Woolly Wonderland by kilroy3d is my favorite Threadless print this week. I think it’s a great application of contrast, with the geometric, detailed and colorful yarn balls standing out from the loosely formed, pure white cats. This style choice makes the kittens feel even more chaotic and mischievous compared to the well-ordered yarn, which helps with the storytelling of these pets having the time of their lives in the giant yarn pile. That said, it might have been nice to see at least one yarn ball unravelling, since that process is a favorite activity for cats.
The Wanderer by ThePaperCrane has a lovely retro pastel color palette, which combines nicely with the minimal line art style to feel like an especially charming relic of the early 90s. I like the way this tarot card works the way playing cards do, with art that reads both right side up and upside down. In this case each half tells a different story, with a mountain climb up top and a desert expanse below, using a stair illusion to create a pathway between both doors and split the piece in two. Clever, and beautiful!
Cryptids by dnice25 is a really unusual take on cryptids, giving them a unique doodled style and lots of moments of humor (including backwards baseball caps and silly outfits). There’s a feeling of middle school cool, like this is something a creative student might have sketched in their notebook during biology class… just elevated with an adult’s minimalist eye. It’s fun to try and guess the monsters from their drawings (there’s an answer key at the bottom of the art), and since a few of these creatures are more on the obscure side, it’s a genuine challenge. Good stuff!
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