Keeping It Simple

Design by olie!

165 Comments

olie!
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My entry for Human Giant Loves Threadless.
I am thrilled with how this came out, and I can honestly say that about very few of my designs. Inspired by a lot of things, but mostly Max Fleischer’s animation work, where all the characters are always happily dancing to some crazy scat jazz, regardless of what is going on.
I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do =)

Jemae
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awesome as it is! looks fun! sure five! :)

nonolarson
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$5 $5 $5

beesneak
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wow! 5$

aled
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This is just insanely good. 5$ because I really want to own it one day.

I absolutely love this design. Another print, I hope.

WanderingBert
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Oh man! I've been trying out a design with fleisher-esque type characters. It hasn't really been coming together for me, but you've really pulled it off brilliantly here olie! Nice work.

slaterock
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holeh craps! awesome idea!

carlynarr

HELP I don't get it.

afanasieva

Max Fleischer rules! those illustrations are awesome! great job! $5

Bride-of-Frankie

$5 Hands down the best you have ever done Olie. What is wrong with you narr that you do not get it! It's that nasty little color 'toon tryin to change the status quo.

roadkill3d
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DOOOD YOU WIN AGAIN! $5!!!!!!!!!!

Edword
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that's good stuff!

Maltzmania
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PRINT OLIE!

this better win it fits Human Giant to a Tee.

seee what i did there threadless?$5kabillion

reneehartig
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I like this, great job and I really love the selective colors. Does it continue onto the back? 5

walmazan
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I want it!, congratulations! $5, plus 5

yeohgh
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this is KILLER!!! welldone!!! so great illus 5

Wiffler

how is it that you're not printed yet??? won't be long...

Chipmnk

Amazing. $5

xiaobaosg
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I buy this for sure. Cool~

littleclyde
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This turned out so great! Homage-o-rific style, great original idea. I especially love the little whistling mouths!

SteveOramA
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6 designs submitted - Score now!

superb.
it's great how you colored the action that you wanted the viewer to focus on.

andyg
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Awesome! That bear character is really really great!!

kako64
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Pfffff ! This one gonabe a winner for sure !

gasille

Wow - love this

wotto
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

gggggggggggggggggggggreat

SoulfumeInc

wow, this is perfect in every way.

The Paper Crane
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1 design submitted - Score Now!

bloody brilliant ollie!

Too orangey for crows!

The Paper Crane
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1 design submitted - Score Now!

ps u will b printed soon, I can smell it in the air.

Laser Bread
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Olie, dude this is fantastic. Right up my alley. Seriously love this.
$6

alvarejo
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MY GOD!!!! THIS IS SUPERB, MAGNIFICENT, FUNNY AND IT WILL PRINT!!! MY FAVOTITE OF YOURS!!! $5

Rachel Ray Gun
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so rad

my only suggestion is not to fade out the tree on the left. everything else is drawn as a whole and there's only a teeny bit of the tree missing, so it shouldn't be a problem finishing that guy. then it's perfect.

olie!
olie! profile pic Artist

Thank you all for the support so far!
Rachel Ray Gun: Yeah I faded the tree off because it kept the whole design in a neater rectangle, which I thought would fit better on a shirt since this would pretty much go from one side to the other. But you do have a point, so I made that simple change you suggested below anyway =)

Click here for larger version!

Rachel Ray Gun
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yes! perfect! i wouldn't worry about it being an exact rectangle, a finished shape like that second version is visually interesting and will still fit on a shirt. :)

alvarejo
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i'll say it AGAIN! PRINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

fat pigeon
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Awesome!! Print!!

filmfreakk

probably one of the best subs ive seen on threadless. period.
absolutely hilarious. $$$$555555

auxocrome

Awesome placement!

