David Bowie illustration tshirt, david bowie tshirt
David Bowie tshirt, david bowie illustration tshirt
Illustrated Aladin Zane / Ziggy Stardust T-shirt from Hero&Cape / White Peter Pan collar top Topshop / Black Ribbon River Island / Nail Polish Sea Breeze from 17 Cosmetics / Leather Jacket ASOS / Jewellery T:S

You may have seen this already because the new Hero&Cape collection launched weeks ago! I did a design for them last year which was this peter pan collar t-shirt with a black ribbon necktie that I have made as a detachable brooch. I thought I would play it safe back then and go for something simple but fashionable. This year, I was asked to do one t-shirt for them and I pitched to them a collection of “Illustrated Heroes/Icons*” tees. I sketched Lady Gaga, John Lennon, Debbie Harry, Zooey Deschanel and a few others that didn’t make it. My David Bowie illustration was chosen and it is now available to buy on the Hero&Cape clothing website. At the moment, it’s only available in grey with a shimmery gold print. The cotton is really soft and comfortable, and if you’re in to baggy t-shirts, then do check out Hero&Cape. We’re working on a few different colourways on the classic white tshirt, it’s just a case of deciding which one to release. I think that the Illustrated Heroes will eventually be launched next year, I just need to improve on some of the drawings and ensure it’s all completely suitable for screen printing. If you have a favourite pop culture icon, let me know in the comments and you might just see it drawn on a t-shirt in the Spring! 
The A/W photo shoot took place over 2 days during the middle of Summer, and I’ve been lucky enough to style the new range which you can view in the A/W 12 lookbook. We wanted to show that T-Shirts can be fashionable! I even wore mine on a night out a few months ago with disco pants, black clutch bag and lots of accessories! The team at Hero&Cape have asked me to work with some very stylish bloggers in bringing you a “How To Style A T-Shirt” feature, I’m just waiting for the others to post theirs and I should have the content put together very soon! 


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37 thoughts on “David Bowie Illustration on a T-Shirt

  1. Oh my gosh this looks amazing – so excited for you! Can't believe your own actual illustration is on a t-shirt 🙂 x

  2. love this tee – seriously impressed that you drew it! The others sound good too, I'll be keeping an eye out for them being released. If you're looking for ideas for more, how about Jim Morrison? That'd please my boyfriend at least haha xx

  3. Lovely design! Everyone's gotta love a bit of Bowie. I have an Amplified tee with his glorious face on 🙂 Can't wait to see the new designs.
    Rachelle x

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