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May 24, 2012

Everyone Loves Raymond

As far as I remember art is pretty much the only thing I cared about since I was a little kid. Making art, looking at art, knowing about it, etc…I can’t think of a bigger influence in terms of humor, aesthetics and style then Ray Pettibon. His striking and often brutally funny images continue to inspire me to this day.

“There was basically all your standard or regular gig posters, and then there were the Ray Pettibon gig posters.”

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October 21, 2010

Get Rich or Die Cruisin’ dude!!

So stoked I found this photo!!!

I remember owning this Die Kreuzen record back in junior high and being particularly drawn to this image. As a kid on a steady diet of metal and punk music and graphics, this cover had everything I liked. The band never played the cultural hotbed of Edmonton, so I decided to make the tee in Grade 7 art class  (unfortunately, the actual tee did not survive..boohoo).

This was done with a paint brush, using regular fabric paints and I am quite sure, is the first tee I ever made. I remember making a few more one-off, DIY tees (Celtic Frost, Slayer and The Cramps) over the next few years, but …no photos have surfaced ….yet.

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