T-Shirt Alert: Heroic Elements

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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a love affair with the Periodic Table of Elements. And, thanks to books like Theo Gray’s The Elements, I’ve managed to effortlessly imbue this love in my two daughters. So when we stumble across a shirt like Heroic Elements, available now from shirt woot!, it’s a guaranteed sale.

The Heroic Elements T-Shirt, perfect gear for back-to-school. Image: shirt.woot.
The Heroic Elements T-Shirt, perfect gear for back-to-school. Image: shirt.woot.

The design by artist Chad Albers (calbers76 on woot!) is laid out in a classic Periodic Table format featuring stylized icons of heroes and villains from both major comic book pantheons (Marvel on the left, DC on the right)—complete with two-letter abbreviation—taking the place of the elements.

Albers goes deep into the different universes, showcasing 93 different heroes (and a few villains), some of which will keep all but the most hardcore comic book fan guessing. As a nice touch, the icons at 12, 13, and 14 (Antman, Wasp, and Atom, respectively) are smaller than the others because they’re tiny heroes. It’s a really well thought-out, super-fun design.

You can see larger versions of the individual elements on his Instagram feed. Here’s a sample:

A photo posted by Chad Albers (@theblurobot) on Jul 20, 2016 at 8:57pm PDT

Icons for Falcon and Winter Soldier as seen on the Heroic Elements T-Shirt.

Heroic Elements has been on the shirt woot! Top 20 & More for 10 weeks (as of this writing), but there’s no telling when it could be reckoned off the list so get your Heroic Elements t-shirt soon!

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