Blogging about T-shirts, I get a lot of emails which are pointing to sites with new clothing lines, asking me to check them out. And I always do so. Sometimes I like what I see, other times I don’t. With Rat On The Run, an independent label started by designer Stuart Sibley, I really liked what he has to offer. Iconic images and cartoon-alike logos are the core of his designs. It always looks good on shirts and it sure catches your eye. Here are few samples.
I asked Stuart to present his tee line to all of you, so here’s what he had to say…
“Motivated by the desire to get out of the monotony of the day job I decided to transform work time doodles into real life designs and launch a web based company marketing exclusively designed t-shirts. Soon my endeavours had inspired the company’s name, Rat On The Run, and found a medium for my creative energies.
I guess I could have just jacked in the job and become an artist but I needed my work to be far more direct and graphic and I have always loved the ability of t-shirts for providing this. I believe that t-shirts are the most democratic of mediums for communicating ideas, opinions or simply taste. Anyone can find a t-shirt that expresses themselves or their views and if they can’t, they can take a marker and create their own.
Rat on the Run’s website, www.ratontherun.com, caters for both men and women, selling the t-shirts online. Screen printed onto quality garments, the iconic designs are a mix of simple typography, visual puns and sometimes thought provoking slogans, but steers away from crass humour and anything deemed to be too commercial. As the number of designs increase and the range of clothing extends, the aim of Rat on the Run is to become a recognised brand, whilst still retaining it individuality and expressive style”.
So, why don’t you give yourself an advice and go check Stuart’s site, maybe you could find something for yourself there.