The 3 winning designs: (L-R) Tunku, Tanahairku, and Multiplayer.
What is #teesomethingnice?
The above designs has been created by 3 local designers for the #teesomethingnice initiative. The project came about from the #SaySomethingNice campaign. The nationwide campaign encourages truce and wishes to showcase the best side of our nation during the 17-day period between Hari Merdeka and Hari Malaysia.
As part of the campaign, Hasnul Hadi Samsudin (Malaysian animator for the Academy Award-winning movie Life of Pi) and Shamsul Jafni Shafie (co-founder of WatchTower & Friends) started the #teesomethingnice initiative. The idea behind the project is to crowd-source awesome and cool designs from local designers based on the theme 'being Malaysians and Malaysia'. The t-shirt designs will then be printed, where Malaysians can then wear the t-shirts not only during the #SaySomethingNice campaign period, but all year round.
Why are the t-shirts unique?
#teesomethingnice is about using aspects of Malaysia and the Malaysian way of life, interpreting them into designs that Malaysians or for that matter, anyone who loves Malaysia would love to wear. Be it on a lazy Sunday or on your way to have that roti canai at your favourite hangout or any other day - you just cannot go wrong wearing and carrying the messages implied in the t-shirts.
Based on those criteria, the #teesomethingnice team received 43 t-shirt designs from many local designers. The designs were presented and judged by a panel of 3 judges, namely, writer and activist, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, Media Prima's CEO of Television Networks, Ahmad Izham Omar, and tv personality and head of Kakiseni, Low Ngai Yuen.
The panel of judges: (L-R) Ahmad Izham Omar, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, and Low Ngai Yuen.
After a deliberation session at Solaris Mont Kiara, the panel of judges selected 3 designs (as shown earlier on) for the project. The selected designs are the brainchild of Tintoy Chua, Faros Amzas, and Arif Rafhan respectively. Each designs carry with it a specific and personal message that the designers wish to convey to fellow Malaysians.
The winning designs up-close: (L-R) Tunku, Tanahairku, and Multiplayer.
The three designers: (L-R) Tintoy Chua, Faros Amzas, and Arif Rafhan.
The #teesomethingnice initiative is teaming up with t-shirt specialist, SaltyCustoms. The t-shirts will be printed on Gildan T-Shirt and printed by SaltyCustoms. Various sizes are available for both male and female cut.
Apart from the t-shirts, #teesomethingnice will also be offering other types of merchandise like oval stickers and posters, which will correspond to the t-shirt designs. On top of that, the team is also working on one-of-a-kind plaque to celebrate the project. The plaque will not be reproduced again. It will be great for corporate offices, but will suit home setting just as fine.
How can you be involved?
This is where you come in. The #teesomethingnice initiative is a crowd-sourcing project i.e. the funds are collected from the public. The project's team has set up a page with pitchIN in order to get help from as many people as possible for the #teesomethingnice t-shirts to be printed. The concept is simple:
- Visit the pitchIN website and select on the #teesomethingnice initiative. Or click here.
- Select your sponsor pledge, which ranges from $2 up to $2500. Each pledge promises different combination of merchandises.
- Proceed to pay. You can pay either via your PayPal account or with your debit/credit card.
- Voila! You've land yourselves awesome and cool merchandises.
Get involved with #teesomethingnice. Pitch in and pledge for the project!
zubedy invites all interested parties to pledge for the #teesomethingnice. Both group/organisational or individual sponsors are welcomed.
To join us in this #teesomethingnice initiative or know more on the #SaySomethingNice campaign, please do not hesitate to contact Hidayah Mazlan. She is contactable at 03 7727 0758 / 019 233 0758 or you may email her at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org