SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY!
It’s Sunday, and there is no better way to cheers away the weekend than with a creative and tasty Bloody Mary! This past Thursday, the Threadstaff went head to head in an epic and high-octane Bloody Mary competition, the likes of which you’ve never seen before. Below are the entries, and a HUGE thank you to Uncle Dougie’s for providing us with the delicious Bloody Mary mixes and food!
"Yep, Still Disgusting" by Kara Edington-Reed
“Bang Bang Nugget Frosty Supreme" by Craig Shimala
"Wingalicious" by Crystal Rosales
"The Limey Bastard" by Kyle Geib
"The Dichotomy of My Diet" by Mo McKibbin
"The Bloody Baron" by Lance Curran
"Fort Pickula" by Jess Hanebury
“Olive Revolution" by Brianne Hattaway
BATTER UP! MEET OUR BASEBALL TEE WINNER!
Baseball season has finally returned, and just in time for the launch of five brand new baseball tees! After 342 submissions to our Baseball Tees design challenge, the cute and clever “Beer" design by Jaco Haasbroek has been chosen as our winner. We got a chance to ask Jaco a few questions, so break out the peanuts and Cracker Jacks while you enjoy the interview below!
Congrats on your win! Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Thank you! My name is Jaco and I am an illustrator and designer.
We love the clever humor of “Beer”. How did you come up with it?
I’m always thinking of ways to play on words or find multiple meanings of singular things. In this case I was thinking about the fact that “bear” in the Afrikaans (or Dutch) language is “beer”. So I made this design that, depending on your interpretation, is either “bear” or “beer”. I also liked the randomness of a bear having a beer, seemingly lost in thought.
How did the style of a raglan shirt play into the development of your design?
I wanted to make something very simplistic for this challenge. The design seemed to work perfectly on the raglan shirt. The black sleeves seemed to balance the design out quite nicely.
Do you think the bear on “Beer” would be down to show up on a typical t-shirt, or is he only a raglan guy?
He does seem to be more of a raglan kind of bear, but he probably doesn’t mind.
Would you mind telling us a little about your design process?
I made a basic pencil sketch that was redrawn using my Wacom tablet. I then simply added some colour. I felt that a non hand-written type worked better than my original, so I changed it.
If a bear arrived at your door for a drink, what kind of beer would you serve him?
An American ale.
Your design is minimal without sacrificing its clever meaning. What advice would you give to artists trying to accomplish that same balance?
Try and use as little as possible to get the idea across.
Where’s the first place you’re going to sport your new “Beer” baseball tee?
Probably the supermarket.
What type of beer are you going to drink to celebrate?
Either an unfiltered lager, an amber weiss, or an American style ale.
Any last word or shout-outs?
“Probeer is die beste geweer.”