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Under Construction

  • by bonaparte
  • posted Mar 17, 2006
  • 34 Comments

Hi - even though it's more expected to feature this style as black on a yellow background with or without a black border treatment, I already tried those and this solid yellow direction worked a lot better on a wider range of shirt colors.

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AdamMisfortune

i like the idea although im not sure i would wear this. 4.

AlinaT

oh no.
this si freaky.
but i proly would wear this...
$$$$

bonaparte

LOL is one of the bestest compliments ever! Thanks!

anonymoose

I love the igor hump.

tanamonster

This is freakin' awesome--I love it. I need a shirt to match my boltz.

Robot!

This reminds me of those shirts the immature 13 year old boys wear.

bonaparte

That's cool. I will work harder on nailing the insolent 16 year old girl demographic next time.

theRtist

LOL yes this is funny, i like it..5!

She Says So

heh. pretty cool.

BuriedAlive

"Abby something... Abby Normal"

SCHOSR_I

ooooh you beat me to it, buriedalive!!!!!!!!



very cool.

indigoglass

funny concept, but i am kinda sick of seeing the bathroom figures on threadless submissions. it would be better with more detail on the silouettes

bonaparte

That's a good point about the 'universal man' symbol being done a lot, indigoglass, but when you look at this particular example, the whole point is to use universal men in a funny situation. If these were detailed silouhettes, it stops being funny and ironic and just becomes a tracing of a scene from a movie.

rrich76

way to go on your snappy retort to Robot!'s insulting, non-constructive comment. too bad she probably won't come back to read it. this is a hilarious idea, and pretty well done, too. keep it up

sonmi
sonmi profile pic Alumni

i, too, found the retort amusing.

pluty81

I WANT IT!!!!
I WANT IT!!!!
I WANT IT!!!!
I WANT IT!!!!
I WANT IT!!!!
I WANT IT!!!!
I WANT IT!!!!

taff

Cool design, a good spin on the classic 'universal man' theme. I'd buy it!

amberjade

i hate those "universal man" things.
i could buy this at kmart. not that i would...

makemyday

definately agree with edselisanoxgo.
its a nice design, but it DOES remind me of those shirts.

Loserly

...the fact that this is so similar to those 'shirts that 13 year old boys wear' is what makes it so funny.... right? Am I not ostentatious enough to catch some higher need to analyze this to its core?
I don't know that I'd wear this, honestly, but I do enjoy the design. The Igor hump is what makes this.

bonaparte

Y'know, actually I'm not familiar with those shirts at Hot Topic. I hope this isn't TOO much like those. That would kinda blow. I think (hope?) what makes this different is the unexpected application of an iconic horror theme.

blueconstance

of all the restroom men shirts and frankenstein shirts, i would put this in the top of each category.
i wouldnt wear it, but its better than the others. $5

Supinya

The Igor hump rules

inkedup

Id rock it for sure!

mezo
mezo profile pic Alumni

If you actually drew this, it'd be a 5 and buy for sure...But using the restroom iconography really cheapens your concept andmakes it look static.

bonaparte

It really doesn't cheapen the concept. It IS the concept. That's why the shirt is called "Under Construction" and the characters are done in universal symbols in yellow and black, like road warning signs. If I "drew" these - as a couple of you have mentioned - there would be no concept, just an archetypal scene pulled from a movie. The concept here is universally recognized construction signage juxtaposed against a completely unexpected type of construction.

It's just supposed to be funny. It's really not that deep.

scrawnyartist

AWESOME
AWESOME
AWESOME
BLACK OR GREY!!!
BLACK OR GREY!!!
GREY!!!
GREY!!!

Pensketch

Seriously late comment, but I just joined Threadless. So far I've liked all of your designs. The only criticism I can offer for this one is everything on it is presented two dimensionally with the exception of the monster's skull cavity. I think it would work just fine, if not better, if that was 2D as well.

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