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    I have recently come to fruition that just because something is commercial or more obvious doesn't mean that you should necessarily settle for the first thing you see. Do your research! Get creative! I have numerous resources on the web when it comes to designing. Most people usually search Free Fonts in Google and usually will come up in the search engine. Now there is nothing wrong with, but there are various sites out there that make their own custom Fonts. Not only are they phenomenally obscure, but you have to take into consideration that art is unique. No one piece is going to be like another. Even when borrowing characters and character designs for inspiration. Take the latter for example YouWorkForThem has just released their latest font! I have listed it for your enjoyment! Use it wisely!


    While perusing the web, I came across this really unique Tee company entitled LaFraiser. They are similar to the previous companies I've listed, but they seem to focus primarily on vector art rather than specific design. You are allowed to upload your work and compete for 1000€ ! For those who do not want to convert I have taken the liberty to do it myself 1,000.00 EUR = 1,422.48 USD. Their shirt range in price from 19€ to 24€. As an Illustrator I can say that this site is one of the best Tee companies that I have come across and you also get to keep your own rights! Be sure to check it out!

    Here is a brief synopsis on the co.:laFraise is Europe's largest T-Shirt design competition. Up to 7 designs are chosen every week from over 100 daily submissions to be printed and sold from the site. Mission: We respect our designers: our shirts are strictly limited to 500 per design for which winning designers get 1000€ & keep their copyrights.

    Juxtapoz 15th Aniversary Art Auction: Greg Lamarche

    I was reading this article in Juxtapoz that I thought that I would share. Juxtapoz is a magazine that focuses on arts and culture. That's the gist of it! If you would like to know more I have included the link below.

    Greg Lamarche was born and raised in Queens and still resides in New York City. Taking inspiration from the streets, and using the same fundamentals he developed during his 25+ years as a graffiti writer, he creates unique collages that blur the line between fine art and graphic design.

    Greg definitely takes his time on his work. He strictly uses text from found objects and flat leaflet paper that he collects for sometimes years at a time before the final work is created. His work incorporates an array of typography and word fragments as well as elements of graffiti such as motion, repetition, multiple perspectives, bold color, wit, and fresh styles. The following is an excerpt from a Juxtapoz exclusive interview with SP One…

    Elise Hennigan: Can you describe your fascination with typography?

    Greg Lamarche: It definitely started with writing graffiti. The idea of making your own letters was always of interest to me. The design possibilities are endless and are a continual challenge.

    Do you try to get political with your art or you all about aesthetics?

    It’s more personal than anything. I don’t overtly make political statements in my work, but they are there. Whenever I do feel the need to tackle a political issue it’s usually localized or has to do with something right in front of me. Right now New York is ripe with political strife so there is no lack of inspiration on the artistic front.

    How would you describe your progression as an artist?

    Slow and steady.

    Are you at a point now where you are trying to transition away from graffiti art?

    I am not content to just do my name over and over on a canvas. Real graffiti is in the street and to me is a totally separate world. Graffiti influences my work but I’m trying to do something new.

    What can we expect from you in the future?

    More good work.

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