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Sanders Sells: Nobody Moves T-shirts Like the Socialist Senator 

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Badass Bernie T-shirt

$15 (100 percent of profits to the campaign)
click to enlarge Models: Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, State Chair, Vermont Progressive Party, and Ruby - MATTHEW THORSEN
  • Matthew Thorsen
  • Models: Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, State Chair, Vermont Progressive Party, and Ruby

Behold, a badass Bernie. This was designed by Burlington artist Justin Gonyea and Big Heavy World music shop manager James Lockridge to appeal to the "punk and metal kids in town that like Bernie Sanders but don't really feel like wearing a pastel shirt with a logo on it," Gonyea said.

Bernie Pop Laminated Bag

$39 to $59, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, or
click to enlarge MATTHEW THORSEN
  • Matthew Thorsen

The folks at Burlington's Flash Bags laminated Obama several years ago — and the item sold well. So they had a pretty good idea that "Bernie Pop" — à la Andy Warhol and his Campbell soup cans — would also be a winner. It doesn't hurt that Bernie's poll numbers are so hot, you have to blow on them before digging in.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Sanders Sells"

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Mark Davis

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Mark Davis was a Seven Days staff writer 2013-2018.

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Matthew Thorsen was a photographer for Seven Days 1995-2018. Read all about his life and work here.


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