Monday, August 31, 2009

Wave Five T Shirt Release

Wave No.5 due out August 31 2009

Black Queen's Knight by Simon Sherry
White King's Pawn by Scott Robinson
King's Rook's Pawn by Simon Sherry
White Queen by tbo

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Black Army Bishop - Part 2

No one questioned the Shaman, even the King let it do what it wanted most times unchallenged.
There was good reason for this, the Shaman was mad.
Not angry mad but loopy, few sheep short in the paddock, stark raving type of mad.
Having dual personalities didn’t help the situation, especially when half male the other female.
It was always in conflict with itself and ironically only ever felt whole when it could split its personalities and fight for its master and mistress on the glorious battle field.
But since there were usually decades between each challenge the Shaman continued to dual internally with itself to do what made it happy and upset itself at the same time..
It was a lonely existance.
Since both personalities of the Shaman hated each other with a passion this internal seething resentment and anger to either go out shopping with girls or play poker with the guys had driven the dark magician insane.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The White Queen , Her Bishop and the University of the Gears.

The steps to leading up to the University doors were imposing, they’d even have an air of respect it weren’t for the dog turds everywhere.
The Queen’s Bishop was witnessing first hand one of his greatest triumphs and failures in one hit.
Having pioneered gene slicing and genetic engineering, as Dean of the University his most brilliant achievement had been to create his Lone Wolf battalion.
A genetic combination of human and wolf, years of trials had created the most fierce and loyal fighters outside of the King’s own personal guard.
The only problem was that no matter how he tried , even after giving the Werehounds the power of free will, speech, the ability to educate themselves and breed, the Bishop still couldn’t stop them from going to the toilet wherever it suited them.

The Bishop who was the military chief of the Werehounds was also responsible for their mess and the King’s Bishop was always there to remind him of the consequences of playing with God’s tools.
Angel’s were just so damn self-righteous.
Continue reading here.............

Friday, August 21, 2009

Game Of Kings Artist Interview: Jordan Clarke

Jordan Clarke is another member of the Game of Kings collaboration.
Jordan is almost a foundation member of Red Bubble coming aboard in the very early days. Her style of Graphic design is both eye catching and original and was a perfect choice for the myriad of styles that make up the mix that is Game of Kings

Thanks for this Jordan, could you start by telling us a little about yourself ?
No worries! Well, I finished studying graphic design back in 2006. It was a great course and I met some amazing people – but by the end I realised that I didn’t really want to be a graphic designer. I’d stared experimenting with graphic illustration in the last few weeks of the course – something just clicked and I knew I’d found my direction.
Now I’m trying to combine traditional techniques with digital – I’m not sure where I fit in yet – but I’m loving the whole process. I’m also working on some new tee designs which I have big plans for. One day I hope I can make a comfortable living out of my artwork!

Which artists influence or inspire you?
My two all time favourites are Frida Kahlo and Cindy Sherman. I love Kahlo’s bold, colourful and emotionally raw paintings. Sherman’s self-portrait photos have really cool themes and I love that she does it all herself.
More recently I’ve been really influenced by Shepard Fairey – his work has made me think about my own early work and how I can push it to the next level through screen-prints and stencils. I’m also influenced by Gil Elvgren’s quintessential pin-ups – especially seeing some of the original photos he used to reference. And of course I’m hugely influenced and inspired by tattoo art and digital collage (which is evident in my portfolio!).
Continue reading here.......

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wave Four Release

Due out week starting 17th August 2009
White Queen's Rook's Pawn by sjem
Black Queen's Bishop by Simon Sherry
White Kings Rook by Lily M
Black Queen's Rook's Pawn by Simon Sherry

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Third wave Release

Wave three due for TShirt release 3 August 2009

1. White King's Knight by No Frills Art
2. Black King's Bishop by Simon sherry
3. Black King's Knight's Pawn by Simon Sherry
4. White Queen's Knight's Pawn by Jordan Clarke

Monday, August 3, 2009

setting of the board

The setting of the board - Click on character for details