Puffer Wood

Monday, Feb 8, 2016

We are pleased to announce a fun new addition to our store… the Puffer Wood!  This is a new and very limited edition by artist Zach Johnsen of his signature blow fish character as an art object!  These are all hand painted plywood cutouts with screenprinted puffer fish art.  Each is unique in it's colorway and no two are the same.  Dimensions are about 14" in diameter on 3/8" thick painted plywood.  All are signed and numbered by the artist and come ready to hang on your wall!


We are lucky enough to have 9 available exclusively at tanktheory.com..

Here are some images of the process behind the Puffer Wood:










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Mt Hood 3D Topo Prints

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016

Hello 2016!
Our first product launch of the year comes in the form of a fun and innovative new print..The Mt. Hood 3D Topo art print! We have been developing this idea for a while and we are pleased to finally present it. These have 3 levels; a digitally produced background print of radiating purple values, a half inch black spacer, then a floating screen printed topographic map of Mt. Hood Oregon overtop in peach. The layers of art all line up when viewing it head on and there are interesting shifts in the art as you walk around it at various angles. The print is framed in a classic black wood frame 14 inches square and 1 inch deep with backing material and hanging hardware. No assembly required and ready to hang! Proudly handmade in Portland, Oregon.

Here are some photos of the process coming together..

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TT Stickers

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015

Let's start the rebirth of Tank Theory with some stickers shall we!  These will be included in all online orders.. Individual sticker packs coming soon too!

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New Tees!

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013

We are pumped to have just picked up our first new tees for 2013!  Imaginary Friends, a new graphic by Zach, will be available online in the next week or 2, so keep posted!


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Zach Johnsen New Illo!

Saturday, Jan 12, 2013

Zach is working on a new illustration that is slated for print.  Some variation of this new artwork will probably be our first tee of 2013!



Note the little Skull Block patch on the lizard dude's jacket.. yeah!

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Skull Block Buttons

Sunday, Jun 3, 2012

We received some sweet new Tank Theory Skull Block buttons in the mail!  They are square!  We have a sea of them in the lab. Any future orders will contain one of these beauties.. And we are about to launch some new tees on the site.. these are just further incentive to scoop some new digs!





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Spring/Summer Photoshoot

Friday, May 25, 2012

We held a photoshoot for the new Tank Theory spring/summer line that is dropping now at tanktheory.com.  We had a fun shoot at Zach's new studio space which is huge and amazing! Afterwards, we headed outside to the alley for a bootleg bbq that involved drinking, skating, and watching a solar eclipse.  Enjoy the new releases and keep your eyes peeled to the site for new tees dropping monthly.. 











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Manuscript Work Up

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Thought it would be cool to post the rough sketches working up to the final Manuscript tshirt. Most Tank Theory designs all begin right there in the old sketchbook...

First rough sketch..


Second tighter sketch..


Working it on the computer after scanning the sketch in....


We settled on this for the final composition and color scheme.. There are still a few of these available in our shop!


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TT Vintage

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

From the design lab (aka Zach's sketchbook).. a neat little Tank Theory verbage lockup.. good idea but ultimately this design falls into the Design Fail catergory. Why?  Mainly, because in the end, it felt a little too "sewn by grandma" look.. 

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Topo wolf

Monday, Mar 5, 2012

Struttin his stuff...


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