Sparkwood and 21

Sparkwood and 21 is my dumb little project where I design, print and sell T-Shirts. Mostly to myself. It helps me stay current with the working of e-commerce, marketing, design and all the things that AI will take away from us when the Cyberwars come.

Sparkwood and 21 website

I get a lot of ideas for dumb t-shirts and so this allows me the output to get them designed and printed and sent to me so I can wear them. I set up Sparkwood and 21 as an online shop in case any of the dumb t-shirt ideas were liked by other people.

Sparkwood and 21

The trick is to make this small project eco-friendly (recycled material, eco-packaging, make on demand) and not be as annoying with pop-ups, tracking, etc… (it still has all the things you’d expect from an e-commerce shop, just not completely in your face and we don’t steal your data.

Sparkwood and 21

Here’s a few highlights of how I hope S+21 is a little different:

  • It’s only going to have 21 product items for sale at any one time
  • I will be writing relevant articles around various t-shirts, but there will only be 21 articles written
  • If you can solve a puzzle, which changes occasionally, you can get 21% off your purchase
  • There’s been a running joke that I am fuelled by good music and damn fine coffee and so there will be 21 referrals to 21 different coffee shops and 21 playlists of 21 tracks eventually available on the site
  • There will be a newsletter that will go out once a month, on the 21st at 21:21 which will remain vague and enigmatic for now
  • Every time website energy is spent, our energy provider plants trees
  • Biodegradable packaging
  • 100% organic cotton with water-based inks