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Turtles in Japan
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Pac & Ms. Pac
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05/22/14 Top Pick; Sons Of Mischief
It’s true, some girls love bad boys. Just look at this rendering of Loki. What’s not to love about this mischievous supervillain? Everything about this design is perfect. I’m speechless! This shirt leaves me in awe. I love the color choices. I love the composition. I could almost kiss Loki’s face (sorry Thor!). Medusa, I would love to see your process!
Thank You MedusaTheDollmaker
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05/22/14 Top Pick; Ken & Ryu’s Street Fighting Academy
Hadouken. Shoryuken. Tatsumaki. These are some of the moves you will learn at this Shoto academy! I really enjoy the warm color palette on the navy blue shirt. By substituting the whites for a light cream color it keeps with the same family of colors and the overall design appears warm. The arrows create a nice texture for the circular frame and illustrate the move inputs. The gradation along with the bold light lines convey the motion of the dynamic upward moving fist. All in all, this shirt scores a total KO!
Thank You OdysseyRoc
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05/22/14 Top Pick; The Sleeping Rose
One of my all time favorite Disney movies! Yes, I already bought my ticket to go watch Maleficent on opening weekend!! Wonderful romantic design. Aurora aka Briar Rose, is lovingly placed on a soft pillow as she slumbers. The many delicate folds of her covers are soft and decorated with roses. Her frame is wonderfully detailed. It shows the balance between the evil bright poisonous green enchantment and her good pink blossoming roses. My favorite part is the bright glowing green, pink, and blue spots in the center. They nicely represent her loving Fairy Godmothers Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather.
Thank You Nados
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05/13/14 Top 3 Pick: Poke Fighter II
This shirt is a KO! I guess this is the next evolution of fighters. Awesome collection of mashed up characters featuring the original eight “World Warriors”: Ryu, Ken, Guile, Zangief, Dhalsim, Chun-Li, Blanka, and E. Honda. The little figures are nicely placed together in their action pose. Each Pokémon figure nicely emulates a Street Fighter through their outfits or hair style. Blanka/Pikachu is a particular standout. Great solid bold colors and heavy bold lines. I enjoy the combination of both franchises’ fonts to create this hybrid bold block title.
Thank You Louis Wulwick
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05/13/14 Top 3 Pick: Sailor Team
Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus. Sailor Moon and her fellow guardians are all here in a bold team pose. These magical teenage heroines are depicted in a simple silhouette in front of a big bright moon, almost like “Bond” girls or “Charlie’s Angels”. Their elegant bodies with long legs and arms are nicely portrayed together as a team. I love that the combination of the colorful, space-like background and the large, round moon have a nice “James Bond” opening credits quality.
Thank You Ed Woody
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05/13/14 Top 3 Pick: Nosferatu Scooby
Like zoinks! The spooky and iconic Nosferatu shadow scene with a comical twist. This monotone design portrays the mysterious vampire’s shadow lurking behind two of the Mystery Machine’s members. Shaggy and Scooby seem to slink up the stair, frightened as usual with the long-nailed monster in pursuit. I enjoy the wonderful well-shaped dark silhouettes in the dim-lit scene. The simple lines and angles elegantly reveal a staircase. This design is nicely contained within a circular vignette to show the light source revealing the shadows.
Thank You Six Eyed Monster
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