I’l admit that I am not a big fan of skull t-shirts, the dearth of them on Tee Reviewer is a testament to that fact. This t-shirt though blew me away. This design must have taken a lot of time. Even at a glance you can tell that it is special but when you really take a good look at it and understand the level of complexity and the intricacy you realize how truly impressive this t-shirt is.
Available now at Chop Shop for $22.
The design comes from illustrator and tattoo artist Joby Cummings who kindly explained the design for Tee Reviewer:
The 7sins shirt was an exercise in letter design conforming to the shape of a skull and making sure all of the words had symbolic placement in the geography of the design.
in the order of the placement..
greed, wrath: left brain, right brain respectively
sloth: in the forehead i always felt that to be the sleepy part of the head
envy: over the eyes leering vision
lust: eyes and nose sight and smell are very sexual
Now that’s a big bowl of awesome. The design is also available as a print and for that he turned his design skills up a notch or three.
You can check out other examples from his nearly 20 years of doing illustrations as well as his tattoo work on jobycummings.com.