The Ouch Touch
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The hero of the story takes centerstage, determination in his eyes and nunchucks swirling between his hands. The music swells, the camera zooms in.... and without warning there's a splash of gore, a severed hand, and hopes dashed. It's a moment made for the movies, and a shirt made to wear while watching them.
Tell us the background of this design.
I was a huge fan of Kung Fu movies when i was a kid…aarghh what the hell, I still am :) (is not a shame, right?) so this is my tribute to those funny fighting movies
How did you get started designing t-shirts?
After 3 years of painting in an italian studio, I saw an ad in the local newspaper "the largest printing company in Europe need a graphic designer". I had on my PC a pirate version of photoshop but i used it just to resize photos and apply filters so i had no idea about graphic softwares but i took the shoot and i sent my resume to them. After 2 weeks i had a full time job as a graphic designer thanks to a girl that worked there (www.hyperhyphen.com) who said "so what if he doesn't know photoshop and illustrator, at least he can draw, i will teach him the softwares". I learned a lot and i "specialized" in t-shirts graphics. This summer i quit my job because i wanted to work freelance.
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers?
Work a lot and be patient you will not be the best overnight and you will not be able to buy a Ferrari very soon. Don't try to be the lonely mysterious guy, join a designers community, its a place where you can learn a lot and meet people like you. You will spend a lot of time in front of your screen, don't forget about your body (exercise, run, skate, swim :) ) you need to be healthy! :)
What would be your dream job?
Professional poker player
What are your feelings on platypi?
I don't like them
Do you prefer XBox, Playstation, or Nintendo?
DaVinci vs. Michelangelo: who would win the battle?
DaVinci cause he can make cool weapons
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
I have a very old t-shirt which i stolen from my brother. It's a black t-shirt wit Borusia Dortmund logo.
What was your favorite as a kid: comics, cartoons, or movies? Was there a specific title you liked most of all?
Batman all the way
What are a few of your favorite websites?
Emptees.com, ffffound.com, google.com, glewp.com (which is not up yet, but is my website and i wanna see you all there when will be done), teefury.com of course