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08 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Line Art in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

Whether it’s being used to keep the color count low, to express a texture, to call out a shape, or even to show dimension, a strong command of line art is a crucial tool in any artist’s arsenal. Here’s a look at 15 great examples of how Line Art can be used in shirt design…

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16 March 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria becomes Soupop

Camiseteria, Brazil’s t-shirt design contest site, has joined forces with poster and print site MolduraPop to become the new Soupop. This new site appears to use direct to garment printing technology and sells both apparel and art prints.

Looking at the new site, I don’t currently see any indication of the themed design contests that the Camiseteria/Soupop landing page describes. That lack is discouraging and makes me wonder whether contests will be prioritized at the new site, but because everything is new it is possible that the details for this feature are still being finalized.

Only time will tell how these changes affect Brazil’s t-shirt design community, although for the time being I’m sure some will enjoy the ability to sell and purchase art on the new art print formats being offered.

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09 March 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Spider-Naut

Spider-naut by Zakeu Silva takes the familiar superhero to a very different place by turning him into an astronaut. He poses holding his helmet like he’s waiting for someone to take his picture, seemingly protected from the elements by his mask. Instead of a thing that protects him, the helmet reflects the universe in brilliant colors and seems to show what he is protecting. It’s a neat way of making something so large look small in comparison to a huge, looming human figure. The element that really makes this piece special, though, is how it treats the stars. Thin, nearly invisible lines crisscross between them to create a geometric structure that reminds me of both spider web and constellations. It’s an artistic touch that gives the design a unique look, and also leaves me imagining Spiderman swinging from star to star with his webbing.

Camiseteria winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

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02 March 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Harmony

Harmony by Guto Reliz is a gorgeous piece of art, using a more realistically rendered bird to serve as a comparison for an elaborately illustrated and decorated bird image. While one is small, even understated, and peers at the viewer with intelligent eyes, the other is an extravaganza of line and color, seeming to flow from the branch’s blossoms and possessing wings that feel like they’d have the softness of its petals. Thin splashes of paint adorn the illustrated bird like ribbons, and instead of the abrupt hook of the real bird’s beak, this one’s mouth is a long, generous curve. It’s real vs. ideal, three dimensional vs. flat, and observation vs. decoration. Both birds are all the more fascinating for how different they are to each other.

Camiseteria winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

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23 February 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Rise From the Ashes

Rise From the Ashes by Dale Hutchinson manages to tell a whole story in a single image, something I love to see in t-shirt design. The focal point of an exotic city on fire is immediately exciting, especially because of the way the very smoke and dirt seems to glow red with heat. The color palette paired with the sky’s twin moons mark the location as extraterrestrial, which had me scouring the city’s architecture trying to spot futuristic details. While the city doesn’t reveal many secrets, the story does continue to play out with the two shadowy figures in the foreground. One is perfectly geometric, a fat half circle of a head sitting neckless on rectangular shoulders- definitely a robot. The other character is more elusive, with a shape that might be human… or might not. I love that ambiguity, and the way the design leaves you wondering how these two relate to the scene in front of them. Are they travelers who have stumbled upon this scene? Or maybe culprits who caused the mayhem and walked away unscathed? No matter how you interpret it, it’s the kind of art that gets your imagination going.

Camiseteria winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

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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.

Camiseteria winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

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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.

Camiseteria winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

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