Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Color Me Sesame - Threadless

For over 40 years, Sesame Street has inspired, entertained and taught children all over the world and all of different backgrounds. For many kids, Sesame Street opened up their world to people of different skin colors, beliefs and abilities. Most importantly, everyone on the show was treated with the same level of respect and understanding, even if they happened to live in a garbage can or be a bumbling superhero. 

With this entry in the Sesame Street Threadless contest, I wanted to pay tribute to this diversity and history with a colorful design. See the official entry at http://atrium.threadless.com/sesamestreet/subs/#/submission/color-me-sesame/



Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sesame Street - T-shirt proposals

I'm currently hooked on designing T-shirts for Threadless' Sesame Street contest. As usual, more ideas than time to get them on paper. Here's what I've contributed so far (along with the links if you want to vote for them):

POCKET GROUCH: Let your pocket do the talking with this tribute to everyone's favorite grouch. Lucky for you, his friend Slimey came along for the ride. Does not come with actual pocket or actual Oscar. ;). Vote at http://atrium.threadless.com/sesamestreet/subs/#/submission/pocket-grouch/

REMEMBERING MR. HOOPER: When considering ideas for this challenge, I searched through my memory banks for some defining moments in the show. But nothing on Sesame Street still resonates with me as much as when, as a youngster in 1983, I learned that Mr. Hooper (and actor Will Lee) passed away. The child in me still gets very upset as I remember it but, viewing the scene as an adult, I am shocked at how expertly the Sesame writers handled that moment. A truly amazing moment in children's television. Vote at http://atrium.threadless.com/sesamestreet/subs/#/submission/remembering-mr-hooper-2/

C IS FOR COOKIE: C is for Cookie (and Cookie Monster). That's good enough for me. Vote at http://atrium.threadless.com/sesamestreet/subs/#/submission/c-is-for-cookie-2/