Artist Quotes: If You Could Time Travel, Where (and WHEN) Would You Go?

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From space, to the angry seas, to a world full of judgy llamas (a world I want to live in), our designs this week all take you somewhere new and surreal in their own way. So we asked the artists where – and when – they would want to go if they could travel back in time.

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“The Birches”, LittleClyde

I would probably go back to the late seventies – that was such a great time for music! How cool would it be to see a young Elvis Costello, early Pretenders and Television when they were first storming the scene?

-Michelle Bothe (LittleClyde), Berlin
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“High Seas”, sebasebi

I would go to the time of the Mayans and Aztecs (before the conquest). Those cultures have always interested me, so that would be a good place to go…if they do not take my heart for the gods haha

-Sebastian Govino (sebasebi), Rosario, Argentina
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“Costume Party”, NARNIAZ

I would like to go back to the 70’s and live in my village Kanji. As a kid, life was carefree and colorful then. Been there, done that, it was awesome…except I wouldn’t have a girlfriend to date!

-Adam Lawless (NARNIAZ), Singapore
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“Llame”, Demented

I’d probably head out to 15th century Italy to catch a glimpse of Da Vinci at work. Would be incredibly inspiring to see this guy work, I imagine.

-Mathijs Vissers (Demented), Uden
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“Space Travel”, CARBINE

I would go back to school time – I think it’s so much fun!

– Carbine, Kuninngan, West Java, Indonesia

(Featured image is “All of Time and Space” by Alice X. Zhang)

Carlyn Hill
Content manager & writer at Threadless by day, Dad joke aficionado and contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When she’s not writing or drawing, you can find her in her cave of a room and hanging out with her boyfriend, Netflix.