As big book lovers, we just love getting the chance to sit back, relax and dive headfirst into a good book.
You really can’t beat getting lost in a story that can quickly whisk you off to another land. One moment you could be sat on a hot busy train chattering down the line, and then the next off on an weird and wonderful adventure on a tropical island or perhaps being chased through busy streets by some secret agents. Anything is possible!
It’s this passion for stories that inspired one of our favourite clothing brands, Out of Print into action. Capturing some of the most iconic books and their artwork, they work closely with the creators and designers to ensure that the end result is a perfect reflection of the original classic. It certainly shows!
But wait it get’s better, for each Out of Print T-Shirt sold, one book is donated to a community in need through their amazing partner, Books For Africa.
Take a look at some of our latest designs that have just hit the TruffleShuffle shelves this week….
Taken to all new heights with its modern times Cumberbatch adaptation, Sherlock has become even more of a cult icon and is as much loved now as it’s ever been!
“It is more than possible; it is probable.” This fabulous design is from the 1892 first edition Sherlock Holmes cover and is a great find for fans of the classic detective books.
Another classic story with a iconic screen adaptation, everyone knows the weird and wild Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro flick which was released back in 1998, but why not dive in and take a peep at the book!
From the first edition cover designed by artist Ralph Steadman. The New York Times wrote that “Steadman’s drawings were stark and crazed and captured Thompson’s sensibility, his notion that below the plastic American surface lurked something chaotic and violent. The drawings
Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, Hitchhiker’s Guide quickly became so much more than that spreading to TV series, video games, stage shows and more!
“Don’t Panic.” This awesome tee features the book cover artwork from the 1980 US edition cover, a great find for any sci-fi fan!
Margaret Atwood sums up The Handmaid’s Tale by saying, “it’s a study of power, and how it operates and how it deforms or shapes the people who are living within that kind of regime.” This tee features the cover art from the 1986 first US edition cover.
With soooo many amazing book t-shirts to pick from, each inspired by the instantly recognisable covers which we all know and love, our latest collection is a great chance for you to share your passion for these great stories and the characters that made them.
So what book would you most like to see get the t-shirt treatment? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Here it is! Working our way through all the lovely names and faces of the TruffleShuffle dream team, we’ve been taking a little time each month to put one unsuspecting victim member of staff in the spotlight as we fire a whirlwind of questions at them and see what spins back out.
This time it’s the turn of creative genius James to take the hot seat so we can show the world, who he his, what he does here at Truffle Towers and what makes him tick. Sit back and enjoy everyone!
What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
I am the designer of all our TruffleShuffle own brand T-Shirts, which involves working with loads of cool brands such as Coca Cola, Labyrinth, Top Gun, He-Man, Beano, Transformers, Roald Dahl, My Little Pony and many many more. .
How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
Just over three years, but time flies around here so it feels like about two weeks. .
What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
I love the constant new challenges that you get from working on such different licenses, no two days are the same and thinking up new design ideas for all these characters can be a lot of fun. Plus it’s very cool to work with all the brands I used to love when I was growing up, I could never have guessed when I was younger that I would get paid to design things featuring the likes of Sonic, Asterix or Roald Dahl, what an honour!! .
What is your favourite tee currently on the site?
It would be vain to pick one of my own designs (although having said that I am rather partial to this Old Skool Gamer tee which basically summed up my childhood) so I would have to say this classic A Clockwork Orange -T-Shirt from Out of Print. I do love a bit of retro design and Out Of Print are masters at creating tees that look like they’re from a bygone era. I’ve got the sweater version but might treat myself to the T.Shirt in time for Summer!
When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
I’ve got a keen interest in all things creative and love a bit of design, photography and illustration. I’m a keen swimmer and can often be found doing multiple laps around the local swimming pool. If I’m having a night in I love computer games (Nintendo fan boy) and watching the odd indie flick or two. I’m also really into music and collecting new vinyl and try to go to as many local gigs as possible. .
Name three things you like…
Nintendo, Whiskey and Wotsits. Sounds like an ideal night in. .
Name three things you don’t like….
Onions, Flying Insects and Jeremy Clarkson. .
What were your favourite three films as a kid?
Gremlins 2, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead and of course Labyrinth. .
Who is your idol?
Geri Halliwell or Dorian from Birds of a Feather. .
Who is the last band you saw live?
I saw a double bill of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart who were supported by Fear Of Men which made for a very jolly indie pop night last weekend. I am also very excited to be seeing Kate Bush in a couple of months time which is a big deal for me! .
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I am absolutely desperate to go to Japan as I love so much about their culture, if I ever do make it over there it’ll be a pricey visit with all the tat and gadgets I would end up buying. The Funhouse might be quite cool as well, with or without Pat Sharp. .
Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
I can’t drive so I feel that this question is slightly lost on me. Because of this I would have to choose KITT from Knight Rider so he could drive himself around for me, it would be like a personal chauffeur. .
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Royksopp, I Break Horses, Sohn, Elephant, MØ, Ronika and Pawws have all had great music out this year. So, lots of new stuff combined with dreadful cheesy 80s music that always brings a smile to my face. .
If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I’d probably buy many small apartments around the world and spend my life flitting between them living a life of doing absolutely nothing. I’d also buy as many iTunes downloads necessary to get B*Witched back to the top of the charts where they belong.
So there you have it folks! Stay tuned for plenty more staff insights and discover even more names and faces from inside TruffleShuffle. See you next time with our next installment!
A new delivery of Out Of Print T-Shirts is always an exciting prospect and we are very proud to present to you a couple more classics to add to your collection! Out of Print features iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great tshirts, but all are striking works of art. Best of all, for each product sold one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa.
Our first shirt is inspired by Bram Stokers Dracula and features cover art from the 1927 Grosset & Dunlap StagePlay edition set against a vintage red tee.
When asked about the meaning of the lighthouse, Virginia Woolf responded, “I meant nothing by The Lighthouse. One has to have a central line down the middle of the book to hold the design together.” This wonderful tee from Out Of Print features the the first edition cover for Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.
“In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines…” This delightful tee and luxurious sweater from Out Of Print features the artwork from the 1939 first edition cover.
With so much buzz recently surrounding our current collection of book t-shirts from Out of Print, as well as our new exclusive range of Roald Dahl T-Shirts too, we just had to seek out and get our page turning hands on even more classic book inspired tees for you guys to sink your eager teeth into.
And here they are! Take a peep at our latest designs from one of our favourite brands Out of Print including…..
A true classic adventure novel, written by English author Richard Adams and published back in 1972. It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership and survival; an epic tale of a hardy band of adventurers forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community… and their trials and triumphs in the face of extraordinary adversity as they pursue a glorious dream called “home.”
The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters.
Fans young and old will laugh out loud at the amazing wit of Peter Hatcher, the hilarious antics of mischievous Fudge, and the unbreakable confidence of know-it-all Sheila Tubman in Judy Blume’s five Fudge books.
Plus COMING SOON we have some new titles, The Little Prince, Superfudge By Judy Blume and Watership Down.
In need of some book inspiration for your next chapter you might like The TruffleShuffle ‘Book’et List blog post – listing our fans favourite books, there are some great suggestions, we are currently working our way through 🙂
Have a great weekend, we are going to curl up with a good book, are you?