Welcome!! My name is Elizabeth Esrey. I’m the owner of Baron Air. I started this business in 2013 with a consortium of airbrush artists so we could provide hand-airbrushed t-shirts online. We named the shop Baron Air because that was the name of my father’s Las Vegas t-shirt shop in the 1980s. He was considered the Baron of the Airbrush.
I grew up watching my father airbrush shirts (and loved the awesome look and feel of airbrushed artwork) and I wanted to see if people were still interested in buying airbrushed garments 30 years later. After a few years in business, we discovered there was too much interest in these classic, hand-painted shirts. Since we had difficulty finding old-school, airbrush artists to help with the expanding work load, we found that we had to charge over $60 a shirt to keep up with demand–and we didn’t like charging that much for shirts.
After doing some research I realized we could still design shirts with that 1980s feel and then use a direct-to-garment printer to mechanically ‘airbrush’ the designs onto the shirts.
My goal is to make shirts that look and feel as close to the hand-airbrushed originals as possible. Airbrushed shirts are bright, bold and soft. In fact, the pictures feel like a part of the shirt. They don’t crack or peel. They didn’t even fade much–even after years of washing. The current line of direct-to-garment printers allows us to produce beautiful, soft-to-the-touch shirts at incredible speeds. This allows us to make airbrush-like shirts for you at a lower cost.
At Baron Air, we produce the best designs on the highest quality shirts using the best equipment–at a reasonable price. I hope you like these clever, colorful shirts. If you have any problems, just send me a message.
Airbrushed designs from the 1980’s Baron Air art shop.