Significant Brothers

Design by Mike Laughead

Significant Brothers by Mike Laughead on Threadless
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bananaphone profile pic Alumni

nice illustration but its not so much a play on words when what you write becomes something completely different.

Mike Laughead
Mike Laughead profile pic Artist

Incest? I was not going for that at all... does everyone think that? I don't see the hugging as sexual at all.

Mike Laughead
Mike Laughead profile pic Artist

My wife just told me that she thought it implied incest and that's why she tried to get me to change the design... I guess I'm a moron. I still think the shirt is funny.


i thought "brother" meant "friend." like slang. the design is great.


drop the guys hugging with all the hearts floating around -- the background is where it's really happenin' ! flying robots! birds wearing hats! monkey in unitard! red rabbit boy in PJs! those are some cool characters

Mike Laughead
Mike Laughead profile pic Artist

There are some really good critiques here. Thanks for them. I planned this shirt to be something that could be considered "gay" but could also be read as "not gay in a funny way". I guess it didn't come across perfectly.

Ghost in the Ears, my next design that is waiting for approval does not use bilateral symmetry, nor does it have random images flying around. I hope you like it better.


Hooray for incest!


Keep this all exactly the same, I want it I want it I want it! This is love. Pure and total love! Love the picture, love the wordplay, just...are we sensing a theme here? LOVE IT!!!

staffell profile pic Alumni

incest was my first thought too


who cares if it seems "incestuous" because it's not like people are going to see your shirt and think "oh i bet they have sex with their siblings" people would laugh. . .

unless you really do have sex with your siblings. . .then don't buy it because it would be akward.


I like the design, but yes, my mind went straight to the gutter. It's a nice design though, and I look forward to your next submission!

herky profile pic Alumni

great characters and colors


Incest? This is so awesome.

.onion profile pic Alumni

The first thought that popped into my head was "gay," because I thought of brothers as like... really REALLY close buddies. They're cuddling. Haha, but I do like your style :P


Hey Mike, thanks for convincing the internet that we are gay lovers.

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