We had the Grande pleasure of Choreographing some screen printing Techniques in Support of Ballet Florida and a group art exhibit of multiple disciples called The November Show, which took place on the 25th of said month. With a Cavalier attitude and to the Beats of our own drums, we Balanced each t-shirt with the perfect Placement, marking The Center of them with a Keith Haring-esque graphic. We weren’t printing Leotards, we were printing T-SHIrTS! And, way more than Deux of them.
(This is our attempt at using ballet terms throughout the description ;)
Enzo “Fat Enzo” Piccirillo — ??/??/2002 - 11/22/2017
Enzo “Fat Enzo” Piccirillo, age 15 (105 in dog years), passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on the shop floor of the company he name-saked on November 22nd (the anniversary of the JFK assassination), in the year of our Lord, 2017. “Fatty” was the inspiration behind our trademarked logo: a silhouette of a dog pooping out a “T-SHIT” or “T-SHIrT”. He was an even-tempered Chow/Golden Retriever mix with golden yellow hair and a genuine disposition to be fat and chill. He loved to eat and poop. Then, eat and poop, again. He loved the snow and the beach, equally — anything wet. He swam in the lakes of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, and the gulf at Fort DeSoto Park and the Atlantic Ocean at Juno Beach, respectively. He was born in Gainesville, helped stop an armed robbery in St. Petersburg (Florida, not Russia), and travelled by subway in NYC once when his best buddy, Bobby Pickles, parked the car in a tow away zone across the street from Central Park. He climbed five flights of stairs for a year and a half, while living in a building with no elevator. He walked miles daily for a year, while living in a quaint Connecticut home at the mouth of the Pequonnock River Trail. He retired to South Florida, where his tired hips grew weak, but that didn’t stop his trips to the beach via an all-terrain wagon. He was loved and beloved. His best friend, Bobby Pickles, is going to miss him terribly. But, he is survived by an American corporation whose motto is “Made in a Sweatshop in the U.S.A.” — and that’s not too shabby for a fat mutt from Gator Country.
For some reason, the good people over at Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, Inc. felt we would be a good fit for JA Global Entrepreneurship Week. This is us speaking for an hour in front of 100 kids in the #DECA program at Royal Palm Beach High School. Pickles spoke with the eloquence of a college professor, while Piazza befuddled every word containing an “R”. Sadly, this was Enzo's final live event.
Some people find 'Trump' Moonfest 2017 poster offensive
BY: Amy Lipman; POSTED: 5:51 PM, Oct 20, 2017
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Moonfest is just over a week away and this year’s poster for the event is causing a stir on social media because it includes a caricature of President Donald Trump.
People posted on the Engage West Palm Facebook page saying they find the poster offensive.
“It wasn’t supposed to be harmful or offensive," said Kristen Dagata, a Moonfest event coordinator. "It was something the artist was depicting. Just political satire. We’ve done it in the past with the Democratic Party. Now the Republican Party. We’re just having fun.”
Dagata said organizers don't think the poster will cause people to not come to Moonfest.
Craig McInnis is the artist behind the sketch.
“As long as it’s stirring emotion, negative or positive, then my art is doing it’s job," he said.
While McInnis said he and the Moonfest organizer had shot around some ideas, he was then left to his own creativity. "
Mr. Trump is an easy caricature because he has very distinguishing features," he said.
McInnis said he's drawn other presidents before.
"They’re on tv. Their image is burned into our minds," he said. "I drew Ronald Reagan when I was in high school because he was easy to draw."
He also said he's willing to draw anyone in a satirical way.
"I will gladly do a Hillary caricature. I would gladly do a Bernie Sanders caricature," McInnis said. "I would do George Washington. I would do someone’s mom. I don’t care who it is. It’s art."
Now, he said his art is doing exactly what it’s supposed to do, which is promote the event and spark discussion.
“It’s not a family picnic on July fourth or that type of thing," he said "It’s cool and edgy. It’s Halloween."
Moonfest is a private event, not a city event.
However, The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority had shared an image of the poster on social media in order to promote Moonfest. DDA has since taken down posts from social media that included the poster.
The associate director said DDA will still support and promote the event because it’s good for downtown, but the organization won’t share images of the poster because people found it offensive.
Or, if you’d like to devise a Protest T-SHIrT of your own, please Feel FREE to contact FAT ENZO T-SHIrTS at your earliest convenience. (Even if it's to protest our protest tees ;)
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On our downtime at the sweatshop, we have lots of fun with Photoshop.
Just like the great Hunter S. Thompson, who could not help but insert himself into his journalistic narratives, so to can we not help but insert our scummy selves into fake movie posters and album covers. It's called "Gonzo Photoshop" and you've heard it first right here, kiddies.
Many businesses in Palm Beach County did not fare as well as ours. For, never once, during Hurricane Irma, did the sweatshop take in any moisture other than actual sweat from hard work.
With all of the boarding up, sandbagging, printing the last of our orders, etc., we still found time to devise an original Hurricane Irma T-SHIT, because we are the greatest shirt company in the land. You can purchase our creation here. Free shipping to anywhere in Florida, naturally.
BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
If you are in need of custom t-shirts, please be advised that FAT ENZO T-SHIrTS is up and running. Our electricity and all other utilities are 100%. Our plumbing is working just fine, despite all of the canned foods and beans we were forced to consume during the power outage. But, more importantly, our printing capabilities are fully functional, too. So, let us know if you are in the market for screen printing, graphic design, creative conceptualizing, whatever.
And, Rush Service is Always Available!
Here's a montage of us two "Floridiots" conducting ourselves in not the safest manners during the 2017 State of IRMAgency in Floridumb.
Location: West Palm Beach
Ben Coletti on FOX NEWS - LIVE from Madeira Beach during Hurricane Irma
FAT ENZO T-SHIrTS
"Made in a Sweatshop in the U.S.A."