Inspired by clubs and organisations from the episodes ‘Kamp Krusty’ and ‘Bart The General’, I released two, very limited, embroidered sew-on-patches, ideal for embellishing any Simpson fans denim jacket or rucksack!
The ‘Kamp Krusty’ patch, inspired by the run down summer camp from the episode of the same name, was also influenced in its design by classic American Scouts patches and the three triangles are a nod towards the face paint Bart adopts during his time at the camp.
“Dear Mom, I no longer fear Hell, for I have been to Kamp Krusty. Our nature hikes have become grim death marches. Our arts and crafts hut is, in truth, a Dickensian workhouse. Bart makes it through the day clinging to his hope that Krusty the Klown will come. But I am far more pessimistic. I am not even sure if this letter will reach you, as the normal lines of communication have been cut. So I close by saying, SAVE US! SAVE US NOW! Bart and Lisa.”
The ‘Bart Simpson Tree House Club’ patch was inspired by the classic season one episode ‘Bart The General’, in which Bart, Grampa Simpson, and Herman Hermann rally the town’s children into fighting back against Nelson Muntz and his bullying cronies. The three logs illustrated in the design obviously refer to Bart’s three house HQ, whilst also hinting at military service stripes.
“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Contrary to what you’ve just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars Trilogy. If you’d like to learn more about war, there’s lots of books in your local library, many of them with cool, gory pictures”
I also launched a t-shirt and tote bag combo as a limited edition run via the site mercht and plan to release more in the future