Archived Tee - 2011-07-02Art curated by
Fratelli's Family Restaurant
About the artist
Tell us a bit about this design.
Most "Goonies" shirts have pirate iconography or straight film quotes, so I wanted to avoid that. This shirt is inspired by the Fratellis' criminal stronghold, the old restaurant. I imagine Fratelli's would be kind of a touristy themed restaurant with a corny gift shop. But the Italian food would be great!
Where are you from?
Livermore, a nice little town about 40 minutes east of San Francisco. We have the world's longest burning lightbulb (110 years and counting) and many real-world scenes from "TRON" were filmed in our Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Check it out™, as Dr. Steve Brule would say.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I've seen "The Goonies" 250+ times, more than any other film by far.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
I never finished Final Fantasy VII. The final bosses are too hard, and Sephiroth's Super Nova freezes my Playstation every other attempt!
Name a few of your favorite things.
Toys, Humphrey Bogart movies, classic video games, Coca-Cola, Daft Punk, surf rock, art books.
What kind of art did you make as a kid?
I used to draw skulls and multicolored scribbles on everything. So, pretty much the same things I make now.
What is your favorite thing about designing?
I love to stay up all night (or all week) working on my designs, 'til they're as good as I can make them. My favorite designs are the ones that take ten times longer than anticipated.
Entrée vs. dessert: which would win the battle?
Trick question: one can't exist without the other! Without entrées, you'd just eat dessert all day and it would no longer be special.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
My favorite is my "Star Wars: Rogue Squadron" shirt, a promotional gift for subscribers to Nintendo Power magazine. I got it in 1998 and have been wearing it loyally ever since. It's the softest shirt I own, since it's been washed about ten million times. It's also riddled with holes from the 13 years of heavy use. I may hire my local Boy Scouts to burn it in a retirement ceremony.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
I love all three, but I'd have to say watching movies. I can never decide on one favorite film - at the moment, I'll say "Eraserhead", "2001: A Space Odyssey", and "Casablanca".
What inspires your work?
Here are a few of the major ones: Surrealism, Japan, Disneyland, Pixar, "Katamari Damacy", "Rez", Tim Schafer's games, Mike Mignola, Junko Mizuno, children's artwork.
Any shout outs?
Hi to my Uncle Pete - he used to work in a video store and is the guy who introduced me to "The Goonies", through a worn out ex-rental VHS he took from work. Thanks to the guys at Mega64.com for being the first people to print my work.