Finally, I can bask in the yellow glow of Ivan Rassimov's sinister sneer plastered across my bosom whenever I want--thanks to the fine folks at Giallo-Tshirts dot com. Their t-shirts, like the giallo films they are inspired by, are one of a kind--evoking the spirit of the Italian film genre at its best. [read more about giallo here]
Friends Ellen McAuslan and Andy Price are long time giallo film fans who grew tired of finding no suitable threads that reflected the stylish and evocative films they so loved. Amen. Giallo t-shirts was born after the dynamic duo met while working on a play. Ellen had cultivated her obsession over time and turned Andy on to her favorite films. "I ended up making a list of my top 11 gialli and he, bless his heart, watched them all. A new fan was born."
Giallo T-Shirts has been up and running for only 3 weeks but the response has been amazing. Between Ellen's ninja design skills and Andy's keen website prowess, fans of gialli are flocking to the site like mad. Ellen also credits the tight knit giallo blogging community for helping spread the word through sites like Keith Brown's Giallo Fever. "I usually stick to making pictures," she jokes, but Ellen has started a blog for the shop where she muses on her favorite films and more.
After doing their homework, the team decided to screen-print the shirts as opposed to digital printing to ensure a quality product. These are not shabby duds my friends! There are currently two designs available for sale with several more on the way. "I contacted our printers..for a run of 'Pronto Pronto' and we'll be launching those for Christmas," Ellen reveals. "I'm looking forward to Edwige and George, as well as a T inspired by the last Sergio Martino giallo I watched."
I will be accepting presents. Just so you know.