Paper Tiger

Design by dhectwenty

Paper Tiger by dhectwenty on Threadless
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dhectwenty
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Paper tiger is a literal English translation of the Chinese phrase zhǐ lǎohǔ, meaning something that seems as threatening as a tiger, but is really harmless. This Chinese colloquialism is similar to the English phrase "its bark is worse than its bite".

Tigers have long been stereotyped as a dangerous, menacing terror to the humans, which paints this creature an unfair image. Tigers are typically listed as shy animals by experts. This design is to bring an awareness to this dwindling numbers of tigers in the wild. The numbers are falling off rapidly due to illegal poaching, habitat degradation, loss of prey. The concept behind this design is that when a person saw this design from afar, they'll see a tiger. But the closer they get, they'll see the tiger is only made of papers, which symbolizes a self created threat we created against the wild creature.

mirisch

Wonderful!

WEAREYAWN

wow, super cool!!

Sandalo
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cool idea.

ben chen
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cool

joaolauro
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wow, that's pretty cool

herky
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wicked! $5

dschwen
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RAD!

andyg
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Very nice!

alexmdc
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wow nice work!

L-M-N-O-P
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:)

chaopi

love it!!!

ilovedoodle
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Real Cool!

eQuivalent
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yeah $

FRICKINAWESOME
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Really cool visual pun, loving the colors and real world materials you used, that sometimes doesn't translate to a good t-shirt but you proved the odds wrong.

Pigologist

nice touch i like 5$

dieindie

Love it. As cool as tigers are I'm incredibly tired of all the tiger tee designs I see. Somehow this one manages to pull itself above the rest of the rabble.

YaaH
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Ronin60
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I like this much. very neat.

thechild
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very cool

evan3
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i strongly approve 5!

RicoMambo
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fantastic

biotwist
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inastaprint

igo2cairo
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Cool design and I really like the inspiration behind it!

mcmarcg

cool man.

deep space monkey
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I love the mixed media collage effect here

dampa
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cool color!

bogdant

very nice!

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