Vampires Beware

Design by Ian Leino

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Ian Leino
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Romania, 1894.

A squalid inn outside a rundown castle on a night as black as ravens' wings. After exchanging the bulk of my coinage for what passes for drink in this place, the barkeep offers to sell me a box of protective relics for my journey homeward.

As I released the catch and opened the lid, I smirked at the trinkets, and the simple naivety of these peasants and their superstitious beliefs. I drained my glass and headed for the door.

I placed my hand on the door latch, and turned for one more snide look at these country simpletons. Outside a hound bayed. Another joined in. And another. Soon, it seemed as if the entire town were awash in their mournful song, and it quickly rose to a frantic, feverish yelping that tore through me like an icy wind.

I dashed back to the bar, slammed my remaining coins on the table, snatched the box from the barkeeper's grubby hands, and rushed to my awaiting carriage, praying that I would make it out of this dismal town before the shadows closed around me.

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Recreated in five colors plus silver foil on a blood-red tee.

whitneyann

First comment! I love this shirt--I'd wear it in a heartbeat!

abeadle

whoa, nice shirt ian!!$5

NomadSlim

Great for halloween and you could wear it other times without it being too halloweenie. Hahaha... Hollow Weenie.

Also, what is the thing above the mirror?

ISABOA

kicks ass - 5$

ISABOA

the iron thongs are a really nice touch

abeadle

also, nice creative writing!!

courtney pie

ewww at that head!

rad tee

chelly

so good!

FRICKINAWESOME
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Ha, everything a vampire hunter needs! I'd love to see the mirror and a few other things in a bit of foil, which could reflect some light which would screw with the vampires even more!

Ian Leino
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Wow, thanks for the comments so far, everyone! I researched everywhere I could think of to find ways of disposing of, or at least annoying, vampires and so came up with a few things outside of the common knowledge (such as the silver nails - meant to be put through the temples). Also, above the mirror is a flint and steel - the Zippo lighter of the romantic era.

And, as FA noticed, all the silver elements would be printed in silver foil.

lunchboxbrain
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great shirt for Halloween and everyday vampire hunting. 5

Mr Rocks

nice idea, $5

phones

ace! just watch out for Jewish vampires- that crucifix will be useless! $5

slaterock

very very rad. $5.

dacat

instant love $5

yeohgh
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SUPER LUVVVV!!! SUPER COOL!! $5

herky

awesome, love the holy water bottle.

lemonalle

very nice!

BubuSam

You always did amazing shirt!

Muckl

Awesome²

5$

dream_vortex

great! and love the tee color $5

onaricegurl

what can i say?... $5!

TheZeroKid

Gotta love vampires. This is the first shirt in a LONG time that I'm scoring, so I'm glad to say I'm giving this a $5!

walmazan

love it $5

xshrinkwrap

love it!!!

fantastic short story, by the way.

d3d

nice one

SEVEN-HUNDRED

Great - the slightly random elements make the design much more intriguing

I figured the nails were for the coffin

It might have been nice to see the design on an ultra-violet, or its most visible purple alternate, as a final trick-up-your-sleeve kinda thing

I'll still buy it though as it is

5 $

hogboy

This is sweet Ian. Nice work!

andyg

This makes me want to play Castlevania! Nice design!

Elissa_S

I know it's totally unrelated but reminds me of 'A Key For Everything'.

Yak Herder

As a print it would be OK.

jess4002

brilliant!! 5$

zeki

FREAKN' SWEET! $5

Ste7en

nice work

bortwein

looks really good on the burgundy shirt.

Administraitor

LINK2dPAST: diff'rnt strokes fer diff'rnt folks, eh? ;) And what are these "facts mentioned above" that you speak of?

Anyway. I like designs featuring "stuff" laid out on a shirt, so $5 for this. Am I automatically notified if this shirt goes into print?



Administraitor

LINK2dPAST: diff'rnt strokes fer diff'rnt folks, eh? ;) And what are these "facts mentioned above" that you speak of?

Anyway. I like designs featuring "stuff" laid out on a shirt, so $5 for this. Am I automatically notified if this shirt goes into print?

Melikochan

This is really awesome and well-done. $5.

VincentFilms

I would definitely consider buying it. It's awesome.

Phiffer

Really love this. Great idea! $$5

SoldierofGondor

Nice idea. Looks good on the shirt.

5.

Riposte

Yet another tee of yours that I am in love with.

mezo

TWIGS AND BERRIES LAUGH OUT LOUD.

Nice texturing!

roadkill3d

Brilliant in every way!

kireme_soen

Silver foil? Sounds epic. ^_^

Actually, the shirt itself is pretty epic regardless, but I'm sure you already knew that. It reminds me of the "keys" shirt from a while ago, but it's got vampires, so it's much awesomer. xD

Riposte

I really, really, really hope this wins. Can't stop thinking about it!

Administraitor

@kireme_soen on Aug 26 '08
Erm, it really only has vampire-related stuff on it, not vampires! At least none that I can see ^^

Mz and Me

It's pretty cool but you forgot to include 'Wesley Snipes'.

igo2cairo

Glad I could sneak in at the last minute, almost missed giving this awesome design a 5$!

Simpletinrobot

I'd wear this every day, and then when it got all worn out from not taking it off, I'd buy another one.

stingerstyler

hee hee, most awesome collection ;) nicely conceived mister Ian_Leino (or should I say, Ian Leino?)

Raid71

great work

dschwen

Great shirt!
Sorry I missed giving this a high score.

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