Monday, October 31, 2011
This is my first submit to atrium (part of threadless) It's for their Men for Women Now campaign to fight breast cancer. I was just surfing thru threadless- like I do on a daily basis- saw this design challenge and I simply couldn't resist. It just popped into my head. I'm calling it "Men Love (.)(.) 2 Much" Hope they like it over there at atrium. I will keep you updated, -Lance
Monday, September 5, 2011
My latest submit to threadless called "BRO". Don't fear it, don't hide it- show your "BRO"! That's what I'm hoping if this shirt ever got printed. I have to laugh. Just saying it reminds me of Neil Patrick Harris or Jersey Shore lingo. It's one of my favorite words.
Have much more work to do and hope to have something published here in October. I'm working on over a dozen drawings for my next tee shirt so it will take a little time to get finished. Until then, later -Lance
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Here are my latest two submits to threadless. The top one is called "Double Bagger". No, this idea did not come to me after watching an episode of "Jersey Shore". Really. One day in my office I was surrounded by shopping bags, some were piled up, some were stacked like in the picture, and I just thought- that's a "Double Bagger"! The second one was for a threadless contest (they do a lot of those) called "3 Words or Less". I came up with this idea months before but thought it was too good to pass up for the contest. More tees on the way.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
My latest submit to threadless.com. Called "Texas Toast", I'm very pleased with this piece for a few reasons. It's my highest scored piece, has gotten the most comments (and votes) and has lasted the longest on the site (4 days & counting) so I'm happy about all that. And to top it off, some people who I really respect (in the threadless community) have commented on it- the best thing so far in my opinion. I'm already working on a few other ideas. Back to the sketchbook & computer! Regards, -Lance
Thursday, July 7, 2011
There's a story that goes with this piece. First off, I'm a HUGE Pearl Jam fan. One of my all-time favorite groups. I have over 300 of their songs on my ipod. Yes, 300. I have dozens of live & bootleg stuff over the years. Plus I'll buy any single or cover they do. Songs like "Last Kiss", "Solider of Love" and "Fortunate Son". And I love classic rock like the Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, etc. etc. I also surf the web looking for various art sites, font sites, design & trend sites. A few weeks ago I came across the Ames Bros. A design group from Seattle that did Pearl Jam concert posters among many, many other things. I then googled "Pearl Jam posters"- and I was amazed. Wow. There were tons of them from artists the world over dating back to 1998. I thought: "I have to get in on this!" So this is my first sketch of one of my favorite Pearl Jam covers. I hope to have many more concert posters in the coming year(s).
My latest submits to threadless.com. A 3-part series based on mass transit called MASS-ive Transit. A Train, bus & plane that work out, lift weights, and build mass. I post all my threadless work here afterwards because I can use can much higher resolution photos.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
As a New Jersey resident & commuter every weekday starts and ends at Port Authority Bus Terminal. It has a bad rap but personally I love the area. Hell's Kitchen is one of my fave NYC neighborhoods. I used to live there some years ago. I'll admit that the Port Authority area can get a little seedy, a little gritty, but it's old New York, not the Disneyland of 42nd Street. The sights you see around it are great- old time barber shops, bars, delis & pizza places. But the area is slowing losing its edge. New construction and hotels abound. It makes me miss "the character" of New York. This tee shirt can bring some of that back.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Lately I've been surfing the web a lot on tee shirt sites. I found one called Snorg Tees. They do a wide range of genres ranging from pop culture, humor, gamer, TV, politics, etc. As a huge fan of "24", yes I watched it 'til the bitter end, I sent this one to their TV/Movies section. Haven't heard back yet. Will write an update if selected.
Friday, May 6, 2011
As a native New Englander, who went to college in upstate New York, lived in New York City and now resides in New Jersey, I feel I know the landscape of the northeast. AND I especially love diners.
