Ways of Making You Talk

Design by hogboy


hogboy profile pic Artist

Text is optional. Foil is optional.

Mr Rocks
Mr Rocks profile pic Alumni

First comment for my bruva!! This is cool, dark and brilliant. Just like you!!


haha love the feather
great sub dude $5


cool stuff.... solid 5skies


I like the joke with the feather, but I couldn't wear a t-shirt that makes a joke around torture.

Nicely illustrated though.

d3d profile pic Alumni

overly complicated. i could make you talk with a simple brick and a lit cigar. nice design though. i'd wear it.

OlliRudi profile pic Alumni

read my profile pic to see how i feel about this design.


It's quite well-executed, but it makes me feel ill. Sorry.


The more I look at this design, the more uncomfortable I am with the idea of people walking around, proudly sporting torture devices on their chests. The fact that there's a joke involved kind of makes it better/worse.


Clever idea, well-executed, profoundly disturbing.

I agree w/13strong...

staffell profile pic Alumni

love it

steven218 profile pic Alumni

nice again hog, can't wait for this as a pattern too


wicked and wonderful

Manos profile pic Alumni

OK OK I'll talk!

hogboy profile pic Artist

I was imagining some sorta obsessive compulsive nutbar when I did this, hence the tidyness.

Ste7en profile pic Alumni

I keep leaving comments on subs and not finding them after. SO once again, I love this. The tidyness serves the execution well. Im also glad you added the extra line on the back.

hogboy profile pic Artist

yeah cheers Ste7en I had a think after you commented on that & figured it was for the best

herky profile pic Alumni

it'll look awesome printed with silver/foil ink.


I don't think they should be switched at all. It's awesome.


I think you misspelled it.
I think it should be "Ve have vays ov making you tolk"

hogboy profile pic Artist

Yeah I might actually change the wording in the incredibly remote chance that this gets a print.... I guess it might soften it a bit more, emphasize the humourous side.


im going to buy this as a gift for one mr Jack Bauer, he's having a shitty day.


The feather is great. :)


this reminds me of....Dexter..

gives me the sexy chills, 5


Nice work. $5. We have ways of making you vote for a great idea.


I think it needs the title as text on shirt

hogboy profile pic Artist

ummmmmm... you're joking right?


Utterly tasteless. Torture is not funny.


Hell, I'm against torture, but I like the shirt. Reminds me more of a cheesy '50s spy movie than actual torture.

hogboy profile pic Artist

Whatarebirds you're totally entitled to your opinion, I respect the fact that you have voiced it & no doubt reflected it in your score but the truth is I could grow old just trying to list the instances in pop-culture where one or more tasteless acts or activities was used as the basis for humour. Hell in the printed tshirts on threadless alone there are depictions of assault, suicide, immolation, murder, natural disaster, hanging & drowing (to name a few)that if taken out of context or viewed in a particular way could be seen as tasteless. Do I support real torture, absolutely not. Do I want to live in a world so sanitised & politically correct that we are not allowed to touch this sort of subject matter, absolutely not.... Will I apologise for or stop creating material of this nature, again, absolutely not.

FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Alumni

Maybe if the feather was highlightd a bit more or being the only thing in color on the tee, the joke would shine through a whole lot more and calm the fears of people (myself included) who would feel uncomfortable if people did get the joke and thought i was walking around with torture devices on me. Great drawing tho and i like the text on the back...the german accent would be a good addition too.


actually, i 2nd everything FRICKINAWESOME said, that was constructive man

hogboy profile pic Artist

Yeah i think the German accent might just be enough to enhance the humourous side of the design & I am definately warming to the feather idea too, not so much from a stylistic perspective but conceptually it is a great idea... thanks frickenawesome

hogboy profile pic Artist

What is this hostel you speak of?

.... I'm kidding

Ellsswhere profile pic Alumni

I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you

But it's gonna take money
A whole lotta spending money
It's gonna take plenty of money
To do it right child

It's gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
It's gonna take patience and time, ummm
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it,
To do it right child

That song is what I hear when I look at this shirt, the perfect torture tool. 5$ only with the foil though

antosh profile pic Alumni

Ouch, I'll talk just by looking at it:)


I don't want people to remember Hostel when looking at me!
No way, dude!


... are those nipple clamps?


Please, somebody wear this next time he's at the airport!


reminds me of pan's labyrinth a bit......"once i use this, i'll believe anything you say"

hogboy profile pic Artist

nipple or testicle clamps


Pretty realization but eeew...


I agree with BoscoJones43, post germanifying the words and/or highlighting the feather. And I think I'd be in the minority, but I'd actually prefer ink to foil for this one. Or better yet, ink with foil only for the sharp and pointy bits...

3 pre-modification, $5 post

hogboy profile pic Artist

well initially I was going to include a Nana Maskouri or Engelbert Humperdinck cassette & maybe some reference to alcohol like Absinthe but I wanted to keep it subtle... haha.... Anyway after the comments I've been getting & the undoubtedly shithouse score I'll get I'm starting to wish I had.

eskimokiss profile pic Alumni

At first glance I thought they were surgeon tools.
great work :)


I'd like it more if the text were on the front--not switched, just on the front as well--but otherwise I think it's great. I don't think the humor needs to be ramped up any further, either.

And by the way.... If anyone thinks a feather can't be used as a torture device, you're dead wrong.


You should have a dripping tap as well inthere - you know, chinese water-torture?

Johnny Baboon
Johnny Baboon profile pic Alumni

it has been done often with a variety of objects to accomplish something. not original. but the instruments are executed well.

mezo profile pic Alumni

Is that a box cutter up there? TERR'IST! 5$


I love this, might be my own twisted mind...
Don't really thing the german accent in the text would be better tough.

hogboy profile pic Artist

I don't watch 24


yeah the feather being in the bottom right corner doesn't help to allay the fear of this tee, esp when you have issues with add like i do. perhaps more of a balance with the silly things and the pointy things and it won't seem so over the top.

spacesick profile pic Alumni

oh shit! this is 10 shades of creepy/awesome!

5 + $$$

franx profile pic Alumni

nice one, 5!

franx profile pic Alumni

shit i was too late! but i'll buy it when it comes out.


Very nice!

Maltzmania profile pic Alumni

don't you mean





Is that font avante garde gothic?

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