Archived Tee - 1969-12-31
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Tell us about this design.
“Once upon a time there were three beautiful girls who went to the Nintendo academy, and they were each assigned very hazardous duties. But I took them away from all that and now they work for me. My name is Miyamoto”
Where are you from?
New York, now with 100% more earthquakes and hurricanes.
How did you get started designing t-shirts?
Well I always wanted to design shirts and once sites like Tee Fury started it was easier than ever for an artist to get involved.
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers?
For designers in general, take your inspiration from everywhere and work your ass off.
For aspiring shirt designers, learn how the printing process works and why you have to limit your color palette with traditional screenprinting. Start simple with a one color design and go from there.
What would be your dream job?
In everything but salary, making art is already my dream job. So buy some shirts or prints and help that come true too!
What is your favorite thing about Nintendo?
They’ve made some of the greatest video games of all time and Miyamoto is the modern day Walt Disney. I really respect how much joy they’ve given people throughout the years while bridging cultural and generational gaps. The billions they’ve made probably didn’t hurt either.
What would your ideal house be like?
That anti-zombie house (http://i.imgur.com/FgAhw.gif) that was being linked everywhere a few months ago. I’d probably just use it to keep away solicitors though. No I don’t want any magazine subscriptions, I have an iPad.
Drums vs. guitar: which would win the battle?
Guitar is the sexy choice but you need the rhythm section to hold it down. They can co-exist in awesome ways like the White Stripes and Black Keys
What was your favorite as a kid: comics, cartoons, or movies? Was there a specific title you liked most of all?
I’ve always been a huge comic nerd. As a kid I read almost everything that came out from Marvel, DC and Image on a weekly basis. Now I’m probably more a fan of the creators than the characters themselves. Pretty much anything by Alan Moore or Warren Ellis and I’m there.
What are a few of your favorite websites?
I waste a lot of time on these sites daily: reddit.com, teefury.com, boingboing.net, dailygrail.com, cracked.com and more.
Any shout outs?
Thank you to Jimiyo, MJ and everyone at TeeFury for another opportunity to print. And a big thank you to anyone out there that buys a shirt.
Don’t forget to check out my Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/paintandpixels?ref=pr_shop)