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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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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…

Timothy Lim is an audiologist. That means he spends a lot of time looking in people’s ears. He uses art to escape from the horrors of his day job. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and deals meth as a side business Arkansas (pronounced Arkansaw) and likes to eat greasy food. Timothy has no formal…

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Dianne is a bona fide nerd. She’s a big Star Wars fan. She’s into cosplay. She enjoys tabletop gaming and recently she has become hooked on Magic: The Gathering, whatever that is. It sounds nerdy, though. Dianne is also a nurse so it’s a wonder she has time to create these awesome intricate pop culture…

Martyn Dawson aka Stationjack

Martyn Dawson likes dunking biscuits in tea. He’s British so for those of you on the other side of the pond, not in the know, these biscuits are like cookies rather than those potato things you eat with bacon. Stationjack is the artist’s brand and the username Martyn uses on various sites around the internet. It’s…

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Papyroo is originally from Indonesia but has been living in Singapore for the last few years. He has a wicked sense of humor and a fetish for clean vector lines. That much is pretty clear from his artwork as you will see. Papyroo t-shirts on the Shirt List. Papyroo calls himself a kidult, something that I had…

Jonathan Berger

Jonathan Berger hails from Saint Louis, Missouri and it is there that he spends hours at his computer coming up with and designing all these cool pop culture mashups. JRBerger t-shirts on the Shirt List. Jonathan has a background in video but has transitioned mostly to graphic design which he finds a little easier to…

Pablo Bustos Moran is a talented artist who also happens to teach science. His love of science overflows into his art as you will see. And while he has made a science out of turning everyday items into funny designs (see what I did there?) luckily for us he also creates pop culture designs. He…

Deanna Sheehan aka DoodleHeadDee lives in Warren, Michigan,  a place she describes as just a quiet little suburb. Good neighbors. I know. The brevity is very suspicious. She’s got to be hiding something. And while I would love to know what’s really going on in Warren, Michigan, there is not much I can do about…

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Vincent Carrozza is an Aussie with a healthy disrespect for the people in power. He loves to drink wine and go on rampages in GTA V which is slightly disturbing but something that I like to do myself. Well, if I had the time and if my PS3 weren’t broken. 6amcrisis t-shirts on the Shirt…

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Louis Wulwick is proud New Jerseyan (that means he’s from New Jersey, you know, like the Boss, and by the Boss I mean Bruce Springsteen. You know nothing, Jon Snow!) He loves pop culture and that’s where he finds inspiration for most of his designs. Speaking of finding things, he also likes to create art from the crap…

Chow Hon Lam

Chow Hon Lam is better known as Flying Mouse or even Flying Mouse 365. The name Flying Mouse comes from Mighty Mouse because Hon was a big fan when he was a kid, as he explains below. The 365 was added to Flying Mouse when back in 2010, he set himself the challenge of creating…

Sarah Cave hails from Boston but is currently living the American Dream in La La Land. She works in visual effects and has some impressive movie productions on her resume. Sarah is also the first Shirt List interviewee with an IMDb profile. Sarah Cave t-shirts on the Shirt List. Sarah  uses the name Little Blue…

Bruno Clasca, or Donnie, as he is known in the t-shirt world, hails from a very sleepy part of southern France. He spends his days eating chocolate and drawing pictures of his favorite TV and movie characters.  Sound like heaven to you? Well, he’s very good at what he does and you can regularly see his…

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Stephen O’Blenis is the man behind Warbucks Design. Stephen is a giant of a man, dwarfing even wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper. And like wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper, Stephen is an artist, but of a much more gentle nature. Wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper wrestles with people in the ring while Stephen wrestles with vectors…

Carlos Arines

Carlos Arines goes by the name Arinesart in the t-shirt world. I can’t imagine how he managed to come up with such a creative nickname. The mind of an artist is a mysterious thing. Carlos comes from Spain. He likes to create art, drink beer and keep his beard trimmed. Not necessarily in that order.…

Medusa Dollmaker Interview Asunción Macián Ruiz’s superhero name is Medusa Dollmaker. Not all superheroes keep their identity secret! Medusa Dollmaker’s superpower is her ability to create stunning artwork. She also has the ability to mesmerize with her good-looks. (She’s not available, boys and girls. Stand down!) The detail of her art can be mesmerizing too. It…

Frederic Levy Hadida

Kharmazero Interview Frederic Levy-Hadida aka Kharmazero is originally from rural France but moved to Paris when he was young and this is when his devotion to art took off. Frederic’s background in painting shows in his digital work as he successfully merges both techniques on a very special canvas, the t-shirt. Frederic is the very definition…