Concept / Illustration / Design / Art Direction / Photography
The brief was to design a range of four t-shirts for the Autumn/Winter collection of Hero & Cape, a hand-illustrated, screen-printed clothing company. The client wanted a more masculine feel than their current range and the only limitation was that the designs had to be hand-drawn and to use the name of the company as a starting point. I researched not just modern comic mythology but also classic mythology.
I based the design around the first comic super hero: Superman. I liked the idea of focusing on the one thing that can stop Superman, his only weakness: Kryptonite.
I looked at photos of minerals, crystals and diamonds, as I liked the sharp geometric shapes. I pencilled a stone arrow shape, shaded areas to give depth and then when it came to printing I used glow in the dark green ink.