In the beginning…
Once upon a time, in the beginning of the 3rd uchi album, there was a T shirt called Love and Hate. The designer loved this design and it was his favourite for a long, long time. He loved it so much, he made a limited edition art print, much bigger and more elaborate than the original design. The Love and Hate T was very popular and the print was well received by all who witnessed it. Over time, all but one of the screen prints sold out, but the T shirt was still quite popular.
A lonely T shirt
Times changed, new T shirt designs came and went and Love & Hate was still selling – but, something was not quite right. Although still admired, the original design was much smaller than the new, younger, fresher designs and lacked their impact. To make way for new tee shirts in the store, the designer moved it to the lower shelves. The more new Tees arrived, the less space was made for it. Eventually, the T shirt was hardly ever seen and it began to feel neglected and lonely. The newer designs laughed at it, because it was not getting as much attention as they were.
“You used to be one of the favourites, but not anymore!” They mocked.
The last of the limited edition prints that was hanging on the wall opposite felt sorry for its smaller, neglected cousin and so asked the designer if he could update the design and make it as big as all the other T shirt designs he was creating.
“You said I meant something! I’s still got legs!” the print shouted.
After thinking about it for a while the designer agreed. “I’ll make it a big as you!” he exclaimed to the print, “and I’ll give it a completely different background than yours, so you’ll still be unique! How’s that?” He added.
The limited edition print was happy.
The finished silk screen…
Here’s the first print. Deep red going down on a sunflower yellow Tee shirt…
Out the dryer, ready to be stacked for the back prints…
Finally, the before and after T shirts.
Love and Hate II
Produced by uchigothic for uchi productions