#TshirtTuesday Capital POP: Where pop culture and politics meet

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Hello Printsomers!

Like every Tuesday, here we are again with the latest episode of our most popular series, #TshirtTuesday! Where we feature up-and-coming personalised T-shirt brands and interview the designers behind them.

This time around we bring you Amoy and her brand Capital POP. There are a lot of clothing lines out there that try to satirise the current political climate, but they hardly ever have sharp graphics such as this one.

I hope you enjoy our newest #TshirtTuesday!

#TshirtTuesday Capital POP

Tell us about you, what’s your name? Where are you from? What do you do?
This is a partnership. My name is Amoy Sobers and my partner is Carlon Thibou. We are from Brooklyn NY. I am a Director at L’Oreal USA and he is a graphic designer on the side and client specialist at an advertising agency,

For how long have you been designing T-shirts?
Two months.

What about your brand? What’s its name? What makes it unique?
My brand is Capital POP and what makes it unique is that we approach our T-shirts in two different ways; literal and abstract. Literal would be our political and social commentary tees and abstract are our Visual Vice tees in which you have to dig a little deeper to figure out the meaning.

Describe your brand in three words
Literal. Inspire. Abstract.

Tell me about your path to become a T-shirt designer.
My passion is to sell T shirts that are unique while making extra income.

Did you have an “Aha!” moment when you realised that designing T-shirts was something you could do for a living?
Yes.

Have you had any mentors along the way?
Yes.

What does your design process entail?
Keeping current with pop culture and drawing inspiration from it.

If you could design a T-shirt for anyone, who would it be?
Kanye West.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting out?
This is very hard work which takes time and patience. Don’t give up.

What are your ambitions for the future?
We hope to make Capital POP a million dollar company

Are you on social media? Where can we find you?
Yes, we are on Instagram and Facebook @capitalpopclothing.

Quick round:

What have you been listening to lately?
Boiler Room videos.

What have you been watching lately?
Luke Cage on Netflix.

What have you been reading lately?
Articles on how to sell online.

What food(s) have you been enjoying lately?
Jerk chicken.

What have you been wearing lately?
Jeans and jordans.

Featured garments by Capital POP

Don’t forget to come back next week to check a brand new edition of #TshirtTuesday!


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