I've been a big fan of Skinner for a long time. Brian Posehn, in his blurb for the back of Skinner's amazing art book, Every Man Is My Enemy, sums up nicely why Skinner's unique style strikes a chord with me:
Remember that metal loving dirt-bag that sat next to you in fifth period typing class? He always smelled like he had smoked his lunch and looked like he might take a nap for the entire class. Instead of working on whatever stupid assignment you had that day, he drew goblins with multiple giant cocks and wizards with snakes for eyes and whatever fucked up metal influenced shit floated into his brain. Well, Skinner is like that dude, except that he has mastered that shit.
One thing I've always liked about Skinner's work (apart from my well-documented love of goblin cocks and snake-eyed wizards) is that it feels so free, like the dude is just pouring himself out and making exactly what he wants to make, with the artistic skill and unique aesthetic to back it up. I could have picked a number of tees from Skinner's brand Critical Hit and told you why I liked it, but I've been on a nice kick of bold, simple yet well-executed tees lately, and I figured we'd keep it up with the Critical Hit Logo Tee:
As a dude who has produced two d20-themed tees myself (Choose Your Own Adventure by Michael DeForge and DIE DIE DIE), and a lifelong RPG nerd, I'm already a fan. The twenty-sided die, or d20, is basically the determinant of whether you succeed or fail at most endeavors in Dungeons & Dragons and many other tabletop role-playing games, from reading an ancient scroll, to sneaking into a castle, to clubbing a troll in the head. As a 20 is the highest you can roll, it's often an automatic success, and in combat it does extra damage and is known as a critical hit.
There are plenty of d20-themed tees out there, but this is the gnarliest by far. The art style and the stark white print on a black tee evokes the classic metal t-shirt aesthetic - it's a bold, perfectly executed tee whose roots runs deep.
This tee definitely isn't for everyone - it looks cool as hell, but it might not be as good for anyone who's never used a handful of dice and their imagination to kill dragons (or whatever) with their friends - but damn if it isn't a great tee to me.