Archive for the T Shirts category.
Posted on June 3, 2013
Posted on May 31, 2013
This design was based on the FLIPS motifs; Rainbows, lasers, skulls, fetuses, mirrorball’s, flying eyes, UFO’s, giant hands, peace signs, glitter nails… and Wayne Coyne’s drawings of fertile women. It is a visual homage to British psychedelic art, namely Alan Aldridge and Terry Gilliam of Flying Circus fame. All the type was hand rendered including the umbilical cord terror text.
Posted on April 22, 2013
Celebrating the ‘Portsea Isle’ is this new Hawaiian island inspired Hibiscus print design for ‘Bored’ of Southsea.
Soon to be available in a front pocket Crew Tee and Coaches Jacket. ‘Til then hang ten!
Posted on April 11, 2013
The ‘Turtle Beaks’ and ‘Be Long’ prints have been brought into wearable art by the guys over at WEADMIRE. They will be available to buy from the store Shortly.
Get in touch if you want one in the interim.
Full frontal Hi resolution digital soft print.
Posted on April 3, 2013
As part of the ‘Back to Back Tour’ dodgy are releasing classic retro dodgy Tee’s to celebrate 20 years since the release of ‘The Dodgy Album’ in 1993.
These T-shirts pay a massive homage to Papa C Dub (Chris Priest) of Why Not Associates who was the artist for the band from their inception. Papa C’s typographic explorations and bold logos where the standard for the early nineties.
Posted on March 2, 2013
Steve Mason (Ex Beta Band, King Biscuit Time, Black Affair and now Steve Mason the artist) has just released the amazing ‘Monkey Minds in the Devils Time’.
Later in the year GrowABrain will be providing some visuals/projections for the bigger shows in late summer.
I proposed this Tee design which depicts Steve as a Film Noir Shadow Boxer, its how I’ve always seen him.
If you’ve not heard the Album check it out. For now watch the video for the new single ‘Oh My Lord’
Steve will be playing all the major festivals this summer, don’t miss it!
Posted on September 29, 2012
Absolutely stoked to bring you a seven colour print for Bored of Southsea. It means a great deal to me to do a print for these guys as they literally hold up the strong island.
Tote, Crew neck Jumper, and Tees
Available through www.boredofsouthsea.co.uk
Here’s what they say:
Mr Russell Hardman, otherwise known as GrowaBrain, grew up on the mean streets of Portsmouth and still considers it home although residing in London. He’s spent the last few years working on everything from album art for power-pop trio Dodgy to designing T-shirts for London based Men’s fashion boutique Sefton. Amongst those, and literally countless other projects, he’s put on two incredible and well received exhibitions of his own work.
Longlive Cooperative is a new collective project that is for anyone and everyone. Primarily a vehicle for promoting nights in Portsmouth and London put on by Charlie Waddington, one of the DJs that made Pet Sounds an umbrella for the philosophy that a good tune’s a good tune and leave convention to duller nights.
This design was conceived as a nod to our hometown, taking a bit of a journey through Bored of Southsea tees that have caught Grow a Brain’s eye over the years, such as French’s Seagull
and ( Junior Bruce’s ) Jubru’s ‘Southsea Bronx Strong Island’ smiling sunshine
but all of course through an inimitable style that is Grow a Brain’s alone.
At seven colours on the T-Shirt and crew neck sweatshirt this is the largest that Bored of Southsea have done to date, with a thick, rich texture that does the ace image justice.
Posted on September 23, 2012
The Dreaming Spires released the fantastic ‘Brothers in Booklyn’ LP in the summer and have been playing a number of gigs across the UK, with dates right up until the end of November. Be sure to check them out.
‘You lift me up upon the strength of strings’
Posted on July 31, 2012
Dodgy Will Release a 7″ Vinyl AA side single; including a version of Frank Wilson’s ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I do)’ and a Brand New Dodgy Northern Soul Instant Classic!
To Celebrate Dodgy are hosting an All Nighter at The Wigan Rose Club (formerly the Monaco Casino). You can pre-order tickets for the event and vinyl bundles including T shirts and Northern Soul patches from www.dodgyology.com.
Posted on July 2, 2012
GrowABrain is producing a range Tees to celebrate the greatest philosophers of the psychedelic revolution. To kick things off we have the Timothy Leary ‘Pleasure Seekers’ Tee. The modern phenomenon of ‘Pleasure Seeking’, is a comment on the distracted society, outlined in Learys ‘The Intelligence Agents’ A work of social, moral, religious and scientific satire, including articles by and about people who are changing the meaning of freedom all over the world. This is the fifth and final volume of Dr. Leary’s ‘Future History Series’ with lots of fun pictures and ideas for your brain!
‘The headlights hypnotise, they take you off towards the sea into the night, you run away from thoughts you cannot hide’
The next on the list is:
Terence Mckenna – Timewave Zero Tee
‘We are on the brink of possibilities that will make us literally unrecognizable to ourselves and those possibilities will be realised, not in the next thousand years but in the next 20 years because the acceleration of invention and novelty and information transfer is at this point so rapid’. Its nearly here! Its all unfolding, to celebrate the Information Revelation be sure to sport one of these tees. If you are not familiar with Terence Mckenna’s Transmissions be sure to check out some of his videos on the global information network, thats right on schedule.
Posted on June 30, 2012
GrowABrain has teamed up with Charlie Does, a Filipino surf shop, to design a range of Tees to celebrate their story:
In 1979 Francis Ford Coppola released the epic film Apocolypse Now. If you don’t know it, it would be a good idea to watch it. It is amazing. The movie was located in and around a small and sleepy town called Baler which sits right on the pacific and is surrounded by the ever visible Siera Madre – which literally means Mountain Mother, though more like should be understood as: ‘That is one Mother of a Mountain’.
Most of the famous scenes of the movie were shot in Baler, or a place a little way out of the town called Charlie’s Point.
Balerino surfers owe a great gratitude to the movie, not least because when production ended the team left all the surfboards for the locals.
The most famous line of the movie goes like this:
Some GI: ‘Its pretty hairy in there. I mean it’s Charlie’s point!’
Lt. Kilgore: ‘CHARLIE DON’T SURF’
Well, Charlie Does!
Here are the first two GrowABrain designs from the ‘Goofy’ collection:
Posted on June 9, 2012
These hand drawn Tees are now up for sale for just £20, Just click the ‘add to cart’ button below and proceed to checkout. Both are Mens Size Medium.
Posted on April 27, 2012