Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Gangsta Rip" by tat2ts

Now, those of you that know me will attest to the fact that I am not big into the "skull and bones" kind of thing, but this design was just too cool to pass up!

"Gangsta Rip" by "tat2ts" is a great example of how pixel graphics CAN be good shirt designs! I first saw this design when "tat" was showing off old sketchbook drawings that he had turned into shirt designs. The design is clean and well executed - he did a wonderful job of transferring the piece from scan to usable design!

The part I love most has to be the "rip" part of the design! I'm a huge fan of "trompe l'oeil" art (art that fools the eye, used commonly in murals - something that looks completely real but is totally constructed using light and shadows) and this is a fabulous instance of such an image used on clothing!

"Tat2ts" is actually a tattoo artist and it shows in his work! We'll definitely be seeing more from him here on Five Shirts a Week!

Get this shirt at the Insan Art Store or Make Your Own!

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