Another busy week here at Fretshirt HQ, comes to a conclusion with a celebration. No, not just that is the end of another week but something far more worthwhile that that in the release of a special edition shirt for our pirate partner, the Real Life Wookie himself Beardageddon.
You may remember from several blogs ago - just nod if you don't I won't know the difference - that The Beaded One, recently went through the milestone of having 1500 subscribers to his twitch stream?
Well, since then his partner, Puzzle, and ourselves have been working hard to put all those names legibly onto a shirt.
This week we finally cracked it and all the names are perfectly readable on the t-shirt or sweatshirt of your choice. No hoodies, or child sizes, as the text just got to small on those.
It comes, naturally, in the pirate colours of purple and green along with the standard black and white, and yes, all the names are there. We checked and counted them. All fifteen hundred of them.
Or perhaps we got the office cat to do it?
No, that would have been stupid mainly as we don't have a cat, and even if we did, they'd probably spend all their time doing what the Modern Mouser is doing in one of latest releases. (Smooth product placement, eh!)
Well, other than counting beards and Wookies we've been mostly all at sea. At least our designer has, after they watched Blue Planet Live, and got all (rightly) upset about the amount of plastics polluting the world's rivers, seas and oceans.
Naturally that set him off drawing with the first result being The Great Plastic Wave, you can see above, which illustrates the issue rather starkly, don't you think?
But the designer wasn't finished there because, well, once started on something, it takes designers quite a long time to get it out of their system as you may have noticed from the amount of Dog and Cat shirts that have happened recently?
This time a Mana Ray came to his attention, only one trapped inside a plastic bag - no he didn't do this to save having to draw the ray - but so he could use his latest rhyming couplet.
And, yes that's what he calls them - rhyming couplet - it's the sort of thing artistic people do. Apparently.
Either that or he's testing my ability to spell weird and wonderful words. (It's okay I looked it up!) just like X-Morph Defense and their American ways - even though they're Polish. (It's DefenCe guys!)
Anyway, no doubt there will be more designs on the theme of maritime pollution in the coming weeks as Blue Planet Live continues, so look out for those.
In the meantime we did attempt to distract the designer with a Golden Labrador Retriever pretending to be the legendary shark Jaws, and it worked.For a few minutes while he came up with the Paws design you can see beside this paragraph, then dived right back into the plastic filled ocean again.
Ha, "Dived right back into the plastic filled ocean" - Come on, that's good stuff.
Sometimes I just amuse myself without realising it.
Until We Fret Again.