You can now wear your team colours with pride, thanks to Cup Match T-shirts produced by two young Bermudians.

Whether you are for St.George’s or Somerset, now’s your chance to show everyone who you are ­rooting for. 

Stephan Johnstone has teamed up with his cousin Mario Johnston to design limited-edition Cup Match T-shirts.

The duo first teamed up in 2005, as reported in the Bermuda Sun, and now they are back ‘bigger and better’ than before.

It’s taken eight months of hard work, but Mr. Johnstone wasn’t going to miss the chance to do it again ­after he was made an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Mr. Johnstone runs his own creative company called SJD World, which is based in Bermuda and Toronto. The business specializes in website design, corporate identity and print advertising. Its motto is to “take over the world one pixel at a time.”

He studied for a diploma in graphic design in the Canadian city and is also a well-known poet.

Mr. Johnstone was approached by Craig Cannonier of Esso back in 2005 on the last day of Cup Match. 

Mr. Johnstone said: “Mr. Cannonier offered to sponsor this project if I decided to do it again.

“This year I just decided to take him up on his offer…so last December I created a proposal and presented him my 2009 idea.

“He thought the idea was great and here we are today.” 

The colourful T-shirts are illustrated by Mario Johnston and feature an illustrated guy with a cricket bat – in either blue or red. They are limited edition as only 500 have been printed.

The T-shirts are on sale exclusively at Esso City Tiger Market and Esso Collector’s Hill.

They are suitable for men, women and children in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL. They cost $20 and each shirt is packaged in reusable ziplock bag.

Mr. Cannonier said they sold Cup Match T-shirts every year, but this was the first year they had partnered with Mr. Johnstone.

He said: “We are supporting a young Bermudian who is making his way in life.

“Everyone buys T-shirts for Cup Match, they want to be seen in their colours. team.” 

For more information on Stephan Johnstone’s work visit www.sjdworld.com

Bermuda Sun