20 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria impresses with recent prints

Camiseteria is a Brazil-based contest site that has long drawn comparisons to Threadless, but rather than be content to imitate, a couple of recent prints prove that these guys are pushing boundaries and making bold choices.

Space Inside of Me by Rodrigo Chinellatto is a great example of what I mean. While other shirts have played with the idea of painted stripes before, this might be the most complete and impressive execution of the idea that I’ve seen. Three realistic and well-drawn painters are shown, hard at work creating the stripes. In their art, we see a space scene full of vibrant blues and twinkling stars. It’s skilled work, but what really sealed the deal for me is how well it’s been printed. The stripes cover the entire shirt, front and back. They took a great design and realized it in the most high-end way possible, which is awesome to see.

I’m also impressed with Teatro de Netuno by Vinicius Carvas, a design that is essentially two shirts in one. In a unique approach to the idea of inside and outside, each side of the tee has a different design on it. One side shows a child about to enter what I guess is a nautical carnival attraction of some kind, and flipping the shirt inside out reveals that same child in an underwater scene. It’s a slick concept, and the model photos reveal one potential use for such a shirt- when two people own it, they can each display a different part of the story. Design By Humans experimented with similar concepts early on, but it has been awhile since I’ve seen this kind of production method tackled and there’s still plenty of potential to be mined there.

Camiseteria welcomes entries from all over the world, and winners earn R$800 cash and R$500 in Camiseteria products.

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