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typographic tongue twister towel

by Stuart Gardiner
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  • the story

Dry Humor

Who wouldn't wish to wash their wares with such a whimsical wonder? An unbleached, 100% organic cotton tea towel is printed with 38 samples of tongue tickling text, ranging from classics ("Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran"), to childhood favorites (Peter Piper makes an appearance), to cheeky new inventions. It makes doing the dishes delightfully delicious. Made and printed in the UK.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods in the U.S.A.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Item ID
21492
Made from
100% organic cotton
Measurements
29" L x 19" W
Notes
Machine wash in cold water and tumble dry.
  • the maker
Stuart Gardiner

Stuart Gardiner

Stuart Gardiner creates original housewares products out of his east London base. When Stuart founded his brand and studio in 2009, he took his passion for information design and began to create a range of kitchen products. A unique style soon emerged celebrating the power of knowledge with a touch of humor. collection

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TYPOGRAPHIC TONGUE TWISTER TOWEL
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Generous size (6)
  • High quality (4)
  • Dries quickly (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (6)
  • Decorative (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (5), Budget shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dishdrying fun...doesn't get any better

By 

from San Diego, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright
  • Cheerful
  • Dries Quickly
  • Generous Size

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hostess Gift
    • Kitchen

    Comments about TYPOGRAPHIC TONGUE TWISTER TOWEL:

    Needed a dish drying towel...this looked like the most fun we could have while still getting the job done. Kids and adults love trying out the tongue twisters. I even ordered a few more for hostess/family gifts.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easy for YOU to say!

    By 

    from seattle

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbent
    • Dries Quickly
    • Generous Size
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bar
      • Gifts
      • Kitchen

      Comments about TYPOGRAPHIC TONGUE TWISTER TOWEL:

      I knew exactly where to go when I needed a gift for my sister's sweetheart! This kitchen/bar towel is not over-the-top, it's not extravagant, and it's not too personal. It's fun, colorful & clever. As a gift for a "slightly salty" gentleman, this turned out to be "slightly salty" as well...just perfect.

      Service and delivery comments:

      As usual, your Christmas delivery schedule was on target and much appreciated! Thank you!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Fun towel for whole family

      By 

      from Houston

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertainng

      Cons

      • Rough
      • Too Thin

      Best Uses

      • Decorative
      • Gifts

      Comments about TYPOGRAPHIC TONGUE TWISTER TOWEL:

      This towel didn't look too absorbent, and is mostly for decorative purposes. It had many tongue twisters in various fonts and sizes, that were amusing when read out loud. Something there for ages 8 to 80. Was a hit with the family at Christmas.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Fun gift for the jokester

      By 

      from Petaluma, CA

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbent
      • Dries Quickly
      • Generous Size
      • Heavy Weight
      • High Quality
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wine Serving Towel

        Comments about TYPOGRAPHIC TONGUE TWISTER TOWEL:

        I bought this towel as a Christmas present for a friend. He likes to joke and laugh and is also very "into" wine. This is a nice sized towel and I'm sure he will find it useful.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Fun and useful

        By 

        from CT

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about TYPOGRAPHIC TONGUE TWISTER TOWEL:

            Easy to ship across the country...should be good for laughs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Fun Gift

            By 

            from Bozeman, Montana

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about TYPOGRAPHIC TONGUE TWISTER TOWEL:

            Since it's a gift I can't speak to how it will wash up, etc. but I simply liked the idea of this. It's not the highest quality tea towel but it will make for a fun hostess Christmas gift.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Good Voice Training with this towel

            By 

            from London England

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Generous Size
            • Heavy Weight
            • High Quality
            • Hilarious

            Cons

            • Pricey Item

            Best Uses

            • Decorative
            • Dish drying
            • Gifts

            Comments about TYPOGRAPHIC TONGUE TWISTER TOWEL:

            Arrived on time and good product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Fun in the Kitchen

            By 

            from Tampa, Fl

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cute
            • Funny
            • Generous Size

            Cons

            • Rough

            Best Uses

            • Decorative
            • Gifts

            Comments about TYPOGRAPHIC TONGUE TWISTER TOWEL:

            We needed new kitchen towels and I saw this...and with our senses of humor, I knew it would be a hit. My significant other and I laugh each time we take it out of the drawer--and try to say all the tongue twisters. It makes cooking fun.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE IT

