02 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Springleap’s Longing to Breathe

Longing to Breathe by kookylove recently won Springleap‘s Battle of the Best contest, wherein winners from the rest of the year go head to head to design the best shirt. And I have to say, it definitely lives up to the hype. Although the concept isn’t new, it’s executed to perfection- the helmet and gas mask are sketched out, dark grey dinginess on a black shirt. But reflected in those eyes, brilliant color! The field of sunflowers grows like the promise of spring and fluffy clouds amble across the brilliantly blue sky. The best of times and the worst of times, all in one moment. I like the ambiguity, which leaves you wondering if that garden scene is a dream, or if instead he’s managed to escape the darkness and find a clean new world.

Winners at Springleap earn R$4000 (about US $500) and R2 per reprinted shirt sold.

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