Learn to Kayak Because Zombies Can’t Swim

Zombies can't swim

Learn to Kayak Because Zombies Can’t Swim is a t-shirt design that I’ve been working on inspired by the Paddling Instructor website. David got a picture of a sweet billboard about boating with the same premise and came up with the idea “Zombies can’t swim – Buy a Kayak.” I liked the idea, but changed it to “Learn to Kayak Because Zombies Can’t Swim.” I found an artist to draw up a zombie vs. kayaker scene. I found a printer in Grand Marais, MN to make the tshirts.

T-shirt Pre-order

Now I’m offering up a pre-order for the t-shirts. They run $16.99. This print run will come on black with white ink. The zombie scene will be on the t-shirt’s back and a logo for my kayak guiding company will be on the front left. Shipping is via the U.S. Postal Service Priority Mall and will cost $6 to U.S. addresses. If you live outside the U.S. contact me for the shipping price before you order.

The pre-order runs from today to June 17, 2012. After the pre-order is over, I’m not sure if I’ll offer this again. I’ll turn in everyone’s order on June 18th to the printer, and they should be printed and shipped by mid-July. I’m doing all the shipping myself.

Here’s the final drawing and design for the shirt’s back. Note: it’s cleaner looking in real life, there are jpeg compression artifacts in this websized version.

zombie vs. kayaker

Here’s the logo on the front, but it will be all one color.


Pay Here

Learn to Kayak Because Zombies Can’t Swim T-shirt Pre-order
Color: Black with white ink
Price: $16.99 (2XL $21.99)
Shipping: $6.50 (USPS Priority Mail)
Note: Minnesota addresses must pay tax.
Offer Ends: Offer Over


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  1. Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    What are the shirts being made from? I might’ve missed it somewhere above.

  2. Tamara Varney
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    love your shirts — sorry I missed the deadline while I was away — hope you do another run

  3. Mark Danna
    Posted July 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Bryan…Congratulations! Your Zombi t-shirt carton was posted by a friend today on Facebook! (I added a link to his post so friends could order a t-shirt.)

  4. Tom
    Posted July 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Do you have any zombi shirts left?

    • Posted July 11, 2012 at 6:20 am | Permalink

      I ordered a few extra, but I need to finish packing all the preorders before I release the others. I hope to finish sending orders this week. Then I’ll know.

  5. Stewart
    Posted July 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to get ours!!!

  6. Todd
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Will you do another shirt run? This would be nice for Xmas gifts.

  7. lea
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    I would love to get a couple of these for christmas, any thoughts of doing another run?

  8. Posted November 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Dark t-shirts and less expensive options are now at cafepress: http://www.cafepress.com/northshoreexpeditions