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A word from the curator:
Call me a nerd if you must, but I love statistics. And the coolest kind of stat is the kind you can read at a glance, graphing all the important data in a clean, effective way. Oliver's design appeals to me because it breathes humor into one of my favorite formats, the Venn diagram. Peapod power!
Tell us the background of this design.
This is simply a random thought that I had one day when thinking of something to do for the "Make Something Cool Every Day" project. I thought it was funny and there was a positive response to the piece on flickr, so I decided to submit it to the various shirt design contests across the interwebs.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I'm the coolest guy that you don't know.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
Bubbleman's bubbles knock my health down really fast. It might be the only way to beat me.
Name a few of your favorite things.
My Favorite Things by John Coltrane
My Favorite Things by Grant Green
My Favorite Things by Eric Dolphy
My Favorite Things by Dave Brubeck
My Favorite Things by Bill Evans
...and chocolate pudding.
What are your feelings about popular music?
It's still filled with mindless crap that appeals to mindless idiots, but it's improving. There are some very tolerable records on the charts.
Would you rather star on a reality tv show, watch a reality tv show, or destroy your television?
Star on a reality tv show and destroy all televisions on said reality tv show.
Flintstones vs. Jetsons: which would win the battle?
I hope they kill each other. I hate Hanna Barbara animation.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
Currently, my favorite shirt is an old western flannel that I bought at the thift many years ago. I've since paid a lot of money on similar shirts from places like Urban Outfitters, but the real deal vintage shirt is still my favorite.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
I enjoy gaming the most. But I do enjoy a book during the winter, and I'm always down to watch a movie. Favorite game - recently, Mass Effect. All time favorite game - Chrono Trigger. Favorite Book - Catcher in the Rye. Favorite Movie - American Splendor
What inspires your work?
Tough question. I'd say everything inspires me. It might be a stupid joke that someone said, an old lady with crazy wrinkles on her face, or bird poop. I could find inspiration for a piece in any of those things.
Any shout outs?