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Designer Spotlight – Rusty Eight (0)

Published on March 14th, 2009. By

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I came across this next designer that we wanted to cast a spotlight on, because he did something as simple as commenting on our site. He gave a little love to a previous designer spotlight, which followed his URL and instantly became hooked on his artwork. Here, my friends, is Rusty Eight:

What is your favorite part of design?

I think just the ability to render what you see in your head on some sort of medium is incredible. Anytime you can take something that hasn’t existed before and make it real is just incredible to me. I like showing off a little too. Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone.

How would you describe your style?

I wouldn’t yet. I really am still developing my style and am very much a student of many different styles. The current styles I’ve been working with, as far as tee design goes, are sort a photo-manipulation style using halftones, and a cartoony illustrated style that, for some reason, seems to have a street flavor to it.

What inspires your work?

Music Music Music. I’m a huge fan of metal and hardcore… and always have it playing in the background when working on a design. Often times I’ll start on a piece having no idea what direction to go in… but I’ll sit around and listen to some music with a pencil in hand. Eventually, with the pace of the music, a picture will start to form. If I’m designing for a band, I will listen to the band I’m designing for while I start doodling away. I don’t know how you would put together a design for a band without being familiar with their musical message.

What are five websites that you can’t live without?

Emptees


My Various Email Services -I check my email a lot
Gizmodo – I’m a tech geek
PSDTuts – You can never know too much about Photoshop
Twitter – I’m addicted

What trends do you see developing in the future of t-shirt design?

How far into the future? Wolves and Werewolves seem to be on the rise to replace the whole Zombie trend now. As far as farther in the future, I think more people are going to be looking towards cut and sew items, along with custom cut tees.

URL: Stabb


Portfolio: Rusty Eight

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