This mash up T-shirt called Starry Nightmare is created by (Threadless username) NightWatcher — combining the famous-Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh and the character Jack Skellington, creates the perfect representation of Jack’s agony, who discovers the magical world of Christmas town, in battling over the anxiety that comes with the thought of him interacting with the elves and Santa in the Christmas world, adding a dash of Halloween scare to all that holiday cheer.
As he says through the night:
Chemistry is a subject that requires a lot of time and works, everybody knows that. When I was in school, I was a little worried about math and science even if a lot of people believe that chemistry is the most fun subject yet in reality I found it to be most difficult subject in school.
I used to feel like a greatest scientist, then mix lemonade mixes (citric acid) and baking soda in “just the right” amounts, suddenly I can make a fizzy mix! Don’t forget about optimizing soap and water to be soap bubble. Yay, who doesn’t like soap bubble! But not all teachers can teach chemistry in fun way, so unfortunately (or fortunately?) — I didn’t choose chemistry as my major.
Behind him the hotdogs split and drizzled. On the frying pans, and the ochreous salt flats, the egg warrior has chosen honorable death, an extraordinary heroism. Crack his head and prepare you delicious breakfast.
“BANZAI!” he shout.
Our Kamikaze cute-yet-brave egg warrior ends war with lovely morning. Thanks to Gums Arty and LaFraise for the awesome tee shirt to wear.
Chris Piascik is an award-winning independent illustrator based in New England with list of clienss such as Sims, The Discovery Channel, Chop Shop, Nike / American Greetings / Harvard Business School Publishing. He is currently working as a freelance designer and illustrator, and just presented his 6th solo exhibition.
Four years ago he has found a way to make the daily routine into something creative and affirming: He makes a drawing every day and decided to create and publish a new drawing every weekday (Monday to Friday), reaching 1000 drawings on the 21st of December 2011. There are the messages he chooses to illustrate, and that he often shares the origin of the idea.
Some people accomplish stunning execution of engineering and creativity in the pursuit of an amazing Halloween T-shirt costume: cinema-grade fake armor, extra arms that actually move, that whole shower-curtain apparatus. Well, some just don’t need the hassle of some complex clothes but also don’t want people at the Halloween party making fun of them for not dressing in costume.
Marynn is an amazingly talented 21 old creative graphic design student at VCU, living in Nantes, France. Guided by her search for realism, her illustrative comings and goings are inspired by street style and fashion magazines with touch on the romantic side of traditional portraiture, hints of text work and appealing hues.
One of her artworks currently available at OLOW, take your time to check it out – or read the intervew.
This was an illustration of Doctor Facilier: Casting Shadows by Bert Segunial a.k.a b3ef, an illustrator from Philippines which lived in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Doctor Facilier, a.k.a the Shadow Man, is the main villain in The Princess and the Frog and he personifies the Deadly Sin of Greed and Gluttony, for his desire for money and power. Facilier is a smooth-talker of drama and showmanship, and a glutton for power. Facilier controlling and vindictive, doing whatever he can to get what he wants. Facilier’s shadow acts as a familiar and is capable of moving on its own, being able to separate itself from him for a short while as well as changing its shape and size.
“La fée verte”, or the green fairy, is nickname given to absinthe, an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium (grand wormwood), together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs, in french.
But Green Fairy isn’t just another name for absinthe, she is a metaphor for the presentation of complex ideas in poetic form of new ideas, of a changing social order. A powerful symbol of the avant-garde elite that gathered in Parisian cafes at the turn of the last two centuries.
That, maybe, what inspired Eown a.k.a Laurent Batel, flash, web design and freelance illustrator, in portraiting Green Fairy T-shirt as screen printed by LaFraise.
This is a hand-job set of Antonio Rodrigue Jr, a self taught graphic designer that born in Brazil and graduated in Fine Arts. What’s made him different to any other designer is that he was doing his typography traditional way, handmade lettering as the other designs featured, but not computer-generated – the only digital addition to these ones was the colour correction.
This was his latest project, a series of posters saying some small facts to give more personal information about him in his website. And a set that was commissioned by a tee-shirt company that only sell type based designs, mostly sayings or quotations.
Check out his website to see another work he has done.
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
I think that’s absolutely right for Threadless to start competition with a single theme: “simple” — in an undebatable purpose, to uncomplicate things. The design competition required only bold colors to make the simplest design we can and maximum of 3 colors — regardless of your design: clever, funny, or just plain pretty.
Two Side T-shirt by R. Gegen Noviara (a.k.a Digital Orgasm) from Indonesia is the chosen design for “Threadless Loves Simple” design challenge, a simply pretty and clever design of umbrella and rain, which has silhouette of cityscape and skylines at night. Simple and pretty — that’s more than enough.
Gui Soares from Sao Paulo, Brazil, was asked for illustration by a rock ‘n roll themed clothing line called Santo Rock.
