Send your tees to some TV guy, become famous!

by Andy on August 14, 2008


Remember how I became mildly obsessed with writing about and hunting down the t-shirts that were featured in the Channel 4 comedy show The IT Crowd? Well, series three has been written, and now the producers want public help in dressing the set with large amounts of geeky goodness.

How would you like to help in designing the look of series 3? Specifically, you’d be helping us choose the stuff that litters the main set. I’m talking about posters, comics, fanzines, T-shirts… anything you’ve seen in the last few months that you think is pretty cool or captures the spirit of the show or a particular character. By now, most of you know the kind of things I like…weird toys, indie comics, sci-fi, geek references, internet memes, boardgames…normally I’d delight in tracking down the stuff myself, but as I say, it’s just not going to happen this time round.

In the very first draft of the show I described the set as looking like “a cross between a comics shop and the batcave”. I wanted it to feel like a geek Shangri-La, and in each series I’ve felt we nearly got there. Maybe this time, with you guys involved, we’ll finally nail it.

Please send your suggestions to ben.capel@talkbackthames.tv

There are loads of suggestions for what should be in the office on the BoingBoing post where this whole thing originated at (BB Cory is a consultant on the show, I think), but I’m sure a few of you tee designers/sellers might fancy seeing your tees up on screen. The show is pretty popular in the UK, and I get a surprisingly large amount of traffic from people searching for IT crowd shirts, so it could actually end up being fairly profitable for you if you were to end up on the show.

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