Here's the lowdown folks. The guys at All City Coffee asked me and four other artists to contribute a design for their new line of custom tee shirts. The assignment- do any design you want, as long as it has the All City logo. All five tees will be debuting at the All City coffee shop in Pioneer square for First Thursday. That means, all the galleries will be opening up that night for you to check out.
That's all fine and everything, but there's more. Not only will the new tees be for sale , but you get to watch all five artists perform live art that night. The art that's produced that evening will be on display and for sale for the whole month of July. Since it's the All City Georgetown crew bringing you this night of festivities, I don't have to tell you that there will be ass shaking music from our own neighborhood DJ's. Their crates are deep, and that's all you need to know.
Artists in attendance will be:
and yours truly
If you want to check out the All City Website for info, click here.
If you're too lazy for that, then here you go:
July 5th 6-7
125 Prefontaine Place S.
Anyway, here are a few pencil roughs for the t -shirt. The above sketch is actually two in one. The bottom right is a small 2"x3" thumbnail that I decided to go off of. I did some bigger sized sketches of that little design, trying to work out different design elements. I think the original idea kind of got lost when I edited out all the design-y crap.
To me the All City vibe is always about good music. When those guys throw a party, the vinyl is in full effect and asses are shakin. Also, the one way to tell if someone isn't from Georgetown, where the first All City started, is if they look up at the planes that fly over. All City is near the edge of Boeing field, and they get everyting from small bi-planes to big ass army jets flying over head.
If you're from the neighborhood, and a big loud plane flies over, you shut up and drink your coffee and wait 'till it passes before you finish your conversation. If your not from the 'hood, you rubberneck.
Here's' a closer version to the final. The most challenging part about this design was picking the colors. While doing it, I realized that I never did any t-shirts that were more than one color. Not being able to control exactly what the t-shirt color was or the PMS colors drove me crazy. It was still fun but I'm more curious to see the end result, and by the way, so can you. This Thursday suckas! Be there or etc, etc.