Bird X-Ray

Bird X-Ray

The Sports look, for better or worse, seems to add a bit of maturity to this design by way of the drinking and profanity that seems to go hand in hand with athletic spectatorship.

MIA

MIA

There’s a certain cultural tipping point with source material past which it is difficult to seem original or generate interest.

Someone Loves Me

Someone Loves Me

There is something to be said, something of value contained within the exaggerated, stylized, and surreal depiction of comic book characters that was there in the 90’s.

There’s Always Light

There’s Always Light

While this design could clearly work within the rectangular format, in adapting it to apparel and cutting out the rectangular framing Ninjajo achieves a design that perfectly compliments the human form.

Electric Street

Electric Street

This design doesn’t entertain the march of time ; there’s a definite feel to the piece, but it isn’t one of wear and tear.

Mickey Skull

Mickey Skull

…a statement about greed and the corruption of an artistic field by a soulless corporation.

Urban Cartoon Collage

Urban Cartoon Collage

This design is a confluence of art forms that lend it its mass appeal.

Colorful Architect

Colorful Architect

This design is indeed a modern , subtle, and sophisticated tribute to the Bauhaus movement.

Not a God

Not a God

Even with the teeth, even before the ‘thematic’ conventions of hentai entered the public consciousness, long tubular forms are difficult to render without inadvertently suggesting something- suggestive

Synchronize

Synchronize

Sometimes we choose a design based purely on aesthetics, sometimes it's more the affiliation (I'm a fan of x), but other times a design can be aesthetically pleasing and simultaneously unassuming or ambiguous in a way that invites conversation without forcing the...

Toshio Saeki

Toshio Saeki

…it’s an interesting tableau of violence, eroticism, and indifference.

Flowers #01

Flowers #01

Don’t let the message and flowers fool you, this design is not your run of the mill “hippie shit”.

The Catch

The Catch

While puns are said to be the lowest form of humor, the visual pun is at least better than the lazy pop-culture mashup that prevails in the world of graphic tees.

Turbo Bunny

Turbo Bunny

While neither Kandinsky nor the Memphis Group in palette or form…

Modern Lotus

Modern Lotus

‘Modern Lotus’ points to that connection between pcb and art deco. A connection that was never truly made within the artistic community.

Fairy Knight

Fairy Knight

This design truly surpasses the typical soft and dark contrast of pastel goth and punk; in doing the design stands as an example of what the style might achieve were it to broaden its conventions

Pop Foliage on Yellow

Pop Foliage on Yellow

Typically within the world of apparel it’s only brand centric designs and patterns that are allowed to be decorative

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Apparel as a canvas is generally ill suited to realistic representation. Designs typically get lost as a distance and through repeated washings so that blockier prints tend to fair better.

Rainbow

Rainbow

The hair gives the design its energy. Theres something Fauvist about its jarring shifts in color, maybe late 80’s- early 90’s in its wild pattern

That’s Life

That’s Life

“That’s Life, That’s what all the people say”

Punish The Wicked

Punish The Wicked

This design on a grey shirt is essentially a neoclassical tattoo, of a morbid subject, rendered on a canvas the color of a corpse. It wouldn’t work as well as a tattoo on a living person as it does in its current state.

Shapes & Nightmares

Shapes & Nightmares

Art criticism, art interpretation invariable looks for meaning in order to justify its own existence, but sometimes meaning follows creation, and sometimes meaning is absent altogether until someone asks for it.

Chihiro Spirit

Chihiro Spirit

While Ostensibly this image is about Spirited Away, upon closer inspection one can see that the subject become more a canvas for stylistic exploration.