Five Easy Pieces Tee

07 July 2013


Limited edition, hand-screened tees by electronic music record label Five Easy Pieces. Shirts feature artwork from their latest release by Tropics. Purchase includes a copy of the EP free of charge. Designed by Ross Gunter and Chris Ward.

TSA news

26 March 2013

We’re doing some Spring cleaning over here and have some exciting developments on the horizon. What we’re looking forward to most is the construction of our new and improved Pattern & Shape store, which should be launching soon.

We’ve also been building a new Facebook group. Connect with us there for recent news and specials you won’t see on the site.

TSA: Seedlings

26 March 2013

Today is the official release of our newest feature: Seedlings. We tend to get a lot of submissions from students, recent grads and young designers getting their start, so we’re dedicating a portion of our site to them. We hope to build this up over time and are accepting submissions now, so send us what you’ve got. Please follow the submission guidelines.


We’re excited to announce a new release as part of our Pattern & Shape series. This design is by our very own Mark Pernice and is based off the crescent shaped Lune. Shirts come in girls and boys sizes and yes, that’s glow-in-the-dark ink! Get yours here.

Stay tuned for more Pattern & Shape news soon.

New authors

17 January 2012


Today we’re adding 4 new contributors to the TSA roster. Chicago based Greg Anderson, Toronto based Laurie Kang, Venezuelan born/Brooklyn based Yker Moreno and Swedish born/Brooklyn based Peter Sunna.

Welcome friends.

With Summer (in the northern hemisphere) coming to an end soon, so too will the Pattern & Shape sale. This Sunday, Sept 18, will be the last day to get 25% off the entire collection.

Discount is applied at checkout.

TSA Bookshelf

23 July 2011

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We’ve been hard at work stocking the TSA Bookshelf. There are lots of new titles in there from independently published zines to top selling design books. We’ll be adding new books often along with some sorting functionality, as the resource grows.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed. For details on how to add yours, click here.

We’re having a Summer sale at the Pattern & Shape store. All tees are 25% off for a limited time. Proceeds will help fund an upcoming TSA project.

Please note: discount will be applied at checkout ($17.25 down from $23).

TSA Celebrating Three Years
18 in x 24 in
3 color screen print
Limited run of 75


We recently crossed the three year mark as a blog and decided to do a little something to celebrate… so we commissioned the very talented Sonnenzimmer to create a poster for us. We challenged them to design around the largely abstract concept of a strange attractor, and left it at that, giving them full creative reign over the design. The result is this beautiful 3-color screen print, which we’re offering up on the site as a limited edition.

When we picked up the prints at the Sonnenzimmer studio here in Chicago, Nick and Nadine gave us a grand tour of their incredible space and went into a bit of detail about the process of creating the poster for us. We were blown away with all the hard work and thought put into the piece and wanted to share some of it here with its release. Below is a short write-up they sent over along with a couple photos from the process.

Thanks again N&N, can’t wait to work with you in the future.


Nadine and I have made many posters for tons of different organizations; cultural institutions, universities, punk bands, even the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. That said, In our six year history, we have never been commissioned to make a poster for a blog. Maybe it’s the sign of the times, or maybe it was just good fit. Either way, this was a total welcomed surprise. Historically, posters have documented cultural events and happenings. So, having this opportunity was a very contemporary way in doing something very historical – if we may say that. We were psyched to create a poster for The Strange Attractor’s third year anniversary as we both have followed the blog over the years, but also honored that they would go on this journey with us through the commission.

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New contributor

09 May 2011

Today we welcome GIna Rossi to the TSA contributor list. She’s a good friend and fellow artist, bringing with her an extensive background in fashion and fine art. Welcome miss gg.