PRESENT, FUTURE & FUN!
Since Terratag formed there have been numerous projects
and pieces produced, each varying in style but remaining distinctly
Most well know for it's t-shirts, styles and influences have included
Gundam (see box-out on left), pop-art master Roy Liechtenstein as
well as classic Japanese art and landscapes. Many of the t-shirts
have a quality graffiti feel to them as well. A number of canvases
and prints have also been produced of similar style to the t-shirts.
Terratag has also often worked with other artists in 'Co-lab'
projects. The latest third project has produced a vast array of
different styles which has led to a range of t-shirts which are fun,
technical, bizarre, influenced by many cultures and are insanely cool as
a result. Witness them by visiting Terratag's website
Greater then the cool factor though is the fun factor that Terratag
still maintains. Several curiosities have been produced, in
particular the Gundam 'Camo-G' masking tape and the recent make your own
Tetsujin 28 paper model (available for free download on the website).
The first range of t-shirts exclusively for women has just been produced
also, in the style of a traditional school 'sailor' outfit:
It is different and fun designs like these that keep me guessing what
Terratag could do next. He says that he plans more unusual
products in the future, as well as more t-shirts and clothing. I,
for one, can't wait.
Much to the delight of UK fans, Terratag has included images
of the mega-popular series Gundam in several pieces of his
work. The meaty mechs have appeared on his canvases and prints
in the past and continue to grace his t-shirts.
What is most interesting in Terratag's approach to Gundam
is the mixture of art styles. The pieces are not recreations
of existing Gundam images or stills, rather several
Liechtenstein-influenced pieces as well as many influenced by
classic Japanese art. More recent experimentation produced the
'Mechaflage' series (see above image), producing a multi-coloured
collage of mechs that is very unique.
Although Terratag has not worked for Bandai (the company
behind Gundam), the artist has been contacted by Bandai employees.
They are pleased that a
western brand is interpreting Gundam as something cool and
desirable, instead of just the standard commercial t-shirts that are
produced. Hopefully these positive comments from Bandai would
lead them to contacting Terratag about working on a project
in the future. Terratag says he would be happy to work
with them to produce an exhibition based around Gundam.
We'll keep you updated in our news section if we hear any further on