Archived Tee - 2011-12-19Art curated by
Class of 1985
About the artist
Tell us about this design.
This tee celebrates over a quarter of a century since my childhood was blown wide open by a steady stream of amazing movies which showed kids and teens could fight monsters, travel through time and search for hidden treasure!
Where are you from?
An area of England known as Teesside, next to the river Tees. Coincidence?
Which art style would you most like to learn?
The Art of Noise! Think I better dance now!
If you had a time machine, which era would you visit first?
The future! I'd keep zipping forward till it was Jetsons style.
What goal do you most aspire towards?
After what feels like years in the creative wilderness, I just want to create work which speaks to me and which I can be proud of.
If you could stop any t-shirt trend in its tracks, which would you end? What trend would you like to see started?
Eep, not sure I'd want to stop any trend. Sure, not a day goes by that we don't see another Doctor Who, Obama 'Hope' parodies and all that 'Keep Calm' business, but to be honest some people are still doing great designs within that. My faith in all the great designers out there tells me there's still some great takes on these subjects. I just think people need to be sure they're putting a really good spin on them. The trend I'd like to see started is already starting as we speak, Twin Peaks!
Which 1985 group song would you rather have sung along to: We Are the World or the Superbowl Shuffle?
I have no idea what the Superbowl Shuffle is so I'm going to have to go with that. Although wasn't one of the Ghostbusters involved with 'We Are the World'? If so, maybe that one.
1980s vs. 1990s: which would win the battle?
1980's would win. The technology weighed more, you could crush a man with your walkman. Plus the Eighties had YOUNG JCVD, YOUNG Arnold, YOUNG Stallone, YOUNG Jackie Chan and YOUNG Chuck Norris. The 90's had Pauly Shore.
Describe the first shirt you ever designed.
I'm going to apply a couple of rules here - the first tee which I was proud of AND which saw print, was a little Zombie graphic called 'Corporate Zombie'. That design really has followed me over the years and I still to this day get work because of it. He was basically a little blue zombie, in shirt and tie, with a dollar sign coming from his mouth.
What has been your most inspiring art experience?
Just going to art college. Suddenly finding myself in a place where everyone is super creative, where people are all of such a like mind and where you are encouraged to pursue a career in an artistic field was AMAZING! It was like finally finding somewhere you belong.
Any shout outs?
Got to give a shout out to all the good folk at TeeFury for once again giving me the chance to print here! Thanks guys!