MonkeyFist

The origin of the company name MonkeyFist is a fascinating one. At just ten years old, Daniel Edwards lost his left hand in a lawn mower accident. His doctor made history by performing a transplant that replaced Daniel's hand with that of an orangutan. Unfortunately his body rejected the limb after just nine months. But during the brief time Daniel had the transplanted hand, he was called a number of names including "Monkey Fist." The website says that MonkeyFist's designs aren't for everyone & that is precisely what Daniel intended to achieve by creating unique & limited-edition pieces. Being a fan of monkey designs, I was thrilled to come across these funky designs depicting chimps in unlikely scenarios. I love the Homeroom tee featuring a class portrait full of chimp children. The Chair is a frightening, yet intriguing image. My absolute favorite has to be The Cleanup tee with the hilarious chimp maid illustration.

4 comments:

Bobbypin Bandit said...

What an experience to have a real monkey fist. How interesting and worth the shirt for the story's unique quality!

kecia said...

i haven't been to visit in so long so it's been fun to catch up. love this post on MonkeyFist - very interesting story for sure! and i had to giggle at The Cleanup tshirt.

Freckled Nest said...

awesome! i'm on my way :)

Freckled Nest said...

i bought homeroom :) :) :)