HOWARD'S HOUSE OF FINE ART t-shirt Review & GIVEAWAY!!


This was a fun review. This shirt really caught my eye at another giveaway. I had my fingers crossed but I didn't win. I got super lucky though when I was contacted by Howard Steenwyk to review and share his awesome House of Fine Art with you all. Howard is a fun guy and has been great to work with.

I picked the "Uncle Sam" design. It came in a bubble mailer covered with his art. It's so cool I don't want to throw it out :) The T- shirt is fabulous - vibrant colors printed on a high quality American Apparel tee. I love the way it fits and the way the color pops.

Then there is the images on the shirts. All of his designs are unique, metaphorical, political type images. I really like them because each design will hold a different meaning for each person, kind of like lyrics. This is where the fun comes in...

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My friend Howard is giving away 3 "Uncle Sam" tee's. Here's how it works - He's wanting to pick your brains to help him in marketing this line and creating new ones. So, the three people with the most thoughtful or most creative comments will win an awesome shirt from HHOFA !!!

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* What you think of when you see the "Uncle Sam" design like the big blue image above

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54 comments

valerie2350 said...

so many different ways to look at uncle sam - could be either a positive or a negative view - he's got his pop culture dance skills and is flying high in the clouds.

this could be worn anywhere and would definitely spark some conversation

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Jennifer said...

My first view of Uncle Sam made me think of different famous things that have affected America. Uncle Sam for the obvious reason, the guns representing the military, the flag symbolizing the U.S., and I actually thought of the famous song Magic Carpet ride when I saw him riding the flag. And the dance move being one of the popular moves of all time! This may be a silly representation, but that's what I thought of when I saw it! I would like to wear this shirt anywhere just to see what others had to say about it!

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I like the Cash Cow graphic!

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This would be for me most likely, but I may gift it, who knows!

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spitfyr323 said...

I love the Lady Liberty design!

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spitfyr323 said...

The Uncle Sam graphic reminds me of the Old West - gunslingin' and shootin' up the enemies. I think the message here is kinda like that of Texas back in the day - "Don't tread on me." I'm not sure where I'd wear it, but I know wherever it may be, I should be ready for some controversy/confrontation! Guess I should wear sneakers with that shirt, huh? lol

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moushka said...

Uncle Sam reminds us that our country is free and free to choose how we want to live. We don't want to have our rights taken away and we should remember where we have been and where we are going.
Uncle Sam has been around a long time and he's not giving up anytime soon. Be proud to be an American!

I would be proud to honor our rights by wearing this innovative Tee everywhere!!

malleycc said...

WOW the Uncle Sam tee could go either way. I think of it at showing our strength as a country. The flag is worn on the edges showing it had been flown proudly. The guns are shooting showing that we aren''t afraid to take the shots and stand up for what we believe in. I really think its a perfect Fourth of July tee shirt.

bridget3420 said...

I like the Traffic Web T-shirt

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I want to win this for my hubby

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I like it, I think that it shows that we live in a country that we are free to do what we want and stand up for what we believe in, of course, I can see why some would find it offense, after all the flag is torn and being stood on.

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Kristy said...

I don't know why, but, "Ride Em, Uncle Sam" keeps popping in my head when I look at the pic!
My hubby would love this shirt!

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I also like the NYC shirt!

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This would be for my hubby! He loves shirts like this!

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justicecw said...

It makes me think that this is not our grandparents country anymore. Uncle Sam has evolved with us and is now hip and trendy (for lack of better term). He is a gun blazing flag air surfing dude! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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I like the Cash Cow best! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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janetfaye said...

I think of the Fourth of July.

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This would be for my son.

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The Dreamer said...

this would be for me. :)

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The Dreamer said...

I think it's uncle sam meets michael jackson meets john wayne. It's cool and I dig it, but if you want my interpretation...Uncle Sam represents our government haphazardly dancing on our flag and values. Perhaps convincing people to watch the moonwalk-ish feet while the hands are waving guns and firing aimlessly (not unlike our take on war?) The flag being tattered represents the recession and the worn nature of our economy.

OR

It's just a killer awesome graphic that would look awesome on my t-shirt. :)

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lag123 said...

Uncle Sam looks victorious to me.

I am a new follower.

This shirt would be for me.

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dor said...

Well, it sure is different..I think it is funky.

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tina said...

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kathy pease said...

i think its a change from the I WANT YOU shirts with him pointing..lol

kathy pease said...

i also like the traffic web shirt :)

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this would be for my hubby

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Huguette E. said...

To be honest it looks weird, the flag is torn and he shooting guns, not good!

Lolita said...

It appears to me that the pop culture Uncle Sam is flying his tattered flying carpet as he "shoots up" the world. The tattered flag is fraying away.

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