ISABOA
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oh man - this is BRILLIANT!!

and perfectly executed! 5$

OwainMarshall

Great execution, I'm actually working on a similar, vintage micky mouse-esque themed design (but not for threadless), but because of you, i'm not even bothering with this particular contest!!!

great design mate

ButterflyWings

This is seriously amazing. $5

bafocomics

CARALHO OLIE, THIS IS FREAKING AMAZING!!!

really, i think this is a design i´ll buy for SURE!

the concept behind this make me wanna tatooed in my chest forEVER!

Olie, you did the design i was waiting to see in a shirt all my life.

book02683

wow, this is sickkkk.
i think you are my new favorite designer (next to glennz).

$5!

EZFL
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1 design submitted - Score Now!

wow.

ruffsta

Wicked, I love the retro styles. Cool

bafocomics

my family voted 5$ to this.

DaniellesGarden
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really great.. Monkey in the Middle. love it. $5

Raid71
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spectacular $5

Pizazz

Awesome!

atomic child

HOLY CRAP I LOVE THIS 5555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555

hogboy
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Wow this is absolutely amazing! I've been toying around with some Fleischer-esque illustrations too but the concept and execution (pardon the pun) on this makes my efforts seem lame in comparison... A solid $5.

schleb

I'd buy it. $5

igo2cairo
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Wow, this is a winner all the way! Love it. Can't wait to buy this when it prints. 5$!

fefen80

cool desaign $5

polynothing
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$5 love it!

roadkill3d
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I keep coming back. PRINT it now please. And NOT on damn heather gray

walmazan
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really I want it!

3615tart

I concure!

empiricist
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Wow so awesome! I can't believe how old the style looks, but yet so fresh! Great work again olie :)

FRICKINAWESOME
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Frantically and immediately good and works every positive neuron in my brain at once!

5$

blacktiger

this is great... i love it... crazy toons...

steven218
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i don't think i'd buy it but it's crazily good

maximusrex

Threadless, drop whatever you're doing and MAKE THIS SHIRT!

$5

OwainMarshall

sorry, i have to comment again, this could potentially be the best threadless shirt ever! No blatantly obvious pun, but you've captured vintage cartoons perfectly.

good work again mang

drmtama2


this needs its own theme song....

it would go something like this....

Get the Fuck outta heeeaaayyy!
No colors needed heeeaaayyy!
If we catch you in hhheeeaaayyy!
We will Simply slit your throat!

:)

myteemo
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print! $5

dacat
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Love $5

nintechno
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Superb.

$5

WhitneyBeth
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really nice stuff!

arzie13
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Wowsers this is fantastic!

aled
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^ It's a print!

alvarejo
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this IS going to PRINT! happy for you

Gigguli

INSTABUCKFIVE!
INSTAPRINT!
INSTABUY!

Yesss indeed! Print it! Aye! Grrrreat!

Ste7en
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incredible work. 5$

nezbit

I've been watching a bunch of Max Fleischer toons (Minnie the Moocher etc...)
-- and love the style 5$

Phiffer

Im not sure if I have said this arealdy but $5

EricDiaz

hey i think i know that guy, is his name Ruben?

professorE

This is surely getting a $5. No question.

jzef
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Great great sub!! $5

Tonteau
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Excellent.

stefanoid

Excellent job! easy 5

Woss
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Yes!

Very Yes!

courtney pie

P
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$5

txago_

great idea!

probemunky

incredible.............

squintygirl

The whistling cloud is a nice touch.

Andreas Mohacsy
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holy shit man... your a star!

deadhippo

This is great and looks even better on the shirt than by itself.

herky
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awesomeness, love the executioner fellow whistling, $5

Bramish
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Really really nice. I'd buy it.

bafocomics

really a winner

Fishbelly

The best!

aled
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The suspense is actually chafing.

wotto
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

I have been back to look at this several times. Really truelly awesome design.

bafocomics

i hope this will be a record score here on threadless

slaterock
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print print print.

