Literature Comes Alive

Design by L-M-N-O-P

Literature Comes Alive by L-M-N-O-P on Threadless
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L-M-N-O-P
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This design is based around the idea of words coming to life when we read them. Some stories are so beautifully written that the words seem to jump off the page. With this design, I wanted to convey what that would be like if a child was reading. Often times, a child has a different perspective on life or will take certain words a different way than older people. In that sense, the way the picture is colored comes into play. Some of the areas are clearer than others. Some areas have a messy but somehow enchanting quality. In this way, I wanted to try to capture those moments of awe and wonder (and sometimes confusion) I had reading as a child, those moments I read cool words for the first time or found an author I really liked. To this day, I find children's books (not many, but a select few) better than books written for adults. Maybe it's because the authors never really grew up and want to preserve that childlike quality. Maybe it's because I haven't grown up quite completely and/or don't intend to. Whatever the case, I hope you enjoy this one. As always, you can take it however you want to. I just thought I'd share the deeper meaning behind it. There aren't many blatant literary references, but I won't deny that there are a few. See if you can spot them. Intended to go on Cream, but White would work too.

A high-res gander (and I do recommend you go in order to see all the fun details) can be found here.

Let me know what you guys think!

RicoMambo
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very nice

ben chen
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cool~~!!

parallelish
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great detail, looks good on the tee 8)

mcmarcg

Is waldo in there?

Just kidding, very nice details going on/like the loose coloring!

L-M-N-O-P
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A HUGE thank you to dacat for the Flash template.

Lishoffs

awesome!! great placement!

FRICKINAWESOME
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The slap-dash coloring style is really perfect to illustrate the vast yet jumbled world of a child's mind. Many shirts have illustrated this concept, yet yours finds something new and wonderful to show us.

5$

alexmdc
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woah cool!

L-M-N-O-P
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Thanks guys. I appreciate your comment very much, FRICKIN.

YaaH
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Wilfur

wow~ a lot of detail!! like it!!5

Morkki
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Great illustration and would make a nice shirt!

agrimony
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cool

Mat Pringle
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Brilliant - love the composition and concept! 5

Al-Bryan

insane details!

Al-Bryan

insane details!

L-M-N-O-P
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Wow guys! Thank you. Great response! 6 more days.

dacat
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Great flow, details and colors!

Tikimasters
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This is truly amazing. Best of luck, this should do well!

L-M-N-O-P
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Thank you all. Great feedback.

soloyo
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Print 5$

pop kid

very cool!

EN AJUSTES

Great work! I'd ditch the hanging guy, but other than that, this is a way slick illo. $5

GRANDR
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Awesome illo!!5$

ANCU

Complicated and beautiful! I'm coming back to "read" this :) 5$

L-M-N-O-P
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Wow. Thank you all for your kind words. @ AJUSTES: now that I'm looking at it, the hangman does kinda break the upward flow. Good catch.

5 more days

v_calahan
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Amazing! Bravo!

L-M-N-O-P
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Thanks guys. :)

Freakland
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Awesome!!!!!

mirisch

Wonderful! 5$

L-M-N-O-P
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Thanks for the love, people. 4 more days.

yeshchatte

I LOVE this!!!!! go book nerds!! $5

almozline
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beautiful!

L-M-N-O-P
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Cool beans. Thanks guys.

nickv47
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awesome work bro. looks great on the shirt!

electric_method
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yep, this is insane.

5$ from me as well..

perhaps you have a print on your hands? lets hope.

L-M-N-O-P
L-M-N-O-P profile pic Artist

Great feedback guys. Thanks. @ electric: it would be nice. :)

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bogdant

very nice!

L-M-N-O-P
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Thanks guys.

fourwordslash

O: This is amazing. I love the style of this piece. It makes me want to pick up a book. (: 5.

bennyd302
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great illo!

L-M-N-O-P
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Thank you.

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rompetelcuero
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Wow! really dedicated and meticulous design, awesome work.

yazgar

so much work put into this artwork. deserves a print. well done. 5$

herky
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amazing illustration and colors!

skitchman

amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-M-N-O-P
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Gracias, guys.

ONLY 1 MORE DAY TO SCORE!

kharmazero
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wow just amazingly well done, so many details

L-M-N-O-P
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You're all so kind. Thank you.

DuranteLallera

i'd definitely buy this! colors are well chosen too. I predict a print here!

L-M-N-O-P
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Let's hope! Thanks guys.

TeoZ
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amazing work! $$

L-M-N-O-P
L-M-N-O-P profile pic Artist

Thank you everyone who scored and commented on this one. I'm so glad I finally broke the 3 point mark. Again, thank you all.

ChrisMelberger

congrats dude, I just saw this, it would've had my 5

FRICKINAWESOME
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You need to find some site to print this if Threadless doesn't, and then let me know by email or bump this when it's on sale, lol. This is still ace work.

zzzonkout

Wow, this is amazing. Your designs are incredible.

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