The History League
November 24, 2012 6:13 AM   Subscribe

The History League
Faux sports team t-shirts for important people, events, and movements in history. What can I say, I like to combine a visual style that's usually associated with being "macho" and interests that are stereotypically considered "geeky". If you have any additional suggestions they'd be most welcome!

A quick thank you to the fine folks of AskMe for providing me some great ideas to get get started with!
Role: Designer
posted by Jezztek (15 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

You've already used "Revolution" but "Industrial Revolution" would, I imagine, lend itself to a creative rendering.
posted by Golfhaus at 6:04 PM on November 24, 2012

That's a good call, I'll add it to my list.

posted by Jezztek at 10:05 PM on November 24, 2012

I love these!
posted by rachaelfaith at 10:07 PM on November 24, 2012

Holy cow, these are awesome!

Surely the 1943 Colossus vs. Enigma final needs a commemorative shirt? (The Enigma nameplate logo is already halfway there.)
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 1:31 AM on November 25, 2012

Surely the 1943 Colossus vs. Enigma final needs a commemorative shirt?

Oddly enough I started the process of making that exact combo, but when scanning the wikipedia entry on Colossus to make sure I spelled "Bletchley" correctly I noticed this line in the opening section:

"It has sometimes been erroneously stated that Alan Turing designed Colossus to aid the Cryptanalysis of the Enigma machine.[4] Turing's machine that helped solve Enigma, was the electromechanical Bombe, not Colossus."

Eeeep! I was one of those people that got it mixed up. So I scrapped that, but heck I may finish doing an Enigma design anyways as a stand alone.
posted by Jezztek at 1:41 AM on November 25, 2012

This is fucking awesome.
posted by Think_Long at 9:49 AM on November 25, 2012


THESE are fab!
posted by pointystick at 12:02 PM on November 26, 2012

posted by Jezztek at 8:38 PM on November 26, 2012

posted by Lexica at 1:15 PM on November 27, 2012

Holy crap. I never thought I'd see a t-shirt for my [totally ass-kicking] heroine, Clara Barton. These are amazing!
posted by peacrow at 7:33 AM on November 30, 2012

When will there be a Washington Woodsteins shirt?
Woodsteins vs. Creeps. HA!
posted by hot_monster at 2:23 PM on November 30, 2012

These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing here.
posted by King Bee at 6:08 PM on December 6, 2012

Love them!

Royal Society
Mongol Horde
Gutenberg Press
posted by plinth at 8:53 AM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

Thanks all, and some good suggestions!
posted by Jezztek at 11:01 AM on December 7, 2012

I had a dream the other night that there was a Puerto Rican baseball team named the NASA Administrators. There were also invisible cats disguised as Hawai'ian shirts, trying to incite the players to unionize, but, weird dream logic aside, it still seemed like a good team name in the cold light of morning.
posted by mumkin at 9:56 AM on December 19, 2012

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