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The Burton Collection
Devious Ghost, Grave Wedding, Pumpkins and Nightmares, Scissors and Butterflies
Another wonderful collection from Vincent Trinidad!
Thank you, Vincent Trinidad!
The White Rabbit
Thank you, xMorfina!
Concept – a general notion or idea
Render – to represent, depict, as in drawing or painting, the ability or skill to represent an idea using an image
Composition – the act of combining parts or elements to form a whole. The manner of being composed; structure.
Color – overall color palette. The quality of an object or substance with respect to light reflected by the object, usually determined visually by measurement of hue, saturation, and brightness of the reflected light; saturation or chroma; hue.
Line work – Quality of lines produced, variety or contrast of thickness, clean, or expressive.
Typography – The art or process of expression through type and letter forms.
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A great day for Alice in Wonderland!
12/03/14 Top Pick; The Flowers of Wonderland
Color Scheme – I love the warm colors in contrast with the cool blues and grays of the leaves on the navy blue background. Although there are warm and cool colors, they seem to harmonize well.
Typography – Wonderful looping script type. It nicely weaves through the field of flowers. It boldly serves at the main component in this design.
Composition – The typography slants across the field leading the eye through the flowers. The little Alice figure in the bottom right corner is nicely balanced with the smaller type in the top left corner.
Also, I love the little branches with buds which add decoration to the flowers. Can you spot the hidden white rabbit? Too cute!
Thank You Gemma Roman
Buy This Shirt! The Flowers of Wonderland
12/03/14 Top Pick; Curiouser and Curiouser
Lines and Forms – Megan Lara! Geez, master of expressing my favorite characters in an elaborate Art Nouveau style. Wonderful thick outlines. Beautiful floral motifs. Expressive hair and doll like faces.
Color Scheme – Wonderful muted earthy hues.
Composition – Elaborate frames which seem to visually retell the story.
Thank You Megan Lara
Buy This Shirt! Curiouser and Curiouser
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.
Thank You Buzatron
Buy This Shirt! Titan
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.
Thank You MedusaDollymaker
Buy This Shirt! Rabbit Hole
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.
Thank You Violinsane
Buy This Shirt! Inspector Spacetime