I was making flyers and zines and painting on my grip tape and stuff before i really knew what graphic design was. as i got older someone told me you could possibly turn that into a “job” and that sounded better than working at Piggly Wiggly which i was doing up until then.
Oddly enough I’m not a big t shirt guy even though i probably design over 100 of them a year, or maybe thats why. one thats in my closet now that i like is this Hated Skates "Fuck Life" shirt that Ryan Duggan did. i get some good looks wearing that one.
Everything around me really… listening to music, my family, driving in a car on the highway, the weather outside, I’m an old man so i enjoy going to museums, modernism, action painting, color field painting, abstract expressionism, art from that era in general... and a good hot dog and a beer never hurts to kick things off.
I dont know if i really think like that but as far as things i really like, the Paul Rand Eye Bee M era stuff is pretty epic and has always been an inspiration.
I'd really like to design the graphics on the side of an airplane. it would be fun to see that flying in the sky.