4 Feb 2014
This rather handsome beast on the rashguard is a unicorn I drew for popular cult fightwear brand Pony Club Grappling Gear (PCGG).
You can buy it here - http://www.rollmore.com/pony-grap-rg.html
The official website is here - http://www.ponyclubgrapplinggear.com/
but it is down until the owners are settled in their new home in Abu Dhabi.
The Facebook page and Instagram accounts are active however.
I designed the unicorn because...well, because who doesn't like unicorns? I conceived the idea of one side being the day time and the other side would be a night time. I quite like that idea of 'the last unicorn' standing heroically come night or day, guarding the good, fighting the evil. Or something like that.
Anyway, it was a super fun project and gave me a chance to really let the creative juices flow. I like to mix the kitsch with the cute with the fierce - a strange hybrid of emotions granted but then the fight game is a strange sport anyway one could say!
I'm pretty pleased with the way the colours and the lines were printed on the rashguard. I drew the unicorn entirely in Adobe Illustrator based on my rough pencil sketches. In actual fact the unicorn art was first printed on a pair of PCGG tights:-
I don't have a pair of the tights but here is a photo of a blogger Slideyfoot wearing his pair of Unicorn tights:
You can read more about Pony Club Grappling Gear in this interview here - http://okkimonosblog.com/interview-with-reem-of-pony-club-grappling-gear/