31 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Design By Humans’s Grim Ripper

Grim Ripper by quilimo continues Design By Humans’s recent trend of limited edition shirts using unusual printing techniques, this time with ink that changes color in the sunlight. The illustration goes from a somewhat grim black and white image of death riding a giant wave on a coffin surfboard to a more colorful depiction. While I would have preferred that specialty ink be used to expand on the story in some way (like Olly Moss’s famous Threadless print Vampire, which used color changing ink to make its protagonist appear to burn in the sun), I’ve got to admit that just by adding the bright yellow and blue this surfing design does feel a lot more bright and summer-y. Death remains his grim black and white self, but his surroundings are more recognizably our world. Pretty cool!

This limited edition will be available for preorder until June 10th, 2019. The expected ship date is July 5th, 2019.

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