The yin to Nu Nouveauâ€™s yang, Dark Seedâ€”designed by Ottawa-based Eepmon, a.k.a. Eric Chanâ€”underscores springâ€™s shadows. A simple black on white print, Dark Seed recalls the cold of winter and buried plant-life.
Limited to 300 pieces worldwide. $35.00 – Taxes and S/H included. All prices in USD.
Format: Please discuss your inspirations, references, process, and final design for your inclusion in the Nu Nouveau collection.
Eepmon: It was during that time when I was in Vienna, Austria for the XBox360 project that I became fascinated by the architecture that decorated the city. It just so happens that my inspiration complimented well with the Nu Nouveau project.
Format: Format asked all of the designers of Nu Nouveau to use Art Nouveau as a reference. What art/cultural movements generally inspire your work?
Eepmon: I guess I kinda answered question two from my first answer. Currently a mix of Romanesque and Baroque styles fused with Asian and urban aesthetics is what I am striving for at this time.
Format: Are t-shirts actually a canvas or are we getting a bit too stoosh?
Eepmon: However you feel that your work can be best represented.
Format: How, if at all, do you work differently when designing for a t-shirt compared to other media?
Eepmon: For some reason I am a fan of simplicity when it comes to tees. One to three colors max. So negative space becomes my friend
Format: What else are you up to at the moment that people should be aware of?
Eepmon: I am currently doing my exhibition tour of my new works throughout the month of May 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. Please do visit http://tour.eepmon.com to listen to my audio web documentary of my tour!