07/21/2014 Top Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

Two of my favorite artists and they are both Game of Thrones designs to boot!!

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07/21/14 Top Pick; Hound’s Red Ale

“You lived your life for the king. You gonna die for some chickens?”

“Someone is.” What a bad ass quote for a bad ass Hound!

star Composition – Awesome bilateral symmetry. The type fits in nicely with the rest of the composition.

star Lines and Forms – Nice clean descriptive strokes. I can’t find a single area in this design that isn’t interesting!

star Color – Wonderful gradations of grays. Interesting pops of red and yellow are well-balanced throughout the design.

Thank You Jimiyo

Buy This Shirt! Hound’s Red Ale

 

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07/21/14 Top Pick; The Incredible Imp

“Perhaps you should speak to me more softly then. Monsters are dangerous and just now kings are dying like flies. ”

star Composition – Wonderful grounded triangle composition with Tyrion at the apex. This creates the visual illusion of transforming from Dwarf to Monster.

star Typography – Awesome comic book typographic treatment. Fun re-imagining of Incredible Hulk #1!

Thank You Olipop

Buy This Shirt! The Incredible Imp

05/05/2014 Top 3 Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

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05/05/14 Top 3 Pick;  Crow

“There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.” This dark Crow stands strong within the cool, arctic blues and whites of the lone wolf image.  Wonderful image within an image. Jon’s dark garment is created out of a nice silhouette with the underlying image showing through to add textures and form.  I love the wild strokes on the wolf’s collar area forming its fur and the appearance of ice crystals.  At first glance I was captivated by the large image of the wolf, big and bright against the dark background. The flying crow naturally creates the form of the wolf’s eye slit. Beautiful symbolism showing the duality of Jon’s allegiance, to house Stark and his own brothers of The Night’s Watch.

Thank You Chrisables

Buy This Shirt! Crow

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05/05/14 Top 3 Pick; Lion

“Power resides where men believe it resides. No more and no less. . . A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.” In this design, Tyrion’s figure is bold and solid black (a shadow if you will) and most of the texture lies within the lion’s head. The checkered floor serves as a wonderful way to express space and perspective. The pattern is also used as a form of ornamentation to show the lavish Red Keep of King’s Landing. The use of the bright, golden color on the wall sconces, hair, and glowing eye unifies the scene with the larger lion image. This design definitely embodies the Lannister words, Hear Me Roar.

Thank You Chrisables

Buy This Shirt! Lion

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05/05/14 Top 3 Pick; Weese, Dunsen…

Every (under)dog has his day. Arya Stark will have her revenge, but will she lose herself in the process? She has known many names and perhaps more: Arry, Weasel, Boy, Horseface, Lumpyhead, Cat of the Canals, the Blind Girl, Mercy. The direwolf sigil in the background suggests she remembers who she is, but for how long? With seemingly all of Westeros on her list, she marches forward with her companion, Needle. The blue, gray, and black color scheme expresses the grim events that have occurred to her family and the dark path she is on. Her facial expression is harsh, angry, and determined. Wonderful sketch-like texture used for the figure adds complexity and stress. My favorite part of this design is the text. Having the type at an angle shows perspective, depth, and works as a  path to destruction. Remember, all men must die.

Thank You Sergiomancinelli

Buy This Shirt! Weese, Dunsen…

05/04/2014 Top 3 Picks – Daily Shirt Designs

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05/04/14 Top 3 Pick; Rogue Leader

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! Awesome render of the X-Wing spacecraft. The amount of lines and details in this design are out of this world! I very much enjoy the old-style bold script type creating the fancy red frame around the design. The thin lines creating the sunburst around the craft are a great way to lead the eye to the main focal point and help it stand out from all the patterns contained in the design.

Thank You Buzatron

Buy This Shirt! Rogue Leader

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05/04/14 Top 3 Pick; Bounty Hunter

Another awesome Star Wars design today! A gruff render of the bounty hunter Boba Fett’s helmet. Wonderful use of large, bold strokes and shape to create a larger image. While this design looks plain, the dry brush effect causes a distressed look and gives it complexity. The eye is to meant to finish the shapes in certain areas which keeps this design interesting. The missing shapes and negative space give the design an element of mystery and intrigue as well, playing on the hidden identity of the man behind the helmet.

Thank You Victorsbeard

Buy This Shirt! Bounty Hunter

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05/04/14 Top 3 Pick; Vive La Imp

Ok, so this is not a Star Wars shirt, but it is a design I definitely enjoy. Viva La Revolution! Tyrion Lannister is absolutely one of my favorite Game of Thrones characters! This design renders Peter Dinklage in a heroic and revolutionary way which fits thematically with his persona in the series. You can almost hear the shouts of “Half Man!” in the background. The solid, basic black and white colors on a red shirt is bold and makes a statement which is why this combination is usually the color palette in most propaganda. I especially enjoy the little details. Like the little lion on his beret, the slash across his face, and the three-letter label.

Thank You Nertee Designs

Buy This Shirt! Vive La Imp