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More than 400 monsters, obnoxious creatures, and other bad boys enliven this celebration of the paisley-rich bandanas of yesteryear.
More than 400 monsters, obnoxious creatures, and other bad boys enliven this celebration of the paisley-rich bandanas of yesteryear.
More than 400 monsters, obnoxious creatures, and other bad boys enliven this celebration of the paisley-rich bandanas of yesteryear.
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I love traditional bandanas. For a long time, I have wanted to design one with a little extra pizzazz. In this case, peppered with the added menace of angry paisleys, monsters, pests, a plethora of bats...the world’s first BADbandana.

Don with prototype. Approximate color.
Don with prototype. Approximate color.

I’m going to reproduce this drawing as a 21-inch square bandana. White creatures on traditional deep blue background. These bandanas will be 100 percent cotton printed right here in the good-old USA. (Dyed, not that stiff, obnoxious silkscreening we all hate.)

What do you get? A total of more than 400 obnoxious creatures. All combined into a serenely symmetrical composition that is an homage to the paisley-enriched bandanas of yesteryear.


Bandanas have so many uses in fashion, personal hygiene, and piracy. No one is going to want just one. So I’m offering reward levels of BADbandanas in packs of three.

BADbandanas make superb gifts. So even if you aren’t a big fan of bandanas, you may want to get a bunch to share with your friends, family, and favorite cowboys.

Do you need a reminder of how you can use your BADbandanas? 

WHAT ABOUT MORE CALAMITYWARE PLATES?

Yes, more Calamityware plate designs are coming in 2015. I’ll keep doing them until you’re sick of them...or I am. I hope calamitous bread plates, bowls, and mugs can get into the mix too. Watch for email updates or like the Calamityware Facebook page for fresh news. Meanwhile, if you have gaps in your Calamityware plate collection or need gifts, visit Calamityware.com.

Isn’t it obvious that BADbandanas will make excellent napkins for use with your Calamityware plates?

Risks and challenges

The basic techniques of making bandanas are centuries old. But even this simple and mature technology can probably still go wrong in surprising ways. I’ve learned from my previous Kickstarter projects that fiascoes lurk everywhere.

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I can’t promise you that this project will unfold smoothly. It might. But based on recent experience, I doubt that. I’ll do all I can to anticipate problems and vanquish threats. For example, I’m now aligned with a new shipping team (Fulfillrite) for this project in hopes that your rewards will be sent in a much more timely and transparent manner. So far, they have been wonderful to work with.

Whatever happens, I promise to get my sponsors whimsical bandanas as soon as possible after the project closes. Your BADbandanas will reach you in good condition and be ready to enjoy—a distinctive blend of beauty, utility, and humor.

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    No reward. Perfect for people who want to support this project but don't have room in their life for a whimsical bandana. You can set your contribution at whatever level you choose.

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    Set of three BADbandanas. Cotton fabric with stitched edges. More than 400 bad boys in white on deep blue background. Free shipping in US.

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    Two sets of three BADbandanas (6 BADbandanas). Cotton fabric with stitched edges. More than 400 bad boys in white on deep blue background. Free shipping in US.

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    Six sets of three BADbandanas (18 BADbandanas). Cotton fabric with stitched edges. More than 400 bad boys in white on deep blue background. Free shipping in US.

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    Ten sets of three BADbandanas (30 BADbandanas). Cotton fabric with stitched edges. More than 400 bad boys in white on deep blue background. Free shipping in US.

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    Original drawing. In addition to the ten sets of BADbandanas described in the previous pledge, you’ll receive a signed and framed original drawing of one of the creatures auditioned for the final design. Approximately 5"x7" on 100% cotton, acid-free paper.

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