Threadless’s Aloha Meowaii

Aloha Meowaii by Gloopz is my favorite Threadless print this week. It’s a fresh take on summer imagery, and the addition of cats is a move that should make it even more popular than the average summer shirt. Even better, they’re a thoughtfully handled addition- each cat perches on its surfboard in a different pose, giving each a unique personality. They’re also given a reason to be participating in this unusual activity, with jumping fish hinting that this might actually be a hunting expedition. Since this is a difficult endeavor and cats notoriously hate the water, it gives them a daredevil edge that helps the design to feel even more exciting and funny. I also like the stylized look of the big wave, which is a nice, subtle reference to The Great Wave Off Kanagawa. Combine all that with this faded, vintage color palette and you’ve got an absolute winner!

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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