T shirt issue Number 74 from T-Post – the brand which creates T shirt designs with a story. This design is all about that hot topic piracy
The creative director (who also designed this issue) at T-Post tells us more……
“The story I had to illustrate for T-Post was about piracy in the music and film industry. I wanted to design something with a clear retro touch so I played around the VHS phenomenon and the movies I was collecting when I was a kid.
At the time of this drawing I was quite tired of working with my computer so I decided to take some time off the screen and draw with my pencils. I can’t describe myself as a great illustrator with outstanding skills. I am more like a painter who needs to compose the still life he wants to reproduce on canvas. So I bought old VHS movies (including an original Star Wars Trilogy) and a tape player in a second hand boutique. I made a composition on a table and started drawing with my pencil. After that I did the inking with black pens even though my idea was to
print the t-shirts with blue.
As the artwork was on an A3 paper I had to take a shot with my camera instead of scanning which I think it was a good choice because that shot was keeping the original flavor of the hand drawing better that a scanner can do. Then I did some retouching on Photoshop like for example with the Highlander label where I accidentally wrote the name of Mel Gibson as part of the cast when of course he wasn’t.”
The guys at T-Post also kindly provided us with a step by step process of their T shirt making process…
Many thanks to the guys at T-Post for sharing their processes with us!
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