January 13th, 2012
A nerdy kawaii panda shirt that champions learning. The slogan plays upon the saying “Knowledge is power.”
I was inspired to create cute and nerdy shirts after hearing about dumb shirts targeted at ladies. These sexist shirts broadcast ridiculous phrases such as “I’m too pretty to do homework” and “Allergic to Algebra.” While we have some silly shirts here at Kawaii Shirt Shop, we definitely do not celebrate stupid. “Knowledge is Panda” means that you can be cute and smart at the same time. Brainy is kawaii!
I leave it open to interpretation what the panda is reading. Could be a biology or ecology book, a bamboo cookbook, or a business book about how to grow and sell bamboo.
Like science? We also have a nerdy Kawaii Chemistry design. More nerdy kawaii designs are coming soon, so stay tuned!
Our Knowledge is Panda T-shirts and hoodies are available at our online store.
January 11th, 2012
A kawaii panda shirt: Rogue Panda on Rampage! This design was inspired by an incident in Flagstaff, Arizona a few months ago, when a roadside electronic sign was hacked. Instead of a traffic message telling drivers not to turn left at an upcoming intersection, the sign was changed to read, “Rogue Panda on Rampage.” The Flagstaff Police Department’s statement was hilarious: “We want to assure all citizens of Flagstaff that there is no problem with rogue pandas.”
For this shirt, I wanted to draw a panda that was trying – unsuccessfully – to look threatening. I think that even on a rampage, a panda would look cute!
You may have noticed that along with the T-shirts and hoodies, we also sell “Panda Jerseys.” What’s a Panda Jersey, you might ask? It’s very similar to a baseball jersey, but unlike an ordinary jersey, the Panda Jersey has a panda tail printed on the back. With its panda tail and black raglan sleeves, the Panda Jersey will transform you into a panda*! See the pics below (click to zoom in).
Note that our Rogue Panda T-shirts and hoodies don’t have the panda tail that the jerseys do. They’re still super kawaii though! The Rogue Panda on Rampage shirts are available at our online store.
* Disclaimer: not a real panda.
November 22nd, 2011
A kawaii panda T-shirt that proclaims a little known fact about the lovable animals. Did you know that pandas can poop up to 40 times a day? That works out to once every 36 minutes! This is a result of the panda’s massive diet. Since pandas extract little nutrition from bamboo, they have to eat loads of it – 20 to 30 pounds – and keep their digestive tracts full.
Fortunately, all this panda poo is valuable. Scientists can extract unique DNA profiles from panda poop. Hence they can estimate how many individual pandas reside in an area, how far they roam, their sex, and their general health. According to panda researcher Prof. Michael Bruford of Cardiff University, “We can start to reconstruct the lifestyles of these animals without ever having to see them.” Amazing!
Panda poop is also used to fertilize green tea that retails for $35,000 per pound. According to the manufacturer, panda poop contains many nutrients that were undigested by the panda. The manufacturer claims the nutrients end up in the tea.
Do you like this cute panda illustration, but would prefer a different slogan? You can build a personalized version of this shirt.
The Pandas Can Poop shirt can be purchased at our online store.