This design really illustrates one of my passions, and that is horror movies. I love them! I am especially fond of the old movie monsters like Dracula, the Wolf Man, and in this case, Gillman, better known as the Creature from the Black Lagoon. What is also very special about this design is it showcases part of a woodcut block print that I created of Gillman. When it comes to the world of art and design, I believe that sometimes it is best to step away from the computer to get some of the the best inspiration. It also makes for a well-rounded and creative experience. Once I completed the woodcut, I scanned it and experimented with it in Photoshop and Illustrator. My style is very rough and chaotic yet controlled. The rough and chaotic mark marking is contained by the starburst-like shape behind it. The font selection also helps resemble that rough mark making style. When it comes to the tagline on the shirt, I thought back to the plot of the 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' film and remembered that it was set in an Amazonian jungle. The tagline is supposed to be both humorous and unsettling. It is a play on the plot of the film which will evoke one of two emotions to people who are at least familiar with the film. People will either laugh because of the fact that the tagline is welcoming tourists to a place that has a monstrous creature or they will feel unsettled also because of the fact that the tagline is welcoming tourists to a place that has a monstrous creature. Either way, I believe people will enjoy it!
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So, growing up I knew of two different famous men with the same name. Mike Myers, the comedian and actor best known for "Wayne's World" and ,of course, the "Austin Powers" movies. Then, there is Michael Myers, the serial killer in the "Halloween" movies. When I first saw a Halloween VHS tape with the name Michael Myers on it as a kid, I was confused for a few seconds. I thought, "Does Mr. Myers have a night job I don't know about? I thought he was a comedic actor." Well, I found out they were two completely different people. One is fictional and the other is not. So, from this memory, I was inspired to create this design. Because Myers character, Austin Powers, is known as the "International Man of Mystery", I thought that I could play on words for the killer Michael Myers and thus "National Man of Misery" was created! I mean, he looks miserable and causes misery for others, so I thought it would be an appropriate fit for him! The design also has another one of my original woodcut block prints of Michael Myers. I really hope you enjoy it!
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