Tuesday, May 8, 2012

{This is a post about The Black Keys}

This is a post about how I made a t-shirt inspired by The Black Keys' album Brothers.
I had this idea a couple of weeks ago but had some trouble figuring out what to put after The Black Keys line and finally yesterday an idea came to my little head.

Making that stencil was not easy. My hands were killing me since the plastic I usually use is not as thick as this one. I should add that I made this yesterday {actually today} around 02.00 even though I had to wake up at 10.00. 

Very proud of how this turned out! I usually mess everything up by not putting enough pressure in the stencil but not this time... or that time I made the Fluorescent Adolescent one.

  • Plain black t-shirt {mine was long sleeve}
  • Plastic sheet
  • Fabric Paint {White, Red}
  • Patience
♫ Howlin' For You by The Black Keys

Monday, May 7, 2012

{Inspiration: Persepolis}

Persepolis is an animated film directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi based on the latter's graphic novel of the same name, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Made in black and white, the film is about a girl, Marjane, living in Iran during the Iranian Revolution.  

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. - (x)

Making women wear niqabs/ hijabs, sexist remarks made by men and a series of laws created by the Iranian government are some of the topics featuring on the film.

I think I'm going to watch this again. Yes, I like it that much.