Co-Tee TV 85: The N-Spired Story, Marathon Man and Bouncy House Grayskull

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Castle Graysull Jumper by David Gruss (aka Griggitee) for TeeFury and review Chapter 1: Defying Nature by The N-Spired Story, a brand that specializes in allowing people to share their stories with the world and help them come to life through art, fashion and a social act. The N-Spired Story tells the story of the world one T-Shirt at a time. They’ve put together a very informative film that I’ve posted below.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Chapter 1: Defying Nature by The N-Spired Story (designed by Grande). Pros: I absolutely loved, loved, loved the packaging! The black and yellow colors on the packaging worked perfectly together, and the brand name just jumps out at you. The T-Shirt itself is tagless and features a screen printed label, a rather large and detailed one at that. Very artsy design, featuring a large piece of rock being carried by a tiny bird. The print itself is quite large but soft. The T-Shirt is nice and soft, and a bit looser than the typical American Apparel tees that I am used to. If I had to guess, I would say that the design is a Direct-To-Garment print (however, I can’t verify this) [Update: it has been confirmed by The N-Spired Story that all the T-Shirts are screen printed by hand].

What’s interesting about this T-Shirt design is that it is based on a true story. The N-Spried took that story of a 61 year-old potato farmer from the small town of Beech Forest, Australia who defied nature by doing what most people thought was impossible, especially for a man at his age. Cliff Young, in gumboots and overalls, not only won the 875 km Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon in 5 days, 15 hours and 4 minutes (only sleeping 12 hours during the marathon), shattering all previous records by nearly a day and a half, but also has provided the world with what might be the one of the most inspirational and least-known accomplishments in history. Designer Grande took this story of Cliff young and turned it into a piece of art.

Proceeds from Defying Nature go to a charity.

Suggestions: My main suggestion would possibly be in improving the print of the design – maybe screen print if they aren’t already doing so. [Update: it has been confirmed by The N-Spired Story that all the T-Shirts are screen printed by hand]. Other than that, I think that the N-Spired Story is a great idea. Not only do you get the T-Shirt, but you also get to read about an inspirational story, and you also help out a charity. Neat!

Price: 19.95 €

Castle Graysull Jumper by David Gruss(aka Griggitee) for TeeFury for Threadless. Thoughts: What could be better than He-Man and Skeletor getting together and having some fun in a portable Castle Grayskull Jumper? Nothing.

Price: No longer available for sale.

Also mentioned in this episode:

The Crazy Long Hair Issue

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  1. says

    Hi Coti,

    First of all, thanks for the review. I really enjoyed reading your comments and thoughts about the project. Just a couple of comment to clarify your doubts:

    1. All our t-shirts are hand screen-printed.
    2. Unfortunately, legally here in Europe you have to have all that information on your label.
    3. The t-shirt is also interactive. By downloading the app Junaio from Android Market or iTunes, you just have to locate our channel in the search bar, and then point the camera at the design and it will tell you the story through a video. We use image recognition and augmented reality technology.

    Once again, thanks for the review!


  2. says

    Thank for the clarification, Sam! I’ve updated the post to reflect the correction.

    Again, I have to complement you on the packaging – one of the best that I have seen.

  3. says

    Hey Coty! Thanks for mentioning and wearing my shirt again. That’s amazing that you got it out of the Teefury random grab bag since you are a MOTU fan. Not sure if it was a coincidence, but Teefury had another amazing He-Man inspired tee yesterday by Gaunty.
    Anyway, just wanted to thank you again for the feature and also mention that you can get to my Grayskull shirt through my website

  4. says

    As a fellow screen printer I have to congratulate you, great screen printed t shirts and designs. I guess most people have no idea the skill required to screen print a multi colour image on a black t shirt.
    Well done!


  5. says

    Hey Tony, thanks for the comment. I’m usually pretty good at determining a DTG tee. I was 50/50 on this particular one and so I’m glad that Sam was able to verify that it was indeed screen printed!

    Griggitee – no kidding right! I was a huge Masters of the Universe fan growing up. I’ve got the toys and photos to prove it ;) And yep. I did see that Teefury shirt yesterday – I almost picked it up. Maybe I’ll wait for another grab bag sale!

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