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Threadless’s Great Hot Dog

Great Hot Dog by Ilustrata is my favorite Threadless print this week. The artist’s series of food in Japanese action movie poster style has all been pretty great, but I especially love the way this composition highlights the length of the hot dog with strong perspective and the way it looms threateningly over the tall buildings nearby. The yellows and reds of the explosions match the hot dog’s coloring well, creating a palette that is warm and exciting, with a pop of cool blue vehicles to add interest and highlight the danger. There’s even a bit of sly storytelling in the small hot dog billboard that can be spotted on one of the skyscrapers- the contrast between the smiling wiener in the ad and the terrifying scowl of the Godzilla-sized sausage definitely gets the imagination spinning as the viewer invents an explanation for the shift in mood and size.

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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