I have some plans to work with sculpture, but at the moment I don't do anything besides illustration.- Matheus Lopes Castro
Belo Horizonte, Brazil (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
Matheus Lopes Castro (aka Mathiole) is a 25 year old guy, who's been working with art and design since he was 15. His artistic influences are René Magritte, Salvador Dali, Roy Linchenstein, Andy Warhol, Ashley Wood, Takehiko Inoue, Eishiro Oda, Akira Toryama, James Jean, Jeremy Gedes and many others.
Mathiole is in the process of starting a t-shirt business with two friends who are also talented artists. They've opened a studio and will soon launch their first t-shirt collection. He was recently interviewed by iloveyourtshirt.com and here is some of what he had to say:
"It's my biggest passion and I feel very fortunate to be able to work with something that pleases me so much. I have big plans for myself in the future. Hopefully I'll be able to fulfill my expectations and get things done. I don't want to spoil it, but it's a dream of mine to have my own t-shirt brand. I have everything planed but it will take a lot of time to complete, the way I see it in my head. I'll let you know!"
The complete interview can be read here: http://iloveyourtshirt.com/new,Matheus-Lopes-Castro-aka-Mathiole-
The t-shirt (also known as tee shirts or tees) evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century, through cutting the one-piece "union suit" underwear into separate top and bottom garments, with the top long enough to tuck under the waistband of the bottoms. By the Great Depression, the t-shirt was often the default garment to be worn when doing farm or ranch chores, as well as other times when modesty called for a torso covering but conditions called for lightweight fabrics.
Tee-shirts, with and without buttons, were adopted by miners and stevedores during the late 19th century as a convenient covering for hot environments.
T-shirts, as a slip-on garment without buttons, originally became popular in the United States when they were issued by the U.S. Navy during or following the Spanish American War. These were a crew-necked, short-sleeved, white cotton undershirt to be worn under a uniform. It became common for sailors and Marines in work parties, the early submarines, and tropical climates to remove their uniform "jacket", wearing (and soiling) only the undershirt.
Named the t-shirt due to the shape of the garment's outline, it soon became popular as a bottom layer of clothing for workers in various industries, including agriculture. The t-shirt was easily fitted, easily cleaned, were made in various colors and patterns and inexpensive, and for this reason it became the shirt of choice for young boys.
The most popular method of printing t-shirts is screen printing, however, the interest in direct to garment Printing (DTG) which is the process of using inkjet printers to print an image directly onto t-shirts without the use of screens like with screen printing, is increasing at a steady rate. In addition, DTG printing uses eco-friendly, water soluble ink, unlike some screen printing methods that layer Plastisol (a suspension of PVC particles in a plasticizer) on top of the t-shirt. The only requirement for DTG printing is for the image to be high resolution, resulting in photograph quality printing with no setup fee or minimums.