Dylan XvX is another artist I came across through the Anti-Sweden Design Competition.
Here is Dylan’s backstory taken from his website.
“I am an activist, artist and printmaker. Growing up in the punk and hardcore scene of Northeast Pennsylvania, I began exploring forms of printmaking at a young age to create shirts and patches for friend’s bands, as well as my own, using cardboard stencils and spray paint. Through this basic method of image making, I was able to teach myself crude, basic screen-printing. Since then I have earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in printmaking from Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, NY.
My work is made primarily through techniques of screen-printing, woodcut, and drawing, exploring occultism, as well as the relationships, and continually growing distance, between humans and the natural world.”
I find it quite interesting that the competition entries for the Anti-Sweden competition were so diverse as they seem to have a niche that they are trying to fit into. Dylan’s piece was the eventual winner of the competition and it must have been a difficult decision for the judges as all the designs work so well as t-shirts and as stand alone designs.
Well done to Dylan and the t-shirt is now available for pre-order.