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19 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Pecado

Pecado by Jackson Duarte is a bold, surreal image that transforms the sliced peel of an apple into a coiling snake. A couple of things help this combo to really work. Firstly, the realism of both the apple and the snake make the mix feel more potent and threatening than something more cartoony would have. It also helps make the snake look more alive and in motion, like he’s actually poised to sink his fangs into something. Secondly, the distressing of the artwork is a nice touch and accomplishes a lot at once. It helps to give the apple’s curves some dimension, while at the same time introducing texture to the peel as it becomes snakeskin. My favorite thing about it, though, is how it makes the design feel so well-worn, which is perfect for a depiction of sin. The text at the bottom succeeds in clarifying the theme and giving context to the imagery.

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12 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s O Viajante

O Viajante by Saulo Alonso de Souza Pereira uses a twist on the illustration-filled silhouette style that you don’t see very often, placing a dapper bicycling fellow within his own silhouette. The distinctive hat is what makes it work for me, because I see it as a guy who buys a hat in hopes of becoming an eccentric as his choice of headwear. By choosing this unusual cap, he’s trying to be less ordinary. So the cap shows his dream existence, biking across a pristine landscape below a multi-mooned night sky. In a neat touch, even in the dream his hat is a bit special, decorated with a moon motif. There’s also something interesting about how much more real the dream looks than the silhouette, since it’s packed with specific detail compared to the smooth anonymity of the outer frame.

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05 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Mystery Food Truck

Mystery Food Truck by Douglas Evangelista is a funny and smart combination of Scooby Doo’s famous Mystery Machine with the common food truck. I love this because it immediately brings to mind the bad food specter of mystery meat, and hits on the slight uncomfortable weirdness of buying food from a truck that could leave at any moment, and lacks the accountability and respectability of a permanent location. It’s a relatable set up, and one that works especially well because Scooby and Shaggy were so notoriously ravenous. The only flaw to the joke here is that I think all that text makes the punchline come a bit too easily. I’d have preferred to see just “food truck” lettering on the hot dog, letting viewers make the mystery machine connection on their own (because when you have to work for it a little, the joke always feels funnier). That said, I think it perfectly nails the famous flowery Mystery Machine style, and this shirt should have no trouble finding fans as-is.

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27 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Starman

Starman by Marcelo Camacho makes a strong first impression. The combination of the minimal Bowie illustration, universe imagery within it, and large, bold lightning bolt make its intentions as a tribute to the musician very clear, and immediately remind the viewer of songs like Space Oddity. Unfortunately, I think the art is less impressive on a close up viewing because of the color choices used. In most contexts, the motion of the lightning bolt’s strokes and the drip effect used might have seemed expressive and interesting. But because of the bright red color used for this, and the fact that the bolt ends in an explosion of drips where a small astronaut is positioned, it ends up looking very gross and gory. Instead of a cool space exploration vibe, there’s a real darkness and a sense that some awful injury has befallen the spaceman, It’s not the kind of visual most Bowie fans are looking for in a tribute fans, in my opinion.

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20 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Via Láctea e a Constelação Felina

Via Láctea e a Constelação Felina by Lorenzo Henriques is a smart take on the idea of the Milky Way. I like the way this design reads, with the galaxy shape being the first thing to catch your eye. It’s only then that the cat constellation and field of stars pop into view, raising the question of what the cat is doing. That’s when the Milky Way joke becomes clear, creating a just-so story for why it might have gotten that name. I like the specific pose of the kitten, a crouching posture that is frequently seen in real cats, but not often seen in drawings of them. It makes the cat feel authentic and in motion, which lets the entire sky seem full of hidden, living creatures we’d notice if only we could connect the dots.

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13 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s M3P0 and M2D2

M3P0 and M2D2 by Zakeu Silva mashes up the Minions with the droids from Star Wars, and it’s a surprisingly good fit. I like the way it points out the way those bots play second banana to their human allies, and the fun the artist has with reshaping C3P0 into a more minion-compatible shape is very clear and communicates a strong sense of playfulness. And while R2D2’s shape didn’t need nearly as much editing, the focus being put on that one narrowed eye gives him a ton of personality. The one edit I’d suggest is that while the detailed background image is well-done, it and the dramatic shadows distract from the humor. The bots alone would probably get more bang for their comedy buck. That said, you can’t fault the workmanship, and it’s also a great shirt as-is.

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06 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Memento Mori

Memento Mori by Will Silva is a sophisticated one color piece that explores its subject of life and death well. The angles used keep everything a bit off-kilter, which contributes to the sense of motion. I like the way every part of the skull has moments of interest, from a missing tooth that highlights the surrounding frame to the dramatic arrow through the eye and of course, most importantly, the way the bird’s nest fills the entire top of the cranium. There’s a lovely balance to the way the nest sits like a crown on bone, while the bird inside it gets his own, more elaborate, crown. The only element I don’t quite understand is the inclusion of the triangles to the right of the bird- they’re an odd moment of abstraction in an otherwise very illustrative and realistically drawn piece. I feel like if they must be there, they’d feel more natural if they at least echoed the angle created by the arrow shaft protruding from the eye socket. Still, this is a relatively minor issue, and I doubt most potential buyers will give it much thought- the rest of the design is extremely well-made.

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