|The finished art and accompanying pocket art for the 2009 camp shirt.|
|The design if money were no object.|
In this year's design, which I'm working on feverishly today and will post when approved, dragon and tiger break free of the yin yang constraints and take advantage of camp's offerings, namely jumping off a cliff into cool water.
While I crank on that, I'm also posting previous designs and variations that didn't fly because of budget considerations.
The multicolor version below is a prime example: Budget limits would not permit multiple colors, gradations, the shadow, etc. I wanted to augment the inspiration for this illustration: Japanese cut paper art. Ultimately, the style came through in the budget version, and maybe even emerged bolder:
|The two-color version is starker and bolder, IMHO.|
The first year was also less yin-yangy, but kept the concept of intertwining while also evoking Children's Day in Japan, celebrating and honoring children in part with colorful banners:
|… if Donald Trump or his ilk was bankrolling the project …|
The pocket designs had to match or complement the shirt back. Here are some variations for the first year's version:
It's always a design problem I'm happy to try and solve, and I'm grateful to Larry to giving me wide open space to take up the challenge.
|I like the optical illusion the intertwined horn shapes create. The ribbony yin yang version was chosen.|