About this design
We had to do a T shirt for Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway`s writing always seems better suited to short stories and the Old Man and the Sea is a prime example. For this he won the Nobel prize for literature in 1954. The story follows the hunting of a Marlin by a Cuban fisherman over several days in a small fishing boat. Having landed the fish, he then has to contend with the sharks that come and take bites out of his catch. This is simple storytelling, but with subtle levels of complexity built into the character and his relationship with the sea and the fish he is hunting. There is an excellent animation of the story, hand painted by one person over seven years. But read the story before watching it, it will take you about as long.