What is One Man Surf Party?

     One Man Surf Party began as my art ritual of playing surf records, mixing a cocktail, and drawing my favorite things: food, tikis, rockets, games, whatever!  The phrase sounded ridiculously fun and somehow perfectly described what my art nights were all about.  One summer in 2013, I went looking for black T-Shirts printed with my favorite things but never found what I wanted.  Eventually, I decided to make them myself.  My nightly One Man Surf Party became dedicated to this task.

     In the fall of 2013, I launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to print my first four shirts.  With the help of my girlfriend and OMSP co-founder, Dana, we launched an online store.  Soon after, we began pop-up shops at comic book conventions, musical festivals, and gaming events across the Midwest. From there, I expanded OMSP beyond graphic, bold retro video games to include other things I love: burgers, hot dogs and bacon. Then my tiki guys (boogie, freaky, geeky and cheeky) joined the party. Now the surf party is in full swing with even more fun designs such as atomic age and iconic ray guns. New designs are continually joining the party and you are invited to join too!
     I love being a small business owner and keep production in-house - every OMSP product is designed, printed, and packaged by myself, here in Chicago.
Aaron Bauer
One Man Surf Party
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