Doom Softball T-Shirts 

$20 each, 3 for $40, @mrgrantolsen on Instagram

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Boise artist Grant Olsen is one of the most celebrated artists in the City of Trees, and has showcased his work in galleries in Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland. Now, he's selling t-shirts to raise money for his softball team. The team's name, "Doom," is printed across each, but their ominous-sounding names are at a pretty striking contrast with the lighthearted imagery Olsen designed for the shirts.

"I take the idea of 'Doom' and all the implications of what that means, but try to make it more fun and sweet. There is something imposing and tense about it but also funny and sweet," Olsen said.

Designs include a yellow scorpion on skulls against a red background, a pixelated goat (think Black Phillip from The VVitch) and a skull with softballs for eye-sockets. There are six styles in all, and for the connoisseur of local art and slick graphics—or the collector of noteworthy t-shirts—there are few better ways to rep local art and stay cool this summer.

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