Poetic Irony

Design by grayehound

113 Comments

Luke...
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WOW!!!
awesome details.
you really capured the feeling of the era with the illustration style. great muted colors, and a wonderful perspective.
i love how it takes a second glance to realize the horror of the situation.

stingerstyler
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damn! this turned out very good man, love the totality of this design. Very nice how this tells us a story. Left placement all over the shirt!!

mezo
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You sneaky, sneaky little man!

I can't believe how awesome this turned out!! Wait, you are THE grayehound, I should have known you'd blow us all away!

Great perspective, by gawd. There so much mystery & details that I find myself staring INTO the design itself. You have taken t-shirt design & turned it into a fine art.

5$

mindtrance

wow... I'm floored.

mindtrance

make the light part that is the color of the grave in glow ink!

Bramish
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WOW!

grayehound
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Weird how my initial comment was left off. So this was based on an old urban legend. Victorian views on death and funerals were a bit different than ours. There was a common fear of being buried alive, to the point that there were many patented coffin designs that included warning bells and escape hatches. So the legend is that Poe, long fascinated and terrified by death, was himself buried alive. Only this, and nothing more.

enex

I'll pay a dollar and fifty for this!
- NAW .. I was just joking xP .. Ah gosh, this is one BBEEE-AAUUTII-FULL piece. :D

mikemills
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Unbelievably beautiful. Now go submit it to some hot New York book company as a Poe cover - 5$

juliagoolia

This is fantastic, graye!

taz-pie

that skull is wonderfully subtle. brilliantly drawn!

C_ROK06

absolutely lovely! can't wait to get ahold of this one. 5$

phones

Fantastic!

Mr Rocks
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Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

you are a god among insects....

concannon

Haha, "POEtic irony". Hahahah.

$5 all the way.

tomburns
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holy crap, this is AWESOME! 5

cintrao
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wellDone

Robsoul
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beautiful illo and presentation.

5+++++++

magno

maybe this was mentioned above, but i've heard about this when told about the origins of the term "dead ringer." i've never heard of a Poe legend. Thanks.

$5

badnobe
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love the design.love the colors.nice.

lithiumflower

OMG, this shirt is pure genius! It's an original idea, and it takes irony to a whole new level. Poe would approve.

polynothing
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$5. Lovely illustration.

manlooon
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Great. Well presented too. 5

adam antium
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beautiful!
great one man!

godzuki

It took me a little bit to get it but I really like it!

herky
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great design and excellent illustration.

funkie fresh
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i love the detail and the colours and the placement and EVERYTHING...it turned out even better than i had pictured it in my head (and i was visualizing it to be pretty awesome).

slaterock
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kicks. ass.

MysteriousPete

Top notch.
Concept and design come together beautifully to make an awesome shirt.

I see a printing in your future.

swizman88

my first thought was, "hm, poe's freaking out because that spike is coming really close to his face?"

and then I realized, "oh yeah, no one likes getting buried alive either."

haha $5

agent99

dear threadless:

print this shirt and i will love you forever.

yours,
99

Monkey II
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Instant classic.
Great job grayehound

winner for sure.

Kamiblue

Fantastic-5$

Heffer

Nice

Gringz
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almost missed this one
5 and buy

Lita_Bailey

i love this shirt i hope they print it

grayehound
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Thanks everyone for the positive feedback! I really appreciate it!

OlliRudi
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HOLY SHIT, congrats on the score graye!!

stingerstyler
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figgin A dude, congrats!!

ronlewis
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great score congrats. . . .

Pieira

supa cool

ntopp

I'm so lame. I didn't even notice the memento mori until just now. If there was a six, I'd regret not having voted it. Instead, I'm glad I voted with a five. Good showing.

taz-pie

it's a PRINT!

scarsofthefaith

REPRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTTTT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pretty please w/ a cherry on top!

grayehound
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you missed a whole long discussion about that. he was originally buried in 1849 and reburied in 1875.

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