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January 8, 2018

Melinda Gates recently said what many of us know to be true,

“It’s time for a new era of women”

There have been moments in time when a generation of woman have stood up and demanded change.  I know this to be true for us today.  From the March to #MeToo it cannot be denied how powerful we become when standing together.   

I was recently reminded by a dear friend, how powerful images are when contemplating a fight.  A generation of women stepped up, we called them “Rosies.”  Before then, the Suffragettes before them fought for our voices and votes to be heard.  These women and more like them have inspired my feminist work.  Work I want to share with everyone needing some visual inspiration to st...

I'm not sure about you but there seems to be a mountain of inspiration these days.  Granted they are the direct result of a historical attack on all things we hold dear at Monica Zanetti Designs.  Monica is first generation Mexican American and has witnessed, first hand, the challenges immigrants deal with.  In addition, Monica is the daughter of a real life "Rosie the Riveter."  Monica's mom worked at the shipyard and with the huge steel ships that docked in Alameda, California.  To boot, Jeremy's mom protested in the 60's, so there is no shortage of love for the resistance in our home.  Plus, having a daughter is also motivation enough to keep the fight going.

With that said,...

February 9, 2017

We make it no secret that Monica Zanetti Designs is firmly a proud supporter of all things #resistance and Women's rights.  Monica has featured her female heroes already on a couple shirts.  Namely, her now famous "Chingona" aka Rosie the Riveter and the recent addition - Frida!  

However, we feel a need to bolster our Feminist line.  Senator Warren gave us our inspiration for some new designs that we're quickly working on finishing up.  Jeremy has a couple ideas which he's shared below.  I should note that living with Monica (this is Jeremy speaking) is such an inspiration.  Plus, I love to create my own artwork, just on a more digital level.  If you think these designs are worthy...

February 6, 2017

Monica makes it no secret that the cold is not her hommie!  She has battled tough since moving to Chicago more than seven years ago.  Despite the mild winters of late, she is constantly seeking more covers and clothing to warm her tiny frame.  But this is also an excellent time for her to reload our inventory of artwork.  We've got some amazing new pieces in the works.  Bright colors and tons of texture are getting spread out all over canvases and reclaimed windows.  

This is Jeremy speaking, I love her work on windows.  Not only do they look amazing and unique, they help free up our landfills.  Every time we recycle something into a piece of art I feel a little better about us...

January 30, 2017

Work in Corporate America?  

Buy a clever shirt from an online store?  

Get a shirt from an event or conference? 

If you answered yes to any of these then I'm sure you have a crummy shirt.  A shirt that is ten miles wide and barely long enough to cover your belly button.  Sad but true.  I mean, these shirts may look great at first. They may even fit at first.  But, all that changes when they are washed for the first time.  After the wash you'll get a oddly shaped nightmare that will only sit in a drawer or closet until it's given away.  

Jeremy has dozens of these kinds of shirts.  No lie.  He's a bit of a packrat. Many of these shirts still even look good, but he won't wear them...

January 25, 2017

It's not everyday the fam loads up our family truckster and rolls 1400 plus miles.  But this past weekend, we did just that.  Not only did we drive the more than 1,400 miles, we also walked many more during the life changing Women's March last weekend.  I say life changing because being among hundreds of thousands of people unified in a cause is something I will never forget.  The chants, signs, and sounds of a sea of passionate people was simply incredible.  We kept talking about how it was the most polite crowd of protesters we had ever seen.  When thinking about attending, concern for our little one's kept rising to the top.  However, after experiencing it, I can safely safe I would do it again next wee...

January 10, 2017

Monica Zanetti Designs looks at 2017

December 29, 2016

Okay...want a fun history lesson?

When we started to talk about doing wearable art as an extension for Monica's business we knew things MUST be done with the utmost quality.  So that's what we did.  But first we needed to understand what it would take to pull Monica's colorful, unique, and deeply personal artwork and place it on something people could wear.  So we did what everyone does these days.  We hit the interwebs.  And, wouldn't you know it?  Turns out, Chicago has some excellent resources right very close to our home office! In all honesty, it is not so shocking but it was nice to have resources here at home! 

After poking around we were able to hook up with a...

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