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CLAW: Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling

CLAW T-shirt

It all started with a Facebook comment.  A friend of one of the founders of CLAW used to wrestle in Kalamazoo back in the nineties, and mentioned on Facebook how she was thinking of ladies wrestling again. That started the gears turning…how fun would it be to have a bunch of lady friends get together in outrageous costumes and wrestle? Turns out, SUPER FUN – for the bad-a$$ lady wrestlers, AND the audience.
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Pygmalion Festival T-Shirt Designs

Pygmalion T-Shirt

The Made Fest is one of our favorite events of the year- we love sharing our craft with the community and seeing other vendors creativity at work! For Pygmalion 2015, 8 Weiskamp artists entered an internal design contest for the limited edition t-shirt designs that we’ll be live screen printing at Pygmalion Festival, and our staff voted on our two favorites.
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Custom T-shirts at University of Illinois

Neutral Design Weiskamp

We’ve been providing custom t-shirts at University of Illinois for over 30 years from our nearby downtown Champaign location.  To make it more convenient for students, we’re excited to announce our satellite office right on U of I Campus! In partnership with Neutral Design Studio, students, faculty and anyone in need of custom t-shirts now have the convenience of stopping in to speak with designers and place their order right on campus. 
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CU Pride Fest 2015

CU Pride Fest T-shirts

We’re excited for the CU Pride Fest 2015, happening this Saturday, September 19! In addition to the parade at 5:00 PM in downtown Champaign,  there are educational workshops and seminars, children’s entertainment sponsored by Chambanamoms, an open-mic event by That’s What She Said, a Drag Fest, a Comedy Show, live music and more! Make sure to check out their schedule for all the events. 
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Civil and Environmental Engineering at U of I

CEE Women in Engineering Workshop

These t-shirts are for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department’s inaugural workshop, Women Exploring Graduate Opportunities in Civil and Environmental Engineering, happening at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on September 18-19, 2015. 
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Ellnora Guitar Festival

To involve area artists in the Ellnora Guitar Festival, Krannert Center invites people of all ages to design a 4 foot flat wooden guitar to be displayed during Ellnora in Champaign-Urbana. Two of our staff artists, Niccole and Thomas, took advantage of this open call and used their artistic skills to participate in Ellnora. 
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Top 5 Most Popular Custom T-Shirt Colors

t-shirt colors

When planning to place an order for custom t-shirts, it goes without saying that one of the first questions to answer is what the t-shirt color will be.  If you already have a logo or colors you need in the design, that might decide the best color of your custom t-shirt. Or, if you really want a certain color for a t-shirt, that may decide the colors of your design.
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Sophie McMahan Art on Tees and Totes

Sophie McMahan

If you’ve been in Chambana a while, chances are you’ve seen artwork, t-shirts, pins and more by Sophie McMahan around town being worn and at places like Furniture Lounge, Art Coop, and Cafeteria & Co. Her style is entirely one-of-a-kind, and it really makes a bold impression! In fact, one of our Weiskampers received 8 compliments from total strangers within one night of wearing a freshly screen-printed t-shirt with art by Sophie McMahan.  
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Your C-U Community Print Shop!

Having taken roots in Champaign-Urbana in 1982, Weiskamp Screen Printing has been involved with the C-U community for over 30 years.  We continue to engage with the community whenever possible, often hosting free poster workshops to teach students and community members about the art of screen printing. If you’re interested in bringing your organization or class for a screen printing demo to see your custom t-shirts printed in-house, contact us!


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LIGHTBOX – Melonie Mulkey

“Estranged Love” by Melonie Mulkey is the second art installation featured in our LIGHTBOX program. Melonie’s practice is based in photography and sculpture using familiar items in our daily lives.


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Urbana Sweetcorn Festival – Live Screen Printing

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

The 40th annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival 2015, is happening Friday 5-11pm & Saturday from 11am-11pm, August 28-29! Live music, art, crafts, community, delicious food… what more could we ask for in the largest free festival in Champaign County? How about custom t-shirts? Since so many people have asked where they can get the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival t-shirts the staff wears, for the very first time, Weiskamp Screen Printing has been asked to print on-site festival t-shirts for you! When was the last time you had the chance to see live screen printing?


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LIGHTBOX – Laura Wennstrom

Our very first LIGHTBOX artist, Laura Wennstrom has done a fantastic job with this beautiful window display.  Her work often incorporates discarded or forgotten items that she gives new life to in her creative works. Can you guess the key ingredient for this work of art?
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Design a Wordle T-Shirt

Human Pride Wordle T-Shirt

Custom Wordle t-shirts are a great way to showcase your unique message visually. Here are 5 tips to make sure your custom Wordle looks great on a t-shirt.


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The Art of Dancing Dog Eatery

Dancing Dog Eatery T-shirts

Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery is the newest and one of only two entirely vegan restaurants in the C-U area. Whether you’re vegan or not, their menu is so creative and delicious you’ll probably forget it’s vegan. Only a food-artist can pull that off, and their chefs do a splendid job (head chef is Karen Sherwood).


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10 Ways to Market Your RSO with Custom T-shirts

Do you want to grow your Registered Student Organization membership and awareness on campus? Sometimes it’s hard not to get lost in a sea of orange and blue. Custom t-shirts are a fantastic way to build a sense of belonging in a group, as well as a personal walking billboard for your mission.  Plus, it creates an awesome way to break the ice when meeting new people, and a chance to organically spread the word!
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Pens to Lens: Empowering Students Creativity

pens to lens t shirt

When you were young, did you ever create fantastical story lines and engage in imaginative play? Perhaps you imagined your stories on the big screen, brought to life for others to see.  Chances are that for you, this was just a fantasy. Unless, of course, you actually became a film maker. However, K-12 students today (if they have the fortune of living in East Central Illinois) actually do have the opportunity to turn their creative inspiration into real films.

 


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Would you like a free t-shirt?

Dino t-shirt by MMAFT Design

We care a lot about art and design at Weiskamp, it’s pretty hard not to since nearly every staff member is an artist of one form or another. This limited edition dinosaur t-shirt was designed by one of our talented staff artists, MMAFT Designs.  Check out more of her designs and art on Pinterest or Facebook.

Who doesn’t like a free t-shirt? We are offering all visitors to our 312 S. Neil St storefront this free t-shirt, no strings attached! Limit one per visitor.

Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to learn about other free t-shirt offers and contests we hold throughout the year. Are you an artist that wants to showcase your design on a custom t-shirt? We’d love to promote your custom artsy t-shirts too!

Introducing LIGHTBOX

Do you see that big window to the right of the door of our storefront? We were brainstorming creative ideas about how we could better use that awesome window space. A while back, just for fun, our owner Ed Weiskamp decided to bring one of his backyard chickens in and have breakfast.

 


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