"He was in shirt and trousers, with no covering to his feet." [HOUN]


[Editor's note: this is Cory's first contribution to I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere. We hope you'll make him feel welcome.]

Threadless, an online artists' community based in Chicago, is well known for their creative T-shirt designs, among other things. (My brother got me a Threadless T-shirt a couple years ago, and I love it!) You can peruse some of their many designs at their website.

If you are of an artistic bent and a Sherlockian, or if you've just always dreamed of having your own graphic design on a T-shirt, then take a look at the contest that's being hosted by Threadless.
The Assignment: to design a T-shirt based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous character. The people at Threadless want to remind you: "this challenge is about the original novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. No actor likenesses will be accepted." Perfect, right? Sidney Paget, Frederic Dorr Steele...& [insert your name here]. This is your chance to have your own artistic portrayal of Sherlock Holmes go down in history.

Possible prizes you could win are:
  • $2,000 cash 
  • $500 Threadless cash 
  • 1st Edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • $100 Kindle gift card to read more mystery novels 
  • Crime-solving kit including a magnifying glass, decoder ring and more (valued at $100) 

The deadline for submissions is February 7, 2014, so...quick, Watson! To the drawing pad! And if you're not one for creating your own design, there are currently 90 submissions to sort through and vote on. Here are just a few - some of which have some very specific Canonical connections.

Read between the lines

The Consulting Detective

Holmes & Watson

The hunt is on

ARE YOU?

Bartitsu - The Adventure of the Dancing Men

Find Me

Six Napoleons

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Dress to Solve


As it says on the Sherlock Holmes T-Shirt Contest page: "So, to crack the case of the perfect tee, read between the lines! It's elemen-tee, my dear, Watson." The game is afoot...or in this case, a torso.

And if you happen to be Jerry Margolin, we imagine there's a treasure trove of artists and original art to pursue.

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