While the crew of creatives behind Athens’ Satisfactory Screenprinting and Design cop to leaving work early in the summer “to sneak into swimming pools or go down the river,” it’s not because business is slow. Since 2003, they company, which claims to be owned by Shopcat, has created custom-designed T-shirts, posters and merchandise for clients including Arcade Fire, Of Montreal, R.E.M., Drive-By Truckers, Neutral Milk Hotel, Iron & Wine, Foo Fighters, Terrapin Brewing, The Grit, Jittery Joe’s Coffee, Avid Bookshop and many others. While they understand design, the musically inclined staff is attuned to its customers’ needs. “We want bands to make a profit from shirt sales and not just break even … they have to have shirts that people will buy and want to wear for years and that’s where great design comes in.” So while the team—Nicholas Cervini, bossman and spirit of creation; Justin, salesman and illuminati expert; Claire Campbell, secretary and spontaneous dancer; Anthony Gentile, press operator and box kicker; and Joe Ellis, press operator and tequila aficionado—takes Satisfactory’s mission of “spreading beauty and great graphic design all over the world in everything we create,” very seriously by day, by night—or sometimes by 3 p.m.—the world’s an open book. “In Athens, we work to live, not live to work.” 1347 West Broad St., Athens, (706) 543-7081.
Satisfactory Screenprinting and Design
Been there, done that, made the t-shirt
January 4th, 2012