T-Shirt Artist InterviewsRSS

T-Shirts don’t grow on trees. They are plentiful though as you can see here on the Shirt List. The lists of tees and new tees never seems to end. Where are they coming from and who designs them. Who sells them? Well, read these interviews to find the answers to those questions and more. The tee biz folk are an eclectic bunch and thanks to the interwebs we are able to communicate with these fine artists, artisans and other cool dudes and dudettes from all over the world. Check out these t-shirt artist interviews to get a look in the window of the t-shirt world. It might not always be pretty but it will always be interesting.

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Steven Gelenter was born in a place called Hackensack, New Jersey. Hackensack. Real place. New Jersey, you might remember as being where Tony Soprano lived. I don’t think Steven is part of the New Jersey mob, though his designs are gangsta! Oh! Steven goes by CoD Designs in the t-shirt world. CoD Designs t-shirts on…

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JP Perez moved from the Philippines to the US when he was just 10 years old with a pencil gripped firmly in his fingers. He didn’t let go of the pencil until his parents gave him a copy of A Child’s First Adobe PhotoShop for Christmas. OK, I made some of that up. I am just…

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Barrett Biggers grew up in sunny Florida and has been basking in the glorious lightning, meth, and ticks ever since. You would think that would be perfect for a wildlife biologist but he is dreaming of moving to a cold and wet climate which he is somehow preferable to a hot and wet climate. I think it’s…

Kasey Gifford is from Idaho Falls, Idaho but now lives in Portlandia and she may never leave. She’s really into animation and I don’t mean just watching One Punch Man, although she does watch One Punch Man and recommends it, but she studies the history of animation.  History! I don’t even look at my browser…

Noemi Fadda comes from the island of Sardinia. That’s definitely a first for the Shirt List. Sardinia is nearly as remote as where I live (Okinawa, Japan). Noemi creates cutesy designs for t-shirts with bold colors and thick lines. She has a pet dog and occasional muse called Audrey. She thinks sloths are cute. I…

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Donovan Alex yearns for authentic Mexican cuisine but because he lives in Queensland, Australia he has to settle for searching the land for the perfect burger. And that is not an easy task in the land where they regularly spoil a decent burger with a huge slice of beetroot. His unsatiated desire for some traditional…

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Sarah Wright is very creative. It’s basically a compulsion for her. She enjoys crafting including knitting, crocheting, sewing. Sarah uses software to create art. She enjoys watercolors, oil painting, charcoal and other mediums. She’s very adaptable and adventurous. She’s into character creation and she is currently working on a children’s book. Of course, Sarah designs…

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Carl Huber is a New Yorker and professional branding and marketing designer who loves Dungeons & Dragons. Lucky for us, he also loves designing t-shirts; pop culture t-shirts, gamer t-shirts, fitness t-shirts, political t-shirts… he’ll probably branch out into different themes when the inspiration strikes. He also enjoys a bit of celebrity cyberstalking. If I…

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Krisren28 is a talented artist from the Philippines. He has a distinct style that lends itself well to the pop culture themes that he uses as the basis of his art. I think it’s a fair assessment to call his artwork cute. He is quite prolific and you can see his artwork on a lot…

Daniele Quartu is a talented artist/designer from Italy whose work I have been familiar with for many years. Daniele has a recognizable style for the most part but he is still quite a versatile artist as you will see when you browse through the large collection of Letter-Q t-shirts on the Shirt List. Daniele Quartu…

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CS3INK first appeared on this planet aged six. Origin is, as of yet, unknown. His human name is not Chip Skelton but something similar, or so he would have us believe. And there is a III. I don’t know. It’s all very confusing. Anyway, the man is obsessed with giant monsters which is great for…

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Nicole Graham is currently waiting to move on from Wales where she resides with her family. In her life so far, she has moved around a lot but her parents are from Wales originally so perhaps it was her destiny to return there. It’s a long interview and rugby or singing wasn’t mentioned even once…

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Nemons keeps his real identity a secret but being the super sleuth that I am I was very soon able to discover it. And I can reveal to you today that his real name is not Nemons. When life gives you Nemons, you gotta make Nemonade do. Nemons is a typical English gentleman. He’s a…

Vincent Trinidad

Vincent Trinidad (or VP021) hails from the Philippines. He loves nature, art, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Well, he grew up with them and thinks of them fondly. Vincent has a degree in fine arts so it is only natural that after a stint in a design agency creating promotional material that he would…

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Delfo Pinto aka Pinteezy hails from Groningen in the Netherlands. He’s an artist and a musician. In other words, he does for a living what many people love to do in their spare time. Delfo struck it lucky with his first submission to TeeFury and has been going strong ever since. Pinteezy t-shirts on the…

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Kelly Frye Larson was born just south of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where Jim and Pam from the Office live and work. Well, technically they are fictional characters and they don’t really work there. In fact, the Office wasn’t even filmed in Scranton. I’m sorry to be the one to have to break this to you, Kelly,…

Ddjvigo is two brothers from Galicia, Spain: Denís Orio Ibáñez and his brother Alfonso Ibáñez (or perhaps Alfonso Orio Ibáñez, I’m not sure about Spanish naming conventions). As of this interview, ddjvigo have the highest number of t-shirts in the Shirt List after Arinesart, another Spanish artist. ddjvigo t-shirts on the Shirt List. They live in a small city called…

Marco Mottura aka Mdk7 is a gamer and editor for IGN Italy. Nice work if you can get it. I would like to note that he speaks English remarkably well for someone who spends most of his time playing weird niche games.  I suspect that there is more to Marco than meets the eye. Perhaps he is an…

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Cory Freeman hails from Central Wisconsin but has just moved to the Windy City where he will get hitched (or has got hitched, depending on when you are reading this.) Despite being unemployed, he doesn’t really understand the concept of free time. That might be the after-effect of having his mind blown when his art was…