Attack of Literacy!

Design by polynothing

135 Comments

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

It's the attack of Literacy! Featuring all of the authors listed on the shirt in full, pulpy glory... I love books, and reading, and have been dying for a good excuse to draw authors I admire... Plus I love old pulp covers and grindhouse movie posters, so I combined the two! For a detailed view, cut and paste the following into your browser:

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j228/polynothing/literarybig.jpg

Hope you guys dig it!

Afromation

This is fantastic man, $5 this has to print

roadkill3d

$5 most definitely!

BaronVonMonkey

I've already said so elsewhere, but I think this is brilliant
Great work

WhitneyBeth

really really wonderful work! i'd wear it!

noneuclidean

Poe's twisted head his hysterical! And Historical... $5$5$5. Please clothe me with this shirt.

yeshchatte

this sub rocks! I haven't seen much of anything like this. before and it looks awesome!
hilarious and smart!
$5 print it!

bsweber

smells of win $5

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Wow! Thanks for all of the comments so far! I'm glad everyone seems to dig this design! I love getting comments and feedback, and thanks to everyone who's voted so far! Keep 'em coming!!!

ineo2

$5
one thing bothers me though...the "of" in the attack of literacy... it just doesn't seem to be the write word

317537

definitely a $5! if for some dumb reason threadless doesn't print this, can you find somewhere to print me one?

dacat

Man this is so good, definite $5

Raphe10

ahmazingg, awesome usage of halftones, its gonna be great to look of them up, and my english teacher will like it.. $5

.MINUS.

An easy 5. You've had some incredible subs lately. Just wait until the prints start rolling in. You'll be doing a select in '08 fer sure.

FRICKINAWESOME
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And why isn't this in the WOW or Revolution contest, or even the big idea contest? You need to win SOMETHING besides the awesome main prize when this is picked up for printification. Such a fun idea done out so well. A perfect gift as well for every cool english professor in the world.

5$

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Raphe10: It's totally fun to look up all of those authors images... When I was reasearching for this, it was cool to see all of the faces to writing that I'd read.

.MINUS.: I hope so, that would be the coolest thing ever :)

Frickinawesome: Dude... Thanks :)

Keep those comments rockin!

Maltzmania

i love this. $5

Kogepan

This shirt makes me cry because I can't wear gold, and it looks fabulous on gold, plus I'm an English major. :( 5. Nice job.

burt durand

i want a shirt with cervantes and vonnegut on it!

Flying Mouse

Wow, I love this one! $5

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Kogepan: Don't cry... Just break down and go for gold (please):)

cliffdogg: Nope... No pulp competition... However, a lot of designers dig the amazing art of the pulps, so I think it's natural that we want to give pulp art a nod :)

Thanks again to everyone who's been commenting! I love gettin all this feedback! Keep it rockin!

blonde8007

Can't wait for this to get printed!

Nate the Great

I've always had a deep-seated fear of Authors. It's about time someone addressed this phobia!

-Nate

danrule

cool. would 'literati' be more appropriate than literacy?

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Danrule: Thanks... I thought about the using literati thing, and realised that the word 'literati' reflects any men of leters, where as this shirt reflects simply authors of classic novels... Also, I found it funnier as almost a threat of the ability to read or be literate... However, if enough people dig the idea of it changing to literati, I could totally do that :) Also, your designs rock socks, so getting feedback it pretty fantastic :)

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Matthijs: your deisgns also rock many socks, so thanks for teh feedback :)

Everyone else: Thanks for the overwhelming support for this shirt, and all your comments! Keep em a rockin!

tireddragonfly

Keep literacy.

Man, for we English teachers, this shirt is PERFECT!!! :):):)

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

batastrophe: Good point... I tried to keep the authors minimised to 25, and mostly to writers from before 1950, as there are so many more modern classic authors who I'd like to include.

Wow! Comments are already at 70! I'm glad that you guys seem to dig the shirt so much! Keep the comments rockin!

mezo

I 5$'d this so fast.

Keter

Must...have...this...shirt...! $5!!!

artdrops

amazing job $5 $5 $5!

Chipmnk

Love this design. Print it. Now! $5

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Blackcat: That's not me in the pictures, it's one of the threadless staffer's pics that comes with the template...
Everyone else: thanks for all the support and I LOVE the comments, so keep em comin!

thekungfus

Great! MUST PRINT!!!!! $5

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Merry Christmas! And thanks to everyone who's rocked the vote for my subs this year!

Jemae

great job! five! :)

Lhiiiz

If this is wrong, I don't want to be right. lol! at Poe, he looks like he's about to break into Thriller! So $5!

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Aytee: Merry Christmas to you too!
Lhiiz: I just got the same visual of all of them doing the dance from thriller, and cracked up for a good 5 minutes! Thanks!

Everyone else: Thanks so much for rockin on the comments, and generally liking this design! It makes my day :)

Keep Rockin the votes/comments! :)

hpikkachu

LMAO!!! LOVE IT!!!

kaze_windsa

What is this! A piece of 5?
Well, it definiete is, pal! ^^

EmbryoProject

so hot...mental wood... easy $5...so hot...

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

uncleslam: I could loose some of the distressed look if a lot of the threadless voters have a problem with it... Anyone else mind the distressed look? I personally think it makes it look more like pulp/grindhouse posters/covers, but perhaps it's too much?

Everyone else: Cool! The comments are almost at 100! Keep 'em comin!

