Call Forth the Strange and Embrace
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Words from the curator: Embrace it. You know you want to.
Tell us about this design: They're coming for you but they're kind at heart!
Tell us about yourself: Freelance Designer, illustrator, wears a bodywarmer, loves making images, designing T-shirts and watching films.
Where are you from? Kingston-Upon-Thames (UK)
What do you do for a living? Freelance Graphic Designer/illustrator
Do you own a lot of shirts? If so, what's your favorite? First you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the T-shirts.
If you could go only to one restaurant for the next five years, which would it be? The nearest one.
Have you ever had to get stitches? Any battle scars? Plenty: 15 in my leg from a drunken football accident. 4 in my lip from when someone nutted me. 5 in my arm from when an old friend accidentally knocked me through a window - that scars groovy because its stretched some freckles on my arm which now looks like a bar code... it’s best not to leave the house really :(
How did you get your start in art? It was always my favorite from an early age. I got into T-shirts when I went freelance last year.
What's your art process like, from initial sketch to finished product? The yellow brick road. Or see first image below.
What would the you of now, tell the you of 10 years ago? Keep drawing. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers? Keep your eyes and ears open.
Tell us about your favorite food. ‘Chicken in a Brick’: cook a chicken in a ceramic pot with a lid otherwise known as a ‘brick’ which acts like an oven within the oven. Keeps things juicy.
Any shout outs? Brian Blessed.