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Quark Tees is a new line of tees inspired by all things geeky, quirky and punny!
Quark Tees is a new line of tees inspired by all things geeky, quirky and punny!
229 backers pledged $11,980 to help bring this project to life.

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** I am thrilled, excited, and a little emotionally overwhelmed with joy that this project not only will be funded, but has more than doubled my original goal. THANK YOU everyone for your support. Seriously, thank you. **

Indulge your inner geek with Quark Tees.

My name is Hadria Beth Hermele, and I am the owner and designer of Quark Tees. Along with a B.A. in Fine Art and a passion for illustration, I have special love/obsession for all things geek. I've always found science to be extremely inspirational in my work. Naturally these two interests were bound to collide, and Quark Tees was born. 

You may already be familiar with one of my designs "Hugs are for Planets Only":

 "Hugs are for Planets Only" was featured on I Fucking Love Science, made the rounds on Reddit, and most recently was used as the image for an April Fools article on the science website From Quarks to Quasars announcing Pluto's return to planetary status (sorry so many were disappointed it was just a prank).

So through all of this, I keep getting asked the same question: "Where can I get that on a shirt?"

AS OF 5/13/14

 Our inaugural line of tees will now feature EIGHT (!!) designs on adult tees, and THREE designs for the kids! All designs will be printed on 100% combed ring-spun cotton jersey. These tees are super soft and pre-shrunk with a great fit. Both unisex AND women's styles will be available in sizes Small - 2XL. Kids tees will be available in sizes 2 - 5/6.

Hugs are for Planets Only (Available in Adult and Kids sizes)
Hugs are for Planets Only (Available in Adult and Kids sizes)
Hipster Ice Cube (Adult & Kids sizes)
Hipster Ice Cube (Adult & Kids sizes)
Canned (Adult sizes only)
Canned (Adult sizes only)
Tomatoes Go Both Ways (Adult sizes only)
Tomatoes Go Both Ways (Adult sizes only)
I'm Your Venus (Adult sizes only)
I'm Your Venus (Adult sizes only)
Cupcake Couture (Adult Womens and Kids sizes)
Cupcake Couture (Adult Womens and Kids sizes)
Apple Pi (Adult sizes only)
Apple Pi (Adult sizes only)
Nom (Adult sizes only)
Nom (Adult sizes only)

WE HIT EVERY STRETCH GOAL!!! Thanks to your support not only will these designs be available on tees but also on zip hoodies, messenger bags, v-neck tees, women's tank tops, and men's sleeveless tees!

Messenger bags are 100% cotton canvas, 16 X 11.5 X 4.75 with side pockets, and both interior & exterior zippered pockets.

Zip hoodies feature full design on back, and small embellishment on front. Hoodies will be available in sizes S-3XL and in all designs!

Men's & Women's V-neck tees
Men's & Women's V-neck tees
Women's tank
Women's tank

Our pledge levels have something for everyone and every level of contribution. There will be lots of tees, of course, but also tote bags, prints of each design, and Hugs are for Planets Only vinyl stickers! 

Pledge $1 or more
Everyone who donates will receive a set of high resolution desktop wallpapers as well as a huge THANK YOU *insert your name/alias here* on our website for the rest of time (or the end of the internet, whichever comes first)

$5 Pledge
Receive the above plus a 3"X 3" Hugs are for Planets Only vinyl sticker.

$10 Pledge
Receive a signed 8X10 print of your choice from this collection with a personalized thank you note on the back!

$25 Pledge- The Groupie Level!
Receive all of the following: A shirt of your choice (adult or kids), tote bag of your choice, and the Hugs are for Planets Only vinyl sticker!

Groupie Level
Groupie Level

$50 Pledge - Double Down!
Receive TWO tees (adult, kids, or combination), two totes of your choice, and two stickers so you can keep one set for yourself and give another to a friend (or just keep them all for yourself).

Double Down Level
Double Down Level

$80 Pledge - The Collector!
Receive all four adult tees from this collection (one each), the circle sticker, and a tote bag of your choice to carry it all around in.
**Update 4/25/14- You can substitute out any shirt(s) from this collection for "I'm Your Venus", ladies "Cupcake Couture" or any new designs added throughout this campaign!**

The Collector Level
The Collector Level

$100 - THE BIGGEST FAN. Receive one each of every adult and kids tee from this collection PLUS for the next year you will automatically receive any new tees we print (minimum 2)! **This includes any new designs added throughout this campaign if stretch goals are met**

THE BIGGEST FAN Level
THE BIGGEST FAN Level

**And as a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to the very first 100 backers- 10 of you lucky backers will receive one free shirt via a random drawing at the end of this campaign!**

Risks and challenges

I've tried to be realistic with the timeframes given, but as with any start-up there could be delays in production and fulfillment. I will be keeping backers diligently posted should any delays arise and will be working hard to ensure your rewards arrive as fast as possible.

Please also note that since all images here are mockups, final products may vary from what is shown. I have done my best to depict these items as accurately as possible!

BIG THANKS for your interest and support!

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    Every little bit helps! Anyone who pledges ANYTHING will get access to a set of high resolution wallpapers for your desktop as well as a public THANK YOU *insert your name/alias here* on our website, that will be there until the end of the internet (or time, whichever comes first).

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    All of the above plus a “Hugs are for Planets Only” 3”X3” vinyl circle sticker.

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    One 8X10 print of a design of your choice from this collection. You will also receive a personalized thank you note on the back, and I will sign the print. (International friends, please add $2.)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL #1 - Early bird gets the tee! You will receive one adult or kids tee of your choice from this collection at entry level price! (International friends, please add $2)

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    The Groupie! You will receive one adult or kids tee of your choice from this collection, one tote bag of your choice and one “Hugs are For Planets Only” vinyl circle sticker! (International friends, please add $5)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL #2 - One shirt not enough for you, early bird? Choose TWO adult or kids tees of your choice from this collection at entry level price! (International friends, please add $5).

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    Just a hoodie! Not a fan of tees? No problem. This level is for you. Choose one hoodie of a design from this collection (S-3XL). (International friends, please add $5)

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    The Messenger. This bag is awesome. 100% cotton canvas. Features both exterior and interior zippered pocket and side pockets. 16W X 11.5H X 4.74D this bag will fit your laptop, notebooks, plans for taking over the world, and much more. Your choice of any design from this collection! (International friends, please add $10)

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    Hoodie + Tee combo! Hoodie of your choice + tee of your choice! Oh yes, and the vinyl sticker! (International friends, please add $10)

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    Double down! Receive TWO adult or kids tees of your choice from this collection, TWO canvas tote bags of your choice, and yes TWO “Hugs are For Planets Only” circle stickers! (International friends, please add $10)

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    The Collector! Receive all FOUR adult shirts from this collection (one of each), the circle sticker and a tote bag to carry it all around. (International friends, please add $15.)

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    The Biggest Fan! Receive a total of SIX shirts from this collection - all four adult shirts (one of each) and both kids tees (one of each)! Also, throughout the next year, any new shirt design we print will be automatically sent to you! (min. 2 shirts throughout the year!)

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    Get all four adult tees from this collection, a canvas tote, a signed print, PLUS a one-of-a-kind sketch drawn by me of whatever you want! (International friends, please add $15.)

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    USA only- You will receive an original hand painted version of one of my designs of your choice from this collection painted by me on quality museum grade canvas (size no larger than 16X20”) ready to hang in your home! You will also receive all 4 adult tees from this collection, a canvas tote, and yes.. the circle sticker!

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