A folded black tshirt with a robin's egg blue screenprinted on black spills out of an antique caramel leather suitcase, along with a lumberjack flannel shirt, onto a map of the north woods of Minnesota, spotted with lakes. Atop the map and shirts curls a fabric measuring tape pulled partially out of its leather and brass case.

It’s Minneapolis-in-a-hexagon, in tshirt form, screenprinted in a pale aqua on a black background. In early 2015, I was working on an unrelated project branding Minneapolis and the precursor to this design was an early draft. While it’s neither the first Mpls nor the first hexagon shirt for happify, it may indeed be the first to combine the two and it’s certainly the first with a nod to the Stone Arch Bridge, Mississippi River, and downtown skyline. As with the Mpls/MN shirt, I chose to print on the deadstock shirts my printer (Rebel Ink) had on hand, choosing a range of black t-shirts for this design.

This shirt, along with other happify designs (t-shirts & otherwise!), is available exclusively at Junket on Minnehaha Avenue in Minnesota. I’ve been thrilled to be able to partner with Julie and her amazing team–their ethos and commitment to sustainability, reuse, beautiful design, and systems change dovetail perfectly with my own goals for happify!

A folded black tshirt with a robin's egg blue screenprinted on black on a map of the Boundary Waters spotted with lakes.


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