Darwin t-shirts: Round 2

I’m using Kickstarter to take preorders for a new batch of my Charles Darwin illustration t-shirts! If you missed one the first time around, now’s your chance.

To preorder a shirt, visit the Kickstarter project page.


A couple of years ago, I had a batch of t-shirts printed up featuring my original illustration of Charles Darwin surrounded by Galapagos finches. I recently sold out of the original print run, and lots of folks have been asking for more. Unfortunately, I can’t afford the financial risk of ordering more shirts that it might take me a long time to sell.

I recently found out about Kickstarter, and it seems like a great way to do a no-risk preorder process to fund a new batch of shirts.

Please note that participating in this Kickstarter preorder will be the ONLY way to get a Darwin shirt right now. If the project reaches or surpasses its goal, I’ll be ordering only as many shirts as were funded, no extra stock to sell afterward.

How preordering a Darwin shirt through Kickstarter works:

-When you pledge for a preorder, you are authorizing a payment, but you are not actually being charged.

-In 45 days, if I have reached my preorder goal needed to make a minimum shirt order, you’ll be charged for the pledge you made. I’ll receive the funds and will use them to place the shirt order.

-At that time, Kickstarter will send me your e-mail address, and I’ll get in touch with you for your shipping address and your shirt size and color choice. Unfortunately, there’s no way for me to do that ahead of time within Kickstarter’s system, so please use a real e-mail address you check regularly so you can be sure to get the correct size and color shirt and you can receive it in a timely manner. Alternately, if you’re worried about the follow up, you could e-mail me directly at joanna at joannabarnum dot com as soon as you place your pledge with your address and shirt color, style, & size choice.

-I will do my best to have final shirts shipped out within a month of the close of the preorder/funding period. If for some reason the process is delayed, I will stay in contact with you and let you know what’s up.

-If I do not raise enough preorders/pledges to fund the shirt printing, you will be charged nothing, and no shirts will be printed. No risk to either of us! No money hanging out in limbo.

The final shirts will be screen printed by Vacord Screen printing on Gildan “Soft Style” 100% cotton t-shirts.

Sizes/styles available:

Unisex/Men’s- S-3XL in Light blue, Chestnut, or Kiwi

Ladies/Junior’s- S-3XL in Light blue, Chestnut, Kiwi, or Azalea

Please note that the Ladies shirts run smaller than average. Please consult the measurement chart (on the Kickstarter page) before choosing your size.

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