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    Six tropical prints created for men's Hawaiian shirts by Mamawana. Motifs include tropical plants and palm trees, sunglasses and cocktails, cocka… Read More
    Six tropical prints created for men's Hawaiian shirts by Mamawana. Motifs include tropical plants and palm trees, sunglasses and cocktails, cockatoos, mamba snakes, tropical fish, red pandas, and poison dart frogs. Read Less
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The project was to create six diverse designs for modern men's Hawaiian shirts. The key requirements were:
- Use a maximum of 6 colors per design to ensure affordable screen printing
- Create designs with an edge that will appeal to men's adventurous daredevil side
- Leave some visible background to ensure continuity with solid color side panels
We brainstormed together to come up with a variety of tropical plants and creatures that would fit on a Hawaiian shirt but aren't overused on them. We went for a mixture of bright and camouflaged critters, including some dangerous ones, like mamba snakes and poison dart frogs.
I aimed to make sure that colorways included both subtle and bright color combinations, trying to combine colors in each print that don't usually go together.
I couldn't resist making some alternative colorways for the green mamba print, though the client chose to use the original olive green one.