Tilteed is saying goodbye to 2010 and welcoming 2011 with a new Limited design by Jewelwing (Tasha Chapman) called Ghost Ship Dream. Available for only 72 hours, Ghost Ship Dream ($12) features an eerie ship sailing on a dark, moonless night. With only the stars to light their path, the ghostly sailors makes their way to an unknown destination. It doesn’t seem like anyone would want to cross paths with this ghost-commanded ship anyway. One can only imagine how awful the encounter would be. Only if you’re lucky would you survive to tell the tale.
When asked what inspired her to create this t-shirt design, Jewelwing answered the following:
“A Van Gogh quote I read. He wrote in a letter to Paul Gaugin that said, “In my mental or nervous fever, or madness – I am not too sure how to put it or what to call it – my thoughts sailed over many seas. I even dreamed of the phantom Dutch ship and of Le Horla…” I wanted to draw that ship.”
And she did a successful job in capturing the essence of a phantom ship. It’s spooky, yet it invokes your sense of curiosity. I know that I want to learn more about the ship and its crew, but I also know that I would never want to be standing face to face with the vessel.