Threadless: I’ll Meditate and Then Destroy You

I’ll Meditate and Then Destroy You by tobefonseca takes an excellent slogan and improves it with a smart text treatment and detailed backing imagery. It’s a funny concept because meditation is usually associated with calmness and passivity, so there’s humor in the idea of someone using it for concentrated destruction and rage instead. Using a flowing cursive script for the word Meditate emphasizes its airy, delicate qualities while bold capitals for Destroy feels like an angry punch. The clash between styles makes each feel even more extreme. Meanwhile, the background’s intricate pattern of lines, curves and circles suits the meditation theme well, reminding me of a monk’s careful sand art arrangements. Small yoga-like drawn elements like the simple lotus flower motif, drip shapes, and swooping curves support the theme as well, making it seem like a typical positive thinking style of shirt (until you actually read the message). Very well done.

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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