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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If I wanted to create the ideal fictional woman I would base it on Émilie Boisvert. She’s a beautiful and talented Québécoise who was raised in exotic international locales. She loves to take risks and have fun. And of course she loves animals. As hard as it may be to believe, Emilie, unlike Black Canary’s boobs…

Jorge Garza is a tenor, a painter, and popular t-shirt artist. Perhaps I should have said “are” instead of “is” because I’m actually talking about 3 different individuals who all happen to be talented artists with the same name. Today we will be talking about and to the popular t-shirt artist who also goes by…

Matheus Lopes Castro Interview

Mathiole (Matheus Lopes Castro) is one of the most popular and successful t-shirt designers I have come across. He has had a whopping 43 t-shirts printed at Threadless (maybe more) and a ton more at other t-shirt design contest sites. (You can read the details below.) He grew up in Belo Horizonte city, Brazil dreaming of…

In this Dan Elijah Fajardo interview, dandingeroz (Dan Elijah Fajardo’s nickname) expresses his patriotism, his love of art and tells us about his favorite frothy brew. Dan’s art is amazing. You don’t have to look at it closely to understand this fact. A simple glance is enough but I suggest that you do look closely…

Interview with Blair Sayer AKA Mr. Rocks

Blair Sayer is a kiwi who left New Zealand after he met an Aussie girl. I guess it is unusual to meet Aussies in New Zealand. It’s usually kiwis that go to Australia but I don’t think it was a very good reason to leave his home. Is it possible that having an Aussie girl…

While you may not have heard of AJ Paglia (he likes to keep a low profile)  you have surely seen some of this art. Most of his energy goes to designing t-shirts and Snorg Tees is the lucky beneficiary of his most of his work. Well, I’m sure they pay him handsomely for his art but…

Interview with Budi Satria Kwan

Budi Satria Kwan, also known as radiomode on the internet, is one of the most prolific and popular t-shirt artists in the world. That is not to say that he is solely a t-shirt artist but the Shirt List is a t-shirt website so that is what we like to focus on. He has had…

Phil Jones Interview

Phil Jones. What can I say about him. Well, quite a bit really but for the most part I will let him speak for himself. I mean, that’s what interviews are all about and that’s what this is. Well, this is an introduction to an interview. Not a very good one but that’s how I…

Interview with Seymour Yang

See that guy in the picture above. That’s not just posing. Well, maybe it is just posing in that picture but what I mean is that while he may be a bit of a poser like to do funny poses for the camera he really is a tough guy. That’s right. How do I know this?…

This interview with Diarmuid O Cathain (aka Dirmface) is the first interview of a fellow Irishman on the Shirt List. Yeah! Diarmuid lives and works at home with only his dog and his anglepoise lamp to keep him company ever since he left his safe job as a graphic designer to enter the exciting world of…

If you have ever visited Threadless you have probably seen this guy’s art. No really. That’s how popular his art is on that website. Two tees that he designed are in the Top Scoring category at Threadless, one is Parting the Red Sea and the other is a Harry Potter inspired collaboration with Alice X.…

Dale Edwin Murray, that’s what the DEM stands for but you probably figured that out by now. Orphaned at the age of two, he spent his young life being passed from doting foster-father to doting foster-mother until he finally decided he couldn’t take the middle-class cuisine and the first-class education anymore. He struck out on his…

Aaron Jay

The world that Aaron Jay grew up in is like a David Lynch movie. Odd things appear in an otherwise normal life. We’re talking crossbow training and robot-building in school, horny wild animals, cage fights between tattooed pandas, beavers and otters. Despite this background and his hate of Adobe Illustrator, and despite his young age,…

Nathan W. Pyle

Even before I noticed his designs I noticed his name, just because it was so unusual to see someone’s username as an email address. Yes, Nathan W. Pyle goes by the name nathanwpyle at gmail.com and yes, I have asked him about it and yes, he gave a satisfactory answer. Now you know what it’s…

Nicebleed

Francis Minoza and Laurence Minoza are two brothers who make up the design team Nicebleed. Hailing from Cebu in the Philippines they have racked up quite a number of t-shirts on both Threadless and Design by Humans. If you are familiar with these stores you have certainly seen a few of their t-shirts. These guys focus…

Anna-Maria Jung, or queenmob, as she is know as in the t-shirt world is a geek. There is no doubt about it but she could be the coolest geek in the world. She loves comic books, she even creates them, she loves video games and pen and paper RPGs. She has met the legendary Bruce…

Jublin

You probably already know of Justin White from the many t-shirts bearing his designs that are floating all around the Internet. He usually goes by the nickname Jublin and his quirky but polished style has helped get his designs printed on all the major t-shirt contest websites. His first print was on Threadless and he…