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In the Shadow of the Pill Box

I designed this tee shirt to sell to my fellow canyon residents who are chafing under the tyrannical thumb of the 17 - 18 hours a day of highway closure when we can't get to/from our own homes. This is 7 days a week, and we're only half way through the 8 months' closure.


I already have 20 firm orders, expect to sell more at the locations where people go to pick up their mail. The minimum order is 50, and they'll sell for $8 or $9 each. This is slightly over cost, but I'm going to tell people there is a Flagger Scholarship program where any profits go to pay for shirts to be given to their favorite flaggers because there are few flaggers whom they actually like.

This was my previous design that I made last October when I found out that each driveway/bridge onto the highway was going to have a flagger hut with full-time flagger stationed there. It felt claustrophobic. Still does.


posted on Jan 31, 2018 5:42 AM ()


Your shirts should be kept as local history records, probably. Nice.
comment by drmaus on Feb 1, 2018 7:50 AM ()
I like the shirts. I am appalled that so many residents are being inconvenienced, and I am amazed at your energy.
comment by tealstar on Feb 1, 2018 7:25 AM ()
I like them.
comment by elderjane on Feb 1, 2018 6:24 AM ()
What's your potential market? Just curious.
comment by greatmartin on Jan 31, 2018 5:49 AM ()
There were around 1000 residences directly shut in by the closure, with an average of 2.3 inhabitants. I have contact with about 300 of them via a Facebook group, plus there's another 1400 member Facebook group for a nearby town that has been affected by having to drive further/longer to get to the bigger towns aka "Walmart."

And then there's the flaggers and construction workers (probably not construction management because they don't have much of a sense of humor) - I expect to place about 10 shirts there.

In September there is a big event planned for the five year anniversary of the flood at a city park (that's in the rural canyon), residents only, and there will probably be some takers there out of the 2000 eligible to come, although by that time people will have forgotten how angry they were on a certain day in January.
reply by troutbend on Jan 31, 2018 5:59 AM ()

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