Superhero movies have been getting a lot of screen time in recent years, and for good reason. They’re loud, visually stunning takes on well-known and established story lines, but amped up as far as they can go. The people over at Marvel known this all too well, and figured that the best way to add more firepower to their most recent summer blockbuster offering was to team up a number of their classic heroes into one movie. Hence, the hotly-anticipated upcoming movie, the Avengers, featuring Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, and Captain America.
WeLoveFine.com sponsored a contest to design Avengers-themed t-shirts, and the winning entries have been announced. Including honorable mentions, there were ten winners. Three of them are literal takes on the catch phrase “Avengers, Assemble!” The first place winner was one of them, and features an almost faded, stylized design that visually integrates the whole team in a design that suggests that together, they are a single, unstoppable weapon.
Another take on this idea shows the Avengers as a box of toy parts, awaiting assembly. The third one shows the whole team stacked with the Hulk as the base. Other winners include a design showing the team as they would look in an 80-bit video game, and several that take a more abstract look at the team, while maintaining them as instantly-recognizable characters. Shirts based on all these designs are available for sale.