Here’s my latest submission to Threadless.com’s ongoing t-shirt design contest. I created this design in Adobe Illustrator. I decided to theme it around a prominent topic of 2012; the end of the world.
An “end of the world” Illustration
There are many theories on how the world is going to end but one that I see a lot and that you may have heard about is the connection between the Mayan calendar and the end of the world. I don’t believe that most people want to hear that the world’s going to end as we know it or that life is going to cease to exist.
I personally don’t think the world is going to end anytime soon so I think there is some entertainment value in making fun of the idea as we’ve been through these “end of the world” scenarios before.
This particular shirt design is inspired by my love of classic video games in combination with the prophecy connected to the Mayan calendar. I also really like the intricate artwork on the Mayan calendar. The resulting illustration: Pac-Mayan.
Pac-Mayan Threadless Design Submission, Pac-man and Mayan Calendar
Pac-Man as the Mayan calendar
This Pac-Mayan vector illustration is a merging of the Mayan calendar with Pac-man, who now as the calendar is about to devour the Earth; normally a power pellet. If you look closely at the calendar you will see little illustrated elements from the Pac-man game integrated into the design. Objects such as little ghosts, cherries, power pellets and little Pac-man figures can be found all over the illustration.
Vote for me on threadless.com!
If you like to help me get this design printed as a T-shirt then head over the threadless.com and vote for me! It’s currently in the running and your support is greatly appreciated.
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A designer’s backup plan…
If this design doesn’t do too well on Threadless.com perhaps I’ll give it a shot on shirt.woot.com and see how the community there receives the t-shirt design. Thanks for taking a look!