Microbial Medley by Hodgepodge Bricolage
Hodgepodge Bricolage is a store that has a strong focus on patterns featuring cells, viruses, and other imagery of a medical nature.
There is a blog post by the artist that shows off several Threadless products, including a [presumingly 11oz] mug with the design ‘Microbial Medley’.
Here’s what they had to say about Threadless mugs…
“the mugs are semi-annoying because the print doesn’t continue under the handle, so if you get a seamless pattern from me that doesn’t have a white background, it doesn’t look as awesome as it could be”
And here is how the same mug looks in their online Threadless store:
Cozy and Despairing by Foxshiver
A GoodReads blog post happened to show off a [presuming 15oz] mug purchased by ‘karen’, with a design titled ‘Cozy and Despairing’.
A quick Googling revealed that this design was by the store FoxShiver. And here is how the mug looks in their store:
Also, this design is on the front of the mug only, which leads me to assume the artist uploaded a transparent .png that was automatically centred. Though the art does not look centred on the Threadless mockup, it does look centred in real life. So we can trust that just uploading the image is enough, we don’t need to manually centre the design.
The Universe Salutes You by James Victore
The next photograph I found came from Twitter. User James Vitore posted this image of a [presumably 150z] mug.
The comparison of these two images is a good illustration of the fidelity of Threadless’ printing methods. Even though the lines are very fine in this scribbled artwork, the reproduction is pretty perfect.
Let’s summarise the lessons learned here today:
- Artwork printed on the mug will possibly have a few millimetres cut off on the upper and lower edges
- Artworks appear wider online than they are in real life
- Fine details can be successfully printed
Peace, love and sunshine,