T-shock (not to be confused with an Taoiseach) is an independent designer based in Dublin specialising in humorous artwork with an Irish flavour. You may be familiar with T-shock from previous projects including the infamous Death Bus t-shirt, the Dublin ’88 Transformed milk bottle and Billy Roll badges. I’m grand, thanks.
That’s nice but why does T-shock want your help?
My blog is spilling over with designs and I’m dying to get some of them off the screen and onto the chests of the public. Your support will help fund the production of three t-shirts featuring my designs. The t-shirts will be screen printed in Dublin on 100 percent cotton garments.
What are these designs, then?
‘The White Ladies of Cabra’ celebrates Dublin’s iconic Lady on the Rock statues. Some have speculated the White Lady is a secret symbol showing the location of a brothel. Others think the ‘plaster’ she’s cast in is actually a different kind of white powder hidden in full view. I reckon she’s the closest thing to an Irish Cheryl Cole.
‘Dublin ’88 Transformed’ recalls Dublin’s 1988 millennium celebrations. The design is inspired by my two memories of the 1980s: going to see an inflatable 18th Century gentleman on Dollymount Strand and watching a lot of cartoons.
‘Feck’ comes from the series ‘Irish Comic Book Sound Effects’. These designs reimagine Irish slang words as retro comic book sound effects. They might come in handy if Batman ever takes a trip to Craggy Island.
And what do funders get for their money?
By funding the t-shirts your support will be rewarded with the t-shirts themselves and a range of badges as pictured in the video. Any amount over €15 means you will be one of the first to own one or more of these t-shirts.
Hello everyone and thanks very much for funding the project. There's about 15 mins left of the project and the target has not been hit. Your cards won't have been charged and I won't be getting the t-shirts printed.
I've decided to make the t-shirts available through a website called Redbubble for a short period of time so if anyone really wants to own one you still have that chance. Redbubble print the t-shirts and send them out and I'll get a small percentage of the sale.
I'm only planning to leave the designs on Redbubble for a couple of weeks before deciding what to do next so don't leave it too late. The t-shirts are available here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/t-shock/portfolio
thanks again and all the best,
Update posted on Wednesday 27th March '13 @ 06:03:43
Hello everyone, there are 12 days left of the Fund It Campaign and there's still a way to go before the target is reached. I've decided to increase the rewards for the two highest amounts in the hope of reaching the target. Fund It operates on an "all or nothing" basis which means if the full amount is not raised the project doesn't happen so your support in getting the word out is invaluable and much appreciated.
Anyone making a contribution of €60 will now become a "Friend of T-shock". Friend's will be entitled to a 30% discount on purchases from Tshock.net for one year beginning at the conclusion of the Fund It Campaign.
Contributions of €40 will earn you the status of "Friend of a Friend of T-shock" and will get you a 15% discount on purchases from Tshock.net for one year beginning at the conclusion of the Fund It Campaign.
This also applies to existing contribution of €40 and €60.
thanks to everyone who has funded so far,
James Joyce Themed Badges
Update posted on Sunday 24th March '13 @ 02:03:37
I am reposting the Joyce Badges because there was a problem with the link. I also created a new set of James Joyce badges which will be an extra option for badge rewards in addition to the badges in the video.
They can be viewed here
Thanks for Funding and New Badges
Update posted on Sunday 24th March '13 @ 02:03:27
Thanks very much to everyone who has funded the project so far. Your support is much appreciated.
I could really use some help in promoting the project so If you could share the link to the project or the video on your social network pages or blogs that would be a big help. Fund It offers "all or nothing funding" which means that if the target is not hit the t-shirts won't be made (you won't be charged).
Here is an image of all three t-shirt designs. Please feel free to share it.
I have also created a new set of James Joyce badges which will be an extra option for badge rewards in addition to the badges in the video. They can be viewed here: