Final “Be Yourself” Shirt design for Selflesstee/NCADV
The awesome folks at Selflesstee hired me to create a t-shirt design to benefit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Each shirt purchased goes to benefit the NCADV, and features a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I’m extremely happy with how the typography turned out! It was a challenge to make so many words work seamlessly together in this style of execution. Here’s what my first draft looked like before I changed my mind, since it ended up being too horizontal to work on a t-shirt:
First draft for “Be Yourself” which wound up getting scrapped. The composition was too horizontal, but I still liked some of the elements of this first design.
You can purchase the design for the next week only through this link:
You guys should pick them up. The prints look lovely, and the proceeds go to a good cause!
A few weeks ago my good friend, and fellow cartoonist, Chris Kawagiwa and I headed up to Santa Barbara to meet up with fellow threadless artists for an event they have yearly called Winebocon. It was a lovely weekend full of fun wine drinking with awesome folks, Threadless staff, and designers, and featured an open bar where we got the chance to try some high end whiskey for free. Overall, it was amazing.
Threadless has been such an important community throughout my illustration career, and is generally an inspiring community both on the corporate and personal level. Check out the amazing websites and portfolios of the awesome folks we got to meet/chat with (and their threadless usernames):
Rachel Ray Gun
Priscilla Wilson aka valorandvellum (organized the entire Winebocon event!)
Dustin Henderlong aka dhendy
Craig Shimala aka shimala
Philip Tsend aka Philip
Janice Go aka 6of15
Jan Avendano aka Funkie Fresh
Ryder Doty aka Ryder Revolution
Jason Liwag aka the jAsian
Julia Sonmi Huglund aka Sonmi
Andy Pitts aka Everything
Justin White aka Jublin
Jared Stumpenhorst aka jstumpenhorst
Brian Cook aka Chengui
Amy Shultz aka amstrak01
Mike Bautista aka Steve the Great
Randy aka ir0ck0
Seth Bensusen aka 5eth
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of the event, but fun was definitely had, and I’ll be sure to attend next year. Afterward, on the way back from Santa Barbara, Chris and I stopped by LA Zine Fest, where I picked up loads of mini comics and zines, and I’ll be blogging about in a few hours on my webcomic site Quarterlystories.com.
My wrap-up of LA ZINE Fest: http://quarterlystories.com/la-zine-fest-2013-highlights/