Two more designs have been added to my range of greeting cards at Ohh Deer, and I trust you to navigate the mixed message they appear to present.
Btw, everything on the site is 15% off at the moment.
"I went into a McDonald’s yesterday and said, ‘I’d like some fries.’ The girl at the counter said, ‘Would you like some fries with that?’" - Jay Leno
… and you said, “No thanks, I’m trying to avoid carbs.”
Come on, Jay Leno, you finally tell a good joke and I have to finish it for you?
The “Discounting Calories” t-shirt
The shirt that’s also an intervention.
My "Let’s Face It" t-shirt is available in Next retail stores as well as online: here for UK, and here for USA.
Process: “Careless Whisker”
1. first I did some research, indulging in a formidable cat gif binge - not sure exactly how long it took, but at least enough time to finish a bottle of $4 wine and an entire sleeve of thin mints. my first concept sketch attempts to illuminate the nearly invisible thread I detected running through the source material.
2. next I had to find a pleasantly (yet thoroughly) insouciant cat to use for reference. Luckily, the first one I came across happened to give precisely zero fucks.
3. the technique I decided to use for the finished design was a sophisticated paring down to the essential geometric structure - similar to what toddlers do with their first set of crayons.
4. reflecting the following morning, I felt that ultimately the result was but a single step in the artist’s journey - namely, the search for truth, understanding, and a diner that offers free coffee refills.
This is Vinz from Italy. He doesn’t always wear shirts depicting items he’s currently holding in his hand, but when he does, he prefers my "Brewmance" t-shirt from Threadless.
Andrews McMeel Publishing has just released “Keep It Shrimple, Stupid: The Art of David Olenick 2015 Wall Calendar”.
I was like, “Are you sure?”, and they were all, “Yeah, we’re stoked!”, so really it’s on them at this point.
You can order it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Calendars.com, as well as directly from Andrews McMeel.
Or, just get the cat calendar again. No hard feelings - I get it.
Apparently my t-shirts “could easily become the new fetish for hipsters - quirky, funny, subversive and casual”.
So says Cecilia at 55Factory and these pictures are doing their best to back her up.