Firestorm Shirts

Firestorm Shirts

In the Fall of 2019, we printing 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 will be printed by Lightning Bolt Ink a queer-owned screen printing shop in Downtown Asheville.

Preorders have ended! But you can still buy one of our new shirts in-store or online.

Yet it is less the horror than the grace
Which turns the gazer's spirit into stone
Percy Shelley, On The Medusa of Leonardo da Vinci

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


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Crew Neck T-shirt (Black)

Gildan 100% preshrunk ringspun cotton

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Femme Cut T-shirt (Black Heather)

Bella + Canvas 100% combed and ringspun cotton

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Femme Cut T-shirt (Purple Heather)

Bella + Canvas 100% combed and ringspun cotton

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Hoodie (Black)

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

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Crop Pullover (Rose)

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

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Crop Pullover (Black)

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


About the Design

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?"