Nerds Retreat was founded by graphic designer Cieran de Valmency in the summer of 2016. The idea was to create subtle designs that were a pretty pattern to the masses but a nod to any fellow gamers who would get the reference.

A lot of research was placed into the garments available in the shop: The designs are screen printed which allows the ink to blend into the surface of the t-shirt rather than the ink sitting on top. This creates a highly contrasted and lasting finish. Alongside this, all t-shirts are 100% ringspun softstyle cotton, which provides an incredibly soft feel with just a bit of stretch for added movement.

You can spot Nerds Retreat at MCM Expos, Film & Comic Cons, Gaming Markets, Play Expos, Insomnia Festivals and more across the country over the year - check out the events page to see where NR will be next.