Are Crowns the New Skulls?

June 30, 2009 | Written by Darren | Category: T Shirt Design

I was just looking through some clothings lines and checking out their wears. I noticed quite a few of them had a similar look…but I couldn’t pinpoint it. I ran through a few more brands and found what I was looking for.  Seems to me that crowns at the top of some text on a tee print might just be a new design trend.

These three tees are strikingly similar, is this really a design trend or is it too close to call? Each one is pretty cool in its own right but are they inspired by each other? Which came first? Are they completely different? I’ll you decide:

Keep Buying by Disturbia Clothing


Heavy Is The Head by Famous Nobody


I’m Tweeting This by Regal Clothing


I am going to have to go with design trend because the messages are so different. What do you think?

3 Responses

  1. Joe | June 30th, 2009

    The first is a parody of a WWII British propaganda poster, immortalized in t-shirt form relatively recently:

    In the second, the image relates to the message.

    In the third, the crown is the company’s logo.

    So, they are unrelated designs, though the crown has been a popular iconograph for 1000+ years.

  2. Darren | July 1st, 2009

    Agreed. Way to bring the history. What’s the plans with Fantastic Blognanza Joe?

  3. Rob | July 2nd, 2009

    I’m a fan of the “CROWN”!!!