Posts Tagged ‘Yema Yema’
One of my favorite t-shirt artists is Yema Yema. I have a lot of her designs both from her store and from Tilteed. Her work is so unique, and I am always waiting for a new Yema Yema piece to add to my collection. Today I’m going to be reviewing something a little bit different from her. Instead of a regular t-shirt, here’s a baseball tee that she released on her site a while back. It’s called “We Are Robots” and it’s a 3/4 sleeve baseball tee.
What’s not to love about robots? You’ve got famous robots ranging from R2-D2 and C-3PO from Star Wars to Bender from Futurama. Robots are everywhere! This design is great because while there’s the main robot in the middle, there are lots of other fun characters and loads of details. Read the rest of this entry »
Yema Yema released two new tees this month, and one of the designs is one that I have been waiting to see printed. “I Want a Tattoo” shows a Yema-style character with a sweet tattoo sleeve, and it’s now available for purchase in the Yema Yema shop! I don’t have any tattoos, but I’m always admiring others’ tattoos. Maybe one day I’ll get one myself, but that could be a long while from now. For now, I’ll just be happy wearing a t-shirt with a character full of body art.
I love being an art curator at Tilteed. It’s not even possible for me to pretend this isn’t true. Looking at t-shirt designs all day long is just too fun! But why am I talking about curating? Well, that’s because I have a new curation up at Tilteed.
I can recall the day when I first discovered Yema Yema‘s artwork. At first I was like “Huh?” but after I let it sink it a little, I was like “Oh my gosh, this is brilliant!” I get the same reaction to some music discoveries, and these bands/musicians always end up being my long-time favorites. I’m thinking that it’s a good thing that I reacted to Yema Yema in the same fashion, because I can definitely picture myself loving her artwork for a long, long time!
Without further ado, I’m happy to present to you “Woody Friends,” a delightfully quirky piece by Yema Yema. There isn’t a single thing that I don’t like about the design. Her characters are so unique, and I truly mean that. You can see for yourself. They’re like mixtures of robots and monsters, and I personally find them to be cute, creepy, and silly, all at the same time. These characters look like they’re all having a blast hanging out, and that’s exactly what summer’s all about!
Thanks for letting me share artwork with you, t-shirt wearers around the world! If any artists would like to send me designs to look at for curation in the Tilteed Limited line, please shoot me an e-mail at dunz0[at]tilteed[dot]com.
Although I personally find the illustration to be slightly creepy, I also find it to be so whimsical that I cannot stop looking at it. I actually have absolutely no idea what’s going on in the piece, but my interpretation would have to be that the main character is learning about the world around him by sending out feelers for each of his senses, including touch, taste, and smell. Or maybe he’s in the process of making new friends. Another possibility is that the smaller characters have fed him something disgusting and toxic, and he’s currently trying to get it out of his system before he keels over. I really don’t have a clue! I’d love to hear how you interpret “Creature Connect,” so feel free to comment with what you think is going on in the design.
There’s a sale going on at the Yema Yema shop, so you can currently purchase “Creature Connect” for $14.99. I actually just received this shirt in the mail today and it’s even cooler in person. The blue and white design looks incredible on the charcoal shirt. I highly recommend it!