Every Morning In Africa
It Doesn't Matter Whether You're A Lion Or A Gazelle
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
- Christopher McDougall
I think this quote represents some ideas that everybody should be reminded of on a daily basis. I created this self-initiated crafts project in its honour where my Ndebele-inspired forms serve as iconic marks printed on the chest side of a T Shirts. They brand all those who believe in and serve the quote printed on the back.
Letter by letter the quote was cut out to create a stencil
Letters. Letters. Letters.
Ready Stencil
The masked stencil on the screen
Clean Up Time
Destroying the Stencil
Washing it all away
Printing the front Ndebele-inspired marks
Ready for Print
Stars for Africa
Dots. Dots. Dots
Set Up Tools ready for print
More Dots. Dots. Dots.
Some colour overlayed and some cutout
Clean Up time
More Ndebele-Inspired marks
The canvas is ready for the next colour
Second colour printed
First half of the Ndebele-inspired marks printed
The final T Shirts : Front
The final T Shirts : Front
The final T Shirts : Back
The final T Shirts : Back
The final T Shirts : Back
If you're into making some silkscreen tees yourself, have a look at more hands-on projects at T Shirts At Last! and More T shirts At Last!
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