10-YEARS THEvs.YOU

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Time for a little retouch on THEvs.YOU mascot, the very first vs.YOU-Attitude-Mascot sculpted back in 2003. After the CHARGED version from 2011, it felt like revisiting the original design of THEvsYOU.

As the CHARGED was an drastic change in formal language with its fragmented surfacing, I wanted to respect the original design within the 10-Year anniversary a bit more.

Below are some screenshots form the digital-sculpted figure.

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The MASCOT was mainly scaled in size, as I felt it deserved a little more attention. So it got even a little bigger then the CHARGED & EVO version.

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The facial area was asking for new proportions and more symmetry, similar to what the EVO had received 2011.

The extremely reduced shape of the eyes, the white-rectangles, where often noticed as buttons. THEY ARE NOT.

BUT – instead of changing them I decided to stick to the initial concept. Inspired by classic cartoon figures in darkness, strongly reduced down to simple white shapes on a black background. This image was so strong to me, that I wanted to keep it. As I also always try to give my designs something that is a little thought-provocateing, I knew this is the element to keep. Regarding that already several people used to ask “What are these white things – buttons, or what?”, others did not even bother I guess – while a few got it right away. Stable cue NOT to change => eyes.

THEvs.YOU is an abstract figure – it´s an unique MASCOT of the vs.YOU attitude.

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The feet have also grown, to give the mascot more stance and an even stronger cartoony look, with the new proportions!

THEvs.YOUAs the very first THEvs.YOU series, called “HEAVYWEIGHT” (released2003) was done in a run of only 30pcs – MAYBE – it´s getting time for a new very limited series, done by myself again. Lets see if I can organize some time and a little workshop for this. Would be fun!

THEvsYOU – TUMBLR

ARTWORK, CARDESIGN, GRAFFITI, vs.YOU

Yesterday I started an TUMBLR – as I had the desire to let you browse more efficient trough all the imagery I am sharing. Maybe a Layout and blog-sytle I will try to introduce or integrate here within this website as an improvement, sooner or later.

This is the link: http://thevsyou.tumblr.com   – ENJOY!

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THESIGNER 1st T-SHIRT

ARTWORK, vs.YOU

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When I started to print T-Shirts back in 2001 – all my designs where very strong Graffiti based. That was what I was kind of doing 24h a day, since my first wall in 1994.

Today, having interest in various other creative fields – I still believe this is one of my strongest, if not the strongest to express myself. Whenever I get time to play around – I find myself doing some Graff, as it still is for me, no matter to what it has might evolved or is called by some today.

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More then just a T-Shirt. Might sound silly – but this has become more than just doing another T-Shirt – for me this is time is spend doing Art. Having the final print-result in hand and taking photos, opens me another door, viewing the design from a new perspective. Like the image above shows quite nicely – the folded T sneaking out behind the wrapping paper – generating a play of material and graphic shapes. In one particular area it looks really 3D.

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FOR THOSE WHO DREAM. FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE. FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT. FOR THOSE WHO NEVER GIVE UP.

The vs.YOU-ATTITUDE described in a few more words.

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THESIGNER_all-blog1st T-Shirt design from THESIGNER for vs.YOU, black/silver limited to ONLY 20pcs. Available now here in the STORE!

Hope it suits you well – so there can be a few more to be released.