Cross Road Blues

Design by thegoodpope

Cross Road Blues by thegoodpope on Threadless
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thegoodpope
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Created for THREADWARS III: Round 4 Theme: Music

Robert Johnson (1911 � 1938) is arugably one of America's greatest guitar player. Spin put him 1st on their list of 35 Guitar Gods, & in RS put him 5th on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists.

Amazingly, Johnson recorded only 29 songs before dying suspiciously at the age of 27. Because his life has been so poorly documented (eg. there are only 2 photos of him) the legends have surpassed whatever the truth might be and also given birth to a Faustian myth that was the inspiration for this design.

With songs like 'Cross Road Blues,' 'Me and the Devil Blues' and 'Hellhound on My Trail' many believed that Johnson's skills came from a deal with the Devil who he meet near Clarksdale, Mississippi. It's a tale of fame and fortune at the cost of ones soul.

With this design, I wanted to create an electric dream in red, white & blue and have it all made up of lines.

Whether you know the story of Johnson or not, I think the shirt is self explanatory. I hope you like it (at least more then my threadwars challenger's design ;)

Please check out these detail images before voting!:

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scibeck

rooster shmooster. . .i'll take Robert Johnson! ;-)

Fungusamungus

Love the lines in the jackets and the brick detailing on the bus terminal. Really great look!

FRICKINAWESOME
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Really really elegant line work...love the huge placement on front, the full depth of your work is on display and really weighs evenly on the shirt. Awesome back print as well.

thegoodpope
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Thanks everyone!

This tournament has been a real challenge for me and I can't believe I've made it this far.

And while it's not over yet, this is definitely my toughest match up yet (Alex is a Threadless juggernaut!)

So thanks for the comments and support, it's definitely appreciated!

YaaH

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v.calahan

Cool work!

alexmdc
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nice work! diggin the concept!

Goto75

Looking really great! Nice style!

Shinryuu

COOL I like red one@@

if you have a minute, please score my design.^^

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Beaumont L

Sideburns are patches of facial hair grown on the sides of the face, extending from the hairline to below the ears and worn with an unbearded chin. The term "sideburns" is a 19th century corruption of the original burnsides, named after American Civil War general Ambrose Burnside, a man known for his unusual facial hairstyle that connected thick sideburns by way of a moustache but left the chin clean-shaven.

nbomber

5!

WEAREYAWN

very cool!

GRANDR

Great idea and nice design!!

rodrigobhz

Looks GREAT on the shirt!!!

Blacvamp

Awesome!

melanies felony

love the crossroads story/myth. nice tee LOVE THE SIMPLICITY

blue sparrow

Very stylishly designed tee and love the backstory!

RicoMambo

very cool, wish you victory!!!!!

Intarzista

So good....def 5$$$! :)

thegoodpope
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Thanks Everyone! Only hours left, so we'll see if this is where my Threadwars III journey ends.

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