Band t-shirts are as old as rock bands themselves. Of course, The Stepford Five produced and sold a few. Below are a few examples.
|Six & A New Design For Living era "Thinking Kid" t-shirt|
|The Art of Self-Defense era "Stabbing Woman" t-shirt|
|The Art of Self-Defense era "Stabbing Woman" ringer t-shirt|
After t-shirts, naturally comes band stickers.
|Six and A New Design For Living era "Thinking Kid" sticker|
|Mesh era "OK Star" sticker|
|The Art of Self-Defense era "Stabbing Woman" sticker|
And after t-shirts and stickers comes buttons. The "character" buttons were based on the Blur greatest hits album cover, drawn by Tim's Mom.
|The Art of Self-Defense "Stabbing Woman" button|
In addition to making t-shirts, stickers and buttons to give away and sell at shows, there was plenty of promotional material to be handed out to radio stations, bar owners, music writers and anyone else who would play our song, give us a gig or write a review.
|Hand made The Art of Self-Defense radio station promo "Condom Box", with cds and real condoms|
|Front of Box|
|Back of Box|
|Front of The Art of Self-Defense condom|
|Back of The Art of Self-Defense condom|
|Mesh era lighters, initially handed out at '80s Power Ballad Night|
|The Art of Self-Defense glasses, produced for free by Mark's father at Anchor Hocking|
|Front of OrangeAlley.com promo card for Mesh|
|Back of OrangeAlley.com promo card for Mesh|
|The Art of Self-Defense promo card|
Over the years, most bands have to take the dreaded "band photo." While we tried to avoid the cliched brick walls and alleyways, these are an interesting look at the visual progression of the band.
|Pre-Mesh promo pic, circa 1999. Used for gig posters.|
|Another Pre-Mesh promo pic, circa 1999. Used for gig posters.|
|The Art of Self-Defense promo pic, circa 2001.|
|From the Mesh promo pic shoot, circa 2000.|
|Mesh 8x10 for promos, circa 2000, gig posters.|
|A New Design for Living promo pic, circa 2004.|
A few other random promotion items.