BELIEVE IT OR NOT

Junkprints has haters.  It's true, I get the occassional slack for my collage style. You know, traditional illustrators thinking that I lack skill with a pen an paper. But that's alright, the haters keep ya on yer toes. The ironic part is that I always start w/ a pen a paper. How else could I organize all this junk in my head? So I've decided to let ya'll know what's up w/ my process. The following are some starter sketches for merch and my designs. Enjoy!

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TODAY’S WORD IS ‘NARCISSISM’

nar⋅cis⋅sism –noun 1.inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. 2. Psychoanalysis. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development. I think that we are all narcissistic. We could have never agreed to terms of normality without some narcissism. Narcissism is what we use to gauge our aesthetics,  social groups, and general behavior. It's the reason why folks of color are constantly feel like they are under represented/ mis-represented in the media. We want something to identify with, not tokenism or sidekicks. Things are changing and that's good. But it's wild that Obama is considered Black and not white...when he's both. I guess it's because of the U.S.'s narcissism views. Ya'll know I try and design with social relevance so I present to you Matilda. She's prob not gonna save the world or patch up the economy but She's cute, silly, is made in my own image (just like you to J.C .some would say), and I relate to her. Hope you do too.

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