Monday, August 13, 2007

New Subs Reviews

Messages From The Reverse - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

This week's prints are not bad. I was kinda hoping for a sale, but I'm still feeling one. Anyways, here's the lowdown.

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
This shirt is really fun and I think it has a great appeal to kids. The illustration is great and the use of negative space is well done.

A Birth Day
I think this one is funny, but I think it isn't that good enough to have been printed. It is one of the better designed one of its type, but I still don't really like how this was printed this week.

Messages From the Reverse
This is my favorite from this week. I like the illustration and how it looks on the shirt. I'm not particularly fond of the purple version, but I'm a guy, so I don't have to worry about that. Really nice work and great job for only a 2.32 score.

Skip Dessert
Yeah, congratulations to the winner, but I don't think this should have been printed. It isn't even that well illustrated and I've heard people say "skip rope" but I always refer to it as jump rope. I just think there should have been some other shirt or maybe even another reprint or something besides this shirt.

Pense Pas BĂȘte
This is nice looking, but I don't know how it will appeal since it is all in Spanish (or Portuguese?) and I think it won't be easy to understand if you can't read it. I still think it was designed well though.

Beasts and Pearls
This is a nice drawing and I like the detail on this, but I don't really like how it looks on a shirt. I'm glad threadless is printing lower scored shirts though. This gives me hope for some of my designs, haha.

The reprints this week were both good ones too. Glennz is just classic and always good to reprint. So I think Defend the Kingdom was a great choice to reprint. And FrequenCity is just a great shirt. I probably will buy it, as I tend to buy reprints more than new shirts.

2 comments:

MJ said...

Pense Pas Bete is actually in French, not that it really matters (I know just enough French to recognize it, but not quite enough to understand it). And yeah, word on Birth Day. It's been done so much at Threadless that I'm frankly kind of shocked it made the cut (plus, the styling screams La Fraise to me).

lsmc88 said...

Yeah, someone pointed this out to me also. I kinda knew it wasn't Spanish, which is why I put the ? instead of a definite answer. But yeah, now that I know that, I don't really get that French feel from the sub.