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EylanArts http://eylanarts.com Eylan Arts is art and design Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:59:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.17 http://eylanarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-eylan-site-icon-32x32.png EylanArts http://eylanarts.com 32 32 What’s on your shirt? http://eylanarts.com/whats-on-your-shirt/ Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:05:51 +0000 http://eylanarts.com/?p=490 Have you ever stopped to think about what is printed on your favorite shirt? Odds are the content, design, or style of the print on that shirt is the leading factor in your decision to buy that shirt.  But, what is it printed with?  You may not think too much about it until a hot summer day when you’re proudly wearing your shirt out at the music festival, air show, theme park or other crowded, shelterless place.  That funny saying and huge image on the front of your shirt starts to get pretty sweaty and soon where the rest of your shirt is hot, that huge print is holding in all the heat.  Often when printed on dark shirts, light colors of ink need to have an underbase of white to make the color pop and not mix into the shirt color and get mucky and muddy (think about how thin red ink would look mixed in a black shirt). But, all this ink thickness and bright pop of color comes with a price…The bullet proof screen print! You know what I’m talking about.  It’s that print that has 6 colors printed onto a black shirt and takes up the entire front of a shirt.  Traditional plastisol screen printing ink is the culprit here.  While it is great, easy to use, won’t dry out on the screen in production, and gives a nice crisp result, it also lays on top of the shirt on the fiber level and builds up a barrier on top of your shirt.  There are applications where this is the best option but we here at Eylan Arts have found that printing with water based and discharge inks is much more comfortable to wear, more eco-friendly, softer to the touch.  These processes are somewhat harder to work with in the early stages and require a little more care to keep from drying out during the print run, but we feel that this is a trade worth making for the great results and comfortable feel of the shirt for the long run in the life of your new favorite, breathable t-shirt. Typically water based inks sink down into the fibers and as they dry they bond deeper into the shirt and become part of the fabric.  Discharge inks actually change the color of the fibers in the shirt where they are printed and remove the existing color to bring out the natural cotton color or simultaneously remove the color and replace it with a water based color of choice.  We feel that this method creates a superior final result and while it is a bit trickier to use, the overall environmental impact and comfortability impact to the person wearing that shirt are the thing that makes it worth the effort.


Fort Worth Goatmen http://eylanarts.com/fort-worth-goatmen/ Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:16:38 +0000 http://eylanarts.com/?p=384 Goatman or The Lake Worth Monster

From Goatman to Goatee, beards of Fort Worth:

The Lake Worth Monster is a legend that began decades ago, back in the 60s in the areas surrounding Lake Worth in the cities of Lake Worth and Fort Worth, Texas. His appearance has sparked many local legends and there are many accounts of run-ins that people have had with this fascinating character.  From kicked cars to surprising car jumping and an in-person stand off that included thrown tires, there are many who believe and many more who want to believe that Goatman was and possibly still is lurking around the shores and wild areas surrounding the lake.

These legends have inspired us to create the “Fort Worth Goatmen” shirt.  Why goatmen you ask, because there is a wildness, rebellion or maybe a resistance to comform to the clean cut stereotype that many would try to impose.  Beards can say and mean a lot of different things but they do say something.  What does your beard say?

Goatman-on-black-NL6010-Recoveredgoatman book cover


Greer Island’s Goatman in the Dallas Morning News.

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What is Eylan Arts, what does it mean, and how do you say it? Early in 2008, Baron and Morgan Smith, were working on art projects here and there for friends, family, and the occasional friend-of-a-friend. Seeing the opportunity to own our own business, we decided to start Eylan Arts.  We went back and forth about names and meanings, like you do when you’re naming your first child, or maybe every child, because that is how we saw our business.  We wanted to have just the right name that was easy to remember and meaningful in it’s roots, and so Eylan Arts was born.  Using the Hebrew word for sacred tree, “Eylan” we hoped to establish and convey our love for nature and especially our love for trees. Pronounced “E-lawn,” we’ve had some confusion and many questions about it’s meaning and we’re happy to tell the story and explain how important and beautiful the outdoors and nature is to us.


Chase Bank’s Mission: Main Street Grants http://eylanarts.com/grant/ http://eylanarts.com/grant/#respond Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:40:37 +0000 http://eylanarts.com/?p=262 Chase Bank has teamed up with Google and many other businesses to offer 20 grants to small businesses. We’ve applied for a grant and now we need your help. We need to get 250 votes for EylanArts by Friday, Oct 17th. All it takes is just a couple clicks and you could really help us out.  If you’d like to know more about the program you can find out more by clicking here.

All you need to do is click the link and then click the vote button.  You must be logged into Facebook, as this is how they are keeping everyone secure and managing the voting system.

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EylanArts @ Arts Goggle this weekend! http://eylanarts.com/arts-goggle-2014/ http://eylanarts.com/arts-goggle-2014/#respond Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:12:43 +0000 http://eylanarts.com/?p=203 Come see us on Magnolia, right in from of the Chat Room, and check out all the great stuff we’ve been making.  We’ll have journals, artwork, and some sweet new Fort Worth t-shirts for sale.

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