inspired by the symbol that became ubiquitous in the 1980s, this is one of our artist's earliest T-shirt designs. The difficulty of lining up two colors on stretchy T-shirt fabric made this design impractical for small-scale screen printing, and only a few "Nothing Prohibited" T-shirts were ever made. Though manufacturing is now shopped out to professional screen printers, this design has been out of production for 25 years. We've decided to make it available again. www.RatZapTshirt.com

This is the original version of our signature tee, as first sold in 1990. The revised version is here: CocainePoll.com. Aside from the price increase, the changes are hard to spot. In this old version, lines are parallel and corners are perfectly square, yet the heavy diagonal shapes make some lines and corners look a little "off." The revision corrects for these optical distortions by throwing out the ruler and square and just eyeing the position of the various elements.

This is the original version of our signature tee, as first sold in 1990. The revised version is here: CocainePoll.com. Aside from the price increase, the changes are hard to spot. In this old version, lines are parallel and corners are perfectly square, yet the heavy diagonal shapes make some lines and corners look a little "off." The revision corrects for these optical distortions by throwing out the ruler and square and just eyeing the position of the various elements.

In the 1980s our artist designed T-shirts, fliers, stickers, etc. for an obscure punk rock band from Salem (Roanoke), Virginia. This is one of several "puking skull" T-shirt designs done in various themes. This one is Nazi themed (note the "SS" outline). QUESTION: Should cocaine be legal? Vote in our poll and see the results- CocainePoll.com

In the 1980s our artist designed T-shirts, fliers, stickers, etc. for an obscure punk rock band from Salem (Roanoke), Virginia. This is one of several "puking skull" T-shirt designs done in various themes. This one is Nazi themed (note the "SS" outline). QUESTION: Should cocaine be legal? Vote in our poll and see the results- CocainePoll.com

The first T-shirt advertised and sold by our artist was this rendition of the Gadsden flag (first United States flag) featuring a life-size illustration of a canebreak rattlesnake. It was taken out of production in the late 1980s pending a redesign, which was never completed. It may be the first Gadsden flag T-shirt ever created! Now, for a revolutionary T-shirt design you have NOT seen before: CocainePoll.com

The first T-shirt advertised and sold by our artist was this rendition of the Gadsden flag (first United States flag) featuring a life-size illustration of a canebreak rattlesnake. It was taken out of production in the late 1980s pending a redesign, which was never completed. It may be the first Gadsden flag T-shirt ever created! Now, for a revolutionary T-shirt design you have NOT seen before: CocainePoll.com

Our signature T-shirt comes in black or white, in men's sizes S-2XL Main design is on the back; small logo on the front.

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Should cocaine be legal? Question authority with a soft cotton tee. Available in black, red, or green.

This pocket T-shirt design by our artist was a limited edition (not currently in print) created for a Libertarian's campaign for U.S. Congress in 1996. A contrbution of $50 or more got you a shirt. About $2000 was raised in total, much of it from smaller donations. (The candidate came in last in a three-way race.)

This pocket T-shirt design by our artist was a limited edition (not currently in print) created for a Libertarian's campaign for U.S. Congress in 1996. A contrbution of $50 or more got you a shirt. About $2000 was raised in total, much of it from smaller donations. (The candidate came in last in a three-way race.)

Our signature design, on black. See both versions here: CocainePoll.com

Our signature design, on black. See both versions here: CocainePoll.com

This poison symbol is lifted from our signature design (full color, as it appears on the white shirt). See the full design here: CocainePoll.com

This poison symbol is lifted from our signature design (full color, as it appears on the white shirt). See the full design here: CocainePoll.com

"Uncle Sam" is a new design by our artist--a portrait of the make-believe man drawn in the style of a political cartoon. It's intended for a tote bag rather than a T-shirt, says the artist. But we'd like to know your opinion--tote, or tee?  Our signature design--"Pure Cocaine"--can be seen here: CocainePoll.com

"Uncle Sam" is a new design by our artist--a portrait of the make-believe man drawn in the style of a political cartoon. It's intended for a tote bag rather than a T-shirt, says the artist. But we'd like to know your opinion--tote, or tee? Our signature design--"Pure Cocaine"--can be seen here: CocainePoll.com