I've been doing a project at college about how people are fascinated of looking at pictures of other people on the internet. Kind of how some are internet "famous" and questioning how and why that is. I've focused on lots of different bloggers, with the idea in mind that blogging is like 5 minuets of fame, if you say or post the wrong or right thing at the right time you can instantly be catapulted to to internet stardom within a matter of seconds.

Over the past year of blogging I've noticed that being thrown into the lime light can either be one of the best things that will probably ever happen to you or a long, grueling bombardment of hate which will eventually make you think twice before switching the computer on. Just the other day I watched a girl on Tumblr gain over 10,000 followers in just 10 minuets because she posted a picture of a girl that she said was her bestfriend and under the picture it said that she had committed suicide the day before because of internet bullying. She said that tumblr should be ashamed of bullying this girl, when the girl who posted the picture in the first place had things written on her profile like "Delete ur life" and "Fxcking Die". In the end it turned out the girl was just posting a picture of herself, trying to get attention, but in those short 10 minuets she got around 500 messages of hate and spam and the girl ended up deleting her tumblr by the end of the night. Another example I would have to say is Jessi Slaughter, and I think we all know why. Some good examples on the other hand are people such as Shelley Mulshine (http://www.loststhlm.se/shelley/) Andy T (http://www.stylescrapbook.com/) and the blogger from fashiontoast who's name I think is Rumi Lenora? (http://www.fashiontoast.com/) Who actually get money from blogging because they are so successful.

I suppose that you could count the above bloggers as famous, however at the same time they are just people who pretty much write their diary online behind their computer screen, and despite the fact you know who they are, you're friends probably wouldn't have a clue, I know my friends don't, they would rather have a life, I really don't understand them...

My first tshirt print was of Nadia Esra, to create it I first printed out a photo of her from her blog and drew it in my sketchbook. I then photocopied my drawing and used it to create a mono print which I think also photocopied on to Acetate and finally transferred it onto a photo screen for printing in the textile room!

I did ask Nadia before I used her photos! I'm going to email her now, or maybe tomorrow morning because its my bedtime now, and show her the tshirts, I hope she likes them! There are more to come, they just haven't dried yet!

Thanks for reading!


  1. that shirt is genius. the fact that it's three faces is really appealing for some reason. very talented.


  2. your project is really nice, i agreed with you about the way people get famous right place/second,etc.

    "COLLEGE PROJECT - TSHIRT PRINTING" defo a tittle i will always pay attetion.

    hugs & kicks

  3. your shorts <3 I think I'm in love.

  4. It's awesome I love ur style:) !!

  5. Yea, there are many people like that out there >.> you may have many follower but how many of there actually care about your words >.> Thanks for sharing :D :D :D
    And your Tee is really creative! I really like it >"< I wish I could copy paste :D :D :D

  6. Wow. That t-shirt looks amazing x

  7. Great!
    Love your blog!

    <3 Maja

  8. god, your t-shirt is amazing! I love it!
    And your shorts are awesome too :D

  9. wow thats really lovely, would definitely wear a top like that :D xx

  10. that was an interesting read...i can't believe one could do that to get stardom in net..i mean thats sick....though i get what you mean....
    well....i like the work of the shirt...great...
    all the best for the project...

  11. would you be selling them if Nadia let you as i also follow her and she is an incredible inspiration to me :)

    could you get back to me?
    or i have your facebook and your formspring if that was easier to get in contact via... :)

    if it also helps i live in the u.k and would love to perchase one :)

    thankkkkssss Kayla :)
    laaaav yaaa :)

  12. Kayla this project is genius! It's so true and relevant to lots of peoples lives, especially as the modern world means we're always on the internet looking at others for inspiration.
    Also you obviously know a lot about it and have a lot of experience.
    I love the t-shirt, the design and your art is amazing!

  13. I saw the photos on nadias blog(: What you do is really awsome! and very creatif. Really awsome!

  14. Your T-shirt is amazing! And I love it.

    xoxo Maragana.

    >> http://maragana.blogspot.com/

  15. wow thats really lovely, would definitely wear a top like that :D xx

    Funny Shirts

  16. Looks good on you. Very lovely.

  17. Now, that is pure art. That can even be used as a promotional T-shirt. Just saying :)