Original untitled painting for Coachella 2013 t-shirt design
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Panel
This year I had the good fortune of being invited back to contribute another t-shirt design for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music And Art Festival. While my first design focused on the unbearable heat of the Palm Desert, for my second I wanted to create something that felt like "Rock 'n roll" and complimented a music festival such as Coachella.
To achieve this "Rock 'n Roll" style and have it gell with my personal visual aesthetic, I took a bite from David Bowie's iconic "Aladdin Sane" cover art, and slapped a red/pink lightening bolt across my bear's face, I then modified the bolts point, and turned it into tears dripping from its right eye.
I still don't know what I'm trying to say with the illustration, but I want to believe that the graphic looks good on a shirt. I hope attendees at the festival will think so too.
This, and all the other custom artist shirts will be available for sale during the festival at the Coachella Boutique (NOT with the regular Coachella t-shirt venders).
Coachella runs from April 12th - April 14th, and again from April 19th - April 21st.