Second Sun

Design by igo2cairo

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igo2cairo
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This design was inspired by some reading I was doing on the Bikini Atoll, a group of beautiful islands in the south pacific and home to some of the world's first nuclear tests during the mid 1940's. I was struck by the paradoxical image of peace and earthly paradise contrasted with the devastating destructive power of the atomic bomb.

I remember reading somewhere a survivor from Hiroshima saying the a-bomb exploding was like a "second sun" and this haunting description always stuck with me and I think makes a perfect title. This design took a long time to execute because I was going for very specific imagery. I used a couple of public domain images as reference and re-illustrated them, notably an old, Victorian greeting card.

Thanks as always to NiNTHWHEEL for the awesome tee template.

Sim process. Think this would be cool for both guys and gals and it works on quite a few different tee colours, below are some of my faves:

High-res view of design

Large view on creme

Large view on dark grey

Large view on mint!

Large view on asphalt boatneck

Large view on creme boatneck

snaggle tooth

FIRST!!! YOOOOOOOOOOOO this is soooo fresh! Love the concept, execution, color palette, etc. $5

laurastead
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Oh My God! I can see the vintagey goodness of this! It's so gorgeous! This is why you are one of my favorites! $5

walmazan
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you are in a roll! $5

electric_method
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hahah dear God, this is beautiful. 5$

andyg
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Awesome!

ben chen
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beautiful

myteemo
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Fav! $5

dschwen
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$5 and PRINT!!!!

L-M-N-O-P
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There can't be many combinations of opposites better than this. Great work.

igo2cairo
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Thanks so much people! :)

alexmdc
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love it!

Akaka
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brilliant!

blue sparrow
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Beautuful treatment of a horrible event 5$

jmeaspls
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$5

Boycey

Wickedly splendid! $5

WEAREYAWN

very cool!!

igo2cairo
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Cheers everyone!

ArTrOcItY
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Fantastic!

herky
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Love it on asphalt!

lindseycarr
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Love the dark sweetness of this one Terry!

Santo76
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wow wow wow!!!!

jess4002
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5$

dacat
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Great combination of styles and textures!

Andreas Mohacsy
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awwwwwwwww... lovely juxtoposition

igo2cairo
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Thanks all! :)

soloyo
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AWESOME this should print 5$

Pigologist

sadly beautiful (T@@T)

Naolito
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PRINT

opifan64
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so cool! $5

YaaH
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Noh_Body
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Love it!

a__

I love this design!!! It may not be your usual style, but it is a great direction to branch out into. Looks good on asphalt, but esp on the mint! In my mind, I am already wearing this..

fikri
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aaaaahhhhhhhh!!!PERFECTEE!!!

helloshank

poetic, beautiful work!

mcmarcg

Nice twist with the atom bomb.

igo2cairo
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Thanks people, much appreciated!

Jemae
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sweet5$! :)

Jemae
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sweet5$! :)

stucco

Not really like it,,,,,

deep space monkey
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i really like this! great juxtaposition of birds & bombs!

BubuSam
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So beautiful

igo2cairo
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Thanks peeps!

mreisel
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amazing!

dzeri29
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great concept!

myteemo
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WTF score?????

igo2cairo
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Thanks to all who scored & left comments!

mo - yeah, I'm a little disappointed, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. note to self - do more pop-culture designs

a-man_1

Awww so underscored!!! But perhaps, it'll print ^^

coffeecandle

wtf score indeed. Amazing sub tho

dem0n

haha funny concept

soloyo
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Congrats!

reags
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grats!

igo2cairo
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Thanks dudes! :)

YaaH
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Congrats ;D

ISABOA
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congrats dude!!

opifan64
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congrats!

ben chen
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congrats

wytrab8
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congrats! gorgeous d'sign

igo2cairo
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Thanks people! :)

The Paper Crane
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A great design worthy of printing - Congrats!

ounom
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

WOW! Congrats!

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