Archived Tee - 2011-11-27
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Tell us about this design.
Duck Hunt was the first video game I ever owned, I wanted to do a design that used the Zapper somehow and I came up with this video game homage.
Where are you from?
This small obscure quaint little city called Los Angeles. I couldn't see myself anywhere else.
How would you describe your style?
I have some tendencies, I like detailed stuff, I like hand drawing things, I like working in photoshop as opposed to doing vector graphics. But I tend to try to just let the piece I'm doing dictate the style. I've never been much of a style person, I find it kind of limiting, I like trying different things, experimenting and such. I know conventional wisdom says that having a more distinct style would be more beneficial, WinterArtwork is a prime example, not only is his stuff really good but it's immediately recognizable which is obviously a big part of him doing really awesome.
If you could collaborate with anyone else, who would you pick?
I typically like to collaborate with my best friend Jorge Jaurez http://eaglegrip.tumblr.com/ we went to art school together, and have known each other for years, so it's easy for us to get on the same page about something, and I think we make up for each other's weaknesses when we work together. I haven't done much collaborating with anyone else, if anyone wants to bounce any ideas off me they can e-mail me:[email protected]
What historical figure do you most admire?
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, for inventing the sandwich. I can't even imagine my life without sandwiches. Sandwich is the perfect food. Also, whoever invented chairs, I'm sitting on right now, they're pretty good. I really like sitting on a chair when I enjoy a sandwich.
If you weren't designing shirts, what would you be doing?
I'm working on some comic and animated projects right now. That's always been my primary focus. Designing t-shirts was never something I really ever intended to get so into, but it was relatively quick easy money and I ended up enjoying it a lot. It's a thrill to have complete strangers all across the world wearing my work on their torsos. I probably won't quit doing it any time soon, or ever, but I hope to branch out in the near future.
Would you rather play a video game or help create one?
Definitely help making one. That would be a lot of fun. I always loved the art of the Marvel vs Capcom games, it was kind of disappointing to me that the new game uses 3d models, I think high-res sprites would've looked amazing. I'd love to work on a game that uses hand-drawn images instead of models. I like sidescrollers. That would be cool.
Nintendo vs. X-Box: which would win the battle?
To be honest, I'm not a huge gamer anymore. The last console I owned was the original Playstation. Video games are such a time-consuming and expensive habit so I gave it away to a family member and haven't owned a console since. I can't even play most modern games when I get the opportunity to, I haven't played in so long that it's just confusing to me and I suck at it, haha. I do occasionally play old Nintendo and Sega games on emulators though.
What is your favorite t-shirt color?
I really like turquoise, or light blues. Or black, can't go wrong with black.
What has been your favorite vacation or travel experience?
Don't really have any unfortunately. Never really had the opportunity to travel. Some day.
Any shout outs?
Yes, to myself. Hey me! You're the best me I've ever known! Thanks for being yourself, which is being me, who is being you. You can check me out on tumblr http://thestray.tumblr.com