Threadless’s Soda Can X-Ray

Soda Can X-Ray by Ilustrata is my favorite Threadless print this week. The type of illustration, where a familiar character or object is shown in a diagram that exposes the strange anatomy within, is always a lot of fun and made even more appealing here through the sheer charm of the character. This can’s glowing eyes, quiet blush and proud grin make him seem nervous but pleased that the viewer has taken an interest. The distressed look and use of halftones give a nice retro vibe, and the vintage tones of the orange and teal shades use reinforce it well. My favorite detail, though, has to be the way soda’s fizzy nature is shown in the bubbles of the can’s interior, which really conveys the drink’s refreshing nature.

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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