WEARABLE MAGAZINE HIRES 4-YEAR OLD ARTIST AND HIS COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATOR DAD FOR GULF OIL SPILL INTERPRETATION.
Aiden DeVries is the 4-year old son of Dave DeVries, an award-winning illustrator and creator of the book, The Monster Engine. If youʼve ever wondered what a childʼs drawing would look like if painted by a professional illustrator, youʼre about to find out.
Itʼs been one year since the explosion on the offshore Deepwater Horizon Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that caused one of the greatest oil catastrophes in the U.S history. But are all oilrigs bad? What if studies showed that decommissioned offshore oil rigs left at sea could actually provide valuable habitats for marine wildlife, serving as artificial coral reefs? This hot topic of conversation is brought to you by the latest issue of T-post and the news story that was given to the DeVries to visually interpret, first by Aiden and then his dad, Dave.
After Dave read our article aloud to his 4-year old son, Aiden drew an oilrig with smiley faces. Dave then composed the young artistʼs loose sketches into his final drawing turned T-shirt graphic.
“Whether he realizes it or not, Aiden did his first professional illustration,” says Dave. And we at T-post couldnʼt be more excited to be a part of it. In fact, we couldnʼt think of a better dynamic duo to interpret a story about the environment than a father and one of the children thatʼs going to inherit the Earth from us.
For more information on The Monster Engine, please visit www.themonsterengine.com
T-post works a lot like a magazine subscription. Every five weeks, subscribers from over 50 countries receive a new issue/t-shirt in the mail. The offbeat news story is printed on the inside back of the shirt. And a graphic artistʼs interpretation of that news story is printed on the front. For subscribers, the comment “Nice shirt” now becomes an invitation to tell the story behind the design and create dialogue about an interesting world event.
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