Mojie

This is so awesome. Yay for literacy! $5

jimmytan

wow!! amazing job!! i'd buy 2 for myself $5

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Awesome! The comments hit the 100 mark... I'm glad to see this design click with everyone! Maybe this'll be a record breaker, and top my highest amount of comments ever: 119

Keep those comments rockin! :)

Steven T
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nice~~~!!!!
sure $5~~!!!!

Pizazz

forget poly-nothing, this is poly-great-work-and-this-is-effing-fantastic!

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Thanks guys for teh feedback! Keep em comin!

byrd38645

Brilliant

olie!

nice one man!

igo2cairo

This is super-cool with a cherry on top! (OK, that didn't even make any sense) What I'm trying to say is - $5!

noneuclidean

So this is getting printed right? Best shirt yet. print. print.print.print.

kbauthus

friggin.... wow. that is hilarious and awesome. $5

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Classic Junkie23: Wow! Thanks for catching that typo with the extra d in it... I will definitely fix that if this shirt gets picked up for print, and thanks so much for noticing that!

Wow! This is now the most comments I've recieved on a t-shirt! Thanks to everyone who's voted and commented so far! You guys rock socks! Keep those comments/votes comin!

FRICKINAWESOME
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126 comments...2 days left...woahhh.! Me think i'll be purchasing this one soon.

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

HulkHands: isn't that special. I'd take you seriousely if I didn't notice that you've been aimlessly trash talking on the majority of the subs on here. Still, everyone has a right to feel however they like about the designs. Simple solution: if this gets printed, don't buy it.

Birdie3431

FUNKY FRESH!!!

sketchboy01

cool look with the distress pattern and halftones.. now i'm gunna go read~

plans

sexy.

Neon Samurai

Man, that's awesome. $5

noneuclidean

3.26? Wow. That's gotta be the highest score I've seen on Threadless.

Jemae

CONGRATS polynothing! great achievement! :)

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Wow??? Holy mutha! I finally broke the 3 mark!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who voted so high on this, and left your fantastic comments! You guys rock a drawer full o socks!

FRICKINAWESOME
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noneuclidean on Dec 30 '07
3.26? Wow. That's gotta be the highest score I've seen on Threadless.


Not even close. But extremely high nonetheless and more than enough to get printed! Congrats PN!

dacat

Great score, surefire print...CONGRATS!

Maltzmania

PRINTTTTTTTTTTTT

Kogepan

Crap... I might have to risk looking liver-diseased and buy this shirt... it's fabu. :D

Edword

nice score!!

Pizazz

whoah, this is the highest score on anything I've voted on!

tireddragonfly

You're the rockinest rocker ever. :)

BubuSam
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WOW!! Congrats to your DAMN GOOD score!! Really amazing!!!

olie!

What-ho good sir! Fastastically good score!

Mojie

P R I N T
P R I N T
P R I N T
P R I N T!

roadkill3d

Coolness. Another print for you poly. Good job!

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Victorya: If you look at the link to the larger image, I fixed that, as some people pointed out that problem while the design was pending approval.

myteemo

Awesome. Can't wait to buy $5 :)

courtney pie

aw man! i missed the scoring on this... fantastic tho!

asfi235

Very weird....I could have sworn that I (a) commented and (b) $5'ed this design. Oh well, congrats anyways. If Threadless fails to print this, they deserve to be buried in a cascade of coverless (i.e. "stripped") paperbacks.

As I THOUGHT I mentioned in my (nonexistent) comment, the distressing messes with the legibility a bit. I'm with uncleslam on this.....

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Wow... Thanks guys for still giving awesome feedback!

aled

Congrats bud!

Lhiiiz

awesome design, awesome score, I'll look forward to adding this to my collection!

professorE

Between the score and the number of positive comments, this will be printed soon. I can feel it...

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Why re-sub it? It's only been 17 days, and it scored super high, so it still has a shot at getting printed... I think :(

aleitos

PLANET TERROR KICK ASS!

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

Wow! Thanks guys for still commenting on this! Hope that means somethin to the ol threadless gods!

Lhiiiz

Attack of PRINT!

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

FOR ANYONE WHO WANTED TO SEE THIS SEE PRINT: there were some legal issues with using the authors names on the shirt, so click below to vote for the resub, and spread the word so that this puppy can see print!
The ATTACK of LITERACY (2.0)! - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

The link didn't work, but just keep an eye out for the re-submission of this!

asfi235

Hey, what happened?!? I remember seeing the de-authored (aka "revised") version, and now it seems to have vanished.

:-(

polynothing
polynothing profile pic Artist

For some reason, they declined it... looks like this sub isn't going to see print at threadless :(

Lhiiiz

I wanted to buy this so badly!!!

professorE

No. This was acknowledged by Threadless as not going to be a print, so thet forfeited their rights to it.

Sonicattack88

Spectacular greatness I would say..no wait I just Did!..excellent Work!..I will be checking in weekly to see if it's been printed..hopefully soon!

myteemo

Woo-Hoo! They finally printed it! Congrats :)

Jemae

CONGRATS dude! :D

igo2cairo

Congrats! Looks amazing!

EskimoJo

I don't know who they all are! I suppose this means I'm not the type of person who should be wearing this tee then? It's a great tee anyway!

Lhiiiz

Hooray! Glad it printed!

Jingles

yay! the English teacher in me is so excited about this one!!

cheryllogic

Wow it gets sold out every time it's printed... Thank goodness I grabbed it up in time!! It's my new favorite shirt and I suspect it will be for at least a few years!

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