Hello and welcome to FREGWISP. What’s a FREGWISP? The truth is, I don’t really know. But you’re here now, so let’s make the best of it…
You’ve probably been seen websites like this one before. Ones that offer t shirt designs from TV shows. A blend of nostalgia, comedy and what have you. For the most part, those types of websites are dealing with stuff like catchphrases; a big picture of Homer Simpson clutching a donut with a speech bubble saying ‘D’oh!’ or Paul Whitehouse and Mark Williams as Ken and Kenneth with ‘Suits You!’ emblazoned on them.
Alternatively, they might feature preexisting (though fictional) brands; logos for Planet Express from Futurama or Wernham Hogg from the UK Office, as an example – in fact there are plenty of websites that also offer poducts featuring the logos of fictional organisations from films; Tyrell Corporation from Blade Runner, OCP from Robocop, Jack Rabbit Slim’s from Pulp Fiction and so on. Again, these designs are all lifted from the source material and already designed.
Well, this is a bit different.
Here, we’re looking for the things you don’t see. Delving into the minutiae of it and seeing what we can find. An example – I’m Alan Partridge. On the show, you’re fully party to visual material regarding Linton Travel Tavern, Hamilton’s Water Breaks and Chorister’s Country Club. However, other elements, such as Apache Communications and Skirmish (a military-based quiz show on digital cable channel UK Conquest that has the largest audience share for a digital channel at that time of day in the Norfolk area) don’t feature any sort of representation. So this is where we’re trying to change that.
Within these pages you’ll find mostly comedy and sitcoms, but also drama and standup. The list will keep getting added to as time passes.
So that’s the conceptual admin done with. Now for some technical news. Lovely stuff. All t shirts are supplied by the legends at Printful. They are Bella + Canvas 3001 unisex jersey short sleeves in an array of different colours, available at sizes from small right through to 2 x extra large.
If you’re worried about how they’ll fit, there’s a handy size guide here.