There’s something interesting about a design, a style, an approach that feels like it shouldn’t work, but ultimately does.
Normally when you think ‘less is more’ in a design you think about the extreme end of simplicity e.g. Geometric abstraction of minimalism. This Design does well in that it’s minimal in both the compositional and detailed sense without you realizing it.
Stylistically this image is very reminiscent of that of the OVA ‘Dead Leaves” in its use of jarringly bright colors and thick black outlines.
The power of this image is in the ambiguity that this art style lends to the subject.
‘The bait’ works fine as a larger, more abstract shape, but it’s the closer inspection that reveals the power of the image.
Bones and Botany works in that it is pleasing at the macro level and curious upon closer inspection.
It’s nice sometimes to forgo the polish of a finished work. Sometimes in fact a preliminary sketch can seem to surpass the finished product in effectively eliciting the intended response.
One area within apparel and art in general that has never gotten its due is technical drawings. True, this design isn’t exactly a blue print, but it doesn’t seek to represent the tank, the machinery as anything other than what it is
The Show ‘Cowboy Bebop’ does not suffer a lack of good t-shirt designs. One of the hallmarks of the show was the way in which it blended genres and styles such as noire, scifi, westerns, or jazz
Mixed media, the dirty Rauschenberg style of composition is largely absent from the world of apparel. Why this is is hard to say; while this design does have specific elements that might get lost in translation is also has large and bold elements that will transfer...
‘Ukiyoe Blinky’ is an amazing design. Unlike many of the pop culture shirts you’ll find on sites like TeeFury or Riptapparel this design can stand on its own without reference to the original IP.
There’s something nice about the juxtaposition of death and a house cat; it sort of softens the image and prospect.
. These figures, beginning with Godzilla and steadily multiplying, the Kaiju were an allegory for the destruction of the nuclear bombs that devastated the country alongside more conventional horrors and ordinances unleashed by America…
What makes this image so dynamic is the confluence of so many stylistic influences that serve to frame the imperial and disdainful expression of the figure’s face.
‘Nomad’ as a design is masterful in its ability to tease a narrative and instantly establish tone.