Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Art of the Week: Alphadeath

by Philip Tseng via Vector Tuts
I like to read interviews from other designers to see if they have anything insightful to say about how they entered the business, how they got to where they are now, etc. Most of the time it is the same but occasionally you find something work reading. At the very least you get some cool art to see. In this particular interview with Vector Tuts+ I got a little bit of both:
I love creating T-shirt designs — it’s wearable art. The first T-shirt design I ever made was a hand drawn iron-on design for my friend’s band back in high school. But it wasn’t until 2006 when I saw my friend Sebastian wearing this really cool T-shirt and I asked him where he got it. He introduced me toThreadless.com and how you can submit your own designs, have people vote on your designs, and potentially have them printed on T-shirts if you win. So I started submitting to Threadless and was fortunate enough to have gotten a few wins. The exposure through Threadless has led to many other great design opportunities.
I started designing t-shirts for the same reasons but since joining Zazzle I haven't really gotten the exposure that I was hoping for. I have considered Threadless because of the voting and the instant recognition and I may still do it, but for now I'm happy where I am.

As for the alphadeath images seen above, those are just great. I love the personification of various food and the idea of their demise for culinary prep is pretty funny. I like to imagine that each piece of produce is going on to a better place (my belly!). Is there a produce afterlife? If not, maybe I'll design a return of the living fruit (produce zombies...)!

1 comment:

iZombie said...

this is kind of "grate" or puree'd idea... people with the talent, sharing the talent...

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