01 December 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Matthew Dear Loves Threadless: Top Three

Here are what I consider to be the top three entries in Threadless‘s Matthew Dear Loves Threadless contest:

Topiary - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Topiary by valorandvellum is ridiculous- there’s texture everywhere, which gives these leafy creations a kind of motion and personality. This sets up a nice contrast with the plain white birds. I think this is almost definitely going to be printed.

Good boy! - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Good Boy! by kookylove is a resubmition, which I’m usually not a fan of. But the simplification of this design to one color really reinvigorated the composition, which gives the impression that this illustration is some kind of whacked-out police artist drawing. I love the useless handcuffs, failing to contain the creature’s other six arms (which are of course stealing items from the cop).

The Elysian Waltz - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

The Elysian Waltz by lunchboxbrain is another favorite of mine, due in large part to the unique style. It has a very surreal look, with oversize skulls perched on antique bodies. The delicate patterning in the background does a really nice job of tying everything together.

Overall, a decent contest. It didn’t have as many favorite pieces for me as most competitions result in, but the ones that I really liked are among my favorites ever, not just in terms of the other contest entries.

One Response to “Matthew Dear Loves Threadless: Top Three”

  1. i am jimmytan 6 December 2007 at 12:34 pm Permalink

    Vv design going to PRINT!! really awesome design!!

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