OK so our 3rd exhibition POP SCREEN TEE was a raging success and the Taran-Tee-No theme was a crowd pleaser and gave everyone something to delve into, research and have fun with. I think between all of you we probably had the biggest drain on Tarantino movies in every DVD store and downloads in Sydney in history.
For those just coming across the Taran-Tee-No Comp for the first time here is the 2 minute intro you need. POP SCREEN TEE is a comp and exhibition organised by Print Edition to give people the world over a place to show their art on T-shirts. The rules were basically hand screen printed T-shirts in the theme of anything Tarantino inspired. It could have been a scene from a film of his executed to perfection photographically or a 1 colour illustration of a character or a line of dialogue or a quote … literally, the idea was that he always interprets popular culture into film – we have the opportunity to re-interpret in the same way while making t-shirts.
So the highlights were –
Print Edition secured the Vic Hotel in Enmore as the venue. The Vic is the most happenning street art inspired pub in Sydney with packed houses and a massive deck and carpark and was perfect for us.
We Officially launched the Comp at Young Henrys Brewery to the sights of Rock Screen Paper 1 & 2 Exhibitions being hung on the walls for 2 months
POP SCREEN TEE – got it’s first Major Sponsors in Anvil Knitwear & Superior Activwear Gildan T-shirts
Taran-Tee-No’s REVENGE Beer brewed and launched at Young Henrys Brewery and on to the ‘Bank’ Hotel for after party to the tunes of ‘The Gypsy Dirtbags’ Tarantino inspired set.
Judges confirmed as Blair Sayer (Mambo, Watermark (latest work at the time of writing was the new Neil Young Poster)), Ben Brown (Ben Brown / Nirvana / Pearl Jam poster everything style artist) & Jimmy Conneely (Love Police / everything).
The Blair Sayer designed T-shirt and Poster was launched with all proceeds to our Major Beneficiary ‘The Reach Foundation’
Prize money was over $6k with $3k to the winner and loads of other prizes including mentor style prizes and loads of recognition and massive exhibition for all players.
The main event at the Vic Hotel was visited and experienced by approx 1000 people with a documentary filmed and currently being edited which will chronicle the day.
Winners were –
1st – John Faulkner – Marcellus
2nd – Karl Tagle – Minds Eye
3rd – Amy Bean Hanks – Pei Mei