14 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s The Grand Phoenix

The Grand Phoenix by SNAPNFIT! (prajoedi) is the only new shirt Threadless is debuting this week, so it’s fitting that there’s so much art packed into it. The color palette, combination of bird and dramatic florals, and the specific style of the dark, cloud-like detail put me in mind of art you might see in a Chinese restaurant, that sort of beautiful, precisely posed design that feels as though it has hundreds of years of tradition behind it, influencing each line. The huge sweep of the wings and odd angle of the creature’s feet make it easy to imagine it in motion, caught at exactly the most gorgeous moment. I like the way that, instead of the blatant flames in a lot of phoenix art, instead it’s suggested at here with the bright pinks and yellows of the flower and smoky dark shapes. For such a bold, in your face piece, it’s awesome to see a bit of conceptual subtlety as well.

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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