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WHAT DO YOU DO?
Primarily, two things: we design and print our own t-shirt designs, selling via mrcloud.com and various selected outlets. We also sell our favourite licensed t-shirts, mainly focusing on music or character prints. There is no real criteria to the content of either. We stock whatever licensed t-shirt we like, and our access to the latest printing methods allow us to make whatever original t-shirt design comes to mind, often with suicidally anti-commercial results. None the less our unique explorations of talking sea life, Messianic cheese boards, proper attire, and giant runaway inflatable animals have created a genuinely unique selection of original tees. Tell your Mum!
HOW HAS THIS COME ABOUT?
Since the early 1980s the collective mind behind Mr Cloud have been sticking things to t-shirts. Previously unassuming pieces of fabric have been victimised with half chewed food, mud, crayons, and…sick. As time passed cultural sophistication grew and base desires where replaced with David Hasslehoof iron-on transfers (free with Knight Rider magazine), Shakin’ Steven patches, and lots and lots of badges. Rampant in the glow of adulthood (or since 2002, I can’t be sure what came first) the t-shirt medium has now been fully mastered, existing merely as a canvas for our creative outlet. Some would say that little has changed; is our Narwhal t-shirt really any different from the half chewed spaghetti animals of yore? Does our Frankenstein tee not in fact resemble our faces upon the first taste of school dinner ravioli? And is our Walrus t-shirt not, in all honesty, the most recent manifestation of our invisible childhood friend Bert?
Sometimes pictures really can say a thousand words:
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WHERE ARE YOU AND WHAT ELSE IS THERE?
Cloud H.Q. is based in the balmy surroundings of Lancaster. That is Lancaster, England and not the (perhaps) more famous but by no means more excellent Lancaster, Pennsylvania (the Lancaster in the USA was named after the Lancaster in England, fact fans). Only the very heart of Northern England’s smallest city provides a place where our merciless throbbing t-shirt machines can drone unnoticed by sheep and the other livestock that populate most of the surrounding areas. It also provides handy access to the main postal depot and watering holes. Some pictures to illustrate further:
WHO EXACTLY ARE YOU AND WHO WORKS AT CLOUD HQ?
Officially only two people work at Cloud HQ (not counting the cleaner). Unofficially, several dozen people (and animals) keep the pistons pumping – sometimes, sadly, by sacrificing themselves in the process. Most daily activity is carried by Monkey Minions whom busy themselves with collating customer orders, sourcing, printing, packaging, and pigeon loading for postal drops. At the head of this impressive body of industrial wildlife sit the two lobes of the hive mind – task master Craig and design guru Mimi. Check out our blog if you need to fill your days (or check out our T&Cs for legal info).
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