The Art of Wrestling – Travis H

Travis H (go to the explanation here) shilled his new shirt last week on Smackdown before WWEshop promoted it and it’s already the top selling piece of merchandise on the site.  The King of Kings is certainly popular, no matter how much he reminded me of an enraged chimpanzee on Monday.  Travis H actually didn’t wear his new shirt on Monday.  You can’t directly link to each picture but you can go to this set of photos.  It does provide you a good still of what Travis looks like when he gets constipated.

Me Travis, me climb larger wrestlers and squash them like King Kong.

Me Travis, me climb larger wrestlers and squash them like King Kong.

I might have to stop complaining about shirts being too complicated because this is another example of them staying fairly simple especially in the color department because it’s just black and white.  The WWE has also done a good job of continuing the same imagery like the war hammers, iron cross and skulls on a pike.  I did notice that his crown is quite similar to the most memorable Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne.

The jewels were replaced with iron crosses.

The jewels were replaced with iron crosses.

I know Travis would like us to all think he’s really that ripped but the iron cross leather belt is helping to hide his marriage gut.  If he started to step over a pile of skulls, he’d blow out his quad again.  I railed against using the bill of a hat for part of the design (I can’t figure out which article I mentioned that in) since it mainly goes unseen.  On a t-shirt though, it works especially since the character’s arms are on the sleeves.

On the back, the design is a little funky since the iron cross and cloth that translates from the Latin “eversoris” to the English “Destroyer” are both centered on the back.  The skull on the pike and the pile of skulls are both on the right hand side of the shirt.  If they would have moved either to the left, it would have weighted the shirt better.

Obviously, from the sales already this shirt is a hit and I can’t really disagree with that assessment even if you wouldn’t catch me wearing it with a troupe of chimpanzees in Tanzania. – Kevin

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