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15 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Guerra Das Pipas

Guerra Das Pipas by Umberto Vicente definitely hits upon an appealing concept here, showing Game of Thrones as a day playing with kites. The humor of seeing what an absolute trump card the dragon is compared to the flimsy paper and stick creations beside it really works, and it’s amusing to see the dragon literally setting the competition on fire. But where I think this piece loses ground is in the execution. Because of the way the joke is shown, the emphasis is more on the kite flyers (Tyrion, Daenerys and Jon) than on the sky scene where the actual humor takes place. Even worse, the kites look very small and stunted compared to the very large size of the human characters, seeming to be only a few scant feet over their heads instead of truly at home among the clouds. I think the humor would have had more punch (and the art might have made a bigger impact) if instead of this framing, the humans were removed entirely in favor of more house-themed kites. If humans had to be included at all, a cleaner solution might have been to use small, minimal silhouettes (especially since the design largely uses color to define the characters anyway).

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10 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s E ai Broto

E ai Broto by Jeffgraffit immediately caught my eye because it’s such a perfect depiction of an animal that truly loves its food. With those big ol’ heart eyes and the reverent way he holds the plant, this panda’s affection for bamboo couldn’t be any clearer. Google Translate tells me that the text bubble reads as “Hey bud,” which just makes the connection even cuter. Apart from the relatable concept and humor, what I love about this piece is that the art is extremely well-illustrated too. Thin lines and crosshatching establish shadows on the panda’s body, and there’s a real sprightly sense of life in the the loose way the bamboo shoots are drawn. This is really high quality stuff.

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04 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Dog Star

Dog Star by Rodisley Jose da Silva capitalizes on a ringed planet’s similarity to a frisbee, showing a dog-shaped constellation leaping to catch it. I think part of why it works conceptually is that there’s already a lot of dog imagery and reference in outer space, like Pluto and the titular dog star. There’s also something relatable about the sheer intensity and excitement dogs have about their favorite toys- it’s the same way a lot of sci-fi geeks feel about space. And just as we look at this design and see stars shaped like a dog, that dog looks at a planet and sees a toy disc. That’s the fun of space, we don’t know for sure what’s out there so we’re free to project our dreams onto it. The design has an idea that works, and it’s executed beautifully with a realistic splatter of stars and soft detail on the planet that makes it look real and dimensional.

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25 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Hold the Doors

Hold the Doors by Juliete Oliveira Bonkevich is one of the more unexpected Game of Thrones parodies I’ve seen, combining the show’s dimwitted giant with Jim Morrison from The Doors. It’s a bonkers thing to do, which is why it works- it’s so ridiculous that you can’t help but laugh. Hodor’s certainly no rock god, as his slack-mouthed expression underlines, and even Morrison’s tousled locks can’t transform him into a rock star. Yet, despite how different the characters are, the word Door unites them. In his own way, that door even made Hodor a legend who left the world too soon. There’s even a bit of a sly musical connection, as the actor who plays Hodor is a musician.

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18 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Gueixa Samurai

Gueixa Samurai by Bruno Mota is definitely an eye-catcher, the kind of shirt that stands out in a crowd. Part of this is down to the printing placement, which sets its art low on the shirt and right up against the bottom hem. But while the placement is a bold choice, I’m unconvinced that it was ultimately the right one- the art just isn’t vertical enough to take advantage of the shirt’s height, which leads to the print looking extremely bottom-heavy. The thickness of detail in the art contributes to this, with some areas so busy that even know, with the aid of zoom and a computer screen, there are still some sections that are difficult for me to make out (the gradient colored circle to the face’s right is one such area). I like the way a lot of the design is handled, like the stark way the face stands out white against the darker surroundings, the way a pattern is incorporated at the character’s waist, and the smoky quality of the watercolor background. But ultimately, I think the print placement is such a poor fit for the artwork that it harms the design’s appeal.

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11 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Crânios e Cardeais

Crânios e Cardeais by Saulo Alonso de Souza Pereira takes subject matter we see a lot- birds and skulls- but tackles it in a different, interesting way. Typically with this sort of design the bird in question is one the seems foreboding, either a dark-hued bird like a raven or a crow or a predatory one like an owl. But here, it’s the bright red cardinal that interacts with the skulls. Instead of reflecting the theme of death, he flutters around playfully, peeking from skull cavities and flying between bones like this is a set of fun perches to explore rather than a dark, depressing vista. It almost starts to feel like the skulls are smiling as they watch the birds’ antics. That’s a far cry from the first impression viewers got, when the red might have felt more like blood against the backdrop of skulls. I like the way each bird feels unique, drawn at a different angle and enjoying the skulls in a different way. The skulls themselves, though, are less strong because of the obvious repetition. I think a little more differentiation there, even something as minor as adjusting the missing teeth, could have made a big impact.

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06 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Sim, Eu Posso Ser Slim

Sim, Eu Posso Ser Slim by Camiseteria and Eliúde Valverde is a funny gag targeting the large size of classic CRT TVs compared to their slender LED and plasma counterparts. There’s humor in the physical transformation, of course, but it also works because the messaging between weight loss and new technology is so similar. Obsolete. New and improved. It’s all aspirational, which makes the TV’s struggles very easy to relate to and sympathize with. The completeness of the illustration also helps the joke to land, with the cracked walls and dingy tiles of the room reflecting the TV’s current un-updated state, while peppy motivational posters (including some that look like ads) cheer on his efforts. Overall, it’s very solid work.

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