I don't know if I'll ever do this again (or at least not for a while), but here's a mega post. I've been busy lately, with work and other projects. For the past month, I've been slaving away trying to come up with interesting designs for Threadless.com. I recently discovered the site, and there is a link to it to the right of the page (follow the link to learn about prizes/payment/etc.) . Sorry I haven't posted these before now: like I said, I've been busy. But here they are, and I hope you enjoy.
#1. Reversal: the idea was to reverse how things are done. Instead of bombs raining down, destroying a landscape, I thought it would be interesting to have rain acting like bombs, restoring the landscape. Overall, people loved the design, but thought it a bit too busy for the eye. Final Score: 1.94/5
#2. Charles Schultz vs. M. C. Escher: Threadless has contests every few weeks or so, and the theme for this one was to pay homage to comics. I've always loved Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, and so decided to put a twist on the classic shirt that Charlie always seems to be wearing. Final Score: 2.02/5
#3. A Simple Seed: this was for another contest. The theme: MAXTOPIA, which is a combination of nature and technology. With this one, I drew a seed that was filled with tech, with sprouts in the shape of micro-chip workings. Final Score: 2.06/5
#4. I Pity the Fool Who Isn't Honest: This was a mashup of Mr. T's angsty style and Abraham Lincoln's demeanor. I wouldn't want to mess with him...would you. Unfortunately, this one wasn't getting enough votes, and the votes that did come in weren't good enough. Scoring ended early, after just one day. Final Score: 1.82/5
#5. Thought Transportation: This was a throwback to "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" but also a slap in the face to the phrase "Train of Thought". I'm tired of hearing that one way of thoughts to travel...why not a zeppelin of thought...or a camel of thought? Let your thoughts travel inventively...just...anything but a train. Final Score: 1.94/5
#6. Refined Caveman's Request: this idea popped into my head the other day. I'm not sure what I should title it. I used a font that says it's commercial free, but I'm not going to risk it. I emailed the creator of the font to see if I can use it. If not, I'll use another one. For now, enjoy the picture. Final score: 2.18/5
© 2010 Jeremy Owen
Model Photos Courtesy via Threadless.com
I suppose that's enough to keep you satisfied for now. I'll try to get more on soon. I'm working on projects for people that aren't getting done, and I'm feeling awful about it. Accordingly, I'm going to spend time working on those too and so may not post again for a while. Hope these were worth the wait.