16 November 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Old Cowboys Never Die

Old Cowboys Never Die by Jemae is my favorite Threadless print this week. I love the ambiance of this piece, the way it communicates a hot, dry environment and a kind of stoicism in the face of danger. The split between the two skulls, human and cattle, speaks to the way this environment is equally hazardous for both, even intelligence can’t save you from vast, inhospitable distances of desert rocks. The way the cattle horn balances with the cowboy hat’s brim is iconic, and I love the way the peak of the hat fades into a rocky plateau. There’s a roughness in the dark lines that makes them feel quickly scrawled, like a moment captured in time in between more perilous escapades. The sun provides a great background, and is cut off at the bottom in a way that feels simultaneously like dripping paint and the shadowy outlines of a distant canyon. Very slick.

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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