Put A Bird On It!
Ever since Portlandia aired their "Put A Bird On It" featurette, the web, fashion, and design worlds have gone crazy with bird designs. Everything from menacing ravens and crows to adorable little sparrows have been popping up on t shirt designs everywhere. From dark art horror designs to detailed nature designs, bird tees show off a wide variety of artistic styles that audiences love to rock on their chest.
1. Never-Nevermore by kdeuce
Once upon a midnight dreary'¦ lies the raven in the ravine. This dark, creepy raven tee was created in honor of Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven", which we think is incredibly suiting. This detailed, painterly illustration uses a nice tonal range of sepia along with split panes that create a nice comic-book feel.
2. Raven by NGdesign
This hand drawn sketch and illustration features some nice painted and ink drop effects. Raven t-shirts are extremely popular at DBH for a variety of reasons, from comedic use to surreal art. This Raven tee was inspired by the God Odin's ravens, Huginn and Muninn. The simplistic, minimal design gets the point across without adding unnecessary flourishes.
3. Night Warrior Owl by rcaldwell
This extremely detailed owl was created by the artist using ink tools and hand drawn decorative patterns. Anybody could appreciate the time and effort it took to create a wild design like this. The gradient effects from blue to red add another interesting effect, and the celtic symbolism in the middle adds another interesting element.
4. Limited Edition Crow Feathers by kdeuce
Is there a murder in our midst? This dark art design features a menacing crow in front of red, glowing background. This creepy illustration gives off a silhouette-like effect that shows off details in the crow's feathers, as well as a flock flying into the background.
5. Perfect Pilot by jun087
This eagle design gives off a patriotic feeling with his aviator sunglasses and flying headgear. The detail in this illustrative work is impressive and really shows the structure of the bird while the red, white and blue coloring send a strong message. This hand drawn bird illustration was turned into a vector with small details and grunge texturing added in secondary programs.
6. Birds of a Feather by radiomode
New design "Birds of a Feather" by radiomode features four colorful, exotic birds flying together. The birds were created using complementary colors, red-orange and teal. The shirt design also has painted, vector effects. This abstract bird design also features watercolor effects and sketchy, illustrative lines around the outsides of the bird's wings.
7. Re-Born by jun087
This illustrative bird tee brings us back to nature. The unique details that mix knowledge and nature together are intriguing and the small sparrow adds a cute animal element. This design utilizes bright oranges and yellow in the flower petals that compliment the textured, yet subtle blue background.
8. Owl Dream by qetza
This design lines up some beautiful dreamcatchers that create a cool, feathered owl. This unique line art design has an extreme amount of detail, especially in the owl's feathers, and has a nice tonal range of blues. Small sparkling elements resemble stars and the small moon at the top ties in the entire design.
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And for those of you who haven't seen the hilarious Portlandia featurette, we present you with the video. Just make sure to Put A Bird On It!