            By 

            from florida

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Generous Size
            • High Quality
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Laughs

              Comments about TYPOGRAPHIC TONGUE TWISTER TOWEL:

              I voted for this item, when it was a "Shape the Future of Uncommon Goods" item. I said I'd buy it if it became available, and since it WON, I bought two. Both for laughs for friends that love this sort of thing. Thrilled with it, as were both recipients. They love to show it off, and love the story that it's "original"!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              Q and A

              When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

              412votes, 37 comments

              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

              Candace chose this terrific tea towl, but could we carry cloths with such teasing tongue twisters? (Say that 10 times fast!) We love the phrases, the typography, and the colors. And, of course, the overall creativity. What do you love most about this potential uncommon good?

              Dana

              Where's the price?? If it's free I'll take it! ;P

              Jessica
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              Free! Well. Even for free I wouldn't take it. It's awful.

              Megan
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I'm sure this isn't free, but I think it's a fun idea on a very basic product. Price would determine if I would buy it.

              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

              Hello, Voters! We've intentionally left the prices out this week for a few reasons. Since the items haven't been added to our assortment yet, we're still working out the pricing. We've noticed that many of the comments in our community voting app focus too much on on price (when sometimes the price isn't quite accurate.) We're looking for design-focused feedback, the kind that tells us whether a product is truly uncommon enough to be an uncommon good. Leaving our the price allows voters to think more about the actual design and less about the price. It also gives you the opportunity to tell us what you think a product is worth. It encourages voters to read the product story, consider the materials, and make a judgement that isn't based on a dollar sign. We can't wait to read the comments on this latest batch of entries. Thanks for voting!

              Sam
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is brilliant, very clever. I'd definitely buy it!!!

              Erica

              I think these are so cute! So simple!

              Leslie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This would be perfect as part of a hostess gift.

              Mallory
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I do like the colors and different typography, but it's just not worth it. I don't really see many people who would like this in their home.

              Christina
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              No price listed - not enough information.

              Diane

              Just not my thing. The colors are a bit harsh as well.

              kath
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I'm a sucker for a good looking tea towel and I like this tea towel a lot...it's funny as hell. I hope it comes in other colors (not red white and blue).

              Mary
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Would be great as a bar towel for my son-in-law. A fun way to measure when to cut people off.

              Emily
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I am obsessed with text accessories for the home right now. And kitchen towels have the liberty to be a bit corky. I am all in!

              Taylor
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I do not think colors wouldn't appeal to a large audience and the product just isn't "uncommon" enough

              Susan
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Fun bridal shower gift! Not crazy about the colors though...

              Bonnie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This would be a fun accent piece for a kitchen.

              Vicki

              I just don't like it

              susie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              i think it's cute and funky and fun, but would like some neutral colors as well as maybe colors from the 70's. i might even add something like this to my guest bath as a hand towel. a great place for reading!

              Christine
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love the colors and would probably pay around $20 for it. It is also a very nice material and is made in the UK, both pros.

              sally

              seashellsbytheseashore

              Catherine
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              Maybe you could put a price range on items because price plays a huge part in deciding if you like something or not. Quality of materials and an items uniqueness are important to consider, but if the item is going to cost an arm and a leg I'm not going to buy it just because it's clever.

              darcy
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              These would be great for a young guy's first apartment

              Heidi
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              depends on how much it is but it is cute...

              Cindy
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love this item, but would like to see it offered in some other color options!

              kim
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Nice hostess gift for editors and writers.

              sheila
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              boring...who reads tea towels? I have several with different designs, etc. but could care less about one with words.

              Nicole
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              As a designer and lover of typography, I hate the fonts used!

              Anuradha
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              If it was printed with something cuter, maybe!

              Dawn
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              It's cute. For the right price, I'd buy it.

              Elena
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I don't stand around in my kitchen reading the linens.

              Sheila
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I would buy it only for a bar towel only IF it were cheap enough.

              Patricia
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              What's the point? Makes no sense to me.

              Kimberly

              I know that voting is complete, but I had to add my comment. When making gift baskets I often look for cute, unique saying on dish towels. More times than not, I end up designing my own with cute sayings on them. This is a great idea!

              Mary Rose

              Want!

              Deanna

              boring

              Caroline

              I really like this but wish there were more colro choices.

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