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15 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Tolkien About

Tolkien About by Aline Neves starts with a great slogan, and succeeds by adding only visual elements that add value to that already promising beginning. The hat, pipe, and beard are distinctive and specific to the series, and deliver a strong silhouette that stands out. The use of lines to create shading is effective in giving the hat dimension, which both balances the weight of the lettering and funnels the eye towards it. The simple background of dots works well to give the suggestion of an environment and reinforce the feeling of magic and the night sky without distracting from the meat of the design. The only slight flaw here is in the treatment of the text itself- some of the lettering feels very stretched or squeezed, and I think the artist might have benefited if they had chosen to redraw the text in those areas instead of relying on the font so heavily.

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08 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s É Hora Da Patrulha

É Hora Da Patrulha by Welli B. is an enticing mashup of Adventure Time and Game of Thrones. I think part of why this works so well for me is that the character combos feel almost right. Jake’s happy-go-lucky attitude might be the opposite of Jon Snow’s constant moping, but they’re both fairly average guys (despite their impressive birthrights) who have a knack for being right in the middle of all the action. And it’s fun to see Jake, usually such an affable fellow, suddenly fierce as a direwolf (but still loyal to the core). The Ice King’s giant beard makes for a visually interesting frame for the piece, and of course including that character also serves as a connection to Westeros’s Night King. And it must be said, the artist totally nailed that Adventure Time style.

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01 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Despertar Da Força

Despertar Da Força by TJEF takes an interesting approach to its Star Wars subject matter, displaying key characters and elements of the series within the familiar silhouette of a stormtrooper’s iconic white helmet. While a lot of designs in the silhouette style try to make sense of the unusual shape of the art with tricks like camouflaging the edges with trees, this piece makes no such attempt. Instead, I find the mix of objects and actual helmet architecture to be fascinating to look at, mixing illustrated elements with the abstract shine of metal and plastic highlights in a way that makes you search the piece, questioning whether each new curve will introduce something to the story. It’s also nice to see the lightsaber called out in bright red, because thanks to its color and the way it extends past the helmet’s borders it helps to bring viewers into the frame.

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26 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Deadpug

Deadpug by Camiseteria and Junior Menardo shows a goofy pup playing at being the comic world’s zaniest hero, Deadpool. It’s extremely well-illustrated, almost photo-real despite the silly concept. But that realism is important because it makes you buy into the concept and fully imagine how it would play out. With his eyes pointing in two different directions and his squat, awkward body, this dog definitely doesn’t match the superhero’s athleticism- but it’s fun to picture him trying, leaping acrobatically and landing martial arts combos. And while his body might not be up to the challenge, his personality is definitely up to the challenge and it’s easy to think of him picking the perfect pun-filled retort (or at least laughing while someone else said it). That contrast between similarities and differences is what makes this strange idea really effective and interesting to me.

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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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