T-Shirt Of The Week #001: LOVE

October 26th, 2009 | Work

I has a scheme. Or, more properly, Ariana and I has a scheme. On Twitter, I’ve been joking about turning some of my stupider comments into t-shirts. And then I thought, hold on, there’s only one way to make this joke funnier. And that’s to actually do it. So Ariana set up a Cafe Press store (because this is a joke and engaging with a serious maker of t-shirts would be less funny to us), and… well, this is what we’re going to do.

Through this website and this Cafe Press store, we’re going to release one t-shirt a week. It’ll go live on Monday… and it’ll die Sunday night. Each one lives for a week, and then it’s replaced by the next week’s shirt. Until I either run out of dumb ideas or Ariana’s brain explodes.

So, every Monday, I’ll post the new shirt here, and you can peer at it more at http://www.cafepress.com/electrophonic.

Anyway. I present to you T-Shirt Of The Week #001: LOVE:


Also, for this first week, we’re also offering a couple of other things that will be perennial items. Mostly because I wanted one of these for myself:


(And also a MAN COOK MEAT WITH FIRE "splatter-shield", because Ariana’s crazy)

Thank you for your kind attention.


33 Responses to “T-Shirt Of The Week #001: LOVE”

  1. Excellent idea. If I believed in money, I’d be ecstatic.

  2. And for those of us in the US?

  3. Fucking excellent! And here’s me needing a new apron. What are the odds?

  4. Wisdom.

  5. They did something similar for The Venture Brothers last season, where they did a shirt for every episode “t-shirt a a week club. They did the fulfillment and shipping themselves, though, which sounded like a serious pain in the ass. Archival information located here: http://www.astrobasego.com/shirtoftheweek.html

  6. Well done, sir.

  7. Ah hell.
    I can already feel my impoverished soul twitching for a complete set of Warren Ellis shirts.

  8. If you’re gonna do just text, how about making a white text on black garment version as well?

  9. Works fine for the US — sorry, the link got posted as .co.uk because Cafe Press detects my location and forcibly redirects me, and I wasn’t paying attention…

  10. […] love Warren Ellis. Seriously.  Have you read Crooked Little Vein? It’s kink-heavy detective story involving […]

  11. absolutely massive idea! ordering one for my gf birthday!

  12. I could also be persuaded to fork over some of my hard earned cash for a “WHERE’S MY SODDING TEA” mug. Or something to that effect.

  13. I like the tea mug idea since I don’t drink coffee. I’m excited to see what the Tee for next week will say.

  14. I liked the love quote when it was an Edison Hate Future tee for a very brief period. I still like it now. But if some of the other EHF ones start turning up, someone’s going to have to buy me an early Xmas present… OR ELSE.

  15. I would ask if there’s any chance of black shirts, but Cafepress is seriously crap at dark coloured shirts

  16. CNN does that with world headlines, but I like yours better!

  17. I can’t wait for Warren Ellis Put His Disease In Me.

  18. Great idea! But why only make them available for a week? Costs nothing to leave them up there, doesn’t it?

  19. “turning some of my stupider comments into t-shirts”

    My god, I wish had that sort of audacity, nerve and egoism (if egoism is a real word).

    The only thing I do with my stupider comments is dwell on how amazingly stupid the comments were late at night when I can’t sleep.

  20. I’m using RedBubble for my stupider t-shirt ideas.


  21. Is there any sort of ultimate fanboy option where you can pay a bulk price and subscribe for a month or two at a time? I’d love to get these for my Warren Ellis fanboy but am a bit lazy and would rather have a single effort with multiple rewards.

  22. Sweet Swiss Jesus! That coffee mug made my organs twitch menacingly.

    And I can’t order any.


    Now I’m depressed. To hell with you, Warren Ellis.

  23. any chance at getting a Godzilla Bukkae Night shirt?

  24. One week! Is like expect the next issue or a Frank Ironwine comic-book.

  25. Is it intentional that the IEU logo looks like a spikey penis?

  26. […] what’s the trick it’s doing?  I’ll let Warren explain that. See, he and I do this sort of thing all the time: He off-handedly says "Hey wouldn’t it […]

  27. Damn, want this shirt bad, unfortunately I’m penniless. Maybe next one!

  28. […] of my favourite writers, Warren Ellis, has a new scheme. He and partner Arianna are going to put up one new T-shirt every week. The catch is, the T-shirt will only be up for seven days. Here’s the first one. […]

  29. I fucking love the coffee mug! And the LOVE shirt is badass too.

  30. I am interesting in the shirt and the coffee mug, but I was wondering if you ship to the states?

  31. Nevermind. I bought one!

  32. I think I missed the shirt this week, but are those coffee mugs going to be available for longer?

  33. Is the Love shirt gone forever? I missed it!! Now, I still have to kill you, but am not obligated to hide your body, I guess. Bring back the shirt!