Archived Tee - 2011-04-21Art curated by
Ultimate 80s Ride
About the artist
Tell us a bit about this design.
As a child of the '80's I had a lot of awesome characters to love. The only other thing better than watching their adventures, were the tools that made them great. Their utility belts, proton packs, sais and nunchucks were sweet, but their cars were ultimate. I started thinking, what would be cooler than if the Ghostbusters' ambulance was a Transformer too? Then I thought, what if it was part Batmobile, and it could travel through time, and the turtles and the A-team could fit in it, or what if it had KIT's brain? THAT would be Ultimate.
Where are you from?
I grew up in a suburb of Philly called Havertown. I think my friends from there would agree that the cars represented in my design helped shape our childhood.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I plan on making more designs!
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
I intentionally chose to cut the General Lee from my design, I didn't just forget. The show started in '79, so it wasn't technically an '80's ride anyway, sorry.
Name a few of your favorite things.
Art, movies, Batman, Frisbee, and my family, fiance, and dog, of course.
What kind of art did you make as a kid?
I had my own list of cartoon characters that I drew constantly. I filled several sketchbooks, and the margin of my math notes with them.
What is your favorite thing about the 80s?
Being born. There wouldn't be much else with out that. Plus the re-invention of Batman. (Darker is better, Ka-pow!)
Transformers vs. GI Joes: which would win the battle?
I just recently told some of my coworkers that I never liked GI Joe. If you think I don't know how un-American that sounds, they were the first to point it out. I was just always more into the ninja mutants, alien robots, shadowy vigilantes, and time travelers. I mean, come on, what's more bad-ass than a sports car that turns into a giant laser-toting talking robot from another planet? Of course the Transformers would win!
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
"Space Needs Color" from Threadless. I love space and art, plus it's black.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
Watching movies no doubt. I'd love to make a movie someday. Picking a favorite is always hard for me; I just have so many. I think my design is proof of that.
What inspires your work?
My interests, music, coffee, and a need to create.
Any shout outs?
Much love to all of my fellow Havertowners!