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BORN TO SURF, A Threadless T-SHIRT submission.

The following Born to Surf Illustrated T was created whilst looking back to my days at the beach, hanging and surfing with mates that were six years my senior.  It was all fun and games, thrilling and just plain cool to say I was a surfer.

I absolutely loved this way of life that many Australians have become familiar with.

My process is very much hands on, with most of much of my work penciled out on large rolls of paper that can be purchased from Reverse Garbage here in Sydney (Addison Road Marrickville).  The paper rolls are very cheap and are available most of the times depending on public demand.


REVERSE GARBAGE 8/142 Addison Road Marrickville NSW 2204

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BTS design for BLOGBts copy

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The Official Warhol’s Children T-SHIRT is complete

The Official Warhol’s Children T-SHIRT is complete.

An Illustrated concept created by me WHY NOT JAMES.
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The Official Warhol’s Children T-SHIRT is complete

After much time pondering an avenue to take I decided on the Old West as a place for inspiration.Pictured below is the beginning , middle and end of the designs creative conception.

Although it is done and ready for print I sense this is the beginning of something special.

Enjoy the journey!

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Warhola’s Children

The WHY NOT JAMES WARHOL’s CHILDREN t-shirt has begun.

The 24 hrs of each living day could be and can be equally measured out into portions of actions.  Medicine for life’s muscle memory to aid our cruelty in this all in one miracle mile.  After each fuel and refuel , kick turn, kick turn each repetition burns a blueprint into the freshly laid cement like surface we call flesh.

So does this mean that as a Warhol’s Child we are susceptible to these mechanized processes?  You bet ya!!  In my looking eye this is our one fast tracker that allows us to rhizome from one creation to the next. Which is why you are here for that advanced screening of what will be the Official WHY NOT JAMES WARHOL’S CHILDREN T-SHIRT.

So what is Warhol’s Children anyway?  Am I a Warhol’s Child, is this exercise your chance to get me under a microscope just so you can read my P’s and Q’s.  Doubted in fact I double doubt it.  Just as that flashing red light illuminates from across the hall of patriachs to which they have Edison to thank I ponder what may be the potential Q and A for this weeks Litmus Test.

Just like the up and down’s of a polygraph would my marks translate nuances over one all to familiar dream of balls bouncing until they break?  Is this the one commonality of all Warhol’s Children that one unexplained dream of nightmarish proportions?  Again doubted and better yet double doubted.

For the soon to be Warhol’s Children T, a wearable of me I have delayed my creation date until now.  Posing questions like “Who is it for and why would they want it” have been entertaining my frontal lobe for far too long. This T-SHIRT I discovered should foremost be fun for me, secondly it will be a partial insight to my youth and thirdly it will scream Warhol’s Children WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!!

Whether you like it or not I found my moment of inspiration in a late night walker along one outstretched road named Canterbury. Whether you like it or not  he is a fossicker of red lipped otto bins who plodding along the main drag under the guise of his arthritic gigantic umbrella found more than he bargained for. Whether you like it or not he may well be a Warhol’s Child. Who knows all I know is build it and he will come!

So lets get to it.




A T or Two for Newtown’s own Warhol’s Children

As Warhol’s Children artist in residence I shall be asking each and every one of you to join me on what is dubbed the official artesian holiday.

It is without a doubt an interesting and inspiring proposal whereby this lucky duck will unlock the padlocks on what was a forbidden zone.

This is where the fun begins!!

I’m a Rocket Man – Submission for Sony and Threadless Competition

As an off shoot from my mural project I worked up part of the Elton John image and made it into a splendorious T.

Coloured in bright pink with black accents this baby sure does pack a visual punch.

Below is the outcome a most favourable result.


At the moment I am working on a mural concept for a recording studio here in Sydney.


Adelaide’s Cake Wines put a call out for all to artists and those alike to submit artwork for a wine label competition.  The below is what I came up with in a short afternoon.

Having thought long and hard what I wanted to convey my main priority was to create something fun which was a signature of WHY NOT JAMES.  I tried to understand what was behind the branding  and so I created a self portrait of what Cake Wines meant to me.

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Death of A Scenester Magazine Illustration

WHY NOT JAMES was asked to collaborate with Death of A Scenester Magazine to produce a cover and also insert illustrations.  Below are the results which I am very pleased with.  The issue was all about Food.






For everybody deserves their 15 minutes of fame

This was shot by VARA a street photographer who loads regular photographs of random people of interest. I was more than happy to strut for the camera on such a hot Sydney day in September.  Love the shot and the background is a bonus.  To view the whole site go to