03 August 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Alien Sushis

Alien Sushis by Ilustrata is my favorite Threadless print this week. I was immediately impressed by how well the piece hews to the comic book style, right down to the high contrast shadows, tapered line art, and retro distressing. What makes this design so fun, though, is how it manages to use the sushi’s familiar look and shape in three distinct ways. Most prominent are the sushi UFOs, sporting salmon-colored portals on their sides and thick tractor beams shining down from their cores. But there’s also a sushi face for the poor man trapped by the beams, a nice bit of storytelling that also injects the scene with some genuine menace. And to cap things off, the character out front drops a full container of sushi- a great idea to show the real thing to help ground the more fantastic versions, and the drop is a smart way to add a bit more motion and action. Very cool!

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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