Twelve Kings LitTees
I’ve been hinting on Facebook and Twitter that I have a project brewing to sell some tee shirts and other swag from the Twelve Kings universe, including some from the newest book, Of Sand and Malice Made.
The Kickstarter for the project begins on Tuesday, September 6th, but I wanted to share a few of the designs before the big day just so you can see them ahead of time.
The project includes four designs and various products to choose from such as tee shirts (LitTees), totes, mugs, die-cut stickers, and temporary tattoos.
Each of the four designs was created using custom artwork and is heavily influenced by some key aspect from the books, from the headstrong heroine, Çeda, to the freedom fighters of the Moonless Host to the tyrannical Twelve Kings of Sharakhai. The fourth design focuses on the mysterious djinni-like creature revealed in the latest, just-released book, Of Sand and Malice Made.
So what are LitTees?
LitTees are tee shirts with designs that embed the very pages from the Shattered Sands books into the images themselves. The base images are beautiful pieces of art created by the likes of Adam Paquette and René Aigner, but within them are sections of prose, hand-selected from the content of the books to align with the theme of the design itself.
Here are the basic designs, including a handy magnifying glass so that you can see the words used from the books that are embedded in the images.
There’s one that represents Çeda as the white wolf:
And Emre in his role as a fighter in the Moonless Host:
The Twelve Kings of Sharakhai:
And lastly, one using the irindai moths from Of Sand and Malice Made:
Here’s a rough idea of what the shirts are going to look like:
There’s also going to be various other swag, including mugs, totes, stickers and temporary tattoos.
I’ll be sure to share the link to the Kickstarter once it goes live. I hope you all enjoy it. Honestly, this is as much about creating some cool geekery around the books as it is anything else. I’m just looking forward to seeing people actually wearing and using this stuff out in the world.