don't say you'll never leave

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don't say you'll never leave by mikemills on Threadless
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mikemills
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Thanks! The submission thing was a little bugged, so here's my original explanation for the concept:

The idea behind this shirt was to integrate all or part of a written short-story into the design. Text (even lots of text) on a shirt is nothing new, but I wanted to see how much of a narrative I could integrate into the art without bogging it down or making it feel like an image snagged from a book.

C_ROK06

fantastic! 5buy.

Lupencia

wow, very nice...

polynothing

I love this, and have to say, it's one of the more original shirts I've seen posted.
$5

squintygirl

This is amazing! I hope they print this, and when they print this, I hope that they do it justice. $5!!!

bananaphone

wow, nice to see something original, and very well executed too.

adam antium

beautiful job man!

stingerstyler

one of the most awesome and original subs in a very long time. wonderful combination of artforms (design, writing) AND techniques, styles and distress work.

greatness!

subgenuis

First time I've ever wanted a 6 box.

staffell

this design is off the hook! 5

Jemae

Perfect!

Ava Adore

excellent.
nicely done!

mikemills
mikemills profile pic Artist

Thanks! The story was kinda culled together from different experiences I had taking the bus to work. All the details (people, events) are real, but I don't think any of them happened on the same day.

tracerbullet

This is beautiful. The only thing that bothers me is the poor grammar/sentence structure...but that's just because I'm very anal about that stuff.

magdela

i live on one of the streets in the full story. this creeped me out, but i love the design!

FreedomHangsLikeHeaven

even if i didn't like the design, which i do, i would buy it just for that story. im writing a one similar to this right now. i thought i would let you know that. seriously. beautiful.

Lita_Bailey

love the shirt. i'd so buy

jimjimdesign

Dashboard Confessional.

filak

Really a great design ! $5

mikemills
mikemills profile pic Artist

^ Yes. Thanks!

mikemills
mikemills profile pic Artist

Yeah, Austin! Route 183. I've met Leslie a few times on the street, but no, he doesn't ride my bus : )

mezo

Now THIS is art.

jimjimdesign

Yeah, everyone is all ranting and raving over your design.
Quite inspirational.

I think the use of snippets from every day life experiences are a great tool to connect with others on a raw, all-guards-down, this-is-me level. It worked for Jared Hess.

The text works for me at this size. It reads as texture. Not so distracting. Besides the purpose of the text has already been served, your Threadless audience has enjoyed a cool story.

Good job Sport!
5!

greenlink108

I wish they would print this shirt!

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