The artists at Threadless were challenged to create designs inspired by ’90s pop culture. The winner of the $2,000 cash prize was Lisa Frankenstein. This marvelous mash-up of cute and scary was a collaboration among three artist: Dan Elijah G. Fajardo, Jen Lemasters, & Jerry Maninang.
Frankenstein has been a cultural icon for decades. The story was written in 1818 by Mary Shelly. Mary and her friends spent their evenings around a fire place reading ghost stories. One day, they had a contest to see who could write the scariest story. Mary Shelly was the winner. She originally published Frankenstein anonymously because during her time, female writers were not taken seriously. As the story’s popularity grew, she eventually revealed her identity, and now, Frankenstein is a household name.
Lisa Frankenstein combines the two cultural icons, into a fabulous fusion of adorable and frightening.