Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Let Them Eat Fish

So it's Lent. The Christian season of not eating meat for God. It's a tradition I've never understood, because in today's culture it is fish that is the luxury, at least in America. Still, growing up under that belief system, I figure I may toss in a couple "seasonal" bits and bobs over the next 40 days. Art and religion have always lived in harmony, after all. Personally, I'm just excited for the resurgence of fast food fish sandwiches.

Perhaps your wardrobe is a bit too meaty? Try out Endangered Species. As a joke tee, you simply can't go wrong... the art is skilled but simple enough to let the punchline shine. The concept is a winner, pairing the ever-growing popularity of sushi with the convenience we strive for. The composition is well thought out, with a successful color palette, and a layout that helps add visual interest that wouldn't be there with the fish alone. When it comes right down to it, it's exactly what you'd expect from Glennz Tees.

What's that? You don't know what to expect from Glennz Tees? Glennz (that's Glen-N-Z officially, but I sure as hell don't pronounce it like that) is only one of the people who made Threadless what it is today! He's known for knowing just the right line between art and concept, making simple yet skillful designs with some of the strongest visual jokes in the business. When you're done browsing his personal shop, check his goods over there... he's got a lot, and many are sold out, just waiting on a reprint. Definitely a designer to be familiar with, and vicariously, definitely a shop to keep tabs on.

1 comment:

John Will Balsley said...

I'm really enjoying these designs, I saw some of your stuff on Threadless.

I'll keep in touch!