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A word from the curator:
Childhood is like a robot. By which I mean it's awesome.
Tell us the background of this design.
I was watching an episode of Futurama and was admiring Benders retro like design and thought to myself that part of his head looks kind of like a View Master. I thought it would look cool to build a robot made of a mash of some of the great retro toys and the rest just flowed from there. Rubix cube for neck, etch-a-sketch for body, stacking rings for legs and my personal favourite, the galaxy grabber arms.
Where are you from?
My younger years were spent in New Zealand, now live in Melbourne - Australia. Melbourne is an awesome city, great bars, cafes. Cultural centre of Australia.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
Name a few of your favorite things.
my cat Bazil
What are your feelings about classic movies?
They are quite fascinating to watch - if anything it is simply because they are so different to what you see now, different hair styles, cars, clothes, speech, film stock quality, sound quality. Some of Hitchcock's movies blow me away.
Carebear vs. My Little Pony: who would win the battle?
hmmm that is an interesting question. I never really had much of an affiliation with either. However, I recently downloaded a game for my phone called 'Battle Bears' where you are this bear that takes on all these zombie bears and whimsy type bosses. One level has this giant unicorn boss type thing called the marecraft carrier ... I kicked it's ass, so I am going to say the Carebears all the way!! http://www.battlebears.com/game/
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
'Almighty's' by Andreas Krapf. http://www.threadless.com/product/2234/Almighty_s
I love it when people reverse engineer stuff and make it into something that makes you think and hopefully smile too. This is a prime example.
I like all three, but I must admit I really enjoy watching movies. Scarface is my favourite movie at the moment. Al Pacino as Tony Montana just rocks my world man.
What inspires your work?
Anything and Everything.
Any shout outs?
Yeah I want to shout out to all my fellow t shirt artists out there. I take t-shirt art very seriously because it is walking down our streets all over the world for everyone to see. Do not underestimate the power of a good t-shirt, strive for the best guys!!