David Bowie Illustration on a T-Shirt

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! 




  1. 24th October 2012 / 6:40 pm

    This is so cute! I'd love to see a Morrissey one πŸ™‚ xoxo

  2. Anonymous
    24th October 2012 / 6:52 pm

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

  3. 24th October 2012 / 7:25 pm

    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

  4. 24th October 2012 / 7:42 pm

    I love this outfit! And it looks so great with the hair and makeup πŸ˜€

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  6. 24th October 2012 / 8:43 pm

    The t-shirt looks so cute and at the same time the illustration can give an edgy look. Love it! Can't wait to see the others! xx

  7. Anonymous
    24th October 2012 / 8:49 pm

    love this outfit ! it's so pretty ! xx

  8. 24th October 2012 / 8:59 pm

    I love this t-shirt and I love the way you've styled it. Gorgeous style!

    Laura xo

  9. 24th October 2012 / 9:19 pm

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

  10. 24th October 2012 / 9:34 pm

    I'm loving it! Congrats xx

  11. 25th October 2012 / 5:59 am

    such a cute outfit! its like the.. edgy nerd on the outside and sexy vixen on the inside. LOL hair is so pretty too! =) loves it.

  12. 25th October 2012 / 11:39 am

    I love David Bowie and this looks like such a comfy tee!

    Maria xxx

  13. 25th October 2012 / 6:07 pm

    Gorgeous outfit and I love the top!

  14. 25th October 2012 / 6:53 pm

    I love your outfit! You look lovely too πŸ™‚ x

  15. 25th October 2012 / 8:00 pm

    pretty tee. Love the collar bit. It gives it such a different look x

  16. 26th October 2012 / 12:09 am

    The top is amazing, you did an absolutely stunning job with your design!

  17. 26th October 2012 / 12:05 pm

    love the shirt! you're very talented, the illustration is amazing x

  18. 26th October 2012 / 5:40 pm

    That's such a cool top, I love how you've styled it too! May have to make a sneaky purchase when I get paid, you talented lady πŸ™‚

  19. 27th October 2012 / 11:56 am

    Wow that looks super fantastic!

    Huge hugs Gittemary.com

  20. 27th October 2012 / 2:02 pm

    Your bowie illustration is amazing! I WANT A SHIRT <3

  21. 28th October 2012 / 2:50 pm

    I'm a sucker for oversized tees ! I'm so checking out these, it looks great with your design on it !

    xxx Vee

  22. 29th October 2012 / 4:26 pm

    Aw I love this top πŸ™‚ Bowie is my favourite <3 xx

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