Archived Tee - 2011-06-23Art curated by
Definition Of A Turtle
About the artist
Tell us a bit about this design.
My typographic designs were inspired by 70s psychedelic poster art that were designed for concerts and shows. Google image "70s psychedelic poster art" or specific artists like "Wes Wilson" to get results that made me want to get into similar art. I guess my education of poster art began with my roommate freshman year of college who introduced me to stencil graffiti art like Shepard Fairey, and then began to show me books collecting flyers and posters from rock venues from as early as the 70s.
So when I began to experiment with typographic art, I thought about using a similar method to create iconic figures that I either enjoy, grew up with, or identify myself with. Being born in the 80s, I knew I had to draw at least one of these folks.
Where are you from?
I'm currently residing in Brooklyn, NY
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I'm a busy kinda guy. I'm getting a novel published. I'm working on two (http://www.punksandnerds.com) comics (http://www.stubblecomics.com). I've produced a Rock Opera (http://www.brucemanhero.com). I'm going to try and pilot a podcast and radio drama. If anyone has advice on when to take a breather... Please tell me!
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
When I was 14 I made a highly popular Pokemon website called... Wait I've said too much!
Name a few of your favorite things.
I enjoy to travel. I love to read. I'm a big poker fan, and I seem to have trouble playing my entire video game library. I listen to a lot of podcasts while I work, music is universally loved, and... Food that's either fancy schmancy, or fatty and greasy.
I just like to have fun.
What kind of art did you make as a kid?
Started with turtles of the ninja variety, branched off to do Sonic the Hedgehog, which eventually became Calvin and Hobbes rip offs, and then by 7th/8th grade I was drawing my own cartoony things.
What is your favorite thing about turtles?
How well they get along with giant talking rats. How they can remain teenagers for decades.
Science vs. alchemy: which would win the battle?
Science might win the battle, but my concern is if they'd survive the war.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
I enjoy shirts that I can identify with, but are also aesthetically pleasing to look at. So one of my favorite shirts has to be one called "Pipe Vault" (grey color shirt) that Fangamer.net sells. Because, if you really look at it, you can tell it's based off of Super Mario Bros. But it's subtle enough for it to simply be an attractive graphic shirt that just looks good on a person without the shirt shouting, "LOOK! MARIO! YAY!"
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
That's... That's not fair. I get equal entertainment in those mediums, just in different ways.
I have no real favorite, since I'm always being introduced to something new to me all the time.
What inspires your work?
What often inspires my work is what I read, what I experience, and what I am passionate about.
Any shout outs?
Let's say hello to:
The band I'm collaborating with to produce a rock opera, Gunday Monday (gundaymonday.com/brucemanhero.com)
The folks over at Level Up Studios who were first to want to collaborate with my typographic work (levelupstudios.com)