The ultimate New York self-love song says "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere", which read in a certain light sounds like someone planning on getting the hell out of New York. Now making it -- "it" being t-shirts -- in Cajun country, Supermaggie
Maggie's a line of uncomplicatedly cool flora- & fauna-themed tees put out by an art-schooled couple self-described as a former Girl Scout and ex-punk rocker; they started their business in Brooklyn, but eventually moved into an idyllic house in Baton Rouge after telling New York to geaux f itself. Coming in colors from asphalt to green, the printed-to-order, custom-tagged American/Alternative Apparel blanks are slapped with designs from "Elephant" (blue pachyderm dealing with a haze of flowers as it climbs your right side), to "Moths" (mirror-image yellow-and-blue bugs), to "Bush Birds", red silhouettes perched in red & orange branches, though in England the title would suggest female members of the Bush family: Barbara, Jenna, and Neil. More self-explanatory work includes "Octopus", "Walrus Skull", "Rabbit", and "Big Snake", or take a chance on a "Mystery T" -- a randomly selected discontinued or experimental number sold for $13, sadly the exact amount required to secure Mr. T for your child's birthday party.
If your walls are depressingly bare, Maggie also designs expressionist monoprints composed of screen-print designs layered on top of each other -- just don't let a first date see "Big Snake" superimposed on "Bush Birds", or you'll be a city that never sleeps with anyone.
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