Apparels

Threadless’s Rib & Birch

Rib & Birch by kooky love is my favorite Threadless print this week. I’ve seen a lot of anatomy-inspired designs centering on ribcages, and this piece’s choice to convert the bones to birch is by far the most satisfying application I’ve seen. Just a few dashed lines and speckles make the ribs feel authentically bark-like, and even the shape of the ribcage itself starts to feel like the narrow dome of a tree’s splayed branches. A bright red cardinal perches appropriately in the heart position, offering the design’s only burst of bright color. And heavy gobs of snow make their way down the fabric, like the first moments of an oncoming blizzard. It’s the perfect winter scene, soft in detail but packing a punch in the big picture.

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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