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

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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

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03/31/2014 Top 3 Picks- Daily Shirt Designs

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03/31/14 Top 3 Pick; Dreaming Of Electric Shreep (sic)

The answer to the age old question posed by Philip K. Dick. The novel would later be adapted into the better known film, Blade Runner. The artist nicely depicts the book title by using cute round figures. The artist effectively portrays the android logo as a sleeping figure while keeping it recognizable by use of form and color.

Thank You TeeTurtle

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03/31/14 Top 3 Pick; Rock, Man!

Remember that 80’s metal band, Mega Man? Well, maybe it was a video game but this shirt definitely rocks! For those in the dark, Mega Man was originally known as Rock Man in Japan (of the Roll variety). Awesome pixel design. I love the large scale of the typography in the foreground. The extreme angles in the letter forms and gradation give it a totally 80’s appearance.

Thank You BiggStankDogg

Buy this Shirt! Rock, Man!

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03/31/14 Top 3 Pick; Direwolf Winter Lager

Dorne can keep their wine, give me beer! I can just imagine the barrels fermenting in the crypts beneath Winterfell with all the Stark ancestors. The design is clean and uses a single color on a gray background. The old style etching quality and the organic forms on the sides of the design give it a beer label appearance. Remember to Drink Responsibly!

Thank You BustedTees

Buy this Shirt! Direwolf Winter Lager