DRTE team up with friend and illustrator Arrogant Little Boy (A.L.B.) for their newest project, producing two T-shirts and a printed zine featuring A.L.B’s artwork.
The two tees – ‘Where Do Adults Come From?’ and ‘Spud Circle’ – come in white/black and black/white respectively, and both feature A.L.B’s hand scrawled illustrations on the chest. The whole release is themed around the idea of becoming an adult, and is best summed up by the artist himself:
“Somebody once told me where children come from. I don’t remember it but I know it happened, it was something I was taught. But no one’s ever told me where the adult I would turn into will come from? No one should tell you how to grow up. Growing up is all about learning and making mistakes. It’s a process. When you’ve stopped making mistakes that’s when you’re a grown up. It’s also when you’ve stopped learning. As a kid you meet these people a lot. They’re usually the ones telling you not to do that; or go there; or how you should be like them. Growing up takes forever if you do it right. Just keep doing the things that could go wrong. When I grow up I’m gonna be an Arrogant Little Boy.”
The imperfect illustraions themselves are similar to the sort of thing often seen from Lazy Oaf, and a departure from what we’re used to seeing from DRTE, but I like how it’s come together – the “Where Do Adults Come From?” shirt definitely made me laugh. Both designs are available now, and come packaged with a free zine and something from Arrogant Little Boy’s ‘box of creative crap’… Intrigued? Grab them now at DRTE.