I was asked by France-based fightwear brand Pride or Die to create a t-shirt for their company. The result is the Inner Demons t-shirt and features a 7-colour screenprint based on a twist to vintage Japanese samurai art.

You can buy it on the Pride or Die website here.





Pride or Die focus on the mainstream MMA audience, so this assignment was a good chance for me to work on something outside the grappling and BJJ community. The client wanted something traditional and samurai based, but they stipulated the main character must be their mascot skull demon character and he must wear the bandana around his mouth.

Here are more photos:-

Tee front features giant kanji, the character is the word for 'samurai'.

The back print features my artwork and is a screenprint with 7 ink colours (most tees have 3 or 4).

Chunky hangtag with each t-shirt, the tee itself is a premium quality cotton tee with a regular fit.

Woven label featuring my dragon artwork. It's the same dragon as on the samurai skull's forearm tattoo.

Close in detail of the back print.

My early draft sketch

Thanks to Pride or Die for the commission.

Visit their Facebook page here.



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3 comments:

Sha said...

Great illustration as always! That being said, I'm not sure if it's on purpose or if it's a variant I don't know, but the "samurai" character looks pretty strange.

Or at least, it's different from how it's usually written in a few places.

Meerkatsu said...

Possibly. The kanji wasn't anything to do with me. I only supplied the back artwork.

Meerkatsu said...

Possibly. The kanji wasn't anything to do with me. I only supplied the back artwork.