Benjie Escobar

1. How did you get started in design / art?

I was always drawing as a kid, but graphics had a series of events that lead me down that path. Growing up my friends parents had a print shop where they did everything in house. it was all clip art/text stuff, but it kind of became "normal" to see. From there my older brother who was DJing a lot would come home with flyers and crazy record covers. Eventually I got into the same thing with my friends and we started making out own mix tape covers, flyers, and stickers. It lead me to work in the local mom and pop streetwear/graffiti/record shop where I started doing all of the flyers and eventually T shirts. 

2. Favorite Shirt graphic of all time?

Way too tough to decide. For nostalgias sake ill say its a toss up between Hook ups dream girl shirt and any of the early 187 hudda shirts.

3. What inspires you?

my friends, my cat, my girlfriend, really good pizza, and good beer. 

4. Is there a design out there that you wish you did?

experimental jet set's ampersand t shirt design. game changer! 

5. What's left on your design bucket list?

do a crap ton more work, open up community work spaces, open up another gallery to showcase more designers and artists, figure out how to suck a little less! 

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