Firestorm Shirts

In the Fall of 2019, we printed new shirts with artwork by local illustrator Emily Eagan. The design is one that we're really excited about—an image that we first started toying with in 2015—a gorgon (perhaps Medusa herself?) reading a book. These shirts are printed by Lightning Bolt Ink a queer-owned screen printing shop in Downtown Asheville.

We also still stock one of our two classic t-shirt designs by Brian Reedy. Find it here!


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Crew Neck Gorgon T-shirt

Gildan 100% ringspun cotton with taped neck and shoulders

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Femme Cut Gorgon T-shirt

Bella + Canvas 100% combed and ringspun cotton

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Femme Cut Gorgon T-shirt

Bella + Canvas 100% combed and ringspun cotton

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Lightweight Gorgon Hoodie

Bella + Canvas tri blend with front zipper and kangaroo pocket

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Gorgon Crop Pullover

Bella + Canvas 52% combed and ringspun cotton with 48% polyester fleece

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Gorgon Crop Pullover

Bella + Canvas 52% combed and ringspun cotton with 48% polyester fleece

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Crew Neck Animals T-shirt

Gildan 100% ringspun cotton with taped neck and shoulders


Firestorm Shirts

About the Gorgon

Medusa is a feminine icon recognized for her appearance in a multitude of classic and contemporary works. One of three gorgon sisters, she originates as a Pre-Hellenic goddess whose image granted protection and healing. The patriarchal Greeks recast Medusa as a hideous monster, canonizing the story of her death at the hands of the hero Perseus. However, she returned to the popular imagination as an “abject hero,” first in the aftermath of the French Revolution as a symbol of revolutionary transformation and later in the 1970s as a symbol of women's liberation.

Our collective considered commissioning a mural depicting a gorgon reading when we were planning our move to West Asheville. Although it never came together, we've continued to toy with the imagery, delighted by the subject-object role reversal and the question, "what would Medusa read?"