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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.
wow, super cool!!
wow, that's pretty cool
wow nice work!
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.
nice touch i like 5$
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.
I like this much. very neat.
this is awesome
i strongly approve
Cool design and I really like the inspiration behind it!
I love the mixed media collage effect here