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If you were asked to group together four people or things in the Sherlock Holmes stories, what would immediately come to mind?
Certainly "The Four" from The Sign of the Four: Johnathan Small, Mahomet Singh, Abdullah Khan, and Dost Akbar — "It's been the sign of four with us always." These are the individuals who together signed a document that bound them inextricably to the treasure of Agra.
But what about beyond them?
We always think of the four Violets and the stories in which we find them — the brave Violet Hunter ("The Copper Beeches"), the independent and athletic Violet Smith ("The Solitary Cyclist"), the heartbroken and stalwart Violet Westbury ("The Bruce-Partington Plans"), and the icy Violet de Merville ("The Illustrious Client").
Putting these two pieces of information together, along with an iconic t-shirt (known in the industry as Helvetica list t-shirts — a list that stripped down the idea of a rock band to a list of four names, in an attempt to reach the 'essence' of a group. It began with the first names of The Beatles and it grew from there.), we developed our own line of mugs and men's, women's, and unisex t-shirts that we're calling Signs of the Four.
These are available in our store.
We developed 22 different themes, available in white mugs, light t-shirts, and black t-shirts. The shirts are available in a variety of sizes and colors, in men's, women's and unisex. Here are some samples:
Watson's Medical Kit
Scotland Yard 1895
For your reference, here are the variations, so you can find what you're looking for in the store:
Baker Street Irregulars
Holmes Watson Wiggins Cartwright
Baker Street Justice League
Holmes Watson Gregson Lestrade
Hugo Henry Rodger Charles
Leg Shoulder Bull-Pup Moustache
Toby Carlo Pompey The Hound
Make Yourself at Home
Holmes Watson Turner Hudson
Mary John Irene Sherlock
Modern Sherlock Actors
Basil Jeremy Robert Benedict
My, What a Novel
STUD SIGN HOUN VALL
Scotland Yard - 1895
Hopkins Lestrade Gregson Bradstreet
Opium Cocaine Morphine Tobacco
Sherlock Holmes Icons
Pipe Glass Inverness Deerstalker
Sherlock Holmes Villains
Moran Roylott Moriarty Milverton
Sherlock Holmes's Pipes
Clay Brier Black Cherry-wood
Agar Verner Farquhar Anstruther
Small Khan Singh Akbar
Smith Hunter Westbury de Merville
Holmes Adler Watson Morstan
Traditional Sherlock Holmes Actors
Brett Wilmer Wontner Rathbone
Traditional Sherlock Holmes Actors (First)
Basil Arthur Jeremy Douglas
Trappings of Home
Tantalus Gasogene Persian Slipper Dressing Gown
Watson's Medical Kit
Brandy Brandy Brandy Brandy
Can't find what you're looking for? Have an idea for another quartet? Are there other products that you'd like to see these designs on (bags, phone cases, luggage tags, hats, etc.)?
Please let us know. Leave a comment below and email us at comment @ ihearofsherlock DOT com.
Mother's Day and Father's Day are coming up. So is t-shirt weather. And mugs? Mugs are always in season.