This green visitor’s from out of town. He’s hungry.
Monster movies used to be all about suspense and hysteria as a large, unrealistic clay model decended upon a city street. Everything’s computer generated now, and so this is a small homage to the good old days of Japanese monster movies, created for a Redbubble challenge using a limited colour palette (greyscale and one other colour).
The more observant may notice this is actually an American-style city street, but this is the movies!
Some people do great vector designs, some people do great illustration with more ‘paint’ techniques. Some do great ‘comic’ style.
This t-shirt by Redbubble newcomer Hammo pulls all of those together amazingly well. Not only is the idea great, the characters are just so well drawn and styled. I’d almost go as far as to say – for what it is – it’s perfect.
MC Escher is an inspiration to countless creative people, partly for the genius in the detail, but also for the mathematical somersaults your mind does when you look at one of his images.
Zomboy produces some amazing designs, and this Escher ‘Relativity’ inspired vector shirt is also a stroke of genius. The limited colours just bring out the detail amazingly well, with the shapes and angles being pixel perfect.
The added bonus with this design is that each decorator is painting with revolutionary transparent paint, so choose your shirt colour (from the 20+ colours in the Redbubble pallette) and that’s what colour they’ll be painting. You’ll be a designer too!
This shirt came from an idea of using the Photoshop Clone Stamp tool to make a pattern on a shirt.
It soon turned into a bit more of a social statement where the ‘dollar-chasing’ clones are walking an uphill tightrope on their quest for fulfillment, while down below are people enjoying a more simple existence.
The clone stamp may reappear in a slightly more ‘fun’ design in the future.
I’m a creative geek living in Melbourne, Australia who writes software by day, and creates T-shirts and other designs by night. This is all of course when time and motivation allows.
It’s probably accurate to say I dabble in things other than software to keep my creative side happy. I was always a keen musician (guitar, drums and keyboards) but am now happy to dream of the ‘greatness’ I never achieved. I may surprise myself yet… I might also get round to finishing my list of gig attendances one day.
I like to take pictures of things that interest me, and am becoming and increasingly keen photographer.
I occasionally write technical articles, produce the odd bit of freeware, and record technical thoughts on my Codebureau blog. Anything left may end up on this blog – but that’s rapidly turning into my world of T-Shirts!
If you’re interested in hiring me for contract development work in the Melbourne, Australia area then take a look at my skills timeline to see if I might be able to fit your needs, then contact me right here.