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Another month of competition, another tough choice to do, but finally we can announce these two winners for the month of April:

Relax

Draco did it again. The Brazilian artist who already designed “Watch Out For Your Own Desires” has sent another stunning submission which will make the ideal summer shirt: It’s called “Relax” and that says it all. Well. If laying on your back and watching clouds was actually getting work done, we’d be extra happy to get busy. But until science has found a WiFi-connection and input device for clouds, we only have this shirt. But that’s already a lot, I guess.

Everyone can be an artist Kit

The second winner is aliadotony from the states Costa Rica with his design “Everyone can be an artist kit”. Its graphic style is different from what we released before and this is what made us excited about it. Not only, we also like the message. “Everyone can be an artist” is exactly what Shirtcity is about. You can make your own tee, just use some tools and go ahead. Well of course, not everybody can be a great artist. That’s why only the best looking and most creative designs are picked by scribtee and its community members. Anyway, these shirts are gonna rock, take my word for it.

Congrats again to malota, now taking credits for his her design skills with his her full name, Mar Hernandez Fernandez. His Her “most weird landscape ever” was shortened down to a Weird City, because it’s closer to what it shows and plus, it sounds funny to say “Buy Weird City at Shirtcity“. Anyway, the shirt comes fresh from the printer and it’s on American Apparel asphalt shirts. Yeah, asphalt. I always wanted to have one like this. The others are on purchase right now on scribtee.com.

 

As announced yesterday, we’ll let the designer of our new Human Nature shirt have his own words. Here are some questions to Iñaki Gonzalez, the man who calls himself kakolak.

Please introduce yourself in a few words.

I’m a director of graphic design in a design studio. I have made my diploma in the Fine Art School in France.
I’m a Bask-French-Spanish creator. So these three cultures inspire me.
I make images ever since my dad gave me a pencil in my hands. I can’t live without creating images. It’s part of myself. Dreams or reflections realized with drawings is a language that the world today has to be conscient of.
Here’s my portfolio for Tee-re-ffic creations
;): http://visualkakophonie.blogspot.com/

Tell us a little about your design, please. Where have you gotten the idea?
 
This design came to my mind when I was eating some new images for breakfast. I stopped on a gravure of an old man looking pensive. What is thinking about ? Thinking about himself, his life, his destiny, his future ? Thinking about future nowadays implies that you think about our nature, I think.  So “Human Nature” is this idea that the future of man is connected to the future of nature. The idea came like that.
 
Are you a T-Shirt-Freak yourself?
 
Of course I am!
 
What art has inspired you? Who are your favourite artists and influences?
 
All mediums and all creators inspire me. You can find ideas watching a movie, listening to music, looking at a sculpture, eating some popcorn.
For my favourite artist ? …. mm…well, It’s difficult to not forgot anybody… Here are some artists that give me artistic food for thought:
M.C.Escher, Anselm Kiefer, Dave Mc Kean, Katsuhiro Otomo, Moebius, Vladimir Velicovic, Satoshi Kon, Kandinsky, Jirô Taniguchi, Andy Goldsworthy, Juanjo Guarnido… well, there are many more…
 
How much do you do by hand , how much with software?
 
Fifty fifty.
 
Are there other shirts with your designs available?
 
Yes, come to my blog, and you can see them 😉
 
Your opinion about Scribtee? What do you like about it, what would you improve?
 
 A great name for a Tee boutique. The scribbles tell us stories, the scribtees do the same.
I like the spirit of the scrib-community. All is pretty good here. Don’t know what you can do furthermore ? Maybe to continue growing and growing more and more, no ? …

Well, good ida, I guess. We’ll do our best. Above there’s some other work of Iñaki, click for full size. Good luck to him and let’s hope he’ll present more of such stunning T-shirt designs on Scribtee.

Fresh from the press, now online.

You can get “Urban Nature”, designed by Iñaki “kakolak” Gonzales here: http://www.shirtcity.com/shop/index.php?sc4=True&id=AA-2001-035-019-

Oh, yes, the facts: cozy American Apparel shirt, purple. Come back again tomorrow and read what Iñaki himself has to say about it.

 

As I already announced, we’re gonna start a new section to honour those designers that almost made it but lastly were outrun by others or simply fell prey to the fact that there can only be two winners a month. Nevertheless there’s far more good submissions than winners, so from time to time we’ll present a bunch of good ideas that we liked and we emphatically encourage the creators to send some more stuff in:

 This brick woman was sent in by a.mar.illo. Mental refinery is one of his best designs he showed here, but alas… see above. Same is for Zaal by Eblis. An extraordinarily well executed drawing of a figure from Persian mythology … it can hardly get more classy than this. In the end he was seemingly disappointed that it didn’t win (so were some of us), but we hope he won’t give up trying!

Two more funny ones … the curious cat that gets a big surprise was created by Minasund, a prolific and frequent contributer to the contest (who also came up with “You are what you eat“). Her work has always a funny edge to it and we really hope she keeps up sending her lovely ideas in. Keuj from France gave us these hilarious snowmen which are far more cute than old Miss Hulda (Frau Holle as we say here). Let it snow… maybe we’ll think of this again when winter comes.

Two love monsters: On the left side: a four handed love monster on a cloud that was designed by medialuna from Buenos Aires. What exactly makes it a love monster (when he obviously talks about death) – we’re not sure. Its anatomical shape reminds a bit of a human love monster body part … or is this just my imagination? Anyway, it would have been a great shirt for sure. The rather sinister looking furry girl from dianiki has bred an ample discussion incorporating 54 (!) comments, all in Spanish, so I still would like to know what the heck they were talking about.

And to conclude this roundup: We have a bunch of symbols, assembled in one great design by Aman, asking us: What matters? Money, love, art, religion? T-Shirts maybe? And I still mourn for Ye olde music factory by Herds Of Birds not being printed. I would so totally wear this day and night…

We hope this little show has done justice to the designs and their creators who put in so much love and effort in their work, and maybe inspired them and you to keep on sending us your motives.

 

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