Archived Tee - 2012-04-24Art curated by
About the artist
Tell us about this design.
I’ve always maintained that, in spite of their disdain for one another, “Nerds” and “Jocks” were the same in that they’re obsessive about their passion. I wanted to create a sport-like logo for one of my favorite nerd-based things and the result is ‘Gallifrey Timelords.’
Where are you from?
I’m currently in Denver, Colorado, but I’ve traveled a bit with my companion.
Which art style would you most like to learn?
More a media than a style, I’d love to get better at sculpting and paper craft. I hear good things about knitting, too.
If you had a time machine, which era would you visit first?
The year 3000 to visit Planet Express.
What goal do you most aspire towards?
Personal growth in my life and art.
If you could stop any t-shirt trend in its tracks, which would you end? What trend would you like to see started?
The ‘Keep Calm and Something Something’ one (of which I’m guilty). I think Olly Moss started the ball rolling on that and it’s just too easy to think of ways to tie it into pop culture phenomena. I’d love for a Shirt Tales trend to start, where t-shirts to start expressing our actual thoughts in real time.
Would you rather have a sonic screwdriver or a screwdriver cocktail?
I’ll take a sonic screwdriver with which to mix my screwdriver cocktail. Cocktails are cool.
Night owl vs. early bird: which would win the battle?
The battle would never happen since they’re never awake at the same time.
Describe the first shirt you ever designed.
It was based on a children’s story I was developing about a Native American girl whose tribe is being usurped by her evil uncle after her father, the chief, is killed and her brother is put in a coma. She decides to enter the spirit world and bring her brother back. Her spirit animal pulls her into the spirit world and is punished for it by being turned inside-out. Their adventures trying to bring her brother back led the story through Native American mythology. I recently updated the design and that can be seen in the side-art.
What has been your most inspiring art experience?
I was part of a live art show at Wizard World Dallas years ago, which forced me to draw in a fluid stream-of-consciousness style. I was able to collaborate with some fantastic comic artists on the fly, and all proceeds from auctioning off the works went to a charitable cause. It really pushed me to work outside of my comfort zone and fostered a true collaborative spirit that helped some deserving folks at the same time.
Any shout outs?
Big thanks to the RBC, the Nerdist, Annie, Lucy, my friends and family for their unwavering support.