August 2012 marked the fiftieth anniversary of Ringo Starr joining The Beatles, and therefore the formation of the band proper. The Beatles are the best-selling english work band in history, formed in Liverpool in 1960. The Beatles don’t mean anything to the young people now, but they are still nowadays some people’s all-time favorite band. They are still my Fab Four, just like what this tee is trying to say.
Sven Palmowsky or a.mar.illo, born and raised in Germany, is a freelance illustrator based on Barcelona, Spain who is offering a “perfect” tee shirt for us. What’s the art/design elements required for a “perfect” tee? A cartoon style showing a robot, skulls, a Japanese sunrise flag, a rainbow, birds and lightning bolts. All I see is this “perfect” design, in cynical-way toward the latest trends of tee design competition like Design by Humans, Threadless, Shirt.Woot and the rest you can mention it.
Clark Kent, he’s quickly going into this phone booth and off with these clothes… “THIS IS A JOB FOOOOR…!!”
Uhm, Superman, before you zooms off, please make sure that you are still in Clark Kent appearance otherwise it can be superFAILED as you see on this hilarious, retro-comics design tee. Oh, don’t worry for you guys, Kerry Callen makes a superwoman version also.
Meet Catherine Mc Daid, seamstress that love animals and quirky things, and Jason Ruddy, a writer and illustrator from Buckinghamshire that love to draw weird and wonderful things, and like to write stories for children.
Together they collaborate under the name of Monster Riot to make some delightful illustrations and handmade creature in order to conquer the world. One of their uber-cool T-shirt featuring , cinema-goers, happy-tralala Monster in his 3D spectacles. Gotta bite this cute creature first before they bites you!
Exciting news from Design by Humans. As on the biggest Threadless competitor, it’s launching DBH Collective Exclusive, which apparently, following Threadless recent move to offer Threadless Artist Shops (so-called Threadless “Made”).
So what’s this DBH Collective Exclusive? It’s a collection of DTG-printed tees by some of the site’s most well-known, most loved (anything you want to call it) and in-demand artists and a new way for consumers to purchase and customize graphic tees from the industry’s top apparel designers.
What’s the next step after air guitar? It’s space guitar!!!
This tee kind of reminds me of NASA Astronaut Ronald J. Garan, Jr. (or Ron Garan), a crew member on expedition 27/28. Because of his return to Earth from the International Space Station might be delayed for possibly up to two months, he sings the blues from the Soyuz TMA-21 Spacecraft. Anyway, Ron, Andrey and Sasha safely returned to Earth on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.
And perhaps, Ron’s guitar pick has inspired the Draco (Lonely Man T-shirt), Florent Bocognani (Spaceman Rock) and Mohamad Esmaeilian (Solo in Space) that came up with Threadless’ awesomeness like these:
Anna-Maria Jung is an Austrian cartoonist, nerd (oh yeah!) and illustrator, born in 1984, and most of her art and tee shirt design are mostly inspired by movies, cartoons, comics, ninja(!) and other narrative media — such as Squinjas!, A Day in the Life and, Pop Culture Clash. She earn most of its from Threadless community while setting up her RedBubble tee store as well.
At the age of 18 she published her first graphic novel “Urbanity” in Austria and since then she has produced various comics and illustrations for comic anthologies in Germany and Austria, published two of her own comics and worked on four animated shorts, one of them in Scotland and one in New York City in cooperation with independent animator Bill Plympton.
Theodore Zirinis, (or Teo Zirinis) is a 26 years old illustrator from Athen, Greece. He’s been doing posters art, tee shirt design, and some prints. He’s doodling over humor illustration around daily life (slice! and Let’s All Go And Have Breakfast) and with pop-culture influences (Loch NES V.2) that goes wonderfully with lines with touch of vector art.
You can see his art in his tumblr, and buy his T-shirts on Redbubble & his prints and tees on Society6 . Meanwhile, here’s the 8 T-shirts from Teo Zirinis that will excite your life.
Nathalie Otter is an Amsterdam based illustrator with a witty sense of artistic humor hat you’ll love for sure like undercover and is this me…?. graduated from Wilem de Kooning Academie for Illustration and Hogeschool Rotterdam for Communication and Multimedia Design. However, she has specialized in illustration and is currently working freelance.
Her work is mostly known for its sharp line work, great ideas and slightly strange sense of humor, and she draws all her lettering herself instead of using the same fonts.
Early 2010 she started her own T-shirt/clothing label called BEASTEES (it’s available at BigCartel and Society6).
While legend told us that Yeti, an ape-like myth-creature, is a dangerous and violent creature, Jeff Trish illustrates him as one hip and fun creature and ready to rock his beautiful mountain.
Jeff Trish is graphic designer with a passion for illustration. He recently graduate from the Art Institute of Phoenix and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design. His specific skills include identity, illustration, collateral, photography, publication and web design. I can’t think any better idea than showing you his awesome portfolio (some are tee designs) on Behance.