Fake Plastic Trees

  • by Ian Leino
  • posted Feb 27, 2008
  • 33 Comments

Based on the lyrics to the song Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead. This design is centered on the viewpoint of the 'fake polystyrene man' attempting to hold on to the fake plastic world that he's constructed even as it crumbles away.



Seven colors with gradients, and a fine-mesh screen for the hands, to capture the pencil-tone texture.

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Ian Leino
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Based on the lyrics to the song Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead. This design is centered on the viewpoint of the 'fake polystyrene man' attempting to hold on to the fake plastic world that he's constructed even as it crumbles away.

Seven colors with gradients, and a fine-mesh screen for the hands, to capture the pencil-tone texture.

caleb haws

i just listened to this song no more than fifteen minutes ago! $5!

roadkill3d
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I love radiohead!

dacat
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Definitely a change of style (kinda d3d-ish), but the distant view as a "bomb in hand" looks amazing!

Freedumb Fighter

love the hands, they are so there but they arn't . like it lots props!

Scottworth

Great, I too love radiohead. $5.

stubbythumbs

that song makes me cry almost every time

Robsoul
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yeah, the hands are amazing

Ztrop

DUDE My brother's birthday is coming up -- gotta have it!!!!!!

Jackolope

5, just for being based around a Radiohead song.

KDLIG
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$5 for radiohead! =D

stingerstyler
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Great work on the hands, especially on the preview shirt it looks good.

ronninator

i love everything about the design, except the hair on the girl.
the end just seems too straight cut across i guess.

wanna_katz

love that song n love this design

OOH_OOH
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I got Radiohead tickets for Tampa May 6th! OOH-OOH! Can I possibly be wearing this t-shirt by then?

(matthijs)
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Not really feeling this one. The combination of styles and the colours aren't working for me. I know you can do better than this Ian, so I'm looking forward to your next sub.

I love the song though!

chelly

the girl looks odd there, but it is an interesting design

littlem

looks great on the tee
and i love that song

Mr Rocks
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slick work. $5

mezo
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This is a different style for you....I am not sure if I like it. It feels stiff. But the colors and layout are spot on!

Ian Leino
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Thanks for the comments and crits so far. I really wanted to evoke the feeling of a fake plastic world, and so I tried a style that was meant to feel stiff and artificial to match with some of the themes in the song. Hope that makes sense.

anushka

Played for and got, I say. Nice one.

Oct.sky.

This is easily one of my favorite songs ever, and I love your interpretation of it.
I hope to death it gets printed, I would buy it in the time it takes to light a match.

Parmelyn

a friend of mine would love this design, as she loves the song!!

Braniel

Woo radiohead I listened to them while doing my upcoming design, the Faints good to

Malcolm Man

I just really like tom York's look of sexual satisfaction on the thumbnail.

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