Archived Tee - 2011-07-15
Potter and Nimbus Brooms
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Tell us about this design.
I wanted to do something inspired by the Harry Potter series, but I didn't want it to shout, "Harry Potter". I like logo tshirts and thought I could do something with an object from Harry's world. I finally settled on the broomsticks they race around on.
Where are you from?
Originally Canada. All of our relatives are still up there so we visit "the great white north" quite a bit. Even though where I'm from is south of where I live now in the U.S. (and it's not Alaska).
How did you get started designing t-shirts?
It started with designing posters and then people began asking me to turn them into tshirts. From there it's been a lot of trial and error. Hopefully I'm getting better.
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers?
Do something that interests you and make a design you like. Because if you don't like it, chances are not many others will either.
What would be your dream job?
To be a full-time artist for Tee Fury :)
What is your favorite thing about the Harry Potter series?
In all honesty I'd have to say it's the worldwide phenomenon that it has spurred. From an amusement park to quidditch matches being played on college campuses. Don't forget all the reading it has inspired.
What would your ideal house be like?
It would have lots of windows overlooking a lake, and a room dedicated to creating artwork on the easel and computer.
Wands vs. lightsabers: which would win the battle?
Hmmm. Wands can shoot stuff, but lightsabers can deflect that. Lightsabers can cut through wands, but you'd have to be close enough to do it. I'm going with lightsaber. Without it a jedi still has some power. Without a wand, a wizard is somewhat stuck.
What was your favorite as a kid: comics, cartoons, or movies? Was there a specific title you liked most of all?
Movies. The Dark Crystal. Lots of imagination went into that one.
What are a few of your favorite websites?
TeeFury.com, superpunch.blogspot.com, rampagedreality.com. The list is very long, but these three I visit daily.
Any shout outs?
My wife and family. And to Potter fans everywhere.