Tortoise Brain customizes bicycle, ski, skateboard and other helmets of any variety. Send us your existing helmet and we will send it back enhanced and unique.
Alternatively, you can buy a new helmet and have it sent to us for customization. All custom orders include customer collaboration with the artist on colors and design themes. Bold or subtle, we will create a helmet that is fun for you.
Existing white helmet enhanced for fun.
Pan Cancer Fundraising Ride Special
This helmet was designed for a specific pan cancer ride. Contact Tortoise Brain to customize a helmet for a fundraising or celebration ride. Existing or new helmets can work. Imagine a team theme for custom helmets and have fun while doing good.
Mountain Biker Unique
This helmet was a new commission for a mountain biking master in Aspen, Colorado. It got a head-turn from Lance Armstrong out on the trail. "Sweet helmet!" the interesting character Lance told the rider. True story!
Apparel: Sneakers, Jeans and Beyond
SNEAKERS: Using Van's custom website, Tortoise Brain designs unique motifs that fit perfectly on the sneaker upper. Designs can be created for the Classic Slip-on and the Classic Lace-up sneakers. Designs are drawn and colored to coordinate with Van's custom colors for the other parts of the sneaker. Create a new sneaker for a special purpose or an all-around cool design for everyday wear.
TATTOO YOUR JEANS: Send us your favorite comfy jeans or brand new ones and we will create one or more jean tattoos to liven up your bottoms. Tatts are drawn with fabric pen and enhanced with fabric paint that get ironed on for fastness even after laundering. Light color jeans work best, including light blue jeans.
Custom for a 9-year old skater dude
Custom for a millenial hipster type
Jean Tattoos - Organic
Curvy, swirly designs.
Geometric designs are also available for a more sleek look.
Wall Art and Objects
2D: Hand-drawn pattern art in black and white or black, white and grayscale, or filled with color in many sizes available. Custom order wall art for a specific spot in your home or office.
3D: Pattern art is added to existing objects and furniture to upscale and renew your home or office. Think about that old chair you don't like anymore - could a new design give it longer life? How about those old white bowls that are too boring for company? Porcelaine paint markers and other media allow us to create lasting and dishwasher-safe designs to add amusement and art to dishware and other everyday objects.
Hand-drawn 5 x 7 Black white and grayscale
Designs like this can be framed and hung or used as the basis for printed note cards or other print products. We can create a custom plan for bold, geometric art, or organic, curvy styles, serious or whimsical.
Pen and Ink and Watercolor, 6" x 4"
Designs in many shapes and sizes can create interest and joy for your walls and display shelves.
Ever try to find a reasonably priced AND artistic lampshade? It's not easy. Commission us to add design to an existing or new lampshade to create a new conversation piece for your home.
Upscaled TV Table from the 70's
We know those TV tables are super handy, but my, are they ugly. Get new designs on existing furniture to liven up your space. Commissions accepted for many different pieces of old or new furniture. Design discussions are always part of our process.
Ceramic Coffee Mug
Every piece is uniquely hand-drawn and kiln-fired for long-lasting and dishwasher-safe design. Many sizes and shapes of tableware are available.
Bold designs for unique style!
Cake Plate, Upscaled
Think of your boring, white tableware and give it a makeover with dishwasher-safe, bold, new design. Black and white or color can be used. Designs can also be created on colored dishware, serving pieces, and other objects.
Covers, Cases, Etc.
Tortoise Brain can create designs for musical instrument cases, canvas and other bags, and any bag or case you desire. The designs on fabric are sealed with Mod Podge for fabric making them stand up to weather and time. The fabric becomes sturdier and able to be wiped with a damp cloth for spot cleaning. Cases and bags made of other materials can also be custom designed with doodles matching your personality and desires.
Double Bass Case - front and back, canvas
This is a commissioned piece for the Co-Principal Bassist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.