If Samuel L. Jackson sold handbaskets …
Once upon a time, I had a set of designs for Hell’s House Of Handbaskets. They were based on this adaptation of a quote of him in the movie Jackie Brown:
The Handbasket. When you absolutely, positively, have to get to Hell in a hurry, accept no substitutes.
I had them up on CafePress for quite a long time. They didn’t sell amazingly well, but they amused me. And then, one day CafePress mangled quite a few of my images (including all the “the customer is usually wrong” ones, damnit). When I went to recreate them, I went ahead and vectorized the handbasket image … and then I got sidetracked.
Keep Calm and Make Snowclones
One of the pseudo-snowclones going around these days is based on the lovely WWII British propaganda poster that said “Keep Calm and Carry On”. It’s seen a resurgence lately in the original form, which is the kind of thing that gives rise to snowclones.
There I was, working on the replacement Handbasket items, when I happened to think about this snowclone. Immediately, I thought of this one:
Quickly on its heels came this one:
Followed by this one, meant to invoke a bit more clearly the base idea of “Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?”:
These are all available right now on my new favorite purveyor of Print On Demand shirts, Printfection: http://www.printfection.com/9thcircledesign
For those who love CafePress, items with “Keep Calm and Hang On” are available there: http://www.cafepress.com/thehandbasket/8438565