Nevermind the Cello
About the artist
A word from the curator:
How rebellious is playing the guitar, really? Maybe in some ways, rocking on the cello is more true to the spirit of rock and roll...
Tell us the background of this design.
I originally came up with this idea for a shirt contest about "alternate history". A lot of people credit Nirvana with transforming the music industry in the early '90s ... but what if Kurt had played the cello?
I think this design just makes for a fun, ironic shirt for any rock, grunge or orchestra fan.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I work in the fast-paced world of advertising design and really enjoy it.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
My bank code is "Bosco".
Name a few of your favorite things.
Tree skiing in fresh powder. Jolt Energy drinks. Soccer. Poker. Tennis. Golf. Fishing. And too many TV shows to list.
What are your feelings on modern art?
I respect that artists try and push the envelope on "what is art" and experiment with crazy new techniques and presentations, but I feel that it's reached a point where there's no given scale on what is good or horrible. The subjectivity makes becoming a successful artist pretty frustrating.
Lemonade vs. limeade: which would win the battle?
Lemonade has the "ade-market" dominated.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
I don't know if I have a favorite... but there are two I really like. One is from veer that simply says "I draw pictures all day". I like wearing that since most people think that's what an art director does. And the other is by illustrator Glenn Jones called "Team Photo"... which shows a foosball team lined up for their photo. His shirts are all pretty good but that one was a must-own for me.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
My gaming stopped at PS1. My reading for leisure stopped at the Hardy Boys books. So I'm gonna go with watching movies. My favorite is probably the entire Oceans 11,12,13 series.
What inspires your work?
Most of my designs have some sort of meaning or concept to them. I draw inspiration from everything that interests me in life.
Any shout outs?
Definitely my wife & daughter ... who put up with me working all day and then coming home and drawing all night. And all the people who have supported my art and continue to help me grow as an artist.