A few years ago, I did a google search for quirky t shirts and Redbubble* was the first link that came up. And so began my love of this brilliant website.
Redbubble is a website where artists and graphic designers upload designs and people can purchase them as t-shirts, posters, mugs, phone cases, you name it, they’ll make it. It helps budding artists out as they make money from their sales and also gives them great exposure. Every single time I’ve worn/shown a redbubble product, I get such amazing compliments and I am always asked where I got it from. I haven’t ordered from them for a while because the last time I did, I got charged customs because it was coming from the US. However, I had heard that they had updated their shipping for the UK and it was only a few days wait. Since I’m employed now, I decided to justify ordering from them again and to see if I could finally shop for awesome designs again.
I’ve only ever ordered t-shirts in the past so this time around, I decided to broaden my scope a bit and I ordered a shirt, a mug and a poster.
I ordered designs that centered around my interests; these included an Achievement Hunter design on a t-shirt*, the Aries design* was on a mug and the Tomb Raider II* I got as a poster print. I am a proud rooster teeth, astrology and tomb raider nerd, so I was incredibly excited for these to grace my bedroom.
The morning I placed my order, my mug was already done by the afternoon, which was very surprising! My poster was sent three days later, then my shirt the day after. I only waited about a week for the order to come to me, which was a very welcome change from the three plus I waited previously. And guess what…? NO CUSTOMS CHARGES!!!! WOOHOO!!!!! Now all of my money is going on this website.
First, I received the mug and it came in the most wacky box ever. Look at all the awesome things on it! It was very well packaged and even came with a little note, which was adorable. I am very tempted to keep the box for myself, but I have no clue what to do with it! The actual mug itself is stunning. The quality is so high and the print is so crisp and clear. I had a cup of tea out of this and it was amazing. I am definitely going to get more mugs printed in the near future, so many possibilities!
About two days after, I got the t-shirt and was very pleased with it. I took a bit of a risk ordering a small (I usually get an X Small since I am a short ass), and while it is quite a baggy fit, I think it’s better for me. I have too many tight fitting tops, so this will be perfect to lounge in. The colours show up beautifully and Morgan was very impressed with it too. I can’t wait to style this for some outfit posts in the future!
Finally, I got the poster. This was the one I was most excited for, as it called to me so much. The designer also heralds from Wales, which just makes this purchase ever more awesome. The poster itself is absolutely gorgeous and I love how simplistic it is. Unfortunately, I did have to bend the tops a little bit so it would fit in my frame (I spent the best part of an afternoon finding a good frame), but it looks amazing. I’ve got this by my bed and I get to have Lara watching over me as I sleep…too much?
Redbubble is the ultimate website in nerdy memorabillia designed by fans, for fans. It’s a great way to help support artists & graphic designers while getting your hands on some amazing designs. They’re very well priced and I highly recommend them if you’re looking for something different.
Have you bought from Redbubble?