Announcement   Transforming old clothes into cloud-watching, cat-petting punks' garb since 2010. Art teacher chic & melancholy Dolly designs with hand silk screened eye-poking buddies, holy head dogs and sassy alien dweebs. The original art (from another dimension somehow transferred through the hand) of Sam Paolini is on posters, pins, patches and cards, too.

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Transforming old clothes into cloud-watching, cat-petting punks' garb since 2010. Art teacher chic & melancholy Dolly designs with hand silk screened eye-poking buddies, holy head dogs and sassy alien dweebs. The original art (from another dimension somehow transferred through the hand) of Sam Paolini is on posters, pins, patches and cards, too.

Sam Paolini

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Sam Paolini

About

The Pao House Art Commune

My art is mostly stream-of-consciousness & catharsis. Ego beasties & squishy brain demons inhabit sketchbooks and the strongest ones make it onto screens.

I use both photo emulsion and drawing fluid methods to make silk screens with my designs. Everything is printed in my kitchen using acrylic textile ink. All fabric and garments are second hand, recycled, and pre-worn. Prints dry for two days and are then heat set in the dryer for two hours. Each garment is a unique, one-of-a-kind, piece of wearable artwork.

Dyeing is done with Procion dye. Fabric is treated with HP+ to balance the pH of the water, soaked in dye overnight, rinsed, washed with PROsapol, and finally washed with detergent.

Sewing is done by my mom, Laurie Todd. She sews the patches onto garments, as well as constructs skirts & shirts from scratch using both fabric scraps and new fabric.

Pinback buttons are pressed by hand by me with an automatic pinmaker. I use photocopies of my original drawings, cut out sections of my old posters, and found art in magazines and comics.

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  • Sam Paolini

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Everything

    drawing, painting, printmaking, baking, teaching, curating, publishing, singing, listening, trying, crying, smoking, hurting, angry.

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Last updated on February 10, 2014
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Returns and exchanges
Upcycled clothing and fabric may have imperfections in hem, small marks or tiny holes. Because they are re-purposed from thrift/second hand/trash, these things happen.
Silkscreened items are hand printed, therefore may have small imperfections in ink.
Pins are hand made, if one is damaged or defective, replacement is possible!
If something gets lost in the mail, I will happily send a replacement if the Tracking Number checks out.
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Sent through the United States Postal Service, Priority, with tracking number. Insurance available upon request and fee paid.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to complete any custom orders. I can do silk screening, tie dying, block printing, reproductions of drawings from my website, or specific illustrations from scratch. Have a shirt you want me to print on? Mail it on over. Want to collaborate on a project? Let's talk.