We are thrilled to be featuring Gusto Graphic Tees, a graphic design and screen printing small shop located in Austin, TX!
Gusto Graphic Tees is quite the creative company, designing unique state pride and love t-shirts, tanks, stickers and buttons. A few of their designs are humorous while others are straight up full of love and happiness. Owner, Kelli Holtman, originally worked at a graphic design company for 12 years and as most people, she was eventually burned out by the mundane, day to day activities and wanted to enjoy her career as a graphic designer.
One interesting night, she had a vivid dream that she speaking to her father. He challenged her to do what she felt was best and stated in her dream, “Go For The Gusto Kelli, make yourself happy, do what you want to do because life is short!” Soon after, she and her wife signed up for a few screen printing classes and thereafter, sparked up the excitement to start up Gusto Graphic Tees.
Like most designers, they created designs using photoshop and showed them around to a few local stores. The couple received amazing responses and support along the way but of course, Kelli's wife was the strongest supporter of them all. And now, two years later Kelli is still running with it, doing exactly what she loves, and always thinking back to that very visual dream - forever thankful to her father for showing her the sign. For this very reason, we are honored to share this inspirational story behind what became of Gusto Graphic Tees and of curse, a few awesome products from this sweet small shop.
Who couldn’t love southern state designs and local foods? Below is the first Buzz Better t-shirt featured on our social media feeds. If you're familiar with Texas, you will know that margarita's and tacos are quite addicting to many Austinites. It is the classic choice for the weekend and Happy Hour treats; whether you're North, South, East, or West - margarita's and tacos are Texas favorites. This cool t-shirt is extremely soft made from 50% poly, 25% combed and ring-spun cotton, and 25% rayon. Get your shirt today or wrap it in a Christmas box for your family and friends. They are bound to love it!
And of course, when it comes to Texas, nothing is more important than a nice cold beer and scrumptious barbecue! Not a soul could visit this state without trying a new brewery or Franklin's BBQ. Franklin's is just one out of a thousand barbecue joints in Texas but, everyone knows if you're going to visit this lone star state, you've gotta try the barbecue and why not sport your very best baseball tee while you're at it. This beer and bbq design is unisex and also super soft with 52% combed and ring-spun cotton and 48% polyester!
And how about them Cajun's? Gusto Graphic Tees also designs a variety of Louisiana loving t-shirts and more. It so happens that owner, Kelli, is originally from St. Martinville, LA. For those of you who are not familiar with St. Martinville, it is widely considered the birthplace of the Cajun culture and contributes millions and millions of pounds of wild crawfish to the overall production of Louisiana. The little town of St. Martinville, also produces acres and acres of sugar cane throughout the state and there is plenty to share! At Buzz Better, we just love this retro style shirt to represent Cajun pride wherever you are and whenever you want. Shop all of the Cajun tees, designed and hand printed by a crafty and cool Cajun.
Familiar with Fixer Upper and addicted to shiplap? Check out this Louisiana Love shirt featuring the beautiful, boot shape state on a shiplap design. This super soft t-shirt is also a great Christmas gift for your Cajun loving family or someone who just simply appreciates this state. If you've stepped into this swampy sweet lifestyle, you've certainly learned to adore the Cajun country all the way from Shreveport to New Orleans. Click on images for more information and to start shopping now!
So with that, we'd like to end by stating again that we are elated to feature Kelli's shop of Gusto Graphic Tees! We imagine you will love to strut your state with these super soft t-shirts and people will certainly ask you where you got it, so that they can get one too!
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