If you’ve been looking for a more creative way to sell merch then Print All Over Me could be for you. They provide an online platform that allows anyone to create, share, own, and produce their designs by uploading artwork. They have a number of products but the most popular offering is a basic T-shirt.
-WHY DO IT?-
“I use my images to represent my music often. I just released a Body lvl / Hobo Cubes split, and a Form cassette with Adhesive Sounds, and we used some of my photography to decorate those tapes. Adhesive Sounds is also using some of my photography for other releases. I like to think of my music and my photography as separate entities that sometimes interact. Important note: I do not photoshop the effects on my photos. Any trippy stuff is done through double exposure, cross processed slide film, film soup, expired film, specialty film, or light leaks.”
-WHAT’S THE PROCESS?-
“Print All Over Me is fairly easy to use, and getting my shop up and running was not too hard. I needed to format my photos to the correct colour pallet, dimensions, and dpi. Choosing the photos was more difficult, and it took me a while to comb through the thousands of photos I have.”
-WHY IS IT SWEET?-
“I love film photography, and I care very little for digital. Film photography has real soul and beauty. The act of imprinting light on an emulsion is almost miraculous, and then developing that emulsion and producing a print is divine. It is as if the soul of the subject is preserved through film. I’ve had a lot of positive feedback from the photos I take, and I’d like to get them onto as many different mediums as possible. Hopefully they can be enjoyed as a cassette, item of clothing, or other things. In this way I think the photos naturally promote my music and vise versa.”
-HOW CAN PEOPLE FIND YOU?-
- Body lvl – is the psychedelic collaboration of Mehta Youngs and I. We make dubby/weirdo electronic music.
- The Body lvl cassette release party at The Underground Cafe on Aug 8th, and the other acts are TBA.
- Form on Soundcloud
Sign up and give Print All Over Me a go, but a word of warning about shipping costs. Sometimes they can kill any profit you would make from your merch and deter possible customers from purchasing. Try to do bulk orders.