22 March 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s I Need More Space

I Need More Space by buko is my favorite Threadless shirt this week. To me, it’s an intriguing mix of the past and the future- a piece of obsolete technology paired with the astronaut, a figure who always seems to come from a few decades ahead of us. Seeing this figure of excitement and exploration toiling away with a mundane vacuum cleaner is a funny image, the kind that makes you wonder what other chores he’s been busy with (in space, who puts the garbage bins out?). But I think my favorite aspect of the piece is the effortless way it mixes styles. The floppy disk has a crisp, realistic look. Space is delicate, with heavily shaded planets that provide drama and a powdering of distant stars that communicate depth. The spaceman, for his part, is pure cartoon-y goodness. But it all works together in telling a story, and the differing style highlight the size and category contrasts that the humor is built on.

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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