Shape Thrower

Greeting card – Shape Thrower

“Don’t hold back your shuffle and shake.”


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Greeting card – Shape Thrower

“Don’t hold back your shuffle and shake.”

The Card

  • Original illustration hand-drawn then digitally finished
  • Printed locally in Sligo, Ireland
  • Printed on A6 300gsm card stock
  • Supplied with a brown kraft-fleck envelope
  • Packaged in a protective cellophane sleeve
  • Blank inside for your own message
  • No, you don’t get the pen.


Shipped via standard post. Irish orders should arrive through your letterbox within 2-4 business days (Please refer to average shipping times for orders outside of the Republic of Ireland). Sent in a hard backed envelope to ensure it reaches you in prime condition.


I spent my formative years as a grommet cutting my teeth (sometimes literally) on the beachies and points of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. An image that has lingered since has been that of the quintessential old fella on what seemed to be some awkward looking tank of a board that they would always be out on, regardless of the conditions.

I recall it being a pretty awesome sight to see them sitting waaaaay out back on some barely perceptible boil that they had lined up using some obscure apartment block TV aerial, a miniscule marker buoy bobbing ten kays up the coast, and individual tree branches on mountains fifty or so kilometres away and somehow, curiously, the torn end of a drifting cloud. One of those once-an-hour bombs would darken the horizon and they would swing and start stroking. The swell would heave upward to blacken the sky overhead and then inward to begin grinding the limpets, even the encrusting algae, off the rocks that were now exposed from the draining effect of the wave. Usually at this point I wouldn’t have been paying too much attention, carving animal shapes into the filthy wax on the deck of my board with a fingernail, and with a bowel shuddering dread have to begin thrashing frantically, usually futilely, out wide for safety. A quick glimpse deep, deep inside now would reveal the old fella with a three-million mile away look in his eyes, “late as”, leap forward and pounce with a thump on the deck of the plank and plummet in a seemingly unredeemable, vertical drop. At the bottom of the beast they’d lay over a bottom-turn so savage that their body was horizontal, pulling at least 3-4 Gs,  the full length of the board buried deep with just the tip of single fin, buckled over at full flex and screeching.

They always seemed to look so hard these crusties. I wondered if I’d ever see one of them tearing down the line all wide-eyed, beard torn open into open-mouthed, toothy maniacal smile, throwing shapes from deep in the tube…


A favourite t-shirt should be so comfy you feel like you’re not wearing it. It should last. The design speaks to you reminding you of a time, place, someone special - or you just dig it. As a traditional screen printed tee you know it just won’t die.

Our fabric has a soft, luxurious feel that comes from using high-quality, ring-spun combed cotton - 100% organic cotton. The garment is also Fairwear certified but technically we’re not certified to advertise that fact - you’ll see it on the care label. It feels good to know that folks down the supply chain are getting a fair go.

We worked hard to source high-quality, ethical shirt stock. They're not just for wearing once for that gig on this Saturday. You'll want to hang onto this shirt.

Care Instructions

Look after your shirt and you'll get years of wear out of it. How you wash has a big impact on a t-shirt's lifespan so to prolong its life, follow these recommendations:

  • Turn inside out before washing
  • Wash similar items together
  • Always use cold water
  • Avoid bleach or strong detergents
  • Line dry in the shade - don't tumble dry

Get the right size

Sizes shown are for a European market. For our North American customers we recommend choosing one size up. Refer to our guide below to make your best choice.

T-shirt sizing chart

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