Logos shift value. Playing with that concept. I wanted to have several sweatshirts printed with this logo on them (handcarved block, printed in red with sharpie writing) but my go-to clothing printer declined. Below are excepts from our email exchange. Ultimately, I just printed the logo on heat-transfer paper and made the clothing myself.
“In this way, yes, there is an intentional reference to the Supreme brand, as well as OBEY (Shepard Fairey's brand) -- both of whom must certainly have been influenced by Barbara Kruger whose work was appropriated by Supreme as their logo in the early 90s.” - from email exchange with custom printing company
“The act of having them printed on objects like sweatshirts and totes is another step in the artistic process. The items I have ordered are themselves works of art; they are intended to be a part of a larger body provoking questions around human identity, connections with nature, and consumption. None of the items being printed are for commercial or resale purposes. They will be integrated into a larger body of artwork.” - from email exchange with custom print company
“I appreciate your approach to the artwork but this does not fall under fair use as these are official logos for the company and could in a sense be confused with there merchandise. We will not be able to print them without permission from the company. “ - custom print company, rejecting my design