Van Man

Greeting card – Van Man

“Keep her lit.”

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Description

Greeting card – Van Man

“Keep her lit.”

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 (yeah, I know; you can choose to order this item without it – will you?)
  • Blank inside for your own message
  • No, you don’t get the pen.

Shipping

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.

Story

The illustration was an homage to two of the finest vehicles I ever owned, perhaps the finest I will ever have owned. Definitely the most unroadworthy rigs I will have ever owned. Both were the 1982, 1.4 litre Mitsubishi L300 model.

The first I exchanged for three days labouring. The body and pillars were predominantly car-bog and cardboard. Maybe she lasted two years. The second I found abandoned on the side of the highway up towards Noosa in Queensland. I couldn’t believe it – same make, same model, same year… same colour, that filthy rich burgundy. An old bloke had owned it since new and sold it to some young buck who had it only for six months during which time he flogged it so hard he’d blown a hole through the side of the engine block. There she lay immobilised, traumatised, on the highway north opposite the stretching sands between Sunshine and Sunrise Beach, lacerated by the sandy and salty trade winds, with the peeling County Council sticker on the windscreen that read something like, “Move this piece of crap or we’ll tow it”.

I managed to find the tool who broke her, gave him a dollar and got it signed over. Months spent putting in a new engine, steering, tyres, detailing the interior, blacking the windows, fitting a wooden single bed and glueing a carpet of two-inch shagpile black-and-silver fur over the walls, doors and ceiling. She gurgled happily away gobbling bitumen up and down the east coast of Australia for the next few years before we sadly parted ways in Tasmania. Her name was Juanita.

Materials

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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