Red Riding Hood

I’m typically very critical when it comes to all-over-prints. I’m just not a big fan of them. But this tee by shantyshawn and available at Design By Humans is the exception to that rule. I actually really dig it and love how the red pops against the black and white backdrop. It’s available now for purchase for a cool $25. 

Although the earliest known print of this story originates from 17th century French folklore, and was included in the 1697 collection, Tales of Mother Goose by Charles Perrault, it’s the Brothers Grimm version that we have come to know and love. You see, in Perrault’s version, there is no happy ending. The wolf eats both little red riding hood and her grandmother and there is no happy ending. In the Brothers Grimm version, a hunter saves little red riding and her grandmother and then drowns the wolf. Such dark undertones for a child’s story, don’t you think?

Red Riding Hood by shantyshawn at Design By Humans

Comments

  1. says

    I’m on the fence about all-overs too Coty, sometimes they just don’t look as wearable as a ‘normal’ print, but I think I could make an exception for this one.

  2. says

    Yeah, now that I think of it, I’ve only owned one all over print and it was from Pyknic Clothing. Because of the process they used to print the shirts you get lots of weirdness in the print. Needless to say, I gave the shirt away after trying it on once. Plus, I just looked silly in it, LOL. I would wear this shirt though, no doubt.