Posts from the ‘tee designs and prints’ Category
November 20, 2013
I formed the Ifreecans Collective in 2008 as an exercise for collaboration and a platform for different artists to showcase their work.
After a two year hiatus from the open air market scene, the Ifreecans Collective mark their return to Brick Lane Sunday Up Market this November – December with old school style.
“When We Were Kings ” is the name chosen for this comeback and offer will be 25 of some old school classic collabo pieces created by different Ifreecans Collective members from 2008-2011 created whilst working in Camden. We pulled works from our private stash to mark our return and will also have tees and other goodies on offer, but the original pieces will be the main highlight of the day and also the weeks after [if we have any left] .
We will be at the Brick Lane Sunday Upmarket, now know as the Homegrown Market of Sunday 24th November, at the upper level from 10-5.
You can also keep posted on the Collective activities on the Facebook page via the link below. Hope to see you then and the following Sunday’s till 22 December.
August 2, 2013
I have not posted anything up for a while, but I have been away working on a few projects but now I am back and will update my blog more often. I wanted to start with the image above, a revision of the Divai mural I did earlier this year. After its completion, the owner and I toyed around with the idea of transforming it into a tee graphic. I had to reduce the whole mural to fit into an A3 tee screen, and make sure it kept its appeal without the use of its original colours. The original post can be seen here https://84thdreamchild.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/3-weeks-150-hours/
The lines remain bold and graphic whilst the characters had to be slightly tweaked as the spaces the two artworks occupy are completely different as are their functions. Whereas in the mural they are all spaced, for the tee the characters, tree and flowers had to all come together, it was a reduction in scale but not in quality. I feel it works well as a promotional vehicle for Divai and gives that association with Sakura, a time for celebrations, festivals, newness and good times. It is in print at present, one colour, on a variety of adult and children tees.
March 4, 2013
2013 marks my and Ifreecans Collective comeback into the tee design and screen-printing market. Having designed and printed my own tee graphics since 2006, much has changed and since 2008-2011, I gradually slowed down production as well as introducing new designs to the Ifreecans Collective line. Tides have changed, the tee industry seems to be in good form and we have sourced good quality suppliers. Building on our printing and design experience over the years, the timing feels right to start anew, being very well informed by the old.
We started out with the re-introduction of the golden oldies, see link below. Now, there are new exciting collaborations in the works, as well as the development of new designs. The business model has changed, we are not large scale screen printers, we have never been and never really intend to be. What we chose to do is take over creative control of the whole design to print process, and a result, we will only be putting out a handful of designs, that we feel we want to print, in the quantities we are able to print. Small scale production will enable us to switch over designs quickly, and breathe freshness into the Ifreecans Collective tee line, and have fun in the process of doing so.
The image above shows a selection samples of new designs coming into print in the next coming weeks and months. We have refined the printed tee labels and will continue to fine tune along the way. You can see the development of these ideas from the links below. It has been a long time coming, but the wait was worth it. I am excited, and its been a while. This will translate into what comes next, keep checking for new updates
February 4, 2013
Ifreecans Collective start 2013 with a new tee range featuring soft pastel shades tees with ” Instant Vintage” print style. First range features designs created and screen printed by myself and GTS . Get your hands on them while stocks last at http://ifreecanscollective.bigcartel.com.
Photography courtesy of Ambra Vernuccio.
October 13, 2012
I have had a few requests to reproduce my paintings or elements of my paintings on tees. After toying with the idea for sometime now and trying to figure out the best format, I have now started deconstructing some of my works and will be printing them as one colour graphic tees. To start it off, a classic based on a painting I created in Japan in 2009 titled *Lah*, owned by my good friend Reiko. Had a few requests for this one and for those who have been patient, the works should be coming out before christmas and will continue popping up throughout 2013 when more works will be deconstructed and printed. Keep checking for updates for when it will be up for sale on the online shop, and drop me a line if you want one.
May 27, 2012
Sun is shining, summer is here, time to print. Bringing back some old skool designs, some new additions, complete with new Ifreecans Collective Signature. Wallet damage and colour ways to be announced soon. Place your orders, register interest and I will be in touch. More screens and new Ifreecans Screen soon to follow.
April 23, 2010
Working on new tees for summer 2010, available for sale at the Ifreecans Collective shop in Camden. See images below of the first of many designs I plan to put out this summer and more via the link.
February 10, 2010
Finished printing the Fijasko Underground tees. See results below…
January 27, 2010
One of my friends is a DJ who runs an event known as FIJASKO UNDERGROUND. He commissioned me to come up with some logo and tee graphics for his event. See results below. Logo design is a GOJO & GOGE collaboration and illustration is by me.
December 12, 2009
Been printing some new hoodies for the new shop. Check link below for more details, grab them while they last.