Ye Olde Minstrel Cycle

Design by Kellabell9

Ye Olde Minstrel Cycle by Kellabell9 on Threadless
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Note that "Olde" is spelled with an 'e', and as we all know, anything spelled with an extra 'e' is of the highest quality. So, when you are "shoppe-ing" you should consider this shirt that portrays the life of the "Middle Aged" woman.


LOL! phenominal! love the play on words. great colors too. $5!!! (i love the towns people too, maybe you can add them on)


Bah ha ha ha.


without the text, it would just be a minstrel on a unicycle, and the play on words would be lost.


wouldn't wear it, but it's text would be more of an inside joke


Argh, pun. I'm laughing - but I don't think I'd be able to wear this.


$5 without the text. It;s not funny if you have to explain it. Might be even better with 2 of them riding a tandem Minstrel Cycle.


I love your comment with the 'olde' it won me over.
I think its perfect with the text and actually like it on the natural like colour which is rare for me.

FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Alumni people on this site REALLY think people will get what this means without the text?!?! Not even a professor of medievel linguistics would understand what a person playing a guitar on a unicycle was going for without the text. The point is you see the picture first and are bewildered, you then look down to see the text, then look up again to finally understand what is going on with the shirt. Or you can just have the picture on your shirt which no one will understand. I like when people work a little hearder understanding my tee, but man...some of you guys want them to dedicate an entire summer locating your t-shirt's roesetta stone to uncover its mystery. 3 by the way...nice obscure play on words.


If this got printed, the men's shirts would be in stock until the end of time.

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What I like most in this design isn't even printed on the shirt- the crowd in the presentaion.

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I wanted to put the crowd in, but it just made the shirt too busy. Thanks for the kind words!


Wow, I can't believe people still complained about the text after FRICKENAWESOME's comment. I agree completely with FA - the text IS the shirt. Without the text, the entire concept is lost. I swear, sometimes I think some of the people who comment are illiterate and text, no matter how long, offends them on a personal level. Jeez.



Yes, without the text here, the design is pointless. It definitely needs the explanation to make it work.

She Says So

this is hysterical. and yet i cant bring myself to score it higer than 2.


This is awesome... I love it!

Regarding the text, I think a MAJORITY of people who complain about the no text issue do it because it's "cool." They want to pretend to be real graphic designers and they heard somewhere (probably here) that designs that rely on text don't have merit. Well, congratulations for passing Intro to Graphic Design, now shut up and step into the real world. Yes, sometimes designs with text aren't strong enough to stand on their own, but that isn't the case with everything. Stop pretending to be the authority on design rules and just look at how awesome everything works on this shirt.


Kellabell9 profile pic Artist

TopazLJF, how I love you so!
And as far as people being grossed out, sorry but I like others around me to be as uncomfortable by my presence as possible.

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You no text people kill me, really! So you want the shirt to be "your little joke"? Yeah, that's why i wear clever t-shirts, to annoy and cofuse the shit out of everybody with my obtuse and completely random shirts. Oh, and the shirt doesn't say menstrual cycle, it says minstrel!!!! So you don't have that offending word on your shirt, just a clever pun close to it. Also, if you don't want the text on there b/c you are embarrassed by those words, how embarressed are you and others gonna be when they ask you what your shirt means and you have to say the words to them? You STILL have a menstrual cycle pun on your shirt no matter what, so why hide the fact and let everyone in on the joke. If you like the pun enough to buy the shirt, why wouldn't you want people to know what it means? Mark my words, NO ONE would get this joke if the text wasn't on it. Sheesh. Sorry to get so heated over this topic, it's just my number one pet peeves of people who already know what it is by the ttext and then demand it stripped down, making the shirt lose any form of comprehension. I'll get off my soap box now.


I don't think the croud would make the T too busy, if their legs & mid torso were cropped off and they were added to the bottom edge of the T. (Sust a Juggestion)


I really like your design and think you have truly recaptured the tapestry arts.


this is very funny. i think i will buy one for myself and my roomate who is a historian of alternative menstrual products


by the way, all the "women" who think the text should be taken off cause it is embarassing or gross or whatever, are all ridiculous! you are all really little girls who need to grow up!!!! way to stay in the freakin middle ages.

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Taking puns to the next level. Haha


i don't rate the pun, how much of a slurring drunk do you have to be pronouce menstrual (3 syllables) as minstrel (2 syllables)?


I'd dig it more without the text...but I like visual puns, so...


Absolutely hilarious and well made. Keep the text. Wonderful.


This is so clever. I'd love to wear it and watch people's expressions once they get it.

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gawd I love this one



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