Little Red Press
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If you've ever worn a Decemberists T-shirt, chances are it was made by Portland's McPherson sisters, Lisa and Kerry. The sisters, Los Angeles transplants with extensive arts backgrounds, have been mass-producing your ideas via screen-printed T-shirts from their homes since 2007, but now they've got a new storefront. According to Lisa, they still do mostly T-shirts, mostly for bands, but they also design posters and ephemera, like bumper stickers and totes. Their most famous idea started as a lark when the two made themselves "The library is cool" totes, which, during one of their visits, caught the eye of a local librarian. She liked them, Lisa says, and suggested they sell them in the library's gift shop. They soon did, and the idea quickly caught on—the sisters are now shipping "cool" T-shirts and totes to libraries up and down the West Coast. Chad Walsh, 11/6/2012