Fake Plastic Trees

Design by Ian Leino

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Ian Leino
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Based on the lyrics to the song Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead. This design is centered on the viewpoint of the 'fake polystyrene man' attempting to hold on to the fake plastic world that he's constructed even as it crumbles away.

Seven colors with gradients, and a fine-mesh screen for the hands, to capture the pencil-tone texture.


You are a excellent designer I hope to be as good as you my friend $5

roadkill3d profile pic Alumni

I love radiohead!

dacat profile pic Alumni

Definitely a change of style (kinda d3d-ish), but the distant view as a "bomb in hand" looks amazing!


that song makes me cry almost every time

Robsoul profile pic Alumni

yeah, the hands are amazing

KDLIG profile pic Alumni

$5 for radiohead! =D

stingerstyler profile pic Alumni

Great work on the hands, especially on the preview shirt it looks good.

Ellsswhere profile pic Alumni

really good, not digging the girl, just not your usual i think

Luke... profile pic Alumni

nicely done man

aled profile pic Alumni

Not feeling the gradients or girl, but you're still awesome!

OOH_OOH profile pic Alumni

I got Radiohead tickets for Tampa May 6th! OOH-OOH! Can I possibly be wearing this t-shirt by then?

(matthijs) profile pic Alumni

Not really feeling this one. The combination of styles and the colours aren't working for me. I know you can do better than this Ian, so I'm looking forward to your next sub.

I love the song though!


the girl looks odd there, but it is an interesting design


looks great on the tee
and i love that song

Mr Rocks
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slick work. $5

mezo profile pic Alumni

This is a different style for you....I am not sure if I like it. It feels stiff. But the colors and layout are spot on!

Ian Leino
Ian Leino profile pic Artist

Thanks for the comments and crits so far. I really wanted to evoke the feeling of a fake plastic world, and so I tried a style that was meant to feel stiff and artificial to match with some of the themes in the song. Hope that makes sense.


a friend of mine would love this design, as she loves the song!!


Woo radiohead I listened to them while doing my upcoming design, the Faints good to

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