About Bonkers T-Shirts

One weekend during the summer of 2009, BBC Radio 1 staged their Big Weekend music festival in my (then) town of Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. I was one of the lucky people to receive free tickets, and had a great time - especially at the outdoor stage, where we saw some big DJs like Kissy Sell Out, Grooverider, Chris Moyles and Westwood. And some top live acts such as Prodigy and Lily Allen.

At the time, the big tune of the year, was Dizzee Rascal's "Bonkers", so nearlly every DJ set contained it in one form or another. I think it must have been after about third time I heard the track, in as many hours, that day, that I got a brainwave and thought it would be a great idea to have the words "Bonkers" on a t-shirt.

At the time - in my own little mind - I was convinced it would sell BIG.  :-)    So, a few evenings later, I sat down and created the Bonkers T-Shirts logo and mocked up how it would look on a t-shirt. Nice!

That same week, I looked into getting some printed and started to learn about fabric qualities available, sizing options, printing techniques and also other funny t-shirt websites and brands. To this day, I can't walk passed a t-shirt shop without looking at the fabric, stitching and printing quality. T-shirt geek! (Ooo, nice idea for a design!).

On that note, I continue to maintain a list of t-shirt design ideas and jot them down whenever a new one pops into my head. Right now, I have more ideas than I have time to produce them. One day, I'll be able to get more designed, but I know for sure, the ideas will come along as fast as new TV shows, films, slang, phrases and modern language trends come and go.

About Bonkers

We're a bit Bonkers (and special!). Obviously!

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