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Published on January 25th, 2009. By The TaddictFeatured Artist
Ok, so I came across a pretty good interview over a PSDTuts with Pete HarrisonFunkrush Clothing Supercombo
Get over there to PSDTuts to see what you can learn from getting inside his melon:
Published on December 17th, 2008. By The TaddictFeatured Artist
You know that the Taddict is a fanboy of A.mar.illointerview with us
His latest installment can be found over at A Better TomorrowFruit Attacks
Published on July 8th, 2008. By The TaddictFeatured Artist General
The other day I was introduced to an artist that I have seemed to lover look in the past – artist Dale Murray
Also expect these two new designs to be submitted to threadless this week, up for your vote. Just follow his profile on threadless
Published on June 13th, 2008. By The TaddictFeatured Artist Store Openings
Last week you were introduceddcastle8183 Derrick Castle Nashville Mafia
Hey ya, Derrick here. I’m a designer and have been in the industry
professionally for 10 years. I have been interested in design since I
was a wee little child, drawing pictures of Popeye and anchors on my arms at a very early age. I have spent the majority of my professional career working in the corporate office culture as a graphic designer. In my evening hours I have done works for numerous client such as Hank Williams III, The Crickets of Buddy Holly fame, Sk8grl Merchandising, CoolGirl Decks, Double D Records as well as many other mom and pops.
I’m currently trying to get my Merchandising brand, “Straw Castle” off the ground.
The Straw Castle
influences. I can find influence in many a strange places… whether
it be food, drink, sleep or culture. One of my biggest influences has
come from the tattoo culture through personal heroes such as Sailor
carried through in my work. I’m also inspired by music, in many
different genres, particularly Eastern European Gypsy. I think one of the reasons I like this style is because their sound is so eclectic.
They use many different types of instrumentation from different places and cultures. Like this style of music, I find my self trying to weave different combinations of style and cultures into my design work.
I have few different goals in life, the Straw Castle
I’m currently pushing out as many designs as I can, to cement my niche in the tee design community. I’ve presented some of my work to communities like emptees.com designbyhumans.com Straw Castle
Here is Derricks first design for newly launched store Straw Castle titled “Thus Be Judged”. Looks awesome! Yours for $15.99
Published on June 3rd, 2008. By The TaddictFeatured Artist
Added new artist Draco (not sure of real name yet) to the list.
Here you can see why:
Threadless Profile – here
Design by Humans Profile – here
Deviant Art Profile – here
Favorite Design for sale
Published on April 3rd, 2008. By The TaddictFeatured Artist
Alfonso Nava (aka alnavasord) is a wonderful graphic designer, oil painter and illustrator that has become one of our favorite t-shirt artist here at taddict.com
Where do you find inspiration for your artwork?
When I was an adolescent I was very observant of the colors in nature and all that surrounded me. This today still plays a big part in my inspiration and dreams.
I noticed that most of your designs are on threadless, is threadless your web site of choice when it comes to submitting designs? If so, why?
Threadless is an important web site for the T-shirt market but it is not my first source to submit designs… but I do enjoy the web site.
What happens to the artwork that doesn’t get printed?
Many designs are overlooked in these competitions, more so when there is money involved. I have been fortunate in finding other customers to print the work that is over looked but I know to many designers this is a pain.
Can people commission you for designs?
Sure, I have worked for many companies and now make most of my money as a freelancer and not only for t-shirt designs.
Most often I have noticed that the best designers out there, including yourself, don’t have their own shop. What are you reasons for not selling your own designs?
In my case, I have not been able to create my own store for lack of funds due to a family restaurant (Brasa y Fuego) being moved to another location which has been with my family for many years. I already have created my mark of clothing, but the time hasn’t come for me to obtain specifics such as cost of shipping internationally, PayPal accounts, credit cards etc..
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