My new t-shirt design is inspired by a fake play from a movie that no one saw....
The Robert Downey Jr. and Anton Yelchin film "Charlie Bartlett" (a quiet gem of a movie) includes a scene where Charlie, played by Yelchin, is audtioning for the school play.
Instead of performing a Shakespearean monologue he goes for a piece from the (actually unreal) play "Misadventures of a Teenage Renegade". It is over-the-top, ridiculous, and charming.
My shirt shows the fictitious script for that play.
I've had a few questions about my painting (and now T-shirt!) "Pupper Progression" so I wanted to give a little nerdy background.
My inspiration was the work of Ed Ruscha. In his series "Extremes and In-betweens" he takes his classic word paintings and arranges size related words (Mile, Foot, Inch, etc) on smoky backgrounds. A link to a video of the gallery show below.
Using a style of text based on his signature font "Boy Scout Utility Modern" I arranged the internet slang for different dog sizes in a similar way. A primer on these terms in the video link below.
Yes, it's a super niche contemporary art joke on top of a pretty niche internet joke.
But that's me. *wink*