Of course, we get a lot of junk as well. Some of it goes straight in the recycling bin. Save the Manatee people, just stop please. It's clear that a lot of folks who send us mail haven't even looked at a copy of Hyphen. If they did, they'd realize they shouldn't have bothered.
And then, once in a blue moon, we get something really cool. The latest batch of mail contained an envelope that had been spray painted. Always a good sign. Someone handy enough with a spray can? Gotta be something good inside.
And there was.
Seems Jeff Chang has asked artist Mike Stern and his clothing company Origin to make t-shirts based on ideas in Jeff’s book about the hip-hop generation, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. That’s me in the photo trying on the t-shirt that was sent over. Stern made three limited-edition designs. (I like this one the best, though. How did they know to send this one?) There's countless people out there making t-shirts, but this one, I would actually wear. Check out the other designs here.