REVIEW: Deadpool 2 [2018]

“We can’t really live until we die a little” The biggest critical gripe coming out of the first Deadpool film was that its attempt to subvert the superhero genre was squandered by being a superhero film. What does that mean? It literally is a superhero film. The character is an X-Men alum who exists to fight bad guys (and good guys alike). So the plot was always going to follow a familiar arc towards finding redemption and/or revenge against those foes/friends. Where it diverted from the formula was its embracement…

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DESIGN: Earthbound – Unkikie Uukiuki Gum

I recently replayed the great Super Nintendo game Earthbound (also known as Mother 2 in Japan) and thought it a good topic for some t-shirt designs. My initial brainstorm for topics touched upon products in-game that could be interesting to create a “brand” around and the pack of gum you have to buy to cajole Bubble Monkey onto your team seemed a logical possibility. The words “Unkikie Uukiuki” are monkey for “I love hamburgers” and thus my flavor pretty much picked itself. Available for purchase at jaredmobarak.spreadshirt.com Sell line: Everyone…

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DESIGN: Shenmue – Fruda Soda

It’s hard not to find yourself infatuated with Fruda Grape soda after watching the @RunButton gang play through the old Sega action/adventure Shenmue. They literally go to the vending machine to purchase one in-game two or three times a session. I wanted to give the crude design in the game a more contemporary update while still retaining the fun bubble letters and circular bullseye motif. These are all bilingual, but I made sure to do two each so both English and Japanese could be highlighted depending on your preference. And…

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