Thursday, June 25, 2009

YGB my ass...

















So i was watching TV the other day and see this really cool competion on channel O, it stated: "Make your own *YGB t-shirt, and stand a chance of becoming a VIP at the Channel O Music Video Awards. Simply log in below to get started."


*YGB- Young Gifted and Black, its a really dope campaign aimed at 'fueling the dreams of a new generation, making them realise their potential, their beauty and their strength'.

I got so psyched up and went straight to my sketch book, see, i've always loved Tshirt/poster/album cover art, its a culture i feel part of! Plus its something i want to do in future (as a side thing), so might as well start here.
I've made my own posters and CD covers (for my countless bootlegs and also due to the lack of affordable original 'stuff'), even printed shirts at school before, so i already had loads of ideas running through my head...
YOUNG GIFTED AND...
Black, Blessed, Beautiful, Brown, Broken, Broke...(LoL)
Workin' it!...or...Strugling, Poetic, Soulful, Gangsta, KickAss, Undiscovered, Revolutionary, Inspired, Loaded (clickclick BOOM)...i could come up with them all day!



A section of my sketch book:


And this is what i settled on, as a possible final piece (without the afro yet)...How i was gonna print that on a Tee, dont ask, it was work in progress...i did have a few ideas on where to begin...

It would make a dope Tee right?
Too bad it wont happen!
I loged in and one of the terms and conditions were:
"This competition is only open to persons who are citizens of, or residents in, South Africa"

UGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

so much for inspiring "young african artists"...more like "young SOUTHafrican artists"!!

major bummer!
:-(

7 comments:

Robyn said...

plis go on with your campaign.
An idea can change your life.

Sarah said...

ahhhh that sucks!
i would totally buy that t-shirt! pretend that you're from SA ;)

Ugandan girl said...

oh my i hate it, when after the excited..but i will so buy the T-Shirt..xx my girl

sleek said...

u really love ur art..But that last sketch loses the YGB in the melee. It had to be in S.A..you could do rounds and get a local version of that thingi

streetsider said...

well you are definately gifted,

the emrys said...

can i have the first sketch, pweeeeze!!!!

MBJMANO said...

yh i've seen hem tees- the finishd product wuz prty gud (peep a video frm sum guy called Proverb, the tees r allover the place)- bt yh, it's sumthng u cud always do- jus make sur u hav a graphics program (not Paint) so u cn actually get ur head arnd an actual final product- then do research, peep sites with tees (karmaloop.com, par example), c hw it goes- if nigas r xenofobic, do something 4 here- babaluku's got Bavubuka (it's actually tangible- Alim's selling them)