15 June 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Bear With Me

Bear With Me by kookylove will make you see a familiar phrase in a whole new way. When most people say “bear with me,” they’re asking the listener to be patient. But in this scenario, the speaker has a literal bear standing behind them, paws resting on shoulders like he’s handing out back rubs. If you knew this was going on, you’d be patient all right- mainly because you’d be afraid they might sic the bear on you! Rather than threatening, though, this bear conveys a peaceful spirit, eyes closed and a thin grin on his snout. This is the sort of bear who inspires bear hugs. His human pal is also a happy sort, despite the headset that indicates some sort of work is taking place. It’s a really neat premise, and is executed very well. I love the way the slogan is framed by the bear’s arms and shoulders, bridging the gap between the two characters. There’s also some lovely subtle texture that roughs up the lettering and gives the bear’s fur some visual interest. Excellent work!

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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