Everything about them. The look, the people, hanging out, drinking coffee & having pancakes. Weekends & diners in New Jersey are just made for me. No state has more diners that the Garden State so I think this would be a good representation of the area. Thanks for looking therethere, -Lance Lionetti
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I'm on a roll with Threadless.com- 3 for my last 3! So happy about that. I love the site. My only complaint is that when you load files onto it they are too small. Only 250K max for pictures. Not big enough. You lose a lot of the artwork and detail, and isn't that what you want to see? That's why I post stuff here- at least you can see it better. Have plenty of more ideas, tee shirts, stickers, etc in the works. They are already done in my sketchbook but I can't post them on the blog just yet- can't divulge any "company" secrets.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Well, I finally got accepted to threadless.com. Twice in one month! I'm very happy to say the least.
I had been 0-3 until I broke through. The talent on that site is big time so I'm delighted my work made it.
The top piece is called "Pirated Love" on grey heather, the bottom piece is called "Liquid Courage" on fatigue green. Both done in my sketchbook, then scanned and worked on illustrator/photoshop. Have many more ideas for tee shirts- just need more time.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Yes, growing up I was a huge, HUGE, HUGE G.I Joe fan. Really huge. Anyway, I recently saw "Inglourious Basterds" by Quentin Tarantino and then went surfing on wikipedia. Started looking up the term "Spaghetti Western" and such. Didn't realize the whole history behind it. It sat in my head for a few days and this is what I came up with. Now let me be clear, I did not think up the term "G.I. Bro", but it was just too cool to let pass without coming up with something for it. I think it's a nice spoof/parody/homage kind of piece. I designed it be a sticker first, then thought to put it on a tee. I'll add more pictures of it later. What do you think? YOOOO BROOOO!!!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
My favorite hero of all time, Chuck Norris. His birthday is today, March 10th. He's 71 and can still roundhouse kick your butt. Anyway, every year I do something for his birthday. It's becoming something of an "in joke". The problem is- I'm the only one "in" on it. That being said, if you know me even a little, two of my most favorite things are Chuck Norris and New York tabloid headlines (from the NY Daily News & The NY Post) I live for their over the top, 3 inch, world-is-ending headlines about the most trivial subjects. I run to the newsstand with anticipation about what will capture their fancy.
The headline: "See ya later Al-Qaeda" has stuck in my head for years. It was a Daily News cover in Nov. 2001. Chuck Norris is always in my head. I put the two together and this is what I came up with.
Happy birthday Chuck.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
My new favorite golfer is Jhonny Vegas. Yes, that's his real name. His full name is Jhonattan Vegas, he's Venezuelan and just starting out on the PGA Tour. He's already won 2 tournaments in his short career but with a name like that- he should be a household brand. I believe he's already with Nike (I've seen it on his hats) but Nike has got to kick it into overdrive with this guy. The name is just too good.
I did this project on my own, as a labor of love, may be somebody in Oregon will see it and give me a call. Jhonny Vegas needs his own line, his own brand. I'm not saying he'll ever reach Jordan, LeBron or Tiger levels of marketing, but, with his name, he should have a much higher profile.
My latest artwork & bodies for Holiday 2011. All are screen printed with denim appliques. For the Wrangler brand. There are more to come.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Through a friend I recently came across a website called artjumble. It's a blog, a sort of online community of artists who post their work on that weeks' theme. A new topic comes out every Monday.
Sadly though, they are not taking anymore members. No matter. Every week I now have a new idea to jumpstart my mind. This week the topic was: Purple. The first thing I think of is Prince. The second thing is the The Joker. So I put them together in movie poster, face-off kind of way. Let me know what you think. I'll be looking for next week's theme on Monday.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
My daily commute takes me to Port Authority. It's one of my favorite NYC spots. It's Old New York.
Not many places left in New York like the area around Port Authority. I'd like to do a series of drawings
around it. Don't know if these are tee shirt type prints; may be posters? Anyone from the New York City board of tourism can hit me up. I'm thinking big I know.