Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated and drawn in to the world of movies, films and computer games. There is something so special about being a kid; closing your eyes and just imagining that you are that character, inventing adventures you would go on. This view obviously changes when you start getting into the more sinister movies filled with blood gore and violence. But still, the love is there.
As I have grown up and got past the 18-25 age I have been through every fashion cliché imaginable, trying to fit into every ‘cool’ group but always feeling a little bit out of place... That is until a few years back I finally realised and accepted that I am a geek, a pure 'disappoint the parents' geek and I am proud of it. And then it dawned on me, I don’t need a group; I just want to celebrate the things I love in the form of clothing. And what better way to do it then wearing quirky t-shirts that only other geeks would understand, forming a sort of geek brotherhood, MMORPG style.
So I could sit here for hours and explain the in depth contents of my wardrobe, but instead I would like to tell you about one company in particular that if you are a film buff, who like me has become tired of the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' trend, then you will love their work.
Dark Bunny Tees (www.darkbunnytees.com) is (and this I admire greatly) a one man band. Alex Chenery is a self-proclaimed movie buff and father of twins (I assume the other way round in priority!) As a fan of the movie T-shirt he went and did what I have dreamed about all my life... he designs t-shirts that depict things that could have happened in the same universe, but are not directly referencing the movie. This, to put it simply is GENIOUS. There are so many companies pumping out clothing with back to the future logos, and star wars t-shirts made to look vintage but this is taking popular movies and making them suitable for my geeky brotherhood.
All the imagery is drawn by Alex himself and so gives each design a unique twist that a lot of movie t-shirts lack. The designs are then screen printed in simple colours on good quality (Dark Bunny branded) shirts. And something that makes these T-shirts extra special is that they are limited edition, so you can rest assured that you won’t see everybody wearing the same one a few months down the line. But this also means that if you like one, you have to get in quick!
Some personal favourites include a bright red T-shirt featuring Audrey II on his very own radio show, obviously in association with Mushnik's Skid Row Florist. Any fan of Little Shop of Horrors would be mad to not want this...
All in all these are some of my favourite T-shirts I have come across for a very long time, and all from a small business that is doing great things in these recession filled times. I still cant make my mind up as to which ones to buy... I am a little sad that I cant buy some of the sold out designs, but now I have found this company I will snap up future ones and make my brotherhood jealous.
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