Threadless’s Stars

Stars by Orglod is my favorite Threadless print this week. Simplicity is a great asset for this piece, making every bit of art work in contribution to the humor. My favorite moment is the star’s tiny, satisfied smile- it gives such clear personality, and the subtlety just makes it funnier. The wobbly lines of the star and lettering feel hand drawn, giving the art a charming feel, and making it seem a bit like this silly star has written the slogan himself. By saying “Everything will burn” instead of a more traditional slogan like “reach for the stars” or “never stop dreaming,” the viewer is forced to confront the reality of stars instead of their symbolic meaning. They’re huge balls of fire, so of course they don’t much care about the affairs of mammals- their thing is more setting things on fire and creating extreme, mind-boggling heat. Good for them!

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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