The Gift of Knowledge

Design by L-M-N-O-P

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L-M-N-O-P
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Slightly bigger image here. Larger templates here.

I had this idea a while ago (before Threadless announced 'The Perfect Gift' contest). It had been floating around in my sketch folder for a few weeks, not going anywhere. There were many different versions (lots of erasing and reworks) and nothing seemed to work right. It didn't have any direction until I read the words 'The Perfect Gift'. What is the greatest gift you can give to anyone, something that your child or your friends or even a stranger could all enjoy and benefit from? That's when it hit me: knowledge. It might be a little bit out of the box (in terms of a gift), but I believe the best gift you can give to someone is information that will help them in the long run. Whether it's educating your child about the 'Facts of Life', or comparing notes you took in a college course with your study group, or telling a stranger on the bus what time it is, knowledge of information is what we all need and can use in everyday application. 3 Colors on Navy

Let me know what you guys think.

Bouvardia

I love the artwork. Would be nice if the artwork too up the entire shirt, front and back, instead of it being an image on the shirt and to see it available in an Girly XS, V-neck w/ sleeves (t-shirt sleeves, the ones that go to about the mid-lower part of the upper arm). Excellent artwork.

ben chen
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nice one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

moulin bleu
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truly fantastic on the tee!

Pjpram

Awesome Work

EagerEars

This is wonderful. It really captures the feel of potential that exists in big, old libraries. 5$

The Escape Artist

Ok, I know I submitted a design for the same contest but I am willing to concede... This must and should be the winner. Great concept (absolutely agree with it) and design. A well deserved 5. Now I'm going to go weep in my beer.

DrMonkey

Great one!

ClariceC
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LOVE $5

corey9

great illustration!

chiaraodd

wow,great concept,great colors,great view

ellygeh
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Indescribable! I would wear this shirt EVERYDAY!! $5!

Raulio
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Awesome work! $5

baumer5
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awesome! Great perspective

Musarter
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SO wonderful. Great idea and awesome illustration. The first real contender I have seen yet.

bandy

Amazing work! $5

glaze

This is awesome. High 5!!!

glaze

This is awesome. High 5!!!

ignzed

amazing energy in this piece. beautiful work per usual!

SekarangberbedA

this is amazing angle and illustration I ever seen,GREAT WORK ! PLEASE PRINT IT :D

StevenRice
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Not only does it look great the Message is beautiful! This should be the winner. 5

jeffreyg
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youre KILLIN it 5$

Manz76

Steven Rice on Oct 11 '11 Not only does it look great the Message is beautiful! This should be the winner. 5

Wonderful design!

Lydighet

YES!!!! $5!!!!

alvarejo
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we all know this will print $5. GREAT JOB!

ValerieStrecker
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ABSOLUTELY LOVE!! Great detail, cool perspective, awesome concept... hope you get published 5$

evan3
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dang only 3 colors. yeah this rocks

aguatney

GREAT!!!! One of my faves!!! YUMZ!!! 5$!!! Excellent idea, perspective, and I love the highlighting on the books with all of the "magic" that is happening! Superb!

Bluehappy

what a asome one again!!!! I like the environment that you had created here!!

FRICKINAWESOME
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This should be a collab, because no one should have this good of an idea and execute as masterfully as you did without another mind on your shoulder. Truly superb in both eyes and soul.

Dianamullins

Wow, really interesting. I like the colors also. A 5 from me. Print it up so I can buy one.

Mat Pringle
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Incredible - one of your best yet. I like the way the book knowledge flies out of the books and swirls around in a fantastical way. It's similar to when I look at porno mags.

$5

Calvin Wu
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by the way I do want to know your doodle process, what process can make this awesome work? ;)

zenbolic vision

thats wat am talking bout can get any deeper love it 5$$$

Outlaw01

$5 print immediately.

skindapple

so incredible my eyes have to take turns looking at it!

Haragos
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WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER

Last time I posted this on your design it got printed.

Sunny Sequim

Wow! I tried to pick one thing that I like about this one but I just can't! The lighting, the textures, the perspective, all of it is super well done. Can't wait to see this one print!

Stereomode
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Wow! $5

R3D FOX
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dang dude, you are just flourishing. Everything you've been putting out has been fantastic. I could definitely see this being added to your collection of prints that is quickly growing.

Ynnafh

This is so pretty. Love the colors, the movements, the concept! Awesome job :)

Bio-bot 9000
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Amazing! I love this and I love libraries. I hope future children will still know the mystery and vastness of a physical, book-filled library!

jimmytan
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Wowwwww!!!

a.d.17
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awe$5ome

carolrivello

The idea is great, plus it looks awesome. 5$

bettamohawk
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♥ ♥

JereekEspiritu

Love the PER$PECTIVE here! :-) Freaking awesome. 5$

Windy Rainy

Very nice work here!

heartchart

Great representation of DEPTH of knowledge. Well drawn. Wish I came up with this one.

Anishaxx1
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WOW-WOW..not this is the best submission I have seen now for sure! Great work, concept, illustration, colors. Just brilliant!

SheShe777

Wow! This is bound to print! 5$

Pigboom

supercool details

thirteendaisies

This is beautiful. Especially for someone who loves books. (Like me.)

hanashing

awesome!!! $5

Di.Jay

Amazing colors!!! Great :D

titus toledo

I especially appreciate that you've decided to start them young--- no stereotypes anywhere here.

from that alone you can pretty much guess that this is a well-thought-out piece of work.

yes, that, more than the aesthetic virtuosity which it clearly has in abundance.

hi ho.

spacesick
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so cool! lovely work dude

xnarx

Good luck

damndesign

Really lovely!

jaypaulo
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Woderful work!! $$$$$

amanitium

Magnifique! 5

Lydighet

Man, this one's doin' boss!

MadeInBrazil

I love so much!!!!!! 5$$$$$$$$$$

eQuivalent
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print.

azyura
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WTF!! so great

1stone

I love it ! great visual balance + colors + details + Idea! Outstanding work ! Good job

rejagalu
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I don't think any words can describe how.............. this artwork. I just feel really blessed can see this artwork, full of regret coz I miss the scoring days. print, of course.

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