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16 February 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s The Strangers

The Strangers by Lorenzo Henriques gives the kids from Stranger Things the look of an iconic Beatles album. It’s a choice that makes sense and feels right because both were powerful groups, and it’s always kind of fun to see kids given the gravitas of such important adults. That said, I think a couple of crucial choices prevented this mashup from being as strong as it could have been. One is that the style of shadowing used on the noses greatly harms the likenesses by making the noses appear very large, more adult than youthful. I’m also unconvinced that enlarging the N was the right decision- in the original logo, the trunk of the T is the only part of the letter that is elongated, and I think the same could have been done here (using the leftmost post of the N). That said, there’s so much affection for both Stranger Things and The Beatles that this design should have no problem finding plenty of fans.

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11 February 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s We Are the Champignons

We Are the Champignons by Felipe is a goofy pun shirt, but one that hits just the right note. I like the way the specificity of the pun is reflected in the detail of the art, which takes care to represent the mushrooms as realistically as possible, right down to the shaggy texture of their stems. It also suits the theme to have the mushrooms shown with little upraised arms, embracing each other in celebration- because the speech bubble quotes the Queen song, it leaves the viewer to imagine that these guys are singing it together. The shadows, so often an afterthought or absent, are used really well here because they help animate the mushrooms by giving them the appearance of leaping into the air together. It’s a joyous, silly shirt.

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02 February 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Born to Rock

Born to Rock by Fil Gouvea makes a lot happen with just one color, combining classic rock phrases, poses, and references into a piece that is packed with material music fans will love to pore over. I especially like the amount of time it covers, from early legends like the Beatles to later favorites like Nirvana. That breadth helps the design to feel rich in history, worthy of a trivia buff’s efforts to list out all the people, bands, and moments that these silhouettes call out. The loose, rough around the edges illustration style suits the material well, giving it the same kind of handmade quality a rock flyer might have. Looking at this art, though, I very much wish an all-over print version was also available- with a design this energetic, it feels wrong to have it contained to just a tight rectangle on the shirt.

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26 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Ancorado (Cinza Mescla)

Ancorado (Cinza Mascla) by Camiseteria and Zakeu Silva does something I love to see in an illustration, containing an entire, rich world within a small space. In this case a quaint little village is crowded onto a ship’s deck, so that roofs, walls, and windows stretch towards the sky instead of sails. Naturally, the town’s inhabitants are deep sea divers in full costume, even peeking at the viewer from the boat’s portholes. In a neat playful touch, the artist makes the birds and divers the same size, for an interesting surreal moment that leaves you wondering what the real proportions of this world might be. Another brilliant choice is the way the moon is roped to a basket like a hot air balloon, adding to the sense of imagination of the piece. While the design is almost entirely grey, bright pops of sea green represent lights, giving the whole illustration the feel of being deep underwater.

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19 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Pokemones

Pokemones by Stenio Gustavo mimics a famous Ramones photo, to great effect. Making these very popular video game characters into punk counterculture figures is inherently funny, trading their colorful, cartoon innocence for the jaded cool of edgy musicians. Pikachu is particularly hilarious in his leather jacket and greasy hair, instantly transformed from his usual childlike self into an edgy teen or young adult. It’s appealing in part because it mirrors the changes made to the Pokemon fans themselves, who get a kick out of seeing what could happen if childhood heroes aged at the same rate they did. Plus, who wouldn’t want to see these guys at a Battle of the Bands?

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12 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Music of the Heart (Branca)

Music of the Heart (Branca) by Camiseteria and Aline Pessatti is the kind of bold, colorful graphic that immediately catches the eye, and with a strong side placement that orients the heart graphic in its proper anatomical place, it definitely stands out in a crowd. And yet, despite the first impression, the concept doesn’t quite hold up to closer viewing. The small record player at the bottom doesn’t seem to match the style of the heart (it noticeably lacks the same dramatic shading). It also feels strange that the paint splatters, but rarely drips- the motion of the color doesn’t relate well to the idea that the heart’s emotion bleeds into the music. I think this might have been improved by making some of the paint drips in the shape of musical notes, to encourage the idea of conversation between the record and heart sections. I’d also question whether the text needs to be there at all- the design should be strong enough to stand on its own, and the strangely finicky font doesn’t fit with the more loose, expressive style of the rest of the art. A little more finessing and I think this design could be something that speaks to an even larger audience.

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07 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Tonight Will Have Moonlight

Tonight Will Have Moonlight by rodisley jose da silva makes an appealing connection between the vastness of the universe and a child’s imagination, showing a young boy blowing bubbles that transform into massive planets. Part of what I like about this as a concept is that it feels very complete- it’s easy to picture broken bubbles becoming the stars, for instance, and fun to think of bubbles that drift off forever, continually growing. The way the boy is treated is smart as well, with angling that makes him appear to loom over the small viewer. This playing with size helps to make sense of the bubble/planet transition. Painting the child in color while the universe scene remains in black and white is a choice that makes the sky seem realistic, while the child in his bright, unconventional colors might be a daydream. It all comes together feeling unusual, but also a friendly, fun take on the creation of the universe.

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