This t-shirt project blended strong color palletes, retro diner design elements, and atomic age aesthetics to capture the alien nature of Creme’s drag persona. While “Atomic Age” was the overall visual theme, there was still the topic of illustration style to figure out. Ultimately, we wanted this melding of “kawaii” and Roy Lichtenstein comic book styles. Since the focus was the varied looks Creme creates, I knew it was important to recreate them as accurate as possible, including the subtle gradation of colors to mimic her makeup blending. So the illustrations ended up being exaggerated cartoony-yet-rendered representations of the looks creme created. Sparkles were also important!! It continued some of the visual language from the “atomic age” pattern as well as emphasized rhinestones and glitter!