WanderingBert
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Dude you're on fire! Another awesome 3+ score!

olie!
olie! profile pic Artist

WOOHOO!!! I BROKE 3 AGAIN!!! I can’t explain how happy I am about this! =D
Folks, thank you so much again for all your votes and comments and support, to say I really appreciate it is an understatement.

roadkill3d
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Once again threadless voters, you've become very unpredictable. It deserves higher than that.

olie!
olie! profile pic Artist

Thank you for lovin' my sub roadkill3d! But I am honestly very very happy with this score, breaking 3 is more than I can ask for. I would have been happy with even lower! =)

aled
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This is a great score. Seriously should have been +.5 higher imo, but it's another print, so congrats, man! We must collab sometime! :P

roadkill3d
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It's a print anyway. Cheers!

Ellsswhere
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how the fudge did i miss this... you are one of my heroes

EricDiaz

Congrats on the score! They're going to print this one.

Bisparulz
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wow, amazing! Please print!

nonolarson
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Threadless you better print this on heather grey, NOT silver.

Bride-of-Frankie

Yes! Heather grey and I will buy a bundle of them!

walmazan
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great my friend, nice score,
I want it!

bafocomics

I need this really bad

carlynarr

Olie you are a hero.

Gigguli

Congrats! You are getting a couple of prints this year aye? :)

courtney pie

great scorage!

waits impatiently for the print

ladrones
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nice

chancho

Fetchin' awesome!!

bafocomics

I´m waiting for this threadless.

Hi my name is

Can't wait for the Print. Great Job!

alvarejo
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MY FRIEND, I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE IT!!!!!!

alvarejo
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PRINT!!!

bafocomics

I will bath in the blood of people who sont have one of this.

BaronVonMonkey
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i missed this, but it is superb

bsweber
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howd i miss this one?!

sweet work sir

Robsoul
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I seriously hope this gets printed!

wotto
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

print

bafocomics

print print!!!

alvarejo
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PPPPPRRRIIIIIIIIIINTTTTTTTTTTTTT

band-it
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this printed right?

bafocomics

i´m saving money for this!

Gigguli

This will be printed next week? right?

chippos
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this is a print indeed!!!

atomic child

priiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnt

alvarejo
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print this thing already

aled
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Relax guys! It's in the queue!

crosses fingers

walmazan
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print!

aled
aled profile pic Alumni

It's kinda strange that this isn't printed yet...

But I'll give Threadless the benefit of the doubt.

professorE

This was the first runner up! Methinks it will be printed yet!!!

aled
aled profile pic Alumni

If it doesn't, I'll never forgive Maltz.

Maltzmania
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if you never forgive me

i'll never learn to love again

professorE

I hope Dan stays alive long enough that we can bury him in this shirt.

aled
aled profile pic Alumni

Hahaha. Ok, I forgive you

francischtime

gahhhhhhhh shit will hit the fan if this doesnt print within the next month!

bafocomics

Damn Maltz.
I´m going to kill you sore ass.

ISABOA
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here lies a lesson

ISABOA
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I am getting tired of printing this out and taping it to my shirt -

it only lasts a couple hours - even less when its raining

aled
aled profile pic Alumni

Blame maltz.

ISABOA
ISABOA profile pic Alumni

i do - i do blame maltz

damn you maltz!

DAMN YOOOUUUU MALTTTZZZZZZZZ!!

nintechno
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i blame... you!

who is you, though? muahaha

aled
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This is a ridiculously long wait for a design that is clearly in the queue.

aled
aled profile pic Alumni

... Maltz.

walmazan
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I know!, print this now!, I want it

nintechno
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fatheed is correct.

damn you, maltz!

ISABOA
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YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

finally

courtney pie

olie olie, he's our man!!!

woohoo!

professorE

Just ordered this!!!!!!!

exclamation point

walmazan
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almost in my chest! congrats!!!

Bride-of-Frankie

Voted for it. Waited for it. Ordered it!

thINK
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This is oh so good! Love it! Congrats on the print!

rodrigobhz
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3 designs submitted - Score now!

yes. i just ordered this and now i'm sitting by the door waiting for my tee.

Crushem

Whoa! this is gotta be one of the best designs to ever bless a tee!

mysh3l

i got it thank you

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