04/01/14 Top 3 Pick; Titan
Remember the original Titan, Andre the Giant? This design is a wonderful callback to the original Fairey “Obey” design. The Titan’s face is large and close up. It’s rendered in solid outlines, in a grayscale color palette. The bold red box stands out on the gray head. The design is squarely contained in a large tall rectangle demanding to by obeyed.
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04/01/14 Top 3 Pick; Rabbit Hole
“You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” Okay, this isn’t a mash up with The Matrix but the reference still seemed appropriate because the red in this design really pops! This dream like design features a sweet large white bunny, with a big soft round eye. The gentleman rabbit wears a detailed fabric garment complete with a pocket watch. The white roses seem to drip with red paint. Meanwhile, the interesting winding thorny tendrils pull you in.
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04/01/14 Top 3 Pick; Inspector Spacetime
Looks like I can finally pick a Doctor Who shirt without having to talk about a Doctor Who shirt! This handsome design is actually a reference to a Doctor Who parody from the tv show, Community. I enjoy the star-space texture on the figure’s suit. The design contains nice, fine outlines around the space texture and gears to create a deco style background. The tall, serif letter forms fit nicely with the design. The blue and gold tones make this design stand out.
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03/17/14 Top 3 Pick; Abed Rises
This Community dark masked vigilante is ready to hit the streets accompanied by his symbol in the rear of the design. This comical subject matter is wonderfully communicated effectively in the graphic novel style. The bright symbol in the background creates a great center focal point and adds highlights on the dark costume. The deteriorated, broken apart effect on the background is very detailed and creates visual excitement.
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03/17/14 Top 3 Pick; Daryl’s Hunters Academy
This post-apocalyptic zombie hunter is surround by his weapons of choice. The emblem is well crafted with details about the character. The undead, bruised color scheme looks great on both available shirt colors, gray and brown. I enjoy that red-purple outlines, against that faded green-gray conveying masculinity, military supplies, and decay. The figure’s gaunt face and white out eyes in the center of the design is treated in lighter tones making him appear to pop off the emblem background. I also very much enjoy the details on the rip, frayed banner that appears like a wrap torn off for an injury. The blades make a gleaming fanned out wing effect around the disembodied heads balancing out the lighter tones in the center.
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03/17/14 Top 3 Pick; Classic Maniacs
These classic Universal Monsters are the first Animaniacs. These nocturnal monsters are doing “The same thing [they] do every night, … try to take over the world!” I love these guys! Simple animated villains on a studio backdrop in a classic grayscale design. The little monsters have a pleasant thick-thin ratio of lines and details using gray tones. I especially like the treatment of their large round eyes.
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