SpongeBob Sock Collaborations | Source: Stance/The Pop Insider

Accessory and apparel manufacturer Stance has teamed up with graphic artist Grant Kratzer (@cheatinsnakes) for a new, curated collection inspired by a certain sponge who lives under the sea.

Kratzer illustrated the designs for the apparel — including two new pairs of casual knit socks and two cotton shirts — with inspiration from vintage tattoos, action movies, and a bit of bootleg design culture (which explains why SpongeBob doesn’t look quite like himself). His previous work includes a wide variety of illustration and branding, and Kratzer was able to put a very personal spin on this beloved character.


The “Imagination Bob” sock style comes in kids’ ($12.99) and adult ($16.99) sizes, while the “Bob Was Here” pair ($19.99) is unisex for adults. “Imagination Bob” comes on a white sock featuring SpongeBob proudly displaying his name above him — just like the rainbow in the popular “Imagination” meme — alongside a whimsical undersea flower design. “Bob Was Here” is printed on a gray sock with SpongeBob in a “Kilroy was here”-style illustration, sandwiched between two sets of barbed wire.

SpongeBob T-shirt Collaborations | Source: Stance/The Pop Insider

The short-sleeved T-shirt in the line features similar art to the “Imagination Bob” socks and is called the “Spongemagination” ($29.99). SpongeBob looks bright and bold with the iconic Captain featured below, along with some of the lyrics from the show’s intro. There’s a long-sleeved T-shirt, too, called “The Flying Dutchman” ($34.99). This shirt applies Kratzer’s love for monster truck culture and features SpongeBob driving the baddest boat in Bikini Bottom through a graveyard. The design is placed inside a chain-link border with lightning bolt accents.

Fans can shop the collection now on stance.com and at Stance retail locations.

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Rocco Marrongelli

Rocco Marrongelli

Rocco Marrongelli is an Editorial Intern at Adventure Publishing Group. He shares news and reviews of pop culture and the latest toy trends on the Toy Insider and the Pop Insider. He has many passions involving the ’80s, such as collecting vintage action figures, watching cartoons while eating cereal straight from the box, and will always play Nintendo until the day he dies. Rocco is a huge Disney Parks fan and claims Thunder Mountain is honestly the best mountain ride in all the land. He also owns 172 Funko Pops! and doesn’t plan to stop, and yes, he’s opened every single one of them. You can follow @RoccoSupreme on all your favorite social platforms.