By Illusions by Design
Illusions by Design is no longer making these T-shirts. As you'll see
below, we only have a few left in stock...
High quality, thick 100% cotton T-shirts.
T-shirts on this page are available in black only (design is on the front of the
See our "Whistle Shop" T-shirts here.
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This T-shirt design symbolizes the union of two cultures, the old pagan Celtic
tradition and the new Christian religion that swept across the ancient world.
The marriage of its old Celtic circle with the Christian cross and its intricate
Celtic knotwork patterning is emblematic of this union.
Behind the cross, in a hazy blue glow, more Celtic tracery blends with a ghostly
text taken from the Lindisfarne Gospels. Just visible between the lines of the
principal Latin script (written circa 698 A.D.) can be seen the first extant
English translation of the gospels (added to the page some 250 years later)
which is representative of the constant change that the tides of history have
left upon an ancient heritage.
Merlin at Stonehenge
- #0-506 - Sorry, no longer available
Legend has it that before man arrived on the shores of the islands known today
as "Britain," there dwelt a race of giants who built the huge stone circles,
dolmens and trilithons that litter the landscape. King of the Giants was Albion,
whose greatest work was an immense stone circle, the "Giants' Dance," which he
built upon mount Killaraus in Ireland.
Centuries later, it is said that it was moved in a
single night to Salisbury plain by Merlin, at the
behest of King Uther Pendragon, to mark the site of
the betrayal and slaughter of his kinsmen.
Today this site is known as Stonehenge.
King Uther also called upon Merlin to
use his magic to transform him into the
likeness of Gorlois, the Lord of Tintagel, in order
that he might possess Gorlois’ coveted bride,
Igraine. The deception was successful and Merlin hid
the child of Uther and
Igraine in the household of Sir Hector, where the boy
was raised as a humble squire.
Cobalt Dragon on Fine-line Celtic Cross
- #0-114 - Sorry, no longer available
The merging of the cobalt blues along with the very
fine line work of the Celtic
cross rendered using a highly reflective flecked gold
is incredible. In the sun the cross
sparkles with all the colors of the rainbow. This cross
would have been made from Gold, Silver or
Bronze. A must have!!
Green Dragon On A Celtic Circle
- #0-101 - Sorry, no longer available
This has been Illusions By Designs
best selling T-shirt over the last 4 years (6 years in
Europe). It was created by hand using a pointillist
style combining different greens, blues and grays.
The ring is a Celtic "ring of the year" showing a
continuous cycle of birth growth and death back
Giant Triskal -
#0-317- Sorry, no longer available
Shirts are currently available only in
certain sizes. These shirts are no longer available from the manufacturer, so
once they're gone, they're gone for good...
Black, Any design, any size - $19.90 each