In 1984, we decided to chase our dreams. We were two teenagers who wanted to make our own path. We started printing t-shirts in Mark’s parents’ basement to sell in our hometown of Detroit Lakes, MN on our famous mile-long beach. We had a couple of dogs, a homemade plywood printer, two second-hand kitchen ovens and cookie sheets for curing the ink. The product line included a handful of screenprint designs that we sold at our small beach store and custom artwork for local resorts, restaurants, and businesses. We didn’t have many rules back then, other than no beer until after 8 pm, no Frank Zappa while customers were around and lastly, no leaving until the orders were out the door.