This year has been terrible for art. Galleries are going out of business everywhere it seems. Once lucrative art shows are being cancelled, or not being attended by the public. Scary as it seems to me, painting seems to become more and more obsolete in the world of ipads and twitter.
So once again I feel the need to swallow my arrogant pride, and try to get back into the world of t-shirt design. For the past few weeks I have been designing ideas for possible t-shirts to sell to tourists and residents this summer. I am talking to local t-shirt companies, and getting ready to submit designs for national t-shirt companies like Threadless. One idea is, Cat in the Grass above.
Psuedo native inspired art is popular around here like this Tlingkit rip off above. I feel a little guilty doing it, but in Arizona I did native styled artwork for several native tribes to sell on the reservations. They did'nt seem to care that I was not a native American. The shirts sold well amoung both, American Native, and non-native people.
So, what are your t-shirt thoughts? Which designs do you relate to? I need some feedback. Please voice your opinions, positive or negative.