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Pete Harrison Interview at PSDTuts (0)

Published on January 25th, 2009. By

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Ok, so I came across a pretty good interview over a PSDTuts with Pete Harrison

.  Why should you care?  Because Pete is not only a sick designer, but he is also in charge of Funkrush Clothing and Supercombo .  One of the first images shown in the interview is one that you should recognize from an actual Design by Humans print called Altitude Sickness.  The funny thing about the strength in his design style is the fact that he excels at photo manipulation…not the easiest thing to reproduce on t-shirts.

Get over there to PSDTuts to see what you can learn from getting inside his melon:

Funkrush Clothing


A.mar.illo Attacks (0)

Published on December 17th, 2008. By

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You know that the Taddict is a fanboy of A.mar.illo

and his unbelievable t-shirt design skills.  He did an interview with us not too long ago and we are going to continue pumping up his work out of gratitude.  Wait…that is not entirely true.  We’re going to continue pumping up his work because it is just that good.

His latest installment can be found over at A Better Tomorrow

and it is called Fruit Attacks .  Apparently, the fruits from outer space are not a big fan of the human race.  I could tell you a lot more about the shirt if I could read the language the page was written in.  Until then, we’ll just have to enjoy the pictures.

New t-shirt artist inspiration from Dale Murray (0)

Published on July 8th, 2008. By

, under Featured Artist , General .


The other day I was introduced to an artist that I have seemed to lover look in the past – artist Dale Murray

. How come I don’t remember these designs/artist? Maybe they were in one of my 100+ rss feeds and just missed it? Either way you clearly grasp that this artist has talent. His unique style is inspirational and I really don’t see why a good portion of his designs aren’t printed. Hopefully he will open his own store or get picked up by one of you guys soon. Here are a few favorites of mine.

Also expect these two new designs to be submitted to threadless this week, up for your vote.  Just follow his profile on threadless

to see when the designs are ready.

Dale Murray Emptee’s Profile

A closer look at the man behind user dcastle8183 (0)

Published on June 13th, 2008. By

, under Featured Artist , Store Openings .


Last week you were introduced

to user dcastle8183 from DBH for having some awesome talents with the below shown submission. Since then,  I have asked this user (who’s name I now know to be Derrick Castle of Nashville Mafia ) to write up a short description to better introduce himself to his fans, including myself.

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

brand is tapping into a lot of my different
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
Jerry . You will see a lot of traditional tattoo designs influences
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

brand being one.
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 and designbyhumans.com the past month or so and have gotten pretty good feedback. I feel like I have around 10 design concepts in the Straw Castle style that completely kick ass but its been a matter of just getting started. I’m pushing my first design out there to see if there is a market for my style and to be able to finance the rest of the designs. So far it has been a long illustrious career but in the words of The Carpenters “We’ve only just begun…”


Here is Derricks first design for newly launched store Straw Castle titled “Thus Be Judged”. Looks awesome! Yours for $15.99

New taddict.com favorite t-shirt artist (0)

Published on June 3rd, 2008. By

, under Featured 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

Featured artist spotlight Alfonso Nava – aka Alnavasord (0)

Published on April 3rd, 2008. By

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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

(along with others). I recently had a chance to ask him a few questions and he was kind enough to take the time to answer them.

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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