March 21st, 2013 @ 12:48 pm
at the beginning of this year, i started making earrings with lyrics/words/quotes on them… obviously i can’t fit all that inspires me on 3″ diameter hoop earrings, so i took to the t-shirt template. i have been compiling ideas for new york ranger fan shirts for like 2/3 years that i never put to use, so a couple of weeks ago, i just opened photoshop and went with it. i currently go through a website “skreened(.com)” because i don’t exactly know if the t-shirt business would even take off – t-shirt companies are a dime a dozen these days… either way, i am not trying to step on anyone’s toes – i want to have fun/hitting close to home/true-fan shirts, and this is just my way of paying homage through something that i love – graphic design.
ANYWAYS… i met michelle via instagram at some point in the last few months and we connected on the wu-tang front. i make earrings and she does (amazing) cross-stitch pieces paying wu-tang homage. she’s been on the wu-tang blog before, she’s no stranger to wu-exposure and she included me in my first batch of wu-tang shirts. yeah, i’m actually being featured on the wu-tang blog, insane.
i made a “protect ya neck” lyrics picture a couple of years ago that i was never really happy with. i quickly grabbed a queens outline map from google images, and put some text in the middle of the map with a tiny pink heart for every spot that i had lived over the years across the borough. it was pastel and ugly… i just knew i could redo it better, little did i know it would take me over a year, lol. i guess coming back to it when i did was worth it, because i think the shirts turned out great. first i made one for queens (for myself) and then for shaolin, brooklyn, and then an ohio one custom made for michelle… hit me up if you’re interested in any custom shirts! sports, bands, anything… i’m always up for a challenge and love doing custom graphic design.
related: my wu-tang dreamcatcher earrings