Often a t-shirt print is a good way to mark an occasion! In this instance the completed restoration of John Frostell’s 1957 Chevrolet proved to be the impetus for a new design. The collage draws in imagery from the era in general, as well as various graphic markers of the car itself. Coming soon to an ‘Etsy’ near you. :)
If abstraction is a key driver in graphic design, then the hero of this endeavour in the field of fine art could rightfully be said to be Brett Whiteley. And as do many graphic designers, he owned themes that enjoyed repetition and reinterpretation over time. Among them was the humble match. Sadly, his burned too soon. (And from the opposite end.)
John Frostell's Scottish heritage is explored with the use of his grandfather Robert Grant’s Black Watch tartan.
A unique lesson in telemark skiing with Japanese ‘master’ Yutaka Takanashi would have been lost to the moment without notes and diagrams after the fact – and those in turn might have been similarly lost if not for their transfer to a t-shirt design. Any excuse, really. :)