Originally a kids’ only design, but more than happy to have this available to the big kids too! :)
It’s the real Bus route 36 that stops at my home town here in the UK.
WHY THE CRAZY HAPPY BUS? It was around May 2012, and my original idea was to do an Olympics based tee design. Unfortunately, LOCOG weren’t allowing any unlicensed Olympics-themed merchandise in any shape or form during the games! So I chose something I thought would appeal to anyone visiting or living in London.
A little frustrated by the strict LOCOG rules, I hit the sketchbook and out came an extremely happy red bus, reminding me of Spongebob (never a bad thing)! OUT OF BAD COMES GOOD! (and vice versa yes)
Here’s a photo of where it first launched: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4362924...
The nice twist to this story is that I saw many retailers finding Olympics merchandise hard to shift after the games. So I did well in choosing something iconic instead! :3