Archive | camiseteria

23 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

New at Camiseteria

Camiseteria is printing some really rad work these days. I was particularly impressed with these two recent releases, which both immediately command attention with their bold style.

Sem Ressentimento by Bruno Mota imagines video game enemies as chums later in life, laughing at their past squabbles. The illustration, though, is what draws me in, not the reference. I love the colors of the piece, especially the red reflection on Mario’s blue overalls. I’m also impressed with how jovial Donkey Kong seems, instead of eliciting the fear you’d expect from a giant ape baring his teeth. The pixel Kong is neat- it both cements the concept by ensuring that you know they’re chatting about old times, and serves as a comparison between Mota’s style and the game’s. Very nice work.

Suéter Para Meu Genro by Luis Tales da Silva is a highly impressive example of how to use texture in the service of telling a visual story. The knit pattern is what I notice before I see anything else- it’s so unusual, and it seems to move when you look at it. Curiosity is rewarded, and a closer look reveals that everything in the image is knitted, save the grandmotherly figure and her rocking chair. I love the idea of this lady weaving together monsters, clothes, and even a pet cat with her trusty knitting needles. Fun and startlingly original.

Camiseteria is Brazil’s on-going t-shirt design contest. They welcome entries from all over the world, and winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

Continue Reading

25 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s Sweet’zerland

Sweet’zerland by Silvio Pequeno is a recent Camiseteria print that really caught my eye. The punning is all right, but for me what makes this concept work is the whimsy. Who among us hasn’t imagined a world made of candy and cakes? Somehow it’s even cuter to think of it as a tiny world in a snow globe, probably with powdered sugar raining down every time you shake it. I’m not a huge fan of the captions explaining what each element is (maybe they’d be funnier if I knew Portuguese), but it’s not a bad choice either. I think it says a lot about the quality of the artwork that I’m enjoying this text-filled design without understanding a bit of the writing. Great colors and a fun style make it feel universal.

Camiseteria is Brazil’s on-going t-shirt design contest. They welcome entries from all over the world, and winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

Continue Reading

15 May 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Camiseteria’s Como Criar uma Tsuname

Como Criar uma Tsuname is a great new Camiseteria tee by Eliude Valverde. The focus is on this rad monster character, a shy giant who hides in the deep ocean. But he has a problem- some parasites have sprouted an entire city on his head! So you can’t really blame the guy from looking into a cure, as he reads a pamphlet helpfully labeled How to Create a Tsunami. It’s a slick idea, and the detil really drives it home. I love the stink lines emanating from the city, giving the impression of an infection or rot. Also impressive is the texture of the creature’s skin, which almost feels like a collection of emeralds- it’s scaly and rough, sure, but it’s also beautiful.

Camiseteria is Brazil’s on-going t-shirt design contest. They welcome entries from all over the world, and winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

Continue Reading

01 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Dois Mundos at Camiseteria

Dois Mundos by Luis Tales da Silva is a recent winner at Camiseteria and has a title that means Two Worlds in Portuguese. But even if you don’t know the title, chances are a look at the design would give you the gist- it’s clear that the illustration is comparing the medium of books with that of video games. Both main characters are using their vice of choice to disappear into another world- each populated with both positive and negative influences. I like the lack of judgement shown- while most people are very aware of the violence of video games, he’s balanced that with Hitler on the book side. No matter what escapism you’re indulging in, there are monsters lurking. Nice work, and drawn with a loose, expressive style that helps to give the characters a feeling of action and motion.

Camiseteria is Brazil’s on-going t-shirt design contest. They welcome entries from all over the world, and winners earn R$600 cash and R$400 in Camiseteria products.

Continue Reading

20 February 2010 ~ 1 Comment

New radness at Camiseteria

Camiseteria is really at the top of their game lately, making the site a worthy stop even for those who need a translation to understand the site’s native Portuguese.

Among there newest releases are so real gems, including Le Fantastique Cuisinier by Draco. Seeing this huge lobster chasing down a chef isn’t the newest idea in the world, but it is made fresh and interesting in the way it is composed to resemble a movie poster (complete with the big-lettered title on top). I’m also enjoying the details (like how the chef has a helmet and flippers) and the excellent color choices (that pinkish red really pops on the royal blue tee).

Another great design is Hungry for Guitar by Wilson Junior. The text sets an appealingly retro tone, and the rest is pure fun and wackiness. These blob-y monsters rock out by gulping down guitars, which they do with great energy and among a backdrop of clouds. I think the strongest element is the decision to use the asphalt shirt color as the color for the monsters- it gives the feeling that these wacky beasts are all around, and that these are just the ones we’re lucky enough to be able to see.

Camiseteria is Brazil’s on-going t-shirt design contest. They welcome entries from all over the world, and winners earn R$600 cash and R$400 in Camiseteria products.

Continue Reading

05 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Reach! at Camiseteria

camiseteria reach

Reach! by Lucas de Alcantara was a new addition at Camiseteria this week, and it really caught my eye. This is a character-based tee done right, with a central figure that inspires curiosity. He’s a tiny explorer reaching for the moon (easy to relate to), and the space ship in the background starts to weave a story around this scene.

Also, Woot Derby fans take note: if you enjoyed the recent VW parody that was rejected from competition, give Camiseteria’s version a try. It’s a more complete joke with a smoother execution.

Camiseteria is Brazil’s on-going t-shirt design contest. They welcome entries from all over the world, and winners earn R$600 cash and R$400 in Camiseteria products.

Continue Reading

19 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Power Hippie at Camiseteria

Camiseteria‘s latest tee is one that definitely caught my eye, Power Hippie by Rogerio Puhl. I love the contrast between the serenity of the hippie’s expression and the crazy chaos of his hair. Balanced on his head is a seriously cool mix of characters and objects, with a flow (both in color and shape) that keeps me looking for more details and more to discover. Awesome design!

Camiseteria is Brazil’s on-going t-shirt design contest. They welcome entries from all over the world, and winners earn R$600 cash and R$400 in Camiseteria products.

Continue Reading