Absolute Bristol Legends

Absolute Bristol Legends Tea Towel

£10.00 - Coming soon

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The Bristol Legends Tea Towel is a collaboration between the team behind international cultural free-sheet Crack Magazine, popular Bristol-based illustrator, T-Shirt designer and owner of the much acclaimed Turbo Island Tees platform Christopher Wright and local homeless charity Caring in Bristol.

The unique project emerged from a desire to take social responsibility seriously, as well as a shared philanthropic desire to help Bristol’s surging homeless problem at Christmas.Initially based on a pub conversation centred on prominent characters who make Bristol the vibrant place it is, an initial shortlist of “legends” – young, old, famous and local – was created with no reason other than entertainment. After the team behind Crack Magazine suggested a selection of drawings of these characters would suit Chris’ distinctive illustrative style, the idea of presenting these legends on to a tea towel was born.

34 “Absolute Bristol Legends” later and Chris’ illustrations now find themselves on over 1,000 tea towels that will be available to buy online and from a selection of 30 Bristol outlets from December 1st. Priced at £10, all profits from the sale of the tea towels will go to local homeless charity, Caring in Bristol. A perfect Christmas gift and an opportunity for Bristolians to celebrate their heritage in a fun and playful style, all whilst raising money for an innovative charity dealing with one of the most prominent issues Bristol faces as a city. The Bristol Legends Tea Towel is estimated to raise as much as £7,000 for Caring in Bristol, which will go towards their work helping homeless people in Bristol 365 days a year. If successful, an option of a re-print is a distinct possibility.


1. DJ Derek - DJ
2. Jeff Knight - Big Issue Seller
3. Carol Vorderman - TV Personality and Mathematician
4. Danny Wainwright - Pro Skateboarder
5. Cary Grant - Actor
6. Wallace & Gromit - Cartoon Characters
7. Martin Parr - Photographer
8. Dorothy Brown - Building Preservationist
9. The Wurzels - Band
10. Roni Size - DJ/Producer
11. Blackbeard - Pirate
12. Tony Robinson - Actor
13. Beryl Cook - Artist
14. Sue Walker - Activist/Flapjack Seller
15. Tony Benn - Politician
16. Tricky - Musician
17. Maisie Williams - Actress
18. Brian Steele - Carpet Salesman/Businessman
19. Jenny Jones - Olympic Snowboarder
20. Nipper - HMV Dog
21. WG Grace - Cricketer
22. Isambard Kingdom Brunel - Engineer
23. Portishead - Band
24. Alex Lovell - Newsreader
25. David Prouse - Actor
26. Banksy - Artist
27. JK Rowling - Author
28. Judd Trump - Professional Snooker Player
29. Big Jeff - Music Fan
30. Massive Attack - Band
31. Mary Carpenter - Social Reformer
32. Dutty Ken - Landlord
33. Jane Couch - Boxer
34. Stephen Merchant - Actor/Comedian