Highway to Hell by vincenttrinidad is my favorite Threadless print this week. I like the way it takes a trio of very scary characters, literal death and demons, and makes them seem like a jolly group out on a road trip. The text’s 80s vibes gives the scene the feel of a retro buddy comedy, as though they’re up to cheeky hijinks rather than death and destruction. The details of the piece, though, make it clear they’re still very much about the afterlife, with flames lining the streets, a desert location emphasizing lack of life, and even a road sign pointing the way to Hell. Silly, but also surprisingly stylish.
Go Vote! by dfonseca creates a really fun voting mascot. He’s in classic vintage cartoon style, right down to those chunky boots that old comic characters always seemed to wear. And befitting his retro styling, the voting method of a checked form slotted into a literal ballot box also feels pleasantly old-fashioned. It speaks to the traditional nature of voting, of contributing to what will one day become history.
Delivering Beyond Expectations by DRO72 strikes me as a shirt about appreciating the little wins of life. Is it a big deal to finally mail that letter you’ve been meaning to post? Not really. Is it even the biggest thing you’ll do that day? Probably not. But does it still count as an accomplishment? Something to be crossed off that pesky to do list? Absolutely! And, as the overly enthusiastic mailbox seems to say, that is worth celebrating. I love the crazy look his eyes have (courtesy of those uneven pupils) and the pure pride of his outstretched arms.
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