Archived Tee - 2011-12-14
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Tell us about this design.
I was reading up on the latest GB3 movie news that has been happening for about a decade, and I started to think about Dan Aykroyd who hasn't been in movies much, lately. Then I started thinking of him like his out of work character in Trading Places. That inevitably lead me to mug shots of famous people, like Nick Nolte. Started making me laugh and at that point my mind somehow leaped to what it would be like if they arrested ghosts like traditional cops and ghosts had mugshots.
Where are you from?
Good ol' Vermont, USA.
How did you get started designing t-shirts?
I was searching online for art contests, because I read a few interviews about how a lot of artists first make a name for themselves in one of many competitions around the country and world. I happened upon Threadless, at a time in my life when I had no idea what a vector was or how to draw with them. It took a while, but eventually I got better and I got noticed.
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers?
Start a series, develop some self discipline. Drawing or creating something every day is the best way to improve your success in all facets of the design/art world.
What would be your dream job?
I would love to be a creative director at a game company of some sort. As much as I love making art, I love sharing my passion and ideas with artists that can reach heights I never could. That or run a little shop on the beach in cali or hawaii.
What is your favorite thing about Ghostbusters?
How fleshed out the details of the world are, always impressed me even as a little kid. The equipment and the evolution of the group, the variety and history of the ghosts and the world around them. It all felt so natural. Even the humor was very natural and not forced. Someone put a lot of care into making everything feel believable and grounded despite being a sci-fi/comedy.
What would your ideal house be like?
Mostly single level with a large master loft, an awesomely spacious kitchen, and a huge office for design, up on a hill outside a nice city. Fireplaces are nice, but I hate winter.
Burgers vs. tacos: which would win the battle?
Tacos. I love both, and burgers almost win because they taste so good with bacon, but tacos touch my taste buds in a way some might deem inappropriate.
What was your favorite as a kid: comics, cartoons, or movies? Was there a specific title you liked most of all?
Cartoons. It took me until I was much older to really get into film, and comics have always been a passing interest...I read a bit and know of a lot of comic book history and stories, but I never collected. It was the silver age of cartoons though, too hard to choose. From ninja turtles, to g.i. joe and transformers, and even some garfield and friends. Then things got even better with Batman The Animated Series and stuff like Cowboy Bebop that just blew my young mind.
What are a few of your favorite websites?
XKCD.com is always great...but I dunno, the internet has lost its luster for me. Tigsource for indie gaming is another.
Any shout outs?
McDonalds, taste the rainbow. No, none.