Lately, I’ve been ALL about Jang Hyuk, you guys.
I mean, not only did he blow me clean away with his magnificent, compelling turn in Money Flower (which is an awesome show which you should totes watch, if you haven’t yet), but he even appeared in my dreams in Pil Joo form, wearing a crisp white shirt, and delivering kisses. *spazz*
At the same time, I’ve been meaning to tweak and relaunch my Shine or Go Crazy shirt (now with other merch available!), on a different platform. Previously, on teespring, there had to be a minimum number of orders before you could get your shirt, and just as challenging, was the fact that teespring operated on a campaign basis. This meant that each design was only available for a limited 21 days.
Not THIS time, my friends! This time, not only is the shirt cheaper, it’s also available any time you want it. And, you can get it on mugs, tote bags, laptop cases, phone cases and such. Woot! 😀
Before we get to the shirt, here’s a re-post of the story of this design, which I’ve christened Shining Tiger, and the inspiration behind it.
SHINE OR GO CRAZY INSPO [Originally posted on 21 March 2015]
So I’ve been watching Shine or Go Crazy, and liking it quite a lot. Much more than I’d originally expected to, to be honest.
It’s not perfect, but somehow, it works. Better yet, it’s a show that grabs me. There’ve been times when I’ve crammed 3-4 episodes into a day, despite Life still having to go on.
During the last couple of episodes (I’m about 15 episodes in, as I type this), inspiration for a Shine or Go Crazy shirt design suddenly struck, and I just had to get this shirt out to you guys.
THE TWO ELEMENTS
There are basically two main elements at play in this design. [MILD SPOILERS]
1. The White Tiger
Jang Hyuk is rocking his role as Prince Wang So, and when I saw that he identifies with the white tiger, and even wore that as his embellishment for the fight of the princes, I couldn’t shake that out of my head.
So stately, so fierce, and so badass.
2. The Hanja 光
You might remember seeing the hanja 光, which means “shine,” in episode 10, where everyone wrote the same character to have their destinies told.
That stuck with me too, and it felt like an apt focal point as well, since it’s part of the show’s title, and carries so much meaning for our characters.
THE DESIGN: SHINING TIGER
Basically, this design celebrates the awesomeness of white tiger Prince Wang So, while shining the spotlight on 光, the hanja for Shine.
Because, even though we might not have complicated royal destinies like our beloved Prince Wang So, we, too, can choose to shine, against all odds.
Check out the shirt (and mugs, phone cases, totes or laptop cases etc) in closer detail, and get yours here: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/2632817-shine-or-go-crazy-shining-tiger!
As always, please help to spread the word to other fans, you guys! Thanks much!! <3