New podcast is up today with a very special guest, Emily Chen an Ottawa area designer and t-shirt maker. You can find out about her deisgn work here and her t-shirts/blog here. The pictures above and below feature a number of her t-shirt designs. They are fantastic and you can pick them up through the website. The photos were taken by her boyfriend, John Bagnell. You can find more of his work here. Our conversation was a lot of fun, and she has some interesting things to say. As always you can check out the podcast over there–>.
It was great to sit down and chat with someone about their passion (as it always is on the show) and to learn a little bit about the world of independent design. Since I am not an artist I cannot give any kind of critical response to her work, but as a fan of art and design I can say I find her work thought provoking, and visually pleasing.
Ever since I first did screen printing in high school as part of graphics class, I have been a fan of the homemade t-shirt. Emily’s designs are funky, fun, and unique. She does the work herself, so when you buy her shirts you are supporting a working Canadian artist along with getting a stylish piece of fashion.
This podcast also features music by New Buffalo from Australia and Toronto’s Apostle of Hustle. They are both on the Arts & Crafts Label, and you can expect to hear more from their artists on future episodes of the podcast.
That’s all for today I will be back tomorrow with more exciting The Alder Fork Blog material.