Mr. Spritz Mysterious Shirts, as Drago calls the shirts that reveal images when wet, is one of the 10 finalists in Walmart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest, a spokeswoman for the company said .
An architect and general contractor in Boca Raton since 1983, Drago said he knows how to work with materials and spent the past several years developing his idea. The concept was inspired by The Colbert Report segments that featured images of God in ordinary objects, he said.
Mr. Spritz shirts still exist only as samples. Drago hopes Walmart will connect him with its manufacturers so he can find someone who wants to produce the shirts.
“It was difficult coming up with right combination of fabrics,” he said. “The first one worked, but it didn’t work well.”