Snakes & Ladders
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A word from the curator:
I never thought I'd see a design that appealed both to my love of striking, high contrast imagery and my enjoyment of board game nostalgia, but this shirt definitely does it!
Tell us about this design.
It`s a little play on the fact that life is a game which no-one ever wins.
Where are you from?
I`m from Brisbane, Australia. Wonderful place, you should all come on down and visit me.
How did you get started designing t-shirts?
Just kind of fell into it? I originally designed skate graphics & did a little comic book inking on the side.
But comic inking is labourious, and skate work kind of rare, so when I got asked to do a few T-shirt specific graphics I realised how fun it was, and it all went from there.
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers?
Work. Work hard. Don`t be in a hurry and don`t cut corners.
Stay positive, don`t be rude to people, even if you do think they deserve it. You never know who you`ll be working with or for in the future.
But above all, enjoy it, because if you don`t love it, you`ll hate it.
What would be your dream job?
Ok, work with me here..
I`d love to open a skateshop/gallery/coffee shop/studio. I could surround myself with creative people, skate whenever I wanted to, and design for the rest of the time. The coffee part marries up with my main addiction, plus it would keep everyone motivated. Perfect isn`t it?
What are your feelings about boardgames?
Love! I`m a big board game fan from way back.. I`m just not that trustworthy when I play them. Let`s just say don`t let me be the banker in monopoly.
What would your dream house be like?
I`d love to own an old factory, and convert it to a living space. Big, open and raw..
The 80s vs. the 90s: which would win the battle?
I`m guessing the 80`s. Although the 90`s got a little angrier the 80's were all about self delusion, and you can`t beat someoone who always thinks they're winning.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
Oh so many. One of my top five "always in rotation" T`s would have to be Chamba`s "machine love part deux"
Found here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/chamba/t-shirts/207116-14-machine-love-part-deux Love that T to death! Colours are perfect, design is full without looking overdone, plus it`s got robots.
What was your favorite as a kid: comics, cartoons, or movies? Was there a specific title you liked most of all?
Above all has always been comics, in particular, the phantom. One of the only piece of jewelery I own is a phantom ring.
What are a few of your favorite websites?
Any shout outs?
To every single person here, even if my work isn`t your thing, take yourselves a bow.
To Mj, Jimiyo and Somni for allowing me to be here, you`re all too good to me.
My partner Melissa for putting up with my stupidly long hours, and me in general.