-- About Tshiro --
Tshiro is a concept brand wherein our Tshiro character constantly finds itself interchanged with people or objects and placed in random, funny and peculiar situations. Our character is the ‘O’ in our logo [Logo V2.png]--it is roughly egg shaped with what looks like a single eye. Between different concepts the artistic style might vary, but the form of our character remains the same--it is never deformed or modified other than to have its representation fit the style of the individual piece. This is to say that:
1.) Our character is ALWAYS to retain its very specific shape and immediate recognizability
2.) While our character cannot be ‘broken’ or deformed, it might have ‘scars’, texture, colours or shading, as per the artist’s chosen style
3.) The ‘eye’ is not actually an eye--it does not have a pupil or an iris or any other eye parts! It does not blink, or squint or show any emotion whatsoever. It is just a single spot and is always in the exact same position relative to the rest of the character and the exact same shape as per the original design (note that the spot can be any colour and may have shading, glint or texture, as per the artist’s chosen style)
4.) The colour and thickness of our character’s lines can be altered, so long as the final design is still immediately recognisable as our character
Note that our character’s shadow can be freely modified as required.
Our character (from now on referred to as ‘Shiro’) is lifeless, emotionless and inert. Any life in Shiro or activity on its part is SUGGESTED ONLY--with people, creatures, objects or environment in the scene responding to a suggested event set prior to the image. The joke in each piece is basically that Shiro is essentially a ‘pet rock’, with us, the viewers, identifying with Shiro’s dilemma.
We have attached a Shiro template [Shiro v2.png]--please use this as a guide when representing Shiro in your work.
Please look at these previous designs to help you understand our brand. [ZillaT.jpg] [TitanicT.JPG]
-- This T-shirt Concept --
In this scene we find Shiro lost in the desert. He has been travelling a long time… there is no explanation as to where he is going or how he got there! The vastness of the desert and the uncompromising heat are very apparent… Shiro is in the foreground, beads of sweat dripping down and a line of footsteps inexplicably extending behind him.
Please find attached our sketch of roughly what we’re looking for in terms of composition [DesertShiroSketch.png].
Please find attached an example of an artistic style we like [DesertExample.png], but feel free to use your own artistic interpretation.
Important points when considering your design:
1.) This design will be for a t-shirt and we are looking for creative ways to blend the scene into the background material. Please consider a t-shirt colour of your choosing that works with your design, and upload your design onto the t-shirt template that we have provided [TshirtTemplate.psd]
2.) We want the scene to express the vastness of the barren desert, the scorching/sizzling/sweltering heat, and the loneliness and distance travelled by our little friend
Best of luck! We look forward to seeing your designs, cheers!